Spoke with Rabbi Cooper, Rabbi Hier, and Michele Alkin of @simonwiesenthal Center about @StateDept efforts to advance #religiousfreedom, an unalienable right all should cherish, and to combat anti-Semitism, a scourge all should fight. I am grateful for their work in these areas. pic.twitter.com/8iQ0Nw5BRF— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) October 18, 2019
Who says that conservative liberals can’t get anything done?
In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis, Sen. Rick Scott and the Florida state legislature have focused on removing Confederate monuments and traveling to Israel to sign a bill that criminalizes anti-Semitism. The Republican Congress spent the first half of this year accusing the Democrats of anti-Semitism and passing the anti-BDS bill for Sheldon Adelson.
“Rightwing activists are attempting to spread new laws across Republican-controlled states that would ban criticism on public university campuses of Israel and its occupation of Palestinian territory.
Pro-Israel and conservative lobbyists are encouraging state lawmakers to outlaw antisemitism in public education, from kindergarten through to graduate universities. But the proposed definition of antisemitism is so wide that, in addition to standard protections against hate speech towards Jews, it would also prohibit debate about the human rights violations of the Israeli government.
First amendment advocates see the potential spread of such laws as a major threat to free speech on campuses.
Among the activities that would be prohibited by the new laws are human rights investigations focusing specifically on Israel. Also banned would be any speech “demonizing Israel by … blaming Israel for all inter-religious or political tensions” or “delegitimizing Israel by … questioning Israel’s right to exist”.
Oh … so the goal now is to take what was done by all these cucks in Florida and try do it in every Red State in the South and Midwest? That’s the legislative agenda?
As bad as Blompf is on cucking to Jewish donors, these other cucks are unquestionably even worse. They give us nothing we want and use power solely to advance the interests of their donors. Blompf will occasionally do something good like declaring a national emergency to build the border wall and these people like Mitt Romney and David French will fight him every step of the way. They deserve a larger share of the attention, blame and criticism.