Senate Forbids Israel Boycott – Is It Constitutional?

The first Senate bill of the year has taken on those who seek to boycott Israel over its treatment of Palestinians. In a complicated maneuver, the Senate has voted to allow states to boycott the boycotters. Is it a free speech/First Amendment issue? Supporters of the bill say no. Many civil libertarians disagree. We weigh both sides of the argument in today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:

Reprinted from The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity.

7 thoughts on “Senate Forbids Israel Boycott – Is It Constitutional?”

  1. Doesn’t really matter if it’s constitutional or not, there’s too much money involved to care about right or wrong; J.F. Kennedy cared, and we all know the consequence of that disobedience. Just like the way Trump moved our Embassy to Jerusalem to stop beating around the bush, maybe he should have all the Palestinians exterminated next week so that we can stop pretending that the extinction of the Palestinians is the only viable solution to Israel’s problem, and has been long before the rise of the National Socialist German Worker’s Party.

  2. Is it constitutional?
    The ‘parchment barrior’ no longer restrains the actions of the 21st century american imperial state in any substantive way. The deep state controlled government of this country is motivated only by the transient current whims of the powerful and absolutely nothing else. The founders political experiment is an utterly dead failure.

  3. The only ones heading down a “slippery slope” are those who want to harm the state of Israel as prophesied in Zechariah 12:3: “And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.”

    This includes anyone who opposes those who wish to protect the Jewish people, Dr. Rand.

    1. Many think the Jewish People need to be protected from their current leaders. The wanton slaughter of innocent demondtrsters in Gaza, and the West Bank too paints those responsible in very bad light. Murder of unarmed young and weak protesters only destroys any legitimacy the Jewish state ever had.. Bringing the brutality & hate from 1930s Germany to the Holy lands won’t help anyone except the grave diggers…

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