Minimizing the Reach of Government
Like others who post to this blog, I am generally not in favor of academic boycotts. But I don’t have the same reservations about economic boycotts. But, ultimately, my different attitudes toward the two types of boycotts may amount to a distinction without a real difference because I would not try to eliminate anyone else’s right to engage in either type of boycott.
The following item has been distributed by the Cleveland chapter of the JVP, or Jewish Voice for Peace:
“Have you heard that the Ohio House is trying to pass a bill to boycott companies that support the BDS Movement?
“Here’s what’s happening: Since March legislators from both parties have been promoting HB 476, which would prohibit any state agency from contracting with a company that boycotts or divests from Israel. The bill, should it become law, is almost certainly unconstitutional and would create all kinds of problems…
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