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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 10:12 PM

Florida Anti-Semitism Bill Bans Criticism of Israel

Critics Say Anti-Semitism Bill Infringes On 1st Amendment By Banning Criticism Of Israel

By BRENDAN RIVERS • MAR 12, 2019

Critics of a Florida House bill that aims to crack down on anti-Semitism say the legislation is too narrow because it fails to address other forms of xenophobia and hate crimes, and that it violates the First Amendment by criminalizing legitimate criticisms of the State of Israel.

HB 741, which would specify that the term “religion” include anti-Semitism for purposes of the hate crime statute, among other things, passed unanimously in the Criminal Justice Subcommittee Tuesday morning.

The bill is sponsored by Representatives Randy Fine (R-Brevard County), who is Jewish, and Michael Caruso (R-Delray Beach). The cosponsors are Representatives Jason Fischer (R-Jacksonville), Chip LaMarca (R-Lighthouse Point) and Spencer Roach (R-North Fort Myers).

Rep. Fine told members of the Criminal Justice Subcommittee that he filed the bill in response to a recent uptick in anti-Semitism. “As we have seen in recent weeks, unfortunately, anti-Semitism is alive and well in this country,” he said. “You can see it in the mainstreaming of certain language that’s been used in Washington D.C.”

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 10:23 PM

1. They can not Constitutionally ban criticism of a country.

Violates Free Speech.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 10:24 PM

2. I thought we fought a war 200+ years ago so we wouldn't be swearing allegiance to another country

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Response to TendiesForBreakfast (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 10:29 PM

6. When did you take an Oath to Israel?

I thought not

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 10:55 PM

8. Yeah, I'd say your government punishing you for badmouthing Israel

is tantamount to a loyalty oath.

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Response to TendiesForBreakfast (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 11:07 PM

9. Of Course YOU would, but to Normal people it is not any such thing

One can badmouth Israel without resorting to nazi dog whistlewords and tropes.

Insinuating lack of Loyalty because one is a jew in the USA
Insinuating Jews care only for money
Insinuating Jews control everything is the same shit those nazi fucktards like Streicher used to say


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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 04:51 PM

12. Dual citizenship by its very nature implies loyalty to the other nation

Instead of screaming Nazi, maybe come up with a reasonable explanation for why Jewish people comprise a disproportionate number of media and financial CEOs.

Hell, you can even say it's due to higher IQ and community educational and career assistance, and it would be better than just calling everyone who asks an antisemite.

Or did you think that simply telling people to stop asking wasn't itself fuel on the conspiracy theorists' fire?

And for the hundredth time, yes, the government exacting punishment on you or your business for not being willing to do business with another country for whatever reason is tantamount to forcing you to swear a loyalty oath to that country.

No such law exists for any other country with similar demographic homogeneity. Not Saudi Arabia, not Norway, not Japan, only Israel.

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:36 PM

13. Right on target this time B3A

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 10:26 PM

3. anti-Semites and haters will writhe in agony.

methinks the "criticism of Israel part" is just hate-code for anti-BDS language.

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 10:37 PM

7. Actually they most likely welcome nonsense such as this as it shines light on the

blatant hypocrisy of favoring another nation over their own.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 10:27 PM

4. So Florida will be protecting Jews like Canada and the UK protects moslems.......got it.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 10:28 PM

5. Vlad has a Sad

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:39 AM

10. ...and the cuckservatives celebrate violating the 1st amendment

naturally

I don't want to see these fake ass free speech warriors ever say another word about Twitter censorship or DU being an echo chamber blah blah, because anyone who supports this completely forfeits standing to complain about muh free speech.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:41 AM

11. Lie. No it doesn't

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Response to TheyLostTheirForums (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:38 PM

14. Yes, it does.

1st Amendment. Right at the beginning of the Bill of Rights.

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