WEB Notes: I do not care where you stand on the “isle”; left, right or in-between. This is not okay. These Senators are slime, period. Do not go telling me that is not nice talk. These people are trying to take away your right to protest and you are concerned with nice talk? How about truth? Here is the list of so called Senators, ensure you vote them out. We all have a right to boycott and protest whoever it is we want to protest, that is called “Freedom”.
In 1966, the NAACP of Claiborne County, Mississippi launched a boycott of several white-owned local businesses on the basis of racial discrimination.
It was so impactful that the local hardware store filed a lawsuit against the individuals and organizations who coordinated the boycott. After 10 long years of litigation, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled in favor of the white businesses and ordered the NAACP to pay for all their lost earnings.
Years later, in 1982, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-0 to overturn the lower court’s decision on the basis that nonviolent boycotts are a form of free speech protected by the First Amendment. In announcing the unanimous decision, Justice John Paul Stevens said, “One of the foundations of our society is the right of individuals to combine with other persons in pursuit of a common goal by lawful means.”