Politics enters Hurricane relief as a city organization demands virtual fealty towards Israel before disbursing funds
Much of the news regarding fraud in the distribution of Hurricane relief has primarily come from Puerto Rico and the rumors that certain politicians have held back supplies from people who may not have voted for them.¬† But in an absolutely shocking piece of news coming out of the state of Texas, one organization tied to the city of Dickson is demanding applicants for relief grants to virtually swear fealty to Israel before being accepted and eligible to receive funds.
Residents in a Houston suburb will not receive funds donated for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts if they support boycotting Israel, according to a funding application form issued in the wake of the devastating storm.
The city of Dickinson, Texas,¬†told¬†individuals and businesses on Monday that they are now accepting applications for ‚Äúgrants from the fund generously donated to the Dickinson Harvey Relief Fund‚ÄĚ for storm damage repair.
In order to apply for the grant, however, applicants must agree to a number of clauses, one of which is asserting that they do not boycott Israel.
‚ÄúBy executing this Agreement below, the Applicant verifies that the Applicant: (1) does not boycott Israel; and (2) will not boycott Israel during the term of this Agreement,‚ÄĚ read the¬†application form. ‚Äď¬†Russia Today
One has to wonder if the people who donated to this relief fund were told in advance that there would be caveats on the distribution of their charity money tied around one’s like or dislike of Israel.
It is very unfortunate that disaster and tragedy quite often become opportunities for public officials to either commit fraud, or in the case of Dickson, TX, impose a political ideology on the people that is opposed strenuously by the Constitution.¬† And perhaps we could go and ask former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin about this, once he leaves his prison cell following his fraud and theft conducted in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Kenneth Schortgen Jr¬†is¬†a writer for¬†The Daily Economist,¬†Secretsofthefed.com,¬†Roguemoney.net, and¬†Viral Liberty, and hosts¬†the popular¬†youtube podcast¬†on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.¬†Ken can also¬†be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on the¬†Angel Clark radio show.