I say Nay to this not because I approve of Hamas’ behavior but because I have serious trust issues when it comes to this administration and its supporters in Congress. The radical right winger Joe Wilson is certainly not to be trusted in my book. This is the guy who interrupted President Obama’s speech by screaming “you lie”. And yet, where are his calls for truth now? Where is his reprimand of the liar-in-chief 45? Like this malignant administration, Joe Wilson is a hypocritical fraud and not to be trusted. As far as this bill goes, I think anyone with even the slightest capacity for discernment understands it is the bombs launched at Israel that concerns Mr. Wilson, not the lives of Palestinians who might be at risk. As a reminder, it is the incoming rather than the outgoing bombs that place the Palestinians at risk. So they are not at risk unless Israel chooses to launch bombs in their direction. Look, the Middle East is a mess. Everybody over there needs to quit terrorizing everyone else. I do consider Hamas’ behavior wrong and many of their actions to be acts of terrorism. That said, there are reasons they have resorted to such behavior, and it’s not just a bad attitude. Israel has contributed more to the conflict than to the pursuit of peace in the area and they have done so with largely religiously justified support from the United States. Additionally, maybe I’m missing something but I really don’t understand the practical benefit of the bill. What good does it do to sanction Hamas? Are we doing a lot of business with them now? Will sanctions change their behavior? What do we provide now beyond perhaps minimal humanitarian relief? Are we going to withdraw or withhold that? If so, who’s choosing to put Palestinian lives at risk now? This is at best a worthless bill and at worst a harmful one. Please don’t support it.