Portland, Oregon is a city under constant siege. Every week, we hear about Antifa terrorists roaming around its downtown core and trying to burn down the courthouse. Last year, Trump supporter Aaron “Jay” Danielson was brutally murdered in cold blood by an Antifa terrorist in Portland.
Christians and conservatives are regularly harassed, beaten, and verbally abused by basement-dwelling leftists on Portland’s drug-infested, dirty streets. However, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is scared. He’s already been accosted by Antifa in public and doesn’t want a fight.
Plus, he wants to virtue signal. That’s why his city’s latest move has nothing to do with keeping residents safe and everything to do with left-wing virtue signaling.
Portland Planning to Boycott Texas Goods and Services
The Portland City Council is planning to do an “emergency” ruling that will block all products and services from Texas. Why Texas? The Lone Star state recently passed a law banning any abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Unborn babies can have a heartbeat as early as six weeks. Wheeler and Portland also won’t let any municipal employee of the city travel to Texas or do any business with it in an official capacity.
In other words, Portland wants to virtue signal and feel upset because Texas is protecting unborn life. In fact, the resolution which they plan to put forward on Sept. 8 calls the Texas life law “unconstitutional.”
You know, because the left has so much respect for constitutional rights like the Second Amendment and free speech…
Portland City Council to vote on ending trade/travel with Texas in response to abortion restrictions.
“The law doesn’t consider health/safety/well-being of the woman, violates separation of church & state, & forces women to carry pregnancies against their will.”#BoycottTexas pic.twitter.com/OEDxrpSafB
— Arctic Friend (@FriendEden100) September 3, 2021
The New Texas Law
The new Texas law went into effect recently. It’s part of ongoing excellent leadership from Texas Governor Greg Abbott who’s also done great things protecting our southern border from cartels and illegal immigrants.
The new law bans abortion when a heartbeat is detected, except if the woman will die without an abortion. This will make approximately nine out of every ten abortions which have been previously allowed in Texas illegal.
Portland’s new resolution says they respect others to make the “decision” about abortion and therefore will not respect Texas taking away that “decision.”
As more red and purple states move towards similar laws as Texas, we are likely to see a growing pattern of Balkanization where blue states begin basically separating off and passing boycotts and more.
Meanwhile, sane-minded blue state residents are doing what they can to begin getting out of these communist crap zones.
Oregon's indoor face-covering requirement is in effect as of today. Please join me in making a commitment to protect those around us by wearing a mask at all times while indoors. https://t.co/yCXwvyL35V
— Mayor Ted Wheeler (@tedwheeler) August 13, 2021
The Bottom Line
The bottom line is that Portland can pass any boycott they want. If they choose to boycott the Lone Star state, then all the better. We can all see them when they take their mask off.
This encourages any conservatives to also move away, which is good. Places like Portland used to be beautiful. Now they’re just broken.