10 April, 2021

This is Stupid and Un-American. We Cannot Allow Political Extortion Like this to Continue

Biden endorses moving MLB All-Star Game out of Georgia – POLITICO

President Joe Biden on Wednesday said he would "strongly support" moving the Major League Baseball All-Star Game out of Atlanta in response to Georgia's newly passed voting law that critics say restricts voting access.

"I think today's professional athletes are acting incredibly responsibly," Biden told ESPN's Sage Steele in an interview. "I would strongly support them doing that. People look to them. They're leaders."

Biden's comments joined a growing chorus of voices that have called on the MLB to move its marquee summertime game out of Cobb County, as part of a larger effort to boycott organizations headquartered in the state that have remained silent on the voting rights issue, as well as major sporting events, including golf's annual Masters Tournament.

This is extortion. This is using economic power to alter laws you don’t agree with. We have a number of just ways to alter laws in America. If MLB wants to lobby their beliefs to the state legislature and the residents of Georgia, they can do so. If they want to take the state of Georgia to court, they can do so.

What they cannot be allowed to do is to blackmail Georgia into changing their laws.

The fact that such as thing is supported by the President of the United States is despicable. His term can’t end soon enough.

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