I know, I know, it's Texas. But still.
In the hurricane battered town of Dickinson, 30 miles southeast of Houston, disaster relief comes with some pretty weird strings. Those applying have to commit to not boycotting Israel.
The city of Dickinson, Texas recently posted applications online for relief grants "from the funds that were generously donated to the Dickinson Harvey Relief Fund," the city's website says. The application, however, includes a provision requiring applicants to promise not to boycott Israel.
Section 11 of the four page document is titled: "Verification not to Boycott Israel".
The city attorney for Dickinson told a local television station he was only following a state law forbidding state agencies from doing business with Israel boycotters.
That's what happens when you skip straight to the 2nd Amendment without reading the 1st.
"Anti-Israel policies are anti-Texas," Abbott said at the bill's signing. "We will not tolerate such actions against an important ally."
How the law would apply to individuals seeking disaster relief - rather than businesses seeking contracts - is unclear.