In 1980 American jurist Harry Kalven, Jr. coined the term “Heckler’s Veto,” which means means, in its strictest sense, when an acting party’s right to freedom of speech is curtailed or restricted by the government in order to prevent a reacting party’s bad or dangerous behavior. In a slightly broader sense it occurs whenever a person or group self-censor in order to avoid a reacting party’s bad or dangerous behavior.
Yield For Sneakers’ Bacon!
What they’re experiencing in the small Vermont town of Winooski is even worse though. It’s the terrorist’s veto.
Last week, Sneakers Bistro and Cafe removed a sign reading “Yield for Sneakers Bacon” from a garden at the Winooski Rotary because a Muslim woman complained about its existence, claiming that as one of the large number of Muslims in this small town it personally offended her.
Be assured that Sneakers only removed the sign out of fear of reprisals and attacks by those Muslims in and around Winooski, VM. Hence, this is a Terrorist’s Veto since censorship, dhimmitude, and compliance with whims and sense of “offense” of Muslims is being enforced through fear of bad behavior on the part of Muslims.
One must remember that there is no difference between the Muslims that would protest and blockade Sneakers, those such as CAIR who would engage in Paper Terrorism and lawfare against them, and those who would engage in violence against them. There all the same except in methodology and they all seek the same disgusting and pernicious goals.