|We've all heard the mendacity ad nauseum...mention the Ten Commandments, the Judeo-Christian Bible or prayer on public property...the deafening shrieks of: SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE (NOT in the constitution, but rather in a letter from Jefferson to the Danbury Baptist Assoc. to allay their concerns over the First Amendment).
Then comes Oklahoma SQ 755, banning Sharia Law in the state. It was passed by the voters and then something stupefying occurred...the American Bar Association and the NYCBAR (New York City Bar Association) had an epiphany...
They became warriors for Allah!!!
That's right...the first criticism from the NYCBAR came in late December of last year. In their report, THE UNCONSTITUTIONALITY OF OKLAHOMA REFERENDUM 755, the NYCBAR stated: That the amendment “will make conducting business and personal affairs more difficult not only for people who may choose to observe rules or principles based upon Sharia, but for all who have personal or business relationships with those people, including the more than 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide. As drafted, it will also needlessly reject the use of the law of other states by Oklahoma courts even in cases with no relation to Sharia law. The Question’s prohibition against consideration of ‘international law’ will confuse and complicate legal matters in Oklahoma for all those whose personal and business affairs relate to international affairs or matters in other countries. And in our globally-connected world, many of us have foreign and international involvements we are unaware of, including the entity that owns our own business or holds our mortgage. No state should so isolate its entire population, and denigrate a segment of its population that is entitled to the full protection of U.S. and State law.”
My, my...what a religious awakening! And for such a strict and draconian ideology. But wait... it doesn't end there...
Less than a week ago, the American Bar Association (ABA) decided to champion the fight for Sharia law. The ABA’s Executive Counsel “has organized a Task Force to review the legislation of 14 states — Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming — in which anti-Sharia legislation has been introduced.”
Wait...do I hear an Allah Akbar from the halls of justice?
Now realize that Sharia Law calls for the imposition of theocracy over democracy, abuse of human rights, institutionalized discrimination, denial of human dignity and individual autonomy, and severity of its punishments. Including stoning for women accused of adultery, hanging of those in the homosexual lifestyle, polygamy, maiming those caught stealing, etc.
ALL based on religion and the Quran...Islam's holy book.
Is ABA/NYCBAR conflicted over the history of their sacred mantra of 'separation of church and state'?
Are they experiencing 'Separation anxiety'??
So, then I guess their bold move, in favor of religion, means they will be revisiting the issue of allowing prayer in the schools and the displaying of the Ten Commandments in public venues, right?
Because to do otherwise would be inequity and the pinnacle of hypocrisy. And they could NEVER be accused of that, could they...?
Shalom through strength...