Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Not In Oklahoma...

The skies will turn blue, the seasons will change, and Oklahoma will remain free of Sharia law.  Yes, this is of paramount concern to us all in the so-called heartland.  Not the economy.  No, the Saudis might take over Oklahoma.

Oklahomans vote on Sharia law ban

(CNN) – Looks like Oklahomans will not, repeat not, be subject to Sharia law anytime in the near future. Local media in the state, tonight, is reporting that ballot initiative SQ755, which bars state courts from using Islamic or international law, is on the path to approval– Yes votes outweighing Nos by more than two-to-one, with about 40-percent of the precincts in.

The outcome was never in doubt, but the measure's necessity was, and is. Constitutional scholars point out that Sharia law is religious law, and the first words of the First Amendment say, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion."

Still, the fact that it got on the ballot in the first place says a lot about what's on voters' minds.

Oh, yes, it says a lot about the people of Oklahoma and what is on their minds--namely, that they are out of their minds.  I cannot wait to see what the Southern Baptist Convention will be doing to get out the Republican vote in 2012.  Maybe a ban on voodoo, anything with the Spanish language in it, or how about just black people altogether?  How about a vote to ban the possibility that one day the Nebulans will colonize us and try to impose martian law on us?  Surely, that will save the lumpens for the rapture.  Never mind the 10% unemployment rate.

I wonder how many of these same white right/tea party folk would vote for a ban on all future religious/ecclesiastical authority based on the Bible?  Oh, I somehow think we would be hearing a different interpretation of the Establishment Clause then.

It is at times like this I lament that the natives did not finish us off when they had the chance.

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