Oklahoma bans the 10 commandments

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    OKlahoma passed the unconstitutional ban on Sharia law. I wonder if they realized that the 10 commandments are part of Sharia law and are now banned....

    what a bunch of morons
     
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    You misunderstand the law, as you probably havent read it. Sharia and other law structures outside of code are only banned from being used as a basis for legal decsions. As most of the things covered by the last 7 commandments are already covered under local and federal law, this really isnt an issue.

    I would think most progressive aethiest types would love this sort of thing and support it.
     
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    It's called separation of church and state. They're saying Shiria law cannot trump constitutional law the same way Roman Catholic law cannot trump constitutional law. :cuckoo:
     
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    If the Ten Commandments are part of the Quran, would these Sharia law enthusiasts not be in violation of their own religion? Maybe the part about "Thou shall not kill"?
     
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    The correct translation of the Hebrew in the Bible is: "Thou shall not murder".

    The Quran is also against murder. :cool:
     
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    Looks like overkill to me.

    The US Constitution already puts any faith laws of any kind well under state and Federal laws.

    Seems to me someone was trying to score some political points by passing some tuff talk bs.
     
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    Joseph Thai, a professor at the University of Oklahoma's College of Law, said the ballot measure is "an answer in search of a problem." He said he knows of no other state that has approved similar measures.

    "There is no plausible danger of international law or Sharia law overtaking the legal system," Thai said in an e-mail to The Associated Press. He said courts only consider international law when deciding issues involving a federal treaty, a business contract or a will that incorporates international law.

    Thai said the ballot measure "raises thorny church-state problems as well" and could even affect a state judge's ability to consider the Ten Commandments.

    "The Ten Commandments, of course, is international law. It did not originate in Oklahoma or the United States," Thai said.

    Rick Tepker, a law professor at the University of Oklahoma School of Law believes the "Save Our State" constitutional amendment may have the unwanted side effect of preventing judges from referencing the Ten Commandments. Tepker called the measure "a mess."


    and this is a state that wants the 10 commandments on the state capitol grounds...
    maybe they should put a sign next to them saying "invalid due to Oklahoma voters stupidity"
     
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    Well OK did pass a law a while back allowing 6 yr olds to marry I think.
     
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    You have to understand that with all the Muslims running around Oklahoma (I think there were four at the last count) people have a reason to be afraid
     

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