The Left screams about “cultural appropriation” all the time – but why do they throw OUR culture away any time it collides with another?
Shades of Ruth Bader-Ginsburg writ small and sideways. All over the Right side of the blogosphere I keep hearing whispers “are we heading towards a civil war”? It is quite obvious that this nation is split and I would agree that the crevice is becoming a chasm. The Right is going back to our American roots (e.g., the Constitution and the philosophy underpinning it) and the Left is insistent on adhering on latching on to foreign political ideas (again, what IS the difference between Democrats and Socialists). Our moralities are different (Judeo-Christian vs “if it feels good / anything BUT Judeo-Christian), our sense of independence / dependency is incompatible, our outlook on The Proper Role of Government are in different galaxies, and now – our Law (reformatted, emphasis mine):
Montana Democrats Vote Against Bill Banning Sharia Law, Call It ‘Repugnant’
Democrats in Montana have opposed a bill banning the use of foreign law in its state courts on the grounds that such legislation would target Muslims. Senate Bill 97, introduced by Keith Regier (R-Kalispell) bans the application of foreign law in Montana’s courts, with the debate particularly focused on Sharia Law, a form of Islamic law typically used in the Middle East.
Although the bill passed on party lines by 56-44, Democrats claimed it was designed to target Muslim communities.
“I think it sends a dangerous message to minority groups both here living in our state and wanting to come visit our state, just merely on the fact that you may be different,” said Rep. Shane Morigeau, D-Missoula, while debating the bill. “I truly believe this law is repugnant. I believe this is not who we are as Montanans.”
WHAT is so dangerous about American system adhering to American ideals and law?
Well, it isn’t who we are as Americans, either. My stand is that American courts should ONLY consider what is lawful under American Law. If a “minority” wishes to come to and be an American, then integrate and assimilate and that means acceptance of our culture, our way of life, our forms of governance, our societal norms – and our Law. If you wish to live under another judicial system, go ahead and leave to live in countries where Sharia Law IS the law of the land. Pretty much any Muslim majority nation is highly structured around Shariah Law – if that’s what toasts your cookies, go with my blessings.
However, this is another area that has fallen into the chasm. Integrate into our melting pot or just be that 3-D tossed salad in which multiculturalism demands that other cultures be held in higher esteem than our own?
Once again, we have a bright shiny distinction between those of us that live American ideals and those that are rather anti-American ideals.
And this was just petty:
Meanwhile, Rep. Ellie Hill Smith (D-Missoula) proposed a failed amendment to the bill to include a ban on both Sharia Law and the Law of Moses, in order to “show the state of Montana that it is not just about Islamic Law.”
“The courts have said that laws that single out certain religions violate the First Amendment,” Smith said, claiming that it was “peppered with anti-Muslim bigotry.” Another Democrat, Rep. Laurie Bishop (D-Livingston) urged legislators “not to forget the roots of this bill,” adding that “our children are watching.”
Yeah, telling them that ours is not worth a dang – surrender to that other culture. Sharia Law is not a “religion” per se. It IS, however, a legal framework of behavior and punishment that is a part of a political system. We’ve often said that, unlike Christianity, Islam is a political ideology wrapped up in religious trappings. Doubt me? Go do your homework and study how Muslim majority nations govern themselves (hey, here’s two easy ones – Iran and Saudi Arabia). And no, Christianity and Islam are not compatible no matter how many COEXIST bumper stickers you have on your car.
Meanwhile, Rep. Brad Tschida (R-Missoula) said the bill was an attempt to push back against a “constitution [that] is constantly under assault.”
Bills specifically targeting Sharia Law have passed in states such as North Carolina, Alabama, Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, South Dakota, and Tennessee. The bill will now be passed on to Gov. Steve Bullock (D) for signature or veto.
Funny, Democrats are the FIRST to scream from the roof tops of “Separation of church and State!!!”. Here, seemingly, Democrats are all too willing to embrace one that is incompatible with our basic principles.
BTW, what’s the over under that Bullock will veto it?
(H/T: Big Government)