A state senator in Oklahoma is proposing legislation to prevent “liberal judges” from imposing Sharia law on the state. No, this is not from The Onion.
Oklahoma State Senator Rex Duncan (R) is pushing for a ballot measure that would prohibit courts from considering international or sharia law when deciding cases. He says the measure is a “preemptive strike” against “liberal judges” who want to “undermine those founding principles” of America.
The “Save Our State” amendment would require Oklahoma courts to use state and federal laws only when ruling, and Duncan explained on MSNBC today that he wants to ensure “that our courts are not used to undermine those founding principles, and turn Oklahoma into something that our founding fathers and our great grandparents wouldn’t recognize.”
He said that “Oklahomans recognize that America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles,” and that his measure “is a pre-emptive strike to make sure that liberal judges don’t take to the bench in an effort to use their position to undermine” those principles by considering international or sharia law.
When asked if there was a danger of judges doing this, Duncan maintained that though it hasn’t happened yet, “it’s not just a danger. It’s a reality.”
“This is a war for the survival of America,” he said.
His next legislative piece of brilliance will be to ban giant asteroids from striking the Earth.