Oklahoma Strikes Back Against Sharia Law
Oklahoma is well-known as the place where the wind comes whistling off the plains. But most of the country, including most of the state's population, is unaware of its status as a hotbed of seditious activity by radical Islamists. But now families in that great state can rest easy that their legislators are working hard to outlaw sharia law – next month Oklahoma voters will vote on a ballot measure designed to outlaw sharia law, a form of law that would never be permitted under the U.S. Constitution, in the state.
This will, of course provide additional assurances that the state's Muslim citizens, who comprise .81 percent of the state's population, will be unable to hijack the government in the dead of night. Republican State Rep. Rex Duncan's "preemptive strike" against Islamic law is the first of what is sure to be a new “first strike” legislative mentality among congressional representatives. After all, if Duncan can “...see this in the future somewhere in America” and bring the matter to voters, what's to stop others from bringing forth other ballot measures aimed at stopping clear and present dangers such as”
- The awakening of dread Cthulhu and the Old Ones
- The raising of zombies by voodoo priests (it's documented fact that this increases the risk of zombie apocalypse)
- Creating robots that may eventually rise up and overthrow their masters
- The adoption of the Vietnamese Dong as our national currency
- The eventual demise of the Sun (which, in several billion years will go supernova and flash fry the Earth)
At issue isn't the fact that most rational people in the world have no desire to live under sharia law. The issue is that the highest law in the land, the U.S. Constitution already expressly forbids the adoption of sharia law, or any system of religious law, for that matter.
This is another example of lawmakers capitalizing on paranoia and irrational fears to shore up their credentials as tough on terrorism in a decidedly conservative state. And when the fears you're playing off of only involve .81 percent of the population, and an even lower percentage of registered voters, it's a pretty safe bet. So while unemployment may be high, our bank-owned homes will be safe and sound from radical Islam in our backyards.