Topic: "Joad Family Reunion?"(6)
First, let us consider what we know.
Representative Rex Duncan (R-Sand Springs) authored a proposed amendment to the Oklahoma Consitution that would prohibit state courts from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases. The proposal received 70 percent of the vote resulting from the November 2nd election. Representative Duncan stated that this was not an attack on Muslims, rather it sought to prevent activist judges from relying on international or Islamic law when deciding legal cases.
US District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange issued a temporary restraining order blocking adoption of the proposed amendment pending the lawsuit filed by an Oklahoman named Muneer Awad. Mr. Awad stated that his "constitutional rights were being violated through the condemnation of my faith." He added that, "Today's ruling is a reminder of the strength of our nation's legal system and the protection it grants to religious minorities."
Representative Duncan, surprised by the decision, stated "It thwarts the will of the people."
Somewhere between 20,000 and 30,000 Muslims call Oklahoma "Home."
Now let us consider what we do not know.
Why would anyone call Oklahoma "Home"?
Why would anyone want to call Oklahoma "Home"?
If you spit straight up into the air on the western border of Oklahoma, will the saliva remain intact until it strikes something beyond the eastern border?
Do 30,000 Muslims think that Oklahoma resembles Saudi Arabia?
Has anyone quizzed their GPS in order to determine if one can drive around Oklahoma without passing through?
Is it true that Oklahomans think the "Magna Carta" is a 16-ounce tall boy?
Finally, we ask ourselves, would Mexico take back Texas if we threw in Oklahoma? Or would it be too much of a disincentive?