FLORIDA SENATE approves anti-sharia bill!

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Florida Senate votes 24 to 14 to approve American Laws for American Courts legislation.  

Vote by Full House on HB 903 is pending.

Thank you BNI Readers and Floridafamily.org for all your emails to the Senators supporting passage of the bill.

The Florida Senate has approved American Laws for American Courts legislation which would prohibit Sharia and other foreign laws.  The full senate voted voted 24 to 14 in favor of SB 386 titled Application of Foreign Law in Certain Cases at the third reading during the Monday, April 28, 2014 session.

This legislation, commonly known as American Laws for American Courts”, would prohibit Florida courts from considering certain provisions of foreign laws, including Islamic Sharia law, if such provisions are inconsistent with the Florida and United States of America Constitutions.

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If Florida courts accept provisions of Islamic Sharia law or other foreign laws or legal codes which are inconsistent with American laws it will undermine public policies enacted by our representative form of government and change our value system.

Here’s how they voted (totally on party lines):

Joseph Abruzzo  No Democrat 
Thad Altman  Yes Republican 
Aaron Bean  Yes Republican 
Lizbeth Benacquisto  Yes Republican 
Rob Bradley  Yes Republican 
Jeff Brandes  Yes Republican 
Oscar , II Braynon  No Democrat 
Dwight Bullard  No Democrat 
Jeff Clemens  No Democrat 
Charles S. Dean Sr. Yes Republican 
Nancy C. Detert  Yes Republican 
Miguel Diaz de la Portilla  Yes Republican 
Greg Evers  Yes Republican 
Anitere Flores  Yes Republican 
Don Gaetz  Yes Republican 
Bill Galvano  Yes Republican 
Rene Garcia  Yes Republican 
Andy Gardiner  Yes Republican 
Audrey Gibson  No Democrat 
Denise Grimsley  Yes Republican 
Alan Hays  Yes Republican 
Dorothy L. Hukill  Yes Republican 
Arthenia L. Joyner  No Democrat 
Jack Latvala  Republican 
Tom Lee  Yes Republican 
John Legg  Yes Republican 
Gwen Margolis  No Democrat 
Bill Montford  No Democrat 
Joe Negron  Republican 
Garrett Richter  Yes Republican 
Jeremy Ring  No Democrat 
Maria Lorts Sachs  No Democrat 
David Simmons  Yes Republican 
Wilton Simpson  Yes Republican 
Christopher L. Smith  No Democrat 
Eleanor Sobel  No Democrat 
Darren Soto  No Democrat 
Kelli Stargel  Yes Republican 
Geraldine F. Thompson  No Democrat 
John Thrasher  Yes Republican

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107 comments on “FLORIDA SENATE approves anti-sharia bill!

  1. First good news we americans have had for a really long time. or anyone world wide that matter. but what these democrat asses still fail to see is that our nation was built on Evangelical Christian laws as an example to others of how to obtain what we obtained and that was FREEDOM not rights. democrats are the newest form of communism and catholicism is the whore riding on the beast that gave birth to islam. believe it or not doesn’t matter to me but without those christian principles, is how islam got their foot in the door to begin with. democrats broke down our principles and unbiased courts to give nations like the United Arab Emmirates a step they needed to conquer.

  2. This is so wildly false it begs debunking. Democrats did not vote FOR anything here. They voted AGAINST a bill that would make it illegal for a judge to even reference any kind of foreign law. Under current law, which the Democrats are defending, a judge may use foreign law to settle a case which has split jurisdiction, such as a divorce of a marriage which was made in another country. The new bill would make that illegal. No special reference to Sharia is made at any point in the bill or in current law, and the only time foreign laws may be referenced is when they are appropriate to the case at hand. This is not “creeping Sharia”, it’s common sense. You may now go back to your irrational histrionics.

    For further evidence:
    http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2014/may/08/blog-posting/florida-democrats-just-voted-impose-sharia-law-wom/

    • Jack,
      A vote AGAINST something, IS a vote FOR the opposite. As an example, I didn’t vote against Obama – I voted FOR Romney. But, I was most certainly was voting against Obama. In this case, the catalyst for creating the bill, which is now Law, was to prevent the use of Shariah in our courts, so a vote against the bill was a vote FOR what the bill prohibits, which includes Shariah.

      So, let’s call a spade a spade here. Democrats voted against this bill because the bill, when passed, would PROTECT the state Constitution of Florida and its People, and that is contrary to the goals of Democrats, which is to fundamentally change America at its core ….. That’s the Constitution, both state and federal. That’s why Democrats ALL voted against the Bill – 100%. Democrats. No individual thought involved on this one, just partisan politics uniformly aligned to support whatever aids the destruction of America as we know it.

      Now, you can start calling me names, like Islamophobe, Racist, Right-Wing Nut Job, Obama-Hater (True) or take the more personal approach often employed by Democrats in a debate and go with Idiot, Moron, Ugly or the like.

      If Obama (and Democrats) were the enemy, with ALL the word implies, WHAT would he (or they) do differently than what’s being done now? The enemy IS in our midst!

    • Sadly, Jack, your bulb is dim. Sharia is just another foreign law that could be applied by a progressive judge if allowed. It is one of many foreign laws. The reason it was not mentioned by name, is that isolating a single “religious” law would be unconstitutional. That is how other states have failed upon first blush to get rid rid of Shitria. It IS creeping Shitria, and YOU have no common sense, dhimmi.

  3. This law means that any contract, freely entered into by two parties, can be voided by the state if someone thinks it’s religious. or if the judge thinks it ‘s irrationally partial to one or the other party. The law is badly written.

    • Actually, my understanding of the law, as written, does little to change the existing law, in that no foreign law or code could be used by the court to apply circumstances that would be considered contrary to American law, prior to the bill being enacted. In other words, the new law would do little to change what exists now, it simply reaffirms what exists now. Even CAIR has said the new bill changes very little from what exists now. The new bill, will however, give the courts a factual law on which they can rule according to American law, rather than consider any foreign law or code in most cases. It ain’t perfect, but its better than having nothing, for without it, foreign laws COULD be used in certain circumstances resulting in a ruling that is contrary to American law.

    • Yaakov, Actually, the law states that no foreign law can be used by the court if by using it will result in a ruling that is contrary to the result the court would have if American laws were used. In other words, no laws but American, or US State, Consitutional laws can be used in American courts. I would also say, that I disagree with call this bill an “Anti-Shariah” bill or law, as it protects against the use of ANY foreign law or code in our courts, and it does NOT target Shariah. It applies equally to any foreign code, although no other foreign code that I’m aware of is an issue in our courts as Shariah is.

  4. when you bend your laws to accommodate other peoples laws
    soon those other people will bend you to their laws…..

  5. I don’t understand why people believe this crock XD It’s obviously an opinionated article playing people against each other. If you want the real news go to a real website, not this hate filled piece of crap. The saddest thing is people actually believe this :T

    • OH! PLEASE share with us WHAT is so opinionated in this article. Did the Bill pass 24-14, or not? Was every one of the 14 “Nay” votes from Democrats?

      I’ll ask YOU the same question I ask Democrats, Islamists, and other mental midgets; If not American Laws for American Courts, then WHAT Laws shall we use?

      Enlighten us, you troll!

      • If you went to a credible website you would notice that the bill had no prior effect on Florida courts. I mean this by the fact that Florida courts haven’t had to prosecute a member of the Islamic culture by using Foreign Law. They only passed the bill as a precautionary tool.

        My question to you is what laws do you actually follow?
        Do you abide by the speed limit?
        You don’t drink underage? (If you are)
        You’ve never done drugs?
        You haven’t lied behind a computer screen to harm someone through your words?

        I’m just saying American Law doesn’t stand unless it is being upheld. As Americans if you want to see America thrive and see people follow the rules, then follow the rules yourself. The golden rule still stands here.

        And my apologies, I read an article from another website and only scanned this one. Even though, look at this website… Are you seriously trying to tell me its not created just to strengthen hate against a certain group?

        Democrats?
        Islamic people?
        you decide my brother…

      • Kandi….I think you’re projecting….We are a Nation of Laws. If you choose to ignore them, don’t place that onus on others…Nice play with the Hate card though….Your ignorance of Sharia is apparent…..

    • Agreed, its a cheap attempt to paint an opposing political party in a corner. Government doesn’t belong in anyone’s’ religion. Any parts of Sharia law that would have infringed upon another persons rights would have already been covered by the federal constitution. Who the hell cares if someone wants to be a devout christian or devout muslim. Lead your own life by example and others might actually follow you.

      • Vince,
        I think what you don’t understand, or don’t know about, is the Muslim Brotherhood plan, and determined intent, to destroy us from within, which they are succeeding at. It has always been the objective of Islam to rule over all non-Muslims, and the Muslim Brotherhood, and ALL its sub-organizations, take that concept to the extreme. Go look it up.
        Did you know that almost every major banking institution in the US has Shariah Compliant finance programs available? Muslims can’t pay interest. So, our banks have to create programs for them. Does YOUR bank have any programs to accommodate YOUR religion?
        Did you know that Muslims, and a few other groups, are exempt from paying into Obamacare? The problem with that is, the other groups that don’t pay into the healthcare program, do not use our healthcare program. The Amish take care of their own, and the Christian Scientists don’t believe in healthcare at all, so we don;t pay for them through our “healthcare tax”. But, the Muslims DO use our healthcare, while non-Muslims willingly pay the tax, which Islam calls the Jizyya. That’s a tax imposed on non-Muslims for not being Muslim, and Dhimmis (that’s the ones who willingly pay the Jizyya) live as second class citizens to Muslims, just as Shariah law demands. Go look it up.
        Did you know that New York broke the ice for Shariah compliant Bankrupcy settlements in this country? Why are our Federal Bankruptcy laws not good enough? Not lying to you on this – Go look it up.
        I have no problem with Muslims worshiping Allah, facing Mecca when they pray, or sticking their butts up in the air to do so – But, I do have a problem with the political side of Islam. Islam is the ONLY religion that is a religion AND a state. My God died for me, while the Muslim God wants people to die for him. You can look that up too, in the Bible and the Koran.

        Wake up man! Show me any place on earth where Muslims dominate the culture and there isn’t chaos and widespread violence. Saudi Arabia doesn’t count as there isn’t a single church or synagogue permitted there – NO religion but the religion of Allah. Iran is also 100% Shariah compliant. That’s the Islamic goal, and I don;t want MY country to be like either Saudi Arabia or Iran. It has NOTHING to do with allowing them to worship their God in the way they choose. It has EVERYTHING to do with maintaining the freedom for my children and grandchildren to worship the way THEY choose, without having to pay the Jizyya to do so.

    • I don’t need anyone to invoke my hatred for islam. I hate it enough already, nuff said. I don’t hate all muslims. But I do hate islam.

    • Speeding laws are followed. I travel under the speed limit, and I do not get a ticket, if I travel over the speed limit I get a ticket, in either case the law has been enforced and followed. In the recent past, courts have introduced foreign law. This law will make clare what laws are to be considered.

    • You may not like it KandiKidKayla–but why do you have a problem with the FACTS. And, why wouldn’t you be interested in this vote—I’m a Floridian–I am interested in all the laws that are being voted on in my state. And, why would any American citizen want our federal and state laws to be changed to some other country’s law–or some religious laws? This will protect this from happening in this State. Can you imagine the outcry of these guys if there was a vote that our State laws would changed to all “Christian” laws or “Jewish” laws etc???? Wonder how the Dems would vote then?

  6. If these Democrats don’t approve of using American Laws in American Courts (ALAC). What laws do they think should be used in American Courts, instead?

    It’s time to start identifying and naming the enemies WITHIN our country! Democrats! Do you stand with American Constitutional Law, or with foreign laws?

    • KandiKidKayla – You didn’t answer any of my 3 questions. You’d rather re-direct attention to other talking points. But, in an effort to be polite, I’ll address your points, and THEN, I expect you to address mine.

      BNI IS a credible website. But, you can find the same information BNI posts on other credible websites as well. I’ll bet you won’t find the topics even mentioned on many MSM sites or network stations. As far as Florida courts not ever using foreign laws in our courts, THAT is not true. Florida courts have used foreign laws in our courts, in at least 4 cases, according to the “Shariah Law and American State Courts” publication written by the Center for Security Policy, although most if not all of those rulings have been overturned at the Appelete level, the lower courts have, most certainly, ruled according to foreign laws, specifically, Shariah law – OVER 50 TIMES NATIONALLY. Other foreign laws and codes have also been used, but are not addressed in that publication.

      Regarding my personal abidance of the law; If I didn’t follow ANY laws, that wouldn’t mean I was right not to follow the law, and it wouldn’t mean others shouldn’t follow the law. Yes, I’ve driven my “Muscle-car” above the speed limit, and No, I’m not underage. I do the drugs my doctor prescribes, and sometimes not even those. However, The Muslim Brotherhood has sworn our destruction and even written their plan out, although not intended for all to read, it has been discovered and you CAN read all about their plan, yet uninformed people like YOU, won’t believe them. Please see; “The Explanatory memorandum for the Strategic general goal for the Group on North America,” and “The Project” for the information you seem NOT to have. You can start there, and then just go where the information leads you. That document was used in the largest terrorist funding trial the USA has ever had, to date, and resulted in 6 Felony convictions of the MB leadership. 29 Muslim organizations were named as “Un-Indicted Co-conspirators” in that trial.

      BNI doesn’t foster hate against any particular group. BNI educates those who want to stay informed with accurate and valid information. Show us what they have said that you disagree with! Try going to “www.TheReligionofPeace.com” for a current count of how many people have died at the hands of Islamic terrorists since 9-11-2001. The count is currently well over 22,000 and climbing weekly. Each Islamic attack, and resulting death toll, is listed so Doubting Thomas’ can verify them.

      You asked the question; “Are you seriously trying to tell me its not created just to strengthen hate against a certain group?” The site is created to keep people aware as to the efforts of a group that has sworn our destruction – Please see the aforementioned Muslim Brotherhood documents.

      Now, to my original 3 questions, which you choose NOT to answer;
      1) Did the Bill pass 24-14, or not?
      2) Was every one of the 14 “Nay” votes from Democrats?
      3) If not American Laws for American Courts, then WHAT Laws shall we use?

      I look forward to your reply.

      • I like being educated, thanks bojwon. I love having facts and examples when discussing anything.

      • Hi, I’m not from USA & I don’t like Islam at all because its teaching thru Koran shows no love & PEACE & when Muslim says that Islam is a religion of peace, its so scary after what the islamic terrorist have done to the WTC in New York & up to this day it never stop, yes, the no. 1 goal of Islam is world domination & extermination of the Infidels like Jews & Christians. The agents of Islam – the Muslim Brotherhood in USA already stepping up their gas to destroy this great nation – USA – under God by introducing SHARIA in way they can do in partnership with the Democrats headed by your president Obama. Another thing Obama did wrong is, he openly backsliding USA commitment to protect Israel from its Muslim country like Iran. – That’s why USA today is slowly breaking apart because its leadership have turned back its only TRUE ally in the Middel East – Israel & also a source of blessings because many past presidents & administration supported Israel that’s why USA becomes superpower economically & Militarily but those are gone of the days. I pray that the American people will get sanity to vote for leaders that fear God & that will protect USA & its people from wiles of the devil which is the Muslim Brotherhood!

      • Jeff,
        I wish the message wasn’t so threatening, but it most certainly is a VERY real and present danger to our society. 20 years from now, you won’t recognize what this nation will become – America will no longer exist as we know it today, UNLESS we identify the threat today and make some serious efforts to protect against it.

        God Bless America!

      • Sheryl – Tell me what I have wrong. But, be advised; I’m considered by most to know plenty about Islam, The Brotherhood, and Shariah. I’ve been invited to speak about this topics to numerous groups and organizations, because I DO know. So, read my posts and tell me what I’ve said that’s wrong.

        I’ll bet you can’t find a thing. You’ll just call me a racist, or an Islamophobe, or a Right-wing nut job, but you won’t find a thing I’ve said that’s wrong.

        Bring it on, baby! …. I’ve delt with more informed people than you and not been proven wrong yet.

      • BNI – My pleasure…. You can’t be expected to fight the fight alone. I’m proud to be in your corner. Thanks for all you do!

    • The Constitution already prevents any laws from being enforced which conflict with the constitution, and it already prevents the imposition of any religious law. This hysteria about Islam, while it would make sense in places like Nigeria and Somalia where violence is being perpetrated in the name of Islam, makes no sense in the United States, where there is absolutely no threat from Islam.

      • jfm, there have been at least 45 cases in the US where judges have used sharia law in their ruling. The Constitution is supposed to prevent them from doing so but it has not, thus the drive for these bills. On the other hand, if the judges were punished for doing this, we wouldn’t need these bills either. But they have not been.

        FYI: Islam is by far the biggest threat this country faces.

      • jfmhickey – Really? Absolutely NO threat from Islam in the USA? Do your homework before you make such a blanket, stupid statement.

        Look up the Muslim Brotherhood’s document “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America.” It specifically states the following, which I consider tantamount to a declaration of war; “The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Proecess” with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”

        Do yourself and everyone else a favor and read that twice so it sinks in. If you don’t consider THAT a threat, I don’t know what you would consider a threat!

      • Why the name calling BNI? I agree with rfennessy. They should all be recalled if they voted to allow Sharia law into our US courts. You and bojwon think the islam is a peaceful religion, when in reality IT IS NOT! Who’s the moron who thinks this religion is peaceful? I guess it is you.

      • WW, you misunderstood rf. He said that all those who voted for the bill should be recalled. That would be all the Republicans who voted FOR the anti-sharia bill. It’s the Democrats who voted AGAINST the anti-sharia bill, which means they are the ones who should be recalled.

        His comment:
        rfennessy
        MAY 1, 2014 @ 9:04 AM [EDIT]
        Please keep in mind that those that voted FOR this need to be recalled and or removed from office for violating the constitution and their oath

      • Walter,
        Be advised, I am The BOJWON, and I have never said Islam was the Religion of Peace. I said in an earlier post that a website named “TheReligionofPeace.com” had a list of the 22,000 plus deaths attributed to Islamic terrorists since 9-11-2001. You won’t catch The BOJWON saying Islam is a religion of peace! It’s not.

  7. I’m not American but I’m glad to see that there are still many Americans alive to the dangers posed by creeping Sharia and militant Islam. It sure aint over til it’s over, and it’s just in its infancy yet.
    FJ

  8. As a Floridian i am damn proud of these Republicans and I intend on writing each one personally to let them know.. and also, a yes vote would seem like a no-brainer.so that just tells me the dim-witted dems have no-brain.

    • This law does not violate the first amendment and there should be no need for this law since the Constitution forbids use of foreign law. The problem is the leftist state judges who are violating the Constitution and allowing sharia to be the basis of their rulings. That’s why each state needs its own anti-sharia law now. It has nothing to do with the free practice of one’s religion. It’s just a shame that Islam is recognized as a religion when it really is not.

    • Outcome based education where you were never taught this is a Constitutional Republic – the founding philosophy in the Declaration – Constitution and Bill of Rights is the most successful form of government ever conceived by man. “Progressives” – too stupid to understand the consequences of Sharia on a people are so laessez faire about it and their solemn oaths to protect and defend. To do so requires a knowledge and commitment – not just saying a few rods as a rite of passage.

  9. Where are the women from Now. National Organization for women? I have not heard as much as a peep from them especially since Obama appeared in the picture. Are they afraid of being beheaded or beaten? What has them hiding from the issues of Muslim women being treated as less than a man.

  10. I would like to know where the two sorry assed Republican were and why didn’t vote for this bill Democrats have lost their souls and there is no help for them on this earth but they will have to explain their actions when they leave this earth which can only be soon

  11. You have got to be kidding me……some one actually wanted to istill Sharia Law in the United States of America ? I have no words for these people. Stupid, uneducated, ignorant, uninformed, just plain A** holes……I cannot think of a word to describe these dumb Democrats. They should be prosecuted for not standing up for the oath they took when they were sworn into office. Treason if not a strong enough word. If they like Sharia Law so much maybe they should be, be-headed as per that law !!!!

  12. We all need to enter this story on our FaceBook pages. We need to get the word out about this. I was appalled when I first read it. I couldn’t believe it. I thought it was a conservitave publication that went to far. But it’s all true. Every American needs to hear this and or read this story.

  13. hmmm, if certain people like certain laws that are contrary to the US Constitution they why don’t they live where those laws are in effect? This is the US of A, if you don’t like it then don’t move here.

    As a FREE woman I can say that I would NEVER live where women are considered property and are mutilated in order that only their husbands enjoy sex. I would never live in a place where my daughters would be subjugated and not allowed to decide for themselves how they should live their lives.

    I can not understand how ANY woman [DEMOCRATS pay attention!] would vote in a way that will allow women in this country of ours to be treated differently. If you want an example of what the “war on women” looks like then go find the reports on women that have been stoned to death because they were raped, girls killed in the name of “honor” and look up CLITORAL MUTILATION.

  14. The female democrats voted for this? Are they so drunk with the obama cool-aid that they don’t see what they would face let alone their daughters? WHERE is NOW (NAGS)? If they don’t throw a hissy fit over this then they deserved to be “bullied”? Speaking of which what became of that phrase besides being another smoke and mirrors attempt.

  15. i wonder how many in the Florida Democrat party are up for re-election? are they really that stupid or just uninformed? Do they really believe muslims will pay attention to American laws? do they really think sharia law is a good thing?

    • An excellent article pb, and 180 degrees from usual HuffPo dreck.

      “As a brown-skinned person with a Muslim name, I can get away with a lot more than you’d think. I can publicly parade my wife or daughters around in head-to-toe burqas and be excused out of “respect” for my culture and/or religion, thanks to the RACISM of LOWERED EXPECTATIONS. I can re-define “racism” as something non-whites can never harbor against whites, and cite colonialism and imperialism as justification for my prejudice.”

      “This is exactly how terrorism works. This is how perfectly intelligent, well-read writers, commentators, and broadcasters become silenced by the Islamophobia smear fear — and rationalize themselves into becoming unaware victims of it.

      When you’re unable to introduce Pakistan-style blasphemy laws in a secular, Western society, you have to find alternative ways to silence those who offend you, right?

      And that’s where the “Islamophobia” smear comes in — the ultimate, lazy substitute for a non-existent counter-argument. Don’t fall for it.”

      • Huck Folder in opinion if you choose to dress yourself or your family in that manner do not stray far from your home because with all the hate and fear this kind of crap will bestow might prove to be dangerous to you and yours….just sayin…

  16. We were the melting pot for a reason. All nationalities came and adjusted to our laws and kept much of their own culture. Such as German Town, the Irish quarter the Jewish quarter, the Pole, Checks on and on. New York was a hub of block by block global living. But all American. Mind you not always peaceful. But loved the Constitution. Not like this entire administration.

      • That is why we didn’t have a Muslim bloc. Everyone knew better. All nationalities hated and still hate the filthy mohommedists. Even the forefathers didn’t not approve of the mohommedists. George Washington forward. He received this from information about the Dark Ages, Crusades. The truth was not abrogated to only a few.
        Evil has always been recognized since the beginning of time.
        The lefties want to endanger us to this insipid danger. To do so deliberately to thin the population,to make it easier to control.

      • @ICE

        From the Treaty of Tripoli:

        “Article 11.

        As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion, — as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen, — and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.”

        Your comments are diseased and false.

      • @William Carr – You forgot to mention this detail……The Treaty of Peace and Amity signed July 4, 1805 superseded the treat of 1796. It did NOT contain the phrase “not in any sense founded on the Christian religion”.

      • @William Carr (@Jkirk3279)
        Apparently, you are yet another of the minority who misinterprets the Treaty of Tripoli.
        The Treaty of Tripoli was confirming America WAS in fact a Christian nation. The government, however, was not built by secular laws as islam’s legal system is and was not at war, and would not go to war, with muslims.
        The 1797 treaty with Tripoli was one of the many treaties in which each country officially recognized the religion of the other in an attempt to prevent further escalation of a “Holy War” between Christians and muslims. Consequently, Article XI of that treaty stated:

        Annals of Congress, 5th Congress, Article XI:
        “As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion as it has in itself no character of enmity [hatred] against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen [Muslims] and as the said States [America] have never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.”

        Many conclude reading after the clause “Christian religion”. English grammar concludes it should be read in its entirety and concluded when the punctuation so indicates. But even if shortened and cut abruptly (“the government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion”), this is not an untrue statement since it is referring to the federal government.

        Recall that while the Founders themselves openly described America as a Christian nation (demonstrated in chapter 2 of Original Intent), they did include a Constitutional prohibition against a federal establishment; religion was a matter left solely to the individual States. Another point to remember is at that time, 6 states had in fact established Christianity as their religion. Therefore, if the article is read as a declaration that the federal government of the United States was not in any sense founded on the Christian religion, such a statement is not a repudiation of the fact that America was considered a Christian nation.

        Article XI simply distinguished America from those historical strains of European Christianity which muslims claimed held an inherent hatred of them; it simply assured the muslims that the United States was not a Christian nation like those of previous centuries (with whose practices the muslims were very familiar) and thus would not undertake a religious holy war against them.

    • America IS a melting pot for immigration, but the immigrants have always melted, or assimilated, into America, rather than calling for America to melt into their cultures, as many Muslims and Hispanic groups are doing these days. If they have no intention of assimilating to our way of life, they ARE NOT welcome here! Go back to where you came from!
      So Says,
      The BOJWON

  17. This sure tells you about the politics of the demo craps when it comes to protecting the rights of Americans. Shame on the demo craps and I hope that the discerning voters in Florida will remember the treason shown by the demo craps. Well done to the Republicans who voted yes to protecting America from muslums, creepy shari laws.

  18. I noticed two Republicans did not vote, do you know why? Those idiot Dems should be voted out if they are not for American Laws. Iam not for a lot of the Republicans either but they are a smidgen better than Dum Dum Craps.

  19. Certainly shows who’s in the Multi-cult there.
    I’ve often said that a diverse culture is a good and beneficial thing. But a Multiculture IS NOT!
    ONE law for all. NO special laws for some.

  20. We’ve known for a long time how the Demo-rats feel about this country. They prove it more & more every day. Since they are so very fond of the Izzys ship ‘em over there. Particularly the dumb liberal women. For starters, send the broads their own burkas to try on.

  21. Imagine that! Democrats don’t want courts to follow American jurisprudence and precedence. These people need to be removed from office and locked-up. Democrats have absolutely NOTHING to do with this country anymore.

  22. Wow ! What a coincidence ! They were all members of the party that wants to give away our American constitutional rights. This proves that the proper spelling of the name of their party is “democRAT” !

  23. All the filthy Demonrats voted against the bill. When the hell will people in this country realize that the dems are damned traitors and should be imprisoned for their treason?

    • Why are there still people that think Democrats don’t want to destroy our country?

      They want to be able to not only enact Sharia law, but be able to enforce UNITED NATIONS law pertaining to gun control!

      Vote the Democrats out of office!

  24. Praise the Lord! God is on our side! Kudos to the Florida senate! You have no idea that this bill will save you lots and keep you all from troubles from those Muslim criminals in the long run! Clap-clap

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