John R. Houk
© February 19, 2014
I have live in Oklahoma off and on since 1982. Honestly I have had tough time in calling Oklahoma home. I was born in San Diego, CA and was raised in Washington State (the more Conservative east side) and have a tough time letting go of that feeling that Washington is home. I say all that and have developed a semi-attachment to Oklahoma primarily because I married the love of my life who was born and bred in Oklahoma. So I guess today, I will call myself an Okie.
I am proud I reside in Oklahoma which is one of the first State’s to pass a voter’s initiative that would have been aimed at keeping Islam’s Sharia Law out of this State. Voters passed SQ 755 with a ¾ approval and the State Question became known as the Save our State Amendment. You would think that would be a done deal, right? The local chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) filed a Federal suit and ultimately had the Save our State Amendment struck down. CAIR-OK’s win was based on SQ 755 specifying Sharia Law in an effort to keep laws of foreign origin that contradict the U.S. and Oklahoma State Constitution out of the judicial system in Oklahoma. Ultimately SQ 755 was ruled unconstitutional because the 1st Amendment forbids the government (actually specifically the Federal Congress) from making any laws affecting religion.
Even before U.S. District Court Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange ink was dry on the opinion striking down the Save our State Amendment down the Oklahoma State Congress passed its version of American Laws for American Courts (ALAC) joining many other States who found a way to keep the Anti-American Islamic Sharia Law out of the Oklahoma Courts and still protect religious freedom. An ALAC makes no mention of religious faith whatsoever yet singles out specifically that any foreign law rather of another nation or international law cannot be used as a legal precedent in an Oklahoma State Court if contradicts the U.S. Constitution or the Oklahoma State Constitution. The legislative act was passed and signed in April 2013 and became effective on November 2013.
Today I read an ACT for America Action Alert about pending legislation aimed at strengthening anti-terrorism enforcement in Oklahoma is before the State’s House of Representatives and is labeled HB 2851. The ACT email includes State House member to contact by phone or email to show your support for the Bill. According to ACT the legislation is intended to rectify the failure of the Obama Administration and the Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to label the Islamic jihad attack on American Servicemen at Ft. Hood by the Muslim and American citizen Major Nidal Hasan as work place violence rather than act of Islamic terrorism.
Here is the ACT for America Action Alert. If you live in Oklahoma I encourage you to contact the State Congressman in the email. If you are from outside of Oklahoma and maybe have had an unfavorable experience pertaining to Homegrown Islamic terrorism perhaps you could send an email to the Congressmen.
I recommend reading: Islamist-Interfaith Alliance Battles Foreign Law Bans
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR HB2851 TO STRENGTHEN
OKLAHOMA’S ANTI-TERRORISM LAWS AND
PROVIDE FOR CIVIL LIABILITY FOR ACTS OF TERRORISM
Sent by ACT for America
Sent: 2/17/2014 8:15 AM
Representative Dan Fisher has introduced an important bill in the Oklahoma state legislature and ACT! for America is getting behind it. Further, we are asking for your help in moving it across the legislative finish line and into law.
The bill is HB2851 – legislation that strengthens Oklahoma’s anti-terrorism laws and provides for enhanced civil liability for acts of terrorism in Oklahoma. The legislation would hold those who commit acts of terrorism in Oklahoma civilly liable for those acts, and allow the victims of that terrorism to sue for monetary damages.
The bill was inspired by the Jihadist terrorist attack that occurred in Little Rock, Arkansas on June 1st 2009 in which US Army Private Andy Long was killed outside a Recruiting Station. That incident was the subject of the movie “Losing Our Sons.” The federal government declined to call that incident an act of terrorism and failed to prosecute it as such.
This state level legislation is needed because homegrown Jihadists don't turn to Jihad on their own. They are recruited and indoctrinated. Those who recruit and indoctrinate for Jihad need to be made civilly liable both for the benefit of survivors and so that discovery can take place to uncover Jihad networks when the federal government fails to do its job.
This same common-sense legislation has already passed into law in Arkansas and Louisiana.
We think this is an important proposal that is worthy of our support and we ask that you use your powerful voice – as an Oklahoma resident and voter – to register your support as well. This action will enhance the chance of this bill ultimately being passed into law.
We need you to contact the members of the House Judiciary Committee to let them know that you support HB2851 and that you’d like them to do so as well, by signing on as a cosponsor and voting “yes” when it is brought before their committee:
Rep. Leslie Osborne
Rep. Aaron Stiles
Rep. Scott R. Biggs
Rep. Jon Echols
Rep. Scott Inman
Rep. Dennis Johnson
Rep. Fred Jordan
Rep. Steve Martin
Rep. Mark McBride
Rep. Charles A. McCall
Rep. Mark McCullough
Rep. Richard Morrissette
Rep. Tom Newell
Rep. Ben Sherrer
Rep. Emily Virgin
Rep. Cory T. Williams
** ACTION ITEM **
Today, please take a moment to call and e-mail the members of the Judiciary Committee and ask that they support and cosponsor HB2851. In your own words, please respectfully relay the following:
I urge you to support and co-sponsor HB2851, in order to strengthen Oklahoma’s anti-terrorism laws and see to it that individuals committing acts of terrorism in Oklahoma be held civilly liable for their actions.
This same legislation has already been passed into law in Arkansas and Louisiana.
This bill is of the utmost importance to me!
Thank you for your leadership on this vital matter.
(Your name and city)
Thank you, Oklahoma! Your actions are making a difference!
REMEMBER, YOUR VOICE COUNTS!
IF EACH OF US DOES JUST A LITTLE, TOGETHER WE CAN
ACCOMPLISH A LOT!
Oklahoma Voters Know the Enemy
John R. Houk
© February 19, 2014
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR HB2851 TO STRENGTHEN OKLAHOMA’S ANTI-TERRORISM LAWS …
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