Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Possible Bumperstickers

Scott at Power Line has an interesting post in which he quotes from and discusses a current (gated) article in the National Review on "creeping sharia."

Sharia law bothers me because of its explicitly religious goals, its abrogation of civil rights, and its economic inefficiency. It is inherently inimical to the values embodied in the U.S. Constitution and our state constitutions. It has no more place in governing the lives of non-clergy than Roman Catholic canon law.

But Americans, in our laudable willingness to live and let live on the subject of religion, can be too understanding when Muslims seek to import sharia law. Religious beliefs and rites and policy positions are one thing; law is another. We are not obligated to tolerate the enforcement of laws contrary to our constitutional values.

I think (or hope) this is still a minor issue. My fears for the future have brought to mind some possible bumperstickers:

-- The universal NOT symbol superimposed on the words "Sharia Law."

-- "Our Rights Are Precious / SAY NO TO SHARIA LAW!"

-- "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion / SHARIA LAW IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL"

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