Oklahoma Voters Know the Enemy


OK Billboard- Sharia Threatens America

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.

 

Recent Update on Ft. Hood Classification

 

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

 

 

JRH 2/19/14

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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 HB 2851 – 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 HB 2851 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
leslie.osborn@okhouse.gov
(405) 557-7333

Rep. Aaron Stiles
aaron.stiles@okhouse.gov
(405) 557-7386

Rep. Scott R. Biggs
scott.biggs@okhouse.gov
(405) 557-7405

Rep. Jon Echols
jon.echols@okhouse.gov
(405) 557-7354

Rep. Scott Inman
scott.inman@okhouse.gov
(405) 557-7370

Rep. Dennis Johnson
dennis.johnson@okhouse.gov
(405) 557-7327

Rep. Fred Jordan
fred.jordan@okhouse.gov
(405) 557-7331

Rep. Steve Martin
stevemartin@okhouse.gov
(405) 557-7402

Rep. Mark McBride
mark.mcbride@okhouse.gov
(405) 557-7346

Rep. Charles A. McCall
charles.mccall@okhouse.gov
(405) 557-7412

Rep. Mark McCullough
mark.mccullough@okhouse.gov
(405) 557-7414

Rep. Richard Morrissette
richardmorrissette@okhouse.gov
(405) 557-7404

Rep. Tom Newell
tom.newell@okhouse.gov
(405) 557-7372

Rep. Ben Sherrer
bensherrer@okhouse.gov
(405) 557-7364

Rep. Emily Virgin
emily.virgin@okhouse.gov
(405) 557-7323

Rep. Cory T. Williams
cory.williams@okhouse.gov
(405) 557-7411

** 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 HB 2851. In your own words, please respectfully relay the following:

Dear Representative_________,

I urge you to support and co-sponsor HB 2851, 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.

Sincerely,

(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!

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Oklahoma Voters Know the Enemy

John R. Houk

© February 19, 2014

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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR HB2851 TO STRENGTHEN OKLAHOMA’S ANTI-TERRORISM LAWS …

 

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ACT! for America was founded by Brigitte Gabriel, a Lebanese immigrant who came to the United States after losing her country of birth to militant Muslim fundamentalists during the Lebanese Civil War.

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•  American Laws for American Courts (ALAC) legislation passed in Tennessee, Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Dakota and Washington State.  This legislation protects the Constitution as the highest authority in our courts against any foreign law.

 

•  Passage of Anti-Female Genital Mutilation laws in Kansas which outlaws the Sharia practice of Female Genital Mutilation (circumcision).

 

•  Free Speech Defense Act passed in South Dakota protecting authors and publishers from intimidation lawsuits filed in foreign countries.

 

•  Over 875 chapters across the country and 279,000 members strong!

 

•  See our Victory Timeline here for a list of our victories over the past few years.

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Let’s Get ALAC on GOP Party Platform


Sharia Explained

John R. Houk

© August 2, 2012

 

American Laws for American Courts (ALAC) should be an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. ACT for America (or at least a Chapter member) has discovered the GOP is asking voter participation in developing the Republican Party platform. I’ll get to how you too can participate in a moment; you need to have an understanding of what exactly ALAC is. Here is model for ALAC as promoted by American Public Policy Alliance (APPA):

 

[ALAC] MODEL LEGISLATION

 

AN ACT to protect rights and privileges granted under the United States or [State] Constitution.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE [GENERAL ASSEMBLY/LEGISLATURE] OF THE STATE OF [_____]:

 

The [general assembly/legislature] finds that it shall be the public policy of this state to protect its citizens from the application of foreign laws when the application of a foreign law will result in the violation of a right guaranteed by the constitution of this state or of the United States, including but not limited to due process, freedom of religion, speech, or press, and any right of privacy or marriage as specifically defined by the constitution of this state.

 

The [general assembly/state legislature] fully recognizes the right to contract freely under the laws of this state, and also recognizes that this right may be reasonably and rationally circumscribed pursuant to the state’s interest to protect and promote rights and privileges granted under the United States or [State] Constitution, including but not limited to due process, freedom of religion, speech, or press, and any right of privacy or marriage as specifically defined by the constitution of this state.

 

[1] As used in this act, “foreign law, legal code, or system” means any law, legal code, or system of a jurisdiction outside of any state or territory of the United States, including, but not limited to, international organizations and tribunals, and applied by that jurisdiction’s courts, administrative bodies, or other formal or informal tribunals For the purposes of this act, foreign law shall not mean, nor shall it include, any laws of the Native American tribes in this state.

 

[2] Any court, arbitration, tribunal, or administrative agency ruling or decision shall violate the public policy of this State and be void and unenforceable if the court, arbitration, tribunal, or administrative agency bases its rulings or decisions in the matter at issue in whole or in part on any law, legal code or system that would not grant the parties affected by the ruling or decision the same fundamental liberties, rights, and privileges granted under the U.S. and [State] Constitutions, including but not limited to due process, freedom of religion, speech, or press, and any right of privacy or marriage as specifically defined by the constitution of this state.

 

[3] A contract or contractual provision (if capable of segregation) which provides for the choice of a law, legal code or system to govern some or all of the disputes between the parties adjudicated by a court of law or by an arbitration panel arising from the contract mutually agreed upon shall violate the public policy of this State and be void and unenforceable if the law, legal code or system chosen includes or incorporates any substantive or procedural law, as applied to the dispute at issue, that would not grant the parties the same fundamental liberties, rights, and privileges granted under the U.S. and [State] Constitutions, including but not limited to due process, freedom of religion, speech, or press, and any right of privacy or marriage as specifically defined by the constitution of this state.

 

[4]

 

1)      A. A contract or contractual provision (if capable of segregation) which provides for a jurisdiction for purposes of granting the courts or arbitration panels in personam jurisdiction over the parties to adjudicate any disputes between parties arising from the contract mutually agreed upon shall violate the public policy of this State and be void and unenforceable if the jurisdiction chosen includes any law, legal code or system, as applied to the dispute at issue, that would not grant the parties the same fundamental liberties, rights, and privileges granted under the U.S. and [State] Constitutions, including but not limited to due process, freedom of religion, speech, or press, and any right of privacy or marriage as specifically defined by the constitution of this state.

 

2)      B. If a resident of this state, subject to personal jurisdiction in this state, seeks to maintain litigation, arbitration, agency or similarly binding proceedings in this state and if the courts of this state find that granting a claim of forum non conveniens or a related claim violates or would likely violate the fundamental liberties, rights, and privileges granted under the U.S. and [State] Constitutions of the non-claimant in the foreign forum with respect to the matter in dispute, then it is the public policy of this state that the claim shall be denied.

 

[5] Without prejudice to any legal right, this act shall not apply to a corporation, partnership, limited liability company, business association, or other legal entity that contracts to subject itself to foreign law in a jurisdiction other than this state or the United States.

 

[6] This subsection shall not apply to a church, religious corporation, association, or society, with respect to the individuals of a particular religion regarding matters that are purely ecclesiastical, to include, but not be limited to, matters of calling a pastor, excluding members from a church, electing church officers, matters concerning church bylaws, constitution, and doctrinal regulations and the conduct of other routine church business, where 1) the jurisdiction of the church would be final; and 2) the jurisdiction of the courts of this State would be contrary to the First Amendment of the United States and the Constitution of this State. This exemption in no way grants permission for any otherwise unlawful act under the guise of First Amendment protection.

 

[7] This statute shall not be interpreted by any court to conflict with any federal treaty or other international agreement to which the United States is a party to the extent that such treaty or international agreement preempts or is superior to state law on the matter at issue. (Legislation > American Laws for American Courts; APPA – READ ENTIRETY]

 

There have been a lot of States that have passed legislation or State Constitutional Amendments to prevent the precedents of foreign laws as case law in State Courts. Unfortunately the initial States that have fully gotten a hold of this idea have had their State laws stricken by Federal Courts.

 

Now why in the world would a Federal Court strike down a law that affirmed the primacy of both the Federal Constitution and a State’s Constitution? The answer is quite simple really. The initial visionaries tried to keep foreign law from getting a toe-hold in America, but because Islam’s Sharia Law was specified in the State laws and/or Amendments Radical Muslim organizations such as CAIR brought suit.

 

Oklahoma’s anti-foreign law prevention Amendment indeed focused on Sharia and was passed by 70% of the voters. Remarkably shortly after CAIR-OK brought suit and got a Federal Judge to stop implementation until further review on the grounds of Religious Liberty. It didn’t matter to the Judge that Sharia is a bigoted, intolerant and anti-woman’s Rights religious set of laws.

 

Other States made the same mistake that Oklahoma made. Then some brilliant legal thinking figured out how to make legislation aimed at foreign laws without specifying anything to do with religion; hence ALAC was born.

 

Although ALAC does not mention Sharia Law, the wording would include any foreign based law not having standing in America if it contradicted the U.S. Constitution or a State’s Constitution.

 

We have an awesome opportunity to influence the Republican Party Platform by seconding the ALAC suggestion.

 

Go to GOP.com Party Platform 2012 to register, you will be tempted to make your own suggestion. Do your own suggestion later. To support ALAC scroll down until you find American Law for American Courts and click the Button that Seconds the idea. ALAC may or may not be on page one. It was on page two when I seconded ALAC. I think (but not sure) you can Second on the comment page which is located here for American Law for American Courts.

 

JRH 8/2/12

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ALAC and the GOP platform

 

Sent by ACT for America

Sent: 8/2/2012 10:38 AM

 

One of our chapter leaders submitted a request to the Republican Party platform committee that a plank be added to the platform supporting ALAC (American Laws for American Courts) legislation.

As you know, we’ve gotten ALAC passed in Tennessee, Arizona and Kansas. Getting a resolution of support for ALAC in the GOP platform would be a big shot in the arm!

You can help make this happen. Visit here and look for the idea that says “American Law for American Courts.” When you find it, click on the option to “second” the idea. You can “second” the proposal by following the prompts to do so either through Facebook or by logging in.

Let’s get their attention and log hundreds, if not thousands, of “seconds” in support of a resolution backing ALAC!

Unfortunately, we have been unable to locate a similar online process for citizen input for the Democratic Party platform. If you are aware of something the Democratic Party is doing that is similar to the Republican Party, please let us know and we’ll put that out in a national email as well.
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Let’s Get ALAC on GOP Party Platform

John R. Houk

© August 2, 2012

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ALAC and the GOP platform

 

ACT for America is an issues advocacy organization dedicated to effectively organizing and mobilizing the most powerful grassroots citizen action network in America, a grassroots network committed to informed and coordinated civic action that will lead to public policies that promote America’s national security and the defense of American democratic values against the assault of radical Islam. We are only as strong as our supporters, and your volunteer and financial support is essential to our success. Thank you for helping us make America safer and more secure.