A law created to prevent “the application of foreign law” in state courts, including Sharia Law, was pushed in the House of Representatives in Montana earlier this week. The vote for the bill was along party lines, with a 56-44 vote.
Republicans said that the policy just upheld the Constitutions of both Montana and the United States. In the meantime, Democrats are still claiming that the bill is discriminatory toward Muslims!
Following a long discussion, the bill advanced in the House largely along party lines with a 56-44 vote. Senate Bill 97, carried by Keith Regier, R-Kalispell, doesn’t particularly mention Sharia law, but it was the only kind of foreign policy mentioned during testimony in both the Senate and House judiciary committees.
Democrats said the legislation was anti-Muslim but Republicans said it just reinforces the constitutions of Montana and U.S.
By the nature of the contrasting policies and philosophies, it is not surprising that a piece of legislation upholding the Constitution would seem to target radical Islamists that follow this doctrine of the Sharia Law. However, it reveals more about which political organization is supporting which side. Republicans fight to protect the U.S. Constitution, while Democrats work against it.
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