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Kansas State Capitol in Topeka
This past week, the Kansas State House of Representatives passed its version of the American Law for American Courts legislation (ALAC) by a resounding 120 to zip vote tally. The Kansas Senate passed their version by 33 to 3. As Randy McDaniels of the ACT! Jacksonville, Florida chapter noted in an email this morning the Kansas version was analogous to the one that was not brought to the Florida Senate floor. That was due to a partisan dog-fight over non-related legislation sponsored by out-going Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos. Haridopolos’ term in office ended with the 2012 legislative session in Tallahassee. (See our post on why the failure of the Florida ACLA law to be passed this year was not a victory for Shariah). If the Kansas version of ALAC makes it to Governor Sam Brownback’s desk for his signature and becomes enacted, it could become the fourth such law to protect Americans against the onslaught of intrusive Shariah law in our legal system. Brownback, a former US Senator, knows what Shariah seeks to accomplish against the civil and human rights of fellow Kansans and Americans given his championship of international human rights and opposition to Islamic extremism both here and abroad.
The other bill passed by the House, dubbed the "Kansas Laws for Kansas Courts Act," prohibits judges from making any ruling based on a foreign or religious law that is contrary to the state or federal Constitution.
It doesn’t specifically mention Sharia in order to distinguish itself from an Oklahoma law already declared unconstitutional.
But supporters, including Rep. Peggy Mast, R-Emporia, and Rep. Jan Pauls, D-Hutchinson, have called it a pre-emptive measure to prevent the spread of Islamic law.
Several lawyers outside the Statehouse warned that the bill could sour international trade for Kansas companies, but Rep. Lance Kinzer, R-Olathe, told the House that a conference committee amended it to exempt business-to-business transactions in which foreign laws are taken into account.
"We wanted to make sure nothing in this bill would prohibit that relatively common proceeding," Kinzer said.
The bill passed 120-0.
Rep. Peggy Mast, House co-sponsor of the Kansas Laws for Kansas Courts, was involved with the Tyson foods Somali food workers’ public health and cultural issues in 2007 in her home district in Emporia, Kansas. Tyson closed the beef processing plant there just in time to eliminate the problems arising from the Somali Muslim immigrant presence in Emporia, Kansas. The resounding passage on a bi-partisan basis of the Kansas version of American Law for American Courts by the Kansas House is a hopeful development. Clearly, the American heartland is aroused about the threat of Islamic Lawfare seeking to undermine both state and national Constitutions reflective of bedrock Judeo Christian values.