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Old 04-30-2014, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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The Florida Senate has voted to exclude foreign laws, including Sharia laws, from inclusion in Florida courts. Vote still to happen in Florida House. Interestingly enough, all Democrats voted against this law.
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Old 04-30-2014, 03:21 PM
 
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The Florida Senate has voted to exclude foreign laws, including Sharia laws, from inclusion in Florida courts. Vote still to happen in Florida House. Interestingly enough, all Democrats voted against this law.

Thanks for the heads-up. Completely pathetic that it has had to come to this. In our own country. I do not recognize the laws of foreign countries in the US. Abroad, yes. Here, no. To Hades with globalization.

FWIW, many foreigners in the US do not recognize our laws, as evidenced by the illegal immigration problem.

Laws? We don't need no steenkin' laws.
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Old 04-30-2014, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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I have read nothing about this, but this may have something to do with contracts and other agreements which may have a law selection section where it may be possible to select the laws of another country for your contract. Well now if is passes Florida you can't. That is the practical implication of this.

"The bill would restrict courts and arbitration tribunals from applying foreign law and legal codes to matters of divorce, alimony, division of marital assets, child support and child custody."


Florida Senate OKs bill banning use of foreign law in family... | www.palmbeachpost.com
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:00 PM
 
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I have read nothing about this, but this may have something to do with contracts and other agreements which may have a law selection section where it may be possible to select the laws of another country for your contract. Well now if is passes Florida you can't. That is the practical implication of this.

"The bill would restrict courts and arbitration tribunals from applying foreign law and legal codes to matters of divorce, alimony, division of marital assets, child support and child custody."


Florida Senate OKs bill banning use of foreign law in family... | www.palmbeachpost.com
Hmm. There may be some freedom of religion issues here, but then again, supposedly we separate church and state. Supposedly.
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:28 AM
 
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Hmm. There may be some freedom of religion issues here, but then again, supposedly we separate church and state. Supposedly.
LOL, isn't the hypocrisy astounding?
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:50 AM
 
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LOL, isn't the hypocrisy astounding?
Grrr, don't get me started. I'm a firm believer in the separation of church and state. And I am not an anti-religionist. However, when a religious organization crosses the line and accepts money from the taxpayer via the Federal Government, for subsidies or whatever, they should forfeit any claim to religious privileges under the law, IMO. Including tax exemption.

As I understand it, both the Catholic and Lutheran Churches (and there may be others, but those are the two that I've heard of) accept considerable money from the Federal Government as "subcontractors" to re-settle refugees from other countries in the US. They do this through their "charity" organizations. What a racket. They take the money to bring them here and then dump them on the community in which they choose to re-settle the refugees, leaving the taxpayer to deal with the fallout in terms of education, housing, jobs, crime, etc. Disgusting.

And then they whine and get all outraged if they have to follow federal law in terms of matters like insurance, birth control, pay, etc. Yeah, separation of church and state apparently doesn't apply when the money is flowing from the state to the religious organization.
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:33 PM
 
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Grrr, don't get me started. I'm a firm believer in the separation of church and state. And I am not an anti-religionist. However, when a religious organization crosses the line and accepts money from the taxpayer via the Federal Government, for subsidies or whatever, they should forfeit any claim to religious privileges under the law, IMO. Including tax exemption.

As I understand it, both the Catholic and Lutheran Churches (and there may be others, but those are the two that I've heard of) accept considerable money from the Federal Government as "subcontractors" to re-settle refugees from other countries in the US. They do this through their "charity" organizations. What a racket. They take the money to bring them here and then dump them on the community in which they choose to re-settle the refugees, leaving the taxpayer to deal with the fallout in terms of education, housing, jobs, crime, etc. Disgusting.

And then they whine and get all outraged if they have to follow federal law in terms of matters like insurance, birth control, pay, etc. Yeah, separation of church and state apparently doesn't apply when the money is flowing from the state to the religious organization.
And don't forget about political activism. If they're going to get into politics, they should also have to forfeit the tax exempt status.
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:34 PM
 
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The Florida Senate has voted to exclude foreign laws, including Sharia laws, from inclusion in Florida courts. Vote still to happen in Florida House. Interestingly enough, all Democrats voted against this law.
What a waste of time and money. The politicians have nothing better to do?
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