Monday, September 16, 2013

Defense of American Laws for American Courts (ALAC) and Responses to Critics

Numerous states have passed or are considering passing "American Laws for American Courts" (ALAC) bills, which block the use of foreign laws in American courts when the application of these foreign laws would deprive Americans of their Constitutional rights. Oddly enough, ALAC bills have many critics. In the following video, Robert Muise (the lawyer who defended us against the City of Dearborn) of the American Freedom Law Center responds to criticisms of ALAC.


GreekAsianPanda said...

Sounds nice. What would also be nice is if Church and State were completely separate, not just Mosque and State. If someone opposes sharia law but not the denial of recognition to same-sex marriage (which is based almost entirely on the application of Christian morality), that person is inconsistent.

David Wood said...

Hmmm. Let me be sure I understand you. If someone says, "I'm against same-sex marriage, but I'm also against the execution of apostates," you're saying that such a person is, of necessity, inconsistent and illogical, since he has rejected Sharia, but also believes in a certain view of marriage?

simple_truth said...

How could any American be against ALAC? I could only hope that these people reject out of ignorance due to misinformation or a lack of understanding: hopefully not because they truly invite alternative laws to violate our Constitution.

Well, but Liberals/Progressives seem to be very delusional and anti-constitutional based upon looking at what I see as a consistent pattern of late. Just look at California. The Liberals/Progressives, now that they control almost all facets of state government, are destroying what remains of this once great state. They are at the point of giving driver licenses to illegal aliens.

We are living in an era of unprecedented inverted morality and anti-constitutionalism.

GreekAsianPanda said...

No, I don't mean people who simply don't approve of same-sex marriage (like me, for instance), but people who wish to deny equal rights to same-sex couples based on Christian moral teaching about homosexual behavior. Since there has never been any secular opposition to the legalization of same-sex marriage, the denial of equal rights is due exclusively to religion overstepping the wall between Church and State.

Usually, the same people who oppose the legalization of same-sex marriage (and want intelligent design or young-earth creationism taught as alternate theories to evolution in schools) are also the people who are in favor of bills like this. Though it's a bit of an extreme comparison, they're like the Salafis who riot and rampage and demand blasphemy laws to protect Islam and then moan and whine when Muslim women are required to remove their veils for whatever purpose (no matter how reasonable). They want to impose their religion on others and get angry when someone else's standards are imposed on them.

Foolster41 said...

David: Off topic, but you (and other commenters here) might be interested in some of Rukiah's claim on Christian history (or rather, citing of artiles with dubious historical knowledge):

He's claiming the council of Nicea is when the bible was canonized, and that Mark 16:9-20 and the woman caught in adultery are proof that the bible has been corrupted!

Haecceitas said...

"Since there has never been any secular opposition to the legalization of same-sex marriage"

See here and here.

GreekAsianPanda said...

@ Haecceitas,

I should have qualified my statement a bit, but a few secular people don't offset the fact that the vast majority of opposition to same-sex marriage in the United States is made up of people citing the Bible.

The French opposition is interesting, though I was only talking about American policy. But as some of the commenters on the Vice article noted, many of the protesters the author called "secular" were actually with VITA, an organization connected to the Christian Democratic politician Christine Boutin, who is pretty far from being a secularist.

taomeano said...

Thank God for Robert Muise and his Law Partner Yerushalmi. They are just brilliant. May the LORD help them in all their battles against the darkness of Islam that wants to creep into our way of life here in the United States.