Oklahoma's Election Board appeals Miles-LaGrange decision in support of Sharia law

Phil Boehmke
On Monday U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange (a Clinton appointee) ruled in favor of Muneer Awad (executive director of the Oklahoma chapter of C.A.I.R.) and issued an injunction to halt the implementation of SQ 755. The amendment to Oklahoma’s Constitution would prevent the use of Sharia or international law in rendering decisions in the state courts.
 
On Wednesday as Awad and his associates were still celebrating their victory over the sovereign will of the citizens of Oklahoma, the state election board met in executive session to determine their next course of action. The Tulsa World reports that Chairman Thomas Prince and board member Ramon Watkins voted to appeal Miles-LaGrange’s decision after thirty minutes of deliberation.
 
Thus far U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange has ruled on three separate occasions in favor of Muneer Awad, the local C.A.I.R. executive director who brought the suit. Despite the fact that C.A.I.R. has been linked to the terrorist organization Hamas and the application of Sharia law often involves “cruel and unusual punishment,” Miles-LaGrange has thus far ignored American legal tradition, our republic’s founding principles and the consent of the governed.
 
SQ 755, was written to protect the people of Oklahoma from agenda driven activist judges who seek to subvert the will of the people by legislating from the bench. Vicki Miles-LaGrange (a University of Ghana alumnus) should be congratulated for proving beyond any reasonable doubt the dire need for a constitutional amendment that would prevent judges like herself from making a mockery of our system of government.
 
December 2, 2010
 
paboehmke@yahoo.com
 
 
 
 
On Monday U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange (a Clinton appointee) ruled in favor of Muneer Awad (executive director of the Oklahoma chapter of C.A.I.R.) and issued an injunction to halt the implementation of SQ 755. The amendment to Oklahoma’s Constitution would prevent the use of Sharia or international law in rendering decisions in the state courts.
 
On Wednesday as Awad and his associates were still celebrating their victory over the sovereign will of the citizens of Oklahoma, the state election board met in executive session to determine their next course of action. The Tulsa World reports that Chairman Thomas Prince and board member Ramon Watkins voted to appeal Miles-LaGrange’s decision after thirty minutes of deliberation.
 
Thus far U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange has ruled on three separate occasions in favor of Muneer Awad, the local C.A.I.R. executive director who brought the suit. Despite the fact that C.A.I.R. has been linked to the terrorist organization Hamas and the application of Sharia law often involves “cruel and unusual punishment,” Miles-LaGrange has thus far ignored American legal tradition, our republic’s founding principles and the consent of the governed.
 
SQ 755, was written to protect the people of Oklahoma from agenda driven activist judges who seek to subvert the will of the people by legislating from the bench. Vicki Miles-LaGrange (a University of Ghana alumnus) should be congratulated for proving beyond any reasonable doubt the dire need for a constitutional amendment that would prevent judges like herself from making a mockery of our system of government.
 
December 2, 2010
 
paboehmke@yahoo.com