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Supreme Court v. Sharia Law: Have We Forgotten?

Aftermath from the riot in this case.

Two 17 year olds are arrested for being in love in Afghanistan.  Will the Government intercede?  Will it even matter with the culture that dominates these people?

Sharia laws dictates they should be killed.  While we may look at this and shake our heads,  it was the same in our country and in my lifetime!  To read this incredibly sad story from Afghanistan written in the NYT click here.  (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/31/world/asia/31herat.html?_r=1&hpMake sure you read the last paragraph… talk about hypocricy!

Were we just like Afghanistan?

In the U.S., a more civilized country, prohibition on inter-race marriages was the law at one time until 1967.   How soon will the SCOTUS ruling catch up with Afghanistan? Here is an outline of the case that changed our country.

As a side note, my mother hated blacks and would say thing like “We should send all them jigaboo’s back to Africa.”  During the race riots in 1968 in Detroit, the rhetoric became pretty intense.  Having never met a black person, I could never figure out how you could hate someone without ever meeting them.  I was only 7-8 years old at the time.  I actually had a fear of them engrained into me, by my parents.  Somehow they were evil as per my Mom and caused all sorts of problems in this country.  Dad knew all the disgusting black jokes and would make fun of them on a regular basis.  He knew all the ethnic jokes and I heard them all too many times.

Decades later I confronted Mother about this, and the best I could get was “Well we may have made some mistakes.”   No… do you think?  You were and still are a racist Mother.  Good thing I did not grow up emulating you in that regards! 

Will it take another generation in Afghanistan to bring about the same change in attitudes?  I hope not!

Take a look at the Loving v. Virginia case.

Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967), was a landmark civil rights case in which the United States Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, declared Virginia’s anti-miscegenation statute, the “Racial Integrity Act of 1924”, unconstitutional, thereby overturning Pace v. Alabama (1883) and ending all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States.

 The plaintiffs, Mildred Loving (née Mildred Delores Jeter, a woman of African and Rappahannock Native American descent, July 22, 1939 – May 2, 2008) and Richard Perry Loving (a white man, October 29, 1933 – June 1975), were residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia who had been married in June 1958 in the District of Columbia, having left Virginia to evade the Racial Integrity Act, a state law banning marriages between any white person and any non-white person.

Storm Troopers in the US?

Upon their return to Caroline County, Virginia, they were charged with violation of the ban.  They were caught sleeping in their bed by a group of police officers who had invaded their home in the hopes of finding them in the act of sex (another crime). 

In their defense, Mrs. Loving had pointed to a marriage certificate on the wall in their bedroom; rather than defending them, it became the evidence the police needed for a criminal charge, because it proved they had been married in another state.  Specifically, they were charged under Section 20-58 of the Virginia Code, which prohibited interracial couples from being married out of state and then returning to Virginia, and Section 20-59, which classified “miscegenation” as a felony, punishable by a prison sentence of between one and five years. 

On January 6, 1959, the Lovings pled guilty and were sentenced to one year in prison, with the sentence suspended for 25 years on condition that the couple leave the state of Virginia.  The trial judge in the case, Leon M. Bazile, echoing Johann Friedrich Blumenbach’s 18th-century interpretation of race, proclaimed that:

“ Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix.

The ruling, which was unanimous in overturning all the States the prevented inter-racial marriages (including Asians), flipped a SCOTUS ruling that had been on the books for over 100 years.

Meanwhile in Afghanistan, they are stepping into the modern world in less than ten years.  I wonder how many will die to either break the Sharia hold on Afghanistan or strengthen it!

I shudder when I see that Sharia Law has entered into our own court system and has affected rulings in THIS COUNTRY!

What a waste of taxpayers money and the loss of our own troops if we leave Afghanistan and allow these conditions/Sharia Law to exist.  Did we accomplish the mission?  Did we win?  Was it worth it?  How many more must die becasue they are in love? 

Sadly I have only unaswered questions.

Paul Smith

Delegate to the Republican Party

Former Candidate for Congress 2008-2010

Taking our Government back, one day at a time!

 

 

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