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Protesters rally against Islamic law in dozens of U.S. cities

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If we indeed call ourselves a democracy, and in a democracy if the majority of voters want a particular thing, how can it be legally stopped ?

 

Do some research on the case in Ramapo, NJ on how a Hasidic Jewish community voter block took control over  the school board and funneled the resources to the private yeshivas that their kids attended because they had the votes. They closed schools even when enrollment was increasing and then sold those same school buildings to the yeshivas for what was later determined to be below market rates. Is that any less their right as taxpayers and  voters ? 

 

Their argument was that they paid taxes for public schools and yet their kids went to private yeshivas so they took over the board and changed the entire dynamic. This was legal (except for the selling of the school below market) but if a Muslim community did the same, all hell would break loose. What is the difference ?

 

And let it be noted that in this community this is not a trouble free situation and protests and violence have occurred. 

 

We cannot have what I call a democracy of convenience....if voters will it, it should be so,

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40 minutes ago, tonray said:

If we indeed call ourselves a democracy, and in a democracy if the majority of voters want a particular thing, how can it be legally stopped ?

 

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It has been said many times on the forum, the US is a representative gov't; it's not a democracy in the strictest sense of the word.   If it were, then Clinton would be president.

 

The US has a Constitution and that document calls for separation of Church and State, so Sharia Law would not be permitted under the Constitution.   It's going to take a really, really lot of people in favor of Sharia law to get a Constitutional amendment to change that.  

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17 minutes ago, Scott said:

It has been said many times on the forum, the US is a representative gov't; it's not a democracy in the strictest sense of the word.   If it were, then Clinton would be president.

 

The US has a Constitution and that document calls for separation of Church and State, so Sharia Law would not be permitted under the Constitution.   It's going to take a really, really lot of people in favor of Sharia law to get a Constitutional amendment to change that.  

What we will find over the long term is that birth rates of immigrants residing in the US are significantly higher than those of what we consider "Americans". They will succeed in time but their solutions (Sharia law) will likely evolve during that time also.

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