"God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
The tragedy is not that things are broken. The tragedy is that things are not mended again. - Alan Paton
Bach is the beginning and end of all music - Max Reger
It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It's us. Only us - Rorschach
I choose mashed potatoes.
Seriously, they do big time in the UK and in theory to some extent in the US. Follow the logic: In America there are some Christians who on religious grounds oppose litigating with a fellow Christian in civil court.
1 Corinthians 6
New International Version (NIV)
Lawsuits Among Believers
6 If any of you has a dispute with another, do you dare to take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the Lord’s people? 2 Or do you not know that the Lord’s people will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases? 3 Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life! 4 Therefore, if you have disputes about such matters, do you ask for a ruling from those whose way of life is scorned in the church? 5 I say this to shame you. Is it possible that there is nobody among you wise enough to judge a dispute between believers? 6 But instead, one brother takes another to court—and this in front of unbelievers!
7 The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated? 8 Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers and sisters.
Because of this Biblical passage, a legal alternative is commonplace in some Christian circles called Binding Christian Arbitration. I know an attorney who specialize in it. Basically it allows Christians to avoid civil court be agreeing to submit their disputes to tribunals made up of fellow Christians. It's voluntary and DOES NOT apply to criminal proceedings. I was talking to some friends in the UK and they have something similar there that some Muslims participate in. Relinquish all civil liability through the government courts and in exchange allow a faith-based tribunal reach a verdict. Compare to Judge Judy. There's nothing stopping Muslims in America from doing so as well, all parties must be agreeable however.
Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011
Look, I have ALREADY POSTED NEWS ARTICLES that show that they ALREADY HAVE A FOOTHOLD.
Remain ignorant if you like.
I am not saying they will win, just that to blow it off as impossible is literally the mindset of a ignorant person. Sharia is not compatable with our Constitution and most Americans will not want Sharia in our Courts... but it is already happening because butt headed Judges are making personal rulings. This needs to be addressed and fixed.