Oklahoma election results: Oklahoma bans sharia law
State Question 755, better known as the "Save Our State" constitutional amendment, would prevent courts from using international or Sharia law.
First of all, why does Oklahoma have ballot "questions"? Everyone else has propositions or initiatives. Ballot questions, I don't know, just sounds so British. "I say, Cecil, how are you planning to vote on the question before us this year?" "Well, Basil, I rather thought I might vote against it!" Which would be great. It would be terrific if Oklahomans were more like Britons. But that isn't too likely to happen. Probably about as likely as an Oklahoma judge factoring Sharia law into his decisions.
But it's not just Oklahoma worried about this imaginary menace.
At the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. in September, Newt Gingrich positioned himself perhaps to the right of Sarah Palin in a potential bid for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination by saying, "I am opposed to any efforts to impose Sharia in the United States, and we should have a federal law that says under no circumstances in any jurisdiction in the United States will Sharia [law] be used in any court to apply to any judgment made about American law."