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2nd: This constitution guarantees the Islamic identity of the majority of the Iraqi people and the full religious rights for all individuals and the freedom of creed and religious practices./blockquote>
In a document of over 10,000 words, the word “Islam” is mentioned five times, while the dreaded “Sharia” appears once (Article 90), in reference to experts in same that will sit on the Supreme Court along with judges and other legal authorities. Indeed, if the country were truly run under the strict rule of Sharia, the document itself would be impossible since Sharia forbids man-made law.
One of the things that is so misunderstood by the left, is that our own country was established on the religious beliefs of its founders, but also allowed for the free practice of others who chose to live under that establishment. And up until the last thirty years or so, one might imagine that most Americans would have agreed that no law be passed that contradicts the Ten Commandments.
Is the new Iraqi Constitution perfect? No, and neither was ours apparently. That is why is has been amended twenty-seven times, not counting those amendments imposed by our own Supreme Court; a practice which may soon end, much to the dismay of the grumbling left.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?