The Unconstitutional Laws of Oklahoma

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In the United States of America the constitution is the highest law of the land. This constitution is final and absolute, neither state nor federal law can go against it. Oklahoma and many other states from the Bible belt, however have a history of passing unconstitutional laws only for them to be struck down in court at a later date. This is a problem because it ties up the courts and costs the taxpayers money for no reason other than sheer incompetence. The Oklahoma state government continuing to pass several unconstitutional laws knowing that they are wrong gives reason to question the competence of our state electives. There have been multiple cases within Oklahoma's history where unconstitutional laws have been passed by the state legislature. The states deep-rooted religious influence has led to several unconstitutional laws being passed and then justified by the moral values of our legislature. The Supreme Court is the law of the land and it is wrong for the state government to go against it. Oklahoma has gone as far as passing a direct ban on Sharia Law. Sharia Law is a fundamental part of Islamic culture. On January 10th, 2012, the ban on Sharia Law was declared unconstitutional by the tenth circuit court of appeals (Keyes). Any law that directly discriminates against a religion is unconstitutional as the entire purpose of the first amendment is to protect your religious freedoms. This law in particular directly violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment (Scott). Any state government that would directly and knowingly go against the very foundation of our constitution is either dangerously out of touch with reality or incompetent on a wide scale level. Furthermore, Oklahoma has a long-standing... ... middle of paper ... ...logic to govern their decisions the only option will be to impeach and appoint new electives. Works Cited Hoberock, Barbara. "Supreme Court Lets Stand Ruling Declaring Another Oklahoma Abortion Law Unconstitutional." Tulsa World (OK) 12 Nov. 2013: Newspaper Source Plus. Web. 16 Jan. 2014. Keyes, Scott. "BREAKING: 10th Circuit Court Of Appeals Declares Oklahoma’s Sharia Ban Unconstitutional." ThinkProgress RSS. Think Progress, 10 Jan. 2012. Web. 18 Jan. 2014. Associated, Press. "US Court Says Abortion Laws Unconstitutional." AP English Worldstream - English (2012): Newspaper Source Plus. Web. 16 Jan. 2014. Peralta, Eyder. "Federal Judge Strikes Down Oklahoma Ban On Gay Marriage." NPR. NPR, 14 Jan. 2014. Web. 18 Jan. 2014. M. Scott, Carter. "Oklahoma's High Court Strikes Down Civil Justice Law." Journal Record, The (Oklahoma City, OK) (n.d.):
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