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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Senator: Followers of Sharia Law should leave the country

Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie

Now this is Hard Core
An Australian Senator says the unsayable: followers
of Sharia Law should leave Australia.

AUSTRALIANS who support sharia law should “pack up their bags and get out of here” or else be stripped of their vote and welfare entitlements, Jacqui Lambie says.

The Tasmanian Palmer United Party senator today said Australians who support Islamic law held “allegiance to a foreign power”, but refused repeated opportunities to define what she meant by sharia law.

“I just say anyone who supports sharia law in Australia should not have the right to vote, should not be given government handouts and should probably pack up their bags and get out of here — that’s what I’m saying,” Senator Lambie said in Hobart reports The Australian.
Senator Lambie is a member of
the Palmer United Party.

“Anybody that’s supporting or calling for sharia law in Australia should get out. It’s as simple as that.”

Senator Lambie denied cutting benefits and disenfranchising some Muslims could exacerbate their sense of isolation.

The PUP senator last month warned of a possible Chinese invasion, calling for doubled military spending to “stop our grandchildren from becoming slaves to an aggressive, anti-democratic totalitarian foreign power”.

She has refused to apologise for the remarks.

Sharia law is the Islamic legal system, derived from both scripture and the rulings of Islamic scholars.
Some religious leaders have called for Australia to embrace “legal pluralism’’ in order to allow Muslims to marry, divorce and conduct financial transactions under the principles of sharia.

In opposition, Attorney-General George Brandis defended the rights of Muslims abide by sharia law insofar as it was consistent with mainstream law.

Free Elections - What a Concept

Composition of the Parliament of Tasmania
House of
Source: Tasmanian Electoral Commission
 the 2006 state election in his own right. Lennon res       
The government of Tasmania has three political parties and 12 independent members.

While back here is the U.S. we are force-fed a choice of one, maybe two, parties.  Maybe someday the U.S. can try free elections.

The Australian Senate
The Federal Senate in Australia consists of 10 different political parties and 2 independent members.  That is something called a free election everywhere on earth except in the U.S. where the same corrupt Washington D.C. funded parties magically win 100% of all elections.
It is long past time that American elections be opened up so the people's representatives actually represent the people and not the Billionaire Cartels of businesses and unions that buy elections.  A popular method around the world is proportional representation.  If a party gets 20% of the vote it gets 20% of the seats in the legislature.
If this system had existed in 2010 we might have seen an actual Tea Party winning 20% of the seats in the House and setting up its own Tea Party National Committee and Congressional Caucus.  Instead it is the same old corrupt two party monopoly business as usual.
Freedom.  Maybe some day we will try it in American elections.

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