Pocket Ninja: This is one of those cases where I'd actually say that the word "bigot" isn't strong enough to describe the people involved. The word used to describe them needs to capture the essence of bigot, certainly, but it also needs to somehow reflect mind-numbing paranoia and self-delusion as well as encapsulate small-minded provinciality and a complete commitment to sustaining ignorance in all forms. "Bigot" falls a little short in the narrowness of its focus; we need something more expansive in its accounting of idiocy.
ginandbacon: Does this mean that Rabbinical courts couldn't mediate non-criminal disputes? Or that the Holy See cannot block the ordination of women?
soia: So that means that the christians can't put the 10 commandments in public places or teach the bible in schools?
RexTalionis: ginandbacon: Does this mean that Rabbinical courts couldn't mediate non-criminal disputes? Or that the Holy See cannot block the ordination of women?More practically, it means that divorce courts can't recognize any marriages performed outside of the US (i.e. for immigrant couples) and that companies in Kansas cannot enter into contracts with any foreign companies or entities and expect to be able to go to court in Kansas.
Aarontology: So what he did was sign a law mandating the separation of Church and State?Awesome.
hinten: What's next, flying cars?Why, yes! Link in the article:Link
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Cythraul: soia: So that means that the christians can't put the 10 commandments in public places or teach the bible in schools?Heh, you wish. It's okay for Christians to do it, since this is a Christian nation.
Chummer45: These pointless, grandstanding, nonsensical laws are an utter and complete waste of government resources.
Chummer45: Do the people of Kansas realize or even care that their state government is wasting its time passing laws that (1) fail to address any actual problem, and (2) are guaranteed to result in a lawsuit against the state, with a federal court striking the law down as unconstitutional?Seriously, talk about government waste. These pointless, grandstanding, nonsensical laws are an utter and complete waste of government resources.
CrackpipeCardozo: Chummer45: These pointless, grandstanding, nonsensical laws are an utter and complete waste of government resources.Welcome to the 2011-2012 Kansas legislature. Anybody want to take a stab at the dollar amount spent paying third party attorneys to defend abortion legislation recently passed?
Doc_Gerbil: I don't have a problem with this IF they also ban any xtian influence on the interpretation of law.Keep all of the invisible sky wizards out the court rooms and we're good.
Millennium: The blocking of foreign law as a factor in American legal decisions... I've got to be honest, I'm OK with that. There have been a number of cases where contemporary foreign law has been used to justify some rather "creative" interpretations of a certain "living document," as though it were subject to fashion. This, I believe, needs to be stopped.
Serious Black: Kansas is quickly turning into the test case for whether the Tea Party can run a government. Eliminating taxes for most rich individuals and the biggest businesses, destroying public services, reducing education funding, de facto eliminating or criminalizing abortion, turning every issue into partisan warfare, failing to accomplish constitutionally mandated activities like redistricting and developing a budget...if there weren't almost 3 million people getting farked over by these stupid farking rules (including myself), I would laugh. Instead, I uncontrollably weep.
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