HB 708 was third read and passed the Missouri House by a vote of 102-51 and is now on its way to the Senate!
Debating the importance of HB 708.
HB 708 was perfected and printed on the house floor today with a vote of 99-53.
This bill would prevent our judges from using foreign law to render their decision if that law would deny our citizens fro their constitutionally protected liberties.
The purpose of government is to do one thing and one thing only: protect the rights of citizens and even then, the government can only do that if and only if they have the consent of the citizens. This is why our leadership is elected, it is why our legislature is elected; so the laws that we use to protect us are also representative of the people. I really do not understand how it is that anyone who takes an oath to the United States and Missouri Constitutions would ever vote against a bill that would ensure that our citizens are protected by our constitutions. This really baffles me.
It makes me think that some people don't understand that the number one priority here at the capitol is to protect the individual rights of the citizens. This is why the process is supposed to go slow, this is wy we have checks and balances, this is why debate and the amendment procedure are so necessary. When you have people that make laws but don't even understand what the intent of their proposed laws are supposed to be geared at, then people begin to loose freedom. I will continue to stand for sound financial principles and personal freedoms. you can learn more about HB 708 HERE.
American Laws for American Courts Act, HB 708 was heard in the Judiciary Committee recently. My bill, HB 708, would prohibit Missouri judges from rendering decisions based on any type of foreign law, legal code or system. This bill will keep judges from basing decisions on those legal systems, such as Sharia Law for example, which might deprive someone of their fundamental liberties, rights and privileges granted under the constitution of this state and the United States.
Yes, I know, you wouldn't think this would be needed, and I hope that it never is, but the more I look, the more I learn that government doesn't like to be restricted by the law. Not only has the Supreme court cited foreign law, but a Florida judge is using foreign law as well, read more about that case here.
So, hopefully, this will help to sure up confidence that if we ever find ourselves in court, the judge will base the decision off of our laws which are a representation of the will of the our people.