Senate District 58 Republican Senator Dave Thompson is introducing an Anti-Muslim Sharia Law bill, at the Capitol on Monday. Why exactly does he need to do that? Are we really afraid of other Americans because they sometimes dress differently, or sometimes have a different color of skin? It is 2012 not 1912 right?
I have to say that based on those few interactions I had with Dave Thompson in 2010 as his senate opponent, I thought he seemed fairly logical and pragmatic, and that he simply had a much for politically conservative view of the world than I did. But, I was obviously wrong about him being a logical and pragmatic. I think Dave Thompson might be one of those bigoted crazies who is scared of Muslims? It kind of blows his whole “he’s being logical” argument out of the water about Voter because he obviously isn’t logical.
Of course maybe this is just a ploy for something bigger. If Dave Thompson is doing this dog whistle “Southern Strategy” anti-Muslim stuff, maybe he is running for president, and we just don’t know it. You know, kind of like Dan Severson running for US Senate… I read recently that full Sharia Law is really only in effect in Saudi Arabia and parts of Nigeria. Most Muslim countries follow its principles with regards to banking, contracts, marriage and inheritance. So, with a Sharia system of justice taking hold in only one and a half Muslim countries, why are Dave Thompson and all his extremist fear-mongering Republican buddies worried that it will ever take hold in Minnesota or in America?
Oh wait!!! I see it now. I said marriage in that last paragraph. That’s it. If people of the Muslim faith can use Sharia Law regarding marriage, what’s next? Then gays can use their own “gay laws” to enforce rules! Now the pieces of the puzzle are falling in to place. This is all about Rick Santorum and his man-on-dog marriage fear. Got it, make sense — oh wait, no it doesn’t.
Maybe the Senator from Lakeville needs to worry more about the promotion of business in Minnesota and families in Lakeville and Farmington who are still having their houses foreclosed on, instead of some dog-whistle, McCarthyist style fear mongering that appeals to the only those who have their thinking done for them by a Republican Party that has realized the only way they can actually keep winning it through fear and deception.