It is time to stand up for American rule of law and individual rights for all. And Montana is doing just that. Senate Bill 199, introduced by state Sen. Janna Taylor, R-Dayton, would nullify any “court, arbitration or administrative agency ruling” that relies on any foreign law contrary to rights guaranteed to Montanans by the state or U.S. constitutions.
Taylor’s bill is entitled “Primacy of Montana Law,” and prohibits the use of foreign laws and customs from being considered in a Montana court of law. This is Montana’s version of an anti-Sharia law bill, modeled off similar legislation that has passed in Louisiana, Kansas and Tennessee.
This bill has been introduced to Montana’s Senate Judiciary committee and will be voted on tomorrow. If you are in Montana, contact your state senator now and urge him or her to vote for this bill.
This should be the proverbial no-brainer. And yet the fact that such laws are met with so much resistance, both overt and covert, indicates how very needed they are.
How can anyone oppose a law that seeks to prevent foreign laws from undermining fundamental constitutional liberties? We all accept that state and federal constitutional rights to a jury trial in CIVIL cases can be waived almost by default (thus two parties agreeing to be bound by German or French law where there is no jury trial right in a civil matter) would not be affected by the bill since the jury trial right is per the law waived by default.