Fears of Creeping Sharia led to Idaho Republican lawmakers killing a bill that would’ve allowed authorities to monitor and track child support payments. It didn’t even survive the committee.
SB 1067 would have opened up the federal government’s existing system to provide enforcement after tracking down deadbeat parents in the state.
So how on Earth is this tied to Sharia law?
Because the federal system is tied to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act. This act includes agreements with the Hague Convention on International Recovery of Child Support and Family Maintenance agreed to by Muslim-majority countries like Bosnia and Albania.
As it’s tied to an international system that includes secular Muslim-majority countries like Albania and Bosnia, it’s creeping Sharia. You can’t make this stuff up.
Senator Sheryl Nuxoll said of the bill: “There is no specific language in the bill that would protect the rights of those dealing with parentage, child support and support orders from a foreign country that would contradict our laws here. There are other countries listed in the treaty—France, Belgium— that have recognized Sharia courts as quasi-courts. So I just feel that you should be aware of those facts.”
If that name sounds familiar to you, it’s because Nuxoll once compared insurance companies working with Obamacare to be “just like” Jews boarding the trains to head off to Auschwitz.
This woman is an out-and-out lunatic. But she had support from other Republicans, like Kathy Simms. Simms said, “We don’t need to invite foreign law in Idaho.”
All who think this sounds identical to the Red-baiting rhetoric of Joe McCarthy, raise your hand.
The bill died in the House Judiciary and Rules Committee.
In true Republican fashion, the death of this bill slims down the state debt by costing the state more than $16 million in federal funds, with a possible and additional surcharge of $30 million lost to the state’s TANF program.
Another result of this bill is that Idaho may well become a Mecca for people looking to skip out on child support payments.
With legislators like this, who needs terrorists?
[h/t and picture credit RS]