September 3, 2013
BUT IT'S TOTALLY DIFFERENT THAN SHARIA...:
Theocracy Now, in Wisconsin and Beyond (Ian Murphy, September 3, 2013, The Progressive)
And demographics mean we'll be able to keep pushing further. Posted by Orrin Judd at September 3, 2013 4:06 PMGovernor Scott Walker, the duly elected son of a preacher, has ruled Wisconsin with religious fervor.He's successfully managed to compel the state's taxpayers to fund the religious education of students with vouchers--500 this year, 1,000 the next, most of whom were already attending private schools.Walker's proudly signed a bill into law restricting the reproductive rights of women across the state--though the provision requiring abortion providers to have ready access to surgery rooms has been temporarily struck down by a Seventh Circuit Court injunction.Even Act 10, Walker's defining piece of anti-labor legislation, which stripped most public union employees of their collective bargaining rights, smacks of an entrenched religiosity that justifies fruitless toil on Earth so that one may earn a living wage in heaven.It's ultimately up to voters in the Badger State to decide where to draw the line between church and state--or whether to erase it entirely.Enter: Assembly Joint Resolution 43 and Senate Joint Resolution 38, a proposed "Religious Freedom Amendment" to Article 1, Section 18, of the Wisconsin Constitution which, if it passes the legislature, will be ratified or rejected at the ballot.