A hearing for a bill sponsored by Rep. Paul Curtman, R-Pacific, (pictured) that would ban Sharia law in Missouri (as if that is a problem any way), will be held by the General Laws Committee at noon tomorrow in House Hearing Room 4.
As I noted last week, he bill, like many other bills making their way through the Missouri legislature, was not written by a representative, but by one of the special interest groups that relieve our elected officials of that duty.
As pointed out by the investigative magazine Mother Jones, the anti-Sharia bill was penned by David Yerushalmi of the Public Policy Institute.
From the Mother Jones article:
But it's not just Muslims who draw Yerushalmi's scorn. In a 2006 essay for SANE entitled On Race: A Tentative Discussion (pdf), Yerushalmi argued that whites are genetically superior to blacks. "Some races perform better in sports, some better in mathematical problem solving, some better in language, some better in Western societies and some better in tribal ones," he wrote.
Yerushalmi has suggested that Caucasians are inherently more receptive to republican forms of government than blacks—an argument that's consistent with SANE's mission statement, which emphasizes that "America was the handiwork of faithful Christians, mostly men, and almost entirely white." And in an article published at the website Intellectual Conservative, Yerushalmi, who is Jewish, suggests that liberal Jews "destroy their host nations like a fatal parasite." Unsurprisingly, then, Yerushalmi offered the lone Jewish defense of Mel Gibson, after the actor’s anti-Semitic tirade in 2006. Gibson, he wrote, was simply noting the "undeniable Jewish liberal influence on western affairs in the direction of a World State."
This ought to bring the jobs flowing into Missouri.