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Do Republicans Want to Enact Religious Law?

Many of their big public policy debates are over the 3GS, God, Gays, and Guns.

And then there is their obsession over women's reproductive rights.

Another obsession of theirs is their constant battle with science from evolution to climate change.

Their obsession with branding of other religions as evil.

Why do republicans want sharia law in our secular nation?

IMHO, it is mostly a SCAM to keep us all distracted from their thieving and duggary.

What say you?

57% Of Republicans Say Dismantle Constitution And Make Christianity National Religion
http://www.politicususa.com/2015/02/25/57-republicans-dismantle-constitution-christianity-national-religion.html

Barney Frank calls out Dennis Hastert & GOP hypocrisy with a perfect statement
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/05/30/1389022/-Barney-Frank-calls-out-Dennis-Hastert-GOP-hypocrisy-with-a-perfect-statement

Should Legislatures Pay Raises be Linked to Minimum Wage Raises?

One way to help ensure they also have our interests in mind when working in D.C. is to tie their raises to the minimum wage raises.

So, they would only get a raise AFTER the minimum wage has been raised?

We all know from past experience that this would be an automatic boost to the economy, since the working class will spend that money in the economy, greatly helping small businesses from restaurants, to independent contractors, and even huge companies too; e.g. WalMart.

Not to mention help everyone else's pay rise to boot

What does DI think?

UN calls for suspension of TTIP talks over fears of human rights abuses

http://www.theguardian.com/global/2015/may/04/ttip-united-nations-human-right-secret-courts-multinationals


Most worrisome are the ISDS arbitrations, which constitute an attempt to escape the jurisdiction of national courts and bypass the obligation of all states to ensure that all legal cases are tried before independent tribunals that are public, transparent, accountable and appealable.

“Article 103 of the UN charter on human rights says that if there is a conflict between the provisions of the charter and any other treaty, it is the charter that prevails.”

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Disputes have already cost governments hundreds of millions of pounds in compensation. The Swedish nuclear energy group Vattenfall is suing the German government for its decision to phase out nuclear energy following the Fukushima disaster, while the French waste and energy group Veolia sued the Egyptian government when it raised the minimum wage.

“There have been more than 600 such cases and most of them have been decided in favour of the corporations,” he said. “Why? Because the arbitrators are highly paid corporate lawyers, today working for the corporation, tomorrow as advocates, day after tomorrow as lobbyist, the day after that as arbitrators.
“These are classical situations of conflict of interest and lack of independence.”

more...
http://www.theguardian.com/global/2015/may/04/ttip-united-nations-human-right-secret-courts-multinationals
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