OUR VIEW: State Questions 754, 755
SQ 754 — We say: NO
Written for the sole purpose of countering SQ 744, this measure has the potential to take the power of prioritizing the state budget out of the hands of the lawmakers with prohibitions on ways lawmakers decide to appropriate funds. The ballot language also makes it permanent, which could be a major hindrance in the future.
SQ 755 — We say: NO
Oklahoma couldn’t miss out on the Islamophobia in America. If passed, SQ 755 would outlaw the use of Sharia Law in state courts. The idea that these courts use or could use Sharia is ridiculous, and the measure implies Oklahoma’s Muslims are all extremists trying to subvert U.S. laws. Let’s not marginalize the state’s Muslim population.