First Amendment takes care of Sharia law threat

August 29, 2011

Del. Ron George, in his naive anti-Sharia diatribe ("Sharia law is a real threat to American liberties," Aug. 24), seems to overlook the obvious remedy — the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Since Mr. George, surprisingly an actual member of the Maryland House of Delegates, claims to be one of those "who seek to safeguard liberty," he might want to check out the document that our founders wrote for this very purpose and be reassured that there is absolutely no way Sharia law or any other religious dogma could ever be recognized as having a legal basis in America. I'm sorry, Mr. George, but those who are making an issue of this are, indeed, bigots, and they have every intention of exploiting intolerance for dubious political ends. Are you going to continue to be one of them?

Dick Boulton, Ellicott City

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