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Amended HB 476:
Ohio Bill Encroaches on US
Federal Government and Violates International Law, Including the
Marcelle Rose Anthony
On behalf of myself with supporters numbering in the tens of
thousands, I oppose Amended HB 476 and request that the Ohio Senate
otherwise reject the bill, Amended HB 476, and Senate Version, in any form
it may take.
There are at least four U.S. Constitutional
arguments in opposition, as follows:
First, the bill
violates the U.S. Commerce Clause for only the federal government can
regulate for justiciable reasons interstate and foreign commerce.
Mr. Wexner is not going to be thrilled with this Ohio bill because he
makes billions from sales to Arab and European countries, all of whom
except perhaps Britain espouse the justice of the Palestinian cause and
support a Palestinian State.
Second, the U.S. Supremacy Clause
for there are already federal civil rights laws, including 42 USC, Section
1981 prohibiting discrimination in the making or enforcement of a contract
based upon race which include Irish, Arabs, Iranians, Greeks, Italians,
Jews, Spanish, Africans, and here Palestinians as Arabs, which prohibit
Ohio’s contemplated bill and provide civil damages. If a State actor
is involved, then I refer you to 42 USC, Section 1983 which also prohibits
Ohio’s contemplated bill and provides for civil damages. These are
federal civil rights laws which are supreme over any law that Ohio may
Third, the First Amendment’s right to freedom of speech and
assembly and that includes discussions as well as assembly on the justice
of the Palestinian cause and for a Palestinian State at any time and place
within reason. One of my former clients was an Israeli Jewish
gentleman who was a writer on the justice of the Palestinian cause,
Israel’s mistreatment of the Palestinians, and who advocated a Palestinian
State. His books were banned from the American internet and he was
called a “self-hating Jew” and an “anti-Semitic Jew.” All I
could do is negotiate that his readers’ funds be returned to them, but I
was not able to convince the internet to sell his books.
Our President Carter found the same resistance when he too published a
book on the justice of the Palestinian cause and a Palestinian State and
Israel’s mistreatment of Palestinian Christians, Palestinian Jews and
Fourth, only the United States government can
set policies for foreign politics, not the States of the Union. As you
may be aware, virtually 95% of the countries in the General Assembly at the
United Nations passed resolutions recognizing Palestine, (and that includes
China and India who represent one-half of the population of this Earth).
The Security Council did not pass the resolution vetoed and blocked by the
United States and the State of Israel and I believe Britain.
There are other reasons which deserve mentioning, as follows:
Fifth, when Rome occupied Palestine at the time of Jesus, (Jesus was a
Palestinian Jew), there were many other people living in occupied Palestine
at that time were not Jewish. Jesus spoke the language of Aramaic,
among other languages, which is the predecessor language to modern Arabic.
The first Bible was written in Aramaic, with the word, “Israel,” mentioned,
which in Aramaic means “House of God.” At that time, “House” meant
“Family” or “Believers,” not a physical building. So then, the Bible
in Aramaic, Jesus’ language, meant “Believers in (or family of) the One
God.” The Arabs, whether called that then, were Believers in the One God
from Prophet Abraham perhaps twenty thousand years earlier.
Today, just about everybody on this Earth are Believers in the One God
(as opposed to Eros and Venus for example, the war and the fertility gods).
Even before Jesus’ time, the native Americans believed in the Great Chief in
the Sky (the One God) with an afterlife for the eternal spirit (soul) based
on good deeds. The Buddhists believe in the One God with an afterlife
for the eternal soul based on good deeds. Just about everybody on this
Earth today believes in the One God. The Arabic word for the One God
is Allah, to whom Arab Christians, Arab Jews and Arab Muslims pray.
Sixth, your bill could be a signal that no American can work for a
State of Ohio government agency or department who even listens to the
justice of the Palestinian cause. What is next? No American
citizenship if you are a Palestinian, Arab, Catholic, Muslim, Buddhist,
European, African, Latin, and so on because all of them, save and except a
few, believe in the justice of the Palestinian cause and a Palestinian
State. Will Ohio be sending these people to internment camps stripping
them of their citizenship? What is next?
Ohio bill violates international law including the U.S. Geneva Convention.
Eighth, that Ohio bill is worse than the Salem witch hunts and the Dred
I respectfully request that this Ohio legislature
vote No on Amended HB 476 and any Ohio Senate version.
Anthony, J.D., LL.M.
Islamophobia in the US
How would American Christians feel if …
As an American Christian
professional and as a member of this human species, I am appalled at the
news media and government accounts of the latest happening at Ohio State
University where, Thank God, no one died, by an unstable and pitiful person
who happens to be Muslim.
Right away, the government and media are
claiming that he “may” be a “terrorist” and that this
could be a
“terrorist attack” by a Muslim who “could have connections” to two abhorrent
There are about 7 billion people on this
earth, of which about 1.5 billion are Christians, and about 1.5 billion are
Muslims living in almost all of the countries on this earth. The
Muslims believe in Jesus, that he was born of the Virgin Mary by the
Immaculate Conception, by the power of the Holy Spirit, as announced to Mary
by the Archangel Gabriel; and that Jesus will come and appear again on
How would we American Christians feel if across every
world newspaper and in every media, it was reported that American Christians
are “terrorists” because they eat flesh and drink blood every Sunday at the
minimum, have weapons of mass destruction, and since America has bases and
weapons in just about every part of the world, the American Christians could
be ruled by military dictators, with an insinuendo for every European, South
American, Asian and the rest of the world’s countries to hate, sanction and
destroy those American Christian “terrorists”. How would we American
Shame on those who are responsible for a government
and media sponsored hate and fear message. Until you know for certain,
have concrete evidence, and are not conjecturing, please
investigation to yourselves, silence the media, and stop fueling hate and
fear among all Americans.
Remember, Jesus said, the greatest
commandment of all is to Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself.
President John Kennedy espoused, Let the world unite and America will align
with it in peace and harmony.
The Muslims do not believe that Jesus
is the “Son” of God, for that would mean that there are two Gods, not the
One God, Allah, to whom Arab Christians and Arab Jews and Arab Muslims pray.
“Allah” is the Arabic word for “God.”
The Muslims do believe in
Marcelle Rose Anthony, J.D., LL.M.
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