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House Vote On Saudi Arabia Must Not Be Allowed To Stand

September 9, 2016

Readers know that while I am fascinated with the history and culture of Saudi Arabia I also have great disdain for the brand of Islam they practice and spread worldwide.  Wahhabism is NOT the way of Mohammad.   I mention that only to be clear from where I stand when it comes to that nation and trust that is does not cloud my feelings on the matter at hand.

The House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that will allow 9/11 victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia for damages. The Senate also approved the bill unanimously in May.   This simply must not be allowed to become law.

President Obama must veto this bill if for no other reason than one of principle.

This is a dangerous precedent to engage in as it will open up our nation to retaliation from other countries who enact similar laws in the future.  There is nothing good to come from eroding sovereign immunity.

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