It is unfortunate that you do not understand what this bill completely entails. First of all, there is no such thing as Sharia "Law". Sharia is a code of conduct that people who follow Islam are guided by. It is similar to those who are Jews following the Ten Commandments and the Christians who abide by the principles of the New Testament. What you see on tv is not Islam. The countries in the Middle East, Africa and the South Pacific have laws that have embedded years of customs and traditions into their laws and happen to be Islamic majority countries. Second, what makes you think that the U.S. Constitution needs a bill like this one to support it. Is the Constitution not adequate enough to protect its citizens? In fact, a bill like this one would sooner or later be deemed unconstitutional because it prohibits people from practicing their religion. By that I mean, it could very well be a version of what the French have enacted a few years ago and what Australia has enacted this year by having a burqa and hijab ban. In the form of this bill, this could apply administratively for those citizens of Michigan who are employed. Enacting a policy to ban such things which would prohibit religious freedom. If this bill were to pass, then it spreads across the board. No burqa or hijab for the Muslim, no yamaca for the Jew, and no I love Jesus shirts for the Christian. Now, how fair is that?
Third, you bring up the point of immigrants and foreigners abiding by the laws of the U.S., which I completely agree with you on this point. But what you obviously don't know is that for at least a two centuries, the U.S. courts have always been fair in terms of upholding decisions that were made in a foreign land. Of course the courts will not decide punishment or policy based on another country's decision, but contractual decisions yes. If you follow American Jurisprudence law, then you will understand this has been the case. Our Constitution will not allow other countries' laws of punishment and policy to dictate how they should carry the decision here in the U.S. Fourth, our forefathers were people who escaped religious persecution (this is self-explanatory, I shouldn't have to go into detail). While the First Amendment grants the freedom OF religion and not the freedom FROM religion, it should be understood that if people want to abide by their code of conduct which is similar to your own belief system and that it does not conflict with Supremacy law of the land, then why deny that?
Fifth, as explained above, If it [code of conduct] conflicts with the U.S. Constitution, then there should be an absolute stop to it. But this is protected by the concept of Separation of church and state. Sixth, obviously by your blatant and offensive remarks you know nothing about the history of the Constitution itself or how this country came to be. If you read your NEW history carefully, you will find that the forefathers were Deist. The principles of this land were not only founded on Christian principles as you argue, but also, Mohommedian (Islamic) and Jewish principles. Don't believe me, look at the writings of Thomas Jefferson (Declaration of Independence). It is clear that you have fell into the trap of Islamophobia.
I agree with you to an extent on this point, "if you come to the USA out of choice (as did I) then you better be ready to assimilate and live as an American", well you shot yourself in the foot with that one. I would add that YOU should also continue to learn about American history and Jurisprudence before you make an ignorant statement such as the one you made above. Finally, this bill does not say anything about Sharia "Law", I read it multiple times, so my safe assumption is that it spreads across the board. Now Greywolf, if you believe in the Constitution of the U.S., then you should be cautious about supporting such a blatantly, fear mongering bill such as this one that makes no sense whatsoever. A bill proposed by representatives that don't have the faith in the very document that allowed them the privilege to live in a country such as this one.
All in all, get your facts straight before you talk. I leave you with the words of peace,
Asalaam Alaykum and may the Creator bless Michigan and all of the U.S. as we endure through these troubling times.