Rep. Womick: We can't have Muslims in our military
Speakers at a conference of conservative activists that focused on the threat of Islamic extremism in America on Friday praised Tennessee for being at the forefront of legislative efforts to fight it.
Christopher Holton of the Center for Security Policy said Tennessee was the first state in the nation to pass "American laws for American courts" legislation. This bars states from enforcing foreign laws, in settings such as family court, if their imposition would violate a person's constitutional rights.
While several of the speakers differentiated between Islamic extremists and other Muslims, not all did. State Rep. Rick Womick, R-Murfreesboro, a former U.S. Air Force pilot, drew a standing ovation when he said, "We cannot have Muslims in our military because we cannot trust them."...