"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
There is a fundamental issue here which is at the core of what an open society is. And when I say open society I mean one in which people can move about relatively freely - more or less - and a wide range of activities and behaviors is open to them as legitimate and accepted.
That core issue is that people can be identified if they abuse the benefits of such a society. And when someone wears clothing which is intended to disguise their identity - regardless of the reason - it runs counter to the very principle that we can be open because we can be help accountable as we are identified if we do something improper or even illegal.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
You want to bring driving into this conversation? I don't think it is safe for people to be on the phone and drive, but they are. I don't think it is safe for people to put on makeup in the car, but they do. I don't think driving has anything to do with the ban. It is about stripping away someone else's identity.
Stand up for freedom. Do not cower to fear.
We shouldn't take away rights because of fear.
"We ain't a sharp species. We kill each other over arguments about what happens when you die, then fail to see the ******* irony in that." - Justin Halpern
The vast majority of people could identify this guy from 10 feet away with or without the hat.
Could you identify this person? Is it even a male or female?
Wastin' time, like it was free - Godsmack
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville