View Poll Results: Would you favor a law banning burqas in the United States?

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    Re: Would you favor a law banning burqas in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    No prohibiting the free exercise of religion, right? Did I fall asleep and we cut out part of the first amendment?
    SCOTUS has ruled on this several times. You can't unduly restrict religious freedom. You can require things to be done that are in the public interest. This is actually a very interesting area of the law.

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    Re: Would you favor a law banning burqas in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centrehalf View Post
    SCOTUS has ruled on this several times. You can't unduly restrict religious freedom. You can require things to be done that are in the public interest. This is actually a very interesting area of the law.
    I voted "No." There's that thing about freedom of religion... if I recall correctly. However, the government should have no right to dictate what I choose as clothing, for any reason, religious or otherwise.
    "Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it." - Judge Learned Hand

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    Re: Would you favor a law banning burqas in the United States?

    angry, I'm actually OK with that as long as I am not compelled to potentially place myself in danger due to a lack of security screening because of religious tolerance.

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    Re: Would you favor a law banning burqas in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Urethra Franklin View Post
    Sweetpea I have something of a history on DP - you should perhaps look back at the hysterics any mention of France has provoked on these boards over the years.
    I wasn't talking about France, I was talking about Fox News.
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    Re: Would you favor a law banning burqas in the United States?

    If all women in burka's looked like this, I'd be for a law 'requiring' them.

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