Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ban it?

I don't like the idea of bans, they give our various politico's and righteous far too much in the way of precedence when dealing with the way we live our lives. Take the recent burka ban in France, they've legislated away a right to dress just how the hell you want and it seems the calls are rising for our lot to do the same and no doubt some of the idiots who purport to govern us are champing at the bit to do so.

Express.
POLICE made the first arrests yesterday of women flouting France’s new burka ban amid fresh calls to outlaw them in Britain too.
Anyone who appears veiled in public in France can now be fined £130 under a law that came into effect yesterday.
The move sparked calls for a similar approach in this country, with surveys showing there was widespread public support for a law that would make it illegal for anyone to cover their face in public.
Tory MP Philip Hollobone has tabled a private member’s bill that would ban veils in public, while UKIP has won public support for its policy on outlawing the burka.
Mr Hollobone announced his bill last year, saying: “This is Britain. We are not a Muslim country. Covering your face in public is strange, and to many people both intimidating and offensive.
“We are never going to get along with having a fully integrated society if a substantial minority insist on concealing their identity from everyone else.”
Now don't get me wrong, I don't like the burka I think it's an idiotic piece of desert wear and class it as a look at me I'm much more holier than thou statement by the wearer, a sign of mental insecurity of the male involved or both. But I wouldn't take away the right of someone to chance rickets due to vitamin D deficiency away from them, I'd actually empower the rest of us instead. I'd empower the right of any business or government building to say you cannot come in here with your face shielded, I'd remove (in the name of equality) any activity that panders to separation and non integration such as blacking out windows at swimming pools, generally just empower people to make life for someone who wears one of those garments not worth the effort of donning it. Same as I'd remove translation services from all government depts, you come here, you speak English, Welsh or Gaelic (and braille/large print editions), no other translations given, you cannot speak or read the language? Provide your own translator at your cost.
That sadly is not how the state and righteous work, they'd far rather take away a right than empower the rest of us with a right.

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Arsonista said...

You put that very well.

JuliaM said...

"But I wouldn't take away the right of someone to chance rickets due to vitamin D deficiency away from them, I'd actually empower the rest of us instead. I'd empower the right of any business or government building to say you cannot come in here with your face shielded, I'd remove (in the name of equality) any activity that panders to separation and non integration such as blacking out windows at swimming pools, generally just empower people to make life for someone who wears one of those garments not worth the effort of donning it. "

Yes, THIS!!

The Boiling Frog said...

But I wouldn't take away the right of someone to chance rickets due to vitamin D deficiency away from them,

I like that!

Anonymous said...

You wont stop martyrdom this way.
Do you not let 'students' wear masks when they riot?

Nightwatchstate said...

Uncivilised, backwards religions that promote mass murder and the obliteration of freedom have every right to free public expression as ones that don't.

;snort