I always think the way to win this fight is to have confidence in the strength of the culture, as opposed to the strength of the law. Put differently, I don't know that you can force integration. It has to hinge on the organic magnetism of your values.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
There's been plenty of talk about the legislation to ban the burqa in public places in France. While I see that it is a symbol of the subjugation of women in fundamentalist/radical forms of Islam, I don't think it's the government's place to step in. I realize that France has far more government involvement in everyday life than the US, so perhaps this makes sense for them. But as an American I think that, regardless of First Amendment issues, this issue should be left alone. TNC has a similar take that I largely agree with: