What's good for the Goose...
This weekend I had a friend get pulled over by the police and given a hefty fine for having tinted windows on his car. Not only was he given a fine in upwards of $300.00, but he was ordered to have the tint removed or he would continue being fined and face having his vehicle impounded. When he asked why he was fined, the officer explained that "In the event of a crime, officers need to clearly be able to identify the driver and/or passengers of a vehicle." Suffice to say, my friend was not at all happy. It cost him close to $500.00 to get his windows tinted and now it may cost him even more to have it removed, again on top of a $300.00 fine.
So, after he told me this, I got to wondering. If tinted windows are illegal because police want to clearly identify suspects in a vehicle, isn't it about time that we make burkas as illegal? I mean, you certainly can't walk around the street in a Ninja outfit without raising a few law enforcement eyebrows, so why are we so accepting of the burka? It completely covers someone (though the veil that covers the eyes can be lifted.) Yes, it is a part of religious Muslim culture, but it is not a part of American culture. It is often associated with terrorism (and rightfully so.) Not to mention that as often depicted in Hollywood movies, can easily hide a full-sized shotgun or rifle with ease. So why are we still accepting it as being acceptable?
When did the majority of America attend a Sensitivity Training course? Why is it such taboo to offend other cultures by asking that they make changes in order to properly acclimate themselves into our culture? If we have a license to carry a concealed weapon does that give us the right to carry that same weapon in Germany? Fuck no! If "FUBU" shirts were banned in Singapore and some idiot fuck was arrested for wearing one (knowing that they were illegal), should he be rescued? Fuck no! Cane his stupid ass for breaking the law. - So why must it always be us who bends and breaks to accommodate the diverse cultures that make up a good portion of our population?
I, for one, am growing sick and fucking tired of it.