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Reader comment on item: Muslim Taxi Drivers vs. Seeing-Eye Dogs
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Submitted by Beth (Israel), Oct 15, 2006 at 08:27

in the US you can practice whatever religion you like, however you CANNOT violate the law.

By LAW, guidedogs are permitted everywhere, including in taxicabs and stores.

If you have a problem with that, then the solution is very simple. Don't be a taxi driver. Then you won't have to put up with a guide dog in your car.

If, however, you insist on driving a cab, then it's either obey the law or suffer the consequences.

And in my opinion, the consequences should be MUCH more severe than they have been up to now.

Jail time, plus loss of taxi license.

The blind depen on taxis. It's a public service, regulated by the government.

You cannot choose to obey some laws and not others.

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