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Banning is harsh, but local laws must be followed

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Submitted by stanley b (United States), Dec 12, 2012 at 01:23

While it seems to go against our tolerance and democratic principles to seemingly impinge upon religious freedoms, they must be adjusted to accommodate our laws. If our laws require that a person be identifiable in an ID photo for example, then those who want to have an ID or Drivers license must abide by the rules of identification. It is not acceptable to walk around completely hidden in our society, and those who do are usually criminals and gangsters. Therefore, even though it may seem unfair or intolerant, those who wish to live in lands of freedom must abide by their laws.

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