Should congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar be allowed to wear a headscarf while on the chamber floor?

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November 19th, 2018 at 7:42:54 AM permalink
fleaswatter
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/democrats-want-to-alter-ban-of-hats-on-house-floor-to-allow-religious-headwear/2018/11/16/1b228a7a-e9df-11e8-b8dc-66cca409c180_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.74e9f1947b9b

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Democrats want to change a rule banning House members from wearing hats on the chamber floor to accommodate the first Muslim women to ever be elected to Congress — one of whom wears a headscarf.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Rules Committee ranking Democrat Rep. Jim McGovern (Mass.) and congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar of Minnesota are the co-authors of the proposal, which was included as part of a slate of rule changes that Democrats will seek to implement once they assume control of the House next year.


I oppose changing the rule to allow a "religious symbol" to be worn.
November 19th, 2018 at 8:21:27 AM permalink
terapined
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Quote: fleaswatter



I oppose changing the rule to allow a "religious symbol" to be worn.


Its much ado about nothing
There used to be a rule that Women had to wear dresses on the senate floor
Barbara Mikulski put a stop to that BS

Its important in a peaceful society to accommodate religious people as long as it does not infringe on other peoples rights.
I am an atheist. I am ok with Jews covering their head. Ok with Muslim scarfs.

Wearing a headscarf is not infringing on anyone's rights
Insisting that atheists dont get abortions because it is against somebody's else's religion is infringing on the peoples rights
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November 19th, 2018 at 8:31:38 AM permalink
ams288
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I voted yes.

But realistically - I don't really care.
In order to insult me, I must first value your opinion
November 19th, 2018 at 8:37:28 AM permalink
terapined
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Is fleaswatter for a jewelry inspection before entering the chamber. Some Christians like to wear a cross on a chain. Im ok with it. Is Flea just against Muslims but will give Christians a pass
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November 19th, 2018 at 8:41:16 AM permalink
Dalex64
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https://history.house.gov/Historical-Highlights/1800-1850/The-debate-over-the-rule-to-ban-hats-on-the-House-Floor/

Tidbit at the end, John M Patton: “And whenever, if ever, our executive magistrates shall attempt to employ any improper influence on this body, let us be found with our hats on.”
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November 19th, 2018 at 8:48:55 AM permalink
terapined
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There must be Jews in congress
If they want to cover their head, I am totally ok with it
How about you Flea?
Are you an atheist like me?
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November 19th, 2018 at 11:57:15 AM permalink
Wizard
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I would very surprised if yamakas were prohibited on the Senate floor. Assuming those are allowed, I think any religious head covering should be allowed, including a strainer as a show of faith in the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
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November 19th, 2018 at 12:54:11 PM permalink
fleaswatter
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Quote: Wizard
I would very surprised if yamakas were prohibited on the Senate floor. Assuming those are allowed, I think any religious head covering should be allowed, including a strainer as a show of faith in the Flying Spaghetti Monster.


Yarmulkes (kippas) are currently not allowed to be worn in the chamber of the House of Representatives.

The Senate does not have the same rules about the wearing of hats/head coverings.
November 19th, 2018 at 1:11:49 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: fleaswatter
Yarmulkes (kippas) are currently not allowed to be worn in the chamber of the House of Representatives.

That's absurd
Change the rule
Quote: fleaswatter

The Senate does not have the same rules about the wearing of hats/head coverings.


cool
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November 19th, 2018 at 1:30:44 PM permalink
petroglyph
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Quote: terapined
That's absurd
Change the rule


cool
Would you mind if they wear Confederate flags?
Everyone gets thrown from the plane to maintain altitude
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