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

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November 19th, 2018 at 1:34:39 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: petroglyph
Would you mind if they wear Confederate flags?

Absolutely I would mind
But
The House rules are not dependent on whether I mind or not
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November 19th, 2018 at 1:38:13 PM permalink
petroglyph
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Quote: terapined
Absolutely I would mind
But
The House rules are not dependent on whether I mind or not
How about icons for the Scientology church?

How about MS13 or other gang signs?

add http://www.forbiddensymbols.com/church-of-scientology/
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November 19th, 2018 at 1:39:52 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: petroglyph
How about icons for the Scientology church?

How about MS13 or other gang signs?


sure
It will insure they lose their seat.
I would love a racist or gang supporter show their true colors and lose their seat next election
We need more honesty in congress
If you are an extremist, let the voters know :-)
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November 19th, 2018 at 1:48:21 PM permalink
petroglyph
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Quote: terapined
sure
It will insure they lose their seat.
I would love a racist or gang supporter show their true colors and lose their seat next election


I would prefer they leave all that religious crap where it belongs, at home or when they are off duty.

I don't believe any of them can "serve two masters" and if they are going to stand on the house floor, flaunting some sign that they believe in invisible, mythological super powered beings, they have absolutely no business voting on the direction of the Republic.
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November 19th, 2018 at 2:04:07 PM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: petroglyph
I would prefer they leave all that religious crap where it belongs, at home or when they are off duty.


I would prefer that too, but my respect for freedom of speech trumps that.

As to wearing Confederate flags as hats or MS-13 (did you know the MS stands for my name?) garb, I say as long as they claim it is for religious reasons, go ahead. They will only be hurting their own party with extremist views.
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November 19th, 2018 at 5:37:52 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Wizard
I would prefer that too, but my respect for freedom of speech trumps that.
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Freedom of speech does not trump Rules of Order in a chamber. You have to follow the rules of order or you have no order.

She needs to be told a rule for one is a rule for all and leave her cover in her office. Why are muslims always given special treatment?
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November 19th, 2018 at 6:33:28 PM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: AZDuffman
She needs to be told a rule for one is a rule for all and leave her cover in her office. Why are muslims always given special treatment?


I agree that everybody should be subject to the same rules. There should be no exceptions for certain religions. That is a major emphasis of my own religion, Pastafarianism.

I personally don't really care what the rule actually is, just as long as it does not respect certain religions over others.

p.s. Where is EB? He is a consistent bigot vote in every poll.
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November 19th, 2018 at 7:09:52 PM permalink
Evenbob
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I hope they change it. But really, who cares.
It was originally done as a slight against
the Jews.
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