Covering your face Will Soon Be Illegal
A grieving woman's attempt to cover her sobbing face could become an illegal act, in Oklahoma. The chairman of the Oklahoma Senate Public Safety Committee wrote legislation and is preparing to push for passage.
Chairman Don Barrington's bill [ http://goo.gl/FjFyR1 ] will only allow covering one's face in public if it meets 1 of the 10 stated reasons. While KKK parades will still be allowed, distraught widows will not be allowed to cloak their grief.
The Bill's language carves out only the listed approved activities [of good Americans]:
"To intentionally conceal his or her identity in a public place by means of a robe, mask, or other disguise. Provided, the provisions of Section 1301 et seq. of this title shall not apply to:
By inserting the phrase "or other disguise" the law would determine anything to be a disguise if it disguises you. Whether it's your hand, an umbrella, a veil, or sunglasses.
Oklahoma already has a statute in the books which states that it is illegal to conceal one's identity in the commission of a crime. This new legislation is seen as a way to allow the ever expanding network of public surveillance cameras to readily identify every individual and keep a detailed journal of the daily interactions and habits of every person.
One now does not have to be a chronic paranoid to begin wondering if George Orwell's "1984" or an East German cold war era government isn't becoming a very real American experience.
Tell Don Barrington to withdraw his bill immediately.
Senator Don Barrington