Let's assume that it is. Whose business is it to end the practice – that of the state?To review Harpoon's thinking re state heavy-handedness--the state telling you to put a sock in it (and prosecuting you if you don't): thumbs up. The state telling chicks to remove their face masks, a symbol of oppression, to get a passport photo: thumbs down.
No inconsistency here, folks. Best move along now.