We Americans love to hate the French. In reality the French most Americans think they are familiar with are actually caricatures of Parisians. Parisians are like New Yorkers of France, just with out the ridiculous accent (we kid because we love, NYC).
Say what you will about the French and their endless debates, they took decisive action today. The French ban on the burqa was ruled constitutional and its ban is in effect immediately. À tout casser!
Wow. If France keeps taking a stand for Western Civilization, we might start remembering that they gave us the Statue Of Liberty.