I don’t know about the US, but I think that if France allows this law, then the whole concept on which French republic is based: “liberté, égalité, fraternité” has become worthless. It would mean no freedom, no equality and no fraternity-but sheer intolerance. There are also enough emancipated Muslim women in France that are proof that they can choose their own way of living.
I agree with you that the Burka is a terrible outfit and the very symbol of women’s surrender to men’s tyranny, but I believe this law is extremely harmful and is in itself a surrender to intolerance. Will this law be accepted or not, good or evil, here is another possibility :
"... who are you, then?
I am part of that power
which eternally wills evil
and eternally works good."