Video: In Real ID Protest, Florida Libertarian Chairman Drives Without a License


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Libertarian Party of Florida Chairman Adrian Wyllie surrendered his driver’s license last week in protest of Florida’s implementation of the federal Real ID Act.

Under Real ID, state law requires that all applicants for a driver’s license or identification card submit an array of personal information, including an original birth certificate, Social Security card, marriage license(s), utility bills and other documents. These documents are then scanned into an interstate database managed by the Department of Homeland Security.

In addition to the new documentation requirements, Florida now requires that all driver’s license and state ID card applicants be subjected to a “digital facial image capture” that is compatible with facial-recognition software. 

Wyllie calls these requirements a violation of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution.

"My ultimate goal is to challenge Real ID in court," said Wyllie.

Meantime, Wyllie said he will continue to drive as an exercise of what he calls his "common law right, and as a protest to Real ID."

After surrendering his driver’s license at the Tax Collector's office in Clearwater, Wyllie contacted the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office to advise them he was driving without a license on U.S. 19 in violation of Florida Statute 322.03, paragraph 1.
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June
9:58AM MAY 23RD 2011
Best of luck fighting this. Many years ago I refused to give CA my SSN in order to renew my drivers license. They kept my money and refused to issue a renewed license. I continues to drive without any problems until my insurance company noticed it and refused to renew my insurance. So i moved to to Oregon which at that time did not require SSNs. Eventually I moved to Texas which not only wants your SSN but requires that you show your actual SS card which I had lost many years ago. I had to drive another 40 miles to the nearest SS office, order a new card and come back with the receipt to get my license. Florida is just moving us farther down the path to a full police state. Costa Rica keeps looking better all the time.
common sense
3:57AM MAY 23RD 2011
I agree about the real ID. However, a drivers license is not a "right" of any type, common or not. Rights were granted by God and cannot be taken away.

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