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