From an email sent to IPR by the Libertarian Party of Florida
VIDEO UPDATE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOTOenwxsQI
Fla. Libertarian Party Chairman to Surrender Driver’s License in Real ID Protest
CLEARWATER – Libertarian Party of Florida Chairman Adrian Wyllie will surrender his driver’s license in protest of Florida’s implementation of the Real ID Act at noon on Tuesday, May 17 at the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles office at 29399 Hwy 19 North in Clearwater (map). He has invited the public to witness the protest, and urges others to do the same.
Under the Real ID Act, 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 believes that all of these intrusive requirements are a violation of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and his ultimate goal is to challenge Real ID in court. Wyllie has been outspoken on Real ID, as well as RFID and facial recognition use with drivers’ licenses on his syndicated AM radio show, Liberty Underground.
“After surrendering my driver’s license, I will immediately contact the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office to advise them that I am now traveling in violation of Florida statute 322.03, paragraph 1,” said Wyllie.
It is his intention to attempt to renew his driver’s license without being subjected to the new, unconstitutional requirements under Real ID Act of 2005.
Should the DHSMV not allow him to renew his driver’s license under these conditions, he plans to surrender his driver’s license to them. However, he says that he will continue to drive as an exercise of his common law right, and as a protest to Real ID.
If necessary, Wyllie says he is willing to be arrested for driving without a driver’s license. “I will do so willingly and peacefully to avoid additional charges, such as resisting, obstruction, etc. Martyrdom is not my intention,” said Wyllie. “An arrest or citation under FS 322.03(1) would simply establish standing in court, so that I may challenge the law.”
Wyllie will assert that the DHSMV cannot compel one to produce the required documentation as a precondition of operating a personal vehicle. Nor can they require one to present personal papers or effects, or be subject to a “digital facial image capture” used for the purposes of facial recognition identification. Doing so would force one to waive one’s Fourth Amendment rights.
Since the Real ID Act requires that no person shall be recognized for any official federal government purpose without a Real ID compliant identification card or driver’s license, it places one in the position of having to waive their Fourth Amendment rights in order to be considered a recognized U.S. citizen.