The first thing I saw on the internet this morning was this religion v. state story, and, as you might expect, my reaction was immediate.
- “I DON’T UNVEIL ... because it would be disobeying my Lord,” Freeman testified Tuesday at the start of her non-jury trial. Assistant Attorney General Jason Vail argued that having an easily identifiable photo on a driver’s license is a matter of public safety. “It’s the primary method of identification in Florida and the nation,” Vail said. “I don’t think there can be any doubt there is a public safety interest.” Freeman’s attorneys argue that state officials didn’t care that she wore a veil in her Florida driver’s license photo until after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, an allegation the state denies.
Well, the world has changed a lot since then. And, no one is forcing you to get a driver's license. I think this can be summed up with a scene from Caddyshack.
- Simone: I ain't payin' no 50 cents for no Coke!
Danny: Ooooooh, then you ain't gettin' no Coke! Know what I'm sayin'?
Indeed, Danny, I do.