I don't care if she wants to walk around with a grocery bag over her head, complete with little drawn on eyes, nose and mouth. She, however has NO RIGHT to be allowed the priviledge of operating a motor vehicle in this country as long as she refuses to be photographed without the mask on. The whole purpose of a picture ID is to verify that the person on the ID is in fact the person holding it. What kinda dip$hit moron would ask that the picture be taken while their face is covered. Why not such type in the space "PHOTO NOT AVAILABLE."
How stupid we've become that this vermin even gets the time of day with just a crazy demand. THEY SHOULD SIMPLY SEND HER HOME WITH NO LICENSE.
Also...Where I grew up, people who wore masks were BAD GUYS!!
I wouldn't be suprised if someone started up the new religion that prays to The Supreme Bankrobber and requires all members to wear ski masks, or the nylons if they're into fashion. What's to stop the state from saying no to this request, if she's able to wear her "veil"?
posted on 05/29/2003 12:07:49 PM PDT
Except for the Lone Ranger! Oh, and Batman, Spiderman, etc!
Of course, those are fictional characters. Except for Batman. :-)
The state should just take a thumbprint (she can show her hands, can't she?) and send her home with a drivers license that says "Photo Not Available", with an endorsement that says "This license is not a substitute for a picture ID".
That way she can drive, so she has not suffered any wrong from the state. But when she tries to use this Drivers License as a picture ID to sign a check, or buy cigarettes, or get on an airplane, the person looking at the ID will know that they need to get some other card that has a picture.
If she is stopped for an infraction while driving, her identity can be easily confirmed by hauling her burka'ed butt down to the station for a set of fingerprints, and she can wait while the originals are faxed from Tallahassee.
posted on 05/29/2003 12:46:13 PM PDT
(Well, of course the're stupid. But they aren't THAT stupid.)
She is entitled to equal protection under law. Under the laws of the state, everyone is treated equally by the requirement for a full face photo on the drivers license. She is not being treated any differently than anyone else, regardless of religion.
As a Christian, if the law stands in opposition to my beliefs, then I either avoid the contradictory activity, or I go ahead and do it with the understanding that I might be penalized or punished by the state. My choice.
Where I grew up, people who wore masks were BAD GUYS!!
Still are. I mean, felony child abuse?
Criminal Number 18F
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