Do you have your ID on you?Submitted by The Pen on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:31
I wanted to bring up a situation over this last weekend that involved my Driver’s License, or as otherwise put my ID. I was getting ready to go out for the day on the lake with a few other people and instead of carrying my wallet with me (which I would not need in the middle of a lake) I chose to leave it in the vehicle’s glove compartment. My cousin noticed that I was putting my wallet in the compartment and said, “You’re not taking your ID?” It caught me off guard a little and I replied, “What would I need my ID for?” To paraphrase, he explained that if we were to get pulled over on the lake by the county sheriff I would need to have my ID on me if asked to produce it. I could feel myself getting angered (not at him but at the mindset we as a nation are employing) and explained that if asked to produce my ID I would simply let the officers know I had left it back at the dock as I didn’t feel a need to carry it on the lake. After all I do not have a boating license and therefore my Driver’s License would obviously be insufficient for operation of a boat/vessel. I would simply identify myself by name and if that wasn’t sufficient then I’d let the officers kindly explain why I need to be identified with State issued photo ID when I’m not driving, operating a vessel or giving any probable cause as to cause a request to produce it.
He went on to tell me I’d basically be hauled to jail if I didn’t have this sacrosanct piece of plastic on me. Obviously I didn’t wish to ruin the all day excursion if by chance we should get pulled over, therefore I opted to take the half ounce ball and chain and grimace in disgust at the utter apathy we as a nation are displaying more and more.
I just wanted to share in order to start a conversation and perhaps allow others here to express their disdain towards the so-called authorities of this nation.
Peace and Love always.