Guns stuck to

From 2011:

An Oklahoma woman has sparked a federal controversy after she refused to renew her driver’s license.

Kaye Beach has chosen not to renew her driver’s license in protest of new federal ID requirements under the REAL ID Act, which outlines more stringent standards for state ID cards.

In particular some civil liberties groups have become incensed over the law’s provision which require that all state IDs use high-resolution photos and fingerprints for potential biometric identification. Many groups say that these rules will create a national ID which Beach says are the “hallmark of a totalitarian society.” She also believes that sharing biometric information with the government is a violation of her constitutional rights, which is why she refused to update her license.

This week:

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled against a Norman woman who wanted to get a driver’s license without a high-resolution photo because of her religious views.

Kaye Beach has gone without a license since 2011 because of beliefs that came from her study of Revelation in the Bible.

Despite the ruling Tuesday, Beach, 49, said she will continue to explore her legal options.

“I feel certain that I’m going to prevail,” she told The Oklahoman.

Let it be noted that the state didn’t act on REAL ID compliance until, um, 2017. [Warning: autostart video.]


  1. McG »

    18 May 2017 · 2:46 pm

    1. I’m unconvinced of the authority of Revelation.

    2. Anyway, being fingerprinted won’t steal my soul any more than the camera ever could.

    3. All states issued driver’s licenses long before there were federal standards, and they were all valid in every state — because of an interstate compact. IMO that was good enough and federal standards aren’t necessary for the purpose for which the licenses are issued. Which bolsters the argument that this is an effort to create a national ID.

    4. However, if a national ID is a hallmark of a totalitarian society, what is a state ID?

  2. McG »

    18 May 2017 · 2:47 pm

    5. I hope she doesn’t have a passport.

  3. CGHill »

    18 May 2017 · 5:21 pm

    A4. A slightly less totalitarian society.

  4. McG »

    18 May 2017 · 7:26 pm

    Subtotalitarian? Adjusted gross totalitarian?

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