This Week in Political Stupidity - Atlanta

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  1. B_VinylBoy

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    This really sounds like a bad joke spoken between a bunch of people at a bar after 5 shots of Jack Daniels come to light.

    A state lawmaker from Marietta is sponsoring a bill that seeks to do away with Georgia driver's licenses. State Rep. Bobby Franklin, R-Marietta, has filed House Bill 7, calling it the "Right to Travel Act."

    In his bill, Franklin states, "Free people have a common law and constitutional right to travel on the roads and highways that are provided by their government for that purpose. Licensing of drivers cannot be required of free people, because taking on the restrictions of a license requires the surrender of an inalienable right." Franklin told CBS Atlanta News that driver's licenses are a throw back to oppressive times. “Agents of the state demanding your papers," he said. "We’re getting that way here.”

    CBS Atlanta's Rebekka Schramm asked Franklin, “How are we going to keep up with who’s who and who’s on the roads and who’s not supposed to be on the roads?”

    “That’s a great question," Franklin said. "And I would have to answer that with a question, ‘Why do you need to know who’s who?’”

    “What about 12-14-year-olds who want to drive? What would stop them?" Schramm asked.
    “Well, what’s stopping them now anyway?” Franklin answered.
    - Ga. Lawmaker Proposes Doing Away With Driver's Licenses - Atlanta News Story - WGCL Atlanta


    Wow. Just WOW. I don't think even the most gifted of comedic writers could come up with such a farce. Talk about an absolute waste of time!
     
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    I wonder what this nimrod's position is on gun licenses? Gee . . . I wonder . . . .

    Licenses? We don't need no stinking licenses!
     
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    Seems a bit of irony that a Republican lawmaker would come up with a farcical challenge to the requirement to be licensed to drive; an argument that very much mirrors the Republican's challenge to the constitutionality of the Healthcare Bill.

    No doubt it was not his intent to highlight the lunacy logic behind the challenges to both. One note however was that he did not (apparently) object to the notion of "government provided" roads. :rolleyes:
     
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    This guy should be immediately removed from office for being serially incompetent.
     
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    "R-Marietta."

    Really? R? Well...knock me down with a feather!
     
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