FFF.org | After some conversation, the two officers asked Pete to produce identification. Pete asked the cops if he was required by law to produce an ID, and they responded that he was. Pete pointed out that the officers were wrong because he wasn’t violating any law and, therefore, was not required to produce any identification.
The officers then suggested that Pete must have something to hide. Pete responded that he simply valued his privacy.
Pete steadfastly refused to provide his ID to the officers and, after some conversation with them, departed from the scene without producing his ID and without the cops doing anything to him.
Several years ago, I was traveling in Cuba. Like other communist countries, people in Cuba are required to carry “their papers” with them.
Over the years, most Americans have heard that term, especially in the movies — “Your papers, please.” But how many people have ever given much thought to what the term means? “Your papers” simply means “your ID.” Read Entire Article
By Jacob G. Hornberger