Political activist Charlie Klein hands out copies of the United States Constitution everyday.
'We've brought 1,500 and given out 1,000,' he says.
He's concerned the State of Florida is violating the rights of its citizens, specifically the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, when selling information collected through driver's license applications. 'We shall be secure in our papers and in our houses,' he adds.
The Fourth Amendment pertains to searches and seizures and reads, 'The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.'
A Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles spokesperson says the state is selling public records, not private information. Those records include one's name, date of birth and vehicle registration information.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011