I just got back from Boston. I didn’t have to show ID either way. Being underage does have some benefits, I guess. (Freedom to travel!)

My ACLU card was there when I got home. I tucked it behind my bootable FSF membership card in my wallet. Citizens (want to be) free, but lawyers are expensive!

In Boston I learned that the fraternal order of police or something give stickers in return for donations to benefit policeman. People buy these stickers in the hope that the police won’t ticket them for minor offenses. My mom apparently saw one Bostoner going “You can’t ticket me; I’ve got two stickers!” and having it actually work. I wonder if my ACLU card will work the same way. “You can’t see my ID; I’m a card-carrying member of the ACLU!”

posted July 17, 2003 07:34 PM (Politics) #


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