This summer, New York State's politicians joined those of "[t]welve other states and the District of Columbia" in forcing "illegal immigrants" to buy driver's licenses. Known as the "Green Light Law," their bill went into effect this week and "allows [sic for 'coerces'] all New Yorkers age 16 and older to apply for a … driver license or learner permit regardless of their citizenship or lawful status in the United States."
I know, I know: "Green Light Laws" seemingly hand a victory to Progressives in their battle to obliterate national identities. But really, is this a hill we want to die on? Like all permits, driver's licenses per se are as inimical to liberty as the Highway Patrol: motorists buy back the right to travel that the State stole in the first place while enabling the thief to track, monitor and fine them.