A friend has to renew his drivers license here in Maine next month. He was told he needed a passport or a birth certificate to do so. Having no passport he called the town where he was born, Dedham, Mass. to get a birth certificate. He was told to send a SASE and a check or money order for $10 and they's send it to him.
Now I, or Abdula for that matter, could do the same and claim to be this person and get a drivers license. Which is proof of identity and citizenship in most instances. What's the point of requiring and honoring a birth certificate if they're so easy to obtain? A valid drivers license opens many doors.
Please point to my errors in thinking.