FAA Mandates Plastic Pilot Certificates By March 31, 2010 Or You're Grounded
"Two years after this rule becomes effective, paper pilot certificates
may no longer be used to exercise piloting privileges."
Looks like Larry's comment is correct.
Nope. Only true if you;re reliant upon the FAA for your flying privelages.
( and it's not 'right to fly', either)
Regardless of the "right" wording, are you equivocating? Sounds like
you can't fly in the USA unless you get a plastic license.