reply to post by djusdjus
No it's not a right. You show me anywhere in the declaration where it says it is your right to drive a car or truck? If it's your right, why
do you require a license and testing? Why do you require insurance on your vehicle?
No, you're ignorance is the one speaking volumes here, for it's apparently clear that you know nothing about the Declaration of Independence or the
Constitution. Here's what the DOI says about our freedoms: www.ushistory.org...
"When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to
assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect
to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that
among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just
powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to
alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them
shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
Now, do you understand what you read above? Let me give it to ya in a nutshell. The gov't doesn't own you, me, or the land here, for the "people"
that are goverened are the ones who actually own the gov't, and the gov't is not allowed in no way, shape or form to interfere with the people's
rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. God created this land for us to travel on, not man or any gov't!
Now, let's move on to the driver's license issue. You obtain a driver;'s license because the state dupes you into doing so. By law, you do not need
a driver's license to travel anywhere in your vehicle unless you are using your car or truck to make a living. Here's the proof that supports
Traveling is a Right
For many years professionals within the criminal justice system have acted upon the belief that traveling by motor vehicle upon the roadway was a
privilege that was gained by a citizen only after approval by their respective state governments in the form of a permit or drivers license.
Legislators, police officers, and court officials are being made aware that there are court decisions disproving the opinion that traveling is a
privilege that requires government approval.
"Even the legislature has no power to deny to a citizen the right to travel upon the highway and transport his property in the ordinary course of his
business or pleasure, though this right may be regulated in accordance with the public interest and convenience." Chicago Motor Coach v. Chicago, 169
("Regulated" here means traffic safety enforcement: stop lights, signs, etc.)
"The right of the citizen to travel upon the public highways and to transport his property thereon, either by carriage or by automobile, is not a
mere privilege which a city may prohibit at will, but a common right which he has under the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
Thompson v. Smith, 154 SE 179.
It could not be stated more conclusively that citizens of the states have a right to travel, without approval or restrictions (license), and that this
right is protected under the U.S. Constitution. Here are other court decisions that expound the same facts:
"The right to travel is a part of the liberty of which the citizen cannot be deprived without due process of law under the 5th Amendment." Kent v.
Dulles, 357 US 116, 125.
"Undoubtedly the right of locomotion, the right to move from one place to another according to inclination, is an attribute of personal liberty, and
the right, ordinarily, of free transit from or through the territory of any State is a right secured by the 14th amendment and by other provisions of
the Constitution." Schactman v. Dulles, 96 App DC 287, 293.
As hard as it is for those in law enforcement to believe, there is no room for speculation in these court decisions. The American citizen does indeed
have the inalienable right to use the roadways unrestricted in any manner as long as they are not damaging or violating property or rights of others.
Government, in requiring the people to file for drivers license, vehicle registrations, mandatory insurance, and demanding they stop for vehicle
inspections, roadblocks, etc. are restricting and therefore violating the peoples’ common law right to travel.
Is this a new legal interpretation on this subject? Apparently not. The American Citizens and Lawmen Association, in conjunction with the U.S. Federal
Law Research Center are presently involved in studies in several areas involving questions on constitutional law. One of the many areas under review
is that of the citizen’s right to travel. A spokesman stated in an interview:
"Upon researching this subject over many months, substantial case law has presented itself that completely substantiates the position that the
‘right to travel unrestricted upon the nations highways’ is and always has been a fundamental right of every Citizen."
This means that the beliefs and opinions of our state legislators, the courts, and those of us involved in the law enforcement profession have acted
upon for years have been in error. Researchers armed with actual facts state that U.S. case law is overwhelming. To restrict in any fashion the
movement of the individual American, in free exercise of the right to travel upon the roadways (excluding commerce, which the state legislatures are
correct in regulating), is a serious breach of those freedoms secured by the U.S. Constitution, as well as most state constitutions.
Our system of law dictates that there is only one way to remove a right belonging to the people. That is by a person knowingly waiving a particular
Some of the confusion in our present system has arisen because many millions of people have waived their right to travel unrestricted, and opted into
the jurisdiction of the state. Those who have knowingly given up these rights are legally regulated by state law, and must obtain permits,
registrations, insurance, etc.
So, who's ther ignorant one now?