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Originally posted by seeashrink
reply to post by Namaste1001
I agree. Traveling is a right. To have a driver's license is an earned priveledge. That is why you have to pass training, pass a test, have insurance, and a registered vehicle. Again, I agree, travelling is a right.
Weed should be legal, no arguement.
Originally posted by OneNationUnder
Driving on American roads is a Constitutional Right, not a State-Granted "Privilege"
They want you to THINK it is a Privilege because it is the unconstitutional "Drivers License" that takes that Right and turns it into a "Privilege."
States and Federal Courts have been trying to clearly define the 2 for many years and debates continue to be fought on all levels.
But when it comes down to it, the roads belong to the taxpayers and driving is NOT a Privilege. It is one of your Rights. You know, remember those? Those things that Big Brother is slowly but surely taking away from us all and turning them into Privileges, which means they can regulate and therefore, suspend and even revoke from us all.
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws. It's not that there are more criminals in the USA now-a-days, like they say, it's because more laws are passed and therefore new laws are creating more criminals. Soon, we all will be a smooth, and not so smooth, criminal. It's inevitable.
Originally posted by TupacShakur
reply to post by daddio
Are you honestly trying to convince people that we do not need licenses to drive? Or am I reading that wrong? If that is what you are trying to get across, just think about it for one minute. People with almost no understanding of the laws of the road: no turn signals, no checking their blind-spots, etc. There would be so much mass confusion that motor vehicle accidents would skyrocket, as if they are not high enough already.
If I read your post wrong, sorry, I'll go work on my reading comprehension.