Originally posted by MystikMushroom
Good lord people...
No, the government cannot restrict your travel or classify it as a "privilage". You most certainly do have the "right" to
Correct. We also have the right to use the things we own without having to ask permission first. The entire concept of licensing is absurd.
Safety is a cowardly concern of the people who want the government to protect them.
Now, if you want to travel on roads that the government has paid for -- you need to pay various taxes and register your vehicle. It's a
"pay to play" deal.
You are implying that the roadways are the property of the state governments in the United States, but that would be false. How in the world did the
state governments pay for the cosntruction of the roadways in the first place...our taxes.
The roadways belong to us
You can buy a car, not register it and drive it around your private property all day if you want. If you want to drive on roads to go
someplace, then you have to pony up the money.
Or, as I previously stated, we could simply build roads the way they used to be built, simply by their being used over time. it seems ludicrous that
the government would have to charge citizens a tax for owning property to "maintain" them. I thought that's what state sales taxes are supposed to
be used for?
Roads don't just magically appear and maintain themselves.
Actually, given enough traffic, they do.
If you don't like it, hop on your skateboard.
I can use my skateboards without paying registration fees and being licensed?
I thought you said you have to pay-to-play?
So, to maintain roads we have to have permission to drive our cars? If we don't have permission through licensing, then roadways will fall apart?
Oh, wait, we have to have "permission" to use
their roadways. So, instead of having a driver's license, why aren't we getting permits to
use the roads that state governments obviously own?
Also, if our taxes, that of the people, pay for the construction and maintenance of roadways, how are they the property of the government and not the
property of the taxpayers? If our taxes pay for the roads...
There is no excuse for forcing the American people into licensing and paying fees for owning a vehicle. The entire concept of having to pay a tax on
an item that you own is a contradiction of everything the United States stood for. The only reason we pay registration fees is to keep the DMV ripe
with employees. And the only reason we have a DMV is to make sure that the American people remain licensed. That way, we can be coerced into "good