The United States Constitution and Declaration of Independence are documents that confirm man’s unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, along with one’s right to own property. The inalienable rights described are given by our creator and not by any form of manmade political government.
These rights and laws apply to every citizen in the United States. Beyond the United States, the United Nations have adopted a UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights based upon the recognition, “of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family as the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.” This adoption of a declaration of human rights in no way alters anything in our founding father laws, but is further support of those laws on a universal level.
One of the inalienable rights, we as individuals and citizens in the United States posses, is the right to travel freely. There are no restrictions on the borders we cross from city to city, county to county and state to state. We do not have border crossings, or any requirement to freely travel wherever we choose here in the United States. We have a right to travel, unimpeded. It’s one of those inalienable rights.
For the collection of revenue, individual states have passed dozens of laws to collect monies. Sales tax added to the cost of a vehicle, tag tax, gasoline tax, driver’s license tax, among other tax payment requirements in order to drive and travel freely.
The issuance of a driver’s license is claimed by the state to be a “privilege,” given by the state in order to travel and drive freely. So what’s a privilege and the difference in a “right” and a privilege? According to Black’s Law dictionary, a privilege is “a particular and peculiar benefit or advantage enjoyed by a person, company, or class beyond the advantages of other citizens. An exceptional or extraordinary power or exemption, a peculiar right, advantage, exemption power, franchise or immunity held by a person or class, not generally possessed by others.”
Further defining a privilege, Black’s Law dictionary states “In tort law, the ability to act contrary to another’s legal right without that individual having redress for the consequences of that act, usually raised by the actor as a defense.”
The fundamental principle of the Constitution of the United States establishes the fact that ours is a country of laws and individual freedom, with certain inalienable rights. The right to travel being one of those.
The cancellation of my driver’s license, the so-called “privilege,” as a result of no wrongdoing by me, cancels my right to travel freely, violates my Constitutional right, and is nothing less than a tortuous intervention into my rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.
For almost 2 years now, I have been dealing with the state of Georgia and the DDS (Georgia Department of Drivers Services), in an effort to have the license reinstated, to no avail.
Let Freedom Ring!