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Georgia Set To Recognize The Right To Travel

• Alan Neuman
Bobby Franklin of the Georgia 43rd district has introduced a bill that could end the reign of terror and tyranny of the state against its inhabitants being forced to obtain drivers licenses. As of today the bill has had a second reading on 01-13-2010 and is called the Right To Travel Act! All readers are strongly urged to contact all Georgia state representatives and demand that the legislature fast track this bill into passing! Once Georgia passes it, the rest of the states will have to follow!

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Comment by Ed Price
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The right to travel has always existed. There is a potential danger in this bill.

Since the right to travel has always existed, the only reason that the state wins (most of the time) against those who attempt to exercise this right, is that the people do not understand the law and how to use it. And their attorneys... well, an attorney is an officer of the court. So, whose side is he on?

The danger is that if we start to allow the state to codify our rights, then our rights truly become privileges.

This bill should not be enacted. What should be done is the repealing of the driving statutes, period.


Comment by Jukit Babalu
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Its a good start but...wouldn`t secession be better?

Never mind the affliction

Bopperism is the answer 

Comment by Mike Chavez
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What do you think 4409?

It seems like a great bill with a great argument- one that I've been wanting to use in California for a long time. 

Comment by Mike Chavez
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26 (4) American citizens have the inalienable right to use the roads and highways

27 unrestricted in any manner so long as they are not damaging or violating property or

28 rights of others. The government, by requiring the people to obtain drivers' licenses, is

29 restricting, and therefore violating, the people's common law and constitutional right to

30 travel;

31 (5) In Shapiro v Thompson, 394 U.S. 618 (1969), Justice Potter Stewart noted in a

32 concurring opinion that the right to travel "is a right broadly assertable against private

33 interference as well as governmental action. Like the right of is a virtually

34 unconditional personal right, guaranteed by the Constitution to us all." The Articles of

35 Confederation had an explicit right to travel; and we hold that the right to travel is so

36 fundamental that the Framers thought it was unnecessary to include it in the Constitution

37 or the Bill of Rights;

38 (6) The right to travel upon the public highways is not a mere privilege which may be

39 permitted or prohibited at will but the common right which every citizen has under his

40 or her right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Under this constitutional

41 guarantee one may, therefore, under normal conditions, travel at his or her inclination

42 along the public highways or in public places while conducting himself or herself in an

43 orderly and decent manner; and

44 (7) Thus, the legislature does not have the power to abrogate the citizens' right to travel

45 upon the public roads by passing legislation forcing the citizen to waive the right and

46 convert that right into a privilege.


48 Title 40 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to motor vehicles and traffic, is

49 amended by repealing Chapter 5, relating to drivers' licenses, and designating said chapter

50 as reserved.


52 This Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law

53 without such approval.


55 All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

Comment by Mike Chavez
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10 LC 34 2350

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Comment by Mike Chavez
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10 LC 34 2350

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House Bill 875

By: Representative Franklin of the 43rd



1 To amend Title 40 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to motor vehicles and

2 traffic, so as to repeal Chapter 5, relating to drivers' licenses; provide for a short title; to

3 report the findings of the General Assembly regarding the constitutionality of certain laws

4 relating to drivers' licenses; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and

5 for other purposes.



8 This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Right to Travel Act."


10 The General Assembly finds that:

11 (1) Free people have a common law and constitutional right to travel on the roads and

12 highways that are provided by their government for that purpose. Licensing of drivers

13 cannot be required of free people because taking on the restrictions of a license requires

14 the surrender of an inalienable right;

15 (2) In England in 1215, the right to travel was enshrined in Article 42 of Magna Carta:

16 It shall be lawful to any person, for the future, to go out of our kingdom, and to return,

17 safely and securely, by land or by water, saving his allegiance to us, unless it be in time

18 of war, for some short space, for the common good of the kingdom: excepting prisoners

19 and outlaws, according to the laws of the land, and of the people of the nation at war

20 against us, and Merchants who shall be treated as it is said above.

21 (3) Where rights secured by the Constitution of the United States and the State of

22 Georgia are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation that would abrogate

23 these rights. The claim and exercise of a constitutional right cannot be converted into a

24 crime. There can be no sanction or penalty imposed upon an individual because of this

25 exercise of constitutional rights;

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Comment by Forty Four O Nine
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I suggest everyone READ that bill very carefully not just the title. Please post that bill here on Freedoms Phoenix for everyone to read.

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