For those who keep saying traveling is a right and not a privilege, you're absolutely right. But you need to step back and understand what it means to have a right. Quoting: Freeman1986 4918295
You have the right to travel - we understand this, but... We only have the right to travel under our physical ability, even having a horse is no "right". You have to "enslave" that horse under your authority in order for you to ride it.
Stop thinking you have a privilege to get into an automobile and "travel" around any place any time and cry "I don't consent" when you get into an accident and aren't able to pay back the damages.
I respect that people want to be free, that's fine and dandy, but being so takes the utmost responsibility, most people don't have a clue what this means. Going back in time by 200-500 years isn't what I'd call "free"
You are confounding a simple issue.
First you have to understand that Governments don't "give" rights. You have them and they are yours.
Since you have rights, Governments can only restrict your rights and grant benefit that is what they do with every piece of contract paper you sign off on.
BTW, everybody, nobody on earth has knowingly at birth, signed off on a document that can be legally enforced as a valid "contract" against you. That "certificate" is an accounting method used for a variety of "state" purposes and EVERYTHING it represents was done without your knowledge and consent at the time of its creation. If it is "used" it is most likely to be used by YOU at some point to get some Thing/Benefit from the creator of that document.
Moving on, you are
free to move safely about the earth. Yes, there are many colorful gangs of people who will attempt to stop you from doing so without "official papers", and even tell you that you are "law-breaking". This is them executing their properly programmed, conditioned response. It's really kind of sad but they don't know. Statist Question:
"But gee, if anybody can just go anywhere anytime without license or insurance, by golly what will happen to everybody else's freedom? Isn't that like stepping back in time 200-500 years?"
A thousand times for ten thousand years, no.
Your rights end where they have always ended and that is precisely where others begin and if you DO cause harm to any other you WILL, by LAW, be held accountable for your actions; Contrary to popular belief, people don't need any pieces of paper to be held accountable. No amount of certification, license, insurance, or asset level will lawfully stave off justice where a crime is committed.Two scenarios:1)
"illegal" uncertificated, unlicensed, "alien" steals a car, robs a store, gets drunk, and then kills a family on the highway.
Result: He is tried in a court where it is determined that a great part of his life will be spent in a cell at the expense of and benefit to society. 2)
"Certificated", citizen, steals a car, robs a store, gets drunk, and then kills a family on the highway.
Result: He is tried in a court where it is determined that a great part of his life will be spent in a cell at the expense of and benefit to society.
Insurance is a separate issue which has nothing to do with justice over crime; it is a benefit to ensure compensation to the insured upon a pre-determined loss situation.
While insurance is
a responsible thing to acquire, it is also not a right.