Man goes to a bar. He buys drinks for an attractive woman. She suggests a hotel where they engage in consentual sex. He pays her the prearranged fee - and they are both arrested. She, for prostitution, and he for solicitation.
Man goes to a bar. He buys drinks for an attractive woman. She suggests a hotel where they engage in consentual sex. She thanks him for a wonderful time and leaves. Neither are arrested because there has been no crime.
The first woman is a prostitute. The second woman is merely promiscuous. The only difference is the exchange of money. Prostitution is illegal. Consentual sex is a natural right - the Scarlet Letter, religious morality, and your personal opinions aside.
(Yes, the man is promiscuous too, but this is a philosophical discussion, not an attempt to assign blame.)
Man loads his SUV with your boxes. He charges you money to transport them across town. He drives on the highway and gets a speeding ticket.
Man gets into his SUV to travel to Grandma's house. He gets on the highway and gets a speeding ticket - which is subsequently dismissed in court because he wasn't driving.
The legal distinction between "driving" and "traveling" is the same as the distinction between "prostitution" and "promiscuous". Namely, one is a commercial transaction, and the other is an inherent right supposedly protected by our federal and state constitutions.
There are a growing number of individuals who are beginning to exercise their natural, inherent right to travel, and they are doing so without the permission of a government issued driver's license. Here are just a few of the legal decisions that support this controversial point of view.
O’Neil vs. Providence Amusement Co., 108 A. 887
The right to travel (called the right of free ingress to other states, and egress from them) is so fundamental that it appears in the Articles of Confederation, which governed our society before the Constitution.
(Paul v. Virginia)
[T]he right to travel freely from State to State is a right broadly assertable against private interference as well as governmental action. Like the right of association, it is a virtually unconditional personal right, guaranteed by the Constitution to us all.
Chicago Motor Coach v. Chicago 169 NE 22
The right of a citizen to travel upon the public highways and to transport his property thereon, by horse drawn carriage, wagon, or automobile, is not a mere privilege which may be permitted or prohibited at will, but a common right which he has under his right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Under this constitutional guaranty one may, therefore, under normal conditions, travel at his inclination along the public highways or in public places, and while conducting himself in an orderly and decent manner, neither interfering with nor disturbing another’s rights, he will be protected, not only in his person, but in his safe conduct.
People v. Battle
Persons faced with an unconstitutional licensing law which purports to require a license as a prerequisite to exercise of right may ignore the law and engage with impunity in exercise of such right.
After learning of the widespread corruption in government, and the innumerable violations of our rights, many of you have asked me "What can I do?" One of the things you could do is to begin exercising one of your inherent rights. Will you be stopped by the police? Eventually. Can you defeat the traffic ticket in court? Yes, if you know what you're doing, and you're willing to be inconvenienced from time to time. One place you can go to learn more about defending your right to travel is The Tao of Law written by my good friend, Eddie Craig. There is a lot to read on this website, but you have a lot to learn before you should risk traveling without a license. Never wake up the dragon unless you're sure that you can slay it later.
What stage of Liberty are you at?
0 - I think you guy's are nuts! We should all follow the law
1 - I think you're right, but I'd never challenge the system
2 - I would travel without a license if there was a guarantee the courts would drop the case
3 - I want to learn more because I'd like to begin asserting my rights
4 - Screw the bastards! Nobody tells me what I can or cannot do
If you have a favorite story about being stopped by the police, please feel free to share it, but keep it short!