Video: Cop Insists Travel is a Privilege Granted by the State

Police completely ignorant of the concept of god-given natural rights

Kurt Nimmo

Back when the Constitution was drafted the founders did not explicitly include the right to travel.

Although the Articles of Confederation recognized the freedom of movement under Article 4, the founders considered this right so fundamental they felt it did not need specific enumeration in the Constitution.

So essential was the natural right of travel and freedom of movement considered, it was spelled out in Article 42 of the Magna Carta in 1215.

On numerous occasions the Supreme Court has ruled individuals have a right to travel and not be accosted by the state and its agents.

“The right of the citizen to travel upon the public highways and to transport his property thereon, either by carriage or by automobile, is not a mere privilege which a city may prohibit at will, but a common right which he has under the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” the Court ruled in Thompson v. Smith.

“The right to travel is a part of the liberty of which the citizen cannot be deprived without due process of law under the 5th Amendment,” it was decided in Kent v. Dulles.

“Undoubtedly the right of locomotion, the right to move from one place to another according to inclination, is an attribute of personal liberty, and the right, ordinarily, of free transit from or through the territory of any State is a right secured by the 14th Amendment and by other provisions of the Constitution,” according to a ruling in Schactman v. Dulles.

“Government, in requiring the people to file for drivers license, vehicle registrations, mandatory insurance, and demanding they stop for vehicle inspections, roadblocks, etc. are restricting and therefore violating the peoples’ common law right to travel,” notes Steve Hempfling.

So eroded is the concept of individual, god-given rights that the police now consider the concept not only alien and antagonistic, but grounds for not only verbally abusing citizens, but injuring and, increasingly, killing them for daring to question their authority.

This ignorance of natural rights and the law is demonstrated by an Illinois cop in the above video.

"There is no Left or Right. There is only Tyranny and Freedom."

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7 comments on “Video: Cop Insists Travel is a Privilege Granted by the State
  1. The driver does not have a right to remain silent unless he is arrested. He is to answer all questions of the police officer and provide license and proof of insurance. He provoked the cop and I think the cop was generous in letting him through. Driving is a privilege not a right in Florida and most states. That is why you are not protected by Miranda if you are arrested for DUI. The bill of rights does not apply either and you must take drunk tests and provide the evidence against yourself. But it says you must under the signature line on the license. So you agree driving is a privilege when you get the license. Anyone that thinks freedom from police scrutiny is a right is delusional.


  2. BC says:

    This asshole deserves to get his badge removed and every officer that stood by and did nothing. I hope this driver sends this video tape to his lawyer and gives us an update on this situation. Unprofessional, unethical, and unconstitutional. Typical from IL police. I know, I used to live there.


  3. Paladin Justice says:

    Reblogged this on saboteur365 and commented:
    I’m pro-police, but anti-police state. This post from Mountain Republic shows how the former USA, now the USSA, has fallen under the thumb of mini-despots.


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