December 21, 2011
Travel is a Human Right
Posted by James Wilson
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Quote of the Day: “The right to travel enables the free exercise of the other rights we most cherish. We should not have to check our constitutional freedoms at the curb simply because we decide to leave the house. Sadly, freedom of movement has been one of the most disparaged rights throughout human history, and our country is no exception. If we are ever to be truly free, then we must possess an absolute, uninhibited right to travel throughout America and the world free from interference by government.” – Judge Andrew Napolitano
This holiday season, countless innocent air travelers will be screened, patted-down, and interrogated by the TSA.
Let’s make next Christmas merrier for them. Tell Congress to abolish the Transportation Security Agency.
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Clearly, the TSA is an unconstitutional agency. I believe that the Dead Old White Guys would call it a “private militia”.
I’m not a “political philosopher” by any stretch of the imagination. BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), I’d opine that there are two components of a “right” — general human agreement and folks are willing to fight to have it.
Now, obviously, the slave master wants to keep the slaves on the plantation. Dialing it back a tad, the Feudal Lord wanted to keep the serf working. Back another tad, “sharecropping” was another attempt to control people. The “company store” another. It’s all about controlling people. It’s always about control.
Politicians and bureaucrats are no different.
Freedom to move is imho one of those “obvious” rights. It’s like saying you’re free to breathe.
Now the harder one, are people willing to fight?
imho the jury’s till out about that.
Now we know the TSA is “security theater” at best and a corrupt payoff to the Unions and gives the country a new voting set of bureaucrats beholding to the Gooferment for their livelihood. Like they’ll ever push for the TSA’s abolition.
There’s a problem in the USA: ½ the people are on the dole in one form or another, ¼ are in “public service”, and the other productive ¼ are “pulling the wagon” (i.e., paying for it).
So how can the trend be reversed?
We’ll have to see if the people are willing to fight for their rights. Any of them!
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