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Ga. Lawmaker Proposes Doing Away With Driver's Licenses
CBS Atlanta ^ | 1-31-11 | Rebekka Schramm

Posted on 01/31/2011 3:54:06 PM PST by dynachrome

ATLANTA -- A state lawmaker from Marietta is sponsoring a bill that seeks to do away with Georgia driver's licenses.

State Rep. Bobby Franklin, R-Marietta, has filed House Bill 7, calling it the "Right to Travel Act."

In his bill, Franklin states, "Free people have a common law and constitutional right to travel on the roads and highways that are provided by their government for that purpose. Licensing of drivers cannot be required of free people, because taking on the restrictions of a license requires the surrender of an inalienable right."

Franklin told CBS Atlanta News that driver's licenses are a throw back to oppressive times. “Agents of the state demanding your papers," he said. "We’re getting that way here.”

CBS Atlanta's Rebekka Schramm asked Franklin, “How are we going to keep up with who’s who and who’s on the roads and who’s not supposed to be on the roads?”

“That’s a great question," Franklin said. "And I would have to answer that with a question, ‘Why do you need to know who’s who?’”

“What about 12-14-year-olds who want to drive? What would stop them?" Schramm asked.

“Well, what’s stopping them now anyway?” Franklin answered.

Franklin’s name is on the first 21 bills of the legislative session, including one that would require the exclusive use of gold and silver as tender in payment of debts by or to the state, as required in the Georgia Constitution

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsatlanta.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: completemoron; constitution; driverslicense; georgia
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Verrrry interesting
1 posted on 01/31/2011 3:54:16 PM PST by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

He is cool. And he is right.


2 posted on 01/31/2011 3:55:51 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: dynachrome

Yes in the day of major problems, I guess this appears to be very important to this politician. Oh brother we are in trouble.


3 posted on 01/31/2011 3:55:59 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: dynachrome

Privatize the roads first.


4 posted on 01/31/2011 3:57:08 PM PST by SeeSharp
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To: dynachrome

I like the way this guy thinks.


5 posted on 01/31/2011 3:57:52 PM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: screaminsunshine

Wrong...travel is a right. Via the shoe-leather express.

Driving isn’t a right, its a PRIVILEGE.

If this flies, remind me never to drive anywhere near Georgia with unlicensed, uninsured, and untaught morons behind the wheel.


6 posted on 01/31/2011 3:58:35 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: dynachrome

I’ve driven through GA and from what I saw I didn’t think anyone had one now....


7 posted on 01/31/2011 3:59:21 PM PST by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: krb

The problem is he doesn’t think very clearly of the unintended consequences.


8 posted on 01/31/2011 3:59:46 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

Who says it is a priviledge?


9 posted on 01/31/2011 3:59:46 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: dynachrome

oy


10 posted on 01/31/2011 4:00:08 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: dynachrome

Heck, we should be able to fly planes too if we like.


11 posted on 01/31/2011 4:00:16 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: dynachrome

bump


12 posted on 01/31/2011 4:02:19 PM PST by piroque (Southern born and Raised,Love "G R I T S")
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To: dynachrome
Bravo!

Purchasing gas pays your share to use the roads. That should be enough. Much freedom is lost on the alter of “driving is a privilege”. If the state provided me a car and gas, well, then it would be. As long as I provide my own, it is my right to use my property.

13 posted on 01/31/2011 4:02:43 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: screaminsunshine

Common sense.

Travel is a right. The conveyance used being a right is stretching this beyond all belief. Under your logic any old Billy Bob should be able to hop into the cockpit of a 767 and see how far down the runway he gets...without the benefit of the FAA checkride.


14 posted on 01/31/2011 4:02:58 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: dynachrome

Anarchy is waaaaaay too far to the right for me.


15 posted on 01/31/2011 4:03:04 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: dynachrome

So do the rest of us just give it up too and say we’re Georgia residents?


16 posted on 01/31/2011 4:03:27 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: dynachrome

And what proportion of illegal aliens are there?

Just wondering.


17 posted on 01/31/2011 4:06:15 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: dynachrome

Watch for the “undocumented worker” population of GA to soar.


18 posted on 01/31/2011 4:06:38 PM PST by wideawake
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To: Dem Guard

You must have driven GA-400...


19 posted on 01/31/2011 4:08:04 PM PST by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: screaminsunshine

He is an idiot, and he is wrong.


20 posted on 01/31/2011 4:08:09 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: dynachrome

Lemme guess... a Paulite nutter ?


21 posted on 01/31/2011 4:08:53 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Emperor Palpatine
Wrong...travel is a right. Via the shoe-leather express.

Right on! I personally collect late 1800s horse and buggy plates. They are rare. Thank God we didn't just have folks going about their business back when. I mean hell, you can't have folks going about freely and all. It could be... dangerous or something. We need them tagged and herded. And taxed, mostly taxed...

22 posted on 01/31/2011 4:09:07 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

“Driving isn’t a right, its a PRIVILEGE.”

“If this flies, remind me never to drive anywhere near Georgia with unlicensed, uninsured, and untaught morons behind the wheel.”

I think you are misinformed, while I question his plan, I like the way he is thinking.

And I think you are describing half the drivers in DC.


23 posted on 01/31/2011 4:09:21 PM PST by stockpirate (Hey congress, it's our government and our money, DO NOT RAISE THE DEBT LIMIT!)
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To: screaminsunshine; dynachrome
He's right in the sense that there is a God given right to travel.

The Feds and States can comply and guarantee that right in a Constitutional manner by ensuring that state infrastructure does not BLOCK pedestrian or mounted travel.

However a citizen traveling may not violate OTHER traveling citizen's rights and the state may act to punish those violations.

24 posted on 01/31/2011 4:10:06 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: dynachrome

I’m a raving nutter for freedom, but I’m almost willing to go along with drivers licenses to (eventually) stop those who drive drunk a lot, or who have no skills required to weild a one ton bit of steel traveling at high velocities.


25 posted on 01/31/2011 4:11:48 PM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: dynachrome

So it this passes I guess that you won’t be able to use a drivers license as identification for anything including going to vote at the polls.

But then I don’t think that they need any photo ID to vote there now.


26 posted on 01/31/2011 4:12:11 PM PST by The Working Man
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To: Emperor Palpatine

Was using a horse and buggy, or just riding a horse, a privilege? Did we have licenses for those? If the state forces you to pay taxes to support roads even when you don’t drive (which they do), then why would using those roads be considered a privilege? Furthermore, let’s say you own 1,000 acres of land and you build roads on that land, maybe even a paved race track. Why would you need a license from the government to drive a car on your own road? If the license were only for driving on government-funded roads, one might make a case, but licenses are for driving ANY motor vehicle, anywhere. What justification is there for that? And a cop can pull you over at any time, for whatever reason, and demand you produce your license, which has your full name, address, and a state-assigned number. How is that different from requiring papers to travel?


27 posted on 01/31/2011 4:13:09 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: Dem Guard

Please stay to the right when passing through, thanks.


28 posted on 01/31/2011 4:14:12 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Lazamataz

It’s the “criminal illegal” thing that keeps me from supporting this


29 posted on 01/31/2011 4:15:24 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: MileHi
no, it is not your “right” -— you have no right to endanger the rest of us.

My guess is that he fools supporting this nonsense have HORRIBLE driving records.

More to the point: how can private insurance operate in a world where there are no drivers licenses by which to track tickets and accidents and DUIs?

30 posted on 01/31/2011 4:15:58 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: dynachrome

I’m jazzed. I know of many blind folk who WISH they could get behind the wheel of a car. Their prayers have been answered.


31 posted on 01/31/2011 4:16:09 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

sp have you ever driven in Florida or californa?


32 posted on 01/31/2011 4:16:10 PM PST by rolling_stone ( *this makes Watergate look like a kiddie pool*)
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To: Da Coyote

“And what proportion of illegal aliens are there?
Just wondering.”

Knowing nothing about this lawmaker or what part of Georgia he represents, my guess was he wants to throw a kink in Georgia’s requirement to show a picture ID when voting.


33 posted on 01/31/2011 4:16:41 PM PST by texteacher
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To: dynachrome

Yeah, and the “No, I don’t have insurance, good luck with your repairs, ta ta” thing.


34 posted on 01/31/2011 4:17:24 PM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: Lazamataz
I’m almost willing to go along with drivers licenses to (eventually) stop those who drive drunk a lot
The last thing that keeps a drunk from driving is possession of a valid license.
35 posted on 01/31/2011 4:17:27 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Navy Patriot

Right. I thinks so. We are going to have to deconstruct 60 years of Progressive insanity. I wonder if the Congress can impeach the Lib judges for going against the constitution?


36 posted on 01/31/2011 4:17:27 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

>>Driving isn’t a right, its a PRIVILEGE.

We live in a nation where mass transit is non-existent outside the big cities. Bike paths are dangerous and drivers are extremely hostile to bicyclists that are using the street. And now the housing market even prevents most people from selling their home and moving near their job.

Or do you support Soviet-style dormitories that are built next to your place of work?


37 posted on 01/31/2011 4:18:19 PM PST by Bryanw92 (We don't need to win elections. We need to win a revolution.)
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To: dynachrome

In the big scheme of things, I’d work on the right to life before I’d tackle the right to drive.


38 posted on 01/31/2011 4:18:49 PM PST by Faith
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To: Emperor Palpatine

‘Via the shoe-leather express.”

On what basis are you making that argument?


39 posted on 01/31/2011 4:19:24 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: dynachrome

One of the biggest punitive frauds ever perpetrated by government besides property taxes is forcing the peasants to re-register their same vehicles over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over....

And everyone just goes along with it....lol


40 posted on 01/31/2011 4:20:06 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: oh8eleven
The last thing that keeps a drunk from driving is possession of a valid license.

For some. For many, the first thing that keeps a drunk from driving is the threat of jail, and sometimes because that license was suspended from too many drunk driving infractions.

For those that do not heed even that, the first thing that keeps them from drunk driving is the inability to emerge from the small cell that they are confined to.

41 posted on 01/31/2011 4:20:33 PM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: dynachrome
You have the right to travel on the roads but it's not a sole right...like your driveway. It's a right in common. The license is to protect others. It takes no right away from you.

Sorry Charlie.

42 posted on 01/31/2011 4:20:47 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: dynachrome

“Driving” is a commercial activity.
In most states, if not all, a “motor vehicle” is a conveyance used to transport people or materials FOR HIRE, that means FOR PROFIT.

The courts have rules the use of the roads is a right for ordinary traveling, but using them for profit is a regulated activity.


43 posted on 01/31/2011 4:20:51 PM PST by djf (Touch my junk and I'll break yur mug!!!)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

Sure Billy Bob could hop in a 747 if he happened to have one.

Prohibiting based on a conveyance is the same and prohibiting travel. Walking from Florida to Colorado is not practical.

If the same restrictions were placed on other rights everyone would be up in arms.


44 posted on 01/31/2011 4:21:31 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Emperor Palpatine
“Driving isn’t a right, its a PRIVILEGE.”

So you're saying that if I drive my own private vehicle on my own private property without any sort of license, I do so without a right to do so?

So you're saying all those folks who drove automobiles before the government got involved, to include Henry Ford and his first one, did so without a right to do so? Where did the privilege come from?

45 posted on 01/31/2011 4:22:09 PM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: Kansas58

A drivers license doesn’t make a person a good or safe driver.


46 posted on 01/31/2011 4:22:18 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: dynachrome

This is all about illegal aliens and voting.


47 posted on 01/31/2011 4:22:47 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: driftdiver
If the same restrictions were placed on other rights everyone would be up in arms.

Inability to ensure insurance does not bother you? How about those who simply do not have the requisite motor skills, or sensory acuity, to operate a vehicle safely?

48 posted on 01/31/2011 4:23:17 PM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: driftdiver
A drivers license doesn’t make a person a good or safe driver.

It does weed out the blind and those who have no motor skills. It also weeds out the habitually drunk.

49 posted on 01/31/2011 4:24:29 PM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: driftdiver

No, but buying a ticket on Greyhound or UAL is practical.

Nothing says your right of travel includes a right to sit in the driver’s seat.

Capisce?


50 posted on 01/31/2011 4:24:35 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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