“All men are created equal, and are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness…”
The United States Supreme Court has stated:
“The Right of the Citizen to travel upon the public highways and to transport his property thereon, either by horse drawn carriage or by automobile, is not a mere privilege which a city can prohibit or permit at will, but a common Right which he has under the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
Thompson vs. Smith, 154 SE 579
In other words, “You don’t need a driver’s licence to travel by unregistered automobile on public roads and highways.” A driver’s licence is permission from the state to conduct business as a paid employee, transporting people or goods on the highways for profit.
The legal deception is almost always in the definitions of words used in the statues. If you are told you are subject to certain statutes, and you believe you are subject without reading them and understanding them, and then you voluntarily and legally declare that you are subject to them, then that makes you subject to them, regardless of any double minded beliefs to the contrary, no matter how passionate your beliefs are. You have testified against yourself and given up your rights.
The supreme court has defined “automobile:” “The word `automobile’ connotes a pleasure vehicle designed for the transportation of persons on highways.”
American Mutual Liability Ins. Co., vs. Chaput, 60 A.2d 118, 120; 95 NH 200
And “motor vehicle” is according the Code of Federal Regulations Title 18 USC 31:
“Motor vehicle” means every description or other contrivance propelled or drawn by mechanical power and used for commercial purposes on the highways in the transportation of passengers, or passengers and property. “Used for commercial purposes” means the carriage of persons or property for any fare, fee, rate, charge or other considerations, or directly or indirectly in connection with any business, or other undertaking intended for profit.
Reference is made to the Internet source of these quotations, http://www.lawfulpath.com/ref/DLbrief.shtml, accessed March 4, 2015.
What changes the legal status of an automobile into a motor vehicle? Why, you inform the government by way of motor vehicle registration that said automobile is to be treated as a motor vehicle under the statutes, and subject to the statutes of motor vehicles, (in Tennessee Title 55.) It is what you declare it to be, and if you declare it to be a motor vehicle, then so it is. Are you required to register an automobile? Only if you intend to use it for commerce on the highways. They control your automobiles as motor vehicles with your consent.
Now, in accordance with the do-it-first leadership principle, I can report what I have done. I came to Tennessee in January of 2012, exercising my right to travel for personal reasons. Since then I have asked the U.S. federal government for permission to stay here, which I shouldn’t have done because that was my right, but I was poorly informed of my rights. They have occasionally granted me permission, and also denied permission. Through the years I have driven motor vehicles with my Saskatchewan driver’s licence.
Immigrants are supposed to trade in their driver’s licence from their country of origin for a state driver’s licence within three months of arrival. I am not an immigrant, and I do not wish to become an immigrant. So I have been travelling with my Saskatchewan driver’s licence in the United States for the past three years, and using said licence to satisfy the various requests for identification from law enforcement and from local businesses. It has satisfied their requests every time.
I won’t go into much detail about my current travelling arrangements so as not to testify against myself with evidence permissible in court, but I will say that before I do anything, my plan is to finish my gasifier and then to initiate communications with the offices of the attorneys general of the United States and the State of Tennessee, to inform them of my understanding and intent, and to claim certain rights. As always, I will report back with my experiences. I am in the process of doing my due diligence.