Does a born american need a license to drive in California under the 15th amement United States cons
I read some place on line that there is case law backing this question up.
In the U.S. having a drivers license is a "privilege" and not a "right". Every state is entitled to set it's own requirements for granting and revoking a drivers license.
The 15th Amendment to the Constitution granted African American men the right to vote by declaring that the "right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude."
This amendment has nothing to do with (driving).
The Constitution has nothing to do with driving laws in California. If you want to drive in most states, you need a license to do so from that state. Go get a driver's license before you get behind the wheel!
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U.S. SUPREME COURT SAYS NO LICENSE NECESSARY TO DRIVE AUTOMOBILE ON PUBLIC ROADS
Posted by Jeffrey Phillips | Jul 21, 2015 |
U.S. Supreme Court Says No License Necessary To Drive Automobile On Public Roads
U.S. SUPREME COURT AND OTHER HIGH COURT CITATIONS PROVING THAT NO LICENSE IS NECESSARY FOR NORMAL USE OF AN AUTOMOBILE ON COMMON WAYS
“The right of a citizen to travel upon the public highways and to transport his property thereon, by horsedrawn 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.”
Thompson v.Smith, 154 SE 579, 11 American Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, section 329, page 1135 “The right of the Citizen to travel upon the public highways and to transport his property thereon, in the ordinary course of life and business, is a common right which he has under the right to enjoy life and liberty, to acquire and possess property, and to pursue happiness and safety. It includes the right, in so doing, to use the ordinary and usual conveyances of the day, and under the existing modes of travel, includes the right to drive a horse drawn carriage or wagon thereon or to operate an automobile thereon, for the usual and ordinary purpose of life and business.” –
Thompson vs. Smith, supra.; Teche Lines vs. Danforth, Miss., 12 S.2d 784 “… the right of the citizen to drive on a public street with freedom from police interference… is a fundamental constitutional right” -White, 97 Cal.App.3d.141, 158 Cal.Rptr. 562, 566-67 (1979) “citizens have a right to drive upon the public streets of the District of Columbia or any other city absent a constitutionally sound reason for limiting their access.”
Caneisha Mills v. D.C. 2009 “The use of the automobile as a necessary adjunct to the earning of a livelihood in modern life requires us in the interest of realism to conclude that the RIGHT to use an automobile on the public highways partakes of the nature of a liberty within the meaning of the Constitutional guarantees. . .”
Berberian v. Lussie
None of these individual cases have anything to do with the U.S. Constitution.
If you don't believe it feel free to take the road without a license and see what happens if you're ever stopped. Some folks also believe we don't have to pay taxes!
Did you not see the US supreme courts case law? That one can actually review through the supreme courts public record information.
Ynotitsme, Getting a drivers license is not a big deal.
Every state requires passing a written exam initially. It's not rocket science. Just take the test! or not if (you) think you don't need a license to drive.
According to snopes.com, the claim that courts decided that no license is needed is false.
http://www.snopes.com/supreme-court-rul … necessary/
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