Nobody has a right to drive a vehicle upon any state roadway - common law or
otherwise. However, one DOES have the right to travel in the automobile of
the day and go about his own private affairs. We are all joint tenants in
common use of the roadways. The state merely holds it in trust for our
If I don't have the right to tell you, a free, living, breathing American of
age and full-liability, to take a test and obtain a "license" to travel on
the roadway, then neither does a group of people doing business as THE
PEOPLE OF CALIFORNIA have any such right.
"If one individual does not possess such a right over the conduct of
another, no number of individuals can possess such a right. All
combinations, therefore, to effect such an object are injurious, not only to
the individual particularly oppressed, but to the public at large."
14 Wend. 9 (1835 N.Y.)
It's very simple.
Liberty doesn't guarantee safety. Don't sacrifice one to ensure the other;
otherwise you will end up with neither.
"A truth's initial commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie
was believed. When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to
the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and
its speaker, a raving lunatic." --Dresden James