Freedom of movement without restriction long considered an individual right
December 19, 2013
Reading through the 381,517 words of the Obamacare bill, American Thinker’s Stella Paul discovered something overlooked in the ongoing discussion about the law — it discourages freedom of travel.
The Founders included the Privileges and Immunities Clause in Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution because they understood the importance of freedom of movement. A similar provision was contained in the Articles of Confederation prior to the drafting of the Constitution. James Madison discussed freedom of movement in the Federalist Papers. He wrote that “those who come under the denomination of free inhabitants of a State, although not citizens of such State, are entitled, in every other State, to all the privileges of free citizens of the latter; that is, to greater privileges than they may be entitled to in their own State.” Alexander Hamilton also addressed the proposed Privileges and Immunities Clause to the Constitution in Federalist No. 80.
From the Magna Carta onward, the idea that a free individual shall be allowed to travel without the interference of the state became a fundamental right. In previous eras, kings and emperors restricted the travel of citizens, merchants and serfs as part of an effort to control humanity, often for political reasons. For instance, when Augustus established the Roman Empire in 27 BC he imposed monarchical powers over his subjects and prevented senators and others from traveling freely.
According to Stella Paul, Obamacare will indirectly impose limitations on travel. “Americans are among the most mobile people on earth, but ObamaCare may soon start freezing them in place,” she writes. “Millions are losing their health insurance policies and being forced onto the ObamaCare exchanges, where most plans only provide local medical coverage.” Millions of Americans “will have their insurance as a consideration for their mobility, which they never had before.”
A control freak global ruling elite, viscerally opposed to the idea of human liberty, is working behind the scenes to shut down human mobility. They are exploiting the debunked theory of anthropogenic climate change in an effort to radically modify human behavior and thus curtail individual rights as a part of their eugenics agenda. “Your energy consumption will be controlled until you can’t farm, can’t manufacture, can’t travel, can’t fish, can’t use your land,” writes Rosa Koire, author of Behind the Green Mask: U.N. Agenda 21.
Dutch researcher Jurriaan Maessen cites a report issued by the European Commission and World Wildlife Fund spelling out how the Agenda 21 sustainability plan will be used to eliminate the freedom of movement. By 2050, the authors predict, “Europeans are forced to adopt green lifestyle habits — for example, via bans on non-essential individual long distance travel. By this stage, air travel has long been too expensive for the majority of people. The state controls or heavily influences all available channels of education, media and marketing to spread this message to continually reinforce its adoption and mould perceptions of sustainability.”
Agenda 21 is not a crackpot conspiracy theory, as the establishment would have you believe. “Presidents George H. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama, through Executive Orders, have signed onto Agenda 21,” writes Karen Sweetland. “Hundreds more governors, mayors, and county commissioners have also signed on. There presently are over 600 cities, counties and states in America signed on to Agenda 21… 179 countries, including the United States, initially signed on to the Agenda in 1992. Many more have joined since then.”
Urban areas in the United States are now encouraged by the Environment Protection Agency and other agencies of the federal government to adopt “smart growth” policies, including parking restrictions, closing roads to traffic and carfree zones to restrict travel and movement. Chicago, Pittsburgh and many smaller communities from California to New Jersey have signed on to the smart growth agenda.
The mobility discouraging aspects of Obamacare add to overall sustainability policies mandated on several governmental levels, including the United Nations, and as mentioned above, by federal, state local government in the United States.
Americans may think twice about traveling to another state or taking that vacation if their health insurance is either nullified or medical costs are drastically increased. Obama and Congress attempted to sell Obamacare as a remedy to America’s escalating healthcare problems — problems created by government interference in the marketplace allowing the establishment of insurance monopolies. Instead, the government has not only limited access to healthcare and increased its cost to the benefit of its corporate partners (the true definition of fascism), but has also, as Stella Paul points out, enhanced the globalist effort to destroy human liberty and promote a radical eugenics agenda.