What is automobile registration for? Under the Constitution the only possible reason is to keep a public record to prove ownership.
So why do they send me a new demand every year? Are they so incompetent as to lose it every year? What is so hard about keeping a record of ownership on a piece of paper in a file drawer? Do they lose the file cabinet? Do they lose the whole Department of Motor Vehicles? Every year?
Does it cost hundreds of dollars to keep a piece of paper in a file cabinet indefinitely? Why do they have to bill you every year? What does it cost to keep the form in the file cabinet every year and not remove it? Fifty cents? One dollar? If ownership transfers don’t they think the new owner will let them know when ownership transfers? How about the previous owner? Are they afraid we will keep secrets from them?
Exactly what is automobile registration about? Highways are paid for through gasoline taxes as they should be. If they are not, then raise the rate 1/10 of a percent. The more someone uses the public highways the more they pay by buying more gas. They automatically pay their usage of the roads. There aren’t enough electric cars around yet to affect that system. When there are then a surcharge on batteries or recharging will take care of that problem.
So it can’t be legitimate to add fees onto the registration.
Registration fees aren’t fees. They are not taxes. They are extortion. They are property theft.
Hello, my name is the united States of America. I was born in 1776 with the Declaration of Independence. When I turned 11 I became a young adult with the Constitution (1787). Two years later I bought my first life insurance policy with the Bill of Rights (1789).
When I was exactly 50 years old on July 4, 1826 John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both presidents and both key figures in the founding, died. Five years later another founder, President James Monroe also died on July 4, 1831. No other president has died on that day since. Just a coincidence, I’m sure.
As the founders faded away, human nature being what it is, the succeeding generations wavered and departed from the founding principles in many ways. (Read the Old Testament for a parallel history). They wouldn’t have gotten away with it if anyone in the public had still exercised eternal vigilance.
By the 1840s I was getting more adventurous and got into wars with neighbors. By the 1860s I was at war with my own southern States. By the time I was 78 the war was declared over, but the federal government slowly declared war on the people, taking powers it was never given by the Constitution, its rule book. In 1863 Lincoln declared slavery on some people to be over but only 50 years later in 1913 slavery was declared open season on everyone with the 16th Amendment.
In the late 1860s and 70s I split in two: my original self, the organic united States and a new corporate “United States of America”. Under the original organic united States people are citizens of their State and protected by the Bill of Rights. Under the new corporate United States people, when they sign up, are Citizens of the United States, a corporate entity, claiming to be a “Citizen of the United States”, whereby they have no rights until deemed by Congress.
When I turned 137 in 1913 I became completely senile and apostate, tearing apart my constitution-contract with the States and the people. The 16th and 17th amendments were deemed to be passed, violating the mandate that they must be ratified by the States to be passed.
By the 1930s the rule book was mostly thrown out with willy nilly new bureaucracies and drunken spending. This craziness continued off and on until I was over 200 years old, with various administrations and congresses pretending along with the people that everything was alright.
As I approach one quarter of a millennium of years in age most people are still pretending, but there is an ominous feeling among the populace that something is desperately wrong if we keep violating the rule book we were given.
After all, that rule book was designed from the history of human nature.