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Re: Stay out of Georgia
If you choose to debate this with an officer of any state, that is your decision. Personally I would.
As US citizens we are governed by The Constitution of the United States of America. It is our supreme law and states in the 14th Amendment, Article 4,Clause 1, Section 2 ;
The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.
Clause One of Section 2 requires interstate protection of "privileges and immunities". The seeming ambiguity of the clause has given rise to a number of different interpretations. Some contend that the clause requires Congress to treat all citizens equally. Others suggest that citizens of states carry the rights accorded by their home states while traveling in other states.
The Supreme Court has held that the clause means a state may not discriminate against citizens of other states in favor of its own citizens. The federal circuit court held that privileges and immunities in respect of which discrimination is barred include protection by the Government;
• the enjoyment of life and liberty
• the right of a citizen of one State to pass through, or to reside in any other State, for purposes of trade, agriculture, professional pursuits, or otherwise
• to claim the benefits of the writ of habeas corpus
• to institute and maintain actions of any kind in the courts of the State
• to take, hold and dispose of property, either real or personal; and an exemption from higher taxes or impositions than are paid by the other citizens of the State.