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Your question is more philosophical than legal, in that tot he extent a person complies with the law, they should be fine. Technically any amount can be taken out of the U.S., but you have to comply with the regulations. In particular, you have to fill out a Report of International Transportation of Currency and Monetary Instruments" FinCen form 105 (former CF 4790). Here is a link to the customs site: https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/195/~/currency-and-monetary-instruments---amount-that-can-be-brought-into-or-leave
As long as you do that, you should be fine.
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Well, probably the best advice would be to not travel with large amounts of currency. Within the U.S. there is no need and it raises suspicion. That said, travel authorities (TSA at airports) may be curious why you're carrying lots of cash and may ask you about it, but they will not (and, legally, can not) seize it unless they have probable cause to believe that you have committed or are about to commit a crime and that said cash is reasonably likely to be evidence of said crime. They are not going o try and trick you. At an airport I would alert the TSA and asked to be screened in private. Elsewhere it would depend on the circumstances. I know that's vague, but there nothing illegal about carrying money and it would take a special set of circumstances for you to get into a situation where they tried.
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What you are asking is not so much of a legal question as a social policy question. The fact is that in this day and age, people who move large amounts of cash, especially through airports, are usually up to no good. Human rights is a balancing test - your rights balanced against society's need to preserve law and order. No right is absolute. You do not have unlimited free speech rights for instance.
The short answer is that you can move your money as you wish. To limit problems, I suggest that you have appropriate paperwork with you so that if challenged, you can quickly be on your way. On the other hand, if you have a suitcase full of cash, no paperwork and refuse to discuss what you are up to, then you are probably have problems. This balances you right to move money against society's interest in preventing drug trafficking, human trafficking, theft, fraud....the list goes on. You do not have a human right to move money.