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Newton's 1st Law of Motion, aka the Law of Inertia, states that an object at rest will tend to remain at rest, and a moving body keeps moving in a straight line at a constant speed.
Well - as long as any forces acting on it are balanced. If they're not, then there is a "net force" which willl change the velocity of the object - changing its speed, direction, or both.

Friction often seems to deny Inertia's truth. Friction always opposes motion between surfaces, causing them to stop - or even to START - moving, just as long as the motion is not between the surfaces with friction.

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