Newton conceived space as being:
Absolute space, in its own nature, without regard to anything external, remains always similar and immovable. Relative space is some movable dimension or measure of the absolute spaces; which our senses determine by its position to bodies: and which is vulgarly taken for immovable space
and motion as
Absolute motion is the translation of a body from one absolute place into another: and relative motion, the translation from one relative place into another
But space cannot be absolute as there is no point of origin, every point being similar to every other.
Hence space itself shouldn't be conceived at being at rest.
This is in fact, in a different guise, an argument offered by Leibniz to argue that space in itself is relative.
Does this work as a motivation for gauge freedom of space?
The argument appears to give space gauge freedom locally, whereas it is global gauge freedom that gives particles laws - laws of conservation.
What would it mean, physically for space to have gauge freedom locally?