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Editor’s Note: On numerous occasions we’ve opined that a free society is one in which its citizens are allowed to enter and exit its borders at will, without the intervention of government bureaucracy. As we examine the many changes that have taken place in the US since September 11, 2001, we can’t help but notice a progressively tighter grip on the throats of Americans. Millions have been added to no-fly lists that restrict air travel to any destination, be it domestic or international. Most, like seven year old John Anderson, were added to the list for reasons unknown. And once added, it is nearly impossible to be removed. Today, Americans will dismiss no-fly lists as an inconvenience (unless, of course, they are added), but what happens when this “anti-terror” agenda spreads to no-bus and no-train lists, and worse yet, a list that will restrict your ability to rent a car or even purchase gas? Think it can’t happen? Your papers please wasn’t just a Nazi phenomenon. In the former communist East Block travel was not only restricted across borders, but even from town to town, requiring written permission and a good reason. We may be more technologically advanced than Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union when they sat behind the iron curtain, but looking at these as a model for how to restrict movement of your people is a perfect example of what can be done right here in the USA. Our paper’s, however, are digitally stored and attached to biometrics like our thumbprint or DNA. While they purport to be taking action in the name of preventing terrorism, our government seems to be moving towards restricting travel of American citizens. The borders are wide open for those trying to enter the US, but attempt to leave without proper documentation and you’d be in serious trouble.
Does the US Government Want to Prevent You From Leaving?
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…This weekend’s affair was a clear example of what happens when a government imposes mind-numbing bureaucracy to prevent freedom of movement. And if you think it can’t happen where you live, think again.
In the US, the government now requires all citizens to have a passport in order to pass the border, even when driving into Mexico or Canada. Obtaining a passport, however, is neither free nor guaranteed. You must apply, pay an ever-increasing fee, and wait for weeks to be approved and receive it.
- names, birth places, and birth dates of your extended family members
- your mother’s place of employment at the time of your birth
- whether or not your mother received pre-natal or post natal care
- the address of your mother’s physician and dates of appointments
- the address of every place you have ever lived in your entire life
- the name and address of every school you have ever attended
Most people would find it impossible to provide such information, yet the form requires that the responses ‘are true and correct’ under penalty of imprisonment.
Naturally, the privacy statement on the application also acknowledges that the responses can be shared with other departments in the government, including Homeland Security.
If this proposal passes, then US citizens will have a nearly insurmountable hurdle to obtain a passport and be able to leave the country at will. Even if it doesn’t pass, it’s a clear demonstration of what the people who run the country are thinking.
Have you reached your breaking point yet, comrades? Let me know what you think.
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