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Will Americans have to go via the IRS or state department next time they want to book a family vacation? Perhaps. As the shredding of the Constitution sounds in D.C., the shredders continue to fly under the American radar. I have come across another example that things are definitely NOT what they appear to be in the nation’s capitol.
Bill S. 1813 appears to be a bill regarding America’s highways and travel. Its’ intent is “to reauthorize federal-aid highway and highway safety construction programs, and for other purposes.” Don’t you just love how they always put that “other purposes” in there? Geez, all they had to do with the healthcare bill is to say its’ intent was to: convert America’s healthcare system to socialism and “other purposes.” They could’ve saved 2,000 pages and well, the Liberals would have been happy that by doing so half a rainforest was saved! It’s like a husband telling his wife he is going to Vegas with the intention of playing golf and “other purposes.” I’m pretty sure she’s going to wonder what those other purposes are. So why when politicians who directly affect each one of our lives act so vaguely do we pass it off as if they have our best interest at their power grabbing hearts? We shouldn’t and here’s another example as to why we must dig deep and far beyond what mainstream news talks about.
So what are the “other purposes?” S 1813 is also known as the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21stCentury Act” or “MAP 21.” The problem is this bill is not just about highway construction but rather it’s about constructing your travel capacities and putting that decision in the hands of the State Department and/or IRS. Yes, you heard me correctly.
California’s little Liberal Darling, Barbara Boxer (who sponsored this bill) added an amendment in section 40304. This amendment gives power to the IRS and/or state department to revoke a U.S. citizen’s passport if it’s believed that a tax payer owes more than 50,000 dollars in back taxes. First off did you catch that part that says believe? What happened to proof? I guess that went away along with one having to be a United States citizen to vote!
Now there is another bill in the Senate that all cars need a black box by 2015. Considering the fact that gas prices continue to rise and Obama wants us all to basically pedal with our feet, they will probably be able to just use our footprints to track us. A lot of people think this is no big deal. Our privacy is being diminished by a huge government eraser. The problem is that since we don’t know what our rights are, we don’t recognize when they are being relinquished. There’s no red flag waving because we don’t even have the pole. We have become accustomed to this because we have been living with government intrusion and the relinquishing of our rights for far too long. So often I hear people label those of us who realize the true threat of government unconstitutionally handcuffing us as ‘conspiracy theorists.’ Don’t get me wrong, there are definitely those who believe every single thing is a conspiracy and that the soup can the bum on the street corner is holding out for money is actually a microphone who works for the CIA. On the other hand, what do those naysayers say when the fears of Americans (I call them fears not conspiracies) actually come to fruition?
The fact is the tracking of US citizens is increasing, This is a fact, not a conspiracy. Barack Obama just recently diverted 500 million dollars to the IRS to implement the new health care law.
He plans on hiring thousands of new IRS agents. At a time when the IRS should be diminishing our rights are diminishing. The IRS is growing and let’s just take one from the intrusive D.C. politicians book; their intent is to collect money and for ‘’other purposes.” I remember somewhere in history when travel restrictions were implemented on its’ citizens too…someplace called the Soviet Union…When a nation has a handful of leaders who align themselves with Communism, expect Communistic laws.
My question is why does the government want to intrude on travel? Why are they doing this? Why would they want to relinquish one’s right to travel outside of the United States? Many claim this is just a means to collect more money. I think it goes beyond that. Since tracking has become a major task by the federal government, is this just another way the government can track you and know who is here and who is not? They don’t want to track the millions and millions of illegals in this nation but they sure want to track United States citizens! How are they going to implement this if this ‘’highway’’ bill passes? Are they going to require US citizens to PROVE they don’t owe back taxes prior to booking a non-domestic flight? Are we going to be required to make a reservation via the IRS or state department? One might think that is just ridiculous; a conspiracy off the conspiratorial Richter scale! Well, who would have thought the American people would have been told that Congress had to ‘’pass a bill in order to see what’s in it?” Who would have thought that we would soon have to go through the United States government to receive a permission slip for a medical procedure? So why not have to go through the United States government to get a travel okay to leave the United States? If things don’t change here in America soon, the problem for Americans won’t be wanting to get out, it will be not wanting to come back in…