Accusation, not due process, can ban you from authorization to travel, buy guns, and soon, from many other privileges of the state.
This bill in the works to revoke passports for IRS tax cheats is an alarming step towards total fascism. Those accused of delinquency would have their passport status removed and be banned from travel, revoking without due process the basic rights held by American citizens. Moreover, the suspect, once listed by the IRS, is placed in centralized database for travel authorization. While some will be barred from travel, all will increasingly be forced to submit their credentials for permission to board transportation or cross borders. This accelerates the program that has been activated in conjunction with the federal government’s permanent emergency response to 9/11. Now, $50k in back taxes is basically like being labeled a terrorist.
The no fly watch list after 9/11 brandished many people with unwarranted suspicion and barred them from travel. Bizarrely, legal attempts to remove the names of many ordinary travelers, including children, from the watch list have ended only with frustration and little explanation. Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel bragged to the Brady Center that the ‘No Fly’ list was being used to bar citizens from rightfully purchasing firearms, putting travelers who’ve received no due process or been charged with any crime on a binding ‘No Buy’ gun list. How far will it go? As the system slowly forces everyone onto a totally cashless control grid, people will be forced to swipe their credentials, an ID/payment card, for authorization to buy or do anything in the system. That is what the Mark of the Beast will look like in effect, a policy for total control long called for by globalist institutions like the IMF and World Bank.
It is one thing to bar criminals after charges, trials, convictions, etc. It is quite another to place people who are only under suspicion or accusation on a list that specifically bars enumerated rights. Travel is a right; bearing arms is a right. Preventing the free exercise thereof of these rights without due process is what the Constitution is about at the core. Why? Corruption and selective enforcement are virtually guaranteed. The abuse of power by the ruling party in blacklisting political enemies and vulnerable groups is certain to arise, as history has shown, and revoking passports has been a favored tool by many dictatorships.
The federal government, whether in the executive branch staff, the Congress, or the various administrations, is home to tax cheating, insider trading, and corruption of all kinds at all levels. Yet, these insiders have made deals giving the power to the ruling bankers. Few of them will be barred. Already flight bans run by Homeland Security and their partner agencies have shown that ordinary people will be targeted by these systems. A mix of harassment over mundane activities, a targeting of political groups and an assortment of accident & abuse of power will put many Americans on a list exiling them from society.
That is why we must rally to defeat this legislation, and rally defenders of liberty, of civil rights and the basic freedom to travel under ordinary conditions to stop this trend of impeding travel and encroaching upon the Constitution. All laws repugnant to the Constitution are null and void; Marbury v Madison. All tyranny needs to flourish is for good men and women to do nothing.