This is just a crazy world we live in…
The 2012 Highway bill evidently, in addition to letting Congress tap-in to your IRA for more money, in addition to tens of billions of earmarked (remember, Obama promised never to sign a bill with earmarks…) pork, will allow the Feds to revoke your citizenship – making it impossible to use your passport and travel outside the US – if you owe back taxes. Without any due process. All they need is an accusation and, viola! you’re no longer free to travel.
I never thought “America is a free country” would become an anachronism… or be in the incorrect tense…
Oh, yeah, the Constitution (Article 1, Section 9, paragraph 3) specifically prohibits “Bills of Attainder, ” which are laws providing for the punishment of an individual without benefit of due process.
But – no matter to the Totalitarian Party – Democrats.
If Obama wants your taxes… your citizenship is revoked and you cannot travel outside the country. Can anyone still spell “USSR”?
What’s next? Gov. Gerry Brown of CA not letting Californians travel outside the Peoples Republic of California? After all, he has a $35B deficit – or is it $117 Billion? – (illegal on its face as CA can’t legally – constitutionally – run a deficit) and I’m sure plenty of taxpayers owe back taxes….
But I guess the real question is this: Does the Constitution mean anything anymore?
Every Senator voting for this Highway Bill is voting to approve Bills of Attainder – Constitutional violation.
Every senator voting for this Highway Bill is voting for conviction and punishment of citizens without due process – Constitutional violation .
Every senator voting for this Highway Bill is voting to restrict the right of free citizens to move freely across the planet – certainly a novel concept for Americans… not even sure the Founders dealt with it…
Welcome to the Party.
At what point, EXACTLY, does the US Military obey its oath to “Protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic” ?? .. or has the military really become just a Palace Guard?