April 16, 2012
Accusation alone–without due process– can bar your authorization to travel, buy guns, and soon, from many other privileges of the state.
In an alarming step towards total fascism, a bill rapidly working its way through Congress would allow strong measures to deal with tax cheats found by the IRS to owe more than $50,000. 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 a centralized database for travel authorization where the ban is enforced. Remarkably, this power to blacklist citizens is handed extra-judiciously to the government agency directly without requirements in the bill for any charges at all.
These IRS-based bans only extend the existing and growing powers of the blacklist itself. While some in society will be barred from travel, all will increasingly be forced to submit their credentials for permission to board transportation or cross borders. Not only that, but now, $50k in back taxes is basically like being labeled a terrorist! Obama authorized the killing an American citizen without due process because he was an (accused) terrorist. Then, Obama authorized the indefinite detention of American citizens without due process under NDAA in the event that they might be a terrorist. And the protection of individual rights slip away from there into total tyranny.
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 would be 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? They’ve already eyed authorization lists for bank accounts, jobs, alcohol purchases, alimony dads, and more. 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 of something 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. And while a $50,000 tax cheat may seem like a big spender and significant threat, the bar is being lowered to meet your standard of living, too. 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.