One of the major differences between the USA and the USSR is that inmates of the latter were not free to move about the country without permission from bureaucrats. That may also be a difference between the USA and the “fundamentally transformed” USSA of Barack Hussein Obama.
Democrats have already moved to empower the IRS to prevent you from leaving the country if they feel they haven’t confiscated enough of your money:
The provision is part of Senate Bill 1813, which was introduced by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) in November and passed by the Senate on March 14 “to reauthorize Federal-aid highway and highway safety construction programs, and for other purposes.”
Those “other purposes” have come to include a little-known amendment recently introduced by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that would allow the State Department to revoke, deny or limit passports for anyone the Internal Revenue Service certifies as having “a seriously delinquent tax debt in an amount in excess of $50,000.”
The Beaufort Observer asks,
Be aware that once they allow the IRS to block international travel is there one among us who does not believe it will then be extended to travel within the United States?
There are going to be those who will just brush the issue aside. It will thus befall the knowledgeable and concerned patriots to stop this dangerous action. Many people don’t even realize that the courts have for years exempted the IRS from the restriction of the Fifth Amendment’s protection from self-incrimination. The rationale for that was that collecting taxes was not a criminal matter. But there are hundreds of people sitting in Federal prison today who will contest that. Obviously there is a very thin line between civil and criminal with the IRS. And there does not appear to be anything in Sen. Boxer’s bill that draws a bright line to restrict the IRS.
Nor is there any bright line between what remains of our liberties and the totalitarian control Democrats long for.
On a tip from Byron.