United States Senate passed a piece of legislation called the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act” Section 40304 is titled “Revocation or denial of passport in case at certain tax delinquencies”. The provision specifically amends the 1926 Passport Act to permit the IRS to simply ‘Certify” to the Secretary of State that an individual “has a seriously delinquent tax debt in an amount in excess of $50,000.00. The law does not require that any hearing be held or require administrative due process of any kind. The Passport Act of 1926 considers travel a “privilege” not a right.
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.. one problem here is Clinton, now it is Obama. Alas there is no provision in the US Constitution for the freedom of travel & this law does not require that any hearing be held or require administrative due process of any kind.
Yes there is a provision in the Constitution re travel-because there is no provision giving the GOV the right to control"freedom". All Rights not "expressly" enumerated to gov are the sole purview of the individual.
you're probably right Civil War Bob :-(
Now when entering into California from any other state. You get stopped and asked questions. Then they give you a handy piece of paper that you have to hold onto for the duration of your stay.
daskittlez69, that's incredible! When did that happen to you...recently? But Civil War Bob is correct, b/t Homeland Security and TSA roving road blocks things are beginning to feel different in the US and none of this "change" is good.
Last month I drove to California for a family vacation with my wife and kids from Missouri.
I cannot agree with that pagesvoice - this makes everyone slaves, without the freedom to simply leave. The key issue is the lack of any hearing be held or an administrative due process of any kind.