IRS to Revoke 362,000 Passports From US Citizens

By Simon Black, Sovereign Man

About two and a half years ago, I told you about a particularly nasty piece of legislation that President Obama quietly signed into law towards the end of his administration.

They called it the “FAST Act”, which stood for Fixing America’s Surface Transportation.

Yet despite $300 billion earmarked for infrastructure repairs, they didn’t manage to fix very much of America’s surface transportation.

The legislation did, however, have two major effects:

1) The FAST Act authorized the US government to plunder excess capital from the Federal Reserve… which is about as stupid a thing as anyone could possibly do.

The Federal Reserve is America’s central bank; they control the value and fate of the US dollar… which is still the most dominant currency in the world.

You’d think that having some excess cash on the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet would be viewed as wise and conservative.

But not Congress.

These guys are so broke, they’ll grab every penny they can get. Even from their own central bank.

So they buried a provision into the FAST Act demanding that the Federal Reserve hand over any excess capital to the Treasury Department at the end of every calendar year.

They started doing that almost immediately, in December 2015. And in 2016. And in 2017.

This is one of the reasons why, to this day, the Federal Reserve is borderline insolvent… which hardly inspires confidence.

Now, I could go on for quite some time about what an idiotic idea this was.

But believe it or not, there was an even worse section of the FAST Act– one they only started implementing recently:

2) Section 32101 of the FAST Act required the US State Department to revoke or deny the passport of any taxpayer that the IRS deems to have “seriously delinquent tax debt.”

They define seriously delinquent tax debt as owing $50,000 or more.

Well, it took them a couple of years, but the IRS has finally started enforcing this law.

Earlier this month the IRS acknowledged that they had sent at least 362,000 names to the State Department to start revoking or denying passports.

And that’s just the beginning.

The IRS is sending these names out ‘in batches’, so there will be many more to follow. They hope to be finished by the end of the year.

Now, there are so many things wrong with this.

For starters, it’s pretty clear there’s no due process here. It’s purely an administrative matter. Which means there’s limited oversight.

Your name could accidentally end up on some list because the IRS couldn’t keep its own records straight. Or there was a problem with the data integrity. Or someone simply mismatched one John Smith for another.

The IRS literally has billions of records being managed by antiquated technology that’s prone to data breaches.

The idea that they could come up with a list of hundreds of thousands of people without making a single mistake is just farcical.

But, again, there are few real checks and balances. You end up on a list… at which point you’re arguing with an entirely different agency about why your passport has been revoked. It’s a bureaucratic nightmare.

The larger point, though, is what this really means about citizenship.

Think about it– a passport is the most common document to evidence an individual’s citizenship.

And… poof… they can take it away from you with the click of a button.

To me, if they can take something away so easily, then it wasn’t really yours to begin with.

It’s like property.

If you own your home… think again. Even if you have your mortgage fully paid off, you still have to pay property tax.

This means that it’s ultimately the government who really owns your property. You’re just renting it from them.

And if they believe (in their sole discretion) that you owe them property tax, they’ll take the property away from you.

Likewise, the enforcement of the FAST Act shows that you’re not even really a citizen. You’re just renting your citizenship from the government.

And if they believe (in their sole discretion) that you owe them income tax, they’ll take it away from you.

This article was sourced from The Daily Bell.

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9 Comments on "IRS to Revoke 362,000 Passports From US Citizens"

  1. Rumplestiltskin | July 19, 2018 at 7:40 am | Reply

    This apparently amounts to about 18.1 billion dollars, which is now chicken feed / chump change for a government which has no boundaries placed upon its spending. This proposal, (or law) is so totally unconstitutional as to be laughable. A government cannot incarcerate its citizens within the boundaries of its jurisdiction as if it is a prison. This is no more than what Europe and the UK had to fight against centuries ago, which is called “Debtors Prison”

    This idiocy needs to be struck down now as Inhumane as well as unconstitutional. The state does not own us as its slaves and anyone who believes otherwise I would like to meet in a dark alley to discuss their seriously flawed logic. Humans cannot own other humans regardless of what Muslims, Africans and the IRS believes otherwise !!!

  2. michael howard | July 19, 2018 at 8:12 am | Reply

    Problems created by Americans for Americans.

    I remember when the u.s. was a bustling Enterprise, made powerful by free labor and the constant infringements and denial of rights to members it deemed “un-american”.

    So the government was empowered, to effectively pick winners and losers. The winners trying to prevent the losers from ever reaching their status, most likely set into play, the events we are witnessing today.

    So to recap, americans gave their government the right to take from it’s citizens long ago; and based on the confusion that these events have created, I’d say they still think the problem is governmental, and not societal. So basically, they learned nothing.

  3. anticriminals | July 19, 2018 at 11:30 am | Reply

    I determined a long time ago that they cannot be my government. In fact, I determined that they were my enemy. Question their authority, as I did, and see if they don’t point guns at you, threaten you and your family members, steal your property, ruin your reputation, destroy your ability to survive, the list goes on.
    My attorney advised me to leave the country or to take up arms.
    All 10 elements of communism are in affect. The IRS is just one of them. They get away with their criminal activities because of the ignorance of the American people. You should research what a US citizen really is. Google sovereign living. Google anna von reitz. Google “The Great American Adventure”.
    Take the time to learn the legal definition of “U S taxpayer”, taxable income, and the limited jurisdiction of the federal government.

  4. This information about passports and a thousand other reasons, are why I am thankful that I left the US 50 years ago. Thank you Lord!

    • anticriminals | July 19, 2018 at 11:47 am | Reply

      If you go to sovereign living he teaches about what a US citizen really is. He also teaches how to get a passport as a non-US citizen. He also does a 3 part youtube video on how lawyers are behind most of this country’s problems. You do have to bear with him repeating himself a lot, but it is all very well worth the time to learn what he teaches.

      • Any time I see a video were a sovereign citizen trys to practice what they think is the REAL laws of the land are, it doesnt go their way. They get a dose of New american style justice from the police and the courts.

        • anticriminals | July 20, 2018 at 9:03 am | Reply

          You are generally right there. That is because the courts and the police are totally corrupt; even the legislatures. They are waging war against the people. It is a war of deception. You won’t believe it yourself until you get the knowledge (and the balls) to question their authority.
          We are right back to where we were 250 years ago. Read the Declaration of Independence as to why the fathers said enough is enough. You are living in a communist/ satanic country with organized crime masquerading as government! Freemasons/ jus control everything. Freemasonry is Judaeism.
          There is no law for them; they do as they damn-well please. There are no repercussions against them because the people are too damn ignorant to understand that there is a huge criminal conspiracy against them. Non-jus are just cattle to be used as beasts of burden. Non-jus exist only to serve them and their enslavement is done by deception using the jus phony laws.

  5. This not a democracy, and never has been, at best its a Republic, and has become a quasi-fascist state.

  6. Just s small point, but the Federal Reserve is American’s “PRIVATE” central bank. It is a private banking cartel. It is no more federal than Fedex.

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