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TSA Demands Internal Passport For Domestic Travel

Your papers please

Those who seek to control our lives never give up. They may be prevented at a given point, but they will always continue to seek more and more control over us. It is the nature of power. Those who seek power never are content they have enough. Real ID is just such a situation. Many people thought it was defeated. It is back. It will begin at the airports and expand from there. “Your papers please” will become common, if we let it.  – Shorty Dawkins, Associate Editor

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by Wendy McElroy

Precedents exist for requiring citizens to produce special ID for domestic travel; they include Nazi Germany, apartheid South Africa and Russia (both Imperial and Soviet).

Over the Christmas season, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) quietly announced that America was walking down that path. By 2016, all domestic air travel will require either a traditional passport or a federally-compliant ID card called “Real ID.” State driver’s licenses will no longer allow Americans access to domestic flights, as they do now. Real ID will constitute an internal passport. (The drop-date date is commonly reported as January.)

An internal passport refers to an identity document that people must produce to move from place to place within national borders. It allows a government to monitor the movement of its own people and to control that movement by granting or denying ID. In the past, governments have used internal passports to isolate ‘undesirables’, to regulate economic opportunities, to reap personal data, to intimidate and command obedience, and to segregate categories of people (like Jews) for political purposes. It allows a government to bind anyone it chooses to his or her place of birth.

The upcoming Real ID requirement targets only air travel. But that’s how it begins – with airports.

After people became numb to years of ID demands, questioning and searches at airports, those tactics spread to train stations and subways. Then highway check-points were established in areas that lay within 100 miles from an “external boundary,” including coasts. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents now have the authority to stop a traveller if they have “reasonable suspicion” of an immigration violation or other crime. Although the agents do not currently have authority to demand ID from American citizens, they often do so.

The ACLU has repeatedly cautioned that “[i]n practice, Border Patrol agents routinely ignore or misunderstand the limits of their legal authority in the course of individual stops, resulting in violations of the constitutional rights of innocent people….These problems are compounded by…the consistent failure of CBP to hold agents accountable for abuse. Thus, although the 100-mile border zone is not literally ‘Constitution free’, the U.S. government frequently acts like it is.”

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  1. Not on my watch ! My indian ancestors give up their guns and were told where they could go we see how that turned out. Not happening the only papers they will see is the ones I use in the portijohn

    1. “My indian ancestors gave up their guns and were told where they could go. We see how that turned out.” – ECHO BUMP!!!

    1. Bang on! They don’t dwell in hermetically sealed compounds, simply don’t change their oil, service their HVAC, repair their houses or serve them food from your restaurant, etc. etc. We working class people can put the kibbosh on the T-STASI-A and other jabbuts by simply refusing them service.

  2. Law Enforcement, are you going to keep on allowing yourself to be used to destroy our nation, our way of life, our government from the inside?

    Your Oath is to the US Constitution, not to anyone who ranks above you. It IS at least one felony, plus perjury just for breaking your Oath. That makes you a felon when you do not keep the Oath as REQUIRED as a part of the CONTRACT (US Constitution and state Constitution) you are under.

    Some things to consider. Without those who “just followed orders” and “just did their jobs” Nazi Germany would never have happened, and all those deaths, injuries, etc would not have happened. Neither would the deaths ordered by Stalin and his minions, Pol Pot, Amin, etc – get the picture yet?

    If not, may I recommend that you read at least the Opening Statement by Justice Robert H. Jackson, Chief of Counsel for the United States, Nuremberg Trials.

  3. Yeah right! I will not comply to this. ” We will NOT obey orders to impose martial law or a “state of emergency” on a state.

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