Thursday, May 5, 2011

More Info Than They're Entitled To

They have created a new five-page form “certain people” will have to fill out to get a passport. Questions include the names, current addresses, and even phone numbers of those present at your birth. “Who was present when you were born? Do you even know? Can you remember every address you’ve ever had? How about every place you’ve ever worked? I can't. Were you circumcised? [What the hell business of theirs is THAT? –RT] What if I told you that those were some of the queries the State Department is proposing for a new “biographical questionnaire” as part of the passport application? They SAY you can fill it out in 45 minutes, which is a blatant lie. It will take DAYS to just RESEARCH the answers to the questions! Personally, I have NO IDEA who was present at my birth, and even if they are still alive, and I CERTAINLY have no idea of the dates and times of my mother's prenatal doctor appointments. The doctor and my mother are dead, so there's nowhere and nobody to ask.

Further, the people who could tell me are dead, as well. These questions are IMPOSSIBLE to answer, and the answers are none of their business! Apparently they don’t care who sneaks INTO this country, but they’re trying to make it impossible to LEAVE it. The fact that ALL passport applicants do not have to fill this form out, gives a lot of unnecessary power to passport officials, since if you don’t answer these questions to their satisfaction when they demand it, they’ll refuse you the passport. It’s a “judgment call” on the part of a bureaucrat. He can deny you a passport at will, and the decision as to who must fill this form out is ALSO a “judgment call.” You can see the new form for yourself: (The Blaze)

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