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Presumption of Guilt Lays Foundation for U.S. Citizen Tax and Travel Laws
Posted By admin On May 31, 2012 @ 3:29 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled
In what appears to be a growing movement in the United States Congress, at least two different pieces of legislation have been introduced during the course of this year that would involve the stripping of travel rights and the possession of passports for a variety of reasons.
The more draconian of the two bills, The Moving Ahead For Progress Act  (MAP-21) S. 1813, actually allows for the “revocation or denial” of a passport for anyone who has delinquent or unpaid taxes. This is why Eric Blair of Activist Post  has labeled it the “Keeping the Slaves on the Plantation Act.”
Section 40304 of the bill states in clear language, “that any individual has a seriously delinquent tax debt in an amount in excess of $50,000, the Secretary shall transmit such certification to the Secretary of State for action with respect to denial, revocation, or limitation of a passport.”
At first, this section appears only to target wealthier citizens yet, as is always the case, the language of the bill can easily be twisted in order to apply to almost everyone else.
This is because the amounts of “delinquent taxes” claimed to be owed by the individual is generated by the IRS and the burden of proof is subsequently placed on the citizen, not the agency making the accusation. Thus, an obviously outrageous claim of back taxes can be made against anyone and the responsibility to demonstrate that the money is owed or not, along with all of the financial and legal inconvenience that accompanies it, now falls squarely on the shoulders of the citizen. Once again, in America, you will be presumed guilty until you prove yourself innocent.
The MAP-21 law, which has actually passed the Senate on March 14 in a 74-22 vote, not only allows for the denial of passport applications but also for the revocation of passports even in the event that the citizens are currently residing abroad.
Indeed, citizens need not commit a crime in order to have their right to travel revoked. They need only to have outstanding debt. CBS acknowledges  this much when it writes,
This article first appeared at Activist Post 
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URLs in this post:
 The Moving Ahead For Progress Act: http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=7811593327276272802
 Eric Blair of Activist Post: http://www.activistpost.com/2012/04/keeping-slaves-on-plantation-senate.html
 CBS acknowledges: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/04/04/owe-the-irs-bill-would-suspend-passport-travel-rights-for-delinquent-taxpayers/
 debtor’s prisons inside the United States: http://www.activistpost.com/2010/06/our-future-in-chains-for-profit-debtors.html
 Ex-PATRIOT Act: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s3205/text
 recently been introduced: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/senators-to-unveil-the-ex-patriot-act-to-respond-to-facebooks-saverins-tax-scheme/
 higher capital gains tax: http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Verbal-Energy/2012/0530/Expatriotism-the-last-refuge-of-a-scoundrel
 30% percent: http://techcrunch.com/2012/05/17/schumer-and-caseys-ex-patriot-act-details-of-how-they-plan-to-get-saverins-67m-and-more/
 retroactively: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/05/why-the-ex-patriot-act-is-a-creepy-law/257368/
 Ron Paul stated: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-HTbrY-RNk
 Activist Post: http://www.activistpost.com/2012/05/presumption-of-guilt-lays-foundation.html
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