Travel and movement is a fundamental tenet of Liberty. Without the right to go where you please, you aren't really free, and don't have freedom. Today the right to travel freely isn't just under attack, it is being destroyed.
Internationally, it's even worse. since world war two, when Passports were required for Citizens to enter the USA, search and seizure is understood. Those rights were further reduced by TSA, who routinely decides who get's to the aircraft in country now.
The last straws are in Congress Right now...
Senate Bill 1813, passed the Senate by 74 to 22, and is expected to sail through the remainder of congress. It is an act "[t]o reauthorize Federal-aid highway and highway safety construction programs, and for other purposes." It's the "and for other purposes" part of the title that has many worried - specifically Section 40304: "Revocation or denial of passport in case of certain unpaid taxes."
Have you ever waited months for a tax return?
Have you ever waited months or years for a legal case to finally be resolved?
Should you be forcibly held at the airport for it?
Well the Senate just decided the vacation you paid for isn't going to happen until the business with the IRS is concluded, and they only work 8-5 M-F. The Senate doesn't think you have the right to be back and handle things by the deadlines they already set forth in the law! They know they don't have the right to imprison you for it, but holding your passport will do. It gives them time to find a criminal charge...
This is just another example of a government taking away your rights. For the only other countries in the world that restrict movement are rightly called "Police States."
Will you stand for it?
Or is it time to get involved?