An open letter to the US Government and Department of State – passports

I think somewhere along this trip in time you folks, that work for me, have things kind of screwed up.

What prompted this letter was your new proposal of questions to ask before you allow me, an US citizen, a passport. This ridiculous document proposal is found here.

You see – you technically work for me. I, along with millions of other taxpayers, work hard every day to pay your wages. Not by choice, mind you, but by threat of jail time and fines.

The laws passed by you idiots that work for me, infringe on my rights and literally steal my hard-earned income!

You have, in the last 39 years of my life, made my life more complicated, more stressful, and less enjoyable.

What do I get in return for paying your salary?

You’ve passed ridiculous laws, funded unjustified wars, and taxed me more and more to finance your idiotic schemes.

Representatives who lie to me – Weiner, Gingrich, Nixon, Clinton – come to mind.

Now, even though I have had to live under you idiotic governance, you want to ask me these questions to prove to you that I am an American citizen?

You want to know my mothers occupation when I was born?

My mother’s doctor’s name and did she receive prenatal care?

You want information on my brother and sister?

How do these questions give you answers to whether I am an US citizen or not?

Is it just another example of the US government trying to gather more information about me to give you guys (the minions who are working for the citizens of the US) more control over my movements and what I do with my monies?

The reason I bring up my money, is that you did not mention, when you passed your healthcare bill, that you would tax money I wanted to move out of the USA.

I figure your new questionnaire is to limit everything I do – move my body or my funds.

You see, your job, (if you want to call it that) is to service me. Supply me with services that enhance my freedoms and joy of life.

You have become a detriment to my living experience. You make living less of a joy!

I remember when I could move freely between the USA, Canada and Mexico with just a driver’s license. Now, you say I need a passport. For my protection.

Why is it that I feel more threatened by my government now vs any foreign enemy?

I am loosing my freedom of choice – whether I want to stay in this country or not, whether I want my monies to dwindle away here in this country or not. You have caused this.

Now you’re saying this questionnaire is good for me?

Would you please explain how?

How does it help you decide my residence status by knowing my mothers doctor?

How does it help you figure my residency by giving you information about my brother and sister?

This is just another scam policy by you people (government of the USA and it’s departments) to try to make me think I owe you something!

I owe you nothing! Prove to the world that I am NOT an US citizen!

The armies and law enforcement people are not operating to make sure that I, as a citizen of the US, comply with your rules that take away my freedoms. They are in place to protect me from people like YOU!

Think twice, my employees of the government!

The founders of this great nation warned over and over about intrusive forces from a centralized government. They stated that should the elected and paid officials of said government over step their authority, that a revolt of the common citizenry should occur to correct this.

Read the words of the founders. A central government that begins taking away the freedoms of those they serve is tyrannical.

Thomas Jefferson:

“To compel a man to give funds for  propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”

“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

John Adams:

“The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.”

James Madison:

“As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights. Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.”

“There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”

Samuel Adams:

“A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.”

Patrick Henry:

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”

John Adams:

“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.”

I think the time has come to reform, alter or totally change the government. You (those in government and those working in government) have stepped over the line of protecting the common good, the safety and freedoms of the citizens of the US. You are the problem, not the solution.

Now, where is that “YOU’RE FIRED” button?

If we do not do something now about the tyranny of our leaders, it might be too late to do anything to protect our freedoms!

I am talking about the USA, the congress, the IRS, the State Department and all other sections of the government that infringe on our rights!

Cheers for now

About John Wilson

Traveler, writer and photographer. No home now, just traveling the world in search of the lost chord.
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25 Responses to An open letter to the US Government and Department of State – passports

  1. Andrea says:

    I can’t believe the new passport application – I heard about it but seeing is believing. That’s an indecent amount of information requested.

  2. Alex says:

    We have similar problems in the UK. I had a brilliant e-mail about it once – wish I’d kept it as you would have liked it :)

  3. John Wilson says:

    I agree – that is why I think every traveler from the USA ought to write about it and object!
    The main reason for me leaving the USA was how intrusive the government has become.
    Founders said it would come to this – rule by intimidation.
    John D. Wilson

  4. John Wilson says:

    It is true in Europe, the USA and other countries.
    We are being ruled by intimidation and “terrorist” threats.
    I am more afraid of my own government than I am of al Quieda.
    John D. Wilson

  5. Well this is one for the most controversial category! Nicely said, our rights are being taken away and hopefully the voters will do something about it this time around.

  6. There are many Americans in this country who don’t travel as it is. I think it is one reason we are so ignorant when it comes to geography, cultures, and what is going on in the world. Now the answer to this is to make it even MORE difficult for people to get a passport?! We should be making it easier!!!However, it’s for our safety right?

    I’ve long given up on politics and every day my belief that politicians and our government are nearly worthless and have lost the plot is confirmed more and more.

  7. John Wilson says:

    Hi Jeremy,
    Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.
    As far as politics go, you support these actions with your taxes – whether you like them or not.
    We are being led by liars, cheats and adulterers – if you are happy with that, then to take no action is a logical thing.
    I understand frustration, and that is why I left the USA – I will give as little to these liars and adulterers as possible.
    John D. Wilson

  8. John Wilson says:

    Thanks for leaving a comment Debbie, and taking the time to read the post.
    The voters said something in the last election, and the Republicans lied about what they promised to do.
    Democrat or Republican, makes no difference – unless a change occurs, the middle class is now part of the lower class.
    A topic should be written about if it offends ones senses.
    This is true, whether it will be agreed with or not.
    If the founders of America were afraid to offend, we would still be a British colony.
    John D. Wilson

  9. Well said, John! I can’t believe some of those questions – it looks like the best bet is to make sure you were born in a hospital and it was recorded immediately. How could you even know the answers to some of those questions? I don’t even remember addresses of all the places I’ve lived, jobs I’ve had, etc. What a joke. It seems those guys must have more important things to do than make up new forms. Susan

  10. John Wilson says:

    Apparently they do not have better things to do.
    I think it has to do with control – of people – like the population of the USA.
    The more government, the more it wants to control our actions – it is a bad thing, and should bring shivers down every ones spine about how much the government wants to control our lives.
    Did you know that one of the rules that was included in the healthcare bill was to tax monies moving outside the USA?
    That is their fear – that people will leave the country vs. fighting the shadows of the powers behind this dark movement within the USA.
    Our freedoms are being taken away, and there should be a loud voice objecting to that – but nothing from the democrats or republicans. That is very strange.
    Thanks for the comment Susan, I do appreciate you taking the time to read my post and to make a comment.
    John D. Wilson

  11. Katie says:

    I think you need to look at the proposed form more closely. The most intrusive information is only required if you were NOT born in a medical facility OR your birth was not recorded within one year of when it occurred. I would venture to say that 99.9% of people applying for passports would not need to answer the additional questions.

  12. robin says:

    I salute your passion for your country, John. Real patriotism.

  13. John Wilson says:

    Thanks for your comment, Katie.
    So, your feeling is that intrusion into your life by the government is OK?
    That it makes sense to have your employees ask you where you have lived since birth?
    It is needed, to prove that you are a US citizen, to share about your brothers or sisters?
    I suggest to you, that intrusion is intrusion – whether it be by an inch or a yard.
    The passport is a service that is supposed to be easily obtained by a US citizen -not an obstacle course designed to limit the movement of citizens.
    The excuses for these questions are not material – this is our government, trying to limit movement of it’s citizens in and out of the country.
    I think you need to look at the proposed questionnaire and see if these “less intrusive” questions are justified.
    Of course, if you are of the feeling that more government control of people is a good thing, this questionnaire is completely in line with that view.
    John D. Wilson

  14. John Wilson says:

    Hi Robin,
    Thanks for taking the time to read the post and make a comment.
    I am just tired of the government trying to have more influence on citizens daily lives – getting way to intrusive.
    John D. Wilson

  15. Jade says:

    I definitely need to look at the form, too. I had heard about it, but hadn’t actually seen it until now. I would agree with Jeremy though, why are we making it more difficult?!

  16. John Wilson says:

    Hi Jade,
    Thanks for leaving a comment.
    I am not a conspiracy type of guy, but the more I watch our government, the more I believe that it is all about controlling you and me.
    Part of the healthcare bill was to tax monies leaving the USA by individuals, a “minor” detail that was not made public.
    So – limit your movement in and out of the country, limit your cash in and out of the country.
    They kind of have you stuck (prisoner?) right where you are.
    John D. Wilson

  17. Toni says:

    Thanks for stopping by my place John – your comment was lovely =) And I totally love your ranting letter on here…well said! I thought the British passport was bad but yikes!

  18. Tree says:

    I’m with you. Fire these idiots

  19. John Wilson says:

    Yeah, we used to be able to do that to our senators that were screwed up, but like most things, that was not allowed after awhile. Now we have to put up with the buggers for 6 years.
    I’d say lets change the law, and be able to fire them ASAP when they screw up.
    John D. Wilson

  20. Sailor says:

    Seems like the Idiots rule the world!

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  22. Gar says:

    Outside of the fact that this is the type of argument used in many countries to allow subjugation of minorities, answering “no” to “not born in a medical facility” leads to a nonsensical conundrum for some people, myself for instance.

    I was not born in a medical facility so I would answer “No”. This leads me to question number 10. “What document, if any, did your mother use to enter the United States?”

    The only correct answer here for me is “none” because my mother did not use any document to enter the United States. The implication being that this makes me an “anchor baby” – that is a baby born in the US (thus a citizen) to an illegal alien mother. The fact is though, this is not the case.

    My mother (and father) were born in the US as were both sets of grandparents and all my great-grandparents. In fact, my paternal grandfather was a Cherokee Indian. He wasn’t born in a medical facility either.

  23. John Wilson says:

    Hi Gar,
    Welcome, and thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.
    It’s all about the government controlling the people.
    For you, if those questions get ok’d for passport, it would be tough to get a passport.
    Lets hope common sense prevails, and those questions never get enacted.
    John D. Wilson

  24. Well, John . I would say , you have great passion about your country. I appreciate you for that & I was not aweare before about it now a little bit i know. Thanks for such info and i will keep in visiting. for that again thanks.

  25. John Wilson says:

    Hi Jack,
    Well ya know, it’s the only one I got! :o)
    It’s a shame that the elite have taken over the country and the average American citizen has taken it like watching a TV show.
    No sense of decency or shame amongst the government or banks.
    Where are the morals that once directed the country?
    John D. Wilson

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