Monday, April 25, 2011
The State Department has proposed a draconian new questionnaire that would make it virtually impossible for some people to get a U.S. passport.
The new document (PDF) would require that certain applicants submit a list of every residence and every job they’ve ever had since birth. But the proposal gets worse.
It would require some applicants to submit information about their mother’s pre-natal and post-natal care and their mother’s residence one year before and after the birth, the persons in attendance at the birth and religious or institutional recordings of the birth.
In February, the State published a request in the Federal Register allowing 60 days for comment before the new rules go into effect.
The State Department estimates that the average respondent would be able to compile all this information in just 45 minutes, which is obviously absurd given the amount of research that is likely to be required to even attempt to complete the form,” Consumer Traveler’s Edward Hasbrouck said.
If you think you can blow this off, State Dept says form DS-5513 may be used as evidence in the prosecution of any individual who makes a false statement on the passport application and for other uses as set forth in the Prefatory Statement and the Passport System of Records Notice.
While there are still a few lost lambs who continue to believe in President Obama, this shocking example of Big Brother overreach should prove once and for all that the ubiquitous face of Barack Hussein Obama is pure, unadulterated tyranny.