Senate Bill 1813Section 40304: “Revocation or denial of passport in case of certain unpaid taxes.”
This section would give the IRS the power to keep a U.S. citizen from traveling—
—and it’s another example of Executive Power run amok. It’s another example of how the United States is turning into a police-state.
The right to travel freely is sacrosanct—it’s not some privilege that the government bestows on us: It’s one of our basic freedoms as citizens. In point of fact, the countries that have limited their citizens’ ability to travel—the Soviet Union, the People’s Republic of China, North Korea, Cuba—were all rightfully called “police-states”.