Sometimes you just have to stand in awe at the level of corruption and incompetence in government.
Case in point, the new highway bill in the Land of the Free. And, trust me, you’ll love this.
The latest version of the highway bill is called the “Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act.”
And yes, they abbreviate it as the DRIVE Act.
Another gem buried in the 864 pages of the bill is a provision that allows the government to revoke your passport if they believe that you owe more than $50,000 in federal tax.
There will be no judicial review, and no due process. You don’t get to go in front of a judge first to have a fair and impartial hearing over whether or not the government’s tax allegations are accurate.
The language in the law is very clear: they can simply revoke your passport if you owe them money in their sole discretion.