Will an Iron Curtain Descend Upon the West? USA Congress on the Brink...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny

The Iron Curtain Memorial in Budapest

The Iron Curtain that spread across eastern Europe following the end of WW II eventually fell. When the West (the Allies) effectively won the Cold War, the curtain, a most glaring construct of totalitarian tyranny, saw its last days.

Now in 21st century America, a bastion of freedom and liberty, legislation is moving through Congress that at its core has the potential of creating an "Iron Curtain" for USA citizens, locking them inside our own borders without due process...

Investors Business Daily -The Republican House of Representatives may soon follow the Democratic Senate and give the IRS the power to confiscate your passport on mere suspicion (emphasis mine) of owing taxes. There's no place like home, comrade.

'America, Love It Or Leave It" might be an obsolete slogan if the "bipartisan transportation bill" that just passed the Senate is approved by the House and becomes law. Contained within the suspiciously titled "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act," or "MAP 21," is a provision that gives the Internal Revenue Service the power to keep U.S. citizens from leaving the country if it finds that they owe $50,000 or more in unpaid taxes — no court ruling necessary (emphasis mine).

It is hard to imagine any law more reminiscent of the Soviet Union that America toppled, or its Eastern Bloc slave satellites.

In his 1967 CBS "Town Meeting of the World" debate with Bobby Kennedy, Ronald Reagan declared, "we don't want the Berlin Wall knocked down so that it's easier to get at the throats of the East Germans. We just think that a wall that is put up to confine people, and keep them within their own country instead of allowing them the freedom of world travel, has to be somehow wrong."

Throughout the many decades of the 20th century's Cold War, the freedom of movement Americans enjoyed as a cherished right was one of our secret weapons. As the Communists in Moscow promised the world utopia out of the barrel of a gun, people around the globe noticed that the Soviets needed walls and barbed wire fences to keep their people in, while in the U.S. walls were as pointless as a fish's bicycle. {Read More}

If there ever was any doubt left but what BOTH political parties are in reality advocating and supporting increased statism and tyranny over the people all doubt should have just evaporated.

This legislation is just another step in the continuing march to greater state control over the lives of all individuals in this country. Those who advance statism and the tyranny of the state have found in Barrack Obama {and many Republicans as well as Democrats} a committed and useful tool to tighten the noose of tyranny. Some will say this is a paranoid and empty argument. To which one can respond, rightly and correctly so... Look at, and to, history.

More can be found here.

Cross posted at Rational Nation USA

Via: Memeorandum

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