Map 21 Bill Allows Government To Confiscate Your Guns On Any Unpaid TaxesSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 06/22/2012 - 18:41
Map 21 Bill Allows Government To Confiscate Your Guns On Any Unpaid Taxes
June 22, 2012
Word on the blogosphere has it that the MAP-21 transportation bill allows the federal government to revoke the Second Amendment of citizens accused of not paying taxes.
S. 1813 or MAP-21 (short for Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century) was sponsored by California Democrat Barbara Boxer and passed in the Senate earlier this year. It is described as a “bill to reauthorize Federal-aid highway safety construction programs, and for other purposes.”
Critics argue that “hidden legislative jargon” in the bill gives the IRS the authority to grab anybody’s passport who is accused of owing $50,000 or more in delinquent taxes.
“According to the text of the bill, if the IRS Secretary is informed by the Commissioner that an individual owes $50,000 or more, the Secretary is authorized to have the head of the State Department revoke the individual’s passport. In other words, get audited and have your passport revoked now, fight for your due process later,”Helen Whalen Cohen wrote in April, a month after the bill cleared the hurdles and became law. Specifically, the tax provisions of the bill are a direct violation of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments of the Constitution.