I just brought in the mail. I received a postcard addressed to 'Postal Customer' that invited me to an 'event' where I could get a passport.
I don't know about you but this concerned me on several levels:
First— Though I've had a passport before, I've never before received an invitation to apply for one. Among other things, the documentation required include: proof of citizenship and proof of identity.
Second— Just yesterday, I read that the government can confiscate my laptop at the border and copy anything it wants to from it.
Put those two things together and it begins to feel like Big Brother wants to 1] know where I am and 2] get it's hands on my laptop.
Right now, just getting to the border costs more than I want to pay. And, given what's happening to our currency, it also costs so much to travel abroad, I'm certainly not inclined to go there.
And, now the government is offering to make it easy for me to get a passport??? What's going on here?
I'd be more than happy to go to a border if the trip was one-way— but somehow, I don't think that's what Cheney/Big Brother have in mind.