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View Poll Results: Day you have a cpvalid passport?
Yes 161 80.90%
No 38 19.10%
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Old 02-08-2017, 04:48 PM
 
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Old 02-08-2017, 09:27 PM
 
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I'm old enough to remember that one of the things that made the US great - compared to many other countries - was that you could move around in it freely.

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quite a few states will not be able to use their drivers licences for domestic flying soon . they will need passports . there requirements for a licence are not strict enough . here in ny it goes in to effect jan 22 2018.

" Effective January 22, 2018, air travelers with a driverís license or identification card issued by a state that does not meet the requirements of the REAL ID Act (unless that state has been granted an extension to comply with the Act) must present an alternative form of identification acceptable to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in order to board a commercial domestic flight.

New York is one of the 27 states that doesn't meet the requirements for the Department of Homeland Security Real ID Act or hasn't been approved for an extension."
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Old 02-09-2017, 02:22 AM
 
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we rarely had terrorists from outside the country coming here to randomly kill all of us either . we used to have no airport security in place
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Old 02-10-2017, 07:26 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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We use our passports 2-3 times a year, driving north 3 hours to Vancouver, BC. In our state, it will soon (January 2018) require a passport to fly, even domestically, or an "enhanced" license. The Department of Licensing does not require proof of citizenship to get a driver's license so Homeland Security is not going to accept them as a valid ID for getting onto an airplane.
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Old 02-10-2017, 08:59 AM
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I'm old enough to remember that one of the things that made the US great - compared to many other countries - was that you could move around in it freely.
My mother's family was stopped and "interned" at the California border in the 1930s until a relative could come and prove to the police that they had a job and a place to stay. People without someone to "do" for them were just turned back. It made a big impression of my 7-yr-old mother, being told she was a "dirty Okie."

Not to mention the interment of the Japanese, many of whom were citizens and even born here.

The point being that various organizations have restricted travel within the US by various people hey determine are "unwanted."
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:08 AM
 
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unfortunately the country is in a war , whether we want to admit it , call it that or ignore it . in war innocent people get killed and are casualty's .protecting our borders from any country giving easy access to us is part of fighting the war at times . there will be innocent people shut out at times .

never forget only 10% of the population in germany were Nazi's .well we all know how that turned out . so we need to be very careful in my opinion with this situation where terrorists are not easy to identify . but this is not the politics forum so i will hold it at this .
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Old 02-10-2017, 03:41 PM
 
Location: On the road
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My mother's family was stopped and "interned" at the California border in the 1930s until a relative could come and prove to the police that they had a job and a place to stay. People without someone to "do" for them were just turned back. It made a big impression of my 7-yr-old mother, being told she was a "dirty Okie."

Not to mention the interment of the Japanese, many of whom were citizens and even born here.

The point being that various organizations have restricted travel within the US by various people hey determine are "unwanted."
Deeds of the past don't justify deeds of today. Not saying travel restrictions are right/wrong legal/illegal just saying we should make decisions today based on what we know about the world today and where our current sense of justice/morality lies, not pointing to actions from 70+ years ago.
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Old 02-10-2017, 05:29 PM
 
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Deeds of the past don't justify deeds of today. Not saying travel restrictions are right/wrong legal/illegal just saying we should make decisions today based on what we know about the world today and where our current sense of justice/morality lies, not pointing to actions from 70+ years ago.


Easy to condemn the actions/policies of WWII.
However, "pc" got thrown out the window then and we won that major war.
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I have had one since the 60's. It expires next year and I will renew it! I think everyone should have one.
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:19 PM
 
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I just got mine at the age of 65. Was going to go to Mexico but ended up not making the trip so it has never been used.
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