Can you imagine having to win government approval to be able to fly anywhere, even including within the US? That’s what could happen if the Department of Homeland Security gets its way.
Buried in the September 5 issue of the Federal Register, was a notice that Thursday, Sept. 20, the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) will hold public hearings on their so-called Secure Flight Plan. …
Your government (meaning the Department of Homeland Security) is up to no good.
Beginning in February 2008, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will implement their Advance Passenger Information System (APIS), the gist of which is that you will need permission from the United States Government to travel on any air or sea vessel that goes to, from or through the U.S. The travel companies will not be able to issue a boarding pass until you are cleared by DHS. This applies to ALL passengers, US citizens and visitors alike. And how do you get said permission to travel? That’s for your government to know and you to never find out.
Now TSA proposes to do for domestic travel what APIS will do for international routes. That’s what I said: the new TSA rule would require that you obtain PERMISSION to travel within the U.S.