Because freedom can't protect itself
Here is a thought. If they don't have a passport and a visa we ship them out. Enforce the law. LIVE FREE OR DIE
You, sir, are an idiot. Do you have a passport and a visa?
95 percent of American citizens have neither of these documents. There are actual American citizens in this country that do not have driver licenses, or state issued ID's of any kind.
There are also actual American citizens that do not have access to 'valid birth certificates' due to the buildings where those documents were held being burned down or otherwise destroyed in natural disasters.
It used to be that this country's government (that would be US) trusted its citizens to tell the truth when asked if they were citizens. If you said yes, that was it.
In any case, how does a piece of paper - no matter what it is - really prove who you are?
BTW, my father's birth certificate had "Boy" in the space where his first name should have been. So how is he supposed to prove that he (of the three given names) is actually the "Boy" listed on that birth certificate?
That's why the trust comes in. If our country doesn't have some basic level of trust in its citizens, then America as the idea has ceased to exist.
I am an American citizen and, therefore, cannot be trusted. For that reason, do not ask me or my children to serve this country in the military or to serve on a jury.
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