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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

US passport questionnaire asks if you've been circumsized

What the heck were they thinking (Hat Tip: Shy Guy via Hot Air)? Look at Question 12:

Here's more from the first link:
According to BoingBoing, the form is meant for those who, while applying for a passport, can’t produce a birth certificate. “But as the FA suggests,” the site notes, “the circumstances in which people unable to provide a birth certificate will be given this form (rather than the traditional bureaucratic investigation) are not spelled out; further, the form itself remains a Kafkaesque impossibility for most people to complete.”

Consumertraveler.com notes the near impossibility of the proposed application, too:
The State Department estimated that the average respondent would be able to compile all this information in just 45 minutes, which is obviously absurd given the amount of research that is likely to be required to even attempt to complete the form.
“It’s not clear from the supporting statement, statement of legal authorities, or regulatory assessment submitted by the State Department to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) why declining to discuss one’s siblings or to provide the phone number of your first supervisor when you were a teenager working at McDonalds would be a legitimate basis for denial of a passport to a U.S. citizen,” that site goes on to say.
Let's go to the videotape.

Read the whole thing.

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At 6:12 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Its a question of privacy. The questionnaire will have to be rewritten before it replaces the current State Department passport application form.

At 10:42 PM, Blogger Ashan said...

Glenn Beck brought up this bizarre questionnaire on last night's show. He pointed out that it was conceived by the regime's dangerous "regulatory czar", Cass Sunstein (husband of the notorious Samantha Power). Beck pointed out that illegals - drug dealers, terrorists, assorted thugs - can cross into the US southern border unhampered, while a number of American citizens will be impeded from leaving. Very strange.


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