BUILDING A BERLIN WALL OF REGULATIONS: After Tearing Up First Amendment, IRS Can Tear Up Passports.

We are the only major nation in the world greedy enough to force our citizenry to pay taxes when they live and work outside “the Land of the increasingly less Free.”

But beware: Beginning next year, those living in states that haven’t upgraded their state IDs as federally mandated may need passports to fly domestically.

So if the IRS has an issue with you, you may find yourself kept off the jet that was supposed to take you to spend Thanksgiving with your folks.

Without freedom of movement, this simply isn’t a free country. Standing at the Berlin Wall in 1963, President Kennedy said, “Freedom has many difficulties, and democracy is not perfect, but we have never had to put a wall up to keep our people in, to prevent them from leaving us.”

That has changed. This new rule could well be called “The IRS Wall,” and its express purpose is “to keep our people in” — that is, until they’ve emptied their pockets to the satisfaction of Uncle Sam.

The excuse for the Berlin wall, of course, was that escapees were running out on a debt to the state.