What if I told you that those were some of the queries the State Department is proposing for a new “biographical questionnaire” as part of the passport application?
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Sounds absurd, doesn’t it? It’s true. Take a look:
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.”
Perhaps Barack Obama was more afraid of this form than of Donald Trump.