If you had ever bothered to get out of your Hyundai "limousine" (with a famous rock star in the back of course) and travelled the world, you would observe that carrying a passport just about anywhere is essential.
You cannot enter the casino in Singapore without a passport...which you must also present on departure.
Even in the UK, many services ask for your passport, as do ALL hotels. Hire car companies need to see a passport before giving you a car. I am asked to present a passport in my HOMELAND, Joe. You are searched when entering tourist areas. In the land I was BORN in and am a citizen of.
Try crossing a border in Europe without your passport.
In SE Asia you are fingerprinted on entering and leaving the country in many nations.
Diligence is YOUR safeguard against terrorism.
This is 2019...and the world isn't that sweet, rosy and innocent realm of the last century.
Well BT perhaps the intent is good but unfortunately what this leads to is an abuse of power.
And idiots who go beyond their authority & attempt to step on others.
This is not only in the United States but in Canada & other countries too.
I’ve got into arguments with young punks & even old farts in this country lately who think they can make up fake rules on others & attempt to throw their weight around.
You know what I do? I tell those types to fuck off , that they don’t have the authority to tell me what to do & that they are poor at their jobs. And if they persist I report them to their employers and lodge formal complaints against them.
I dont mind listening and taking orders from a policeman, an authorized government agent or an actual border services agent, but not a nobody.