Why require SSNs for visits to White House?
March 11, 2014 04:00 AM | 753 views | 6 6 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

I am appalled. I contacted our congressman to get a pass, so we might take a tour of the White House this spring. I was told unless I was willing to give our Social Security Numbers, a pass would not be possible. They told me it was for security reasons, Yet, we can visit the Capitol, any of the monuments, etc., without giving out Social Security Numbers.

I understand the need for security. We have been to Washington before. Your bags are checked, in some cases you must rent a locker and carry nothing inside the building you are visiting. You go through metal detectors, they check everything, But in order to visit the White House, and only the White House, you must give your Social Security Number to who knows who. With all the security breaches we have heard about lately, seriously? I am expected to hand over my number to what does not even appear to be a secure site, to visit a house I help pay for?

I do not mind giving my full name, addresses, birthdate and gender but I will not hand over my Social Security Number to some unknown handler. I won’t get to see the house I have been paying for the past 51 years and I think this is wrong.

We have lived in the same house over 40 years, we have paid our taxes, we are not exactly hard to check on — yet, we will not be allowed to visit the White House. How do so many foreign visitors get in the White House? Just wondering.

I have seen the lines, waiting to enter. It does not appear they all have SSN. Oh, by the way, we can go in the Capitol where all the business of our country is carried out, where all the senators and congressmen meet, where laws are made and records are kept. Where priceless art is displayed and irreplaceable documents are displayed. I guess it is not as important as the White House.



Judi Thatch

Marietta

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MAY-RETTA SURVIVOR
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March 11, 2014
@southern racist": I suspect that everone posting her (including myself) knows "something" you don't.

FYI: This is 2014. Calling anyone "racist" now-a-days is not only banal, but passee.
hypocritemuch
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March 11, 2014
Ask Kevin Foley and Lib in Cobb (one in the same) what they think about this. They don't think a person should show an ID to vote. In fact, that's racist. In fact, it's ONLY Republicans/Conservatives that want you to show ID.

MAY-RETTA SURVIVOR
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March 11, 2014
@southern racist": I suspect that I know a lot that you don't.

Thanks for bringing that fact to everyone's attention.

FYI: Merely calling someone a "racist" because they have a differnet opinion than yours is dated and passee.
appalled you say?
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March 11, 2014
True, and if you give them you SS# then black helicopers from Bengazi will be coming to your house the next day!
MAY-RETTA SURVIVOR
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March 11, 2014
Why on earth would you want to visit the White House during this current administration? For safety, you should wait until the current occupants leave and that it's been given a good cleaning!
southern racist
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March 11, 2014
Survivor do you know something we don't or is your proud southern outright racism showing through again?
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