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Facebook Millionaire: Jeff Sessions 'CLINICALLY INSANE' for Supporting U.S. Workers

Do not dare challenge the Masters of the Universe, the Party of Davos, or the Permanent Political Class with facts.  After Sen. Jeff Sessi…

Started by Dee

29 Sep 16, 2014
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NEWEST TRICK IN WAR AGAINST ISRAEL: THE ANTI-SEMITIC ATTACK ON MARK LEVIN

They say anti-Semitism is a lot like alcoholism. Every recovering alcoholic knows their disease has no cure—that the seeds for its active r…

Started by Dee

20 Sep 15, 2014
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Crazy Things Progressives Believe

These days I live in a state of almost continual amazement, bedazzled by the things progressives believe. Earlier this week the New York…

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23 Sep 15, 2014
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Scottish Independence and the Failure of Multiculturalism

We’re supposed to be living in the era of consolidation of power. There’s the European Union and the euro, NAFTA and ambitions for a North…

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17 Sep 14, 2014
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Liberalism is Incapable of Confronting the Evil in Man

I always thought it would be difficult to imagine a period in which the West would be more adrift than the 1970s. Being a child at the tim…

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21 Sep 14, 2014
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Ranting about leftist george clooney.

George Clooney declares his love for fiancée Amal Alamuddin http://www.aol.com/article/2014/09/12/george-clooney-declares-his-love-for-fian

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0 Sep 14, 2014

Teach for America : Math-the 'domain' for old white men

WASHINGTON, D.C. – According to a Teach for America website, culturally responsive teaching in math is important because “math has traditio…

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1 Sep 14, 2014
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Chick-Fil-A Banned from Donating Food to School Event

  Chick-Fil-A Banned from Donating Food to School Event http://cowboybyte.com/33344/chick-fil-banned-donating-food-school-event/ Posted on…

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2 Sep 13, 2014
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New York's mayor doesn’t have security clearance for classified information

Mayor Bill de Blasio does not have security clearance to get classified information from the feds — ­unlike his two predecessors — and he h…

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0 Sep 11, 2014

“Gamechanger Salon,” The Left’s Action Network

Twitter102 Facebook244 Google+9 LinkedIn Copy Link   By: Nathan Schacht, Brian Sikma An extensive membership list and a calendar…

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10 Sep 10, 2014
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OMG!! -> Government Now Wants To Seize Your Car For Going 5MPH Over The Limit

We’ve discussed this on and off for several years now. Civil asset forfeiture is a legal process that allows the government to seize assets and cash from citizens without any due process or judicial oversight.

You don’t even have to be charged with a crime. You are assumed guilty unless you can somehow prove your innocence.

Of course, not everyone has this ability… if you aren’t local, state, or federal law enforcement, this is called stealing, and you go to prison.

But the government is actually a bigger problem than common thieves.

A 2015 report showed that law enforcement used civil asset forfeiture to steal more from US residents than every thief, robber, and burglar in America combined.

About $4.5 BILLION worth of cash, cars, homes, and other property is taken by civil asset forfeiture each year – hundreds of millions more than common criminals steal.

And it happens at every level. Your local cop can use civil asset forfeiture just like your state trooper. And then any one of the armed agents of the US government—from the FBI to the Fish and Wildlife Service—can rob you for whatever reason they want.

This travesty continues to grow because the cops who take your stuff get to keep it. Police departments and government agencies around the country depend on civil asset forfeiture to boost their budgets.

Cops will literally keep some of the cars they take as squad cars. And they make a fortune auctioning off the houses, boats, and anything else they confiscate.

Obviously this gives cops an incentive to steal, whether or not they actually think the property was used in a crime, or acquired illegally. Remember, civil asset forfeiture adds billions every year to their bottom line.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case of civil asset forfeiture.

Tyson Timbs was convicted of selling a small amount of drugs to an undercover police officer. He was sentenced to house arrest, and paid about $1,200 in fines.

But then police used civil asset forfeiture to take his $42,000 Land Rover which Timbs purchased with money from a life insurance policy after his father died. The money did not come from selling drugs, or any other illegal activity.

Timbs sued, and the case made its way to the Supreme Court, because every lower court in Indiana said the forfeiture was perfectly legit.

The case revolves around whether or not the seizure of the Land Rover was an excessive fine under the 8th amendment, and whether or not this protection against excessive fines applies to state governments.

And the public got some crazy insight into the government’s position.

The Indiana Solicitor General was arguing in favor of civil asset forfeiture when Justice Stephen Breyer asked him a hypothetical.

Breyer asked, if a state needs revenue, could it force someone to forfeit their Bugatti, Mercedes, or Ferrari for speeding? Even if they were going just 5 miles per hour over the speed limit?

And the utterly appalling answer from the Indiana Solicitor General was, yes.

That’s right… the official government position is that they can steal any amount of your property in “connection” with any crime whatsoever, no matter how trivial the crime may be… even exceeding the speed limit by 5 miles per hour.

This is how overbearing and authoritarian the government has become in the land of the free.

This is how much power your local cop has… and the power only grows as you go to state, and federal officials.

If there is any solace in any of this, it is that the other Supreme Court Justices were reportedly laughing at this exchange.

The justices seemed incredulous that Indiana’s top lawyer was using such absurd assertions and flimsy reasoning in his arguments.

So, for now, we can keep our cars if we get pulled over for speeding. But that may not always be the case…

Depending on how this is ruled, it could pave the way for even more egregious abuses of power… or it could curb the practice, and reign in these thieves in uniforms.

Just understand where the government is coming from. These politicians, bureaucrats and officers think they can do whatever they want. Absolutely anything goes, with no limitation whatsoever.

And that makes it a little tough to feel like you really live in the land of the free.

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