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NRA News Commentators | Ep. 96: Dom Raso “Pride and Ownership in the USA”

Dom Raso encourages Americans to hold themselves to the highest possible standard and to take pride and ownership in the land on which th…

Started by Kristi Ann Mod

51 Aug 15
Reply by Hank Jordan

This Battle for America is God’s Battle if We Let Him Fight For Us.

The Left and their REAL BOSS, SATAN, knows these are the last days and his time in control is short, so he is turning up the heat on Christ…

Started by Samuel M. Smith

0 Dec 3, 2016

THE FAIRTAX SERIES: AMERICA’S ROAD TO PROSPERITY Part 3: BRINGING JOBS BACK TO AMERICA

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Started by Bob Russell

0 Nov 27, 2016

THE IMF ADMITS THAT NEO-LIBERALISM FUELS CONCENTRATION OF WEALTH AND POVERTY

By: Juan Reynoso, WTP-activist  -  texusa2016@gmail.com http://anticorruptionact.org/.     STAND FOR AMERICA        http://www.teaparty.org

Started by Juan Reynoso

0 Nov 14, 2016

No corrupt system of government can stop an idea whose time has come.

By: Juan Reynoso, WTP - activist  -  texusa2016@gmail.com http://anticorruptionact.org/.     STAND FOR AMERICA        http://www.teaparty.o

Started by Juan Reynoso

0 Nov 9, 2016

The U.S. must take responsibility for the exodus and the refugee crises.

By: Juan Reynoso, WTP Activist -  clearglobal2016@gmail.com Americas must realize that self-scrutiny is not treason. Self-examination is no…

Started by Juan Reynoso

0 Sep 11, 2015

TPCC: Engineering Consent - Subverting the Democratic Process

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Started by Don Mashak

0 Dec 22, 2014

CRAPITALISM: The book that exposes Jay_Z and other hypocrites!

The world famous rapper Jay-Z was responsible for mass-producing the "I Can't Breathe" t-shirts that many professional basketball pl…

Started by Grace Polaris

0 Dec 20, 2014

WHO WAS THOMAS JEFFERSON?

Subject:  WHO WAS THOMAS JEFFERSON?   This is amazing.. There are two parts. Be sure to read the 2nd part (in RED ).   Thomas Jefferson was…

Started by Grace Polaris

2 Sep 16, 2014
Reply by Dale Heathman

Action on Immigration to be delayed until AFTER Elections

As the election draws closer, some nervous Senate Democrats have told White House officials that President Obama’s actions could cost th…

Started by Melony B. DeFord

13 Sep 9, 2014
Reply by Paul Z.

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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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