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Arkansas Tea Party

Marked by the State Seal, this page is for organizing events and outreach for all of the Arkansas Regions. This state group is intended for Arkansas Patriots with focused discussion, events and attendance possibilities.

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Is the American Dream Fading?

Started by Harvey W. Edwards Jr.. Last reply by Ron Bartels Apr 15, 2012. 2 Replies

As Editor for Arkansas News on TOPIX, you will be seeing Tea party news posted . here is the latest Link to Arkansas News.…Continue

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REMOVE THE MOSQUE IN THE CAPITAL

Started by 3ozt6gobts7m9. Last reply by 3ozt6gobts7m9 Nov 14, 2010. 1 Reply

Your infidel taxpayer dollars at work! The dome on Capitol Hill will be gilded in no short order. Where is the separation of mosque and state? Head slap! There s no separation. Mosque is state. (hat…Continue

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Comment by Linda Cornwell on October 22, 2013 at 10:03am

I am looking for meetings in the Fayetteville area.  I would like to volunteer however, I am unable to drive and must rely on others to get me to this location.

I am available to do things at home to assist.

GO TEA PARTY!  Get this crap out of our government!

Comment by Dr B Leland Baker on March 2, 2012 at 5:28pm

Are there any meetings in West Memphis? I am seeking a local group.

Comment by John Lepera on December 20, 2011 at 8:30pm

I wanted to announce my new book:

Christian TEA Party – Tough Evangelical Activist

There are free chapter samples at www.SpiritImpact.org.

Hopefully you will find it very interesting and helpful.

Thank you,

Pastor John

Comment by Gloria Jean Foster on May 13, 2011 at 6:23am

It sounds like everyone is talking and nobody is listening on this page??

There are no places to comment on what each person said?? We need to communicate, instead of just talk!!

Comment by Gloria Jean Foster on May 11, 2011 at 3:27pm

We need to vote down S. 679, do you want a dictatior? Or a conservative President?

 

Comment by Jon Kidwell on November 29, 2010 at 11:53pm
We fired Blanche... now let's go after Barry O.
Comment by Debrah on October 31, 2010 at 1:35am
First District going RED since about 1884!! GO RICK CRAWFORD!
Comment by Joanne Filiatreau on September 30, 2010 at 7:21am
@Meredith Call
Constance Kenney (870) 449-6831
Forrest Tracy (903) 277-4407
Comment by Meredith Mills on September 30, 2010 at 7:07am
I understand there is a Tea Party meeting near Texarkana, Ar this coming Saturday. Does anyone have any details?
Comment by John Wind Bell on March 27, 2010 at 1:55pm
http://hubpages.com/hub/Obama-ness
How much more do we have to take before we do something !
 

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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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