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Idaho Tea Party

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

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Latest Activity: Nov 8, 2014

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This is all uphill are you ready to push

Started by Leon Powell Aug 13, 2012. 0 Replies

With the amount of people that belong here in Idaho. In order to make any impact at all we would all have to be George Washington. Are you prepared for that?Continue

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Leah Lax on Radio tonight Tuesday June146th

Started by 3ozt6gobts7m9 Jun 12, 2011. 0 Replies

 I'm Listening with Leah Lax and Co-host Jim Seigfreid at 9 p.m. EST to 11pm EST, British time 2am to 4am Israel time 4am to 6amThis is a special show which will be 2 hours ..   call-in number: 1…Continue

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REMOVER THE MOSQUE IN THE CAPTIAL BUILDING

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

Add More Representatives

Started by Richard Duncan Mar 21, 2010. 0 Replies

A few months back I listened to a speech on Mises.org calling for more representatives in the House of Representatives.  In the speech the person was calling for one representative for every 30,000…Continue

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Comment by Nancy on December 6, 2013 at 10:17am

Attention all Idaho Patriots--please consider joining the conversation about the upcoming 2014 elections in Idaho @

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/group/election-2014/forum/topics/idaho-...

Please post any/all info regarding federal/state candidates for everyone's consideration--thanks for your help and participation :)

Comment by peggy gilliam on July 28, 2013 at 8:38am

Is this a 'working' group  ?    am I looking in the wrong place for Idaho?   surely there must be more action than this .....Do all conservatives in Idaho believe you are still living in a  'safe, conservative' place?    If anyone gets back to me I will be pleasantly surprised ..........................................

Comment by Stan Santini on May 24, 2010 at 7:47am
Is there a list of Tea Party approved candidates for Idaho. I cannot find anything and the primaries are tommorrow.
Comment by Wayne K. Lewis on April 24, 2010 at 7:59am
I wish everyone in the group to read my blog at the Command Center and help me support Glenn Beck and all others who have the backbone to speak out against what is happening in this OBOMAnable administration.
Comment by John Wind Bell on March 27, 2010 at 2:01pm
http://hubpages.com/hub/Obama-ness
How much more do we have to take before we do something !
Comment by Michael Lilley on March 17, 2010 at 8:34am
I have been a supporter of term limits and other restrictions on those who are supposed to serve us. I am glad to add my name as a memeber of a political movement that seeks to reestablish congressional involvement by the average citizen as was the intent and practice of the founding fathers.
Comment by Bob J Criswell on January 25, 2010 at 3:29pm
Check out how bias the News Media has been http://www.mrc.org/specialreports/uploads/obamaomit.pdf
Comment by Bob J Criswell on January 21, 2010 at 8:35pm
Comment by Bob J Criswell on January 20, 2010 at 4:34pm
Sign the petition to have Scott seated at once. http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/seatscottbrown/
Comment by Bob J Criswell on January 19, 2010 at 10:05pm
In epic upset, GOP's Brown wins Mass. Senate race
 

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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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