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Louisiana Tea Party

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

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The 70% Secret

Started by Bev & Rich Hayes. Last reply by 2wv5joc0g1oel Feb 4, 2012. 2 Replies

The Tenth Amendment"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution,nor prohibited by it to the States,are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."STATE…Continue

UnSeat Obama

Started by Arthur Jackson, Jr. May 27, 2011. 0 Replies

My favorite solgan. If you voted for Obama in the first election to prove you believed in the American dream, and that you weren't a racist, fine. Now you have to vote for someone else to prove you …Continue

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NO SHARIAH LAW REMOVE THE MOSQUE FROM THE CAPITAL

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

   NO SHARIAH LAW REMOVE THE MOSQUE FROM THE CAPITALYour 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…Continue

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Comment by Nancy on December 3, 2013 at 9:16am

Attention all Louisiana Patriots--please consider joining the conversation about Louisiana's upcoming 2014 elections @

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

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

Comment by Ralph Roshto on December 16, 2012 at 9:48am

Do you want Sharia law taught to YOUR children in YOUR school?

You need to read about the federal Common Core Standards that Jindal has already signed onto.

Here's the link... 

Comment by Lisa Schultz on June 5, 2012 at 9:28am

Wow Read this! Jindal has made a way for vouchers to open the doors of PRIVATE SCHOOLS to our students! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/01/louisiana-makes-bold-bid-_...

Comment by Linda Garner on February 2, 2012 at 5:34pm

LINDA GARNER IS VERY SICK......PLEASE PRAY FOR HER    THANKS

Comment by Paul J. Arbogast on October 8, 2010 at 11:42am
I am seeking support to launch my 2012 campaign for Mayor of Bossier City, LA We have a 6.6 million dollar deficit and cut police and fire fighters yet taxes still went up, The current administration doesn't see to care about the tax payers of our city. I need everyones help to make this happen.
Comment by James M Harrell on September 12, 2010 at 1:17pm
Several of us swore an oath to "support and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic." It's time that we act on that oath, and use proper channels to restore our country to the way it should be.
Comment by John Wind Bell on March 27, 2010 at 2:07pm
http://hubpages.com/hub/Obama-ness
No wonder Castro likes Obama ......DUH !
They are great 'bed-fellows.'
Comment by Bob J Criswell on January 25, 2010 at 3:31pm
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 8:37pm
Comment by Bob J Criswell on January 20, 2010 at 4:36pm
Sign the petition to have Scott seated at once. http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/seatscottbrown/
 

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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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