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Latest Activity: Oct 27, 2014

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Measure 66 and 67

Started by William Moody. Last reply by Tony Jan 4, 2010. 1 Reply

How out of touch are both parties that they continue to spend and never try to cut or save money both in out State and the Federal Goverment. Its time for a change

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Comment by Marilyn Morrison on April 18, 2014 at 11:53am

WE NEED TO GET RID OF THE THE TRAITOR SOME PEOPLE CALL PRESIDENT! I'M PROUD TO BE A NEW MEMBER!

Comment by Matthew Lamotte on March 8, 2014 at 10:34am

I am proud to call myself a member of the tea party. Do we have a group in the Portland metro area?

Comment by Kristi Ann Mod on January 16, 2014 at 3:12pm

Dear William,

I Agree you 100% this President is so EVIL and has NEVER READ the CONSTITUTION or BILL of RIGHTS!! 

WE THE PEOPLE WANT OUR NATION BACK from this TYRANNICAL Government NOW!!

Comment by William Brennan on January 16, 2014 at 3:01pm

I am so fed up with the President of the United States of America bypassing Congress with his executive powers. We have representatives for a reason... to represent the people who elected them. It is through the power of debate and reasoning that makes this free country truly free and prevents tyrany. It is high time that the interest of the people is put first and foremost and the Tyranical actions of the President are stopped immediately.

Comment by Kristi Ann Mod on January 16, 2014 at 1:10pm

May God's Love Always Shine on the Oregon Tea Party!! I am a Conservative Christian Tea Party PATRIOT in my Homeland of my Beloved United States Of America!! I live and own a House in Troutdale, Oregon! God Bless Everyone!!

Comment by James G Needham on November 22, 2013 at 11:11pm

Republicans CAN retaliate, but likely will not; for the same reason they don't impeach the treasonous usurper-in-chief. http://www.redstate.com/2013/11/21/senate-republicans-can-retaliate...

Comment by Toni Boudreault on November 22, 2013 at 4:56pm

So what should our next move be now that Scary Harry Reid has gone and pulled the nuclear trigger? BHO has carte blanche now to nominate his loyal minion to the SCOTUS? How do we counter the damage the Resident has done already over the last 5 years?

Comment by Jim Jensen on November 12, 2013 at 10:41am

Not a very active group here in Oregon. How can we change that?

Comment by S.Brant on October 20, 2013 at 4:46pm

Deschutes county voters please vote no on 9-94 and 9-96, these are tax increase's. Never vote yes on any tax increase. Thanks and please spread the word.

Comment by Kathy Hagle on October 17, 2013 at 8:39pm

I'm here but it concerns me that I have ran into this more often then not. 

 

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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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