Katherine Hovey
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Katherine Hovey replied to davidfarrar's discussion Sen Cruz knows better
"I thought the law was intended that if both parents were US citizens and were "abroad" at the time of the child's birth due to military or just on a trip, the child was a natural born citizen - if one parent is a citizen, the other is…"
Jun 6, 2015
Katherine Hovey replied to Marilyn Calkins's discussion MUSLIM CONGRESSMAN SICS JUSTICE ON MOSQUE PROTESTERS
"is he twisting violent crime stats on purpose?  probably.  what he represented is in exact opposite to FBI stats.  Therefore another expense for his personal political rise - talk big, spend others' money."
Jun 6, 2015
Katherine Hovey replied to William M. Finley's discussion Bruce Jenner Comes out, and Social Conservatives Logically Take an Apocalyptic View
"maybe it would be wise and realize this whole movement was a purposeful push of the current administration (funding and... for all the cheerleading squad) to trap conservatives into positions to be used to detract from main concerns; i.e. - save our…"
Jun 5, 2015
Katherine Hovey replied to Louise Barnes's discussion Edward Snowden is a Patriot and Deserves Freedom
"yes, he is a hero.  and yes, he does deserve freedom.  he brought what everyone already knew was going on into the light so that it could not be denied any longer.  what he started has changed the world and if a country doesn't…"
Jun 5, 2015
Katherine Hovey replied to William M. Finley's discussion RINO Boehner Pushing Obamatrade, but Has He Read It?
"perhaps why he is president - he's not only a liar but he's also that stupid he'll just spew what others write for him.  His Civil Rights speech was as delusional as this you post of.  The odd thing that troubles me the most…"
Jun 5, 2015
Katherine Hovey replied to Marilyn Calkins's discussion ‘Democratic’ School Takes Students On This Shocking Field Trip; Parents LIVID
"My thought:  when your goal is to educate everyone on intimacy - there is no intimacy involved in your own heart - otherwise, you wouldn't be able to expose others to a clinical alternative.  Sad for the educators/board that they are…"
Jun 5, 2015
Katherine Hovey replied to Dee's discussion Why Liberals Oppose Over-the-Counter Birth Control
"they oppose because they give up their control of women.  seriously:  feminists are into controlling other women, why?  Because it is a full time job to control oneself; therefore, anyone attempting the control of another is out of…"
Jun 5, 2015
Katherine Hovey replied to William M. Finley's discussion RINO Boehner Pushing Obamatrade, but Has He Read It?
"I think Boehner got Obama to "allow" China (that made me scratch my head) - this goes back to that lovely trade deal when Clinton sold off, I mean made China our bankers.  Then his famous line, "you can't really argue with…"
Jun 5, 2015
Katherine Hovey replied to Dee's discussion GOPer decries 'regulation without representation'
"I was thinking that too the other day - taxes to the states only; then the states pay the very small/limited Federal Government for the few things necessary from (a Federal) government - and they do so only on performance basis.  That would…"
Jun 3, 2015
Katherine Hovey replied to Dee's discussion Spanish-Speaking Clerks for Obamacare Made Double Compared to English Speakers
"This man and his administration are duplicate of the crap first derived out of CA - it's the exact same handbook - (seriously).  They've copied Moonbeam almost verbatim.  "
Jun 3, 2015
Katherine Hovey replied to Marilyn Calkins's discussion United Airlines Coach Class Coke Rule is Islamophobic ….. no, seriously
"If I ever had a child that made such a fuss as that woman, the child would be grounded for a few days and have written a letter of apology (to themselves) before they were allowed off the timeout...  re how badly they behaved  - believing…"
Jun 3, 2015
Katherine Hovey replied to Dee's discussion GOP Pledges to 'Rein In' Obama on EPA Rules, Global Warming
"these "pledges" are starting to look ridiculous."
Jun 3, 2015
Katherine Hovey replied to Dee's discussion Jeb: Obama 'living in alternative universe' if thinks economy is booming
"JB is right; but - unfortunately, his stubbornness to continue/advocate illegal aliens (people) flooding the United States is not the remedy to fix the mess.  (that - and his support of CORE ...  a stupid society is not a pretty sight - we…"
Jun 3, 2015
Katherine Hovey replied to Dee's discussion GOPer decries 'regulation without representation'
"I think his (first) speech on the floor was a good one - he (must be new? haven't heard anything from him before...) was emphasizing the fact that this Admin/Congress has taken away any concept of a government being directed by its citizens;…"
Jun 3, 2015
Katherine Hovey replied to Dee's discussion Republicans threaten State Dept. funding until Clinton, Benghazi docs are provided
"threats aren't doing anything to stop this runaway train; just do it.  it isn't politics anymore - it's do what is right no matter what the outcome; there is truth that will make things right again - without - little hope of ever…"
Jun 3, 2015
Katherine Hovey replied to Dee's discussion International diss: Russia’s Sergey Lavrov says failed ‘reset’ was ‘invention of Hillary Clinton’
"If Russia is so evil, why then does our government have to attempt to set them up all the time?  "
Jun 3, 2015

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Please answer this question: What year was the Declaration of Independence signed?
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sought you out; am impressed with Rand Paul and others (and was disappointed Ron Paul did not become prez... the world would have been better off); and Sarah Palin is an inspiration as well. Concerned and becoming more so that the two established political parties will end our country in the largest societal downfall in all of history.
Is President Trump keeping his campaign promises?
Yes. He is dangerous; he is the worst president ever - and he, and other democrats seem intent on spiraling the United States into hell for their own gains/guilts. On the other side of the aisle: the Republicans have become complacent and without courage - i.e. seem more interested in "winning" back their power than fixing what has happened to the United States. Corruption and/or cowardice to speak up.
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Greet New Members, Share discussions, Start discussions, Blog, Anything I can do to help

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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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