Philip D. Steenbergen
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Philip D. Steenbergen replied to A.L. Rose's discussion Maine’s first Somali Muslim Police Officer Arrested, Facing Five Charges
"Another fine example of how multiculturalism does not work. Will we learn from watching Europe erode into a absolute s**t hole?"
Jan 21
Philip D. Steenbergen left a comment for John Barr
"See you I heaven John."
Dec 30, 2017
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Dec 24, 2017
Philip D. Steenbergen replied to Marilyn Calkins's discussion Mitch McConnell Gets Horrible News About His Career
"Marilyn, Because rhinos are weak, they cannot stand up and live what they profess. True conservatives should have formed a co derivative party after the 2016 election now the mid term is 1 year away. They continue to burn the clock. Frank your…"
Nov 17, 2017
Philip D. Steenbergen replied to Marilyn Calkins's discussion Mitch McConnell Gets Horrible News About His Career
"You know what really blows my mind? When things are going relatively smooth and folks have plenty of drugs alcohol full tank of gas and 100.00 bucks in their pocket they don't need the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob and wouldn't dare…"
Nov 17, 2017
Philip D. Steenbergen replied to Marilyn Calkins's discussion Mitch McConnell Gets Horrible News About His Career
"It should speak volumes loudly what kind of senate majority leader McConnell is when he can't even call for ethics investigation or scold Al Franken. This loud mouth punk had nerve to criticise Trump for locker room talk. To hell with the…"
Nov 17, 2017
Philip D. Steenbergen commented on William M. Finley's blog post YES! Trump Administration orders end of funding to UN to provide humanitarian aid to persecuted religious minorities in the Middle East
"Thanks for this post Mr. Finley, this is refreshing news to see Trump Pence taking the moral high ground and kicking the fascist of the corrupt UN to the side of the road. Our Christian brothers and sisters in the mid east are being slaughtered by…"
Oct 27, 2017
Philip D. Steenbergen replied to Marilyn Calkins's discussion Detroit Firefighter IMMEDIATELY Fired As “Racially Insensitive” Gift Brought To Work
"I would love to see such a program but reality is fascist democrats have done what Marxist do best they have over the decades since Johnson made blacks dependent on government subsidies and secured a left wing voter base by crippling many. Exactly…"
Oct 13, 2017
Philip D. Steenbergen replied to Marilyn Calkins's discussion Mitch McConnell Gets Horrible News About His Career
"Kentucky is a fine conservative State, I would love to see some young,fresh, warm, inspiring, conservative, challenge McConnel and unset him!"
Oct 11, 2017
Philip D. Steenbergen replied to Marilyn Calkins's discussion Detroit Firefighter IMMEDIATELY Fired As “Racially Insensitive” Gift Brought To Work
"So watermelon is a black person delicacy? Blacks are so hypersensitive about the color of their own skin. I don't have time for this stupidity, they have one track minds and it's always in the racial gutter. Many blacks are totally…"
Oct 11, 2017
Philip D. Steenbergen replied to Marilyn Calkins's discussion CALIFORNIA CAN NOW JAIL PEOPLE FOR MISUSING GENDER PRONOUNS
"I don't try to make any sense from the craziness of the west coast. This poor excuse for a governor is a product of the hippie generation of the 60s, love the one your with, smoke dope, hug trees, protect this and that but you can kill all the…"
Oct 10, 2017
Philip D. Steenbergen replied to Marilyn Calkins's discussion FBI SOURCE: Vegas Shooter Found with ANTIFA Literature, Photos Taken in Middle East
"Marilyn that is do accurate, makes me wonder what Hillary has on these gutless worms in govertnment? Do politicians really think they have us fooled?"
Oct 6, 2017
Philip D. Steenbergen replied to Marilyn Calkins's discussion FBI SOURCE: Vegas Shooter Found with ANTIFA Literature, Photos Taken in Middle East
"Thank you Frank for that info. I wonder if the F.B.I. is capable of discovering any connection this asshole had with a connection with soros, antifa, islam or any other fascist sob's. America needs to understand that you, I, our Republic is…"
Oct 6, 2017
Philip D. Steenbergen replied to Marilyn Calkins's discussion FBI SOURCE: Vegas Shooter Found with ANTIFA Literature, Photos Taken in Middle East
"Nothing sane about unjustifiable slaughter of innocence, unsuspecting and raising the banner of patriotic admiration for God Country and Flag forever, the moral standard by which most of us live. This evil manifested in mental illness now the rally…"
Oct 6, 2017
Philip D. Steenbergen replied to Marilyn Calkins's discussion FBI SOURCE: Vegas Shooter Found with ANTIFA Literature, Photos Taken in Middle East
"Dale, this murderer was on psychotropic medication, gambled and drank excessively, not confirmed but may have recently embraced the Islamic nonsense and I'm willing to bet he is a registered democrat. The left must understand one thing,…"
Oct 5, 2017
Philip D. Steenbergen replied to Marilyn Calkins's discussion FBI SOURCE: Vegas Shooter Found with ANTIFA Literature, Photos Taken in Middle East
"Yes, smelling a false flag. Past experience should tell us to be very cautious about what we absorb as facts released from the government. The government, the FIB have their thumb on every agency involved in the investigation. My gut tells me their…"
Oct 4, 2017

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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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