Showing posts with label confiscation. Show all posts
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November 14, 2017


The death of individualism in America

from Liberty Nation: Historically America has been characterized as a civil society which has always elevated individualism. That is, personal independence and self-reliance were seen as virtuous and fundamental to who we are as a people.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

The fragile generation

from Reason: Bad policy and paranoid parenting are making kids too safe to succeed.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Justice department bizarrely uses Madoff to defend taking people's stuff without convicting them first

from Reason: Twisted incentives? What are those? Rod Rosenstein doesn't seem to have heard of them.
Police State America

Three kinds of theft

from The Daily Bell: Taxation is theft. But I’ve seen some people defend taxes with typical arguments like, “It’s not theft because you get something for your money.” Perhaps the confusion lies in the fact that not all thieves act the same.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

The Boston Globe wants the government to confiscate your firearms

from DownTrend: The Boston Globe has had enough of this Constitutionally protected freedom and is actually calling on the government to confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens.
2nd Amendment Assaults

The surveillance state: an inexorable march toward totalitarianism

from Zero Hedge: The Surveillance State has slowed down its rate of growth since Trump took office, however, it lies festering below the veneer of daily events, inexorably growing its tentacles and extending their reach.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

The Conservative Case For Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

by Lance Lemmonds.  On his way to purchase equipment for Smoking Roosters, his fledgling BBQ restaurant, in Staunton, Va., in August 2012, Mandrel Stuart was pulled over for having tinted windows and a video playing in the back seat of his SUV. He was handcuffed and detained for two hours without having any charges filed, but found his duffle ... MORE

The Asset Forfeiture Issue Is Not Going Away

by Peter Dujardin and Ashley K. Speed. It doesn't appear that the asset forfeiture issue is going away any time soon. Civil asset forfeiture — the confiscation of people's money and assets by police without a criminal conviction — has recently been a matter of a U.S. Judiciary Committee hearing. And it seems likely to come up in the forthcoming    ... MORE

Richard D. Emery: Who's Policing The Prosecutors?

Prosecution is becoming a lucrative business.    In the last fiscal year, the Justice Department collected $24.7 billion from civil and criminal actions (including $20 billion from JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup over their handling of mortgage-backed securities before the financial crisis). Recently, the Manhattan district attorney’s office     ... MORE

New York's Plot to Gut the Second Amendment

by Michael Filozof.     On Dec. 9, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will hear oral arguments in the case of Nojay v. Cuomo.  At stake is nothing less than whether the Second Amendment grants substantive gun rights to American citizens, or is meaningless rhetoric that allows the government total control over what firearms    ... MORE