The News of the Weird reports that the federal government took more property from American citizens in 2014 than burglars did, through “civil asset forfeiture,” according to FBI figures published by the independent Institute for Justice. (This does not count state and local government seizures… these are not uniformly reported, in any case). The government is no longer bound by law to await convictions before confiscating its citizens’ private property, although some seized assets must be returned to private-party victims. Countless news reports speak of various government agencies suddenly enriched with brand new cars and many other expensive assets that were mysteriously “gifted” or otherwise acquired from suspects never convicted of crimes.
Any government that acts in this tyrannical and uncivil a manner forfeits all claims to legitimacy and should necessarily have its ass(ets) kicked, whupped…or handed to it on a platter.
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