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A little good news on the restoration of rights...

Posted by MinorLiberator 4 years, 2 months ago to Politics
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One step at a time. To me this is excellent news, and also evidence that there is another pathway to restoring our rights besides depending on changes in Washington DC (although a combination would be better).

Hopefully other states will follow similar legislation (I hear that some already have plans), and at the same time spend less time, effort, money and political capital on foolish and futile efforts to ban gay marriage and impose other strictly religious values via force.

I'm still dumbfounded, since I first heard of it, that asset seizure could take place without a person being found guilty of anything, and it takes a whole lot to dumbfound me about anything having to do with government.

The other areas I hope and believe the States will keep pressing forward on are opposition to Obamacare, Common Core, and labor unions, in particular teachers ans SEIU.

It happened a while ago, but I was (pleasantly) dumbfound when my home State of Michigan became a right-to-work State, it being one of the, if not the, birthplaces of violent unionism.

Hope (and not Obama-like hope) springs eternal...
SOURCE URL: http://www.freedomworks.org/content/its-historic-day-private-property-rights-new-mexico-more-work-ahead-restore-fifth-amendment


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  • Posted by Mamaemma 4 years, 2 months ago
    I would love to believe that the phone calls made by citizens made a difference. In any case, it's a step in the right direction.
    How about we take away the gargantuan powers of the IRS?
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    • Posted by freedomforall 4 years, 2 months ago
      How about we take away the gargantuan powers of the fed, too?
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      • Posted by term2 4 years, 2 months ago
        How about just abolishing the fed. It only harms us with its printing of money and debt creation
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        • Posted by j_IR1776wg 4 years, 2 months ago
          Wish I could give you 10 points. I read somewhere that in the legislation as originally written the Gov't. could purchase the Fed for $35 million Maybe this would be the easiest way to do away with the darn thing.
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          • Posted by term2 4 years, 2 months ago
            But the govt would simply turn on the spigots even more and print money I think. Its going to be the death of our country I think. No wonder people are so interested in shows like the walking dead- they know this cant go on and we will have an apocalypse (probably with zombie money and roving gangs, though)
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            • Posted by j_IR1776wg 4 years, 2 months ago
              Correct! We are, apparently, down to two possibilities: A revolution with millions dead or starving or an economic collapse with millions dead or starving.
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              • Posted by term2 4 years, 2 months ago
                I think a good thing to watch closely is the fate of Venezuela. I suspect thats what will happen here. Massive government controls along with a slowly deteriorating economy and high inflation. I am tending towards the roving gangs of entitled people just making it less safe for everyone. As it is now, the government cant really protect you- the best they can do is show up AFTER you have been killed or robbed.
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    • Posted by term2 4 years, 2 months ago
      There are so many hidden agendas in politics its hard to know what exactly made a difference on this issue. Perhaps its just that government had gone too far, and the excess rose to the level that enough support was there to stop it. I agree about the IRS. No creditor can do what the IRS does routinely, and they are in fact just another creditor.
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    • Posted by 4 years, 2 months ago
      Thanks, Mama. I meant to mention the phone calls, too. I had read about the bill being passed but the governor on the fence and leaning against. I too would like to believe the people were heard.

      As far as the IRS, absolutely up there on the list...I'm no Constitutional lawyer (and I don't play one on TV ;-) ), so I'm not sure what the States can do about them. But some duly elected, rational people in DC certainly could....
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    • Posted by jdg 4 years, 2 months ago
      It seems to me that the same logic applies to all the executive branch agencies. Their ability to write regulations and interpret them is pretty much unchecked, and the resulting flood of rules is more than anyone can learn and obey even if they could devote 24/7 to that task.

      I propose a constitutional amendment taking away Congress's ability to delegate its powers. Make it read and pass every rule itself. (I'd delay the effect for one year after ratification, so Congress gets a chance to save whatever regulations are actually important before they all sunset.) Require it all to be done by roll call vote, too; no more evading accountability.
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  • Posted by  $  ObjectiveAnalyst 4 years, 2 months ago
    How any level of government in this nation has gotten away with these clearly unconstitutional forfeiture laws without due process has always outraged me. Anyone who has read the fifth amendment can clearly see they are antithetical to it.
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  • Posted by Jer 4 years, 2 months ago
    The bad news here is that it apparently took an extra effort, a parade o phone calls to a governor in order to get her to sign something that should have been utterly automatic. We are still not electing sensible people to senior positions n government.
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  • Posted by  $  blarman 4 years, 2 months ago
    Wow! Fantastic! Now every other state needs to push for the same! If a center-leaning state like New Mexico can unanimously pass such a bill, there is no reason every other state can't and shouldn't follow suit!
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  • Posted by wiggys 4 years, 2 months ago
    why wasn't she a supporter of the bill to begin with?
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    • Posted by  $  blarman 4 years, 2 months ago
      Because she was a prosecuting attorney with ties to law enforcement. She didn't want to endanger her relationship to them. They are a powerful voting bloc.
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      • Posted by  $  allosaur 4 years, 2 months ago
        This appears to be an example of someone who had to summon up the guts to do the right thing come hell or high water.
        We could use that ability that in D.C.
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      • Posted by Jer 4 years, 2 months ago



        The bad news here is that it apparently took an extra effort, a parade o phone calls to a governor in order to get her to sign something that should have been utterly automatic. We are still not electing sensible people to senior positions in government.
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      • Posted by wiggys 4 years, 2 months ago
        i suppose she is having a difficult time having done the right thing. but she is a politician and will at some point do something that will be beneficial for the law enforcement group. I think she is no better than any politician.
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  • Posted by radical 4 years, 2 months ago
    There certainly was violent unionism in Michigan. In 1937, UAW workers seized control of the GM tool and die plant in Flint. They set up camp there, and their goons kept out "intruders." GM management feared that they would vandalize the plant (they were probably right), thereby shutting down all car production. This ran parallel with the Democrat's campaign to force compulsory bargaining with unions via the Wagner Act, which was signed into law by President Roosevelt.
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