That there eventually would be a violent backlash to the Left’s spreading violence against political opponents was as predictable as changing seasons. For as long as gangs of masked thugs, who ironically label themselves “anti-fascist,” continue their campaign of violence as politics, violence will increase. It will spread beyond just the purveyors of a repugnant, fringe ideology of racial purity and superiority who were part of Saturday’s mayhem.
.The blood has started flowing, It started from Leftist attacks on Republicans. It will not stop until wiser, cooler heads from across the political spectrum assert themselves in their communities and in the national dialogue and culture. I say this regretfully and anxiously, with zero support for the toxic opportunists who fomented racial hate, confrontation, and violence over the weekend. I join Americans of good will to condemn racial ideology, repudiate racial tribalism, and reject organizing to initiate violence, whatever the philosophical motivations.
Asset forfeiture is the controversial practice by which state and federal prosecutors can seize money or property from people without convicting them or even charging them with a crime. If police or prosecutors believe there are grounds to suspect that money or cars or boats or even homes are connected with criminal activity, or are derived from the profits of crime, they can seize the property. The challenge then shifts to the deprived property owner to lawyer up and sue the government to get their property back.
That is the direction America should be going, not back to past abuses that are becoming increasingly controversial and objectionable.Sessions’ stance is particularly troubling because he’s not just steering the federal government in an unjust direction, but he is telegraphing his intent to undermine state reforms and enlist local DA in his revenue dragnet by “adopting” their cases that might be locally barred. “Adoptive forfeitures are appropriate, as is sharing with our partners.” In other words, don’t worry, my local prosecuting brethren, about what limits and reforms your states adopt. If you find the cases, Uncle Fed will adopt them them, and share with you.
President Trump should put a stop to this.
Never have so many been so obtuse about so much for so long?
During the eight years of Obama $15 trillion in net wealth was transferred from the bottom 93% to the top 7%. Largest wealth transfer in history – and the Leftist call this “Progress”! No, they really do.
The current GOP healthcare bill is a monstrosity – but the Left is complaining about how 20 million people may lose their insurance while ignoring that approximately 80 million lost their insurance under Obamacare and another 22 million or so are now paying for health insurance that they cannot afford the deductible. Some how that is acceptable but what the GOP is doing is not?
What the GOP is doing is unacceptable – but arguing against the GOP and in favor of Obmacare is a non sequitur.
Insurance premiums have risen 113% in just the last four years! Deductibles have risen 67% under Obamacare! A study by TransUnion Healthcare shows that
– 63% of hospital bills were $500 or less; of those hospital bills, 68% were not paid in full in 2016.
– 14% of hospital bills were $3,000 or more; of those hospital bills, 99% were not paid in full in 2016.
– 10% of hospital bills were $500 to $1,000; of those bills 85% were not paid in full in 2016.
Great coverage! Obamacare is nothing more than corporate welfare for insurance companies, as it was meant to be. The legislation was written by a former VP of Lobbying for WellPoint!
Once again – the Left calls this ‘Progress’! This is Spinal Tap politics- “it goes to eleven!”
There is simply no way to morally defend Obamacare with out pretending that one hundred million Americans simply do not exist. That is the level of obtuseness required in order to make an argument in favor of the Affordable Care Act.
If someone was to make a parody documentary about Progressives no one would be able to suspend disbelief long enough to believe it was true, but people would laugh at every absurd line in the film. Yet here it is in real life right before us. Transfer $15 trillion in net wealth from the bottom 93% to the top 7%? Progress! Strip-mine 30% of the net wealth of the middle class and 45% of the net wealth of the poor and give it to the 1%? Progress! Make people give their money to insurance companies in exchange for benefits never realized? Progress!
Once again – no one would believe this if it were not before our eyes – yet here it is.
Quite a few people are comparing our situation to 1984 or Animal Farm (I have indeed committed that offense quite often) – but perhaps the analogy really is Spinal Tap?
Still not at peak absurdity!