Feds Rob Man of Life Savings because They Can

When the Feds rob a man they simply list a groundless accusation which they never prove in court; the victim is not even charged. Tim Cushing at TechDirt writes of another typical outrage in the former United States of America: “Nail Salon Owner Sues for Return of Life Savings Seized by DEA Agents at Airport.” Here’s something you see all too rarely — not because the government’s civil forfeiture programs aren’t routinely abused – but because it’s a good way to spend lots of money fighting Read more […]

Another IRS Robbery of a Small Business Owner

They promised to stop doing it, but here is yet another IRS robbery “They seize a little over a hundred thousand dollars out of my business account here, which was all that was in there. It took thirteen years to get it and less than thirteen seconds, I guess, to take it away.” – Lyndon McLellan, owner of L&M Convenience Mart. We really do live in a third-world banana republic: A few days ago, I saw headlines about the promise that the IRS will stop robbing people. I thought Read more […]

Larceny Isn’t So Grand

I had the privilege of participating in the Reasons for Hope Conference this week as one of their panelists. There were many excellent presentations given, but one statistic grabbed my attention because of its critical importance to where we are headed as a country. Of all the children raised in church in our land, 70% leave the church when they graduate from high school, and that number is a few years old. Dan Smithwick of the Nehemiah Institute, whose group tests students regarding their Read more […]

Judge: State Has Broad Power; Constitution Doesn’t Matter

Because the state has broad power, it can supposedly do things not allowed in the constitution. You may have noticed that the world keeps getting more like a dystopian warning novel written by a conservative or Libertarian. It started back during the TARP bailout in 2008 and the news continues to get more and more unreal. If some conservative had written a novel, for example, in which the architect for a totalitarian government program admitted on video (seven times no less!) that it was based Read more […]

IRS Agents Are a Disease

Here is an outrageous article about IRS agents and their evil deeds in the New York Times: “Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on Suspicion, No Crime Required.” The title says it all. For almost 40 years, Carole Hinders has dished out Mexican specialties at her modest cash-only restaurant. For just as long, she deposited the earnings at a small bank branch a block away — until last year, when two tax agents knocked on her door and informed her that they had seized her checking account, Read more […]

Americans Robbed of over Ten Percent of Their Wealth Since the Recession

Over and above taxes and other scams, how were Americans robbed? By the Federal Reserve through inflation. Let me preface this by saying I have never been a Glenn Beck fan. I only saw this because of a link on a news aggregator. You would never hear this kind of frank and truthful discussion from any of the major corporate media. Peter Thiel—co-founder of PayPal, among his other credentials—lays bare the immorality of the current banking and power structure in a way I have rarely heard. Remember Read more […]

End the Evil! End the Fed!

Why must we end the Fed? Mark Horne nails the evil Federal Reserve System with this conclusion: When preparing for the future becomes too difficult to accomplish, people tend to push it out of their minds. They are not failing to save for the future because they don’t think about it. They are failing to think about the future because their government has made it to difficult to save for the future. The elite have enriched themselves through immoral economic policies, and force anyone trying to Read more […]

The Biblical Rules on Restitution Compared to the Modern Destroyer-State

From the Campaign for Liberty: A widow owed her county $6.30 in property taxes and unpaid interest. When she didn’t pay- she claims she wasn’t aware of the outstanding bill- the county decided to seize her home and sell it at auction to pay the bill. From My Fox NY: A widow was given ample notice before her $280,000 house was sold at a tax auction three years ago over $6.30 in unpaid interest, a Pennsylvania judge has ruled. The decision last week turned down Eileen Battisti’s request to Read more […]

If It Steals Like a Thief And Breaks In Like a Thug Then It Might Be an FBI Agent

From the Indy Star: FBI agents Wednesday seized “thousands” of cultural artifacts, including American Indian items, from the private collection of a 91-year-old Rush County man who had acquired them over the past eight decades. An FBI command vehicle and several tents were spotted at the property in rural Waldron, about 35 miles southeast of Indianapolis. The man, Don Miller, has not been arrested or charged. […]          The objects were not stored to museum standards, Jones said, Read more […]

Chicken Thieves: Police Confiscate Poultry & Destroy Them; No Charges Filed

For some reason the New Bern police decided that a guy with a lot of chicken and roosters must be engaged in illegal cockfighting. That is how it looks from this news story anyway. They were serving a drug warrant and then took almost sixty chickens and roosters “as part of an investigation.” The owner was never charged, and he never got his property returned to him. Copblock reports: The station reports officers also seized training muffs, a vest, syringes and antibiotics [in addition Read more […]

Social Media Envy? Or The Obama Culture With Some Cyberspace Added In?

Karal Markowicz’s editorial, “America’s ugly epidemic of social media envy,” is about something bigger than social media. The envy has been here for a long time. Democrats in politics would be impossible without it. Markowicz writes about one specific example of envy: I’m thinking of Karen Paperno, the owner of Park Slope baby boutique Boing Boing, who raged in Huffington Post piece about the growing affluence of her neighborhood and her difficulty in keeping up with the Joneses. In Read more […]