Charles, a 24-year-old college student, was flying home after visiting family and friends in Cincinnati, when he lost his entire life savings to civil forfeiture.
The DEA agent asked Charles if he was carrying any cash. He said yes and took out $11,000—his entire life savings.
Well, this is embarrassing. Not surprising, but embarrassing all the same.
US laws generally need to be redone. They aren’t coherent anymore, perhaps they haven’t been for a very long time.
The system has been usurped. The Founders always said that the price of freedom was eternal vigilance. Our system was a Republic not a pure Democracy and it was the best system that ever existed, spurring a technological and industrial revolution the likes of which the world could never have imagined. Unfortunately Americans are too busy soaking up liberal propaganda from the unconstitutional education system, television, and video games these days, and they are not being vigilant about their liberties. Everything the government does is the opposite of capitalism and the antithesis of the individual rights and government limitations outlined in the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence. This is why there are banker bailouts, NSA spying, illegal wars, regulatory burdens, civil asset forfeitures with no crime required. The constitution is trash to this government, and the people are to blame for allowing this usurpation to continue. /u/RandPauI2016