Paul introduces bill to rein in government property seizures

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Good news: A new bill introduced this week by Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) would put strict limits on the use of civil forfeiture by both state and federal agencies.

I normally don’t post links to stories about bills that have merely been introduced, not passed, but I think the trend that this bill indicates is important. It was only a short time ago that politicians ran around touting their achievements in establishing civil forfeiture laws. Now the cool place for politicians to be is to show how they are acting to end this practice.



  • t-dub

    I stand with Rand.

  • BSJ

    I sort of did until he said vaccines cause autism.

    That’s on the same level as Perry being unwilling to say the Earth is more than 6000 years old.

    Why is it that the only candidates the Republicans can come up with are such empty headed pandering fools?

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