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“Mugged by the State: When Regulators and Prosecutors Bully Citizens”
| Walter Olson
Posted on 06/16/2014 9:14:30 AM PDT by rktman
We are in a situation now where most Americans are criminals, but they either dont know it, or they think they will not be prosecuted says Tim Lynch in his introduction to this Cato panel last month. Perhaps even worse, federal regulators and prosecutors have so much power that they can pressure people who are totally innocent into pleading guilty and paying fines.
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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: criminals; lawbreakers; thieves
Yup. Rules and regulations carrying the weight of law. Sounds reasonable. NOT!
posted on 06/16/2014 9:14:30 AM PDT
Rues and regulations with the weight of law would be declared unconstitutional if we weren’t in a banana republic.
posted on 06/16/2014 9:16:15 AM PDT
by Blood of Tyrants
(Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
It’s how those who lust for power control people in a “free” nation.
posted on 06/16/2014 9:19:55 AM PDT
(The U.S. media are our enemy)
The NSA has been compiling dossiers on all Americans, cataloging the federal crimes they have committed for use at a future date.
The average American commits three federal felonies a day.
Three Felonies a Day, by Harvey Silverglate (Author), Alan M. Dershowitz (Foreword)
posted on 06/16/2014 9:20:59 AM PDT
by E. Pluribus Unum
("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
“The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there arent enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”
posted on 06/16/2014 9:21:45 AM PDT
(We're past the tipping point - the only variable is the rate of decline)
posted on 06/16/2014 9:24:28 AM PDT
("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
There goes my IBTFAR (In Before The First Ayn Rand)...
posted on 06/16/2014 9:26:02 AM PDT
(Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
One thing they can do is force you to defend yourself. They have lawyers that need to create work for themselves so they have unlimited legal services that can make a person’s life very difficult and put a huge financial burden on families.
Many of them act like thugs.
posted on 06/16/2014 9:30:00 AM PDT
We are in a situation now where most Americans are criminals
We are all criminals now. Every little unemployable tyrant in the nations government offices have made sure of that. Look at the militarization of local law enforcement. They basically have free reign to interpret law as they see fit and basically murder you. AND to add insult to injury criminals are now the protected class. Illegal immigrants are a protected victim class. Eric Holder has protected bat wielding thug racists and black mobs of feral yutes.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
(list of grievances
posted on 06/16/2014 9:38:38 AM PDT
posted on 06/16/2014 10:03:55 AM PDT
(There's someone in my lead but it's not me)
To: Organic Panic
Making every citizen a criminal is a hallmark of Bo’s evil administration. Who would have imagined the crimes against Americans that Bo and Holder would commit?
posted on 06/16/2014 11:08:12 AM PDT
(Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
My latest infraction: a penlight illuminating the American flag on my balcony railing. I was cited for this last week.
posted on 06/16/2014 12:15:55 PM PDT
(Beware of "enviromentalist" spewing lies)
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