Property Rights

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h/t to Kyle Loveless for carrying the bill

h/t to Joanna Francisco for original post Liberty on Tap article on CAF

When I first learned of Civil Asset Forfeiture, I was shocked that there was even such a thing. I mean, I am not naive about government corruption, but government representatives writing laws allowing government agents to steal property from citizens who have not been convicted of, or even charged with, a crime seemed a bit over the top even for government. Here’s what got me started on this issue: Taken by Sarah Stillman from the August 2013 issue of The New Yorker. To date, it’s the most thorough article I have ever read on the subject. Since Oklahoma was mentioned in this article as one of the states in which Civil Asset Forfeiture is common practice, this issue become high on my radar.

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Breaking News: Oregon Standoff Ends ? with 1 Dead and 7 Arrested

Oathkeepers: LaVoy Finicium was shot and killed by Federal agents tonight in Burns, OR. He was surrendering and unarmed when he was murdered in cold blood.

“LaVoy Finicum has been murdered. LaVoy’s hands were in the air and he was shot in the face. Ammon Bundy reported there were 6 witneses. This evil doing must be told to everyone.

We must all pull together and have our voices heard. Use your circle of influence to get the truth out. This fight is not over!” From his wife.

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[Received via Email from Gary Kilpatrick with permission to share at the end. Thanks Gary for excellent info and important follow-up to my previous post/sc] PSO is now removing our reliable analog electric meters and replacing them with digital “smart” meters that include a wireless transmitter/receiver. But PSO has not told customers that an unofficial […]

Where Does Rand Paul Really Stand on the Issues?

Rand Paul on the Issues p1These flyers are available on Scribd to read, or print or download. There are three pages in this document. The first page has all the issues on one page and as such must be tiny print and is a little hard to read. The second and third page are designed to be front and back of one page or two pages as shown. They have slightly larger print and are a lot easier to read. If you want to see the source just go to Rand Paul’s Website and click on the top tab ‘issues’. Special thanks to Gage Skidmore for the CPAC 2014 photo – one of my all time favs! While you are there make a donation to the campaign or order some bumper stickers for your vehicles. Please share with friends and neighbors and have fun at the same time.

Let’s get out there and defeat the Washington machine so we can unleash the American dream!

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Civil Asset Forfeiture Cartoon

Principled Reforms on Civil Asset Forfeiture:

By David Van –  There has been much debate about the practice of cops and prosecutors taking property from individuals and corporations based on only a notion that the property may have been utilized for committing a crime, or exists as the fruits of the criminal activity.

Five Reforms

  1. We can’t have each county and city running this cash cow using their own unique rules. A statewide set of rules needs to be created and the state needs to hold all law enforcement agencies accountable.

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Oklahoma REAL ID Study —  Kaye Beach’s Testimony

2010-11-15_BiometricsKaye Beach

Nov. 20, 2015

On Nov. 18th there was a public study held at the Oklahoma state capitol on the issue of REAL ID. Oklahoma is under pressure to implement the federal REAL ID Act of 2005.

The meeting was held by Rep. Lewis Moore and Rep. Bob Cleveland. Many Oklahomans expected to follow the meeting online. They were disappointed. I am posting testimony of the speakers so that those who are interested can be informed on the proceedings. … Continue reading

Howard Houchen testifies on REAL ID and says ‘It’s going to get out of your control Oklahoma’

howard-houchen-aKaye Beach Nov 19, 2015 Yesterday Rep. Bob Cleveland and Rep. Lewis Moore held a public meeting making further study on the question of whether Oklahoma should repeal its 2007 prohibition of participating in the federal REAL ID Act of 2005.

The meeting was held in the new House conference room at the capitol which is a large comfortable conference room with modern sound and video equipment which is important as many Oklahomans who are unable to travel long distances or take a day off of work, expected to be able to access this meeting online. Unfortunately, the meeting was not available online….

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Dwyer in New American - America's Last FrontierWord rang out across the Western world that at noon on the 22nd of April, 1889, upon the sound of a shotgun fired by a U.S. cavalryman, anyone with the guts and wherewithal to do so could rush into the Unassigned Lands in the center of present-day Oklahoma and claim their 160-acre spread from two million acres’ worth of government-designated tracts. In a singularly American feat of bravado and imagination, 50,000 people — including nearly a thousand African-Americans — from every state in the Union descended on the area to do just that.

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See also Trail of Tears and Blessings where Mr. Dwyer unfolds the story of “Reneging on its treaties, the U.S. government forced the “Five Civilized Tribes” in the East to move to Indian Territory in Oklahoma, causing death, destruction — and faith in God.”