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The Largest Asset Seizure in US History

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/04/17/us-says-forfeiture-over...

"How on earth could the US government confiscate such an incredible amount of private property?

It is because they said the magic word.

All they have to do is utter the magic word, and any concept of private property rights and due process magically vanishes.

...Take, for example, John McCain, who has arguably given material support to Syrian rebels who have links to Al Qaeda. I highly doubt we will be seeing John McCain's residence and bank accounts seized."

http://www.internationalman.com/articles/just-say-the-magic-...

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Confrontational kids?

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I'll take my Liberty, it's not yours to give.

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But, the real question is this...

Does this court victory set a legal precedent giving the Imperial state the unlimited power to seize the assets of any individual or party it deems a threat to national security, otherwise loosely defined as a "terrorist" or alleged supporter(s) there of?

‘Imagination is not a talent of some men, but the health of every man.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bump for an informative post.

It's funny how the U.S. changes form friend to enemy back to friend and back to enemy of foreign governments.

Iran is a perfect example. In the 1950's our CIA (along with the British) overthrew the elected leader of Iran.

Then for several years we were good "friends" with the puppet Shah who we put into power (while he tortured, imprisoned or killed Iranians who protested).

Then when they finally ousted him, the nation was underatandably bitter about what we did and took hostages in retaliation.

So suddenly THEY were the bad guy (we were told by our government).

And now today, we are told that Iran is our great enemy.

But Iran never did anything to us. It's what we did to THEM which caused them to lash out.

So our foreign policy has come down to poking a dog in the eye until it bites, and then blaming the dog.

All the while raking in the profits of wars, conflicts, interventions and occupations.

Utterly immoral.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Does anyone know what the

Does anyone know what the second largest seizure is?