Category Archives: Unconstitutional Law

US vs. the Duval Family Farm | You Don’t Have To Be Doing Anything Illegal to Have Your Property Seized

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The federal government is run by idiots at this point. It’s no wonder our country is broke. Why don’t we just persecute everyone in the entire world for everything even if there’s no real evidence that it’s causing a problem?

Then let’s make laws that whoever the government says is wrong is wrong no matter what and the government gets to take all their stuff? Great plan!

 

US vs. the Duval Family Farm

On June 14, 2013, in Drug War, by Kari Boiter

1Located in rural Petersburg, Michigan – about 70 miles southwest of Detroit – the Duval farm has been in the family for generations. The property is being seized by the federal government through civil forfeiture proceedings because of the state-registered medical marijuana greenhouses that were kept on the land. Jeremy and Jerry Duval were convicted at trial and sentenced to five and ten years in prison, respectively. Apparently unsatisfied with robbing a father and son of their freedom, the government has decided to go after the family farm. Jerry Duval Sr. and his wife, Sharon, purchased the 12-acre parcel of land in the 60’s and spent most of their adult lives paying off the deed in $100 per month increments. The property was split into two pieces with Sharon and Jerry Sr. occupying a four-acre portion and Jerry Jr. and his wife, Tracey, living on the other eight acres. The family also owned a 15-acre property that Jeremy called home and an 80-acre parcel that was used strictly for farming.

3When heavily armed federal agents stormed Jerry’s farm, they sent a message to Sharon as well. Threatening to shoot the grandmother in her 70’s if she didn’t stand aside, the machine gun toting militia made a quick and dirty exit by driving their tanks through her gated property next door. Sharon’s dream of retiring on the farm has become a living nightmare. Despite being prescribed anxiety medication to deal with the persistent panic attacks, she made the tough decision to sell the farm and move out of state. The 100-acre portion that her grandchildren were supposed to inherit was also put up for sale to pay off the mounting legal debt. Jerry’s 8-acre farm is all that is left of the property that three generations worked their whole lives to pay for and it’s on track to be handed over to the government this summer.

4Jerry’s wife, Tracey, has moved to a small 1,000 square foot home in a nearby town, in preparation for the forfeiture. In addition to sending her husband to prison for ten years and her stepson’s five-year sentence, the government has displaced this loving mother from the home she has built over the last two decades.

5Enough is enough! It’s time to take back our communities and reform the forfeiture laws that allow generations of hard work to turn to dust.

http://forfeiturereform.com/2013/06/14/us-vs-the-duval-family-farm/

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Secret Service Tells Outspoken Obama Critic “We’ll Come for Your Guns” | Media Remains Silent

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Secret Service to outspoken Obama critic: We’ll come for your guns; Media silent

JUNE 12, 2013
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On Tuesday, Examiner.com’s Harriet Baldwin reported that agents of the Secret Service visited Tom Francois, an outspoken critic of President Obama who has over 11,700 Twitter followers and warned him on their way out the door to be careful or they would come back — for his guns. Despite the stir caused on Twitter, the story has been virtually ignored by major media outlets.

According to Baldwin, Francois was visited by federal authorities on April 11, 2013, who had what she described as a “thick FBI file- filled with screenshots of hundreds of posts.”

It seems that Francois is very outspoken against Obama and likes to use programs to create cartoons.

Not only did he comply with their request to “take a look around,” he even signed a search consent form and authorization to review his medical and mental health records.

Francois told the agents upon questioning that he had no intention of doing harm to the president and admitted using his First Amendment right to disagree with Obama.

“Yes, I am EXTREMELY critical of Obama in my posts, but I never cross the line and threaten his being. EVER. It’s just the idea of Obama’s Secret Service intruding on my life when they knew I wasn’t really a threat,” he said.

Francois said the agents agreed he had not threatened Obama, but were concerned about his large Twitter following.

But according to Francois, one agent issued an ominous warning: “Keep in mind, if you step over the line, we’ll come back for your guns.”

Baldwin added:

“They had run a background check and discovered that Tom legally owned two guns- and they asked to see them. Tom showed them his firearms. They asked, ‘Are they loaded?’ Tom replied in the affirmative. ‘What good are guns if they aren’t loaded?'”

Liberty is always freedom from governmentBaldwin said agents also visited his daughter, saying they would turn over all information on Francois to embattled Attorney General Eric Holder.

“He has the last word on what to do, if anything,” the agents allegedly said.

Francois said on Twitter that he was “in shock” for most of the time agents were at his house.

The story created quite a stir on Francois’ Twitter timeline, but a Google search revealed no coverage by the so-called “mainstream media.”

Outside of Baldwin’s report and several conservative blogs, Francois’ ordeal has gone unmentioned.

Despite the silence by the media, Francois said he is “blessed” by the support he received from friends and followers on the social media site.

http://www.examiner.com/article/secret-service-to-outspoken-obama-critic-we-ll-come-for-your-guns-media-silent?cid=PROD-redesign-right-next

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Members of Congress Concerned about Insurance Premium Increase — for Themselves

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It’s like Nancy Pelosi famously said… we should pass Obama care so we can find out what’s in it.

After all, who would want to actually know what’s in an overreaching, draconian, unconstitutional, money suck law BEFORE we know what’s in it? We should pass the law and THEN question it’s worth and validity.

Members of Congress Concerned about Insurance Premium Increase — for Themselves

posted by Jason Pye

There have been a few different stories about ObamaCare that have popped up over the past couple days that paint a picture of how the law is hurting both businesses and average Americans.

On Tuesday, CBS News reported that a survey of employers shows that they are worried that insurance costs will rise due to ObamaCare. The Associated Press reported yesterday that health coverage may be too expensive for low-wage workers as employers will have to provide more costly insurance plans.

Now, members of Congress are worried that their health insurance premiums will rise because of a provision in ObamaCare that eliminates taxpayer-funded subsidies. How’s this for irony?:

 

congress wants exempt obamacare not fair exemptionDozens of lawmakers and aides are so afraid that their health insurance premiums will skyrocket next year thanks to Obamacare that they are thinking about retiring early or just quitting.

The fear: Government-subsidized premiums will disappear at the end of the year under a provision in the health care law that nudges aides and lawmakers onto the government health care exchanges, which could make their benefits exorbitantly expensive.

Democratic and Republican leaders are taking the issue seriously, but first they need more specifics from the Office of Personnel Management on how the new rule should take effect — a decision that Capitol Hill sources expect by fall, at the latest. The administration has clammed up in advance of a ruling, sources on both sides of the aisle said.

If the issue isn’t resolved, and massive numbers of lawmakers and aides bolt, many on Capitol Hill fear it could lead to a brain drain just as Congress tackles a slew of weighty issues — like fights over the Tax Code and immigration reform.

One could call this “shared suffering.” Of course, the only difference is that members of Congress are trying to fix the problem for themselves while Americans are stuck with ridiculously higher insurance premiums. Repealing the law to fix the problem for everybody, however, seems to be too much to ask.

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Stay classy, Congress.

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