Can't make any money off 4th amendment rights.

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    With the gold mine that is the asset forfeiture laws behind the RICO and drugs laws. Can we really expect government to protect our 4th amendment rights?
     
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    No.

    Of course it’s not the government’s role to protect our rights – that responsibility belongs to each American and the courts are the venue in which we challenge a given violation.
     
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    What does one have to do with the other?

    Outside of a few exceptions, your 4th Amendment rights are intact.
     
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    God damn I'm so glad weed is still illegal hahaha!!! I dont' give a shit about it, I've never smoked it and never will. And I actually believe weed is less harmful than beer and liquor. BUT....in my lifetime, I've found the "LEGALIZE IT" crowd to be mostly brain dead, liberal types who are so unproductive in life and basically just annoying. Hypocritical based on my ideology? Yep, a bit. But do I enjoy watching the potheads whine about the same lost cause over and over? HAHAHA!! Yes, I certainly do!
     
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    Well, that wasn't very nice. :(
     
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    Which is why we need to put due process back into asset forfeiture laws.
     
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    Every time you post you make rdean look intelligent. He should follow you around and quote you to prove he is not the dumbest person on USMB anymore.
     
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    Exactly. Why do you think so? Just intrigued by your answer.
     
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    I agree with you on two counts here.

    1. civil forfeiture needs to be done away, I understand that the goal was to lighten the load on the criminal court system, but no one should lose property without due process.

    2. That Jones guy is an idiot.
     
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    How is the decriminalization of marijuana a lost cause? The drug was first federally prohibited in the 1930's. Since that time many states have legalized it for medicinal use or have relaxed possession laws. However, it is still illegal on a federal level and the DEA can override a states decision at anytime, bust into a dispensary, take everything for evidence and put your grandmother on a watch list. Yet, it is closer now than ever to being de-criminalized since before it's prohibition. Very soon this and gay marriage will become a reality. Whether you like it or not. These things aren't threatening you. In fact these two things alone could save and generate massive income for this country.


    As, far as our rights... It's absolutely appalling the police can break into my home unwarranted in the name of justice, but if I do the same to theirs I will be charged with B&E, go straight to jail, do not collect $200. It's not even about being a pot head or doing other illegal things in my home. It's MY home. What I do in there is nobody's business. Bring me a warrant or I'll show you my gun.
     

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