Friday, November 21, 2014

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Report via instapundit that the Tennessee DA has restricted the use of civil forfeiture. But it should not just be curtailed, it should be eliminated in any situation where the actual property owner is actionable. Republicans should oppose this on the same grounds that they oppose the corporate income tax and support freedom of speech, because you can't prosecute or curtail the rights of a piece of property any more than you can do so to a corporation, because corporations are people.

When you do something to a corporation you are not doing it to the corporation, you are doing it to the people that own the corporation and possibly the people that work for the corporation. In the same way, when a prosecutor steals property under the color of law he is not doing something to the property, he is doing something to the owner of the property.

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