on leftists, justice, and the state

Civil asset forfeiture has become a crazy situation. I get the potential for crippling organized crime syndicates, and I’m warm to that idea. But what in the world are law enforcement officers thinking when they abuse citizens because they can? This case of the man from Kentucky having his truck seized by Customs agents may be the nail in the coffin of what might have been a useful tool but one that can’t be trusted in the hands of totalitarian minded LEOs.

And it’s this very dynamic that baffles me when I hear Leftists propose that the only way to bring about social justice is giving more authority to the State at all levels to compel citizens to behave in specific, “just” ways in their religious, commercial, and a private lives. Civil asset forfeiture abuse should make it obvious how that’s going to work out.

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