I heard that Bernie Sanders, Barney Frank, and Elizabeth Warren got together and decided that they fully supported thievery via government by the way of civil asset forfeiture and property seizure by way of eminent domain. Not surprising in that if you look at the fine-print of their progressive mission-statement it reads, "except when the oppressor is the state".
A lot of people don't realize it but the IRS can confiscate your life-savings and they don't even have to charge you with a crime first. It's called civil forfeiture and, while its initial purpose was mostly to target drug-dealers, it has quite literally made criminals of small business owners whose only sin is the fact that they don't take credit cards and make small deposits in cash (restructuring, its called; the IRS evidently seeing cash dealings as intrinsically suspicious).
Of course, the really scary thing in all of these scenarios is that a) the plaintiff (i.e. victim) is never innocent until proven guilty but guilty until proven innocent and b) if it wasn't for groups like the Institute for Justice (a LIBERTARIAN outfit - the progressives sitting it out again) most of us wouldn't even know about this shit. The government as a powerful force for good? Yeah, right.
By the way, I totally lied when I said that Bernie Sanders fully supports thievery by way of civil asset forfeiture. What he actually said is "that he will fight civil forfeiture, and that it's a big issue which basically punishes the poor".
Punishing the poor? I'm actually in favor of it. Although I'm for "punishing" them by taking away the free stuff. Bernie Sanders wants to give the freeloaders a LOT more free goodies! Anyway, as Bernie himself said, "he's learning more about it". Right. Sounds like a totally bullshit excuse to me. He's been in Congress for decades and now he's only catching up now? I doubt he'll do a damn thing, except perhaps vote to continue seizing the assets of small business owners (who he hates). What a fucking asshole!
Proof of Bernie's hatred is the fact that he wants to force small business owners to overpay low-wage workers and thus drive them out of business. The truth is that there is no limit to the number of taxes that Bernie Sanders wants to increase and there is no limit to the amount of new government he wants to create. Personally, I don't think that's where the American people want government to go. They're tired of these big-government solutions.
Libertarians, on the other hand? They believe in empowering people so that they can pursue their own American dream. Which bodes well for the Gary Johnson candidacy, I think. Perhaps the American people will wise up and elect this awesome Libertarian their next president? Sadly, this probably won't happen. Due to the fact that there are too many lazy freeloaders voting. Some Whites. But also (in HIGHER percentages) lazy Blacks (who are also VERY violent, but I digress).
I commend the GOP for its vote suppression tactics, but (unless they REALLY ramp up the voter suppression), it might not be enough. And, even if it is, it won't work in Gary Johnson's favor. Goddamn it!