The federal government always finds a way to interject themselves into situations where they have no business. That’s the biggest problem with big government: even when they have no reason to be involved in something, they overstep their boundaries and infringe on the freedoms of the American people. It has become so common in recent decades that it’s more surprising when they don’t try to do this than when they do.
But of all the areas where the federal government refuses to mind their own business, the cannabis industry certainly has to be at the top of the list. Despite the fact that the use and sale of marijuana — medical and recreational — is currently legal in some states, the powers that be continue to suppress those people that are working within their American rights. Whether it be making it virtually impossible to obtain legal marijuana by passing ridiculous regulations or hassling those who open up marijuana businesses, the feds just cannot stop themselves from trying to control the lives of free citizens.
That is exactly what happened in San Diego recently, when the local police department seized an entire family’s bank accounts because their father runs a medical marijuana business — legally, I might add. Small business owner James Slatic discovered that the police had frozen all three of his family’s bank accounts — including the college savings account for their daughters — and was left to wonder exactly what had happened.
C.J. Ciaramella of Reason reports, “On Tuesday the Institute for Justice, a libertarian-leaning public interest law firm, filed a motion in California district court seeking the return of roughly $100,000 of the Slatic family’s money.” Ciarmella continues that the institute “argues the seizure was a brazen and illegal use of civil asset forfeiture, a practice that allows police to seize property they suspect is connected to a crime. The owner often does not have to be convicted or even charged with a crime.”
This is truly unsettling. Without even having committed a crime, the federal government believes that they can seive one’s money. This is pure, undeniable theft on behalf of the feds, but it is something that any of us are surprised to hear? They have been doing everything they can to keep all of us enslaved under their laws and regulations — so even when we abide by their rules, they find ways to punish us anyway.
It’s time for the patriots of our country to take a stand against this injustice. It’s time to fight for our rights again.