Civil Asset Forfeiture, Part 2

Asset forfeiture is wrong on numerous fronts:

The property of an individual is necessary to sustain his life and if acquired lawfully is his by right to use to support his life and his happiness. To take someone’s lawfully acquired property is in fact taking away his life and his happiness. It is a violation […]

Civil Asset Forfeiture, Part 1

Attorney General Sessions recently announced reinstatement of provisions of civil asset forfeiture rolled back by the Obama administration. He praised forfeiture as a powerful tool to help police and cited support from law enforcement throughout the country. This is part of the Trump administration’s increased focus on fighting crime.

A criminal has no right to […]

The Bully vs. Nordstrom

After the department store Nordstrom announced that it would no longer carry Ivanka Trump’s clothing line, the nation’s leading bully, aka President Trump, tweeted:

My daughter Ivanka has been treated unfairly by Nordstrom. She is a great person–always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!

Whether Ivanka is a great person or not is […]

Texans Face a Choice

A recent Chronicle editorial tells us that Texas businesses must choose who their allies are in the state legislature. Traditionally, state Republicans have been viewed as business-friendly, but the editorial questions whether that remains true.

That choice isn’t between Democratic or Republican, liberal or conservative. That’s not the divide in Texas anymore. The choice is […]

The Two Faces of Statism

A recent Chronicle editorial laments the recent trend in Austin to limit the legislative prerogatives of municipalities. Republicans are threatening to pass legislation that will usurp local control on issues like plastic bags, Uber, restrooms, and cutting down trees.

After decades promoting local control, now Republicans in Austin have decided there’s no municipal issue too […]

Little Bits 2

Palcohol With the Texas Legislature due to meet in 2017, lawmakers are stumbling over one another to file bills to be considered. One example is a number of bills being filed to regulate Palcohol. Palcohol is powdered alcohol, and the state’s nannies are concerned that the product may be used for nefarious purposes.

Rep. Carol […]