To Seize and Plunder No More
Civil forfeiture has been a hot button topic at Steel on Steel for many years. In the boralogue this week, John gives us a history of civil forfeiture and shows how it has grown from a nice idea to a mechanism for extortion. The FAIR Act was introduced this week in Congress and looks to reform the many constitutional violations found in forfeiture laws. Will Congress do the right thing?
Up first this week, John speaks with Kathleen Hartnett-White (www.texaspolicy.com), Director of the Armstrong Center at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. She examines the popularity of renewable energies, and how, despite ringing endorsements from the global warming crowd, traditional energies will be needed as a backup to keep ahead of demand.
We then transition to Brian Grim (www.religiousfreedomandbussiness.org), President of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation, who shows how, in the face of persecution in China, Christians are contributing to the vitality of the country’s economy.
With violence from radical Islamists continuing to rage around the world, Jonathan Keiler (www.parentsandpgcps.ning.com), world history teacher at Bowie High School in Maryland, joins us to discuss the dichotomy between moderate and radical Muslims and whether Islam is willing and/or able to reform.
Join us as we continue our weekly intelligence news briefing, Section 6, which features comments by John on important stories making news around the world.