End of Empire: Part Two
End of Empire: Part Two by W K Darcy – 321Gold
End of Empire: Part 1 followed up on the logistical and financial limitations of the Washington Wall Street (W^2) Empire citing news and developments of this past year which clearly indicate that W^2 is and has been in decline.
A recent 3,700 word article regarding “civil asset forfeiture” brings to light several aspects of the internal decline of the former united states (FUSA).
If you are unfamiliar with “civil asset forfeiture” it is a law passed in the 80’s “legalizing” immediate “seizure” of any assets of “alleged” DRUG LORDS (politicians of that time “promised” that this law would only be used against the big drug cartel “bosses” and that Americans need not worry about it being used in any other criminal investigations).
This was to prevent the “alleged” DRUG LORDS from using their “ill-gotten gains” to PAY for ANY legal defense. Their only choice was to either cop a plea bargain or use a government-appointed defense attorney.
The article also points out that when assets are stolen seized by armed servants of the state, that the owner must prove the asset’s innocence 2 .
One Texas politician correctly comprehends and pointed out that the current system puts the burden on people to “prove a negative” — that the property is innocent and the owner was unaware of criminal activity.
It is logically impossible to prove a negative and therefore, such demands by bureaucrats should have been struck down (so much for Supreme Injustices).
If you are accused of murder and you have a witness testifying that you were in another location at the time of the murder, you are proving a positive fact of your physical location, making it impossible for you to have committed the murder. Only positives can be proven.