Clarence Thomas vs. Jeff Sessions on Civil Asset Forfeiture ..

This is wrong..

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Gage Skidmore / Flickr.comAttorney General Jeff Sessions announced this week that the Justice Department will increase the use of civil asset forfeiture, the practice that allows law enforcement officials to seize property from persons who have been neither charged with nor convicted of any crime. “Civil asset forfeiture is a key tool,” Sessions declared. “President Trump has directed this Department of Justice to reduce crime in this country, and we will use every lawful tool that we have to do that.”

But civil asset forfeiture is not a “lawful tool.” It is an unconstitutional abuse of government power. The Fifth Amendment forbids the government from depriving any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law. Civil asset forfeiture turns that venerable principle on its head, allowing government agents to take what they want without the bother of bringing charges, presenting clear and convincing evidence, and obtaining a conviction in a court of law. It is the antithesis of due process.

By ordering the expansion of this unconstitutional practice, Sessions has placed himself on a collision course with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. As Thomas recently explained in a statement respecting the denial of certiorari in the case of Leonard v. Texas, not only has civil asset forfeiture “led to egregious and well-chronicled abuses” by law enforcement agencies around the country, but the practice is fundamentally incompatible with the Constitution.

Source: Clarence Thomas vs. Jeff Sessions on Civil Asset Forfeiture – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Media BiASSed:

1. Big News Stories Hidden Behind Nets’ Iron Curtain of Russia News

 

The broadcast networks’ obsession with all things Russia continues: Over the last ten days (July 9 to July 18, including weekends), the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts have devoted nearly two hours (114 minutes) to the ongoing probe of potential 2016 collusion — far more airtime than they devoted to any other political topic.

2. CNN Gives Three Times More Coverage to Trump Dinner Than Obama’s Hot Mic

 

As the White House becomes further entrenched in the throes of media claims of Russian collusion, it seemed only natural that the news media would have a fit of spasmodic rage when President Trump had an undisclosed meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit of world leaders.

3. Nets Hype ‘Another Russia Controversy’ Over Trump’s ‘Startling’ Chat With Putin

 

“Too cozy,” “controversy,” “striking,” “crisis,” “starling,” those were just some of the hyperbolic terms thrown around on Wednesday’s network morning shows as hosts and correspondents panicked over news that President Trump had a casual after-dinner conversation with Vladimir Putin surrounded by dozens of other world leaders at the G20 Summit earlier this month.

4. Media Push ‘Previously Undisclosed’ Trump-Putin Chat Despite BuzzFeed Report at the Time

 

Media outlets ranging from CBS to CNN and MSNBC had egg on their faces Tuesday night after their bombshell revelations about a supposedly new, “previously undisclosed” meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin fell flat upon reading a July 8 BuzzFeed news item.

5. Nets Blackout Report Showing Postal Service Broke Law to Support Hillary/Dems

 

In a Senate hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, the United States Postal Service felt the heat bipartisan scorn for decades of violations of federal election laws. “A new report tonight states that Postal Service employees were allowed to take leave from their jobs and still get paid as they campaigned for Hillary Clinton last year,” announced Fox News Channel Anchor Bret Baier during Special Report. Evening in light of the report by Postal Service’s oversight office, ABC, CBS, and NBC failed to inform their viewers.

6. ABC, NBC Skip First Meeting of Voter Fraud Commission, CBS Misleads

 

On Wednesday, President Trump’s bipartisan Commission on Election Integrity, led by Vice President Mike Pence, assembled for the first time. The commission’s responsibility was to investigate possible election fraud and other election related criminal behavior. Despite the importance of this commission, ABC and NBC failed to give the commission any time at all during their evening broadcasts. CBS was the only network in the Big Three to mention it, but they were skeptical and mislead on its intentions.

7. ‘We Don’t Communicate to Them!’ CNN Commentator Unloads on Panel, Media Disconnect

 

Late in Tuesday’s AC360, former Republican National Committee (RNC) official and CNN political commentator Mike Shields unloaded on his fellow panelists and the news media at large for failing to connect with Americans outside the Washington D.C. area.

8. View’s Joy Behar Slobbers Over Her ‘Hot’ ‘Hero’ Bernie Sanders

 

Far-left View co-host Joy Behar slobbered all over Bernie Sanders, Wednesday, lauding the socialist as a “hot” “hero.” This is the same Behar who previously said that she was “aroused” by the politician

God Delays

God Delays

July 20

On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days (John 11:17).

Mary and Martha were very close to Jesus. The Bible says Jesus loved Mary, Martha and Lazarus. Mary was the woman who came and poured expensive perfume on Jesus and the disciples rebuked her. Lazarus, Mary and Martha’s brother, had become terminally ill. Jesus was away in Jerusalem during the time of Lazarus’ illness. After Jesus heard the news that Lazarus was ill, instead of running to the aid of Mary and Martha, Jesus waited two days. Lazarus died and was placed in a tomb. His response to the news was: “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it” (John 11:4). Jesus had to look beyond Mary and Martha’s current grief in order to fulfill God’s purpose for this sickness.

“When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home” (John 11:20-22). Mary was in deep mourning over the death of her brother. When she finally went to see Jesus, she immediately cried out to Him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”

There was a pre-ordained plan for the purpose of Lazarus’ death. But only Jesus knew this. Jesus healed Lazarus that day after being dead four days.

When we experience sickness and do not see a breakthrough, we can only seek Jesus for our healing and leave the outcome to Him. We must trust that He knows the answer to our need and the timing for its solution. There are times when we experience supernatural healing and other times that we simply do not know why Jesus chooses not to heal. In either case, our devotion to Jesus must not change.

God-delays are always pre-ordained for a greater purpose. If you find yourself in this place, bring your concerns to Jesus and leave them there. A day will come when Jesus will reveal His purposes in your situation. The psalmist said, “My times are in your hand (Ps 31:14b). Jesus may have been four days late, but as is often the case, He was still right on time.  Are you able to trust His timing?

Take it on faith!

July 20
Take it on faith!
For reading & meditation – Proverbs 6:16-26
“My son, keep your father’s commands and do not forsake your mother?s teaching.” (v.20)

The real truth about sex and sexual satisfaction is difficult to see or understand outside of marriage. Many young people say to me: “Why all these negatives in the Bible concerning sex before marriage? Isn’t sex a beautiful thing?” I say to them: God doesn’t give His prohibitions because sex is a bad thing; they are there to protect us from doing the good and beautiful thing in the wrong context. Within marriage, sexual activity is the doing of the right thing in the right place. It is only when you are within marriage that you begin to see the point and purpose of all those do’s and don’ts. Christians are people, or should be people, who take God on trust. There’s not much point in confessing to be a follower of Christ if you don’t believe what He tells you in His Word and change it to suit your convenience. Passion has always been a problem, but wisdom and passion must be properly related. You must become acquainted with the principle of deferred pleasure which is one of the first evidences that you are becoming a mature person. An infant desires immediate gratification and will cry and howl until he gets what he wants. When he grows older, and becomes more mature, then the desire for gratification is brought under control. The concept of deferred satisfaction is a vital one for every young person to get hold of, for without it there can be no real maturity. You must learn to deny yourself now in order to experience the right thing in the right way in the future.
Prayer:
Father, You will have to take me by the hand lest I be lost in the jungle of immediate satisfaction. If I get off the track here, I will find myself in a jungle that gets more and more tangled every moment. Help me and hold me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
For Further Study
1. What are we to make every effort to do?
2. Who can enter into the holy place?

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