Oct 22, 2011 • 50M

Cops Are No Better Than Criminals

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Bob Zadek
Bob talks about the issues that affect our lives on a daily basis from a purely libertarian standpoint. He believes in small government, fewer taxes, and greater personal freedom.<br /><br />America has lost its way, but it cannot and does not need to be reinvented. Our founders were correct about their approach to government, as were John Locke, Adam Smith and the other great political philosophers who influenced them. The country’s first principles are economic and social freedom, republicanism, the rule of law, and liberty. Bob believes we must take the best of our founding principles and work from them because a country without principles is just a landmass.
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Ever hear of asset forfeiture? Probably not. But the odds are that you will. The day may come when you discover that local or federal law enforcement have confiscated your car or house even though you’ve not committed any crime. It’s called asset forfeiture and it describes a whole range of laws which permit cops to take and to keep a citizen’s property without warrants or other judicial proceedings. This explains how local police get to use Mercedes and Jags as cop cars. The line between the good guys and the bad guys is completely blurred. Bob has been following this issue for years and swapped horror stories with Reason Magazine’s Mike Riggs in this episode. After the show you’ll be asking “Who can you trust?”