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post 1: Jonathan wrote this:
I was not even aware that such a thing was taking place in our country!
This is incredible. It seems a simple, Federal law could be put together at the Federal Congressional level that would protect against all such future seizures. A person’s property shold be protected just as much as their person is. It aught to be a straight up solid principle – property rights are automatically guaranteed by simply being an American; a human being. But since this principle is apparently being ignored in some cases, then law needs to be legislated out in order to protect the rights of the American people.
Several of our amendments even tough on this principle and Thomas Jefferson even considered putting “Life, Liberty, and property” in the Declaration instead of the “Pursuit of happiness” that appears there now; point is, the protection of an American’s own personal property was thought to be such a default principle that Jefferson did not think it necessary to place the term in his Declaration to the King of Britain at the time of our nation’s founding.
But here we are, two hundred and forty years later and these rights are not being respected by our local governments. A law should be put together that lays down clear lines of property protection acrost the board with only the correct eminent domain laws allowing confiscation which should be fully compensated for.
Post 2: Joshua wrote this:
After watching that John Oliver clip, I don’t think anyone can argue that there is nothing wrong with civil forfeitures. Based on what I saw and read, I understand why it was put in place, but also understand that there is too much abuse. For starters, if property is taken, and someone goes to court and attempts to claim it back, the police should not be involved in that court case. There should be a judge in that hearing, not a prosecutor from the DEA. That level of bias is obvious. I also feel that if there is an instance of unfair forfeiture, there should be a penalty on the police department. The way I see it, if they take property, and the system works the way it is supposed to, then no harm no fowl. However, if they abuse the system, there should be penalties and fines, just like in other areas of life. The laws are too vague right now and they overuse civil forfeitures. Therefore, it’s only logical to set up punishments, which will force the officers to restrain themselves, and their power, when dealing with other people’s property. No more free margarita machines.
Post 3: Cary wrote this:
I do not believe that a homeowner should have to submit a plan for their property. Individuals have the right to do or not do what they want with their property. Is it fair that because I live in a suburban community I do not have these requirements but a homeowner who lives near water has to? It does not seem fair to me. Barriers that people in support of having homeowners submit a plan could vary depending on how determined they are. The homeowners who live near water could simply not listen to policy, they could petition against it, the government could not deem it necessary, the water pollution could still be happening even with the new plan set in place, natural disasters and weather could effect pollution more than standard upkeep. It appears that supporters of this plan would have to overcome a lot to require homeowners to submit a plan. I was not able to locate any state policy of other states doing similar legislation. The closest thing I could find was in Minnesota they created a pollution control agency that set general standards for everyone, not specifically homeowners, on how to maintain watershed pollution.
Post 4: James wrote this:
Concerns about human impact and the environment ever growing. Unfortunately, environmental damage is a shared societal issue. Not only is all of humanity impacted by environmental damage, but the damage is also caused by all humans. Many issues are more easily fixed, or atleast discussed in a constructive way when the issues have an isolated cause, and subsequently have some sect that will be affect. Instead environmental issues negatively affect everyone, and the cost of fixing these issues is on a shared basis. I believe people will have a hard time accepting that everyone is responsible, but instead have a sect (in this case farmers) pay for the fix.
The first issue that implementing this policy would face would be this type of apathy. Secondly, this policy would require people to actively submit a plan for there property. For a country that has regular voter turn out rates of 50% and lower, I highly doubt people would take initiative to do this without implementing some type of incentive. This incentive could work either as a benefit for submitting a plan in a given window, or a penalty for not doing it at all. Even if the incentive works then you have to assign a some sort of task force to, somehow, ensure that people are sticking to their commitments. Third, if the only way to ensure that people will comply is through incentive, then why not just simply have owners of certain types of properties, or perhaps all properties pay a tax to pay for the clean up of the watershed? States could then simply add exemptions, or allow people to pay for X amount of improvements to there property to mitigate run off and thus be exempt.
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