Search for...
OnTheIssuesLogo

Leonard Schwartz on Drugs

 


Asset forfeiture is arbitrary for drugs, gambling, & sex

If the police find marijuana or other illegal drugs in your car, they can confiscate your car. The amount of drugs doesn't matter. How the drugs got into your car doesn't matter. It doesn't even matter whether you knew that there were drugs in your car. If the police find any illegal drugs in your car, they can confiscate your car.

Asset forfeiture allows the government to seize property without even accusing you of committing a crime. For example, if anyone gambled in your home, even a single dollar on the Super Bowl, and even if you didn't know about it, the government can seize all contents of your home and padlock it for one year. Or if two unmarried persons have a lover's meeting in your house, they can seize the house and all contents and padlock it for one year. Whether or not they had sexual intercourse, you can be punished. Confiscating assets from people who haven't been convicted or even accused of a crime is outrageous, an arbitrary and unfair disguised form of taxation.

Source: Campaign website, www.leonardschwartz.us, "The issues" Jun 25, 2006

Other candidates on Drugs: Leonard Schwartz on other issues:
MI Gubernatorial:
Jennifer Granholm
MI Senatorial:
Bret McAtee
Carl Levin
Debbie Stabenow
Keith Butler
Mike Bouchard

2004 Presidential:
Pres.George W. Bush
Sen.John Kerry
Ralph Nader

2008 possibilities:

Sen.Hillary Clinton
Sen.John Edwards
Sen.Russ Feingold
Rudy Giuliani
V.P.Al Gore
Sen.Barack Obama
Sen.John McCain


2006 Senate retirements:
Jon Corzine(D,NJ)
Mark Dayton(DFL,MN)
Bill Frist(R,TN)
Jim Jeffords(I,VT)
Paul Sarbanes(D,MD)
2006 Senate Races:
(AZ)Kyl v.Pederson
(CA)Feinstein v.Mountjoy
(CT)Lieberman v.Lamont v.Schlesinger
(DE)Carper v.Ting
(FL)Nelson v.Harris
(HI)Akaka v.Thielen
(IN)Lugar v.Osborn
(MA)Kennedy v.Chase
(MD)Cardin v.Steele v.Zeese
(ME)Snowe v.Bright
(MI)Stabenow v.Bouchard
(MN)Kennedy v.Klobuchar
(MO)Talent v.McCaskill
(MS)Lott v.Fleming v.Bowlin
(MT)Burns v.Tester
(ND)Conrad v.Grotberg
(NE)Nelson v.Ricketts
(NJ)Menendez v.Kean
(NM)Bingaman v.McCulloch
(NV)Ensign v.Carter
(NY)Clinton v.Spencer
(OH)DeWine vBrown
(PA)Santorum v.Casey
(RI)Chafee vWhitehouse
(TN)Ford v.Corker
(TX)Hutchison v.Radnofsky
(UT)Hatch v.Ashdown
(VA)Allen v.Webb
(VT)Sanders v.Tarrant
(WA)Cantwell v.McGavick v.Guthrie
(WI)Kohl v.Vogeler v.Redick
(WV)Byrd v.Raese
(WY)Thomas v.Groutage
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Jobs
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War/Peace
Welfare

Other Senators
House of Representatives
SenateMatch (matching quiz)
HouseMatch
Senate Votes (analysis)
House Votes