What’s Going On in IL?

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There are few sensible or ethical politicians -- of either party -- in the state of Illinois. After all, consider some of the people that Illinois voters have elected … such as Barack Hussein Obama, Carol Mosely-Braun, Dan Rostenkowski, Rod Blagojevich, Mayor(s) Daley, Dan Crane, Dennis Hastert, Mel Reynolds, Jesse Jackson, Otto Kerner, Gene Ryan … and the list goes on and on and on ...


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Hell Sessions, former AG and Senator here, Republican, is all for civil asset forfeiture. Guess they can agree on something.

BTW, against the 5th amendment:

"No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation"

From pbs:

The Fifth Amendment protects the right to private property in two ways. First, it states that a person may not be deprived of property by the government without “due process of law,” or fair procedures. In addition, it sets limits on the traditional practice of eminent domain, such as when the government takes private property to build a public road. Under the Fifth Amendment, such takings must be for a “public use” and require “just compensation” at market value for the property seized. But in Kelo v. City of New London (2005), the Supreme Court interpreted public use broadly to include a “public purpose” of economic development that might directly benefit private parties. In response, many state legislatures passed laws limiting the scope of eminent domain for public use.