View Full Version : Rand Paul wants to change Trump’s mind about civil asset forfeiture

02-21-2017, 10:51 AM
Its really easy to say "principle" and overlook the things Rand has done and continues to do but give the guy some credit, he's trying.


“I’ve had that discussion with Senator Sessions,” he said, referring to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was sworn in last week, “and I think some of the things we’ve done particularly to poor people—poor people in our country deal in cash more than wealthier people, and more than people who have their life better planned out who might deal with money in a different way.

“They have cash, and they walk around—doesn’t make them automatically guilty of a crime because they deal in cash, and so I think in order to take someone’s money from them, the government ought to prove that it was ill gotten,” Paul said, adding that the other side of that argument is “if someone’s caught with 50 kilos of some kind of drug and then there’s $50,000 in cash sitting there that somehow the people that are caught are going to get it back. That never happens.

02-21-2017, 12:08 PM
Maybe Sen. Paul needs to talk/convince Dr. Ben Carson? Would be great for Trump to learn this principle and announce it at a Detroit event.