Volstead Act Totalitarianism II-25
|Remember the forfeiture Crash of 2008? |
SEC. 25. It shall be unlawful to have or possess any liquor or property designed for the manufacture of liquor intended for use in violating this title or which has been so used, and no property rights shall exist in any such liquor or property. A search warrant may issue as provided in Title XI of public law numbered 24 of the Sixty-fifth Congress, approved June 15, 1917, and such liquor, the containers thereof, and such property so seized shall be subject to such disposition as the court may make thereof. If it is found that such liquor or property was so unlawfully held or possessed, or had been so unlawfully used, the liquor, and all property designed for the unlawful manufacture of liquor, shall he destroyed, unless the court shall otherwise order. No search warrant shall issue to search any private dwelling occupied as such unless it is being used for the unlawful sale of intoxicating liquor, or unless it is in part used for some business purpose such as a store, shop, saloon, restaurant, hotel, or warding house. The term “private dwelling” shall be construed to include the room or rooms used and occupied not transiently but solely as a residence in an apartment house, hotel, or boarding house. The property seized on any such warrant shall not be taken from the officer seizing the same on any writ of replevin or other like process.
Next to this invitation to kick in doors grab property and run off with it to punish evil beer scofflaws, is an ad for a Nash sedan for $1660... in gold. Those 1660 gold dollars, worth 80 ounces then, would today pay for a car worth $143,000.00. One year later Time magazine reported a market CRASH the same month prohibition law violations all became felonies. By November 1929, stock prices had crashed and the banking panics of the Great Depression set in. Stock prices fall when there is trouble ahead.
George Bush Jr had listened to Daddy's cries for a death sentence for "assassin of youth" potheads. Daddy Bush had in turn listened to Senator Biden's cries for asset forfeiture looting to put "teeth" into his pet law. Biden's law provided bullets to shoot people who failed to Just Say No--not to alcohol, not to Big Pharma prescription painkillers, not to manufactured cigarettes--but to natural plant leaves, many of them from south America. Biden's 1986 plant leaf prohibition law, complete with asset forfeiture, Drug Czar and death sentence ushered in the 1987 stock market crash. By 1992 hyperinflation had wrecked the Brazilian economy and economic ruin lay everywhere.
Yet no economist dared suggest there might be a causal connection between asset-forfeiture looting on the part of men with service pistols and economic collapse. So in Bush Jr's second term, faith-based asset forfeiture was unleashed to confiscate homes and autos as provided in the 1919 Volstead Act. By October of 2007 large investment firms had begun to fail and the economy collapsed under fanatical Republican prohibitionism in 2008.