County State Watch Task Force Tuesday, August 20, 2019- Scot Turner, Georgia Dist. 21 Representative on Asset Forfeiture

Tuesday Evening August 20, 2019 The County State Watch Task Force Welcomes:

Rep. Scott Turner a Republican from Holly Springs who represents Georgia’s 21st House District.

Representative Turner will address the controversial topic of Asset Forfeiture.  Asset forfeiture is a process in which law enforcement officers seize assets from persons suspected of involvement with crime or illegal activity without necessarily charging the owners with wrongdoing.

While civil procedure, as opposed to criminal procedure, generally involves a dispute between two private citizens, civil forfeiture involves a dispute between law enforcement and property such as a pile of cash or a house or a boat, such that the thing is suspected of being involved in a crime. To get the seized property back owners must prove it was not involved in criminal activity.

In his public service Representative Turner is guided by the following:

  1. The Constitution (State and U.S.) is my litmus test. Should any provision of a bill violate the Constitution, I cannot and will not support it. The Constitution is our rule book.
  2.  I will strive to increase individual liberty.
  3. Good Government. This means I will support any measure that makes all levels of government more accountable and transparent to the taxpayers.
  4. Smaller Government. In an effort to make the government as efficient as possible, I will support measures that shrink the size and scope of government.
  5.  Local Control. If local governments are following the Constitution, are respectful of the liberty of the individual, are being transparent and accountable, and working as efficiently as possible, I support control at the local level.

Meeting Time/Date: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Tuesday August 20, 2019

Location: 799 Roswell Street, Marietta, Georgia (Cobb County GOP HQ) 2 blocks west of the Big Chicken

This is an invitation only meeting;  To be on the invitation list and to RSVP contact Richard Arena

Franklin Roundtable does not endorse candidates or parties.

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James Madison

Essay on Property — 1792

Government is instituted to protect property of every sort; as well that which lies in the various rights of individuals, as that which the term particularly expresses. This being the end of government, that alone is a just government which impartially secures to every man whatever is his own.