California is known for its high taxes and overreaching government—but they were just delivered a major setback.
The Constitution protects all Americans from state’s imposing excessive fines.
The Founding Fathers wanted to protect free speech and make sure states don’t use fines as a source of revenue. This protects Americans from an abusive government, makes sense right?
Not to California.
The state is in trouble over a fiasco where they took a man’s $40,000 car for a crime that carries a maximum $10,000 fine!
Then the Supreme Court stepped in…
From The Hill:
The Supreme Court… ruled unanimously that states must adhere to the Constitution’s ban on excessive fines, a decision that will likely limit the ability of states to impose certain fees and seize property…
Wow, what a win!
This is a major 9-0 win for every supporter of small government – people who want the government to stay out of our lives and our bank accounts.
And President Trump is seeing this as a huge win for Americans, too.
Donald, keep reining in the liberal Democrat states! Tell them they can’t just bully Americans, pushing us around, as if we had no right to our own money.
The Supreme Court ruling a big wake-up call. It’s a warning to Democrats that the American’s rights come first. We are not your servants—it’s you who are supposed to serve us.
We are Americans, and we are FREE. You do not have the right to take our money excessively and unconstitutionally.
Well, the Supreme Court won’t let them get away with it anymore.
Even Supreme Court liberals including RBG won’t let California get away with this nonsense.
Source: The Hill