Heinrich Himmler Reagan Farr, Fuhrer Bredesen defend tobacco Gestapo
If this can be legally upheld, there is nothing to stop the revenuers from confiscating food bought across State lines where there are no food taxes. If you don't believe this is a real infringement on your liberties, consider this:
So far, Farr said officials are only confiscating the cigarettes brought into the state by motorists. No cars have been seized, he said, and no motorist stopped had more than 10 cartons of cigarettes.
Let's translate: Farr's secret police aren't stopping big smugglers who are bringing cigarettes to Tennessee for resale, they are stopping the everyday traveller who has bought a carton or two for themselves.
Of course, the Fuhrer himself supports "the program," saying "I stand by my commissioner."
Farr has previously indicated his personal disdain for legislators and for the process of constitutional government, so it ought to come as no surprise that he has run afoul of a legislator determined to uphold his oath to defend both the Constitution of Tennessee and the United States: State Representative Stacey Campfield.
Farr apparently does not believe in critical free speech from the opposition, so he spends his time calling legislators and demanding that they remove blog posts critical of him or his agency. It is okay for Farr's revenuers to sit at the border and impede on motorists' rights to travel and to purchase as they please, and we can't criticize this because Farr "is a lawyer." Alert the presses!
Campfield is right to ask the Attorney General for a legal opinion on this matter. What's more, I would actually encourage citizens to file suit against the State to bring this henous practice to an end-this could end up in the U.S. Supreme Court folks.
Remember: Today it starts with travelling smokers-who is next on the Bredesen/Farr secret police hit list? It could be anyone.
Bredesen/Farr supporters celebrate "The Program"
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