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Federal Agents Storm Couple’s Property, Seize $60,000 Car for Violating Emissions Standards

Natalie Johnson / August 01, 2014

Homeland Security agents raided a North Carolina couple’s property and seized their $60,000 Land Rover Defender, claiming it violated EPA emissions standards. Jennifer Brinkley said the agents didn’t give her a chance to defend her rights to keep the car before hauling it away. She and her husband have 35 days to appeal the alleged violation, but the government won’t reveal the car’s location.

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According to a lot of Land Rover forums I've read as well as sites like Car Throttle, there have been a lot of Defenders seized in the past few months. Pretty much anyone with a Defender, even the 25 year old plus ones that should be legal due to their age, are at risk.
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I thought the Department of Homeland Security was created to protect Americans against terrorist threats.
 
Now they're seizing privately-owned cars from peaceful law-abiding citizens because the government says they emit too much exhaust?
 
Think you're still free?
 
 
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I thought the Department of Homeland Security was created to protect Americans against terrorist threats.
 
Now they're seizing privately-owned cars from peaceful law-abiding citizens because the government says they emit too much exhaust?
 
Think you're still free?

Perhaps a few of these owners.
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I thought the Department of Homeland Security was created to protect Americans against terrorist threats.
 
Now they're seizing privately-owned cars from peaceful law-abiding citizens because the government says they emit too much exhaust?
 
Think you're still free?

Is the EPA running around testing exhaust pipes on cars or do they just guess?
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A great example of how a government program (department, etc.) takes on a permanent life of its own, expanding their mission way beyond anything reasonably related at the onset.

Both political parties have enabled the DHS to grab far more power and scope, than just keeping the homeland safe against attack.

If they really lack sufficient budget money to seal the border, maybe they should stop wasting their budget money on follies such as gray market vehicles.

There are probably tens of thousands of budget line items, where money is wasted and priorities are wrong.


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This is only the beginning.

If the government can seize a car because it's emitting too much in the way of pollutants, in time I expect to see the same government begin seizing homes, based on the same rationale.

In that case it will be a fireplace or furnace emitting too much soot or carbon dioxide.

After all, we now have the EPA asserting that it has regulatory rights over "the waters of the United States" -- which in their view means just about any water anywhere.

How much longer until we see a similar regulatory push to control the "airways of the United States", which will mean any air, anywhere -- even the air directly over your real estate.

I'll take my tinfoil hat off now...


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