Government Bullies: How Everyday Americans Are Being Harassed, Abused, and Imprisoned by the Feds - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12 Summary and Analysis

Rand discusses his solutions to the problem in Chapter 12. He points out first that it is the overcriminalization of commerce and businesses that he is primarily concerned with. He mentions that his Freedom from Overcriminalization and Unjust Seizures Act (FOCUS Act) would solve many of these issues. He recaps his notes from when he introduced the Act, mentioning his belief that the Lacey Act is dangerous. He points to the cases previously mentioned as proof, and recaps the original intentions of the Act, as well as the illegitimate amendments. He points to the original Lacey Act's penalty of $200, and compares it with current penalties including huge fines and criminal conviction. He also points out the Lacey act is unconstitutional, as it chooses to enforce foreign law, thereby removing the constitutionally guaranteed law of Congress alone. Secondly, he notes the Lacey Act...

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