WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sen. Rand Paul yesterday reintroduced S. 255, the FAIR (Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration) Act. This legislation would protect the rights of property owners and restore the Fifth Amendment's role in property proceedings. Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) is the lead sponsor of the FAIR Act in the House of Representatives.
 
"The federal government has made it far too easy for government agencies to take and profit from the property of those who have not been convicted of a crime. The FAIR Act will ensure that government agencies no longer profit from taking the property of U.S. citizens without due process, while maintaining the ability of courts to order the surrender of proceeds of crime. I will continue to do all I can to protect the rights of Americans and ensure that their Fifth Amendment rights are no longer infringed upon," Sen. Paul said.
 
"America was founded on the principles of due process and property rights. These principles must be defended, not undermined by a system that allows the government to seize an individual's private property without filing criminal charges. At a time when trust between government and its citizens is quickly eroding, the FAIR Act intends to return the balance of power back to the American people and away from an overreaching federal government," Rep. Walberg said.
 
Click HERE for the FAIR Act legislation text.