It seems to me that the American public is succumbing to some bizarre form of Stockholm Syndrome with the local, state and federal governments. It's interesting this started in 1984. I say we answer 1984 with 1776!
"Civil forfeiture threatens the constitutional rights of all Americans. Using civil forfeiture, the government can take our home, business, cash, car or other property on the mere suspicion that it is somehow connected to criminal activity—and without ever convicting or even charging you with a crime. Most people unfamiliar with this process would find it hard to believe that such a power exists in a country that is supposed to recognize and hold dear rights to private property and due process of law."—Link Below