New Jersey isn't giving up its effort to seize unused money on gift cards and traveler's checks.
Lawmakers voted last year to allow the seizure of cards after two to three years as a way to raise about $80 million and help balance the state's budget.
If the rationale is "The state wants/needs money", and that's enough of a justification, then the next question I ask is, "What can the state not do in order to raise money, besides coin or print its own?"
There's something wrong with us as Americans when we don't resist this kind of abuse with physical action. We need to impose and enforce limits on our government, at all levels--and not just vice versa.