By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. ~ Benjamin Franklin
For several years now I’ve been advising people to invest in emergency supplies, including long-term food storage. While others are buying gold and silver, I’ve told people to start with buying food and other supplies. It just makes sense. You can’t eat gold, but you can re-sell food.
Now, because of some very disturbing news I received this week, I have to add some very important caveats to this advice. Apparently the Federal government is collecting names of people suspected of storing food. You can read the details at the following LINK to the Oathkeepers site.
Understand that I am very skeptical of anything I read on the Internet, unless and until I can verify the information. In this case I know the person who wrote this story. He is a trustworthy source. I have also personally visited the food distribution facility referred to in the story, and know the person in charge of the facility. As far as I can tell, this story is true.
We don’t know why Federal agents are shaking down charitable food distribution centers for lists of people buying long-term food supplies, but I can’t think of a single reason that isn’t very disturbing. Regardless of the reason, if there is ever a food shortage for any reason it could be disastrous for the government to have a list of families that have stored surplus food.
So, my new advice is: buy emergency supplies, and pay cash. Do not give your name or address or other identifying information. Do not buy such supplies from anyone that requires you to give such information.
I still highly recommend contacting your local Mormon Home Storage Facility if you’re interested in long-term food storage. No, I’m not Mormon. I recommend contacting them because they are a very good source of information and they have food distribution facilities all over the country. Not all centers provide services to non-members, but many do as a service to their communities. They sell dry goods and other foods at cost – a VERY good deal.
Whoever you contact about buying emergency supplies, your first question should be “do you require a name, address, or other ID information to purchase?”
Preparation for emergencies is not paranoia. In fact, ironically in light of this recent development, FEMA recommends it. How much time and money you want to spend on preparation is your business. Well, at least it used to be. Now, apparently,
it’s also the business of the Federal government. As the old saying goes: It’s not paranoia if they really are watching you.
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A hearing in the Tennessee lawsuit against the Democratic National Party will be coming up soon in Memphis. As soon as we have a date and time, we will send out a notice. If you are able, please try to be there, even if you do not live in Tennessee. We need to show the court how many people want the truth about Obama exposed.