All Over America Government Control Freaks Are Forcing Preppers Back On To The Grid

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In recent years there have been huge numbers of Americans that have sought to go “off the grid” and live a more independent lifestyle.  It has been estimated that there are now approximately 3 million “preppers” in the United States, and many of them just want to be left alone so that they can take care of themselves and their families on their own land.  But that is not the way America works anymore.  In many areas of the country, government control freaks have essentially declared war on preppers and are attempting to force them back on to the grid.  In some states, “nuisance abatement teams” are conducting armed raids on off the grid properties.  Property owners are being cited for “code violations” and are being told that they are “bothering the neighbors”.  In some cases, trees and gardens are being forcibly removed.  In other cases, entire structures are being relocated or torn down.  And in the most extreme cases, property owners are actually being forced off of their properties completely by these control freaks.  You see, the truth is that in America you don’t really own your property.  You are essentially renting it, and you can only do with it what the government allows you to do.  And the government does not like people disconnecting from the grid and living an independent lifestyle.  So these battles over property rights are probably going to get even more intense in the years ahead.


These days, many Americans are choosing to grow “survival gardens” as a way to help feed their families and become more independent of the system.

But in some areas of the country these survival gardens are being forcibly ripped out by government control freaks.  Just check out what happened to one unemployed woman in Tulsa, Oklahoma….

A Tulsa woman is suing the city’s code enforcement officers after she said they cut down her garden with no cause.

Denise Morrison said she has more than 100 plant varieties in her front and back yards and all of them are edible and have a purpose.

She knows which ones will treat arthritis, which will make your food spicy, which ones keep mosquitoes away and treat bug bites, but she said none of that matter to city inspectors.

Last August, Morrison’s front and back yards were filled with flowers in bloom, lemon, stevia, garlic chives, grapes, strawberries, apple mint, spearmint, peppermint, an apple tree, walnut tree, pecan trees and much more.

The government agents left her with nothing.  They ripped her garden to shreds.  She was relying on that garden for her food and her medicine.  Because she is unemployed, she doesn’t have any money to go to the store and buy all those things.

Now she is absolutely destitute….

“I came back three days later, sat in my driveway, cried and left,” Morrison said.

Oh, but at least the government agents can report that “everything is now up to code”.

What is happening to this country?

In the state of California, armed “nuisance abatement teams” are intimidating property owners into getting connected back into the grid, and in some instances they are forcing homeowners off their land entirely.

When I first watched the videos posted below I got quite angry.

This first video is about government control freaks driving people off their land in the California desert….

This second video is also about what is going on with “off the grid” properties in California….

After watching those videos, it is easy to understand why millions of people have been leaving the state.

Those running things do not want us to be independent.  Rather, they want us completely and totally dependent on the “nanny state” from the cradle to the grave.  They want us as “connected” to the system as possible so that they can watch us, monitor us and control us.

Sadly, most Americans do not even realize that the United States is slowly but surely being transformed into a giant prison control grid.

This is happening in thousands of different ways.

For example, eventually all of us will not be able to go anywhere without our faces being recognized and recorded.

Yes, just like the movie “Minority Report”.  In fact, facial recognition advertising billboards are already being used in Japan.

Facial recognition is even being used on the Internet.  Facebook recently purchased a facial recognition startup company called  This startup company has technology that can positively identify you in any photo and can even guess your age.

The following is from an official statement on the website….

Facebook has acquired! Our mission is and has always been to find new and exciting ways to make face recognition a fun, engaging part of people’s lives, and incorporate remarkable technology into everyday consumer products. If you’re anything like us, Facebook is a part of your life every single day. We keep up with our friends and family, share interesting (or mundane) experiences from our daily lives, and perhaps most importantly for us, we share a LOT of photos.

The truth is that nothing any of us do on the Internet will ever be private again.  That ship has already sailed.

We still have a lot of freedom to say what we want on the Internet, but that window is rapidly closing as well.

Internet censorship in the United States is growing at a very fast pace, and it is only a matter of time before entire websites start getting shut down for political reasons.

The following is from a recent CNN article about the explosive growth of Internet censorship….

In the last half of 2011, U.S. agencies asked Google to remove 6,192 individual pieces of content from its search results, blog posts or archives of online videos, according to the report. That’s up 718% compared with the 757 such items that U.S. agencies asked Google to remove in the six months prior.

If they don’t like what we do on the Internet, they will just come in and wipe it out.

If they don’t like what we do on our land, they will just come in and chop it down or forcibly remove it.

We do not live in the “land of the free” anymore.

“Amerika” is becoming a prison state.

And every single year the prison grid gets tighter and more oppressive in thousands of different ways.

If you are doing something “out of the box” on your own property right now, you might want to keep it very quiet.

If the wrong person finds out, an armed “nuisance abatement team” might just show up at your door one morning and hit you with several dozen “code violations”.

I don’t know what country we are living in, but it sure isn’t America.

  • Kevin

    I knew a gentleman who worked as a union boiler maker and traveled the country doing maintenance in oil refineries. His home is in rural Louisiana. He said, “The problem is cement”. I asked, “How’s that”? He said, “In New York City there is a lot of cement and a lot of problems”; “Here there is some cement and some problems” ; “Back home there is no cement and no problems”.

    Interesting analogy.

    • HecatesMoon

      Ha. That’s cute. I like that.

  • DownWithLibs

    Funny, you would think that these “squads” would have bigger fish to fry…you know, rapist, murderers. I didn’t realize that my tomato plants were such a security concern!

  • r.bitting

    Honestly, was there ever a doubt that this sort of thing would eventually happen. I’ve said this before and I will say it again, when the economy collapses and the situation becomes desperate, what your neighbors don’t try to take from you, the government will ( just as they confiscated gold during the depression ). No harm in preparing for the hard times on the horizon, but don’t kid yourself about keeping the criminals and the government at bay for long, you had better be placing your trust in the only one able to save you, God Almighty. No one escapes this, it’s in the script.

    • BeenThere

      This is the reason I am against prepping. Never the less, I am shocked by this article at just how bad governance has got in the US.

      • laura m.

        For Been there: I don’t prep much, just enough for hurricanes. Preppers for y2k are cynical on prepping now, as most stuff had to be thrown out or sold,etc. They refuse to “go there” again and waste money on something they may have to throw out again. A handful of preppers I knew years back are dead and buried, preps tossed by heirs. Prep light in order to be “more mobile” in case you have to relocate. Read James Rawles latest post on being mobile for safety.

        • “Preppers for y2k are cynical on prepping now…”

          Anyone who prepped for Y2K as a “sure thing” was an idiot.

          The problem is, people just want to spend a bunch of money and avoid any responsibility and dodge any sort of work.

          I prepped for Y2K and gave several public presentations about it. My one famous quoted:

          “Don’t do anything for Y2K that isn’t a good idea anyway.”

          It helps you avoid preppers regret. Ease into it. Rotate stocks.

          The average household needs about 1000lb of food in rotation, 50 gal of fuel, a water source, a shotgun (500 rounds), a 22 rifle (4000 rounds) and a 9mm pistol (1000 rounds).

          To not have some variance of the above plan is to be dumber than a squirrel and irresponsible as a (wo)man.

      • “Doc”

        You haven’t a clue!

        DO NOT come to my neck-of-the-woods when TSHTF someday (be it a tornado, hurricane, earthquake, economic upheaval, etc) for help! You will NOT get it from me or any other person who HAS prepared (what you all like to call “preppers” and make your punchlines with it!) and has enough for his/her family and friends. Remember Katrina genius? How many of those people would have given ANYTHING to have a month or two worth of “preps”?

        Your statement is ignorant and arrogant! And so is ANYONE’S who believe as you!

    • Large Scale Aggressor

      I’ll place my trust in myself, my family and friends and my mini-14 before trusting some fairly tale.

  • mondobeyondo

    So let me get this straight… you pay your mortgage faithfully for years and years, you don’t move or sell your property, and one day your house is paid off. Free and clear. It’s all YOURS! Right?

    Nope. You don’t have a mortgage anymore, but you still have to pay property taxes. If you really think you own your property, try skipping a few years’ worth of property taxes. You will eventually get a letter stating “property taxes delinquent”. Keep it up. You’ll soon get a nice little government love letter stating that “this property is now in foreclosure”. If you are unable to pay the amount needed to redeem your property, a friendly policeman will knock on your door and throw you, your family and your Labrador retriever into the street. The cop might even give you a little wave and say, “I feel your pain!” (Bill Clinton quote, fyi) as the locksmith changes the locks on the front door. So much for home ownership, huh? Yeah.

    “But it’s MY house! I paid for it!!” you say. Uh-huh. Sure it is.

    The truth is, when you purchase land or a house, it’s not really yours. It’s on lease from your local government. So, is it better to rent, or own? Either way, you’re still going to pay.

    Here’s where it gets really scary. Scary like in those “Friday the 13th” movies.

    What right does the government have to dig up a lady’s private garden? It’s her own private property. Okay, if she was growing marijuana or something, I’d understand. I get that. Pot is illegal to grow. But garlic chives? Grapes? Strawberries?? How about lima beans? Wow….. I grow a few stevia plants in my back yard (stevia is a really sweet herb that’s often used as a low-calorie sugar substitute.) Guess the government’s gonna confiscate them eventually… or maybe some agent from the FDA will grab a weed whacker and just mow down all my plants. Ughhh.

    • CatNap

      You’re right, Mondo. It’s not your (my) property. It’s Royal Estate.

      I once read a book about a guy who had a bug-out property that had been in his family for generations and had somehow fallen “under the radar”. Ah…to find such a place.

      P.S. Been enjoying your replies for a couple of years, btw.

  • Prepared Pastor

    Come to West Virginia. As far as I know, we still do not have land use codes outside of cities. People here are heating with wood, gardening, and property owners do not need licenses to hunt on their own land. I’m betting if this woman got no warning she can find a starving attorney to take her damages case on contingency, but the important thing is to get out of the city where you can grow your own food, generate your own heat/power, and be left alone.

  • “What is happening to this country?”

    Easy answer. We are reaping the harvest of One Nation without God.
    The Only way to bring God back is on our knees in fervent & contrite repentance & prayer, & fasting.
    There is no other way. FULL STOP.

    Hello America, you have allowed 52 million unborn human beings to be flushed down a toilet in pieces
    since you allowed abortion to be ‘legal’, & you allow 5th graders to be taught about butt-fkng, but

    • Gay Veteran

      how about if we let the name of Jesus and Allah be spoken in public schools?

      oh, that’s right, you only want YOUR religion in public schools

      • A concerned young AmeriCan Patriot

        All other religions ARE allowed in schools gay vet; muslims are allowed to pray, hindus are allowed to wear the hair covers, but Christians can get arrested for even mentioning GOD and Jesus. Christianity is the only religion that is openly banned from public schools.

      • Guido

        Gay, you might note that schools are teaching witchcraft, Islam, global warming, and other religions. While I don’t think it should be taught solely, since it isn’t the schools’ duty make kids Christians, there is no reason why it can’t get fair treatment and there’s no logical reason Christian kids can’t practice according to the dictates of their conscience.

        Let me put it another way-when that anti-bullying speaker a few months ago was ragging on Christian kids for leaving his bigoted lecture, could you imagine the outcry if he insulted Islam and Muslim students? In fact, I find it amusing how carefully Lefties tiptoe around Islam while never fearing to assault Christianity. I guess that’s what you get for having a non-violent faith…

  • HecatesMoon

    I read that Tulsa article through Food Freedom Network. Sooo sad. They cut it down the day after a hearing, where a second hearing was scheduled, making what they did just totally illegal. She also took the time to find out the city codes. No plants could be over x feet high unless they could be used for human consumption, and she was following the code. I can’t imagine how I would feel about someone coming in and destroying all of my herbs- knowing all their purposes, having all of their gifts available because I took the time to nurture them. I certainly can’t imagine what it would feel like to lose all of my food too. Though I am starting to consider that possibility even where I am at.

  • marK

    This is the future. They will bring you kicking and screaming back to live in the cities and control most aspects of your life. Welcome to Agenda 21. The land around a city will be farmed and the rest of the country side will be rewilded so that man’s footprint is gone. These control freaks intend to force you to live the way that they feel that you should. You have to understand that many of these people ( if that’s what we call them, maybe monsters would be a better term. ) feel that their way of life is what has to happen if the Earth is to survive. It is their religion. You know the Gaia, earth mother etc. They have no respect for any other way of living.

  • Cinderella Man

    Im in the wild west. Why do you think John Mayer came to live in MT? I have more freedom than any of you could dream of. I just bought a keltec from a garage sale. Bring it on. Ill be dusting off mofos all day. F the govt. we need to succed from the union. I hate urban life now. Please God flush it all away.

    • knightowl77

      Amen Brother from the Rocky Mountains to Montana there are plenty getten ready….

    • anna

      “secede’ ‘succeed’? maybe

  • Clownshipper

    Prepared Pastor, you might appear to have those rights, but I can guarantee that at any minute big government will come in and shut down everything you hold dear. Our government has gotten the idea that “they own you and your family”, because we have allowed corruption to go on so long and unchecked. There is a time coming soon that you will either give in and follow the government ideals or they will lock you up and throw away the key. Decide now, if you’re going to go along with them, or stand with millions of patriots against them.

  • WM

    With 250 + firearms owned in America, it is only a matter of time before the citizens start fighting back. Perhaps when the economy takes another plunge, or what is happeneing in this article starts becoming common place….armed citizens may start fighting back. Many may lose their lives in the process, but once this starts, would you want to be the national guard soldier in charge of trying to go to a rural farm in West VA, TN, NM, AZ, MT, etc. and tell the citizens that we are going to ruin your gardens???? I would not. I think that a replay of what happened on April 19th, 1775 in Concord, Mass. is coming soon. We are being taxed into oblivion, and our “leaders” could really care less about us. We are so close to losing what remaining freedoms we have, something has to give. We are either going to just allow things to change more and wake up someday in a communistic country or someone , somewhwere is going to say enough is enough and start a second revolution.

    The New World Order is right on the doorstep, the stage for end times Biblical prophecy is being set right before our eyes. It is good to be prepared, with some extras here and there, but at the end of the day, the time to get right with the Lord is today. He is the only hope you have in this troubled world. The prophecies are going to be unfolding real soon. One world government, cashless society, one world religion, revised roman empire, Jewish temple being rebuilt in Jerusalem, one world leader arising (antichrist), and the “mark” that if refused will not allow youto buy or sell the gasoline, food, suplies that you need every day.

    I think that the global financial crisis may play a part in getting the world unitied, financially and technologically in order to set the stage of the antichrist…this economic mess around the worldis not a mistake, and what will emerge from this mess will be a more united financial world, perhaps going cashless in the very near future.

    This “america” I live in now, is not even remotely the same America I remember as a teen growing up in the late 70’s and early 80’s.

    • Gay Veteran

      the end for these clowns will happen once the people turn on the jack-booted police

  • dan

    masked gunmen are terrorist..plain and simple…until the state militias are reformed …these Unconstitutional raids will continue…time to demand from your county sheriff that he remove these intruders from your property…and get busy with your state leaders to reform the militia of your state…

  • Piglet

    Hollywood has gotten into the act, too. Recently I saw part of a TV police show in which the cops were discussing a “prepper” group living off the grid out in the wild, not bothering anyone, but the given the looks on the actors’ faces it was clear such people should be regarding by TV viewers as potential terrorists. What, no connection to the grid, eating what they grow, not reporting in to their government masters? To watchers of the show, they were clearly enemies of the state and they needed to be treated as such. And indeed they are.

  • Burt Gummer

    Agenda 21 in action. Only the Govt will own the countryside, the serfs will be herded into tightly controlled urban zones.

    • Bernadette O’Shaughnessy

      And you should add “and kill you!” That is per Kissinger! That %@$!* IS SOOOOO EVIL-HE IS A DOUBLE AGENT WITH THE kgb!

      • Guido

        You’re not seriously calling Kissinger a KGB agent, right? I mean, he’s an elitist jerk, but you would have a hard time convincing me he’s an agent for a non-existent security apparatus of a long-dead nation.

    • Impaler Lord

      That’s when the wholesale exterminations of white Americans will begin, because cities will be death camps like those in Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s “Gulag Archipelago.”

  • S. Wiseman

    “But in some areas of the country these survival gardens are being forcibly ripped out by government control freaks.”
    Surely President Hope & Change would be outraged with this?! Why, Mrs. Hope & Change has a gardening book coming out soon. .

  • S. Wiseman

    sarcasm in the previous post… I hit Submit too soon.

  • Moe Sizlack

    10,000 dead babies equals freedom in AMerika…time to revolt


    Piglet, good post. I am an enemy of the state. Not because I declared it, they did. So being the armed, amiable, person that I am, I accept the designation. But, words are as hollow as a sucked egg, so I prep against the day they push for some type of action to bring me back into the fold. They (and I) will soon drop the amiable part.

  • Bryan

    like r. biting i can only urge you to put your trust in Jesus Christ!!! we are rapidly heading towards a one world government, relegion, and currency…only a matter of time. That if you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart God raised him from the dead you will be saved! just read revelations. it’s only going down here from here Agenda 21 is being implied everywhere under our noses!

  • Don

    Seriously when are we going to rise up and take our country back. Yes I am one of those itching for the final fight\revolution because we have tyrrants not just in Washington but our own back yards. Bring it on already.

    • Guido

      yeah! fight the power! I don’t know what I’m doing, but I’m ready to do it! GRRRR!
      Get real, dude, you can’t get half the country to vote in an election and you think they’re all going to “Rise up!” for something or other?

      When all the big mouths out there actually sit down and figure out who their local politicians are, let alone state and federal reps, and actually contact them to make their opinions known, call me.

  • shane

    No matter what anyone tells you, it was freer in the 50’s.

  • CharlesB

    Santa Claus gets a foreclosure notice:

  • Lexdyksic

    And we act surprised? Some of us have been watching this coming for a very long time. Granted, I didn’t expect them to have the level of success they’ve enjoyed quite so soon. I underestimated them. It’s time to stop being surprised and see this for what it is. Forget the rhetoric. It is, and has always been, about CONTROL. Money is about control. How many times have you heard someone say “I don’t know why they keep grasping for more”? That’s simple, so that YOU don’t have the means to escape.
    The most frightening thing in the world to these Satanists is the idea of a free people. Evil always seeks to control. It’s one of its defining features. What they are afraid of and what we must do is to learn to simply ignore them. I know, that’s not always easy, but it is the only way to freedom. When we pay attention and try to play by their rules, we lose. Ever try to herd cats? My advice is just to smile and say “sure” then make sure whatever you’re being asked to do doesn’t work. If the Stasi attacks your neighbor, make sure they have tire repair issues when they get back. If they push you off your land, be sure you come back the instant they leave.
    These thugs and their fellow travelers are not going away. There are not enough “leaders” without thugs to help them. When the thugs are more frightened of the consequences of their actions they’ll leave like the cowards we know them to be. All of these organized efforts to resist are doomed. They are soon infiltrated and co-opted and made an example of. If you must organize, you have to use your heads (not the internet). Any actions must be “tacitly” understood, not organized.
    Truly, if they can’t control it they’ll abandon it. The more we ask for “permission” the more powerful they become. It’s time to show these parasites the disgust they so richly deserve.

  • feedurhead

    What happens when 300,000,000 just say enough is enough!!

    • Patriot

      Good question. When the millions of freedom loving people, who are firearms owners decide enough is enough and begin to organize militias around the country…then maybe things will change.

      I say bring back militias in each and every state and town across America, then you would not see what is happening in this article.

      The government needs to start leaving people alone if they want to grow a garden or have solar power or be off the grid. There is only so far they can push us before we start to push back. I personally woould not want to be the national guards person or LEO when that happens.

      These videos make my blood boil. As long as authorities, ( men in black) can keep doing what they are doing without anyone fighting back, they will continue to do so. Its like the school yard bully. Once people draw the line in the sand and say ENOUGH!!!! of your ridiculous regulations, get off my property or be prepared to be shot at….well, I don’t know too many cops with families who would want to play superman if citizens start fighting back.

      I hope someone in authority is reading this, you had better be careful. I suspect things are going to start boiling over soon.

  • Jodi

    It’s only a matter of time when the media and the government calls people who prep food hoarders.

  • Dames

    There’s a basic tactical advantage these governmrnt goons have. They can always outnumber and surprise you no matter how well-armed you are. Even if you have friends you can tweet, what use is that in the middle of the night if they’ve knocked down your door before you’ve had a chance to put your pants on? Ditto for a checkpoint. You might be able to stand your ground, say nothing and refuse to be seaarched if you’re strong enough-for now-but what happens if they get really serious and don’t take that sovereign stuff anymore?
    If I thought the situation was hopeless, I wouldn’t bother to post a comment, but this ability of theirs to concentrate on the population who are of course far more numerous overall, is something that needs to be looked at.

  • k detreaux

    why do we HAVE to give name and email? we can’t we just leave a comment? even here on this site. talking about these issues…they STILL want all our info.

    • Me

      Buddy, ‘they’ are not all webmasters… If we could have forms that would detect spammers, that would be great. Most people use plugins to have comments, and these are requirements. You can insert anything you want, so noone gets your secret super private email.

  • Dustin

    We need to get on with this already while my nerves and sanity are still intact(I think)
    Hate to say it but the answer to 1984 is 1776.

  • Dames

    So where’s my comment that didn’t incite violence or anything of that nature?
    Someone from a militia group posted something and THAT was OK, and I too think it was, but why was my post taken down?
    To reiterate: There’s a basic problem with dealing with government goons. They can always surprise and outnumber you no matter how well-armed you are. If they stop you and you’re without support from anyone else, or they burst into your home at night, even if you have friends prepared to help, what can you do?
    In the former case, you can still claim common law jurisdiction, declare your non-consent and probably stop them searching your car and person if you’re game, but the basic problem remains-how do ordinary people get around this basic issue of always being outnumbered in terms of these situations even though they outnumber TSA etc. many times over in terms of numbers as a whole?
    You must be really touchy about something I mentioned for you to take my comments down.

  • I wanted to write something but my wife said I couldn’t. Times have changed in the last 8 years. No longer free to openly talk about anything anymore.

    • Me

      Well, that’s why I married someone like minded…

  • LSA

    I think that we need to shame these officials and their minions as well as their enforcers when the opportunity arises. Like maybe a facebook type wall of shame for all the parties involved. Including the cops that show up to do the dirty.

    • Dames

      Yes LSA, that could be an important countermeasure.

    • HecatesMoon

      LSA, I think that’s a great idea. :)

    • Me

      I’m working on that. Government criminals list

  • CatNap

    You’re right about your “real estate”. Even if it’s paid off, you really don’t own it. You can still be evicted if you don’t pay your property taxes, etc.

    Real Estate is actually Royal Estate!

  • McClarinJ

    I’m getting out, moving to eastern Ecuador. Yeah, the government’s leftist but it’s SMALL. It doesn’t have the manpower to stick its nose into everything. I can build my house from lumber I mill from trees on my own property with zero concern about meeting building codes. I’ll have my own photo-voltaic system, rainwater catchment system, food garden, methane digester for waste processing and fuel. My annual property taxes for ~25 acres: $7.66.

  • Tom

    Want to keep your land, that no one can touch or tax your land???

    GET A “LAND PATENT” GO TO for complete legal info.

    Supreme court has ruled several times, that if any State Government will not let you use your land, they have to pay you.

  • musivick

    i am on course to install metal roofing then a combination of solar panels to be able to generate electricity beyond my house needs & sell it to the local electric utility..,
    are the off-grid preppers just trying to save the monthly cost for just being hooked up to the grid ?
    that’s like not expecting to pay annual property taxes (one’s lease payment)

  • Tom

    More legal webs of interest. Do not let the Commie Government employees screw you, screw them, with the law.

    Edwin Vieira, Jr. — Archive

    Sui Juris – Getting The Truth in the Record – From the WWWeb

  • youse Yanks make me bloody well LAUGH!

    youse’v got PLENTY of guns and ammo and, yet, you let these guv’mint thugs PUSH you AROUND?

    wtf are youse?


  • Jilm

    Elected rural council perpetrator Mike Antanavich, is an obvious UN agenda 21 stooge, he probably has delusional dreams of himself and little boys in bed with Harvey Milks ghost…LOL….You get the point, these girlie men ain’t fit to dwell on earth….These SWAT cops had better take a deep inventory of their actions. What kind of a man would through a vet off his property for traitorous harassing public officials that wouldn’t amount to that vets head cheese? Keep it it SWATS, you may not be coming home one day.

  • ant

    I am not sure if anyone here realizes it or not, but the powers that be dont care about law, they own the muscle. Agenda 21 is un-constitutional. They cite policy and code, not law. They dont care. What to do is all I want to know. Any real good ideas?

    • the only thing you can do is move into the boonies and build a cabin and hide

  • dave

    I hope somebody is tracking all of these forced ‘clearances’, and will think to track ownership and the financial exchanges of these properties in the future. It will likely show that the county officials profit heavily by buying these properties as ‘abandoned’ from the county, and then reselling them to the development program at huge profits. And that should be good enough to get them some jail time, as well as county restitution to the people forced out.

  • Yovnne

    Have any of you heard of a patent on your property? I did on a blog and went to my state capital site and sure enough its true. With a patent on your property, no one can tell you what to do and I think that you can’t be taxed on the property. check it out.

  • jeanne

    What is happening to this country?
    A very nice question to ponder. l guess there are many times when the government tries to assert its power by doing things that is correctly in violation of the law and a person’s right. It’s bad enough that the freedom we enjoy today is slowly curtailed until everybody is forced to even stutter. In the near future, we might want to ask what will our futures will be.

  • Justin Moskowitz

    Nice reflective article. I think that this topic is gonna be a little rough on some people. Anyway, truth hurts sometimes.

  • Wow I hadn’t heard about this, but it does make sense for california as that is such a liberal state. The more control they think they can get the better for them. Keep on Prepping.

  • Richard Garner

    i knew it was getting bad but dang! i started out looking for people in my state that was like the people in the clips so i could learn from them on how to become more independent in my retirement years. scary that the government has become so strong that they are now trying to kill off the kind of people who built this country and made it great. sad and scary

  • shara70

    Evil and sickening!

  • Man with no name

    evil and sickening, but what do any of you Americans plan to do about it? Sit and watch as your rights are deteriorated or do you plan to resist and push against the grain?

  • William Fuzi

    Welcome to Democracy. You think you have rights, but you are at the mercy of foreign banks, and environmentalists. That’s why I left California.