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Food Storage: The Government’s Noose Tightens

Written by Gary North on December 14, 2011

This report comes from a well-known libertarian activist, Karen DeCoster.

As much as many folks understand the real aim of the government’s war on guns, less is known about the government’s war on preparedness. Survivalists, off-the-grid folks, gun “nuts”, and now, preppers who are determined to stay self-sufficient (and alive and crime-free) in times of hardship are being openly targeted by the feds.

What triggered this? A report that is all over the World Wide Web

…federal agents recently visited a Later Day Saints (Mormon) Church food storage cannery in Tennessee, demanding customer lists, wanting to know the identity of Americans who are purchasing food storage from the Mormons.

This is not random. Someone in authority has to issue an order to get agents to take a step this radical. She explains:

Federal agents asked for the identities of those individuals who were purchasing food in bulk, however, no information was supplied to them. The Mormons are staunch advocates of preparedness, including food preservation and long-term storage. I know of a gentleman who lives out west and buys canned meats from the Mormons. (He also does his own ammunition reloading and owns gold, making him a first-tier “threat.”)

In fact, the preppers and bulk food buyers are the same type of people who purchase food from local farmers, private food co-ops, and farmers markets. They are also the type of people who don’t trust the government, don’t buy into the politicized federal dietary guidelines, and adhere to a personally sustainable and independent lifestyle. And often, these are the same folks who buy silver and gold, stock guns and ammo, and deny government interference in their daily lives. In other words, people known as enemies of the state.

Obviously, it’s none of the government’s business who has bought what. But it raises suspicions.

Here is more evidence:

Interestingly, at the same time, folks in Tennessee are being targeted for federally-designed, state-run efforts to go door-to-door demanding to know the level of “preparedness” of residents.

The culprit? FEMA, of course.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in their “Are You Ready?” guide to “In Depth Citizen Preparedness” recommends that citizens store emergency supplies, including bulk food, in the event of a natural disaster or man-made event (the new politically correct term applied to a terrorist attack). The FEMA guidance is spot-on as it allows individuals and families to be self-sufficient during an emergency situation.

…And here in Tennessee, we just learned that Nashville Metro Public Health and the Tennessee Department of Health are conducting “door-to-door assessment of disaster preparedness … using a tool designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to go door to door and check to see how disaster ready you are. .. in 30 neighborhoods in Davidson County [TN] that have been randomly selected to be the target of a door to door assessment.” I have confirmed that that is a state run effort.

A story on NewsChannel5.com states“The Metro Public Health and the Tennessee Department of Health will be using a tool designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to go door to door and check to see how disaster ready you are.” Questions you are expected to answer are, “What is your primary way of getting information during a disaster or emergency?” and “What special assistance might you need from emergency responders during an emergency?”

Again, this is not random. It takes expensive manpower to conduct such surveys. Employees have to be pulled off other projects. This requires a senior-level decision, probably not state-wide. This is a trial balloon.

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25 thoughts on “Food Storage: The Government’s Noose Tightens

  1. […] Storage: The Government’s Noose Tightens December 14, 2011 And it does..Why? …federal agents recently visited a Later Day Saints (Mormon) Church food storage cannery in […]

  2. Cliffystones says:

    The assertion that the Feds are doing these surveys to target "Preppers" lacks one consideration. Are they stupid enough to think that people who prepare are just going to give them a grand tour of their supplies voluntarily? Much less tell the truth about having them in the first place?

  3. Something in the wind…..stay safe everyone!

  4. Luke 10:18And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
    In ancient Hebrew the word for lightning is barack, the word for heaven or the
    heights is bama and to connect the words either an “a” or an “o” is used.

    2 Thessalonians 2:3 (King James Version)
    3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there
    come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

    Political Correctness a term first seen in Mao’s Little Red Book, a communist engendered abomination that is instituting censorship little by little.

    “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”- George Washington

    Carl Marx, once wrote that, the goal of the Communists was to quote,. “enter into men’s minds and cast God down from his throne.”

    Matthew 12:31Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.


    In ancient Babylon their economy was based on usury.
    “If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest. Exodus 22:25
    Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him. Ezekiel 18:13
    Usury is unlawful; expressly prohibited by GOD!
     Article 1 Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution clearly states that only the Congress can print and coin money! 

    The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was slipped thru congress during the Christmas break with the majority of it’s members absent. 

    The Federal Reserve is self serving and privately owned in violation to the Constitution, charging interest on illegally printed money. Money printed from nothing!
    In America On June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Federal Reserve Bank of its power to loan money to the United States Federal Government at interest. With the stroke of a pen, President Kennedy declared that the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank would soon be out of business. Five months later A UNITED STATES PRESIDENT, PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY was MURDERED BY COMMUNIST!
    “If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest. Exodus 22:25
    Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him. Ezekiel 18:13
    Usury is unlawful; expressly prohibited by GOD!
    In ancient Babylon their priest sacrificed babies to their gods baal, and molech.  
    In America the communist under their socialist programs have sacrificed over 50 million American babies to their god satan!
    Leviticus 20:2-5
    2Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel , Whosoever he be of the children of Israel , or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel , that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones.
    3And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.
    4And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not:
    5Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people.
    Luke 22:35-36 Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?” “Nothing,” they answered. 36 He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.
    Jeremiah 50:16Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the SICKLE in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land.
    Jeremiah 50:23How is the HAMMER OF THE WHOLE EARTH CUT ASUNDER AND BROKEN! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
    Jeremiah 50:14 “ Put yourselves in array against Babylon all around, All you who bend the bow; Shoot at her, spare no arrows, For she has sinned against the LORD.

    All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them. Psalm 118:10


    “The thing that separates the American Christian from every other person on earth is the fact that he would rather die on his feet, than live on his knees!”. George Washington



  5. Oath keepers has pulled this article. Your a little bit behind. Even though I believe the Feds would target folks for being prepared this just did not happen at the LDS. Sorry.

  6. I've lived in a " Hurricane State " since birth and it is plain common sense to be prepared for emergencies by having necessary supplies on hand. I learned this from my parents who experienced the socalled " Great Depression ". Government did not work very well back then and is far less efficient now. Our household has decided as FREE AMERICANS to NOT be Katrina " victims " ! As head of the household, it is my responsibility to protect and provide for my family. This responsibility is Biblical. It is past time for the heads of the household to " MAN UP " whether the head is male or female. Government is too Big and Cumbersome; depend on them at your own peril.

  7. Susan Corbett says:

    I suggest everyone watch this to see this is a bunch of bull

  8. Wow, Tennessee has the TSA roadblocks (VIPR) and now FEMA is going door to door to see what people have and how they're going to take care of themselves in case of emergency? I have to wonder why they're harassing the people of Tennessee because if there is a group of people that need to be "investigated" it's the people of New Orleans…oh…wait…they supported Obama and for the most part were welfare and food stamp recipients. This is just a way to make sure those that CAN take care of themselves are put on a watchlist. Scary stuff!!!

  9. The last time someone came to my door I told them I was a Power Ranger and a member of the Galactic Federation of Light, How can I help you….They both turned around and looked at each other and said " have a nice day, we are sory we disturbed you"…and thats the last time any body came to my door…We are Sovereign People tell them nothing give them nothing….I you don't like my approach…Just answer the door and tell them to have a nice day, and send them on there way.

  10. I would like to have a copy sent to my email so I can share. I see nothing that will do that

  11. Never mind, I found it. I thought it went with facebook

  12. I trust the "nut" living off the grid way more than I do the government!!!!!!


  14. Donald Personette says:

    I have an innate distrust of government efforts to gather such information. While I agree with efforts to get people to be prepared for disasters I doubt the motive for their listing who has what, and how much. It smells of a plan to confiscate and "redistribute" those goods if a disaster does occur.

  15. Cowboy Bob says:

    If any one comes to my door asking about how prepared I am for a disaster, my response will be none of your damn business.

  16. Oh no Massa. I only have one can of beans and one carton of oatmeal in my pantry. I know I can totally depend on my helpful government to take car of me during and after a disaster. I bought an electric car and I know when the electricity goes out, FEMA will deliver a generator and some nasty nasty gas so I can charge my car. I also know I should not raise any livestock because it is cruel to cage any living creature. I need to allow nature to take its course so the coyotes can eat the rabbits in the wild.
    For those who are victims of the indoctrination in public education the above is called sarcasm.

  17. I was apparently the first but the moderator chose not to post it.

  18. This report was withdrawn from the source. There is no validity to this story.

  19. I did 6 hours a go where's my comment??????

  20. Daryl Salley says:

    Gun control and food confiscation worked great for Stallin and Mao in their insane bid for control of the masses. Millions of innocent people starved to death as grain, confiscated by the state sat rotting in government storage. Are we to be victims of this same insanity? It certainly appears to be so as the Feds at Fema are buying up all the long term food supplys that they can. Have you tried to buy disaster prep long term food lately? How about three to six month waits on some products. This doesn't bode well for the common man in America.

  21. Why do I have all those quart jars of beans and canned fruit? Well you see it is an experiment in Socialism. My whole family epended alot of energy in growing all that stuff. So now we are going to divide it up just like the hippy comunes did.

    I bet that explanation would have the government man scratching his head.

  22. Olin Bauman says:

    This is not the first time We Latter Days Saints, have been the target of corrupt Government and I don't suppose it will be the last. They however, are not in charge
    Chiefoj Colorado

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