Are you a hoarder or a food stockpiler? You will find that it’s all in the eye of the beholder….the government’s eye not yours. Throw in an emergency, a economic depression, food shortages… you name the problem and suddenly your rights go flying out the window. Don’t worry when everything calms down the government will apologize (when the courts make them).
Here is a post that talks about how in the depression there was an executive order passed that allowed the government to force food sharing. As a reminder executive orders come out of the President’s office. That means it goes around the judicial branch and the congress. Easy to write and begin enforcing…harder for the other branches of government to catch up and stop it.
“The May 30, 1918, New York Times carried the headline, “Navy Man Indicted for Food Hoarding.” It reported on a man who had invested his wife’s inheritance in a year’s food for storage; and so they were held on a $3,000 bail each. The food was confiscated.”
Yes that happened a long time ago could that happen today? Would soldiers really go door to door? I would hope not, but FEMA and local authorities have shown a proclivity to ignore the laws in the midst of an emergency and saying sorry later.
The police, FEMA and National Guard were confiscating guns. In many cases of legal owners of those weapons. Glen Beck had a video of an old lady getting her gun taken away from her by the authorities. Several days later she was robbed by gunpoint and I believe beaten. Great job authorities… you really helped that lady.