What list are you on?

December 9, 2011

On any given day we use our contact list, our email list or our friends list on Facebook. We utilize our bookmarks numerous times every day during research to further our interest. There are but a few numbers I could dial from memory and at one time or another most everyone has had their phone crash on them. I see fairly often, friends requesting a call to restore numbers to a new phone due to the fact they failed to save their contact list. We probably exist on more lists than we care to mention, yet it is what it is. How concerned should we be when it comes to lists? Obviously, VERY!!!
The federal government, just recently, has taken to inspecting private businesses unannounced and apparently without merit OR a warrant. The following is a report filed by Oath Keepers and verified by two other reliable outlets.

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Oath Keepers has learned that federal agents recently visited a Latter 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 incident was confirmed by Oath Keepers Tennessee Chapter President, Rand Cardwell. Here is Rand’s report:

“A fellow veteran contacted me concerning a new and disturbing development. He had been utilizing a Mormon cannery near his home to purchase bulk food supplies. The man that manages the facility related to him that federal agents had visited the facility and demanded a list of individuals that had been purchasing bulk food. The manager informed the agents that the facility kept no such records and that all transactions were conducted on a cash-and-carry basis. The agents pressed for any record of personal checks, credit card transactions, etc., but the manager could provide no such record. The agents appeared to become very agitated and after several minutes of questioning finally left with no information. I contacted the manager and personally confirmed this information.

This event points to a new level of federal government encroachment on the basic freedoms of the American people. Likewise, it points to a confused policy within federal agencies. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 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.
So on the one hand, government agencies both state and federal are urging you to be prepared and even checking up on you to see how prepared you are, and on the other hand, we now have federal agencies that are attempting to gather information on individuals that are following FEMA suggestions. What is the reasoning behind gathering this information? Are American citizens now being “listed” by DHS if they are simply following FEMA guidance and purchasing bulk food and emergency supplies for their families? It appears as so.

Now it has been my understanding from research and reading that it IS a Mormon practice to store food and be prepared in the event of a natural disaster or any event that may cause a break in the supply and demand chain. After reading this story, on top of everything else coming at us from DC, I can’t think of a bigger disaster in my lifetime than what we are faced with politically, when it comes to the future of our nation. If we are not on the Democratic band wagon and bowing down to those in power, than we are most likely on somebody’s list. I can’t think of a better reason, with the Fed’s usurping our Constitution like there is no tomorrow, to do as the Mormon’s and stockpile food. Being a conservative, a Tea Party member and an active outspoken voice against the left, I can only imagine there’s a list somewhere with my name already on it. I proudly stand for what is morally right and look forward to evicting our President from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on November 6th 2012.

Mark Parham


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