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´Help´ for Hoarders
American Thinker, by Fay Voshell

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Posted By:tisHimself, 12/14/2013 7:21:29 AM

Ronald Reagan knew the progressive rationale so well that he could sum it up in one pithy phrase: "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ´I´m from the government and I´m here to help.´" Progressives usually wrap their agenda in pretty packages topped with a big bow of "helpfulness." Worse, they may even use the word "love." The tiny state of Delaware, which is where I live, is overwhelmingly liberal in composition, so the state, which seems to be a sort of testing ground for every notion the current federal administration comes up with, is filled with "helpful" and "loving" progressive initiatives. But it appears the state

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/14/2013 9:00:21 AM     (No. 9653383)

The Feds need a bazillion hollow point 45.cals but you are a dangerous nut-ball hoarder if you are caught with a case of spam and two flashlights.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 12/14/2013 11:34:53 AM     (No. 9653652)

You can see where this will go.
With a progressive broad net they can classify huge numbers of citizenry at their digression to control or classify people mentally ill.
Pass a law which prohibits a person deemed mentally ill by a vague definition and voila, arrest, institutionalize or prohibit a person of ownership of something. Gun ownership would be easy to deny a person of possession of a firearm just for being a hoarder by their definition. Heath care could be denied if you own a gun in a questionnaire.
You can see where this can go. It´s like the global warming hoax. A progressive schema at total control by a nonexistent problem.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Judy W., 12/14/2013 11:41:33 AM     (No. 9653660)

I don´t think the author quite grasped the implications as set out by commenters #1 and #2. I´d bet it´s not *any* kind of hoarding that will get you in trouble; it´s guns, ammo, and any survivalist tendencies -- storing food, fuel, etc. A man in my area was the target of a huge raid by law enforcement, including the FBI, and one of the points in the articles about the raid was that he had a bunker in which he kept a good stock of emergency supplies. (A bunker he was glad to show anybody.)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Hammock, 12/14/2013 7:59:10 PM     (No. 9654169)

While I agree with the main point of the article regarding possible state intervention, Voshell´s bald assertion that hoarders are hoarding because they don´t have love and connection is popcorn psych. This may be true for some, but certainly not for all of what common-sense views as "hoarding". Some hoarders are well-connected, loved and loving, some experience it as a compulsion that relieves anxiety, some experience great loss and pain when they attempt to toss and organize, some can´t make decisions, some are demented, etc. There´s no final word on hoarding.

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