This was posted by Sherrie, a fellow blogger on December 1, 2010. Sherrie writes SHERRIE QUESTIONING ALL, and was the subject of a very bizarre, but not surprising, investigation by Child Protective Services.
Sherrie got a call from CPS stating they had received a complaint possible child abuse. This alone would rattle anyone. But it goes downhill from here. CPS interviewed her daughter at school and asked questions about whether or not her mother had solar panels, EXACTLY where they went camping and hiking, and whether or not they had, get this, STORED FOOD. Sherrie's daughter was also asked if her mother had any guns, spoke of the end of the world, if the house had been remodeled, and whether or not they had a safe room such as a bomb shelter. Sherrie also caught the CPS investigator in a lie. The investigator had told her that she did not know Sherrie's daughter's father did not live with them, but the truth was her daughter had told her that at the school interview. Sherrie wisely called her sister and some neighbors and asked them to be witnesses during the CPS interview. Sherrie's sister also videotaped the interview. Here are the three that clips Sherrie posted.
Now, read Sherrie's account of the entire series of events by clicking HERE. It's far too lengthy to repost here, but it is vitally important that you read her entire account.
This happened in November, and it was not in another country. It was right her in America.
The line of questioning here was in perfect alignment with the Department of Homeland Security's REPORT issued on April 7, 2009 classifying anyone who opposed the Obama administration's policies, was a veteran, held Christian beliefs especially those who believe in end-time Bible prophecies, believe in the Constitutional sovereignty of States, stockpiles food and/or weapons as right-wing extremists. Read the report for yourself, and it will be very obvious that Sherrie has been so classified somewhere along the line.
This type of information gathering is very convenient for government. The person being investigated has extremely limited rights and no right to the identity of the complainant. Very convenient indeed.
I'm not stopping here. It gets even better as if this wasn't more than enough. One of her blog readers was investigated by CPS for . . . . feeding his children organic food, drinks non-flouridated water, and had a bug-out bag. The police were even there during the investigation. This one happened around the end of September 2010. Click HERE for the story. I know it will take a while, but please read this one too. It is vital you see what is going on. The specific allegations here are quite ridiculous.
In the case of Sherrie's reader, this shows the importance of having the facts to back up your position. It's ludicrous that we have to stand ready for these attacks, but in this form, they come unannounced. You better be prepared.
There is also something else to keep in mind. In those instances where you must have dealings with any government agency, be it local, state, or Federal, and regardless of the type of agency, do not give any more information about you, your family, or your activities than you absolutely must in order to conduct the business at hand. Agencies share information with each other, upon request, and they don't need your permission to do it. Even in such cases where they do need your permission, any information about you can be shared without your knowledge making it nearly impossible to uncover violations of privacy laws.