Friday, October 16, 2009

Involuntary Redistribution of Assets(IRA) = Government-Sanctioned Asset Confiscation

Dear Ray :

"Ronald Reagan once said "If you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat." With that, I think you are a good track with your "confiscation" line of thought.

Government is currently working to confiscate our property through certain legislation as well as onerous and ever-growing taxation. Our liberty is additionally at risk through efforts to diminish basic rights. I could go into numerous examples, but you well understand things that are going on.

People are rightfully concerned. To think that with all that's happening that government is suddenly going to be hyper-sensitive to the "rights" of elders is naive. Now is the time to point this out. Lip service will certainly be given as it makes for good press and "feel good" measures will abound, but the sad reality is that many people - including those connected with and/or influencing government - profit from the exploitation of our elderly and it's a revenue stream that will not be easily given up.

Developing the Involuntary Redistribution of Assets (IRA)terminology was to help position the use of probate mechanisms as a threat to property rights. It's part of a long-term strategy and who knew current events - frightening as they are - would provide such a compatible backdrop. Bottom line - to criticize what is happening to our elders in America today isn't un-American - it's completely pro-American for people who seek to preserve basic rights and economic principles that many of us believe helped make this country great".

by Lou Ann Anderson

Lou Ann Anderson is an advocate working to create awareness regarding the Texas probate system and its surrounding culture. She is the Online Producer at and a Policy Advisor with Americans for Prosperity – Texas Foundation. Lou Ann may be contacted at

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