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Guardianship is People

May 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

The 1973 science fiction thriller “Soylent Green” is a cautionary tale about what government can do to its citizens. It’s worth taking a moment to click on the next two links for plot summary and a short clip from the movie starring Charlton Heston. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070723/plotsummary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IKVj4l5GU4 The novelty of the movie is that the solution to one problem, in this case food scarcity, necessitates the sacrifice of human beings to feed other [- more...]

Texas: Gavel Guardians exposes the guardianship gulag and how it operates in the Lone Star state

May 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Gavel Guardians Will Austin continue allowing lawyers and bankers to get rich off Texas’ elderly? Posted April 1, 2015 by Jeff Prince at Ft. Worth Weekly Residents and activists are looking on with keen interest as lawmakers in Austin are discussing new bills that could give probate judges even more power to place people under guardianship. For years, probate judges in Tarrant County and across the country have used far-reaching powers to strip vulnerable residents of their rights and their [- more...]

Guardianship Victims tell their stories – video

May 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

These stories were recorded on April 14, 2015 in Orlando, Florida as part of AAAPG’s Guardianship Victims Summit and Town Hall meeting where guardianship victims gathered to recount how different probate courts in different states across America had financially-drained their wards while isolating the elderly from their adult children. In this clip Kyle MacNeney describes how a probate court judge and attorneys stripped his mother’s once wealthy estate, leaving her to die [- more...]

Viewpoint: Guardianship can be Identity Theft

May 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

The stigma of “incapacity” is often thrust upon elderly individuals because they are easy prey. Many times the individual is visited during a hospitalization when they are dealing with life and death issues. They are just trying to find the strength to cope with their illnesses when they are seen by an examining committee. These are complete strangers. Why would anyone be comfortable opening up to a complete stranger? Their silence is then portrayed negatively. One’s own [- more...]
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