Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Less Rights than a Criminal


1. The right to marry – STRIPPED

2. The right to vote – STRIPPED

3. The right to apply for government benefits – STRIPPED

4. The right to have a driver’s license – STRIPPED

5. The right to travel – STRIPPED

6. The right to seek or retain employment – STRIPPED

7. The right to contract – STRIPPED

8. The right to sue and defend lawsuits – STRIPPED

9. The right to manage property or to make any gift or disposition
of property – STRIPPED

10. The right to determine his or her residence – STRIPPED

11. The right to consent to medical and mental health
treatment – STRIPPED

12. The right to make decisions about his or her social environment or other social aspects of his or her life – STRIPPED

* Each right stripped is determined on a case by case basis by the sitting judge. His/her decision is based on testimony from the court appointed examining committee. Usually, and unfortunately, the judge and the examining committee rubber stamp what the petitioner alleges.

“Seniors have become victims of the legal process. When you become old, you should not, by the action of a court, automatically lose your rights just because some family member or impersonal administrator calls you incompetent.”
— Senator Larry Craig, Chairman, U.S. Senate’s Special Committee on Aging

Quote from: Stolen Lives By: Barry Yeoman Source: AARP The Magazine

See also: People in the Know

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