In the face of all this, the government continues to regulate and outlaw strategies to become more self-reliant. For example…
In many cities and states, it costs hundreds of dollars in licensing fees to set up and run a simple business. And that doesn’t even touch on additional regulations and permits like signage fees, equipment permits, and EPA permits. This puts one of the best self-reliance strategies – owning your own business – out of reach for millions of Americans.
Many municipalities across the country still have laws against even very small numbers of backyard ducks and chickens, preventing enterprising people from cutting their grocery bills while supplementing their diet with healthy, natural food.
Zoning laws get more and more restrictive. Did you know that in some communities, if a homeowner has a lawful home profession, their spouse is now prohibited from starting a home occupation of their own? Bossy-pants planning officials in these municipalities have decided that only one home occupation will be permitted per household. Intentionally stifling entrepreneurship has to be the absolute stupidest thing government can do.
In Illinois, California, Colorado, and Ohio, you can’t even legally store the rainwater that falls on your property unless you jump through a maze of government hoops.
The government is deliberately forcing people into dependence. And destroying the economy as they do so.
You must take steps now to start building a secure future for you and your family, while we still have freedom of action:
Buy precious metals, and keep at least part of your investment readily accessible. As the long term fundamentals of the dollar weaken, having some hard assets to balance your portfolio becomes more important. By keeping small denominations of silver and gold on hand, you’ll have purchasing power as the dollar collapses.
Put away some back-up cash. The dollar may not buy much, but some is better than none. And when the economies collapse, credit usually shuts down. Your physical dollars will have greater purchasing power than your credit and debit cards.
Build a barter kit. Stock up on easily traded essentials. They’ll give you leverage to buy the things you need in a broken economy.
Establish a reserve of essentials. Food, water, fuel, and medicine. Think about the basics you need to live comfortably and start stocking up. A 30-day supply of essentials is a bare minimum. We recommend you aim for three to six months.
Assess your security. Poverty itself doesn’t increase crime, but masses of people living with an entitlement mindset certainly do. Expect crime rates to go up as the economy unravels. Make sure your home is secure and that you have the means to protect yourself and your family.
Keep it quiet. Whatever preparations you make keep them quiet. Government officials are taking an uncomfortable interest in those who don’t agree with government-sanctioned ideas. Don’t attract any unnecessary attention.
It is past time to take your self-reliance seriously. Start preparing today.