National Association to STOP Guardian Abuse
For immediate release
July 4, 2009
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NASGA Media Liaison
NASGA Celebrates Independence Day
On this traditional day when we celebrate our Independence, NASGA brings to public attention the plight of many of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens - the elderly and disabled (including disabled or elderly Veterans) - who have lost their Independence through a legal process known as guardianship or conservatorship.
"Wards of the State" are stripped of all their civil rights and liberties in the name of “protection.” Many are forced into nursing homes, drugged, and isolated from family and friends. Everything they have worked a lifetime to attain is taken from them to pay administrative and legal fees for their court-ordered “protectors.” Some die premature deaths. Others spend what should be their golden years in misery and suffering. Families struggling in vain to save their loved ones from this nightmare are broken, emotionally and financially.
If America is truly the land of the free, it must protect its vulnerable citizens from incarceration against their will for the monetary benefit of those who prey on the weak and defenseless, as well as those who enable this type of plunder.