Is there a concerted effort on the part of authorities on the state and federal level to find ways to criminalize individual preparedness and any exercise of liberty? Some Americans might think so after the nightmare a Michigan family has endured, and all for the crime of camping. According to various reports, the family had their six children seized by Michigan state officials after they learned that the kids (and the adults) were living in tents. 

The experience began for Christopher and Antonia Hernandez May 19 when Otsego County Sheriff deputies and an official from the state’s Children’s Protective Services initially confiscated the children; it ended June 10 when the kids were returned to their parents following a court victory in which the Hernandez’s successfully argued that their kids are eligible for enrollment in the Tlingit Native American Tribe. “The federal Indian Child Welfare Act makes it more difficult for state officials to separate Native American families. Michigan has a similar state law,” said a report at Off the Grid News. FULL REPORT