Skip to comments.The liberal war on Veterans(elder abuse a weapon of choice)
Posted on 11/12/2010 2:16:31 PM PST by mainestategop
If there is one group of people liberals hate more than conservatives and libertarians, it has to be Veterans. These brave men and women have risked their lives many becoming maimed or injured in the process of protecting our God given freedom and liberty. Is it any wonder that liberals hate them so much?
Returning overseas these days veterans wont come back to find grateful godly Americans but instead America hating hippies and socialists who will spit on them and curse them for daring to fight against a nation that murders its own people for the public good and that promoted what they view is the only working ideology.
These days however as these same deranged enemies of God and of freedom and liberty take their place of power and increase the government, they are finding newer and more wicked ways to enforce their godless socialism and to persecute and oppress veterans who they view as being guilty of war crimes against socialist and Islamist despots that they support. By using the power of the state to confiscate the fruits of their labor and their home all for the public good.
Just as liberals target the elderly and disabled to take away their trust funds, their freedom, their pensions ETC and throw them on streets and institutions, liberals love to target vets. Here are just a small yet telling example concerning the tragic end of Army Chaplin Reverend Bill Henry Wadell...
Born in Brazil and the son of missionaries, he had worked hard all his life in the United States as an Army Chaplain's Assistant during the Vietnam war, then as a Social Worker in Illinois and finally as a Presbyterian minister in rural congregations. Bill had carefully planed for his retirement. When Bill Fell Ill with Alzheimer's his wife Mary gained power of attorney over him along with his brother from Maine and his wife's sister. They had also received a small inheritance.
But trouble began while Bill was at Jefferson Barracks hospital in Missouri. A social worker from Illinois named Amy Suydam followed him there after speaking to his brother's attorney and told hospital staff and social workers that his wife was a poor care taker. After this, Amy held a secret unconstitutional trial with Madison county judge Nelson Metz to have his wife stripped of power of attorney and placed under the control of a guardian named Sharon Mehrtens. Mehrtens was not an approved guardian ordered Wadell to be placed in a nursing home and threatened to fine his wife $35 an hour if her name was not put on both hers and Bill's bank accounts and safe deposit box.
Bill's life savings along with that of His wife's was plundered by Sharon who was appointed temporary guardian. Bill Wadell was held in a nursing home where he was abused and denied proper care.
On December 13 2007 Bill's health deteriorated. Mary attempted to have him taken to the ER but was prevented by his guardian who had temporary control (until the money ran out anyway) due to secret hearings by Judge Metz and Amy Suydam. The next day Bill died. His death was believed to have been preventable but under the care of liberal government.
This is how His Wife Mary related to tragic murder of this brave US soldier and soldier of God in his last hours as the socialist state of Illinois murdered him...
Bill was very upset by the fact that someone else was guardian. (I don't think he had Alzheimer's.) Bill asked me, "Please, can't I go home to die?"
And I had to tell him I was powerless to take him home. Our last words together were, "May the Lord watch between me and thee while we are absent one from another." And I told him, "I will always love you." He died at 8:48 AM December 14th, 2007. While he was dying, the rest home could not reach me at our home because, following my brother in law's instructions, I was trying to get a lawyer. The guardianship system was used to take away the man I loved, to harass him until he lost the will to live.
But Bill did not die in vain. As a committed Christian, Bill is with our Lord Jesus.
All during our 38 years of marriage, Bill would tell me how much he loved Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington. So I have established the William H. Waddell scholarship there. It was funded with the $33,000 of Waddell's money his brother and his brother's wife wanted.
The $33,000 dollars Mary spoke of was only a fraction of the original money he had and all they recovered from the greedy hands of the Illinois guardian system. The system of the home state of our current ruler and master Barack Obama and the worst. To this day, Neither Judge Metz, Social worker Amy Suydam or Guardian Sharon Mehrtens have been held accountable for their crimes against Bill Waddell.
Judge Nelson Metz is a shining example of why liberals must never be allowed to become judges or practice law. Aside from trampling the constitution and undermining civil rights in the name of public good, they are open to bribery and generally do not care about justice which is a vice according to liberalism. Nelson Metz has been responsible time and time again for undermining justice and siding against victims with their perpetrators.
Other than the secret unconstitutional hearing that killed Bill Waddell, Metz presided over a child abuse case involving an 8 year old girl who was burned with cigarettes by her mother.
"It's not my job, really, to decide what's in the best interests of the children," Associate Judge Nelson Metz said on March 9, according to a hearing transcript.
Although the mother pleaded guilty to not protecting the child from being repeatedly burned with cigarettes, Judge Metz thought it was in the child's best interests. The girl was taken into the custody of relatives.
As one foster parent of another child commented, "Madison County seems to be a special "black hole" of the judicial system. Funny that Metz felt it was in our son's best interest ...he feels it's not his job to decide "best interest". Isn't that Ironic?"
This... is what you get when liberals are put in charge of America's justice system.
Amy Suydam has been involved with a large number of incidents involving guardian abuse not only in Illinois but all the way in St Louis Missouri as well. She lives off the taxpayers as well as a cut of the victims, er... ward's estate. During the secret hearing along with the conference she had with St. Louis social workers, Suydam indicated that Waddell's religious faith was a sign of mental incapacity.
She also rationalized the taking of money that he was war criminal who took part in the killing of North Vietnamese children, never mind that Ho Chi Minh and his communists murdered 10 times the number of civilians in South Vietnam that they or the Americans did in the North which unlike the communists was unintentional.
Sharon Mehrtens works for Illinois Adult Protective services as both a guardian and esate manager. Bill Waddell is just one of many of her victims. She runs a company called Sharon Mehrtens INC and with the help of corrupt liberal judges like Metz involuntarily deprives her wards of their needs, many of whom are dumped in nursing homes and institutions as she spends their money for herself.
An example of how the elderly and disabled are treated can be found in an article Here concerning veteran Archie Sorth, And here are some excerpts...
Archie Sorth can't buy food or go to the doctor without asking for money from his court-appointed guardian, Sharon Mehrtens.
Sorth, 76, wakes before 6 a.m. most days in his downtown Belleville apartment above the Oregon Trail Roasting Co. coffee shop. He helps his landlady, owner Andrea Cox, by pulling chairs off tabletops and sweeping the sidewalk.
A former steamfitter and welder and a U.S. Army veteran, Sorth walks to Belleville pantries for food, Cox said, and does odd jobs for small amounts of money.
Mehrtens declined to discuss Sorth's case specifically, citing confidentiality. But, when speaking generally about her cases, she said, "When you have people with mental illness, you can't hand them cash."
Sorth slept on an old mattress on the floor beneath a leaky roof and sort of came with the building when Cox bought it in 2007.
Cox said that after she submitted a complaint to the Southwestern Illinois Visiting Nurse Association, Mehrtens brought him a bed. She said Sorth's teeth were rotting, and that needed dental work was done only after calls and e-mails to Mehrtens.
Cox said she believes guardians should care for their wards the way parents do their children.
"Because Archie's 76, people don't care," she said. "The point is, whoever is the guardian needs to do the job. The state said Archie isn't capable of taking care of himself."
Mehrtens, who handles the roughly $7,000 Sorth gets each year in interest income and his "old age pension," charges $35 an hour to open his mail, make and receive phone calls and pay his bills. His $430 per month rent is often late, Cox said, adding Sorth's utility bills often are past due, resulting in late fees.
Sorth said he has a card with Mehrtens' phone number on it, but he doesn't have a telephone and doesn't want to call her anyway because he's afraid she'll charge him for the call.
Archie's case is typical of all guardianships especially in the state of Illinois which ranks dead last for human rights for the elderly and disabled. Despite support from his landlady and from attorneys, he remains in dire straits. Note also her bigoted belief that people labeled with mental illness (many of whom by the way are not really mentally ill.)must never be allowed to handle money.
Archie Sorth's mental health diagnosis in fact shows signs of being fraudulent and may be based mainly on different circumstances in his life, perhaps even his personal beliefs as is the case with Rev. Waddell as well as attempts to resist abuse by his guardian.
Archie Sorth has had many of his belongings confiscated and taken away by his guardian. According to Sharon, he had too much junk and charged him $2000 for a unspecified fee and for storage. Mehrtens said she sometimes files reports late because even though the current judge requires annual reports, previous judges had her on a three-year filing schedule, and she forgets when a report is due until the court sends her a late notice.
When Mehrtens put Archie Sorth's estate in Bourbon, Mo, up for auction, he tried to burn it down. Also According to a 2002 News story, he ran from Mehrtens and police when she had him evicted and tried to put him in an institution. He lived on the run for 16 months.
Archie Sorth's brother, Dan Sorth of St. Louis has not been supportive for Archie and said Archie Sorth has always had trouble getting along with people. Dan Sorth said he hasn't talked to his brother in years and said that he and their other brother worked to have Mehrtens appointed guardian in 1995 because Archie allegedly frequently gave his property away. In reality it was the exact opposite. Mehrtens as it has been found has actually been confiscating property FROM him and getting away with it by alleging his mental illness and that he hoards trash.
She has not been prosecuted.
This is just an example of how liberals treat our heroes. I have mentioned time and time again how liberals use the government to attack the elderly and disabled especially with the use of SSI to scam them and dump them in institutions and nursing homes. Veterans are probably even bigger targets because liberals continue to hold a grudge against them for their actions in stopping the spread of socialism world wide and further promoting the American ideas of liberty freedom egalitarianism and individual rights and responsibility, not to mention capitalism.
Happy Veterans Day.
Since mid Vietnam, the leftists have hated the military in general and Veterans, particularly Vietnam Vets the most.
Emperor Obama only puts up with the military because he has no choice and the Marines make good doorkeepers at the White House. They work to keep military members from voting, from being honored, from being treated special. And in return, almost all officers vote Republican and those that dont have some sort of self hate complex.
its a racket going on all over
Tragic stories involving corrupt, evil people. As a WWII vet with a brother killed on Okinawa I’m bothered that there appear to be many ,possibly too many, WWII vets siding with todays liberal liberal/socialist government.
Note one of the excuses is alleging “mental illness”. The Hard Left considers anyone who does not follow their lockstep orthodoxy to be mentally ill (Note the head of NPR’s comment regarding Juan Williams - a liberal, who had the gall to debate and discuss with those eeeevil righties on Fox News). This is right out of Joe Stalin’s book.
These scum need to pay. We cannot depend on justice in the next world. We need to work to get it in this one...
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