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Book: A Painful Truth: The Entrapment of America's Sick

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Tue, Sep 13, 2011 - 4:51 pm

Due to the support of her loving family, and the fact she’s “never been one to sit back quietly when I see injustice,” Nancy Rector documented and wrote about a very painful episode in her life.

Lots of Pain

Cover of book A Painful Truth First it was chronic pain in her body. Then it was the pain of dealing with our healthcare system since she didn’t have insurance. The next grievous pain was delivered by 20 militarized representatives of the state, kicking in her door and arresting her in front of her daughter and granddaughter, then hauling her away in handcuffs and throwing her in jail. Then there was more pain as she realized Drug War has completely perverted our justice system.

I have to admit that I’ve not yet read her book, but I look forward to it. [Update-now read.] However, I am familiar with many other horrendous stories which I’ve heard about since I’ve paid closer attention to the immediate need to end prohibition. There is NO excuse for a “free” democratic society to engage in these atrocities, let alone from a nation that considers itself God fearing or Christian!

Nancy Rector suffered from chronic pain for over a decade. Having no insurance and being refused by all the doctors she contacted, her life was a daily struggle to exist. She spent virtually all day in bed, the pain had become unbearable and her thoughts turned to very dark places. In desperation to help herself, and after much research, she found she could order prescription meds online that would possibly ease her suffering. She did so and for the first time in years she had her life back… until the morning of November 5th 2010.

On that day, at approximately 11:00 a.m. at home with her daughter and 5 year old granddaughter, without giving warning, a 20-man SWAT Team broke her door down and charged through the house with automatic rifles. She was taken away to jail in handcuffs. Four months later she was a convicted felon. All this for a single order of medicine. This book details the story of what she experienced every step of the way, from jail to sentencing to probation, and how the current destructive laws in place can allow this to happen to any citizen.

You can find the book at and if you use this link to buy it, LEAP will receive some funds from your purchase.