That's certainly true. The old ones around here still talk about the abuses committed against their families & property by Roosevelt's agents, all of which was designed to eliminate self-sufficiency amongst the populace. Farm & dairy equipment destroyed...houses ransacked for gold of any sort (e.g., coins, bullion, jewelry)...millions of head of livestock & poultry slaughtered....Build a culture of preparedness. Seems like a good idea as long as the government doesn't know you have the supplies.
You might be able to take care of yourself and they hate competition.