When you go into battle, you MUST empty ALL pre-conceived ideas and thoughts. You must become one with your weapon and; NEVER fear death. Once you do, YOU will lose.
Protecting your RIGHTS and FREEDOMS WILL be your life long mission. You will come across institutions that will attempt to take away your liberties to advance their "hidden" agendas. They may approach disguised as a "friendly," BUT they are NOT your friends.
The MOST powerful weapon you can have is INFORMATION! BUT, you must have the RIGHT information to act efficiently. Everything you do and say will and OFTEN be scrutinized. The BEST DEFENSE is a BETTER OFFENSE. DOCUMENT EVERYTHING, including your encounters. Get names, descriptions (if possible), dates and times.
IF possible, audio tape ALL conversations and video tape all in-person meetings. You can do this legally IF you live in a one consent state where you DO NOT have to tell the other person they are being recorded. At ALL times, record RESPONSIBLY and understand the reasons why you are doing it.
Do NOT bend like the wind. IF an institution such as a hospital tries to create a barrier, i.e. "Declaration" of incompetence; deny access to family members with legitimate Powers of Attorney and Durable Powers of Attorney and/or; provide no medical reasons for keeping you or your family member(s) there; they do this because THEY FEAR YOUR POWER! Remember that. If you have done nothing criminal; these types of maneuvers are just a smoke screen to make themselves feel self-important. Remember that too!