Investigating Journalist Jon Rappoport
January 5, 2011
Across America, millions of people who believe in health freedom are either asleep or waiting for some trigger to move them into action.
These people stand for the right to manage their health in any way they want to, without government intervention or imposed limits. This includes access to the full range of nutritional supplements, and access to alternative practitioners who have wandered off the conventional reservation.
Many of these rebels have lulled themselves into thinking that ObamaCare is just a minor blip on the radar screen. They don't realize that, up ahead on the road to perdition, federal bureaucrats will determine which disease treatments are legal and which are not. And in the years to come, this unconstitutional program will infect the national landscape and put citizens in great jeopardy.
But right now, the rebels see no need to understand the meaning of nullification, a vibrant strategy by which individual states of the union can turn back ObamaCare and refuse to fall under its sway.
This situation has to be remedied.
In a sense, the health freedom movement has been taken over by the baby boomers, who have a very narrow range of self-interest. If they can find organic food in the market, supplements on the shelves of health food stores, and yoga teachers and chiropractors in their neighborhoods, they are satisfied.
They have no political awareness. They are not rebels. In fact, they see themselves as privileged members of mainstream society. Many of them ascribe to notions of liberalism, a philosophy they vaguely comprehend through the lens of “charity” or “altruism.”
Beyond that, they're in the dark.
And nutritional companies and health food stores realize these boomers make up their most affluent customer base. The companies spend very little time thinking about what the federal government can and will do to torpedo the nutritional supplement business. Sales are good—who cares about anything else?
So when I say rebels, I'm not talking about boomers. I'm talking about millions of people who came out of the woodwork in the early 1990s and demanded that the FDA keep their hands off supplements.
These people need to know about nullification. It's a key to what they want.
We're at a crossroads. Governments all over the world are going broke. They are reaping the consequences of massive spending and massive debt.
In the US, as state governments begin to sense that the federal government isn't going to bail them out forever, the need to fall in line with every federal program is waning.
Twenty states are considering or taking some form of action against ObamaCare. This is a form of nullification—based on the premise that the Constitution doesn't give the central government the right to impose a product (health insurance) on the populace.
ObamaCare is a good test case. It represents the feds in their “share and care” pose against people who can, through education, realize that this program will morph into something far more sinister in years to come—when the concept of universal medical help turns out to mean an Orwellian mandate to submit to diagnoses and treatments, no matter how ineffective and toxic those treatments are. And it also means very limited access to nutritional supplements.
Instead of trying to argue against the dangers of many medical treatments, as a legal strategy, we can take the issue to a more basic level: it's an overstepping of federal powers.
The Constitution forbids the federal government from taking to itself a power not explicitly granted to it by the basic law of the land.
And who can rule against the feds? The states.
A move like this takes people pressure. There has to be a wave of sentiment that forces state governments to make a stand. There has to be a movement that elects state legislators who will make a stand.
Do you want to be forced to vaccinate your children?
Do you want to be forced to allow doctors to medicate your four-year old with anti-depressants or Ritalin?
Do you want your child to have to ingest massive amounts of antibiotics and cripple his digestive system?
The Brave New World of medicine is right around the corner, because you can be sure that the medical cartel, given the gift of compulsory health insurance, will do everything it can to lock in drug-and-surgery treatments at every turn—with no opt-out possibility. Essentially, the word of a doctor will become law.
That's what we're looking at.
That's the future we're being led into.
Freedom is freedom. You have it or you don't. The federal government doesn't care one whit about freedom. It only cares about having the power to control.
That is what the Founders warned against, in numerous ways. That is what they saw as the outcome of government that could determine the range of its own decisions.
No government wants to limit itself. It wants to expand its operations, which means binding up citizens and delivering them to a fate designed by its betters.
When Jefferson and Madison warned against expansion of the federal government, do you think they were referring to the government's need to do good and help people and supply people with what they need? Do you think the Founders, when they wrote the Constitution, were trying to curb the government's messianic impulse to commit acts of random kindness?
Apparently, supporters of big government use this absurd picture to justify what the government has been doing for the past hundred years: “They're just trying to be good and helpful and generous. What's wrong with that? Only a fool would oppose such motives. You see, the Constitution is outmoded because it didn't grant government the ability to be a friend to all.”
And what program could better exemplify this friendliness and concern than ObamaCare? How could it be wrong?
Well, this is what you get when, in schools for over a century, no one is taught what the Constitution says and means.
This is what you get when “share and care” is substituted for the law of the land at every turn.
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On the other hand, because the FDA decided that the science behind the benefits of folic acid for women who were going to become pregnant wasn't up to its high standards, it stalled and stalled for years, and refused to allow companies that sold folic acid to make health claims for it—and as a result, women, kept in the dark, gave birth to children with congenital defects.
This is what is behind that generous share-and-care government smile.
© 2011 Jon Rappoport - All Rights Reserved
Jon Rappoport has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize early in his career, Jon has published articles on medical fraud, politics, alternative health, and sports in LA Weekly, CBS Healthwatch, Spin, Stern, and other magazines and newspapers in the US and Europe.
He is the is author of several books, including The Secret Behind Secret Societies and The Magic Agent (a novel).
Jon is the author of a new course for home schoolers, LOGIC AND ANALYSIS.
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