Email Newsletter from November 18, 2007
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ONE STEP FORWARD
Health Freedom is fought, won or lost in steps and stages. It is critically important to stay on top of the threats (see below for a big one), the actions needed to counter them (see below and at right on this page) and to recognize and celebrate the successes. Those successes not only hearten us, they set precedents and offer patterns we can use in other related areas.
We certainly had a striking victory this week
The background is the European Union’s consistent attempt to undermine access to, and knowledge about, natural health strategies including herbs. This is, of course, totally consistent with Codex and the US’ attempt to catch up with the EU which is far ahead of us in this regard, largely because they are not slowed down by legislation like DSHEA, the Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act which protects food and food components like dietary supplements and herbs from being regulated as if they were dangerous toxins. Europe, having no such stipulation, has done just that in total harmony with Codex.
Last week, though, the European High Court of Justice (Europe’s version of the Supreme Court) gave us a big win which, because of its ability to be generalized to other related situations as a precedent.
Garlic is not only a tasty seasoning it is a potent herb with both well known and emerging health benefits. For that reason, the European Herbal and Medicinal Products Directive sought to ban its importation in capsule form. The HCJ thought otherwise in a tremendously important decision reported as follows in nutraingredients.com:
EU High Court Acknowledges that Foods are Not Drugs
Holding that foods can have health benefits without that fact categorizing the food as a "medicine," the European Court of Justice told Germany it could not forbid the importation of garlic capsules as unapproved medicine. It was noted that, "garlic capsules do not contain any substance other than natural garlic and have no additional effects, either positive or negative, compared to those derived from the consumption of garlic in its natural state. In contrast, a medicinal product must have the function of preventing or treating disease. Beneficial effects for health in general are not sufficient."
The secretary general of the European Botanical Forum (EBF) is reported to have stated, "This judgement is historic â€¦ It lays down very specific criteria that Member States must respect when making the distinction between food use and medicinal use of botanicalsâ€¦ The judgement will have far-reaching consequences for Member States that consider specific botanicals as medicinal by function."
Reports indicate the European Commission took action against Germany in 2005, determining that the sale of the garlic product should not be restricted. All other EU states treat garlic supplements as foods.
The court decided the capsules could not be called a "medicinal product" holding that while presentation in capsule form is an may be an indicator of medicinal intent, this cannot be the only indicator, as the capsule form is not exclusive to medicinal products.
The Court addressed the concept of a "medicinal product by function" holding that garlic capsules contain no substances other than natural garlic and have no effects, positive or negative, as compared to effects derived from the consumption of garlic in its natural state. The Court, it is reported, also explained that a medicinal product must have the function of preventing or treating disease. "Beneficial effects for health in general are not sufficient.
This ruling can go a long way toward undermining the impact of the EU limitations on nutrients with health benefits, thus restoring some of the health freedoms already lost in Europe. There is a lot to celebrate here, especially when you consider that the US has agreed to "HARMonize" 40 areas of trade with Europe, including food. So now we have DSHEA AND the ECJ’s excellent ruling extending some protection to our right to use natural products both in the US and in Europe. The story is not over, of course, but this chapter ends happily.
The next story is still being told and did not end happily for 2300 kids.
HEALTH FREEDOM AT THE POINT OF A GUN
MARYLAND STATE’S ATTORNEY REFUSES
HEP B VACCINE FOR HIS OWN KIDS,
FORCES IT ON 2300 OTHERS
"It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others; or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own."
– Thomas Jefferson April 21, 1803
Do you think Thomas Jefferson would have brought a motion to compel parents to inject a substance into the bodies of their children that they believed might kill them? Probably not. How about Ben Franklin? Alexander Hamilton? Thomas Paine? Benjamine Rush, MD, a framer of the Constitution who lobbied hard (but unsuccessfully) for a health freedom amendment to the Constitution? Again, probably not. The Fathers of Freedom agreeing to force parents to let the government jab their kids with anything – let alone a known poison – under police guard? It’s pretty hard to imagine. How about a poison that they refused for their own children, but forced on other people’s kids?
But that is exactly what just happened yesterday in Prince George’s County, Maryland where 2300 kids and their 1600 parents were rounded up and vaccinated at the point of gun – literally! Read more (http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/t/1128/content.jsp?content_KEY=3505).
More Forced Treatments
Some time back I wrote an article which I published on our website, www.HealthFreedomUSA.org, called "The Syringe of Death: Coming Soon to A Police Station Near You" (http://drrimatruthreports.com/docs/Syringe_of_death.pdf) about compulsory vaccination under the barrel of a gun. In it I discussed its origins as a fraudulent misuse of science mixed with greed. In fact, although it would be nice to say, as Charlie and the activist nurse in his report did, that vaccination is necessary and saves lives so what we need are safer vaccines and a delay in infant inoculation, I do not believe that to be the case. I believe, instead, that vaccination is a cruel, dangerous and profitable hoax, a lot like chemotherapy.
In Syringe of Death I list 4 "Cold Hard Facts" pointing out that, despite al the PR to the contrary, vaccination is neither safe nor effective (despite the hype and rhetoric — which I used to believe in firmly by the way — I vaccinated my now 33 year old son, and wish now that I had not) but it will be used against the American Public in a variety of ways which will benefit someone else besides that public – and that it will happen at the working end of a gun barrel if propaganda fails.
At that time I was roundly and soundly criticized for that prediction and was called an alarmist – and worse. Tragically, my prediction has come to pass in.
Shall We Call It "Kiddie Fascism"
How About "Needle Porn" ?
Like Chad Jessop, a 17 year old forcibly injected against his mother’s and his will with vaccines while in foster care (his mother was in a maximum security prison at the time for refusing to have him treated with chemotherapy or surgery for a cancer he no longer had), 2300 children were forcibly vaccinated under the eyes – and guns – of the State.
Compulsory medication of children and adults has been a silent shame in this country going on for many decades, most often with dangerous and poorly studied psychiatric medications. With the advent of numerous federal statutes which permit complulsory vaccination or other treatment this invasion of biological freedom is likely to accelerate and become either widespread or universal in short order.
Bearing in mind that vaccines are highly specific and cannot be made in the absence of a specific disease-causing organism, the claim that "while the Avian Flu has not yet developed into a pandemic form, still, a vaccine has been created for it" is scientific gibberish, nothing more and nothing less. When it gets put into your body, how do you know what it is? If you don’t want it in your body, what rights to you still have to refuse it? Isn’t time to make sure that the Patriot Act, the New Freedoms Initiative, No Child Left Behind and other legislation which provides compulsory medication is defanged? Click here (http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/t/1128/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=21835) to let your Congressmen and women and your State legislators know that you will not accept compulsory drugging and want them to support and introduce legislation which protects you from being medicated or vaccinated against your will.
Since the genetic manipulation of viruses like the Avian Flu and others to increase their virulence is accompanied by the convenient appearance of vaccines for these new diseases even before they are supposed to exist, it is clear that we are listening to politics and propaganda, not science when these stories hit the press. Vaccinations are profitable only when used in huge numbers. But when that condition is fulfilled, they are hugely profitable, generating hundreds of millions of or billions of dollars (http://drrimatruthreports.com/wp-admin/post-new.php) for each vaccine producing company through the use of highly questionable products. The other drug treatments resulting from vaccine injury (autism, diabetes, asthma, allergies, immune failure, etc.) are a monumental income stream for the Industrialized Illness Care Industry (IICI).
Stemming the Compulsory
Vaccination/Medication Tide Now!
The Natural Solutions Foundation believes that unless we stem this tide of compulsory medication/vaccination now, the Prince George’s Country debacle is just another early salvo in a battle against our autonomy expressed in the control of bodies, our liberties, our brains, our bodies and our immune systems. There is a bill in Congress which every person who believes in health freedom – their own or others’ – in America should support. It is called the Child Medication Safety Act of 2007, S 891. Introduced into the Senate on March 15, 2007 by Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) and Tom Coburn, MD (R-OK) the bill would curb the ability of schools to deny services to parents who do not medicate their children if the schools want them to and prevent schools from using a parent’s refusal to medicate a child as a reason to institute charges of child abuse, neglect, medical abuse, etc. State funding would be denied institutions which carry out these abuses against parents and children. Click here (http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/t/1128/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=21835) to urge every member of Congress and all State legislators to protect our ownership of our own bodies against the growing pharmaceutical menace of the State. And then please forward this email as widely as you can urging as many people as you know to sign on to this letter and then forward the email to their lists, and so on.
By the way, here’s the eye witness report of our Man On the Scene, Charlie Frohman who was at the Prince George’s County Courthouse for the spectacle of the State of Maryland forcing vaccination on children that the State’s Attorney protected his own kids from: http://www.commoninterest.info/2007/11/17/kids-herded-like-cattle-for-vaccinations/
Read what Natural Solutions Foundation Trustee and Health Freedom lawyer Ralph Fucetola has to say on the subject: vitaminlawyerhealthfreedom.blogspot.com/2007/11/forced-vaccination-more-health-fascism.html
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Yours in health and freedom,
Rima E. Laibow, MD
Natural Solutions Foundation