Email Newsletter from August 31, 2007
WE’RE TALKING: WASHINGTON IS LISTENING!
What do you think happens when you walk into a Senator’s (or Representative’s) office and say, "Our grassroots organization, the Natural Solutions Foundation, recently mobilized 588,000+ people to use the internet to try to tell the FDA to back off their assaults on natural medicine and 197,000+ of them actually got their message through to the FDA!" or "Our supporters have sent hundreds of thousands of emails to Congress protecting health freedom and urging action on bills that are important to us."?
What happens? Congress pays attention, very, very close attention.
For the last two days, our Legislative Consultant, Charlie Frohman and the Natural Solutions Foundation have been making the rounds of the long, long halls of Congressional office buildings. We are visiting the offices of the members of Congress on the FDA oversight committee and subcommittee.
Here’s what we have been telling Congress:
1. Support Health Freedom
Representatives: Become a Co Sponsor of Ron Paul’s Health Freedom Protection Act HR 2117.
Senators: Introduce Sister Legislation to HR 2117.
Click here (http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=11754) or here (http://tinyurl.com/yvm8tr ) to keep the pressure up on your Members of Congress to support this legislation. And then click here (http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=12189) or here (http://tinyurl.com/24mrn8 ) to send a fax to the FDA to tell them that their unreasonable and unlawful restriction of health information is totally unacceptable to you.
Don’t forget, faxing is expensive. Please remember to make a generous tax deductible donation (http://drrimatruthreports.com/index.php?page_id=189) to cover the cost of communicating with the FDA when they have shut down all the easy routes of getting our comments to them before the public comment period ends on September 7, 2007! And if you’ve already made a donation to cover these costs, thank you!
A GAME OF [DEADLY] CHICKEN
The game, you see, is that the FDA pushes its deadly agenda through Codex (where it is the dominant dog and gets whatever it wants). Then, because the standard has been accepted by Codex, the FDA brings brings home these really bad regulatory strategies and introduces them here. So the FDA is using Codex to force worse and worse food standards on the US (and global) food supplies. That way, the FDA’s intent to "HARMonize" with Codex is easily fulfilled, piece by piece.
If you haven’t done so yet, please take a few minutes to visit the Natural Solutions Foundation website, www.HealthFreedomUSA.org and watch the Codex video there to see why this game is being played, and why the game is being played. You will want to share it with everyone else you know, I am sure.
HR 2117 must be supported because it protects consumers against the FDA’s attempt to take away their constitutional right to know the truth about dietary supplements and food’s relationship to health. In his speech introducing this bill, Dr. Paul said, "
"The FDA continues to frustrate consumers’ efforts to learn how they can improve their health….FDA bureaucrats are so determined to frustrate consumers’ access to truthful information that they are even evading their duty to comply with four Federal court decisions vindicating consumers’ First Amendment rights to discover the health benefits of foods and dietary supplements….
FDA bureaucrats have even refused to abide by the DSHEA section allowing the public to have access to scientific articles and publications regarding the role of nutrients in protecting against diseases by claiming that every article concerning this topic is evidence of intent to sell a drug….
Because of the FDA’s censorship of truthful health claims, millions of Americans may suffer with diseases and other health care problems they may have avoided by using dietary supplements. "
Click here to read Dr. Paul’s whole May 2, 2007 speech when he introduced this urgently needed legislation (http://drrimatruthreports.com/index.php/?p=408 )
2. Exercise real Congressional oversight over the FDA.
The FDA is out of control and the American people are its victims. Attacking natural medicine not only interferes with freedoms, it also means that we suffer and die from the use of dangerous phamaceuticals when simple, inexpensive, safe and effective nutrients and herbs could prevent and treat diseases. Our health costs are the highest in the world but our health is the worst among the industrialized nations. The FDA routinely uses legal and physical force to threaten, intimidate and destroy manufacturers and health practices which do not support the FDA’s drug habit. Congress needs to hold hearings to investigate abuses of power routinely used by the FDA. Click here to read our Congressional One Pager:
For a Great Handout download this PDF version, print many copies and handout to your friends!
3. Separate food and drug regulation since the FDA cannot do both jobs.
Congress needs to divest the FDA of its food regulatory responsibilities and let the FDA continue to regulate drugs and drugs only.
Congress made a deadly mistake when it created a single agency to regulate both food and drugs in 1938. The impact of clean, unadulterated food on health is to help keep people healthy. That lowers drug use which, in turn, lowers drug profits. So the rich – and very powerful – pharmaceutical industry would like nothing better than a degraded food supply to make sure that as many people as possible suffer from the chronic diseases of under nutrition: cancers, cardiovascular disease and stroke, diabetes and obesity.
Since the FDA is dependent on Pharmaceutical "Users Fees" for a good part of its operating budget, and since the people who make decisions about drugs for the FDA are up to their eye bones in financial and professional conflicts of interest (which the FDA justifies as a "fact of life"), the FDA is run for the benefit of the drug companies and their sister multinational corporations, the chemical and Biotech industries. The result? The clean, unadulterated food which the FDA should be protecting is degraded by FDA regulation to serve its Big Pharma corporate clients.
Click here (http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/8/prweb504346.htm) to read the Natural Solutions Foundation press release detailing our educational efforts this week with Congress. And then click here (http://drrimatruthreports.com/docs/CongresionalBriefing82807.pdf) or here (http://tinyurl.com/353t5y ) to read our full Congressional Briefing document.
USE IT, YOUR WAY!
The documents in this email are available for you to use to share with your legislators when you visit them in their offices, with your local health food stores and supplement manufacturers, your local (or national) radio hosts and newspaper editors. Share this information. No one else is putting it out so each of us needs to be an information point source. Get others involved and activated. We WILL win this battle, but only if we fight it!
The Constitution of the United States says that you have natural rights which no one, and by extension, no agency, can take away from you. Help us claim those rights!
Yours in health and freedom,
Rima A. Laibow, MD
Natural Solutions Foundation