FOOD & DRUGS?
A friend of mine suffered minor heart damage during the
influenza season a few years ago. Today, he is having
trouble breathing properly. I received a report which showed
a Japanese scientist had discovered a natural substance which
occurs in garlic, ginseng and other herbs. This discovery
was made several years ago and had been extensively tested on
himself and others in Japan and Europe. Results were
amazing. It reduced and eliminated many of the symptoms my
friend exhibited. It was being sold in this country as a
food supplement in health food stores.
I called Jack as soon as I finished reading. I told him
what I had read and we decided to meet for coffee the next
morning so he could read the report. He was as impressed as
I when he was finished.
We drove straight from the coffee shop to a health food
store to purchase a bottle of this supplement. There we were
informed they had been told to pull it from the shelves.
I asked who had ordered it be pulled and was told that
the FDA issued the order. I muttered something about this
g.. d... government under my breath . . .
Just who is this outfit called the Food and Drug
Administration? Where is their right to tell you what
medicine you can or cannot use? My friends, they don't have
Yet people familiar with FDA politics and natural foods
industry claim that the FDA has threatened to destroy the
health food industry for more than 20 years.
This is a contemptuous violation of constitutional
power. We have been warned that the selling of food
supplements which have not been approved by the FDA (which
they call medicines) is illegal and will stop. How about
that? A sight to see on the tube one evening when the FDA,
like gangbusters, invaded a health food store and seized what
they claimed were illegal drugs. I guess the commissioners
wife must have said NO the night before . . .
Where is the law breaking really? The selling of the
medicines or the admonition by an unconstitutional con-
glomeration of idiots that they will not be sold? And how
many good drugs and medicines are being used in other
countries which are being withheld from citizens of this
country by an outfit which has no right to prohibit their
use? Is it an exercise to protect the multi-billion drug
industry? Why should Americans be forced to go to foreign
countries (if they can even afford it) for treatment of an
illness because the jokers, right out of thin air, tell them
the treatment is not allowed here? Land of the free and the
home of the brave . . . snicker, snicker.
Reports have surfaced that medical doctors (MD) who use
both conventional medicine and, as they call it, alternative
medicines have been forcibly shut down by our friends at the
FDA. These alternate medicines include items which are sold
in health food stores. What a crock . . . if they speak out
against the FDA, they risk losing a practice. By what right
do these clowns tell anyone how to practice medicine? They
don't have any right or power for anything of the sort. We
are now at the point in time where they feel might and power
make right and they have the power. They come in with guns
drawn, herd patients and staff out into the parking lot and
steal any prescription or correspondence from the doctor
which strikes their fancy.
Another incident of gangbusters . . . in the state of
Washington, the FDA seized records and medications without
the doctor being charged with anything. God's gift to
humanity (FDA) announced that this raid was part of a
stepped-up effort to protect the public from what they say
are empty claims that vitamins and other dietary supplements
can treat or prevent cancer, Aids and just about any disease
As the epitome of absurdity, the FDA commissioner said
that Wright (the doctor) was using injectable drugs (in
reality, it was vitamins) that HE MAY BE MANUFACTURING.
(Maybe he's not!) We will not allow people to do dangerous
things, he said. What a yoyo! If we are not going to 'allow
people to do dangerous things', then this character should be
in a cage! People who work at the FDA admit there is a
stepped up campaign against nutritional supplements.
Under recently proposed regulations, the FDA can begin
wholesale seizures of all kinds of dietary supplements after
May, 1993. In 1991, Congress passed and little George signed
into law the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990.
(NLEA). The FDA was given the task of developing regulations
to enforce the NLEA. However, when the regulations came out
in November 1991, it was discovered that the FDA exceeded the
intent of Congress by interweaving regulations that give it
broad enforcement powers.
Three bills are now before Congress which threaten to
impose severe civil penalties for any person, doctor or
business violating NLEA regulations . . . up to TWO MILLION
dollars. Buffalo chips!
When do we say enough? When do we stop this onslaught
on our rights? Is the Fourth Amendment completely dead now?
Is due process of law now only something we read about in
history books? We better stop it soon or the entire Bill of
Rights will be dead. Then we will get exactly what we
Even with the onslaught of AIDS, the FDA continues to
pussy-foot around and hold up drugs which may help some poor
Their initial invasion of our rights began in 1883 when
the importation of tea was regulated. In 1890 the regula-
tions were expanded to cover imported foods.
What I am about to relate comes from the Encyclopedia
Americana (Vol 11, pg 449). I want to point out that the
article was written by the Chief, Boston District, Food and
Drug Administration and is slanted to the extreme (as you
might expect . . . he is justifying his job and those of
others in the FDA.)
In 1906 the control began in earnest. They passed the
Federal Food and Drug Act which was entitled "An Act for
Preventing the manufacture, sale or transportation of
adulterated or misbranded or poisonous or deleterious food,
drug, medicines, and liquors and for regulating traffic
therein, and for other purposes." (Isn't it cute how lawyers
always add those catch-all phrases at the end?) Big wigs in
the Dept of Agriculture complained they had 'no power to
promulgate legal standards of identity and quality for foods
in general'. Lordy . . . we must have legal standards!
To plug loopholes, another act was passed in 1938 (after
floating around Congress for five years before they could
muster the votes necessary to pass it) which was called
Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. There must have been a
few in Congress who felt they had no right or power to pass
this type legislation. It took five years of arm twisting to
get it through. Note this was during the reign of His
Majesty Franklin Roosevelt when the push to exercise control
over Americans was in full swing.
All the states had enacted special laws to regulate the
purity and content of foods. Occasionally, there were
conflicts from one state to the next. So what? It was a
state function then and still is today. The federales got
into the act in order, as they put it, to make the laws
They use Art I, Sec 8, cl 3 which authorizes the central
government to regulate commerce with foreign nations and
among the several states. They have decided that power means
they can determine how far those regulations extend. What a
load of gobbledygook!
This fiasco with foods and later drugs shows how adept
these clowns are at assuming a power. Notice, it started
with checking the importation of tea. Simple enough. I can
just hear the people . . . "Boy, this is great. Now we don't
have to worry about anymore bad tea." Then it was expanded
to foods . . . "Now at least we know the government is
watching that our imported foods will be pure." No one
complained or challenged the seizure of these powers. Next
it was enlarged to cover drugs . . . then to cosmetics and
finally to confiscation of homes, planes, money and etc. You
can see this pattern in every usurpation of power that has
If a challenge should happen to get to the Supreme
Court, what do we find there? More lawyers who will decide
what is best for us and the hell with the specific authority
to do so. They love to use terms like 'overriding public
needs' or 'in the best interest of the government' and etc.
Those people in the black robes are no more the protectors
and defenders of the Constitution than is Howdy Doody.
There was so much far left socialist legislation being
spewed out by Congress during the 1930's that the Supreme
Court was being overwhelmed by challenges. They solved that
problem very easily in 1935. In a decision concerning the
Tennessee Valley Authority, their sick minds opened the door
which enabled them to ignore constitutional questions
They decided that if there was some way to dispose of a
case without considering the constitutionality of whatever
was being challenged, that's the way they would go. What is
the easiest way to get rid of such a case? Ignore it and not
allow it to get onto the docket! Works beautifully.
That TVA case was another disaster. They decided the
federal government could run the Tennessee Valley Dam and
power plant to generate and sell electricity. Where the hell
does it say the feds can be in any kind of business in
competition with private enterprise? No where, my friends,
Let's take a quick look at dates . . . first attempt to
control food or drugs happened in 1883. For 100 years we
were able to survive without government snoopervision! But
at that point, they had one foot in the proverbial door and
it gave them the 'right' (they feel) to expand their control
over these items. Do you feel we are any better off 100
Checking The Federalist Papers for reasoning as to why
the federal government was to regulate commerce, we will find
that under the Articles of Confederation, each state was free
to tax articles being brought into the state. This included
articles from another state or from a foreign country. It
was a disaster and occasionally created dissatisfaction
between the states . . . as Hamilton put it in Paper No. 22,
this was contrary to the true spirit of the Union. It had
even been a block to the formation of beneficial treaties
with foreign powers.
The whole point for this power to regulate commerce was
to achieve uniform economic conditions throughout the country
in general. It also was important source of external
taxation and stability in the value of money which a thriving
economy promotes. (Hamilton, No. 12) They were sure the
federal government would have to depend on import taxes as
their chief source of revenue for a long time.
Hamilton pointed out that in France, at the time, an
army of patrols were employed to secure her fiscal regula-
tions against dealers in contraband. They didn't want that
here because "[T]he arbitrary and vexatious powers with which
the patrols are necessarily armed would be intolerable in a
free country." I'll bet he is rolling over in his grave
Another reason it was given to the feds over the state
governments is that the federales could more easily patrol
the Atlantic coast making certain ships made it all the way
into ports. Thus duties would be reported and collected.
This prevented ships from trying to unload off shore. They
had problems with smuggling back then also.
The reason for checking the old writings was to see if
there was even a remote suggestion that the Framers intended
the federal government could assume police powers and tell
you and me that we can't use a certain food, drug or
cosmetic. As James Madison pointed out in Paper No. 45, "The
powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal
government are few and defined." If we didn't give the power
and that power is not specifically spelled out, THEY DON'T
If that isn't plain and simple enough for the bureau-
crats, they need to be reminded that the Tenth Amendment
spells it out in very clear language. Ignorance of the law
is no excuse, they tell us. What's their excuse?
Where have they assumed the right to make such decisions
concerning food and drugs? Because we allow it! Simply, we
are being told it is for our own good. These are police
powers which have been denied the national government. If
the states want to exercise such powers, we have another ball
game but to allow the weirdos in DC to exceed their powers is
bad news. The process to amend the Constitution is in place
. . . make them use it before we submit to unconstitutional
Let's take a curtsy look at the police arm called the
Drug Enforcement Agency . . . This enforcement arm is under
the jurisdiction of the Justice Department .. what else?
(Justice . . . now that's a joke!) In spite of all the
damage they inflict everyday, there is no authority for this
bunch of creeps! There was no amendment proposed nor
approved to allow for any organization to determine that the
sale or use of a drug can be criminal. The Federal Govern-
ment has NO power to determine what is a criminal act. There
are four crimes listed in the Constitution and that is the
extent of their criminal jurisdiction. (See the chapter in
this book entitled People Control.)
Yet we all know they do enforce criminal penalties
concerning drugs . . . how come? Primarily because they have
convinced us that they have the power to do whatever they
decide to do and that's a pile of el toro caca. They don't
want you or anyone to have any knowledge about the extent of
their power nor how anyone can challenge the illegal use of
powers. We are all supposed to be dumb, fat and happy
country bumpkins . . . that's all. If you take an honest
look at their arrogance, you'll have to admit it's the truth.
Now these illegal police activities have assumed a new
power . . . they call it surreptitious entry. They broke
into what they called a drug 'factory', looked the whole
place over, closed it back up and raided it the next day. No
matter what you call it, it's an illegal entry. They break
the law and give it a George Orwell newspeak name. It's a
blatant violation of law and obviously has been given the
blessing of the courts. What a crock! And we keep hearing
that ignorance of the law is no excuse . . .
There is another facet in their operations which is a
real crime . . . forfeiture laws. The Fifth Amendment is
crystal clear about that when it says, "No Person . . . shall
be deprived of . . . property, without due process of law;"
OK, what does that mean?
It means they have to have OUR permission in the
document before they can take life, liberty or property.
Simple enough. Somewhere in there, in clear language, (not
abstract or perhaps it's there vagueness) it has to show that
we said the feds can seize homes, money, boats, cars, planes
or whatever. It does NOT mean they can pass a law outside
the power we granted and take property. (Or do anything for
that matter.) Due process of law means they have the
authority in our Constitution. If the power is not there,
due process of law is not there either. If any link in the
functioning of a law violates constitutional commands, it's
defective and due process of law ceases at that point.
We often will hear our magicians in the black robes say
that we must have and have always had the power of distraint
(seizure). True . . . our Founding Fathers knew that too but
they decided no royalty (including US) would be able to come
along, decide they didn't like you and could steal property
under the guise of law. This is precisely why the due
process clause of the Fifth Amendment was born and precisely
the reason we gave our approval to the amendment. THE FEDS
CANNOT TAKE PROPERTY UNLESS DUE PROCESS OF LAW IS BEING
FOLLOWED TO THE LETTER.
If I am forbidden by law from stealing something from
you, what gives us the right, collectively as a group called
government, to do it legally?
Ask our elected representatives (if you can get them
away from their checkbooks) where they have found the right
to pass a bill allowing for both the Food and Drug Ad-
ministration and the Drug Enforcement Agency. I'll bet that
you will not even receive an answer. (Because even they
don't know the answer.) Yet they have done it without the
slightest hint of a grant of power from us.
It might be an interesting point for the readers to look
at the budgets of these unauthorized organizations to see how
much of our money is being wasted.
Another expose which is unfolding concerning food is the
importation of meat from Canada. Would you believe it's not
inspected? There is only an insignificant inspection of
certain boxes after we inform the Canadian authorities we are
going to inspect. They tell us which shipment we can look
at . . . we are eating all sorts of tainted meat and there
is no way for any of us to tell which meat came from Canada
when we are at the supermarket. The way it works now, they
are inspecting about 7% of all imported Canadian meats! What
kind of nonsense is going on?
The yoyo's in Congress are the culprits in this fiasco.
They are the ones who will have to rescind the law and
restore some sanity in our country. They need to be flooded
with phone calls, with millions of letters and Petitions for
Redress of Grievances. (There is one included at the end of
this book.) Make certain you complain loudly at these new
proposed regulations before all health food stores will have
to close their doors. This is the intent of the FDA!
The filing of a Federal Question Action lawsuit under
Bivens vs Six Unknown Narcotics Agents for violation of
your/our constitutional rights is an alternative. These
people are really doing a royal number on all of us today.
They will claim they have 'sovereign immunity' but it's a
bunch of buffalo chips. Our Constitution gives no one any
immunity from law suits when they violate the authority we
doled out for government. They are not the sovereigns, we
If things reported in this article make you angry, you
must get over the anger and work for changes for the better.
These things get more and more serious . . . we HAVE to exert
our sovereign power and make them obey our laws. These
people are drunk with power which in itself is a sickness.
This will not go away by itself, it will only get worse. The
future does not look favorable . . . let's go after them now!
SPECIAL NOTE . . .
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In Home Health Services
CH - 2800 Delemont
BCM Box 5890
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