I wanted to share this important educational message from Dr. Laibow -
The key point: "The US Constitution does not mention health freedom. Our right to natural health care and our own decisions in our health path rests in other Constitutional freedoms. "
URGENT HEALTH FREEDOM ALERT
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FREEDOM AT THE TIPPING POINT:
CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS CAN BE RESTORED IF YOU ACT NOW
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to tell Congress that secret tribunals, torture and the power to hold people forever without charges or legal representation are not the America you want to live in, and certainly not the America the Constitution gives us. Urge Congress to support the Restoration of Habeas Corpus Act of 2007, S. 185 and the American Freedom Agenda Act of 2007, HR 3835.
The US Constitution does not mention health freedom. Our right to natural health care and our own decisions in our health path rests in other Constitutional freedoms. Tragically, those freedoms have been eroded by the White House and by a Congress which has, all too frequently, forgotten its Oath of Office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. S. 185, if passed, will restore your right of Habeas Corpus and cancel the secret Military Commissions recently put in place which can try people in secret - secrecy so great, in fact, that the charges facing you - if any - and the evidence against you -if any - are secret from you. If S. 185 and/or HR 3835 are passed, people could no longer be held indefinitely with secret charges leveled against them (or no charges at all), secret evidence (or no evidence at all), no legal representation and no right to tell anyone where they are.
HR. 3835, the American Freedom Agenda Act of 2007, introduced by Ron Paul (R-TX) goes even further and restores Habeas Corpus, cancels these secret military tribunals, forbids torture, kidnapping, rendition of people to foreign countries for torture and detention, protects journalists who are doing their jobs from charges of espionage and, in general, restores many of the basic Constitutional rights which have been ripped away from us by legislation, Signing Statements, Executive Orders and Homeland Security Directives.
These freedoms must be in place or the very concept of health freedoms becomes meaningless. I urge you, if health freedom is important to you, to take action immediately AND make sure that you send this email Health Freedom Alert to every person on your list and urge them to do the same.
A Quick and Heart-Felt Thank You
Health Freedom information follows this section but I wanted to thank the folks who are helping us keep your freedoms alive.
If you are among the Natural Solutions Foundation supporters who responded to my request for financial support, especially recurring donations
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Health Freedom At Risk:
Compulsory Drugging of Children I
Action Step: Go to http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/t/1128/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=18970 t o urge Congress to support the Child Medication Safety Act, S. 891 to protect kids and their parents from school-driven health fascism.
EPIDEMIC OF FORCED DRUGGING STRIKES!
Under the guise of "Public Health" and "Mental Health", our children are being exposed to highly profitable, but dangerous, and potentially lethal, medication against parents wishes. In this series we will take a look at a number the ways in which forced drugging of children is either already taking place or is in the works. Using deceptive and incorrect "information", unvalidated and unscientific "screening" tools created by the drug companies and the increasingly invasive police power of the state to over ride parental rights, children are exposed to iatrogenic -doctor induced- mis treatment, removal from their homes to dangerous and abusive foster care and the emotional trauma of these abuses. These violations of our health freedoms and of the future of our country -since we are damaging huge numbers of our young people - must stop. And it is up to us to stop it.
Vaccinations, with all their well-documented dangers, psychoactive medication, with its fearsome brain and behavioral damage, forced chemotherapy come to mind.
PHONY SCREENING, FANTASY DIAGNOSES, REAL DAMAGE
In this email we will talk about the phony "screening" of children and adolescents like "Teen Screen" is a huge industry and a major health hazard since they frequently result in unwarranted, knee jerk diagnoses of children and, in the vast majority of cases, in a prescription for dangerous psychiatric drugs.
Fact: Teen Screen has no scientific validity and is a marketing ploy to sell dangerous drugs which may cause irreversible harm to children and teen agers to a new market: healthy children.
Fact: Teen Screen has never been shown to reduce suicidality in children while anti depressants and anti psychotic drugs are well documented to increase the risk of suicidal thoughts, attempts and successful suicides. In fact, these drugs often carry "Black Box" warnings to alert consumers to the increased risk of suicidal thoughts and actions in people taking them.
Here is what PsychSearch.net has to say about Teen Screen: TeenScreen is a very controversial so-called "diagnostic psychiatric service", aka suicide survey; done on children who are then referred to psychiatric treatment. The evidence suggests that the objective of the psychiatrists who designed TeenScreen is to place children so selected on psychotropic drugs.
"It's just a way to put more people on prescription drugs," said Marcia Angell, a medical ethics lecturer at Harvard Medical School and author of "The Truth About Drug Companies". She said such programs will boost the sale of antidepressants even after the FDA in September ordered a "black box" label warning that the pills might spur suicidal thoughts or actions in minors. (The New York Post, December 5, 2004)
TeenScreen is based on the thoroughly discredited "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual".
How Teen Screen Works
TeenScreen lures kids as young as 9 years old into taking the suicide survey by offering them free movie passes, food coupons, "I completed TeenScreen" stress balls, pizza parties and candy bars - if they consent to the procedure.
One tactic TeenScreen officials use is to sell the child on the suicide survey first and after they have the child's agreement, they later contact parents.
TeenScreen Project Coordinator, Kathleen Cigich, was quoted as saying: "We found early on, though, that sending out letters directly to parents is prohibitively time consuming and gets a low response rate. We thought, why not go to students themselves and offer a $5 video store coupon to anyone who brings back a parental consent form within a two-day turnaround period. It works. Our response rate is extremely high."
Passive Consent: No Parents Need Respond
TeenScreen also utilizes a "passive consent form" which requires no written parental approval. The passive consent form is sent home to parents and if they DON'T return it TeenScreen considers that the parents approve. TeenScreen officials favor passive consent because they say it boost their chances of screening kids to 95% as opposed to the written parental consent technique. What if the child forgets to bring the consent form home? What happens if the parent is too busy to refuse in writing? They've consented in the eyes of TeenScreen personnel.
Next, the child is given a paper and pencil test over about 10 minutes with highly suggestive and meaningless questions like :
Has there been a time when nothing was fun for you and you just weren't interested in anything?
Has there been a time when you felt you couldn't do anything well or that you weren't as good-looking or as smart as other people?
How often did your parents get annoyed or upset with you because of the way you were feeling or acting?
Have you often felt very nervous when you've had to do things in front of people?
Have you often worried a lot before you were going to play a sport or game or do some other activity?
Have you tried to kill yourself in the last year?
Are you still thinking of killing yourself?
Have you thought seriously about killing yourself?
Have you often thought about killing yourself??
Have you ever tried to kill yourself?
Normal children answering honestly will endorse at least one of the first 5 questions. That is enough to get them "diagnosed" with one supposed mental health disorder or another.
Check, Check, Check, Have We Got a Diagnosis for You!
The child then sees a mental health adviser and a check list is administered to confirm the "diagnosis" and earn the child a referral. Click (http://www.psychsearch.net/teenscreen_screening_information_form.pdf) to see the mental health check list used to assign a diagnosis. Next, it's off to a psychiatrist and then the real tragedy begins. Up until now, it was merely a matter of violating parental rights, persuading children they are ill when they may just be normal children, taking time away from legitimate school activities, inserting intrusive and potentially dangerous ideas into impressionable kids and damaging the self-image and ego of the child (perhaps permanently). Once a psychiatrist gets involved, however, things get very, very dangerous.
When Parental Judgement Becomes Medical Neglect
Many states in the US have given themselves the authority to compel parents to medicate their children even if they do not believe the child should be taking meds OR RISK LOSS OF PARENTAL CUSTODY. The child will be either medicated by the parents (often under Court order) or taken away from the family and placed in foster care. Children in foster care are, sadly, all too frequently abusively medicated, sexually and physically molested/abused and emotionally damaged, sometimes to horrifying degrees. I know. I was the Child Psychiatrist for the Westchester County Department dealing with children in foster care for about a decade and am well aware of the abysmal conditions children in other states experience as well.
I n some states, the drugging craze has gone so far that school personnel are permitted to refuse to allow children into school if they are not medicated with potent, and dangerous, psychiatric drugs.
Good Bills to Protect Kids from Bad Public Policy
Two bills now before Congress will prevent this kind of abuse and prevent the use of Federal funds for mental health screening such as Teen Screen. S. 891, the "Child Medication Safety Act" was introduced into the Senate by Senators Inhoff and Coburn on March 15, 2007. Here is the heart of the Act with the main phrases underlined:
SEC. 2. REQUIRED POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.
(a) In General- As a condition of receiving funds under any program or activity administered by the Secretary of Education, not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, each State shall develop and implement policies and procedures prohibiting school personnel from requiring a child to obtain a prescription for substances covered by section 202(c) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812(c)) or a psychotropic drug as a condition of attending school or receiving services.
(b) Rule of Construction- Nothing in subsection (a) shall be construed to create a Federal prohibition against teachers and other school personnel consulting or sharing classroom-based observations with parents or guardians regarding a student's academic performance or behavior in the classroom or school, or regarding the need for evaluation for special education or related services under section 612(a)(3) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(3)).
(c) Prohibition of Payment of Funds- No Federal education funds may be paid to any local educational agency or other instrument of government that uses the refusal of a parent or legal guardian to provide a substance covered by section 202(c) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812(c)) or a psychotropic drug for such individual's child of a charge of child abuse, child neglect, education neglect, or medical neglect until the agency or instrument demonstrates that it is no longer using such refusal as a basis of a child abuse, child neglect, education neglect, or medical neglect charge.
Let Your Congressman/woman Know You Support This Sensible Law
Constitutional Rights, Parental Rights, Civil Rights, Normal Childhood Developmental Phases and Stages and good old fashioned Common Sense make it clear that this bill is badly needed. Government funds should not fund medical fascism and Senators Inhoff and Coburn are to be commended for their willingness to defy the market needs of Big Pharma and support the parental rights and developmental stages of parents and children. Click to send a letter to Congress telling them that health freedom, not health fascism, is important to you.
Thanks for your activism!
Yours in health and freedom,
Rima E. Laibow, MD
Natural Solutions Foundation
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