By Michael LeVesque, NHF Board Member
The proposed 28th Medical Freedom Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is the long-awaited eleventh amendment to the Bill of Rights. The Amendment states the following:
“All people have the Right to secure their Health in the manner they choose. Congress, the President, State Legislatures and Executives, Governmental Agencies, or Departments shall make no law or executive order that impedes the Individual’s rights to informed consent nor right to medical choice nor freedom of medical choice. Nor shall the President, Congress, State Legislatures or Executives, Governmental Agencies, or Departments make any law or executive order that impedes the Individual’s right to medical privacy and freedom without an individual and specific judicial warrant supported by Oath and affirmation of necessary cause to protect Society from Harm describing the Individual’s condition and danger it presents.”
Our Intolerable Oppression Must End
We are experiencing medical oppression, medical censorship, medical discrimination, and medical abuse of unprecedented scope, with no accountability or responsibility on the part of the oppressors, censors, and abusers. This state of affairs has continued for too long, has become intolerable, and must end now.
The most important and pressing need is to protect the freedom of medical choice built upon informed consent. Medical informed consent is a concept enshrined in and inherently guaranteed by the Nuremberg Code of 1947 in its very first point. Informed consent essentially means that no agreement or permission can be given by a patient to anyone else to perform a medical procedure upon him or her unless that patient has first been given full and accurate information about the possible effects or results of the procedure or medicine.
The second is the protection of medical freedom so as to shield the relationship between the healthcare provider and the patient.
The third is protecting the medical privacy and sovereignty of the individual from the oppression of governmental medical edicts.
By adopting the 28th Medical Freedom Amendment, we would provide the U.S. Supreme Court with clear and convincing evidence that the citizens of this great Nation demand the protection of informed consent, freedom of medical choice, the right to medical choice, and the right to medical privacy. Once the Amendment is adopted, those rights become imbedded within the United States Constitution for generations to come. There is an urgency to adopt this Amendment never more clearly presented before us than today.
The President, Congress, and State Governors and legislators, with the aid of governmental agencies, have made medical slaves of every citizen of the United States of America by taking away their rights to informed consent, medical freedom, medical privacy, and freedom of medical choice.
Informed consent is a cornerstone of individual sovereignty. It is by the enactment of this Amendment that the individual will, once and for all, have the protection of his or her own health in the manner that they choose.
The Amendment’s wording is precise, concise, and protects against abuse. The goal is simple, the consequences far-reaching, and the benefits enormous. It is the essential and necessary Constitutional protection required in these and all harrowing and dangerous times.
Its main goal is to protect all of society from the medical monopoly that strangles medicine by directing certain narratives without medical choice and scientific discourse. Its other goal is to protect individual choice and health provider relationship from agendas that abuse health and medical freedom through our government, media, and courts.
It will also launch a national debate and discussion about health and medical freedom that is presently censored. And once adopted, it will bring legal responsibility to our courts by requiring “informed consent” – the pivotal issue of the 21st century – as well as protection of our medical freedom, medical choice, and medical privacy.
Our Present, Dangerous Times
There is a list of transgressions in mainstream medicine and public health so long that it would take hours upon hours for anyone to read and grasp. Yet, most tragically, had our country enacted a Medical Freedom Amendment from its very founding, then we could have avoided all of these deadly and injurious past events and many decades of great harm.
The Federal and State governments have assumed the sweeping role of sole medical experts in the vast arena of personal health. The individual possesses the inalienable right to be informed and secure his or her health in the manner they choose. Most importantly, this includes informed consent by and for the individual. The government has denied informed consent to the millions who have forcibly received experimental medicines in order to keep their jobs and thus maintain their livelihood.
Today, the Federal and State governments have also taken on the role of medical enforcement and punishment. The government enforces a singular medical narrative and attempts to rule over our health. But health is a personal and individual matter that cannot be denied, and one’s personal health is not to be ruled by the government. Our Founding Fathers clearly recognized that the government’s role is to govern for the benefit of all of society and to, at most, recommend, not to enslave, and is never to be fully trusted.
As of January 18, 2022, over 17,000 physicians have signed the Physicians Declaration, Global COVID Summit – Rome, Italy. This Rome Declarationspecifies the harm committed by political intrusion into the relationship between physician and patient, and the political obfuscation of the sworn medical Hippocratic Oath of “First do no harm.” It continues to resolve the following: the Freedom to prescribe safe and effective treatments; the Freedom to practice the art and science of medicine; and the sanctity of the physician-to-patient relationship. These are the tenets of the Hippocratic Oath.
This usurpation by the Government of the inalienable right of medical choice and the right to medical privacy is contrary to the health and welfare of every citizen. It is by the enactment of the Medical Freedom Amendment that the sanctity of the relationship of the healthcare provider and individual remains intact.
The attacks on experienced, highly credentialed medical practitioners with the destruction of their medical careers and livelihood has been reported by Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D., and many others. Any dissenting information, even by the most highly respected doctors and researchers, when not following the Government’s narrative, is labeled dangerous, widely castigated by the media, censored, and called un-American. Even worse, those views are even considered to require psychiatric evaluation by the government. Scientific peer-reviewed papers by researchers who do not endorse the government medical narratives are retracted in medical journals throughout the World, if they even get published in the first place.
Personalized medical practice has been replaced by experimental dangerous and harmful enforced medications given without informed consent, creating horrendous results. This usurpation by the Government of the inalienable right of individual medical choice also takes away the right to medical privacy, which is a personal right not to be abrogated except by proper individual and specific Court warrant supported by oath and affirmation of necessary cause to protect society from harm describing the individual’s condition and danger it presents.
A Personal Note
The proposed 28th Medical Freedom Amendment is the necessary addition to the Bill of Rights within the United States Constitution. The Amendment is an opportunity to bring this nation together. This is a battle to determine the future of our Republic, the health of its citizens, and government’s proper role in society.
It is also a confrontation with the wealthy corporate powers that ignore individual rights in their greed. Wealthy lobbying groups and co-opted agencies of the executive branch of government are determining our medical freedom and medical rights. This is a political issue that only we, the citizens, can correct with a massive response. It is our obligation and fulfillment of duty pledged by each citizen. This is our government over-governing us, and we must stop it.
Citizens can never fully trust their government. It is the citizen’s obligation and responsibility to make sure that government is kept honest. We must secure our freedom and control of our destiny from those elitist, money-focused forces seeking complete control over our freedom and health through the government.
This is a treacherous time that transcends all political party lines. Passage requires friend and foe to come together, united. This is not a battle between Republicans and Democrats or any other political party. It is a battle between autocratic harmful dictatorship and the personal physical and medical freedom of each citizen.
In the process of coming together there will be disagreements on issues that the Amendment brings forth. It is no different than our disagreements based upon opinions and visions of reality. The goal is to protect everyone’s physical and health freedom and all that it entails. That is the most significant goal. All other subordinate details will have to be determined based upon protecting the meaning and integrity of the Medical Freedom Amendment.
Those opposed to this inalienable right will produce some reasons why not to have this Amendment. However, there are over 335,000,000 reasons why we should. Each of us, every single person, deserves this protection of their medical freedom in order to ensure their own personal health and freedom!
The National Health Federation (NHF) is the first organization to endorse and support the Amendment. Hopefully, other organizations will soon follow in NHF’s footsteps. This comports with NHF’s nearly seven-decades-long tradition of promoting and defending health freedom as well as its long history of consumer and individual health protection on local and global levels, including its unique position of participation in the Codex Alimentarius process.
A Historical Calling
Benjamin Rush, M.D., signer of the Declaration of Independence and surgeon general of the Continental Army, stated in the The Autobiography of Benjamin Rush that,“Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship …. The Constitution of this republic should make special provisions for medical freedom as well as religious freedom.”
Patrick Henry waged hours of fighting with the Constitutional Assembly to secure the passage of the Bill of Rights in our Constitution. We must do the same today. Now more than ever Medical Freedom must be protected and thereby the health and future of the Nation. There are over 335 million reasons why. Now is the time!
Footnote to the Medical Freedom Amendment
Why include details regarding a court warrant? Warrants can be issued by the court for many reasons. For example, a bench warrant by the court for speeding can be issued only for the person speeding, not for everyone driving a car. Making sure the warrant is both specific and individual means no warrant can be issued by the court in general or for a group or a community, it can only be issued for a specifically named individual and there must be danger and cause proven to the court. This is an important protection from court warrants. If a mandate is issued, it cannot be for everyone, only for a specific individual, and with proven causes of danger and harm.
Is it possible to accomplish? YES! The 26th amendment granting the right to vote to 18-year-old citizens took only three months and eight days to be ratified in 1971, before there were even personal computers, e-mail, social online networks, and cell phones. Seven of the twenty-seven amendments to the Constitution took one year or less to become law.
For more information and to take action, visit www.themedicalfreedomamendment.org