How Government Treated Those For Whom We Now Celebrate HolidaysMarch 2014
By William Faloon,
Senate Committee Findings Regarding FBI Counter Intelligence Program
The Select Senate Committee uncovered all kinds of wrongdoings committed under the FBI’s guise of protecting “national security.” In the Final Report of the Select Committee, the FBI Counter Intelligence Program was castigated as follows:
The Committee finds that the domestic activities of the intelligence community at times violated specific statutory prohibitions and infringed on the constitutional rights of American citizens. The legal questions involved in intelligence programs were often not considered. On other occasions, they were intentionally disregarded in the belief that because the programs served “national security” the law did not apply. 13
While intelligence officers on occasion failed to disclose to their superiors programs which were illegal or of questionable legality, the Committee finds that the most serious breaches of duty were those of senior officials, who were responsible for controlling intelligence activities and generally failed to assure compliance with the law…13
...the Bureau conducted a sophisticated vigilante operation aimed squarely at preventing the exercise of First Amendment rights of speech and association, on the theory that preventing the growth of dangerous groups and the propagation of dangerous ideas would protect national security and deter violence.16
This FBI campaign is all the more ironic when you realize that Martin Luther King, Jr. is best known for his steadfast non-violent approach to gaining civil rights.
“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
Signers Of The Declaration Of Independence
The 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were British subjects who fought against their own government.20
Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and the other founding fathers did not merely ascribe their names to a philosophical document. They signed their own death warrant.21
While these men are revered each July 4th, the government authorities at the time considered them traitors. Punishment for treason included torture and execution along with forfeiture of property.21
As Benjamin Franklin adroitly stated on July 4, 1776, “ We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall hang separately.”22
History books often gloss over significant details about the Revolutionary War. Most of us recall a few sound bytes, but not the cruel realities. A rational review of the historical record reveals that victory against the British was seemingly hopeless, but it nonetheless occurred.23
Those who led the American Revolution suffered horrific hardships, many losing their lives and property. While fireworks are seen throughout the United States each July 4th, overlooked is the fact that signers of the Declaration of Independence, and all others who supported the revolution, were viewed as criminals. Some were captured, tortured, and killed seeking to acquire the liberty we nowadays take for granted.
John Hancock knew this risk quite well when he signed the Declaration of Independence in large letters and stated, “ John Bull can read my name without spectacles. Now let him double the price on my head.”24
What Does This Have To Do With Anti-Aging Research?
The public looks at government persecution against past visionaries and mistakenly thinks it does not occur in modern society. Even when national holidays are dedicated to persecuted individuals, the message about their heroism is not accurately portrayed.
If you are wondering what this has to do with anti-aging medicine, my response is it is highly relevant. At medical conferences I attend, the focus too often is how innovative doctors can stay out of jail.
At these conferences, attorneys give lectures to physicians about how to avoid becoming targets of modern day witch hunts initiated by overzealous regulators. The fear instilled by these spurious investigations is causing physicians to think twice before using novel approaches to save humans lives.
Even worse, scientific discoveries that could be translated into curative treatments are shackled by regulatory barriers that can take years, decades, or forever to overcome. That means creative ways of keeping us alive today are being repressed by government authorities. I have chronicled in past issues of this magazine and my books, shocking incidences of life-saving therapies being denied to Americans by uncaring bureaucrats.26-31
When I attend scientific conferences, doctors sometimes recognize me and extend their gratitude for protecting them and their patients from the FDA. I promise these progressive physicians that our battle to expose governmental abuses that suppress medical progress will not abate, despite risks to our personal liberty.
This month we feature an article that discusses the slow pace at which lifesaving therapeutic improvements are recognized. Even the simplest medical advances were opposed by those in positions of authority who felt compelled to guard the ignorance of the past.
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For longer life,
“We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.-1963
- Available at: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/carmaker-preston-tucker-dies. Accessed March 15, 2013.
- Available at: http://articles.cnn.com/2002-03-01/us/nuclear.fallout_1_nuclear-tests-fallout-hot-spots?_s=PM:US. Accessed March 15, 2013.
Available at: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/galileo-is-convicted-of-heresy. Accessed Feb. 27, 2013.
- Available at: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/82258/Giordano-Bruno. Accessed March 15, 2013.
- Available at: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMbkrev0902844. Accessed Feb. 27, 2013. Accessed March 15, 2013.
- Available at: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1964/king-bio.html. Accessed March 15, 2013.
- Available at: http://www.history.com/topics/montgomery-bus-boycott. Accessed March 15, 2013.
- Available at: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/eastern-state-penitentiary-celebrates-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-with-readings-of-letter-from-birmingham-jail-186980001.html. Accessed March 15, 2013.
- Available at: http://propagandhi.com/wp-content/empires/Ward_Churchill.pdf. Accessed March 15, 2013
- Available at: http://www.npr.org/2013/03/08/173733255/the-history-of-the-fbis-secret-enemies-list. Accessed March 15, 2013.
- Available at: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/. Accessed March 18, 2013.
- Available at: http://crdl.usg.edu/events/mlk_nobel_prize/?Welcome. Accessed May 17, 2013.
- Available at: http://www.icdc.com/~paulwolf/cointelpro/churchfinalreportIIca.htm. Accessed March 18, 2013.
- Available at: http://www.icdc.com/~paulwolf/cointelpro/churchfinalreportIIIc.htm. Accessed March 18, 2013.
- Available at: http://cldc.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Silencing-Dissent.pdf. Accessed March 18, 2013.
- Available at: http://www.icdc.com/~paulwolf/cointelpro/churchfinalreportIIIa.htm. Accessed March 18, 2013.
- Available at: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/eyesontheprize/profiles/48_sclc.html. Accessed March 18, 2013.
- Available at: http://www.icdc.com/~paulwolf/cointelpro/churchfinalreportIIIb.htm. Accessed March 18, 2013.
- Available at: http://historicaltextarchive.com/sections.php?action=read&artid=40. Accessed March 19, 2013.
- Available at: http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/. Accessed March 19, 2013.
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- Available at: http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/quotable/quote71.htm. Accessed March 19, 2013.
- Available at: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/revolution.htm. Accessed March 19, 2013
- Available at: http://www.heritage-history.com/www/heritage-books.php?Dir=books&author=guerber&book=thirteen&story=declaration. Accessed March 19, 2013.
- Available at: http://www.quoteworld.org/quotes/4160. Accessed March 19, 2013.
- Available at: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Maurice_Maeterlinck. Accessed March 19, 2013.
- Available at: http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2011/oct2011_Regulation-of-Medicine-is-Bankrupting-the-United-States-What-Congress-Can-Do-to-Stop-It_01.htm. Accessed January 13, 2104.
- Available at: http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2012/jul2012_Another-Victory-Against-FDA-Censorship_01.htm. Accessed January 13, 2014.
- Available at: http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2012/dec2012_Former-FDA-Commissioner-Admits-Risk_01.htm. Accessed January 13, 2014.
- Available at: http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2013/aug2013_When-Rules-Are-Broken_01.htm. Accessed January 13, 2013.
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