by Mike Adams
the Health Ranger
April 30, 2010
Of all the sneaky tactics practiced in Washington D.C., this recent
action by Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) is one of the most
While no one was looking, he
injected amendment language into the Wall Street Reform and
Consumer Protection Act of 2009 (H.R. 4173) that would expand
the powers of the FTC (not
the FDA, but
the FTC) to terrorize
nutritional supplement companies by greatly expanding the power
of the FTC to make its own laws that target dietary supplement
This is a little-known secret about the
FTC and the nutritional supplements business:
The FTC routinely
targets nutritional supplement companies that are merely telling the
truth about their products. Some companies are threatened by merely
linking to published scientific studies about their products.
For example, here's an important article that describes how to
criminally extorts money out of supplement companies.
The FTC does much the same thing.
They target a particular company
that's having success in the natural products marketplace, then they
accuse that company of "inferring" that their products have some
health benefit. From there, the FTC demands that the company engage
in paying a massive fine to the FTC, which the FTC calls "consumer
redress" even though none of the money actually goes to the
If you try to fight the FTC, they haul you into their own special
"FTC courts" which are not public courts where you have the benefit
of a jury, but rather they are courts where the judges are actually
FTC employees and you have no rights.
You are essentially guilty
until proven innocent, and virtually no one has been found innocent
by the FTC.
If the King says you're guilty, then you're guilty
The FTC also forces you to sign a "consent decree" which involves
you admitting to committing crimes that you have actually never
These crimes include the "criminal misrepresentation of a
product" by, for example, explaining that walnuts help support
healthy cholesterol levels or that cherries ease symptoms of
Using these methods, the FTC has extorted tens of millions of
dollars out of nutritional supplement companies.
it has terrorized the industry and put several companies out of
business, denying the American public access to products that could
improve their health and prevent disease.
Waxman wants the FTC to have even more power over your vitamins
Henry Waxman wants to give the FTC even more powers
by allowing the FTC to write its own laws without Congressional
This would allow a rogue agency to simply invent any new
law it wants, such as requiring nutritional supplement companies to
spend hundreds of millions of dollars "proving" the efficacy of a
vitamin before they can sell it.
This will allow the FTC to utterly circumvent DSHEA - the law
passed in 1994 that provides basic protections to vitamin and
supplement manufacturers. This will result in an FTC war on vitamins
and supplements that would no doubt see this rogue agency attempting
to destroy the entire industry and imprison the founders and
executives of all the top supplement manufacturers.
This is how bad things have become in America today:
CEOs of drug companies are allowed to commit felony crimes, engage
in routine price fixing fraud and fix their research with fraudulent
clinical trials, yet the FTC and FDA do nothing.
But when an honest
nutritional supplement company says something like,
good for your heart,"
...they get threatened with imprisonment or have
their entire life savings stolen away from them by the FTC through a
series of "fines."
Your help is urgently needed to halt this madness
Join NaturalNews and the Alliance for Natural Health to protest
this deceptive action by Henry Waxman - a lifelong opponent of
natural medicine who is trying to covertly inject this expansion of
FTC powers into the Finance Reform Bill.
Click here to sign the online petition now.
This petition is being organized by the
Alliance for Natural Health, a health freedom organization we strongly
support here at NaturalNews. Read their announcement and call to
action on this bill
Your help is urgently needed. I don't send out a lot of "urgent call
to action" articles and emails, but this is one that definitely
demands our collective attention. Please call, fax or email your
representatives in Washington and strongly voice your opposition to
any expansion of powers of the FTC over dietary supplements.
is already a loose cannon. We don't want to now hand it nuclear
weapons that could destroy the entire industry.
Protect your health freedoms or you will lose them! The U.S.
Congress is literally just one vote away from granting the FTC
dangerous new powers to destroy the natural products industry. A
vote could take place as early as this weekend.
Attorney Jonathan Emord had this to say about this issue:
"The provision removing the ban on FTC rulemaking without
Congressional pre-approval contained in H.R. 4173 invites the very
same irresponsible over-regulation of the commercial marketplace
that led Congress to enact the ban in the 1980s.
FTC has no shortage
of power to regulate deceptive advertising; this bill gives it far
more discretionary power than it needs, inviting greater abuse and
mischief from an agency that suffers virtually no check on its
You need to see this video
I interviewed Jonathan Emord recently at the Health Freedom Expo in
California. Watch Jonathan talk about global censorship of health
freedom in this YouTube interview:
I know the audio quality is a little poor (we were at the
Freedom Expo, and there's a lot of background noise), but Jonathan Emord's words are so important for you to hear that I wanted to
share this video with you anyway.
Jonathan Emord is also the author of an important new book called
Global Censorship of Health Information.
The book exposes the truth behind what Emord calls state-sponsored
Click here to protect your health freedom now.
P.S. For your amusement, did you know that
Henry Waxman looks
exactly like Admiral Ackbar from the Star Wars motion pictures?
See for yourself: