by Jon Rappoport
August 22, 2013
If you still remember a piece of paper called the US Constitution,
you might wonder under what section of that document the government
is permitted to alter the human species.
A current Pentagon plan to create a biological platform inside the
human body, using it to deliver new genetic information, and thus
changing what the human body is and does… well, that is about as
outrageous as you can get, when it comes to the violation of
permitted federal powers.
Yet, the White House doesn't care, nor does Congress, nor does the
Supreme Court, nor does any federal agency or oversight department.
It's all right. It's not a problem. It's a
"medical" program, you
see. And therefore it will help people, and the government's job is
to help people.
This is the new version of the Constitution:
"the government is here to help you,
and anything it does in that regard is legal."
now. Get on the list. Help overrides anything written into the
"If the government wants to help me,
it's fine. That's what government is for. It's like a parent. If
the daddy is injecting me with genetic material to make me
better, I love it."
DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is preparing to
launch these genetic experiments.
DARPA is organized under the
Pentagon, which is organized under the Dept, of Defense, which is an
agency of the executive branch, which means the White House, which
refers to the President, where the buck stops.
So that's the chain
of command. The violation of the Constitution goes all the way to
Here is a key quote from the DARPA proposal:
"…the successful development of
technologies for rapid introduction of large DNA vectors into
human cell lines will enable the ability to engineer much more
complex functionalities into human cell lines than are currently
DARPA plans to insert a 47th chromosome into human cell lines. That
chromosome will serve as a kind of platform that will make
subsequent delivery of new genetic information much easier.
New genetic information means alterations in the body, at the level
of DNA: Engineering humans.
DARPA will justify these experiments on the basis of improving
soldiers' performance on the battlefield, their general health,
their capacity to recover from illness, injury, exhaustion.
justify it any way they want to, but it adds up to the same thing.
"We will change you. We will make
you better. And, ahem, uh, easier to control."
But this isn't a debate about how a human could be made better or
what "better" should mean or who should decide. It's an argument
that the whole program is a violation of the Constitution - because if
we don't stand on that, we don't stand on anything.
Without invoking the law of the land, we allow various people to
squabble about lesser issues and determine outcomes based on random
and arbitrary factors.
"Well, I don't think the Pentagon
should be in charge of this program at all. It should be moved
over to the National Institutes of Health, where it belongs."
"I see no problem with Pentagon handling it, as long as there is
civilian oversight from, say, the FDA. We could also have
university scientists act in a consulting capacity…"
President should appoint a Genetics Czar. He could supervise the
whole thing, with Congressional oversight."
"It has to be
run by the government. Otherwise, we can't guarantee it'll be
done in an ethical fashion."
No. The whole effort to engineer humans is unconstitutional, where
government involvement is concerned.
As for private companies taking
part, there are already laws on the books about engineering humans.
The adequate enforcement of those laws is another problem.
There's nothing much at stake here. Only the future of the human
If private citizens, who are the target of this experimentation,
don't have standing to file a class action suit against the
government, who does? A judge denying standing would, in and of
itself, create an uproar.
"Let me see if I've got this straight, Your Honor. We, as private
citizens, who would have our DNA changed, don't have the right to
Call us crazy, but we thought
potential victims are precisely the class who must take action.
Who should oppose this program? Ants? Rats? Chimpanzees?"
If there are any constitutional lawyers out there who see what's
happening here, I advise immediate filings. Take this horror to the
most basic level: the gross violation of federal powers. Bury the
government where they stand. Make the point. Cut this off at the
If there is any issue around which the American people should be
able to unite, the government alteration of their genes should be
If not, I suggest consulting travel brochures for other planets.