The petition -- which is endorsed by NaturalNews, the Organic Consumers Association, the Life Extension Foundation, the American Association for Health Freedom and other health freedom groups -- calls for an end to FDA and FTC oppression of free speech about dietary supplements. Its ten provisions also call for full income tax deductions on health-enhancing products and services, a halt to the psychiatric drugging of children, the end of mandatory vaccination policies and the legalization of healing practices across the country. (The carrying out of natural anti-cancer therapies, for example, is currently outlawed in the United States.)
The banning of GMOs from the food supply and the requirement that the EPA investigate the environmental impact of discarded pharmaceuticals is also in the petition. In all, it calls for an end to the era of Big Pharma domination over health care and usher in a new era of nutrition-oriented, preventive health care strategies that can prevent as much as 70 percent of degenerative disease in America today, saving the nation hundreds of billions of dollars in "disease maintenance" costs.
Notably, the petition also calls for an "immediate investigation" into a revolutionary new health care system developed by Mike Adams, called Citizens In Charge (http://www.healthrevolutionpetition.org/citi...). This system eliminates all health insurance, provides health care coverage to all U.S. residents, proactively invests in disease prevention, eliminates wasteful paperwork and health care administration, drastically reduces health care costs, eliminates virtually all government intervention in health care and produces far better health care outcomes at significantly reduced costs.
The "Citizens In Charge" health care system is characterized as a "socialized-free-market" system of health care coverage, combining the universal coverage of socialized medicine with the personal economic decisions of free market behavior. The system also sports a national database of health service providers where the quality of their services is rated by customers. The result? A national knowledge base of customer-generated ratings of what really works to improve health care outcomes at reduced costs.
The Health Revolution Petition was created by NaturalNews.com editor Mike Adams (the "Health Ranger"), a vocal opponent of Big Pharma and the FDA, and a strong supporter of nutrition, natural health and green living. Many health freedom attorneys and advocates contributed to the text of the petition, refining its language to better protect the freedoms of the People while limiting government intervention in the key health decisions that are best left to local citizens and their health care providers.
"This petition lends a voice to all the millions of Americans who believe in disease prevention over disease maintenance, nutrition over pharmaceuticals and naturopathic health care instead of interventionist, orthodox medical care that emphasizes drugs and surgery instead of commonsense self care," said Adams. "Conventional medicine, the FDA and the drug companies have collectively become such a danger to the health and safety of the American people that revolutionary, grassroots action is now required to protect our families and our children against these out-of-control, profit-minded institutions that routinely trade American lives for profits."
The petition aims to gather 100,000 signatures in 2009, after which it will be distributed to each member of Congress as well as President Obama and his staff. A special, signed printout of the petition is being delivered to the office of Rep. Ron Paul, who has consistently served as a champion of health freedom for many years.
In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.
With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource now featuring over 10 million scientific studies.