Have We Lost Our Medical Freedom?

by Dr. Robert O. Young / NOVEMBER 6, 2006

DrYoung One of the signers of the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE IN 1776, wrote the following statement regarding medical freedom!

"Unless we put medical freedom in the constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship…The constitution of this Republic should make special provision for medical freedom as well as religious freedom."

-Benjamin Rush M.D signer of the Declaration of Independence

Did he have insight?? What about those of us who have insight today? Will our words also be ignored? Has medicine organized into an undercover dictatorship? Is this prophetic or what???? Now millions are fighting for just that, medical freedom to choose safer and effective alternatives to conventional medicine.

Some people have been arrested for refusing to give their children chemotherapy, yet, those who have the means to fight, are not arrested. Why? One was a single mother, arrested. The others, a married couple, NOT ARRESTED. Hmmmm?

My vision of the relative purpose of medicine is to include prevention of illness and promotion of health and fitness rather than focusing all our attention on the diagnosis and treatment of disease. I believe the ultimate purpose of medicine is to help people discover something fundamental within themselves. And that is the awareness that the true source of well-being, joy, and contentment that we all seek lies within one's mind and heart – the emotions and the spirit – not in the physical world.

This is important, so we can all begin to be freed from the process of grasping for happiness in this physical world. To support this approach, I believe we must begin to embrace a more spiritual vision of ourselves and of humanity as a whole. While providing great love, care and attention to the physical body, medicine can then and only then can we help people discover the nonphysical, spiritual dimensions of themselves.

When this happens, we can all live and work with less fear, stress, grasping to preserve the physical body at all costs – we can truly be free.

 
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