FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is now threatening to overthrow state laws and institute federal vaccine mandates. These ominous warnings about cracking down on vaccine exemptions are a sure indication that the FDA, like other federal agencies, has grown too big for its britches. The rise of administrative power within the federal government has long been a threat to American freedom.
Apparently, Gottlieb has no concerns about violating Americans’ right to freedom. No where in the Constitution does it give the federal government the right to mandate medical decisions for the American people — and yet, that is what the leader of the FDA is trying to do.
As many critics have noted, federal agencies like the FDA use their position as an “administrative” agency to circumvent the Constitution — and all of the limitations it puts on the three official branches of federal government. Administrative agencies today now function as the “fourth branch” of federal government — with all of the power and none of the stipulations.
While FDA officials say that their threats of “intervention” are to protect the public, what they aren’t saying is that a power grab of this kind will set a dangerous precedent for the future. At the very least, it will establish federal agencies’ ability to usurp state-held powers whenever they see fit.
FDA threatens the public
FDA Commissioner Gottlieb recently spoke with CNN, warning the people of the United States that low levels of vaccine compliance may lead to government “intervention.”
“Some states are engaging in such wide exemptions that they’re creating the opportunity for outbreaks on a scale that is going to have national implications,” Gottlieb contended.
He added that “certain states continue down the path that they’re on, I think they’re going to force the hand of the federal health agencies.”
Gottlieb said that he’d be looking to eliminate all religious and philosophical exemptions, and stated he was “deeply skeptical” of any exemption that isn’t a medical exemption.
Skeptical is an interesting word to use here. While Gottlieb’s skepticism of vaccine exemptions can be turned into law — the skepticism of vaccine “safety” shared by millions of Americans is completely null.
As an unelected official, Gottlieb doesn’t even really represent the American people. He’s a bureaucrat — and whenever a bureaucrat is doing something to expand their power, We The People should be sharing some skepticism of our own.
Corruption in the federal government
Within federal agencies, corruption is a serious issue. Both the Office of Inspector General and the Committee on Government Reform have made the issue of conflicts of interest within federal agencies a known problem for decades.
As Natural News previously reported, the CDC and FDA often rely on external experts with financial ties to the pharma industry — and members of their advisory committees often own stock in vaccine companies. Both agencies have been criticized for failing to conduct meaningful research on the potential hazards of vaccines.
The problem of corruption, cronyism and conflict of interest within federal agencies is made worse by their unabridged power.
As Columbia Law Professor Philip Hamburger, author of the books The Administrative Threat and Is Administrative Law Unlawful?, posits:
Administrative power also evades many of the Constitution’s procedures, including both its legislative and judicial processes. Administrative power thereby sidesteps most of the Constitution’s procedural freedoms. Administrative power is thus all about the evasion of governance through law, including an evasion of constitutional processes and procedural rights.
As The New American reports, vaccine laws have always been a state issue — dating all the way back to a 1905 Supreme Court case. And this is where the true motive of mandatory vaccination lies. It’s not about public health; it’s about expanding federal power. Currently, states reserve the rate to make laws about things like vaccines, car insurance and the like.
This is because these powers are not explicitly laid out by the Constitution — which means the federal government is not entitled to have them.
If the Tenth Amendment were a person, it would be rolling in its grave right now.
Once the FDA has granted itself the right to usurp powers traditionally held by the states, there will be no turning back.
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