by Jonathan W. Emord
In this book veteran constitutional lawyer Jonathan W. Emord explains the intellectual origins of freedom of speech from the Age of Enlightenment to the founding of the American republic. Today government censorship of health information worldwide relies on the same mechanisms of prior restraint that were used in Europe from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries.
Emord shows this censorship to be a byproduct of government efforts to protect state-sponsored drug monopolies from competition. The protectionism locks out of the market information indispensable to human health to fill the coffers of drug companies and to establish drugs to be the only lawful means to prevent and treat disease when an enormous body of science reveals dietary ingredients to have disease prevention and treatment effects. Convinced that speech freedom and health are lost due to government censorship, Emord explains how litigation and legislation can be used to bring down the barriers and give the public access to information that can save lives.
Jonathan W. Emord is an attorney who practices constitutional and administrative law before the federal courts and agencies. He served as an attorney at the Federal Communications Commission during the Reagan Administration and is a strong and consistent advocate of individual rights and limited government. He has defeated the Food and Drug Administration in federal court a remarkable seven times, six on First Amendment grounds, including in the landmark Pearson v. Shalala decision.
Congressman Ron Paul describes Jonathan as “a hero of the health freedom revolution.”
A must read ~ Editor, NewsWithViews.com
Publisher: Sentinel Press (2010)