The Government is Working to Ban Self Care, as Regulations on Self Defense and Natural Healing Become Insane
For decades, governments in the West – supposed democracies, all – have
been working to steadily deprive citizens of some basic rights, including self-defense
and the ability to choose their own kind of medical treatment. As we
move further into the 21st century, this trend does not appear to be
reversing anytime soon.
'Leave personal safety and self-defense to us'In recent days, the U.S. Supreme Court tossed out a ruling by a Massachusetts court which stated that so-called stun guns are not considered firearms under the Second Amendment, thereby upholding a statewide ban for private citizens. Seems that in Massachusetts, even non-lethal self-defense is not allowed.
The nation's highest court, however, sided with a woman who said that she carried a stun gun to protect herself from an abusive ex-boyfriend. Reuters reported further:
"The court, in an unsigned ruling with no dissents, ruled in favor of Jaime Caetano, who in 2011 was arrested for possession of a stun gun in violation of a state law banning such weapons. The ruling provided a victory, at least temporarily, for gun rights advocates."
The case now goes back to the Massachusetts Supreme Court for further review, but as Reuters noted, the U.S. Supreme Court, in referencing its 2008 District of Columbia v. Heller decision affirming that the Second Amendment confers an individual's right to keep and bear arms, rejected the proposition "that only those weapons useful in warfare are protected."
Self-defense is a basic human right, but apparently not in Massachusetts. Or Britain.
As NaturalNews reported in June 2015, self-defense itself has essentially been banned there.
British subjects who sought advice about what are and are not permissible self-defense instruments, found some on a police website sponsored by the British government's Police National Legal Database. In response to a question about where legal self-defense products can be bought, the site says, "The only fully legal self defence product at the moment is a rape alarm. These are not expensive and can be bought from most local police stations or supermarkets."
The site goes on to say that there may be other products, but those have yet to be fully tested, and that, "If you purchase one you must be aware ... there is always a possibility that you will be arrested and detained until the product, it's [sic] contents and legality can be verified." Translation: Better stick to the rape alarm.
By the way, since these "be a victim" rules were put in place, violent crime has jumped in Britain by nearly one-third.
Don't heal thyselfIt's the same trend for natural health and homeopathic treatments – Big Government trying to squeeze it out and make alternative healthcare options illegal. As noted further at Natural.news, an affiliate of our main site, "new FDA head Robert Califf is set to invoke the Food Safety and Modernization Act to conduct sweeping shut downs of natural product manufacturers across America."
"This means your access to medicinal herbs, nutritional supplements and natural products is now at extreme risk," the site reported, urging readers "to get up to speed on natural medicine and why it's safer, more affordable and works better than pharmaceutical medicine." (You can also listen to NaturalNews editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, discuss this health freedom warning in more detail by listening to his broadcast here.)
Why the powers that be want to keep us vulnerable and sick with traditional medicine is a mystery. Strong nations are those which recognize certain inalienable rights – like our founding fathers did when they were debating and writing our Constitution – and empower their citizens to be independent, enterprising and entrepreneurial.
Maybe that's why the West is slowly dying; we keep electing people who don't appreciate these qualities, and who would rather rule over us, than grow stronger with us.