The Medical Police State
April 20, 2011 by Bob Livingston
We live in a state of medical tyranny, where parents no longer have a say in their children’s care and where State legislators are considering laws that would make criminals out of people who practice natural and holistic medicine.
In Detroit, Maryanne Godboldo recently learned first-hand what happens under the medical police state: Refuse to follow orders and you lose your children and face multiple felony charges.
Last year, Godboldo took her 13-year-old daughter to the Detroit Children’s Center, a group that works with troubled children. She sought advice on a treatment plan for the girl, who began experiencing behavioral problems following a series of immunizations. Godboldo says her child—who has a physical disability—had never had behavior problems before being subjected to the State-mandated immunizations.
A doctor at the center prescribed an anti-psychotic medication. But when Godboldo realized the medication only worsened the child’s symptoms, she sought another opinion from a doctor not affiliated with the center. The new doctor recommended the girl be taken off the drug, and Godboldo agreed.
But the medical dictators of the state Child Protective Services thugocracy wanted to continue its doping regimen and CPS workers gave Godboldo two choices: Drug her child or give her up.
Godboldo refused both choices. That’s a perfectly reasonable choice. After all, she had gone to the center voluntarily, had tried their treatment plan and not only had not seen results, but had actually seen the condition worsen, and had sought another physician’s opinion.
In a sane world, where people are free to make their own decisions about the medical choices for their families, that would have been the end of the story. But that was not good enough for CPS, which showed up at her door March 24 with armed storm troopers from the police SWAT team demanding Godboldo surrender her daughter. According to press reports, police claimed to have a warrant but refused to show it to Godboldo. So Godboldo closed the door and told CPS and police to leave.
A standoff ensued, a shot was fired from inside the house—though Godboldo’s attorney said it was not fired at officers—and long hours of negotiations commenced. Finally, Wayne County Circuit Judge Deborah Thomas convinced Godboldo to surrender.
Godboldo was jailed under multiple felony charges and her daughter was whisked away to a psychiatric hospital. And then, in an act that would be comedic were it not so tragic, a judge ruled that the child didn’t need the medication after all.
Godboldo, 56, and described in Detroit press accounts as a teacher, dancer and respected member of the city’s arts circle, remains separated from her child—has not even seen her since CPS stole her away. The child remains in the psychiatric hospital and has contracted a sexually transmitted disease, which Godboldo’s lawyer says is the result of a sexual assault in the hospital.
A hearing in the case is set for April 22. Perhaps a moment of clarity will reign and a judge with common sense will rule against the medical tyranny.
Pray for it, but don’t expect it. Big Pharma, the medical mafia and government-loving elites who feel they know better than you have become securely entrenched in places of power. Loosening their grip on our lives and regaining our medical freedom is going to be a long and arduous process.