Dr. Norman Horn Reviews “Death by Regulation”

Longtime Libertarian writer and activist Dr Mary Ruwart has a must-read book: Death by Regulation: How We Were Robbed of a Golden Age of Health and How We Can Reclaim It.

This book draws on her years as a medical researcher for Upjohn Pharmaceuticals, her knowledge of libertarian philosophy, and her passion for liberty to explain how the 1962 Amendments to the Food and Drug Act, which gave the FDA the power to keep a drug off the market if it didn’t meet the FDA’s idea of effectiveness and safety. It not only stripped individuals of the ability to make their own health care decisions, but enriched big pharmaceutical companies. The FDA has literally killed people.

For example, the FDA prevented Americans from learning of how aspirin can help those with heart problems for a couple decades. This knowledge could have saved about 1.7 million lives. The FDA continues to delay and deny Americans from reviving life-saving cures and knowledge about how minor adjustments to their diets can help avoid certain illnesses.

Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul, who wrote the foreword for the book says, “While I was serving in Congress, Dr. Ruwart was working at Upjohn, a drug company known for its ground-breaking research. Step-by-step, she shows how the Amendments, even today, are re-shaping the FDA, the drug industry, and the field of medical practice, while shifting us away from a prevention paradigm to a treatment-based one.” You’ll want to read this book carefully: your life may depend on it.

It’s time we were all learned the truth!

Corruption, Power and Dirty Politics

Power corrupts. When we give someone authority over us, it will likely become abuse. For example, when we gave the government power of eminent domain to construct roads, it began using it to condemn private homes so that corporate developers could build malls. When we gave the government the power of civil forfeiture (taking property and money without trial) from known criminals, it began to take cash from innocent people.

When we gave the government the power to regulate industries, presumably for consumer protection, it drove the mom-and-pop shops out of business and became a way for Big Business to destroy its smaller competitors Thankfully, the libertarian Institute for Justice is fighting against these abuses pro bono. Ultimately, however, only lessening the authority of government can stop the abuse.

Remember: less authority to abuse means less abuse of authority.

We usually think that making a law makes it so, but just the opposite is usually true. When we try to legislate virtue, we end up harming the very people we intended to help. That’s why prohibition, whether of drugs or alcohol, does more harm than good. That’s why outlawing prostitution or gambling only drives it underground. That’s why regulations intended to protect the consumer usually harm them instead. Using government to force peaceful people to act as we think that they should backfires. Bad means result in bad ends, not good ones.

Most people feel politics is dirty, even if they can’t tell you why. The “why” is that government is allowed to do things that the rest of us would be thrown in jail for. Politicians and regulators often enjoy sovereign immunity for actions that would land us in prison for decades. Government officials have become a privileged class, just like the monarchs of old. Isn’t it time that they have to obey the same laws that we do?

We defer to these authority figures because they are supposed to know more than we do. If a mistake is made, it’s easy to lay the blame at their feet. Ultimately, however, we are responsible for choosing the authority figure we defer to.

Power, as in political power, is used to bend others to our will. No one who seeks to take away the liberty of others can legitimately claim to love their neighbors. Liberty, on the other hand, is consistent both with self-love and love of others, since we must be willing to grant liberty to others to have it for ourselves.

Discover the ONLY way to fix Big Pharma—it’s NOT what you think!

Ever-increasing prices, serious side effects, unscrupulous practices—and more—are hallmarks of today’s drugs and their manufacturers. Pharmaceutical industry critics blame corporate greed, but that can’t be the whole story because ALL company managers must cater to the bottom line.

In my new book, Death by Regulation, I show that the 1962 Amendments to the Food & Drug Act have reshaped the drug industry, creating almost all of the practices that its critics rail against. Unfortunately, the critics are mostly unaware of these regulations and propose “solutions” that will just make matters worse.

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Death by Regulation demonstrates tht bad law can be just as deadly as bad drugs—and tells us what we need to know to reclaim our Golden Age of Health. Foreword by Ron Paul, MD; preface by Jonathan Wright, MD; afterword by Foster Gamble.

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Death by Regulation: How We Were Robbed of a Golden Age of Health and How We Can Reclaim It 

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In 1962, Congress passed possibly the deadliest regulations of all time: the 1962 Amendments to the Food & Drug Act. This “living law” continues to metastasize to this day, reshaping the pharmaceutical cartel, the supplement industry, the practice of medicine and transforming our health care paradigm from prevention to treatment.  Research shows at least half of Americans who have died since 1962 lost about 10 years of their lives to the Amendments; in all likelihood, each of us has been affected.

What exactly did the Amendments do to destroy what would have been a Golden Age of Health for us? The Amendments added about 10 years to the time it takes for new drugs to get from the lab bench to the marketplace. They destroyed over 50% of our innovations and censored the dissemination of life-saving information.

Not only have the Amendments cost us our lives, we paid for the “privilege” of dying prematurely. The Amendments have increased the cost of new drug development each year. What we pay for new drugs at the pharmacy is directly related to what manufacturers pay to jump through the Amendments’ regulatory hoops.

So why did Congress pass the Amendments in the first place?  The idea was to make drugs safer and more effective, but that didn’t happen. Indeed, drugs may actually be less safe and no more effective than they were before Amendment passage.

Death by Regulation demonstrates the bad law can be just as deadly as bad drugs—and tells us what we need to know to reclaim our Golden Age of Health.  Foreword by Ron Paul, MD; preface by Jonathan Wright, MD; afterword by Foster Gamble.

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Get a FREE Digital Copy of “Healing Our World” When You Help Its Romanian Translator

When the Berlin Wall fell in late 1989, and the Soviet Union crumbled, books about liberty in Eastern European languages were non-existent. A few passionate liberty-lovers rectified this by spending their free time translating pivotal freedom-oriented books into their native languages.

Valentina Nicolaie was one of those intrepid individuals. She translated Healing Our World and several other important books into her native language (Anthem, by Ayn Rand; The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible by Ken Schoolland; La liberte – deux ou trois choses que je connais d elle by Christian Michel, and Defending the Undefendable, by Walter Block). Finally, Romanians could learn about freedom’s benefits in their own language! Valentina received little or no compensation for this monumental work.

Now Valentina needs our help. She has metastatic breast cancer and wasn’t able to withstand the recommended chemotherapy. Valentina has turned instead to alternative methods, such as high dose Vitamin C infusions, but, as in the U.S., she’ll need to pay out of her own pocket.

Liberty International, formerly International Society for Individual Liberty, is raising funds to help Valentina. She was awarded the Bruce Evoy Memorial Award in 2001 for her dedicated service to liberty under trying conditions in her country. Your contribution towards her medical fund is tax-deductible.

Best of all, EVERY contributor will receive a PDF of Valentina’s Romanian translation of the 1992 edition of Healing Our World to share with any Romanians that you might know. Donors who contribute $25 or more will also get a Kindle, ePub, and PDF of the 2015 English edition of Healing, which sells on www.ruwart.com for $9.99.  Please note: You will receive the complimentary copies via e-mail August 20.

Please contribute now and help Valentina live to translate another day!

Please help impoverished Indians secure title to their lands!

Liberty International is raising funds to help impoverished Indian farmers and villagers gain clear title to the lands that they have homesteaded. Without secure title, their government can drive them off their land for the benefit of the elite. Securing their land rights not only prevents government-sanctioned land grabs, but greatly enriches the poor. Clear title makes them land owners instead of squatters. Click here to help them!


Hundreds of thousands of desperately poor, subsistence farmers in India now urgently need help to protect their land and their lives. Thousands of small farms and forest villages, where native Indians have lived sustainably for centuries, are being stolen by corrupt corporations and government officials, using increasingly brutal tactics.

It’s a land grab of epic scale and epic inhumanity.

In the last six months, the situation has become critical: Without our help, thousands will soon be homeless and destitute, or worse. Everything these poor people have is at risk, including their lives and way of life. Once their land is taken, it’s gone forever.

Liberty International is rushing to their aid. Our goal of $400,000 will enable us to protect land and lives in 200 native villages. Over 100,000 native Indians in over 250 villages have already been helped by Liberty Institute and ARCH teams we are working with in India. (ARCH: the Action Research in Community Health & Development, India). But for every Indian villager who has been saved, dozens more remain in danger.

Thousands of native lives saved

Over the last few decades, India’s land rights movement has dramatically transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of poor, native Indians – protecting their land, their homes, and their lives.

Trupti Mehta of ARCH (India) explains that before the land rights movement:

“The people lived in squalor. They hovered around the fire in bitter cold winter for lack of clothing, blankets, and shelter. They scrounged for roots to eat. Their huts were straw and demolished at the whim of Forestry officials.”  They “were constantly beaten by officials and the local police. Forestry officials would fine them, force them to do labor for the government, wreck their homes and fields, seize their livestock.”

To stop these outrages, Liberty International is working with Liberty Institute and ARCH land rights teams in India using hand-held GPS units to register their land, and legal teams to defend their rights.

With secure land titles, villagers are protected from forced labor and the confiscation of their produce, homes and livestock. For poor Indian farmers, secure land rights have made the difference between extreme poverty and economic security . . . starvation and plentiful food . . . and even life and death.

You can help make the difference between desperate poverty and prosperity for thousands! Your support for Liberty International’s India Land Rights Initiative will help secure land rights and end poverty for thousands of poor villagers and farmers.

Technical, legal and other costs average $2,000 a village to train villagers, use GPS to register property, teach them to non-violently stand up for their land rights, and legally protect their land.

Please contribute whatever you can to Liberty International’s Emergency India Land Rights Intervention. Every dollar counts. A small donation now can literally help change the course of a nation.

For U.S. contributors, donations are 100% tax deductible. Liberty International is a 501(c )(3) nonprofit organization. Help us save thousands of desperately poor Indians and change the course of a nation. Click here to donate whatever you can.

Libertarian Lee Wrights Dead at 58

Liberty lost a great champion today when Lee Wrights passed away just a few months shy of his 59th birthday.  Lee, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, spent decades as a libertarian activist and journalist.

After college degrees in history and journalism, Lee became a contributing editor for the Eagle News, a monthly political news and commentary newspaper in Forsyth County. Wrights founded Liberty for All with J. Michael Bragg in 2000, a free speech publication with the motto “Let Your Voice Be Heard” which claimed “no one is turned away and no one is censored.”

In 2001, Wrights became an editor of Free Market Daily, an e-mail newsletter. A year later, he helped to found the Rational Review News Digest, a daily web and email-based news and commentary roundup. From 2005 to 2008, Wrights worked as editor of the Choice Channel for the International Society for Individual Liberty, now Liberty International.

Wrights has been active in local, state and national Libertarian Party organizations since 2000 and is a lifetime member of the Libertarian Party (LP). He has served as secretary and chair of the Libertarian Party of Forsyth County, N.C. and was vice chair of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina (LPNC) for seven years. He also served as the LPNC ballot access director for two years.

Wrights served twice as the Vice Chair of Libertarian National Committee (LNC), and an at-large member.  He was a member of the LNC’s platform committee and judicial committee as well.  Lee chaired the Burnet County LP of Texas and was the Senate District 24 representative to the Texas LP State Executive Committee. In 2008, Wrights was my campaign manager when I ran for the 2008 presidential nomination for the LP; in 2010, he managed my campaign for Texas State Comptroller.

Wrights was also the president of the Foundation for a Free Society, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the principles of liberty, personal sovereignty, private property, and free markets.

Lee ran for the 2012 presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party with the goal of stopping all war, referring not only to war with foreign nations, but also to war on the American people and their civil liberties waged by the U.S. government. Wrights was defeated by former New Mexico Governor, Gary Johnson.

For the past few years, Lee has handled several libertarian Facebook pages, including my own.  He has inspired friends and fans with his trademark “Reddpaw” memes.

Lee leaves behind supporters from all over the world, as well as his two daughters, parents, brothers and sisters, and other family.  He will be sorely missed by his close friends who love him dearly, myself included.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Valentine’s Day is made for lovers. I like to think that those who love liberty are some of the best lovers of all.

Real lovers won’t try to coerce you, manipulate you, or try to take your stuff. Real lovers care enough to give you the very best—freedom of choice.

Many people think that lovers of liberty are cold and uncaring, because they don’t support government intervention and taxation. Just the opposite is true.

Those who love liberty are championing the free market, which has lifted millions out of abject poverty. Those who love liberty know that property rights provide the best environmental protection. Those who love liberty understand that restitution, rather than incarceration, can heal the wounds caused by aggression. Those who love liberty realize that dismissing civilian casualties from our bombing overseas by calling them “collateral damage” is beyond cruel.

The words of love come easily to our lips, but actions speak so much louder. Today, I want to personally thank you for loving others enough to honor their choices.

Thank you for all you do for love and liberty!

Can This Event on Save Your Life?

Secrets to Preventing and Treating Disease in the Ever-Changing U.S. Health Care LandscapeISIL Health Event with 5 speakers

Without your health, it’s tough to live a happy, fulfilled life. With the changes in Obamacare, soaring pharmaceutical prices, and the regulatory pressures that favor treatment over prevention, our health is at risk. This one-day program on March 11, 2017, will inform you of little known changes in recent legislation and scientific knowledge that can help you not only survive, but thrive.

John Mackey
, founder of Whole Foods and Conscious Capitalism, will share his ideas on nutrition, supplements, and other aspects of healthy living. He’ll help you take responsibility for your part in keeping your body “whole.”

Starlee Coleman from the Goldwater Institute will be sharing the exciting new Right to Try legislation sweeping the nation state by state. Right to Try allows the terminally ill to bypass the FDA for access to cutting edge therapies. If you or your loved ones are threatened by a deadly disease, it may help you get tomorrow’s cures today!

Sally Pipes from the Pacific Research Institute will be updating us on the negative impact of Obamacare, an update on its repeal and replacement. Following Trump’s presidential victory, she will be updating us on the latest developments in the battle for repeal and replacement of Obamacare.  She will discuss her plan on the best way to achieve affordable, accessible, quality care for all Americans, and some workarounds to get you and your loved ones the best health care possible. This information could save you money and your life!

Dr. Mary Ruwart, Chair of Liberty International, shares her experience with the FDA, how it keeps life-saving information and medications from the American public, and how to find out where to go to get them. Some tests are even available right here in the U.S.—like blood tests for detecting cancer before scans can even see it—but your family doctor probably doesn’t even know about them.

Dr. Kyle Varner will share his experiences and tips for finding quality medical care outside of the United States, where it can be had for a fraction of the U.S. cost. “Medical tourism” is on the rise, because many cutting edge procedures are ONLY available offshore. Learn how you can get the best medical care that the world has to offer, instead of limiting yourself only to what the FDA and other government agencies approve.

The event will take place at the Wyndham Garden Hotel Austin, 3401 South IH-35, Austin, TX 78741, from 10 AM until 4 PM on March 11, 2017.  A delicious, nutritious lunch will be provided!

Early bird special is just $45 until February 1 and goes to $55 after that.  Student rate is $25.

The health information shared at this meeting will help you live longer and healthier. Don’t delay! Register TODAY by clicking this link!

Digital Versions of “Healing” and “Short Answers” Available NOW!



Many of you have been asking me for digital versions of Healing Our World and Short Answers.  Not only are these now available at www.ruwart.com, but you can get a package discount when you buy a digital book along with a print version.  Just click on the name of the book in the first sentence of this post to go directly to the special page for each one.

Since Christmas is just around the corner, you can keep the version you prefer for yourself and give someone else the gift of liberty too!  If you want to give several copies of the printed book to friends and family, you can get discounts for multiple copies there too!

Have a great holiday!