If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry as state as are the souls who live under tyranny.
— President Thomas Jefferson

All members of parliament who initially voted for this Bill are in the ‘hot seat’, for the eyes of the Nation are upon you, as you have taken it upon yourselves to allege you have the power, without a mandate, to vote this Bill into an illegal Law which directly contravenes the New Zealand Bill of Rights. When it comes back from the Select Committee you can either:

(a) Make a courageous stand for democracy and the inalienable basic human rights of every New Zealander, which includes the freedom to choose our food, our health supplements and our healthcare and vote against it, even if it means going against the dictates of your Party;


(b) Attempt to put another nail in the coffin of democracy and our sovereign human rights and go down in history as an MP having aided tyranny and despotic rule.

Each one of you are New Zealanders. Some of you still have a heart, a soul, you are you — the human spirit.

I want to speak to you today, for once the layers of orders and “what you’re supposed to do and be” and all the indoctrination and orders you have been subjected to is peeled away, — deep within your heart, and soul, you know what is right. You also know that as a member of parliament you are there to represent the people. Not dictate, but represent.

Photo – © Mary Hobbs.
Photo – © Mary Hobbs.

‘The nine most terrifying words in the English language are; ‘I’m from the Government and I’m here to help.’ — President Ronald Reagan

With respect to this proposed Bill: It is right for people to have the freedom to choose their own natural health products, supplements, herbs, food and spices. It is the right of natural health practitioners and healers to be able to help advise without threats of extortionate fines or jail terms; it is the right of people not to have to hang on the decision of an unqualified unnamed bureaucrat in the Ministry of ‘Health’ to tell us — and you and your families — how much vitamin C, or what herbal tincture you may have as a remedy, when the truth is he/she wouldn’t have a clue. Setting up a system where all responsibility for ones’ health goes to a Tsar or dictator who will not have the best interests of the people at heart, but is little more than a government puppet who answers to off-shore technocratic run organisations, and is the action of a fascist state that seeks to dictate and rule through tyranny to attain ultimate control.

Personal decisions on health are the inalienable right of an individual living being in a democracy, they are the right of New Zealanders according to the Bill of Rights. They are the inalienable right of every single man, woman and child in this country.

Look into your hearts. Ask yourself, do you want yourself, your family, your children and your children’s children to be subjected to this type of tyranny?

New Zealanders are relying on you to do the right thing: To speak out in favour of our freedom to make our own decisions on our health and what we decide to take to maintain our health, and to speak out in favour of our Bill of Rights and our democracy.

New Zealanders are relying on you today to speak out for what is right, even if that means against the dictates of your own Party if that is required, too. A member of parliament has a first duty to the people and to represent their wishes first. Anything less is a betrayal of trust.

It is the people that come first. Not the Party and whatever off-shore cabal with whom they are involved.

Positive change needs to happen and with this proposed draconian illegal Bill, you are currently at the helm. So this is your time to stand up strongly and fearlessly defend our right to choose.

Be brave. Be courageous. Don’t let us down. Make your life today count for something pivotal. Stand with the people you are there to genuinely represent and genuinely represent them.

You’ll be glad you did.

Thank you.

Below are additional reasons for opposition and objection to the proposed regulation of food, spices, herbs and natural health products and vitamin and mineral supplements, and the proposed regulations on natural health practitioners.

    1. Government has no ownership of natural health products, food, spices, herbs, homeopathic products, traditional medicines, natural remedies, vitamins and minerals and natural supplements, and all similar items, being regulated. Therefore to assume they have control over such items is illegal and immoral. The people do not consent.
    2. It was underhand and covert to ‘slip this proposed Bill through over the summer holiday and Christmas break when many will not see the proposal in time to respond.
    3. It is unlawful and it is a direct attack on our democracy and our basic human rights.
    4. Food, herbs, natural products and traditional medicines do not belong to the government — they belong to the people.
    5. The government has NO mandate to enact this.
    6. It is not in the interests of New Zealanders to restrict access to our foods, herbs and traditional medicines.
    7. The Bill is an overt attempt to privatise and block access to natural remedies that cannot be patented by big pharma. It is made more formidable by threats of long jail terms and/or hefty fines if anyone so much as utters the genuine benefits of these natural products, foods, herbs and spices that, unlike almost all pharmaceutical drugs, do not cause harm and/or secondary side effects. Is that really what you want your epitaph to be? One of oppressive control and rule?
    8. The Bill does not make it clear that there is a vast difference in risk between artificial and novel pharmaceutical drugs which come with serious side effects, compared to natural products. It also fails to mention that pharmaceutical drugs are a substantial cause of harm and death, whereas natural products are not. Pharmaceutical drugs are almost always prescribed when doctors are presented with a patient that is ill, as they are not given any significant training about diet, or natural remedies. I know, for many years ago I trained as an NZRN and later specialised in coronary care. I observed this on many occasions, one of which was when a doctor observed a patient had not had a bowel motion for three days and prescribed a drug. I queried that and suggested bran on the breakfast cereal for a few days instead. The doctor looked at me and said, “But I don’t get free golf clubs for prescribing bran on the breakfast cereal.” The drug prescribed came with side effects, including rectal bleeding.
    9. It is also interesting to note that iatrogenic death — ‘death by doctor’/ medical treatment — is one of the top causes of death in the western world. Not a good record. We don’t hear about that much in NZ as, in 2004, the government changed the term from ‘medical misadventure’ to ‘personal injury caused by treatment’, so there is no fault/blame assigned. A slippery slope.
    10. New Zealanders need access to natural health practitioners. It is oppressive to threaten them with jail or outrageous fines for helping heal the ill or injured. If their treatments didn’t work they wouldn’t have customers. Why? Because natural healthcare consultations are not covered by the Ministry of Health and people don’t pay for a service that doesn’t work.
    11. The proposed illegal Bill will destroy many small businesses and natural health practitioner businesses and suppliers when they are effectively helping people maintain good health. It is government acting as the hit-man on any competition to big pharma. Why? Is it because the government want to introduce biotechnology in medicine? Given the history of that disastrous experiment over the past three years it should surely be outlawed.
    12. Competition is one of the cornerstones of a free society. Surely you don’t want to stop that? If you do, then it indicates you or someone in your Party who calls the shots is pushing in the direction of enforcing something that doesn’t work, or for increased control, for if it did work and was helpful to human health, such draconian laws would not have to be passed, for people would willingly seek it out.
    13. This will introduce restrictions on traditional Maori, Indian, Chinese medicine, and that of our ancestors from all cultures, all of which has demonstrably assisted many people and helped them back to health. It will also severely curtail nutritional supplements that millions of New Zealanders rely upon to maintain good health.
    14. Dr Guy Hatchardreports that, ‘In 2016,The Ministry of Health published a draft list of 5500 approved and all restricted ingredients. . .’ The ‘approved’ list includes 3000 synthetics and chemicals that would make ones’ hair stand on end. Some are reported to potentially cause illness and cancer. All are banned by the FDA in The US. Some are already described as ‘natural’ when they are synthetic, including ‘natural vanilla flavouring’ found in ice-cream. These are likely to be ‘OK’ to use if this ghastly Bill is approved. I urge you to click on the link to read these articles. Think of the future you are potentially condemning every New Zealander to — including your loved ones.
    15. The NZ government has no right whatsoever to remove our access to natural remedies, food, spices and herbs. There is NO mandate. It is an overreach most often seen only in fascist or communist countries. It has no place in our country.
    16. Our ancestors fought and died to retain our freedom. What will you do on this Select Committee to help preserve those freedoms?Be brave. Make your tenure in that place worth something, now and for future generations. Make it count. Defend our freedoms.
    17. This proposed Bill — in regard to therapeutic products and natural healing professionals, such as homeopaths, naturopaths, et. al — defies common-sense and is suppressive to our people, many millions of whom have found relief to maladies through natural healing, which has reduced the expense of health on government. For example: A person recently diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2 was given pharmaceuticals for it that made him ill. After a detailed study the person found natural alternatives. He tossed the pills and took the natural alternative and his blood sugar went back to normal levels and remained there. His GP was amazed but, astonishingly, didn’t ask the patient what the supplement was. Why is that? Because there is no payback for prescribing natural products that work? Because there would be fewer patients? And what will this person do if you draconianly approve this Bill that would prohibit him from receiving the natural supplements? There are many Kiwis like this who have taken responsibility for their health and found a better way. Don’t condemn them to ill-health through allowing this proposed Bill to go through.
    18. When observing the complexity of this proposed Bill, along with the blatant violations of human rights, the only possible conclusion one can make is to consider that the political parties supporting the banning/restricting of natural products such as herbs, spices, nutritional supplements, and even food items, are no longer representing the people but have been corrupted by foreign influence and are, instead, intent on total control by removing all competition on behalf of multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical corporations whose greed is unlimited. These corporations are best-known for the billions they have had to pay out for bribery of doctors and fraud.
    19. I repeat, the New Zealand government has no right and NO mandate to reduce or remove our access to food items, herbs, spices and nutritional supplements. Just one look at the earlier proposed list that includes, as mentioned, food items like; cinnamon, coconut, tea, almonds and aloe vera plants, tells us that it is over-reaching, oppressive, and has no place in a democratic country or under our Bill of Rights. Dr Guy Hatchard explains it succinctly in some of the references highlighted.
    20. Please ensure the Therapeutic Products Bill is declined and discarded. Or, at the very least, please immediately remove from this proposed Bill all foods, herbs, spices, homeopathic remedies, all natural health products and remedies and all vitamin and mineral supplements and remove all restrictions on qualified natural health professionals.
    21. Millions of New Zealanders do not consent to the proposed Therapeutic Products Bill, particularly with respect to restricting certain foods, plants, herbs, spices and ‘natural health products that are traditional and herbal medicines, and vitamin and mineral supplements’ and do not consent to the proposed Bill attempting to inhibit the speech of professional natural healers and the ability to do their job.
    22. Nor do I consent in any way to ‘medicines made from biological components, gene therapies, and advanced cell and tissue therapies; and medical devices that are software, production systems.’ NO government has the right to be interfering with our genes or DNA and NO government has any right to be moving into the field of ‘medical software and production systems’, as that opens the door to control of each individual through A.I. and is completely unacceptable, unethical, inhumane and criminal. The potential ramifications of this are like a Pandora’s Box. Government has no right whatsoever to bypass or interfere with our God-given connection of mind, body and spirit.

So, what will you decide?

You are at a crossroads, for the decision each of you individual souls make on this crucial issue will affect you and your future forever, for you will always remember the day you stood up and did what was right — or did not.

All New Zealanders will remember, too.

Are you going to do the right thing? Are you going to genuinely represent the people by defending their absolute, inalienable right to freedom of choice, or are you going to condemn yourselves and your families and the country to the potential yoke of increasing oppressive control and slavery? Find a way to, at the very least, remove food, spices, herbs and all vitamins and supplements from this dystopian, oppressive proposed Bill.

If you find yourself on the wrong side of history, it just takes one decision and just one step to put yourself on the right side.

Find your Brave.

Photo – © Mary Hobbs.
Photo – © Mary Hobbs.

The words of Mahatma Gandhi seem appropriate: ‘When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end they always fail — think of it, ALWAYS’.

By Mary Hobbs


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