McCain teams with another Democrat to once again restrict our choices

Saturday morning the popular Dr. Bob Martin’s Health Talk, call-in radio program on KFYI-550 AM got into the political mode with his informative lecture against Sen. John McCain’s “Mavericky” aisle crossing — this time with North Dakota Democrat, Byron Dorgan — to severely restrict our choices as related to dietary supplements. 

Recently introduced by McCain in the U.S. Senate, the Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010 (S. 3002), is possibly the most direct assault on natural health freedom. If passed into law, this bill would require all dietary supplement manufacturers, distributors, and holders — down to the retail store level to be comprehensively registered. It would also allow for the arbitrary banning of nutritional supplements by the FDA and the introduction of questionable reporting of adverse events related to them.

McCain’s bill would repeal key sections of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act. which protects supplements if 1.) they are food products that have been in the food supply and not chemically altered or 2.) if they were sold as supplements prior to 1994, the year that DSHEA was passed. If a supplement fits one of these two descriptions, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cannot arbitrarily ban it or reclassify it as a drug.

This is McCain’s faulty reasoning for severely restricting Americans adult consumers and limiting their choices. Read what U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, (R-TX) and a medical doctor, has to say on the subject.

Call Sen. McCain and tell him to stop this infringement on our rights at this very basic level.

His contact information is available here

8 Responses to McCain teams with another Democrat to once again restrict our choices

  1. Maggie says:

    Typical McCain. Even in the fight of his political life, he can’t stop himself from chumming with the Dems and restricting our choices. This is par for his course. I often liisten to “Dr. Bob” and am glad he spoke about this supplement issue. I like him even more now!

  2. Jana Simmons says:

    What does sports “doping” have to do with the average citizen’s right to obtain supplements? My M.D. has even recommended some to me, and the results have been exceptional. McCain says he is “proud” to introduce this bill with yet another of his democrat pals.

    We do not always have to be filled with pharmaceuticals. Many times natural supplements are the answer. I also take vitamins daily and have for several years, with no adverse results, but many benefits. These were also recommended by my M.D.

  3. papatodd says:

    Jana,
    I’m with you. I take vitamins [Nutrilite] daily and have for years. I am even smart enough to read and do some research for the benefit of my family and myself. Ole Johnny obviously thinks that we are all too stupid to make intellegent decisions on our own.

  4. Alice says:

    Also, like it says in the Ron Paul article, call Senator Kyl and ask him not to co-sponsor. And if he already has, give him an earful too!

  5. Helen Post says:

    I, too, listen regularly to Dr. Martin and plan to send him this post. My health food store has had petitions in the past when these power grabs have materialized. Let’s encourage them all to do it again; this stinker needs to be stopped yesterday…

  6. MaskedTruthman says:

    He’s just trying to get us to forget his other outrageous bills like the unconstitutional McCain-Feingold, and McCain-Kennedy amnesty bill and the Cap and Tax McCain-Lieberman bill. The McCain-Dorgan bill pales by comparison to his other misadventures with his liberal friends so he’d like us to focus on it.

  7. DeAnn says:

    I’ve already taken a petition to one health food store. We all need to take them to all the stores around us and get as many signatures as possible. We have to get J.D. elected. McCain needs to retire.

  8. Ray says:

    There’s got to be a payoff for him with the promotion of this lousy piece of legislation. This man is out of control! There are some things I can decide for myself, without government intervention. Taking nutritional supplements is certainly one of them!