Obamacare’s control plan? ‘Behavior modification’…Expert opinion: ‘Ultimately everything will be governed by federal authorities’
By Bob Unruh
June 15, 2010
The online Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders says “behavior modification,” a controversial psychological treatment, can be accomplished through positive reinforcement or “punishment,” and now President Obama has signed an executive order specifying the treatment for American citizens whose health may not be what he wants.
Obama’s order appoints members to a new government committee set up by the Democrats’ new health law that will evaluate, make recommendations about and establish rules for everything from how people exercise to whether they smoke to the food they eat and the medicines they use.
It also specifically requires that the committee list the priorities for “lifestyle behavior modification” that the government will pursue.
The encyclopedia report described “punishment” as “the application of an aversive or unpleasant stimulus in reaction to a particular behavior.” Two experts who reviewed the president’s June 10 executive order establishing the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council said the plan easily could encompass exactly that.
Herb Titus, a constitutional expert who also has handled cases regarding vitamin supplements and natural foods, told WND Obama’s executive order was copied almost verbatim from the text of Obamacare.
He said, “The council is designed to basically implement future policy that ultimately everything will be governed by federal authorities, from food to dietary supplements to vitamins.”
Deborah Stockton, executive director of the National Independent Consumers and Farmers Association, which deals regularly with natural foods such as raw milk, agreed with the Titus analysis.
“They say, ‘We’re going to centralize power and control. We’re going to be in control,’” she told WND.
“It’s [going to be] another epic confrontation between those who will and those who won’t,” she said.