Published Articles

Monday, November 22, 1999

If the intent is to prevent mass shootings and other deadly acts, then gun control laws need to be eased not strengthened.

During the early 1970s, the PLO waged a nefarious war of terrorism against Israel that included attacking schoolchildren on playgrounds. A rampage of terrorist attacks culminated in the Maalot massacre, in which Arab terrorists, who had taken about 100 schoolchildren hostage, responded to an assault by Israeli rescue forces by blowing up explosives and firing upon their hapless victims, killing 25 people and wounding 66 others.

Following this hideous massacre, the Israeli government changed its stringent gun control policies (which it had inherited from the British Mandate) and issued personal arms and concealed carry permits to law-abiding, ordinary Israelis in the settlements.

Writing in the June 13, 1998 Wyoming Star Tribune, Charles Curley observed:

"[After the Maalot incident] teachers and kindergarten nurses now started to carry guns. Schools were protected by parents (and often grandparents) guarding them in voluntary shifts. No school group went on a hike or a trip without armed guards. The police involved the...

Friday, November 19, 1999

This outstanding book by a black American journalist for The Washington Post recounts the emotional and spiritual awakening of the author upon his fateful visit to his ancestral home, Africa. He vividly recounts his adventurers and journalistic travails on the Dark Continent, and finds he belongs happily and unregretfully in America. He thanks Providence for the fact his ancestors were brought to America, even as slaves, so that he could be born a free man in America. One of the most poignant scenes in the book sums it up. In shock, he sees countless numbers of black corpses floating down a river in Rwanda. He states, as politically incorrect as it may be, "There but by the grace of God, go I." The book is a must read for everyone, particularly those who want to supplant America for a Utopian paradise that has never existed in Africa or elsewhere - not even in socialism, communism, or any form of collectivism.

Miguel A. Faria, Jr., M.D., Editor-in-Chief of the Medical Sentinel of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

Thursday, November 18, 1999

While I don't agree with all the conclusions drawn in this book, the author has dealt honestly with this subject and has added pertinent information to the vaccination debate. In fact, he has uncovered information that is immensely important and that has not been made readily available by the public health establishment to the general public. This thin tome, nevertheless, contains graphs showing the precipitous decline in death rates in such diseases as polio, measles, and pertussis, before immunization programs had been put in place. While the book is a best seller among parents and the public, it should also be studied by those reluctant to question conventional wisdom regarding immunization.

Miguel A. Faria, Jr., M.D. Editor-in-Chief, Medical Sentinel of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

Keyword(s): vaccines

Thursday, November 18, 1999

This political booklet subtitled "How Republicans Can Fight to Win," despite its optimistic tone, carries a disturbing message - namely, that because we live "in a democracy," for conservatives to win they will have to, in my words, "demagogue" themselves to victory. Politics is war and politics is about winning. This brief book by renown author David Horowitz, who has written two bestseller classics, Destructive Generation and Radical Son, deserves careful attention from those recognizing the need to master the art of political warfare to effectively combat the advances of socialism in America.

Miguel A. Faria, Jr., M.D. Editor-in-Chief, Medical Sentinel of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

Keyword(s): politics

Friday, September 3, 1999

This is a great book. It shows how American medicine is being socialized to the detriment of patients.

On managed competition/care, the author observes, "Government cannot preserve high quality health care, prompt service, and freedom of choice without allowing health care providers the freedom to meet demand; Government cannot reduce the regulatory burden...government cannot apply price controls without creating shortages and rationing care...." Dr. Annis points out, "Finagle all they will, bureaucrats and entrepreneurs will never overcome the problem of excessive costs without correcting the basic flaw: the system of third-party payers, whether government or corporate."

Code Blue shows how with "minimal changes in our tax laws, Medisave accounts would empower the patient by breaking the tie between job and health insurance and even would allow the gradual phasing out of Medicare," wrote Jerome C. Arnett, Jr., M.D. for the Medical Sentinel.

Here are some pertinent comments from various publications:

"I strongly suggest that the public read this book before swallowing the nostrums currently discussed nightly on the news....

Friday, September 3, 1999

This is the story of a liberal Catholic priest who gets mugged with reality when he finds out he's actually a Holocaust orphan survivor. Suddently, his life is turned upside down, but supported by a coterie of old and new friends, he learns the fundamentals of the Jewish faith. He goes on a soul searching trip to the Holy Land, where he figuratively and literally learns of man's God-given right to protect oneself from unimaginable evil acts. His book is highly recommended, as the subtitle stated, "For those who love freedom and for those who should."

Reviewed by Miguel A. Faria, Jr., M.D., for the Medical Sentinel of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS).

(The Mitzvah by Aaron Zelman and L. Neil Smith. ISBN: 0-9642304-3-7, $ (Soft cover), Hartford, WI, Mazel Freedom Press, Inc., 1999, pp. 245,

Keyword(s): freedom

Friday, July 23, 1999

Although I agree with your editorial on unionization, I must ask why are physicians really forming unions? Why are editors of medical journals, such as the Annals of Internal Medicine (April 20, 1999), calling again for "universal coverage" and "health care as a right?" They are already anticipating the collapse of the "managed care free market system" under its own bureaucratic weight, and are hoping that the government will save us from the crisis with the single payer system.

Misguided free marketeers need to quit defending indefensible HMO policies. Instead, they should militate unequivocally for MSAs and 100% tax deductibility of insurance premiums (for those footing their own medical bills), end employer-provided insurance coverage, preserve patient confidentiality, and help medicine break away from the clutches of government. Perhaps then physicians will replace their leaders, regain their courage, abandon the treacherously murky waters of population-based ethics and navigate the ship of medicine, now dangerously adrift, away from the shoals of fully socialized medical care and safely steer it back to the pharos of the individual-based ethics of Hippocrates.

Keyword(s): HMO, MSA, physicians, unionization

Friday, July 9, 1999

Great Britain, which gave birth to the great political philosophy of classic liberalism and to America, the flowering of Western civilization, is in moral decline.

Not content with holding General Agusto Pinochet hostage, Britain now holds her own citizens hostage like an authoritarian nation that distrusts its own citizens with firearms.

Since 1996 when a madman went on a rampage killing 16 children and their teacher in Dunblane, Scotland, Great Britian has tightened to strangulation her already draconian gun control laws so that only certified members of approved target shooting clubs are allowed to own guns, (which must be .22 caliber or smaller and which must be kept locked up at the club at all times). Guns have been virtually banned and the God-given right to self-defense has been virtually abrogated in England.

And yet, crime has steadily risen in Britain in the last several years. The U.S. Department of Justice says a person is nearly twice as likely to be robbed, assaulted or have a vehicle stolen in Britain as in the United States. Although the U.S. remains ahead of Britain in rates of murder and rape, the gap is rapidly narrowing.


Monday, June 21, 1999

On June 23, 1995, a swarm of armed men invaded the Mason, West Virginia medical office of Dr. Danny R. Westmoreland. With their guns drawn, the intruders ordered everyone, including a nine-year-old child, to stand against a wall while the office was ransacked. The marauders were agents of the federal "health police," and they had violated the sanctuary of Dr. Westmoreland's office - which is also his home - and terrorized patients at gunpoint in order to execute a search warrant against the physician.

Federal Assault

The armed siege of Dr. Westmoreland's office was an outgrowth of the Clinton Administration's Operation Restore Trust (ORT), which was launched after the stunning defeat of the "HillaryCare" plan for socialized medicine. Under ORT, federal and state inspectors investigated home health agencies, nursing homes, and medical suppliers across the country, supposedly seeking to wring fraud and abuse from our health care system. The real purposes of the initiative were less commendable: It was intended to break private practitioners to the saddle of federal authority, amplify the public perception of a health care "crisis" that only the central...

Friday, June 4, 1999

Thank you for your kind introduction. It's my pleasure to have the opportunity to address this distinguished audience of physician colleagues and fellow scientists in Doctors for Disaster Preparedness (DDP). I want to talk about the issue of scientific integrity in public health and firearm research. This is a topic like many others in which you have only heard one side of the story.

The AMA/CDC/NCIPC Propaganda Axis 

In 1991, the American Medical Association (AMA) launched a major campaign against domestic violence, which continues to this day. As a concerned physician, neurosurgeon, and then an active member of organized medicine, I joined in what I considered a worthwhile cause, and it was then, while researching the seemingly interrelated topics of domestic violence and street crime, and attempting to find workable solutions (as supported by the available scientific literature), that I came to the inescapable conclusion and appalling reality that honesty and that the integrity of science and medicine had been violated, and the public interest was not being served by the entrenched medical/public health establishment. When it came...