Why is Veritas Healthy Community a PMA?

In 2012, as I was earnestly seeking truth, God opened my eyes to the fact that I only learned 2 options in medical school (UT-Houston, ‘02) when it came to how to treat patients with acute and especially chronic disease.  

Option 1: do nothing and suffer.  Option 2: take a pharmaceutical. 

God drew me down a path over the next 10 years that thoroughly convinced me that there are indeed more than 2 options.  My experience has shown me clearly that the other options often times produce the best outcomes.  The other options that I most gravitate to are deeply rooted in the following beliefs:

  1. We are not an evolved species but a created species (with an incredibly designed immune system).
  2. The creator is a supra-natural (outside the physical realm that we can measure and observe with our 5 physical senses) being.
  3. This supra-natural being is a personal being who has chosen to communicate to us through both a written document and directly from His spirit to our spirit. 

Starting in 2020 and continuing to this day (Nov 1, 2022), it has become more and more clear to me that people in the world who have great influence over the policies that affect our healthcare, food, environment, education and even our basic rights of travel, assembly and free speech do not hold the same beliefs as I do.

The people I am referring to include, but are not limited to, Bill Gates, Klaus Schwab, and Yuval Noah Harari.  Klaus Schwab’s book, “The Great Reset” lays out a plan for how the earth should be stewarded that is clearly not in line, in my opinion, with stewardship principals according to the Kingdom of God.  Yuval Harari even goes so far as to specifically state in a very mocking tone, that the days of believing in spirit and soul and free will are over and that humans are now programmable beings. 

In light of the influence that these people, who do not share the same belief system as I do but have great wealth and wield enormous influence over policies, rules and regulations through organizations like the World Health Organization and World Economic Forum that directly impact me, my profession, my patients, my family and my community, I have chosen to place the “Veritas Healthy Community” organization into a “Private Membership Association” (PMA).

A PMA is not a “legal loophole” but is a LEGAL EXEMPTION that has been decided and repeatedly upheld by the supreme law of the land, the Supreme Court decisions interpreting the U.S. Constitution. 

Under the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution and equivalent provisions of your own State Constitution, you have the right to associate with fellow members and offer benefits and services that are outside of the jurisdiction, venue and authority of State and/or Federal agencies

This right of association is not absolute. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in many cases that the State cannot interfere with private association activities unless the private members are being subjected to a clear danger of substantial evil that would shock a person’s moral and common sense.

However, if there is no “substantial evil” resulting from the association, and the benefits and services of the private association are merely controversial, unpopular, unconventional, or lack proper endorsements and approvals, the U.S. Supreme Court again has ruled overwhelmingly that a freedom of assembly and association cannot be violated. The law is clear.

Your dealings inside of the Veritas Healthy Community PMA will be a private transaction, member to member.  This is a private contractual relationship and according to long settled case law, the State CANNOT impair your right to contract.  Your right to contract is unlimited. 

We use the protection of the Right to Associate provided by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution to form private membership self-help associations that are (a) not open to the public, (b) do not affect a public interest, (c) and whose activities are or are not inherently benign enough to exempt them from regulation by the states’ policing powers when services are not offered to the public.

The private domain is referred to as a “sanctuary from unjustified interference by the State” in Pierce v. Society of Sisters, 268 U.S. 510 at 534-535. And as a “constitutional shelter” in Roberts v. United States, 82 L.Ed.2d 462 at 472. And again, as a “shield” in Roberts v. United States, supra at 474.

In addition, the U.S. Supreme Court in Thomas v. Collins, 323 U.S. 516 at 531, specifically refers to the “Domains set apart…for free assembly.” The First Amendment right to association creates a “preserve” Baird v. Arizona, 401 U.S. 1.

The private domain of an association is a sanctuary, constitutional shelter, shield, and domain set apart and a preserve according to a number of U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

Again, a properly formed Private Membership Association of private members is in the private domain with the protection of numerous favorable U.S. Supreme Court decisions with no decisions to the contrary to date, excepting limitations imposed upon statutory compliant PMAs and PMAs created for the purpose of regulation by the state e.g., a State Athletic Assn. or Union membership.

A simple example of the use of the right to associate to avoid local laws is drinking clubs. Since prohibition was repealed in 1933, regulation of the alcoholic beverage industry was delegated to individual states. Some states, such as Texas, allow individual counties and cities to govern the sale of alcohol. As a result, 46 of Texas’ 254 counties are dry, meaning that the sale of alcohol is forbidden. However, by joining a private drinking club, members are able to sell alcohol to other members even though local law prohibits this activity. (Consumption of alcohol is neither illegal nor has it been deemed counter to society’s general interest, particularly in the realm of a 1st and 14th Amendment Association.)

It is important to note that the right to associate is not limited to social or political activities. This right can be utilized for business activities (e.g., sale of alcohol). Members of a private membership association have the right to private contract under the due process liberty clause of the 5th and 14th Amendments, and states may not pass laws that impair the obligation of a contract. Under the 1st, 5th, and 14th amendments we are granted due process.

We must look also at the 9th Amendment which guarantees certain inalienable rights to every man, woman, and child. Those inalienable rights include not only the freedom of life, liberty, property, speech, assembly, and due process, but any right or freedom which is not specifically given by the Constitution to the government. If the Constitution does not assign a specific right or freedom to the government, then we all have that particular right or freedom.

Those freedoms include the right of self-determination, home schooling, choice of suppliers of products and/or services, choice of lifestyle, food, drink and any right or freedom that does not infringe on the rights and freedoms of others or is a threat. In a private membership association, the members have all the rights and privileges not specifically banned by the association unless they present a clear and present danger of substantive evil.

While not explicitly defined in the Constitution, the Supreme Court has acknowledged that certain implicit rights, such as association, privacy, and presumed innocence, share constitutional protection in common with explicit guarantees such as free speech. Specifically, the Supreme Court has described the right to associate as inseparable from the right to free speech.

The right of association under the Constitution was heavily litigated in the 1950’s and 1960’s, and members’ rights were consistently upheld by the Court. In fact, the right of association became a cornerstone of the civil rights movement.

The U. S. Supreme Court decisions quoted below clearly teach that private association rights are not limited to free speech advocacy, but to private association actions and activities beyond free speech.

The U.S. Supreme Court stated that “In the political realm, as in the academic, thought (speech) and action (beyond speech) are presumptively immune (protected) from inquisition (illegal attack) by political authority (government).”

The U.S. Supreme Court stated that, “…. abstract discussion (free speech) is not the only species of communication which the Constitution protects vigorous advocacy, certainly of lawful ends, against governmental intrusion.”  

The “vigorous advocacy” here is the action or activity of actual litigation or the actual filing and follow-up of lawsuits. 

The U.S. Supreme Court further stated that, “In the context of NAACP objectives, litigation is not a technique of resolving private differences; it is a means for achieving equality of treatment…”  Note that the Court referred to “litigation” as a “technique”, not free speech. Again, the Court stated that, “We need not…subsume such activity (litigation) under a narrow, literal conception of freedom of speech…”

In a properly formed Private Membership Association, members of that association, both professional and non-professional, are protected from state and federal government interference by the First, Fifth, Ninth, Tenth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. They are also protected by the entire Constitution and the common law supporting the same.

The values that govern the operation of the Veritas Healthy Community are rooted in a belief of the God of the Bible, Jesus Christ of Nazareth and the 2 commandments that Jesus said were the most important and no other commandments were above these: love God with all your heart, soul and mind and love your neighbor as yourself.  

God is the source of our provision and protection and identity.  We desire to be free to pursue God and pursue the call he He put on our lives to steward creation in a righteous manner that puts on display the character and nature of God, which is love.

Operating Veritas Healthy Community as a PMA allows us to pursue these things in a lawful and recognized way that is in line with our beliefs in a manner that is more beneficial organizationally than an LLC, a Corporation, a Sole Proprietorship or any other designation.  

So, in a lawful manner approved and recognized by our government and upheld by our Supreme Court, we will be interacting with you in a private, member to member contractual agreement.  Please see the membership agreement application for further details.

If you have any questions regarding this set up, please don’t hesitate to reach out at info@veritasmedical.com.

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