United States should exit the World Health Organization ( WHO)

The proposed WHO IHR amendments are intended to fundamentally change the relationship between individuals, their country’s governments, and the WHO. They place the WHO as having rights overriding that of individuals and sovereign nations and states. The specific definition of ‘recommendations’ is being changed from non-binding to binding by a specific statement so that States will undertake to follow, rather than consider, recommendations of the WHO. States will accept the WHO as the ‘authority’ in international public health emergencies, elevating it above their state or nation health authorities, individual patient's rights, and private discussions/decisions between patients and physicians. It nullifies an individual's rights to informed consent which necessitates full disclosure of the risks and benefits of any medical intervention with the free ability to decline without that declination being tied to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness. These Amendments rely heavily on the meaning of what a Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) is, and who defines it. These amendments will greatly expand the PHEIC definition to include any health event that a particular individual in Geneva (the Director General of the WHO) personally deems to be of actual or potential concern.
Powers to be relinquished by national governments to the Director General of the WHO conflict with many national and state legal systems and constitutions. These include detention of individuals, restriction of travel, the forcing of health interventions (testing, inoculation) and requirement to undergo medical examination.

Our constitution prohibits any such participation by the United States. Legislators and the President have signed oaths to uphold and the defend the constitution. It is not ethical, moral, or constitutional for the United States to continue to participate in the World Health Organization. The role of the United States Government is to protect our civil liberties based on the constitution. Bodily autonomy and informed consent are tantamount to medical freedom. The right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness as stated in the preamble to the Declaration of Independence and further elucidated in the Fourteenth amendment will be infringed upon if our government hands over control of health decisions to the WHO. We are free sovereign human beings who have the right to determine what is put into our bodies. Medical care cannot be coerced or forced and refusal cannot be tied to infringement of civil liberties as protected by our constitution.