By Giuseppe Nacci, M.D.The Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD) is presented asa service to European citizens and as simple to apply.SEE : Directive 2004/24/EC of the European Parlament and of the Council of31 March 2004(, close examination of its methods in practice demonstrates that thereality will be an egregious abridgement of the rights of individuals toobtain and use the health treatments they choose.While it benefits citizens for governmental agencies to advise on efficacyand safety of products that have been commonly and freely used by utilisinga particular method of inquiry, that information may not address the needsof individuals and presumes that there is only one system for obtainingaccurate and beneficial information. That is equivalent to allowing only onereligion as the accepted source of truth.The costs and systems required by THMPD are generally not manageable bysmall manufacturers, which are the predominant suppliers of herbal products.This results in an unfair competitive advantage to multinationalcorporations, which ultimately limits the individual’s access to quality andselection in herbal medicinal products.With THMPD, the European Union has overstepped and is severely restrictingthe unwritten rights of each human being to choose and access methods ofmanaging health. It is a dangerous usurpation of civil rights that assumesthe individual does not have the ability to make proper health decisions.Self-determination in matters of health must be treated as an inherent civilright, and THMPD is an abrogation of it.Read this to see the sort of madness that the EU Commission is alreadyenacting–and that you may help stop by signing this petition.———-We call on the European Commission to stop the Traditional Herbal MedicinalProducts Directive (THMPD), Directive 2004/24/EC, which is set to removeaccess to the vast majority of herbal medicinal products beginning 30 April2011.THMPD abridges the rights of each European citizen to self-determination inmanaging health. It goes far beyond reasonable controls over dangerousproducts, and enters the realm of coercion by limiting options for treatinghealth issues.The public’s access to herbal products that have traditionally been freelyavailable must continue uninterrupted.——————–But, I have a Dream…Will a Judge ever be so courageous as to give back to Jurisprudence itsprofound sense of Justice?Will the courage ever be found to rediscover the original mode ofadministration in a Democracy (Demou Kratos = Power of the People), the“Res Publica” (public Thing), which lies at the very foundation of AncientLaw ?The Ancient Law which was born over three thousand years ago in an ordinaryvillage of shepherds, set to guard an ordinary ford of an ordinary river,a sluggish, chalky stream of water, ever dry in summer, an obligatorypassage for flocks of sheep and goats…A small, ordinary village, where dwelled people proud and unbowed.People out of the ordinary who had conceived and affirmed the incredible,out-of-the-ordinary idea that“NO ONE WAS OBLIGED TO OBEY ANYONE, BUT THEIRSTRICT LAWS:LAWS WHICH THEY THEMSELVES HAD IMPOSED ON THEMSELVES.LAWS WHICH THEY THEMSELVES HAD CHOSEN AND VOTED.STRICT LAWS, BEFORE WHICH THEY WERE ALL EQUAL:FROM THE POOREST TO THE RICHEST.”The respect for their sacred Laws was so strong that they used them even inwar, thus they were the original inventors of military discipline, andthus created – from nothing – an army of free men who would go on to writeHistory in the following one thousand and five hundred years.Their military strength lasted so long because the defence of theirindividual freedom,  of their ideal Laws,  was worth more than their ownlives and even of that of their little village of shepherds…This,  I believe might be why they never lost a war.They disappeared from History only when they ceased to administer theirsacred Laws with Justice,  Honour and Respect towards the Citizen,  andinstead delegated their individual freedom to an Emperor…Nobody knows when the village which was to change the History of the Worldwas born.It is not even known what their original name was.There are archaeologistes who say that it was the Greeks from the South ofItalywho gave them the name of “Ronnùmes”, or “Rommùnes”, because no onesucceeded in making them submit.“Rommùnes” indeed comes from the Greek word “ROME” (Strength)  and the word“Rommùnes” signifies “The Strongs”, “The Courageouses”,“They who are strongly armed”…And it was the name “Rommùnes” that the other Italic tribes then also usedto denominate them,  since the name instilled fear and respect.They were free men,  and their sense of Justice contrasted with thearrogance and the barbarities of the neighbouring peoples,who did not have that out-of-the-ordinary sense of“ABSOLUTE AND TOTAL EQUALITY OF ALL BEFORE THE LAW”.In the “square City of the Rommùnes”, even the poorest person had the rightto sue the mightiest of the community,  if the latter was accused of havingviolated their sacred Laws.The citizens would then have judged,  in a public assembly,  in broaddaylight,  without complicity and subterfuge,  the accused and the accuser,both placed on the same level of justice,  albeit from the very outsetpremising that the accused was Presumed Innocent,  and verifying thetruthfulness of the Evidence.Three thousand years ago…People out of the ordinary,  the Rommùnes.It seems that the ancient square village of these shepherds was finallyrediscovered a few years ago.It did indeed overlook what was once an ordinary ford of an ordinary river,a sluggish,  chalky stream of water, ever dry in the summer, an obligatorypassage for flocks of sheep and goats…It is situated in Italy, a little further south than the land of theEtruscans, a little further west than the land of the Sabines, and a littlefurther north than the land of the Samnites…It lies beyond the River Tiber, on what remains of an old hill, called“Palatine”.—————–They have told me they have returned.They live in the hearts and minds of the very many men and the very manywomen who still today seek to demonstrate in our courts that Ancient Law isnot dead, as in the words uttered by an old Senator, when the sun wassetting on their Republic, to a man named Catiline:…Quo usque tandem abutere patientia nostra ?…There lies in this sentence, which lay buried for two thousand years, allthe spirit of a Civilisation which perhaps we have not yet lost. And thesewords, perhaps, will once again resound in the halls of justice.Dott. Giuseppe NacciFrom E-Book : “Thousand Plants against Cancer without Chemo-Therapy”-Ed. 2007, 2008, 2010 vitae of the authorGiuseppe Nacci was born in Trieste, Italy, on 26th February 1964.In May 2006 he published a paper concerning the extreme dangerousness ofGenetically Modified Organisms on the American Journal of the GersonInstitute, San Diego, California (Gerson Heating Newsletters, Vol. 21, No.3, May-June 2006, pages: 5,7,9, Part I, available at December 2007 he published one of his books on the Internet, “ThousandPlants against Cancer without Chemo-therapy”. The book can be downloaded inEnglish free of charge from:  english.pdf Plants against.pdfOn 13th September 2008 Dr Nacci took part in the annual Congress SANA inBologna explaining in eight points the extreme dangerousness of GMOs. Heasked for explicit intervention of the National Democratic Institutions inorder to safeguard the health of the Italian people and prevent GMOs frombeing authorised and introduced also in Italy from January 2009.Further details at: October 1998 to December 2007 he hold the position of Director of theRegional Health Service at the Financial Police Administration of FriuliVenezia-Giulia.In 2008, the Greenhaven Press of Chicago has publish the book “GeneticallyModified Food. Introducing issues with opposing viewpoints”, of JenniferSkancke(  Skanke.pdf