On February 11th, 2012, CCHR presented one of its annual human rights awards to Ms. Maryanne Godboldo. Previous award winners include doctors, state and federal legislators, whistleblowers, attorneys, human and civil rights activists and parents such as Maryanne, who have turned their personal battles to protect their children into a crusade for children’s rights. (To read press stories about Maryanne Godboldo, including Congressman Ron Paul’s statement, scroll down to the end of this page or the right side bar.)
The following is a transcript from her award presentation by CCHR Commissioners Danny Masterson and Ethan Suplee:
CCHR’s co-founder, Dr. Thomas Szasz, a professor of psychiatry, coined the term, The Therapeutic State. It is defined as the marriage between government and psychiatry for social control. Dr. Szasz stated:
“Although we may not know it, we have, in our day, witnessed the birth of the Therapeutic State. This is perhaps the major implication of psychiatry as an institution of social control. Today, the therapeutic state exercises authority and uses force in the name of health.”
He also said that the Founding Fathers “could not have anticipated that an alliance between medicine and the state would then threaten personal liberty and responsibility exactly as they had been threatened by an alliance between church and state.” Psychiatric coercion includes kidnapping, forcing people into institutions and “treating” them against their will. As Szasz further states, “The recipient of psychiatric medication who… refuses to avail himself of its ‘benefits’ is persecuted and punished by agents of the therapeutic state.”
The result is the destruction of personal liberty.
Detroit mother Maryanne Godboldo, experienced first hand the effects of the Therapeutic State when she chose to take her daughter off, an antipsychotic drug.
Maryanne had reluctantly agreed to administer this drug to her daughter, Ariana, under the condition she could take her off of it — at her own discretion.
Once Maryanne witnessed the drug’s harmful effects, she worked with a physician to wean her daughter off the drug and pursue non-drug solutions.
This decision however, did not sit well with the psychiatrists advising Child Protective Services. They responded to Maryanne’s refusal to drug her daughter with the full force of the Therapeutic State.
If the TV footage you are about to see, looks like it was taken from the War in Afghanistan, think again. It was Detroit, Michigan.
Here is Maryanne’s story:
Click to watch: Maryanne Godboldo’s story
Maryanne Godboldo’s acceptance speech: I’d like to thank all of the people who have been on the battlefield fighting for our children. You all laid the groundwork so that I would be prepared to go into battle to save my child.
I vowed that I would never let anyone harm my child under any circumstances. My mother protected me and I wanted to do the same for my child. So I began to research how to legally fight Child Protective Services.
The amount of helpful information I found was phenomenal. At that point, I knew I was not alone in this battle. I just had to do my part and Ariana had to do hers,and that was to hold on.
I believe that Ariana and I had to go through this to expose a dark, ugly, foul secret. The selling, kidnapping and holding hostage, as well as the unnecessary drugging of our children.
We as parents must never stop protecting our children. It is our responsibility to care for them. So we must read, research, and do whatever we must to help our children. No one is going to take better care of our children than we are.
We must prepare ourselves to do so and let the Lord continue to implement His plan.
I thank CCHR for thinking of me as a humanitarian and I commend them on their outstanding accomplishments in bringing forth consciousness.
I also thank my family members, Penny and Steve, Dale and Linda, Lisa, Ambyr and Hakim, our friend Bill, Diane, and Eileen.
I’d also like to thank our praying Detroit community, and all the national and international people and organizations for showing their love and support.
I thank Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, and all of the members of “Justice4MaryAnne Committee.”
A special thanks to the outstanding attorneys, Allison Folmar, Roger Farinah and Byron Pitts.
And finally, I thank my elderly mother who is 99 years young for her wisdom and support.
Thank you so much.
Click here to visit the Justice For Maryanne Godboldo website
Click here to read: Congressman Ron Paul speaking on behalf of Maryanne Godboldo, and the need to enact federal protections for parents rights against coerced/forced drugging:
Click here to read: Detroit Free Press, “Vindicated—Detroit Mom gets daughter back & all charges dropped following police stand off over refusing to drug daughter”
Click here to watch: Freedom Watch: The Detroit Mother Who Refused to Defer to Authority & Drug Her Child—Maryanne Godboldo