The Food and Drug Administration has become a deceitful and manipulative agency with countless examples of decisions that go against the good of the people.Like many agencies in the federal government, the FDA receives billions of dollars in funding annually. Unfortunately, the FDA along with the Department of Education, the FBI and the IRS have all been infiltrated and corrupted.Americans have increasingly grown to realize this. It’s been a difficult idea to ponder that the people in our government are essentially working against We the People, but it’s an important thought free-thinking, self-governing Americans have been confronted with as a result of improper treatment physically, financially, intellectually and legally.While it’s common knowledge that the FDA rapidly gave emergency authorization to the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer, Moderna and J&J, there’s more behind the FDA that should have had Americans more skeptical long ago.(Side note on the vaccine: The FDA just EMERGENCY authorized children as young as six months for the Covid vaccine last month. Are we still really in an “emergency” status or is that the only way to bypass the real requirements in order to jab children and babies too?)The Food and Drug Administration was formed in 1906 under the Pure Food and Drugs Act. According to the agency’s website, the FDA was a way to “rein in long-standing, serious abuses in the consumer product marketplace.”But let’s take a look at some of the most controversial items the federal agency has shockingly approved for market: rBST and rBGH growth hormones – approved in 1993 Made in a lab using genetic technology. Consumption linked to increased cancer risk & higher blood levels of IGF-1. Banned in Canada and Europe due to health concerns. Round-up Ready (glyphosate) – approved in 1996 Herbicide-resistant crops like corn, soy and canola survive the weed-killer. WHO considers glyphosate a “probable carcinogen.” Banned or restricted in many U.S. states. Currently banned in Austria, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and in Germany by 2023. Approved in the EU until Dec. 15, 2022. A new study finds traces of glyphosate detected in 80% of American urine samples. Aspartame – approval process started in 1980s Studies find it induces brain tumors, accounts for over 75% of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA. Originally banned twice in the U.S. Banned in Japan. Companies may actually start valuing customers again once a recession hits Within the Department of Agriculture, the label “organic” was created in the 1990s. Consumers used to expect safe, healthy food. Now, a lesser standard is implied. Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Peru, Venezuela and many European countries ban genetically modified organisms, meaning the term “organic” applies to essentially all foods on the shelves in those countries.Additional fun fact – Did you know that the European Union has banned the importation of American chickens due to the chlorination wash process used in America?So much for reining in the serious abuses in the consumer product marketplace, right?At this point, it’s clear the FDA doesn’t care about our health. There is no actual purpose for the federal agency, and the harmful substances detailed above just scratch the surface of what the FDA has allowed to go on the market.The agency should be defunded because the people inside it don’t have the right intentions when it comes to health and safety.The one thing that the consumer can NEVER do is sue the FDA for approving defective or harmful drugs. As part of the federal government, the FDA conveniently falls under a legal concept called “sovereign immunity.” This means that it is immune from lawsuits with complete exemption against its responsibilities for licensing and approving drugs and vaccines, according to LawyerLocator.com.So again – why are we still trusting the FDA?Enough questioning. It’s time to get rid of the corrupted FDA. With its failure to actually make decisions based on safety instead of convenience, it’s clear We the People are better off deciding what’s best to consume for ourselves.Silence Dogood, who writes under Benjamin Franklin’s famous pseudonym, is a staff writer with the Convention of States Project, a project of Citizens for Self-Governance.