Are Americans becoming boiling frogs?

Unelected officials are running America.

Do you think the CDC can tell you what to do? Many Americans seem to think so. Where in the world did this idea come from? Is it in the Constitution?

These past two years have seen Americans masked up, distancing from one another, asking for experimental injections, closing businesses, and interrupting kids’ educations… after we stocked up on toilet paper, anyway.

Who knew the CDC could determine whether someone gets evicted or how closely children could sit in a classroom? Or that OSHA could tell employers to demand vaccines, or else? Or that Medicaid and Medicare would stop paying facilities that don’t mandate experimental medical treatments?

The pandemic cases that have made it to SCOTUS have the top legal minds in our country asking a basic question about America: Who makes the law? If it sounds crazy that the Supreme Court of the United States would have to ask that at all, well… it is.

The good news is that these pandemic power grabs reminded millions of Americans who we are. We are remembering how to use what we already have to get back to the America we were meant to be.

So what have we learned from the last two years and how does that help us right now?

We woke up to the fact that agencies are treating Americans like boiling frogs. Unelected officials are making rules that affect our daily lives, our health, and the well-being of our children. We also learned we can say no. And the more we say no, the more they back down.

Back to basics

Governments assert power in three ways: telling us what we can or can’t do, policing people to follow those rules, and deciding what to do about it when people refuse. America’s founding fathers separated the powers into our legislative, executive, and judicial branches. When these powers combined it was “the very definition of tyranny.”[i]

Many people in America believe that agencies like the CDC, OSHA, CMS, and other agencies like FCC, EPA, and the Federal Reserve are modern day tyranny. But the people running these organizations are not elected. In many cases, they cannot be removed easily and their terms outlast the president who appointed them. Some of them report to the president, as members of his Cabinet, but others are independent and, once appointed, operate without presidential oversight.

Agencies make rules that affect every single American every single day, from the food we eat to the air we breathe to the way we can stream Netflix. They make rules that affect the value of our money, which election campaign ads we see, and whether the post office will stalk our social media account.

To which branch of government do these entities belong? They’re making rules, enforcing them, and even prosecuting or fining people who don’t comply.

Most rules come from agencies, not lawmakers

“The bottom line is that in today’s America, most binding rules comes from agencies (unelected) rather than elected lawmakers…. The average has been 27 rules for every law over the past decade.”[ii] The U.S. Congress enacts hundreds of laws each year, but executive agencies publish thousands.[iii], [iv]

No one knows exactly how many agencies there are. Seriously. Government sources cite different numbers and sometimes even define agency differently. Agencies morph and merge and get added each year by legislation or executive decree. When our country started, there were four Departments under the president: War, State, Treasury, and the Attorney General. Over the years, more were slowly added.

How did we get to this point? Lawmakers are happy to create agencies who are “experts” at certain topics and delegate decision-making to these unelected “experts” who will make decisions that someone relying on campaign contributions would want to avoid. The presidential branch is happy to make agencies that make rules to consolidate power under that branch.

SCOTUS is putting the brakes on the power grabs

When SCOTUS told the White House that the CDC had overstepped its authority by issuing an order to stop evictions, and OSHA could not mandate vaccines, the Court was doing its job protecting our Constitution and keeping powers separate. Certain things are so important in the lives of Americans, like housing and medical care, that SCOTUS rightfully pointed out an agency could not dictate those things without the explicit go-ahead from Congress. Issues like where we can live and what we put into our bodies are so fundamental they are considered major questions about how we live our lives. Courts presume our elected officials would not punt those questions to someone else. (The mandate for health workers was treated differently because the federal agency was directly involved by paying for health care and the case was treated like a contract dispute by the justices who said it was okay to mandate the shot.)

SCOTUS rulings right now are truly changing the course of history. For almost a century, the Supreme Court has let Congress delegate duties to agencies, and let the president create new bureaucracy at will. In the 1930s, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal programs faced massive legal challenges and were initially being blocked by a unanimous Supreme Court as unconstitutional transfers of power. However, Roosevelt sent his Democrat-controlled Congress a Judicial Reorganization bill that would have packed the court with an additional six justices. The message appeared to have been received, because New Deal programs suddenly started surviving legal challenge. This flip-flop on the constitutionality of executive overreach and shunting of responsibility by our elected officials is known as “the switch in time that saved nine.”

Our current Supreme Court bench is reversing the path to tyranny that was paved by New Deal policies.

Where does that leave us?

We need to keep using our voices because it’s working!

  • The FDA and Pfizer had to hit pause on their plan to push COVID shots into our youngest and most vulnerable children because of an overwhelming outpouring of opposition.
  • In Missouri, health advocates stopped the confirmation of a Public Health Director who had undisclosed ties to a company pushing vaccine passports.
  • SCOTUS is holding the line when agencies with no ties to our communities try to tell us how to make choices in our daily lives.

The White House wants to place itself directly into our schools, our homes, our jobs, and our health care. But the people are saying no! Finally, the “misinformation” health advocates were sharing is now becoming mainstream news. The narrative is changing because truth was spoken to power and the truth will prevail.

This year is crucial for the future of our country and for our children. In this midterm election year, the people will make their voices heard. Make sure you are registered and that you vote in your primaries and the November election.

The antidote to federal overreach into our communities is… a strong community. Get active with your neighbors. Talk to your lawmakers. Let them know what issues are important to you and your family. Let them know how you will vote. Educate them on health freedom and privacy issues if they aren’t up to speed. Creating local connections and health freedom allies is the best way to protect our families. This is why the federal government pushed the fear agenda with masks and separation and propaganda about asymptomatic spread — to separate us from our neighbors and make it easier to put their policies in our communities.

Health freedom is turning the tide. Let’s keep the momentum going.



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References & Sources
[i] James Madison, Federalist No. 47.

[ii] Jr, Clyde Wayne Crews. “How Many Rules And Regulations Do Federal Agencies Issue?” Forbes. Accessed January 19, 2022.

[iii] “Federal Agencies Are Publishing Fewer but Larger Regulations.” Accessed January 19, 2022.

[iv] NW, 1615 L. St, Suite 800 Washington, and DC 20036 USA202-419-4300 | Main202-857-8562 | Fax202-419-4372 | Media Inquiries. “Three Decades of Legislative Productivity in U.S. Congress.” Pew Research Center (blog). Accessed January 19, 2022.


Jill Hines

Directory of Advocacy
A former banker turned homeschool mom, Jill Hines began researching alternatives to conventional medicine in 2010 and what she discovered changed the trajectory of her life. She corrected a worrisome health issue, and embraced a natural approach to wellness. Advocating for informed consent and parental rights became a full-time mission when she joined the board of the Georgia Coalition for Vaccine Choice and later became the co-director of Health Freedom Louisiana. Due to her advocacy efforts during the COVID crisis, Jill was one of 25 Louisianans selected by Central City News as “a hero of the constitutional crisis.” She was also presented the Impact Award for Outstanding Public Service from the government watchdog organization Citizens for a New Louisiana. Jill now represents hundreds of millions of Americans who experienced censorship due to the Biden administration's efforts to suppress disfavored speech as a plaintiff in the landmark lawsuit Missouri v. Biden. Jill holds a marketing degree from Louisiana Tech University and now passionately “sells” health freedom full-time. Serving as Stand for Health Freedom’s advocacy director provides an incredible opportunity to advance the growing movement to preserve the sacred right to refuse unwanted medical interventions for ourselves and our children without fear of retribution.
“We have lived through a terrifying societal, psychological, and medical experiment which afforded us a knowledge that our forefathers tried to impart and we can no longer ignore: Our freedom is tenuous. For our children’s sake, the time is now to take a stand for health freedom.”

Chrissy Scott

Executive Assistant and Social Media Manager

A labor and delivery nurse with a lifelong passion for maternal and fetal health, Chrissy Scott left her job of 19 years after learning the truth about the harms caused by the medical system. In 2009, she was mandated by her employer to receive the H1N1 vaccine during her first trimester of pregnancy with her second child. She was assured that the vaccine was “safe and effective” for pregnant women, but her son was born with a kidney defect that could have been fatal. She didn’t connect the dots to vaccine injury until several years later when the declining health of her oldest son drove her to seek answers outside of allopathic medicine.

This personal journey ignited in her a new passion for truth and transparency in health care. As SHF’s Executive Assistant, Chrissy facilitates communication and local advocacy initiatives alongside Leah Wilson for their home state of Indiana. She also manages and creates graphics for SHF’s social media accounts and the website’s swag shop.

Chrissy earned her nursing degree from Anderson University and served her entire career at her local hospital. While she’s no longer a floor nurse, her five very active boys frequently test her nursing skills! She homeschools her children and has been co-owner of a successful home décor sign business with her sister.

“Parents, being the experts on their own children, are best suited to make decisions for the well-being of their family. To do this properly, they must be given full and accurate information and be free from force or coercion.”

Ellen Chappelle


Ellen Chappelle serves as SHF’s resident wordsmith. A seasoned writer and editor, she’s enthusiastic about ensuring that our content is clear, concise, and inspiring.

Ellen is most energized by working on projects that transform lives. A truth seeker as well as a journalist, she’s disturbed by the lack of accuracy in today’s media and determined to help share fact rather than fiction. And having found greater healing with alternative approaches, she’s also passionate about preserving our freedom to make informed health choices.

Past projects include serving as regional editor of a dog magazine, color and trend specialist for a small cosmetics company, arts columnist, newspaper reporter, ghostwriter, and creator of website content for artists and small businesses.

With a degree in journalism and theatre, Ellen is also a performer. She enjoyed singing and dancing on a cruise ship and traveling with a national musical theatre tour, as well as recording industrial videos, television commercials, and radio voiceovers. She also creates handcrafted jewelry in wire, chain maille, and fused glass.

“Despite what some would have us believe, the fact remains that this nation was founded on biblical principles by people who wanted freedom to worship God and live their lives without government involvement. It’s never been more critical to fight for those rights.”


Executive Director and Co-founder

An attorney with a background in complex litigation and advocacy, Leah Wilson is passionate about children’s health and has researched and worked on child welfare issues for more than a decade.

The overmedication of children in foster care as a form of behavior management is what compelled Leah to become an advocate and foster parent. During her time as a court-appointed special advocate for abused and neglected children, Leah witnessed the rampant use of psychiatric drugs among foster kids. She also discovered that, in addition to many extensive requirements, the state had a policy that all foster children and foster families be fully vaccinated, without exception. Through her involvement in law, health and the foster care system, it became abundantly clear to Leah that the single most important issue affecting child welfare in the United States is the practice of one-size-fits-all medicine via medical mandates. This motivated Leah to expand her advocacy beyond foster care to all children nationwide and to start Stand for Health Freedom (SHF) in 2019.

A graduate of the Saint Louis University School of Law, Leah holds dual bachelor degrees in political science and Spanish from Indiana University. In addition to her advocacy work with SHF, Leah is the owner and former operations director of MaxLiving Indy, one of the largest natural health centers in the Midwest. She is also an educator on holistic health as well as a sought-after speaker on issues ranging from religious rights to greening your home.

“Parental rights and religious freedom are God-given natural rights that cannot arbitrarily be taken away by government authorities. Parents are the single most important factor in a child’s success; I stand in full support of this sacred relationship.”

Sayer JI

Director and Co-founder

Sayer Ji is a widely recognized researcher, author, lecturer, activist, and educator on natural health modalities. Among his many roles, he is an advisor to Stand for Health Freedom, a reviewer and editor of the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, an advisory board member of the National Health Federation, a steering committee member of the Global GMO Free Coalition, and the co-founder and CEO of Systome Biomed Inc., a revolutionary scientific validation framework.

Most notably, Sayer is the founder of, the world’s most widely referenced, evidence-based natural health resource of its kind. He founded the platform in 2008 to provide an open access, evidence-based resource supporting natural and integrative modalities. Today, has more than a million visits per month, serving as a trusted resource on myriad health and wellness topics to physicians, healthcare practitioners, clinicians, researchers and consumers worldwide.

Sayer attended Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where he studied under the notable American philosopher Dr. Bruce W. Wilshire. He received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy in 1995, with a focus on the philosophy of science. His new book, Regenerate: Unlocking Your Body’s Radical Resilience through the New Biology, was released in March 2020 and is an Amazon bestseller.

“I truly believe that education will be our greatest shield against accelerating the erosion of civil liberties, including the right to bodily sovereignty, as well as the greatest catalyst for positive change on this planet moving forward.”

Bailey Kuykendoll

Associate Director

Designer and visual marketer Bailey Kuykendoll began advocating for health and religious freedom and parental rights in 2014 after learning she was pregnant. A self-described skeptic, she’s not afraid to ask questions and do copious amounts of research to reach her own conclusions.

She’s also not afraid of hard work. As SHF’s Associate Director, Bailey truly keeps the organizational boat afloat. Working closely with our State Directors in each state, she ensures that SHF has calls-to-action for health-freedom bills and petitions on our website and across social media, spreading the word to encourage people to contact their legislators. She builds campaigns, graphics, website pages, and relationships.

Bailey earned a design degree from Harrington Institute of Design in 2008. She then served as a production assistant on several shows for HGTV, followed by working behind the scenes on the X Factor, small indie films, music videos, and documentaries. Bailey joined Health Freedom Florida after moving to the East Coast, becoming co-president of the grassroots organization in 2019. While at Health Freedom Florida, she successfully filed a state bill designed to stop discrimination based on your health status. She joined SHF in the fall of 2020.

“God placed a calling on my heart back in 2008 to be a part of something bigger for Him. Twelve years later, the opportunity came knocking to help others lean into their natural-born rights and take a stand for themselves and their families. I knew this is where I was called to be, and I have never looked back.”

Valerie Borek


Valerie Borek is a passionate advocate for health rights and family privacy. A mother of two with degrees in law and biochemistry, she is perfectly positioned to lead SHF advocates through complex health-rights policy. Her work is guided by a love for American values, uncovering truth, and a passion for empowering others. Valerie has served as SHF’s policy analyst since 2021.

Valerie’s understanding of the value of freedom to make one’s own health care choices is not just academic. Health freedom has kept her boys alive and thriving. Her choice to have home births jump-started her advocacy for health privacy. Her eldest son survived a rare and deadly cancer because her family was able to navigate medical care while holding onto values that were sometimes at odds with recommendations.

Before joining SHF, Valerie specialized in health and parenting rights at her boutique law firm, especially surrounding birth and vaccine rights. She advocated for informed consent in health care and transparent food labeling in her state. She helped found the Birth Rights Bar Association and was honored to present their argument to the Delaware Supreme Court that midwifery is not the practice of medicine, in support of a trailblazing midwife.

“Health is the foundation of how we show up in this world to love, serve, and create. Americans are blessed to live in a country that gets stronger the more we protect fundamental rights, like informed consent and privacy, so individuals and families can thrive.”

Mary Katherine LaCroix


Mary Katherine LaCroix became involved with SHF as a volunteer in 2019 when the religious exemption for childhood vaccines was at risk in her home state of New Jersey. She believes strongly that parents have the responsibility for their children’s health, education, and faith formation and that only they have the right to make medical decisions and manage their care.

She has worked in fundraising for more than 25 years at various educational, cultural, human services, and political organizations. A graduate of the University of Scranton, she holds a degree in History and English Literature.

Mary Katherine is thrilled to have this opportunity to work with and help grow SHF, believing that together we can achieve even greater impact in protecting our rights and caring for our loved ones. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and large extended family, as well as volunteering to support the special needs community.

“Parents are taught that they must trust the experts. That’s what we did, until we learned that the experts can be wrong and don’t always know what is best for your child. Parents should instead feel empowered by their natural, God-given ability to advocate and care for their children. SHF is here to give them the tools to do just that.”

Sheila Ealey

Political Analyst

Dr. Sheila Lewis Ealey is the founder and former director of the Creative Learning Center of Louisiana, a therapeutic day school for children who are on the autism spectrum or struggling with other nonverbal intellectual disabilities. The wife of a former U.S. Coast Guard Officer, she is also the mother of four children. Her son was diagnosed with severe autism spectrum disorder at 18 months. He is now a young man and considered moderate and emerging.

Sheila and her twins were featured in the documentary “Vaxxed.” She has traveled extensively, advocating for medical freedom. She continues to educate disenfranchised parents about their fundamental rights to religious and philosophical exemptions, their ability to live sustainably on a limited budget, and the importance of nutrition and biomedical interventions for optimum health with autism. She also writes individual homeschool curriculums for parents of children with autism or intellectual disorders. Sheila is a trustee for the Autism Trust, USA, and on the board of directors of Children’s Health Defense.

Over the past 20 years, she has educated herself to use natural healing modalities for the body and brain. Her formal education includes degrees in communication, special education curriculum, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership in Special Education. Sheila serves as an assistant content advisor and political analyst for SHF.

“It is not the Constitution’s job to protect our liberties, as it is not a philosophical document but a legal one. Its purpose is to limit the powers and authority of our federal government in hopes of preventing an intrusion upon our unalienable rights. We are obliged to maintain our government within its limits.”

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