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LIE NUMBER 3 -- "WCA has no right to 'interfere' in foreign chiropractic affairs.


For years, the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) has tried to convince the profession that it has the sole authority to regulate chiropractic internationally. In claiming this authority, it condemns the WCA for "interfering" in global chiropractic affairs. Yet, the truth is, the WFC was founded by and its executive board is comprised of individuals who are steadfast proponents of the medically oriented segment of the chiropractic profession. These individuals include Mr. David-Chapman Smith, Louis Sportelli, D.C., Scott Haldeman, D.C., Reed Phillips, D.C., John Triano, D.C., and others -- either involved in the development of the Mercy Guidelines or vocal supporters of that document.
 
The WFC and its leaders have frequently attempted to portray the organization as having legitimate authority within or over the chiropractic profession. This is not true. Neither the profession nor any government has ever conferred authority on the WFC to take any action or make any decisions for chiropractic anywhere in the world.


 

In his highly controversial book, "The Chiropractic Profession," Mr. David ChapmanSmith, who served as the group's "Secretary General," stated that chiropractic educational standards "are monitored by the various CCEs and the World Federation of Chiropractic." Yet, the WFC has absolutely no legitimate role in developing or setting the standards of any chiropractic educational agency nor is it empowered to "monitor" any educational process.


 

In a letter dated January 1, 2000, to the ICA representative to the WFC, Mr. ChapmanSmith admitted that: "The WFC has no mandate, expertise, or interest in any of the technical areas of chiropractic education, whether curriculum, faculty, accreditation of programmes or otherwise."


 

Yet, it continues to claim authority in this area. In its policy statement on the "Use of the title Chiropractor," the WFC states that chiropractors must be "graduates of chiropractic educational programmes that are formally accredited by a chiropractic accreditation agency or an alternative governmentrecognized accreditation process in the country in question, or that are recognized and approved on an interim basis within the terms of the World Federation of Chiropractic's Tokyo Charter by the national association of chiropractors in the country in question."



 

This position paper was revised in 2003 to extend the range of the policy to cover the term "chiropractic" as well.



 

The WFC has no right or authority to approve any accreditation process or education program and the WFC's attempt to wrest control over these areas is blatantly unethical and without legal or moral basis.



 

Further, the WFC has tried to claim authority by citing its status as an NGO (NonGovernmental Organization) with a United Nations agency, or its work with the World Health Organization. Yet, recognition as NGO does not confer any authority or indicate global "approval" of the policies of the NGO. The WCA also holds NGO status with the Department of Public Information, affiliated with the United Nations, and plays a prominent role in the work of the NGO Health Committee. According to WHO officials, no exclusive or special relations exist between WHO and WFC. The WCA also enjoys a working relationship with WHO.



 

The WFC is an association comprised solely of those organizations that share its ideologies. It restricts membership to only one organization per nation (with an exception for the U.S., which is permitted two organizations).



 

Organizations that represent an opposing viewpoint are not permitted representation in the WFC and have no input into its policies. As such, the actions taken by the WFC are a reflection of only one segment of the profession, with no consideration given to other opinions or philosophies.



 

While the formation of an association of "like minded groups" is neither unethical nor uncommon, such association cannot purport to represent the entire profession or speak for it.



 

When the WFC wants to involve itself in the political or professional activities of the chiropractic community anywhere in the world, it does so without the approval or permission of any other organization.



 

The WCA has the right to do the same thing.

 

 



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When the WFC wants to involve itself in the political or professional activities of the chiropractic community anywhere in the world, it does so without the approval or permission of any other organization.


 

It's clear that the leaders of the WFC don't think the WCA has the right to do the same thing. In fact, they've engaged in extremely unprofessional and unethical actions aimed at destroying the WCA's standing in the global health community.


 

At one point, in 1999, David Chapman-Smith actually went so far as to contact the United Nations Public Information Office and demand that it withdraw the WCA's NGO status. He did this without consulting any other WFC board members or receiving authority from the group. Later, WFC Board member Gerald Clum, DC, the ICA representative to the WFC, wrote to Chapman-Smith that "The tone of your letter (to the U.N.) seems to suggest that the world has been ceded to the WFC and the WFC will be the sole worldwide arbiter of things chiropractic. I find no such role as I review the founding documents of the WFC."


 

Dr. Clum went on to say, "Your request for reconsideration of the WCA status by the DPI was inappropriate and unprofessional. On behalf of the International Chiropractors Association, I demand the retraction of your letter of November 18, 1999 to Mr. Hoeffel and an apology to the World Chiropractic Alliance."


 

Not surprisingly, an apology was never forthcoming.


 

Chapman-Smith even launched a "black ops" campaign, getting WFC member organizations to write letters protesting the WCA's "meddling" in international affairs. The letters were almost all identical -- obviously copied from a model letter that Chapman-Smith provided. Not only that, but the protests came from organizations such as the Chiropractic Association of Trinidad & Tobago, The Singapore Chiropractic Association, the Norwegian Chiropractors' Association -- many of which represented as few as five doctors of chiropractic. 


 

The WCA could have easily gotten many non-WFC groups around the world to write letters in response but the WFC had already damaged the image of chiropractic in the United Nations and I didn't want to make things worse by responding to its blatant lies.


 

By the way, the United Nations DPI never took any action and the WCA remains an NGO!

 



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TR is now grasping at straws when he suggests the WCA is equivalent to the WFC, the true internatonal chiro org that has 80+ legitimate members that are real national associations, not individual sycophants as TR has in his phony WCA. 

If anyone cares to read about the WFC, logon to www.wfc.org and enjoy the accomplishments of this true international chiro org. I'm a member and encourage all to join this progressive and democratic organization that actually holds meetings and promotes chiropractic worldwide. 

TR: if your WCA is "real", when was the last time you held a meeting? When was the last time you held an election? When was the last time you actually did anything to promote chiropractic? Okay, stop laughing! Even TR knows the WCA is only a figment in his imagination, but he continus to lie to all, hoping to attract naive folks willing to drink his purple Kool Aid.


If you want to learn more about the vast difference between the WFC and the phony WCA, enjoy this article:
http://stoprondberg.org/WCAvsWFC.htm 

Enjoy,
JCS

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