“Government of the people, by the people, for the people” is a phrase we’ve all learned and believed, but Michael J. Daugherty has learned that government agencies have left that basic American principle behind. In his first public appearance, Daugherty will share his personal experience battling the perfect storm: government corruption and overreach in business regulation, medical services, and cybersecurity. His experience chronicled in his ground-breaking book, The Devil Inside the Beltway.
For the past six years, Daugherty’s Atlanta-based cancer detection center, LabMD, has been the target of an intrusive, destructive Federal Trade Commission witch hunt, fueled by taxpayer dollars and in collusion with external contractors from private enterprise and academia. And Daugherty has stood up rather than back down. It’s a “dispute that could shape the future of federal health privacy regulation,” according to Government Health IT.
Daugherty’s exposé takes its reader on an intense, engrossing journey as he carefully and clearly documents each step he has taken to defend himself and to stand up for health care privacy and business in America. It’s a timely narrative, one that applies to all of us. It transcends political party, taking the reader to the center of a government run amok, showing that the foundations of our U.S. freedoms are in danger.
He will be joined by renowned artist Steve Penley, whose work will provide a powerful backdrop to Daugherty’s riveting discussion of the events of his book…and beyond, to the weaving of the American tapestry.
Those who cannot attend are invited to watch online at heritage.org and follow the discussion on Twitter at #overreach14.
More About the Speakers
Michael J. Daugherty
Policy Analyst, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity