To: IAHF List
Subject: We Must Take Our Anti CAFTA/CODEX Mssg To The Streets Immediately- Here Is Why:
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2005 21:09:04 +0200
Your help is urgently needed to set up FOLDING TABLES in front of the BUSIEST Health Food Stores in your area to hand out ANTI CAFTA/ ANTI CODEX INFO in order to GALVANIZE badly needed calls/emails/faxes to congress, here is WHY, and Below you'll find a complete ACTION KIT:
CONGRESSMAN OBERSTAR IS NOT ALONE IN BEING SPUN BY FDA/CRN/NNFA PROPAGANDA
(See my response to a letter he just sent out to a constituent in Minnesota:
http://www.iahf.com/20050716.html Please use my response to educate your OWN congressman, because Oberstar is NOT ALONE in being SPUN.
BUSH IS ON THE STUMP THIS WEEKEND in N.C.- CAFTA VOTE COULD HAPPEN THIS WEEK
BUSH TRYING TO MAKE DEAL OVER CHINA TO APPEASE REPUBLICANS ON CAFTA & GET VOTES
The US House of Representatives will vote as early as next week on a
package of measures to toughen US trade enforcement against China, a
move aimed at rounding up desperately needed support for a bilateral
trade deal with central America.
WHAT WE MUST DO:
First: Survey the Terrain: Where Do We the People of America STAND:
We stand at a cross roads. Right now, this weekend, and this coming week, we can either set up folding tables in front of health food stores and other busy places and hand out LITERATURE such as the form letter and instructions BELOW, or we might wish we HAD, because CAFTA could pass by as close a margin as ONE SINGLE VOTE (!!)
OUR ISSUE could prove to be the TIPPING POINT.
Whats at stake is nothing less than our SOVEREIGNTY: http://www.ymlp.com/pubarchive_show_message.php?jham+367
Do we want to continue living in AMERICA, with access to dietary supplements under DSHEA, or do we want to live under a WORLD GOVERNMENT???
For ME, the choice is CLEAR: I have been to the UK and seen FIRST HAND their struggle against the MONOLITHIC BUREUCRACY known as the EUROPEAN UNION, and I don't WANT to live in an equivalent bureucracy here.
I KNOW, however, that if I don't do EVERYTHING in my power to OPPOSE CAFTA and the FTAA, that I'll see my COUNTRY yanked out from under me, and I'll WITNESS the Bill of Rights be SHREDDED before my eyes. I VALUE my right to free speech, and all the OTHER freedoms this document gives us, and I REALLY VALUE my access to dietary supplements because they saved my LIFE after mainstream medicine almost killed me.
I've BEEN to Codex meetings in Germany folks- they forced me to shut my camcorder off and I was thrown off the US Delegation for trying to make this corrupt process TRANSPARENT. I had DEATH THREATS for pushing for congressional oversight and the hearing that I pushed for for 5 years was WHITEWASHED on March 20, 2001.
We are at WAR, people. We are at WAR against our own GOVERNMENT, but it hasn't yet turned into a SHOOTING WAR, and I hope it NEVER has to.
We STILL can make our voices heard, and we MUST make them heard. We MUST urge everyone we know to call, email, and FAX Congress on the CAFTA/CODEX issue, and we MUST TAKE OUR MESSAGE to the STREETS this weekend and next week and maybe til the following week depending on when this vote goes down.
We MUST AVOID a Midnight Massacre by Congress. Please URGE your member to make plans to vote NO in ABSTENTIA if he or she can't be on the FLOOR at ALL TIMES.
PLEASE FOLKS, the hard won gains we got from passage of DSHEA could be SWEPT AWAY if you don't act. Don't leave it up to ME to defend you, I'm just one guy sitting in his living room in Point Roberts Washington shouting a message from the rooftops as loud as I can yell, I need your damn HELP, and I need it NOW:
TAKE THIS FORM LETTER, and HAND IT OUT IN FRONT OF THE BUSIEST HEALTH FOOD STORE
IN YOUR TOWN- IF THEY GIVE YOU CRAP- READ 'EM THE RIOT ACT:
We have to keep calling (via Capital Switchboard 202-225-3121) and have to keep sending the following form letter in, right up til they vote, and please snowball this alert!!
To email this to your congressman, please go to: http://www.house.gov/writerep/
CAFTA BAD FOR DIETARY SUPPLEMENT CONSUMERS-
SPS LANGUAGE BURIED IN IT
THREATENS HARMONIZATION TO CODEX
In 1994 vitamin consumers generated the largest volume of mail to Congress on any issue in the HISTORY of Congress when we passed the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994.
Today, CAFTA threatens to undo all of our hard work, and to set the USA up for harmonization to an excessively restrictive global trade guideline for vitamins and minerals just finalized on July 4th 2005 at the 28 General Session of the UN's Codex Alimentarius Commission.
The seeds of our health freedom destruction are sewn inside Section 6 of CAFTA where members are forced to form a Sanitary-Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Committee for the purpose of insuring ONGOING HARMONIZATION of our laws under the terms of the SPS Agreement in the WTO Trade Agreement. (See http://www.ustr.gov/Trade_Agreements/Bilateral/CAFTA/CAFTA-DR_Final_Texts/Section_Index.html
If you examine Article 3 of the WTO's SPS Agreement you will read the following words: "To harmonize sanitary and phytosanitary measures on as wide a basis as possible, members SHALL base their food safety measures on international standards, guidelines or recommendations."
(Codex sets the international standard for food safety, and they intend to fill in the blanks on allowed potencies at levels even LOWER than RDAs- see http://www.alliance-natural-health.org/_docs/ANHWebsiteDoc_145.doc
Vitamin consumers drove many congressmen out of office who failed to vote for DSHEA in '94.
Any member of Congress who fails to heed our concerns about CAFTA and votes for this unconstitutional trade agreement anyway, despite how it sets us up for harmonization to Codex, and despite its continuing the failed policies of NAFTA which gave us our present $617 Billion trade deficit risks being driven from office. IAHF will be posting a list of any member of Congress who ignores our concerns. We urge you to watch Kevin Miller's excellent documentary on this issue at http://www.welltv.com
For Health Freedom,
John C. Hammell, President
International Advocates for Health Freedom
556 Boundary Bay Road
Point Roberts, WA 98281-8702 USA