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Subject: While Americans Slept - by Gary Null's webmaster - special message to American vitamin consumers
From: "International Advocates for Health Freedom"
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2001 01:55:44 -0500

IAHF List: This excellent article was written by Alice, Gary Null's webmaster. After reading it, please pick up your phone and call your Congressman via 202-225-3121 (Capital Switchboard) and ask him or her to cosponsor the American Sovereignty Restoration Act see scrollbar on for details. Lets END the globalization and HARM-onization! Best way to protect against the HARM-onization to the dangerous EU Vitamin Directive is to send the globalists and the Pharma Cartel a message - AMERICA is not up for grabs. We VALUE our domestic laws, and will not ACCEPT HARM-onization.....

After reading, please read the educational materials on the petition sites, sign both anti CODEX petitions and get MORE people to: 3,333 sigs of people as of 2/17 calling for GENUINE Codex vitamin oversight hearing on 2/28 GENUINE = WITNESSES that we the PEOPLE ACCEPT

Also see educational materials at and see the message board on this site La Leva Petition Against Codex and EU Vitamin Directive is now up to 14,916 from 98 countries Please tell MORE PEOPLE to sign!

While Americans Slept

by Alice, Gary Null's webmaster
special message to American vitamin consumers

Americans were once vigilant protectors of liberty, but then life became stressful and confusing and we weren't sure who we were any more, so we let others speak for us. We yawned in front of TVs when talk of "globalization and harmonization" replaced calls for "global harmony." We watched from overstuffed couches as multinational corporations began taking over global markets. We were so sure that American citizens were safe from outside intrusion that we dozed while our leaders signed Mutual Recognition Agreements as part of GATT and NAFTA, thereby giving up America's right to refuse to "harmonize" with international safety standards. The news filled our TV screens, but not our consciousness.

Now we may lose access to vitamins even though the Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act of 1994 was supposed to secure our right forever. You see, while we slept, supplements became a global issue and un-elected U.S. bureaucrats signaled to the world that Americans were willing to "harmonize" U.S. supplement laws to conform to restrictive international standards.

Our problem began years ago when the U.N. authorized the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization to develop a universal food code, "Codex Alimentarius." The Codex Commission came under the influence of the pharmaceutical cartel and instead of focusing on food safety, it used its power to promote worldwide restrictions on vitamins. Meanwhile our U.S. Codex Delegation not only stood by, but made matters worse. In Bonn in 1996, for instance, Dr. Yetley of our FDA illegally seconded a motion to shift deliberations on herbs out of Codex, where at least they were considered foods (consistent with US law), to a secret panel at WHO that treats herbs as drugs, leaving them open to "prescription only" status.

Now multinational interests are pressuring our federal agencies to impose "Upper Limits" on vitamins. If our government succumbs and sets these arbitrary safety standards, we will lose our right to opt out of Codex because we will have in effect agreed that this is a safety issue.

Codex cannot control us directly. Statute 19USC 3512 safeguards our domestic laws from outside interference by stopping anyone from forcing us to conform to standards that conflict with existing U.S. law unless Congress consents. Unfortunately, Codex can circumvent this law because if we refuse to harmonize, the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body can impose crippling trade sanctions on numerous industries unrelated to supplements. This immense pressure would force Congress to change our laws. In fact, Congress has already "harmonized" under threat of WTO sanctions and this Achilles Heel is why Rep. Ron Paul introduced the American Sovereignty Restoration Act (HR 1146) to pull us out of the UN.

Americans are citizens of the world and we have defended the rights of others in global forums. Now we must defend ourselves as we witness the erosion of our own freedom. When we see powerful players forcing our leaders to act in ways that threaten the rights that Americans have historically died to preserve, we must remind them of their duty to safeguard our way of life. If we do not raise our voices above the clamor of multinational commercial interests, we will be silenced forever. Then, who will speak for freedom?