To: IAHF List
Subject: Lets Make Floyd County Virginia A U.N. Free Zone: Why And How
From: "International Advocates for Health Freedom"
Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2001 13:40:03 -0400

IAHF List: The whitewashed Codex vitamin oversight hearing by our corrupt US Congress on March 20 should serve as a wake up call that we're being set up for the harmonization of our domestic dietary supplement laws to a grossly restrictive international standard. Right on their own website the FDA has declared their intention to harmonize our laws to Codex standards. (See enter "Friedman" on the site search engine) How can we fight back non violently? Please send a similar letter to the one below to your town, city, county and state governments to establish UN Free Zones nationwide. If you live outside the USA, please seek to influence your own local governments in this way,Send me a copy of any letter you send out, and lets continue to compare notes- where there is a will, there is a way.


To the Editor: Floyd Press

Also to:

Floyd County Board of Supervisors
P.O. Box 218
Floyd, VA 24091

The Town of Floyd
Mayor Skip Bishop
138 Wilson St.
Floyd, VA 24091.

The Floyd Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 510
Floyd, VA. 24091

As Floydians band together to stop the Greenbrier Natural Gas Pipeline from being imposed on us by greed driven corporate efforts, I urge all local people to see this even BIGGER picture which also can have a devastating local, as well as national impact. The time to protect our county and nation from the imposition of tyrannical global governance is NOW!

On March 20th, a congressional oversight hearing that could have exposed and stopped a UN/WTO effort to force this country to harmonize its dietary supplement laws to extremely restrictive international standardswas completely whitewashed, key witnesses were barred from presenting testimony, and the only person who was allowed to testify lied under oath.

If you value your access to herbs and other dietary supplements, you should make the effort to educate yourself on this issue by visiting the website of International Advocates for Health Freedom

Last June I was kicked off the US Delegation to the UN Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Use prior to a meeting in Berlin, Germany. I was kicked off due to my efforts as a whistleblower to expose this crime in progress, as pharmaceutical interests working through this UN body and the WTO seek to globally force all nations to harmonize their domestic vitamin laws to the ultra restrictive international standard currently under development at Codex. In 1998 I was forced to turn my camcorder off and to stop videotaping a meeting of the UN Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Use in Berlin, because the ruling elite don't want the public to know what goes on inside these meetings. I stopped videotaping only because I did not want to end up in a German prison cell. The video footage I was able to get has been digitized and can be seen at in the Media Section, along with several radio interviews I have done on this issue.

Through my efforts to expose this, I have become aware of a larger, more widespread threat to our national sovereignty, as an effort is being made to destroy it and force us under global governance, overseen by a tyrannical United Nations/World Trade Organization. Currently we are seeing an effort to expand NAFTA to the whole western hemisphere through the so called "Free Trade Area of the Americas", to enslave us much in the way Europe is being enslaved by the European Union.

No matter who you are, and what your politics are, this will impact you. Those who seek to enslave us have made a serious effort to get us all divided up, amongst so called "left" and "right" while the CIA has been installing President's on us for every election in my lifetime and the wool is being pulled over our eyes.

Please view Tyranny Response Team of New York Website

I urge all citizens of Floyd County as well as the Floyd County Board of Supervisors to examine this issue very closely, and to give serious thought to enacting a town/county ordinance declaring the Town of Floyd, and Floyd County to be a UN Free Zone as was done recently in other cities and towns across America, including Laverkin, Utah and Virgin, Utah.

This would entail: Prohibiting the U.N. flag from being flown on town or county property; forbidding the town or county from doing business with the United Nations in any way or from doing business with contractors who do; and posting a sign at all approaches to the county, stating, "Welcome to Floyd County- a United Nations-free Zone by county ordinance." A model ordinance can be viewed at

Can town, city and county governments do something like this? Well, there's a pretty good precedent, which apparently withstood several court challenges in the Sixties, when Berkeley,California, decided to declare themselves a "nuclear-free zone." It really didn't affect the city of Berkeley so much as it affected the national debate. Supporters of this ordinance agree that the psychological effect is probably the greatest. It expresses the way people feel about the United Nations, and about their own nation's sovereignty.

The legal doctrine of "interposition of the lower magistrate" is well recognized. When a higher governmental authority either breaks the law, or refuses to enforce it, it is the right and the duty of lower magistrates to intervene and function as a check and a balance on the system. That is how Magna Carta was passed in 1215. It's how the Declaration of Independence was passed in 1776. It's how Sheriff Richard Mack sued the US government over the Brady Bill, and at great personal cost, wound up with a Supreme Court decision declaring Brady as unconstitutional. It's how Army Spc. Michael New said, "No, I'll not violate my exclusive oath of allegiance to my country by wearing a United Nations patch and headgear, and serving under foreign (illegal) officers." And it's how the town and county of Floyd can tell "elected servants of the The People" that they have gone too far.

Far too many people have been conned into thinking of the UN as a wonderful, benevolent body that exists "for our own good." Having seen the true face of this corporately dominated body, (and also having demonstrated against it and against the WTO) I can honestly say that this is a gross misconception. As corrupt and as overly bureaucratic as our nation may be, its still better than being stripped of all rights and forced to adhere to the whim of international bureaucrats operating out of places like Brussels and Geneva.

We, as a county, can set a good example for the rest of the state, the nation, and the world, by declaring Floyd County to be a UN Free Zone. A model ordinance can be viewed at

John C. Hammell, President
International Advocates for Health Freedom
PO Box 625 Floyd, VA 24091