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Thomas Carlyle

Congress Knows Virtually Nothing About Codex!

Congressional Codex Briefing 9/20/05!

Summer is just about over. After one last weekend of frolic and fun, it's back to the routine of school, work and schedule.

And that's true for Congress, too. It's back to the same old, same old of special interest groups, lobbyists and, for those who indulge, corruption and influence peddling in seedy, greedy Washington.

This Year, Health Freedom is the New Special Interest Group!

You and I, Americans who believe that our health belongs to us, not to the illness industry, are about to tell Congress what they need to hear, starting with Codex. Believe it or not, virtually no one in Congress has any idea what Codex is. We are about to change that.

There will be a Congressional Briefing on Codex Alimentarius on September 20, 2005 in Room 2220 Rayburn.

We can thank Congressman Ron Paul and his Senior Aide Norman Singleton for taking a leadership role in arranging this briefing. And I will be there to tell Congressmen and women the same shocking, outrageous facts about Codex that you can find on our website. There will be two other physicians (Dr. Julian Whitaker and Dr. Charles Simone) and two attorneys (Jim Turner of Citizens for Health and Jonathan Emord) to tell the members of Congress and their staffers what Codex is, how they and their families will suffer if the US is not kept Codex-free and what they need to do to protect us all.

That is, if there if anyone shows up.

It's Up to Us to Get Congress to Our Codex Briefing

Here's how it works: there are lots and lots and lots of briefings on Capitol Hill. And every briefing is important enough to someone to go to the trouble of setting it up. Staffers and Congress people are overworked so they pay attention to what is right in front of them without much time or attention to spare for anything else. So the only way to get our message to Congress is to get Congress to the briefing.

The way to make sure that we have the full house we need to make the impact we need to make is for all of us to take a few simple steps and then pass this email along to your circle of influence and urge them to take these steps, too.

4 Simple Steps to Urge Congress to Attend Codex Briefing

Step 1: Email Congress: Cut and paste a letter that says something like:

"I am writing to you at the suggestion of the Natural Solutions Foundation to urge you to attend the Congressional Briefing on Codex Alimentarius on Tuesday, September 20, 2005, room 2220 Rayburn. Codex Alimentarius, a UN Trade Commission, is a serious threat to the health and health freedom of this country. Although it is billed as "Consumer Protection" nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, Codex is poised to degrade both the food supply and the health of all Americans if we allow our protective legislation to be overridden in favor of corporate profits at the expense of excess deaths and needless suffering.

These subjects are vitally important to me and I look to you to protect my health and health freedom from the damage they will sustain through harmonization with the pro-illness standards and guidelines of Codex Alimentarius."

Your Name

Your Address

Your email

Step 2: Call Congress: The Congressional Switchboard will transfer you to the offices of your Congressional Members. The number is 202-224-3121. Just call and tell your member's Congressional offices that you urge them to attend the Congressional Briefing on Codex Alimentarius on Tuesday, September 20, 2005, room 2220 Rayburn.

Step 3: Visit your Congressmen and Women in their local offices: Take a group of friends and tell your Congressmen and women that you want them to go to the Congressional Briefing on Codex Alimentarius on Tuesday, September 20, 2005, room 2220 Rayburn. Tell them you also expect them to protect DSHEA and other protective legislation for our health and our health freedom. Tell them how you expect them to vote: take a copy of the Natural Solutions Foundation's legislative action page.

Step 4: Pass this email along: Grass roots advocacy is still the most powerful force in our political system. When Congress sees an email in the in-box, they count it as the opinion of 13,000 voters. Think about that for a moment. We, the health freedom advocates of America, are the new special interest group. If you suggest to everyone in your circle of influence that they follow these steps suddenly, we are a force to be reckoned with, a voting force!

What Qualifies Us As a Special Interest Group?


Between 82 and 90% of all Americans take Nutritional Supplements (depending on which survey you count on). And of those, 60 million people in America are committed to the LOHAS values (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability). LOHAS are active in protecting what they believe in. The rest of America can be, too. There are about 297 million people in the US. Do the math: it's pretty encouraging.

We, the Health Advocacy forces are 238 million strong. We can vote and we have friends who can vote, too! Congress knows that and they know that when we to gather our influence, they had better listen of they are not going to get elected again! They know that they must get through the primary elections and then the general election each time they want to go back to their jobs in Washington. And they know that if you are interested enough to take these steps, they had better listen up because you are serious and so are your friends.

"Health Freedom 400" Update

In my last email to you I asked for your help. I told you that the Natural Solutions Foundation needs to raise $10,000 to keep our work strong and vital. I asked you to become a member of the "Health Freedom 400" by donating a minimum of $25 and as much more as you can. And you are responding in a way that truly warms my heart and tells me that you value the work we are doing together. So far, on Day 9 of our fund raising campaign, we have raised $3140! Clearly, lots of people understand how important what we are doing is for their health and health freedom and are willing to help us. To each of you who has been so generous, "Thank you!" and for those of you who have not yet joined the "Health Freedom 400", y'all come! Won't you please help us grow the Health Freedom force in America? Please donate now.

Yours in Health and Freedom,

Rima E. Laibow, MD
Medical Director
Natural Solutions Foundation