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Health Freedom: More on Codex Alimentarius - The Food Code

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Understanding the Codex Alimentarius
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
World Health Organization (WHO)

"The Codex Alimentarius system presents a unique opportunity for all countries to join the international community in formulating and harmonizing food standards and ensuring their global implementation. It also allows them a role in the development of codes governing hygienic processing practices and recommendations relating to compliance with those standards. "

In other words, these people have been working towards CENTRAL PLANNING on a global scale. This is the idea that there should always be a central location where those possessed of God-like abilities and wisdom decide how each of the 6.5 billion people on earth should live. It's like our current national system in Canada, only much more god-like. At the international level, bureaucrats have to be very very bright and very wise - and also good! I think it would be hard to find words to describe this level of humanity.

To believe in central planning requires that you sustain a constant fantasy about human malleability, that somehow you know what's best for everybody else and that they will actually go along with your plans. This fantasy is kept alive by power lust and socialist delusions.

I wouldn't mind if Codex was only an association of experts who cooperated on creating standards that businesses and individuals could accept or reject as they pleased. But in that case we would be describing a voluntary situation based on personal sovereignty, customer choice, and basic laws that protect against murder, theft and fraud. However, that kind of classical liberal ideal must be considered very primitive and inadequate for those who intend to force their standards on people globally.

More about Terri Schiavo

News Coverage after Terri Schiavo's Death

Ilana Mercer, Mar 26 '05: As She Lay Dying

Butler Shaffer, Mar 29 '05: More about the Schiavo case

Karen De Coster, Mar 29 '05: Schiavo's Husband as Power-of-Attorney

Thomas DiLorenzo, Mar 28 '05: What Would Jefferson Say?

"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government."

--Thomas Jefferson

Now I'll spoil the quotation, which would have a clearer meaning in the context of Jefferson's other statements. I like it, but I would replace the word "care" with "protection" and limit the protection to "human life" instead of adding "happiness". If you take the quote too literally, you would end up with the government getting involved in managing the literal happiness of individuals, so we would have a Brave New World kind of tyranny, and I'm sure that's not what Jefferson meant.

Thomas DiLorenzo, Mar 30 '05: re: Shiavo and the Pope

Ron Paul M.D., Mar 29 '05: Pro-Life Politics?

"So it is a mistake to assume that a pro-life culture develops through political persuasion or government power. Respect for human life originates with individuals acting according to their consciences. A pro-life conscience is fostered by religion, family, and ethics, not government."

Christopher Manion, Mar 29 '05: The Euthanasia State

***Mitchell S. Felder, M.D., Mar 31 '05: The Terri Schiavo Tragedy***

"As a board certified attending neurologist, I would immediately question the constant refrain during this tragedy that "Terri didnít feel a thing" during her forced starvation. I would contend that the opposite is much more likely."

***Nat Hentoff , Mar 29 '05: Terri Schiavo: Judicial Murder***

"Her crime was being disabled, voiceless, and at the disposal of our media."

"...I will be returning to the legacy of Terri Schiavo in the weeks ahead because there will certainly be long-term reverberations from this case and its fracturing of the rule of law in the Florida courts and then the federal courts - as well as the disgracefully ignorant coverage of the case by the great majority of the media... "

"Terri Schiavo has never had an MRI or a PET scan, nor a thorough neurological examination...."

"...Do you know that nearly every major disability rights organization in the country has filed a legal brief in support of Terri's right to live? "

Covers the charges against her husband that the media ignored. Her mental state was disputed. Due process was not followed. She had no legal representation. She was not on life support. The courts ordered that no attempt be made to provide her water or food by mouth! Contains a description of death by dehydration, which is terrible.

I'm glad to see that some on the "Left" like Henthoff and Nader are able to see the injustice here. The words "Right" and "Left" in a political context are now officially meaningless.

"In this country, even condemned serial killers are not executed in this way."

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