Go the the U.N. website and do a search using the word Harmonization, you may be surprised at the amount of entries and more surprised by the content of them. In the eyes of the U.N. and the federal U.S. government, anything from vehicle regulations to dietary supplements need harmonizing on a global level. (Both CAFTA and FTAA are involved in regulating dietary supplements) These powers that be would like to replace all standards and regulatory policies adopted by sovereign nations in favor of uniform global standards. ?
Such harmonization efforts have gained a significant boost with the approval of several international agreements, particularly the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). These trade agreements have established hoards of committees and working groups too numerous to mention to implement the harmonization mandate.?
It would seem in the future none of us will be responsible for anything except reading and following the rules set forth for our existence pertaining to global harmonization. There is no room for personal liberty or even independent thinking in the global harmonization model, in fact that would go against the ‘making consistent’ of everything and everybody everywhere that these global powers are striving for. Next time you see the word ‘harmonization’, look twice and read between the lines. I’ll bet the context it is quite different from what the first definiton of harmony may imply: living your life independently and free from intrusion, pursuing happiness, in harmony and at peace with your neighbors?