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Wednesday, August 05, 2015

TPP: Globalism In Disguise

The hotly-debated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would turn over to globalists the power to issue regulations about U.S. trade, immigration, the environment, labor and commerce. It is called a “living agreement” which means the globalists can amend and change the text of the agreement after it has gone into effect. The globalists claim that this “living” document, now called Obamatrade, has all the powers of a treaty to commit the U.S. to new foreign obligations, although it certainly did not comply with any U.S. constitutional provisions for treaty ratification.

Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama has frankly warned about this giveaway of U.S. sovereignty. Not only would Congress give up its powers to negotiate and write the terms of a treaty, but Congress also gives up its power to debate and amend the deal, to apply a cloture vote in the Senate, and to require a two-thirds vote in the Senate. The secrecy wrapped around TPP is appallingly un-American. TPP was negotiated and agreed to by Obama’s trade representative and a bunch of foreigners in a secret room. The American people were not allowed to know the details until after it was a done deal.

This foreign trade agreement called TPP is separating us from the U.S. Constitution and from national sovereignty and replacing both with global governance. TPP has wrapped its global governance plan in the mantle called “free trade,” which is a misnomer if there ever was one. “Free trade” really means Americans must obey a bunch of rules written by foreigners, but China can ignore those rules. Although the American people were denied the right to read TPP, we have learned courtesy of WikiLeaks that Obamatrade includes ten pages to totally change U.S. immigration law. Senator Sessions says TPP will give Obama a backdoor to increase immigration.

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