The question about Republicans today is a very simple one: ‘Are Republicans today really stupid or are they part of the problem?’ I fear the answer must be the latter, because they really don’t appear stupid when they so eloquently move their lips. However, they have bought in lock stock and barrel to the very deceitful ‘free trade’ agenda. Actually, one might assume they actually are being quid pro quo paid off since the mega large international corporations and organizations promoting it are also knee deep with LOBBYI$T$.
In the face of the disastrous results from NAFTA, CAFTA, the WTO, and the endless fiascos produced by Obama’s total lack of any skills in planning, negotiating or implementing such as the GM buyout, ObamaCare and ObamaCare subsidies, the debacle of spending over $5 billion of taxpayers’ money on software and implementation of ObamaCare, Beau Bergdahl’s swap, and now the unconstitutional and treasonous Iran negotiations; of all people to join Obama with enthusiasm in a most deceitful ‘free trade’ agenda we have – the Republicans! See:
Never mind that what has been negotiated upon so far has been done in such total secrecy that even congressmen and senators have been shut out and when any have been allowed a tightly controlled look at something, no notes are allowed to be taken away and nothing can be said to anyone about what has been seen. And now Obama is demanding and republican leadership is almost giddy about giving him Fast Track Authority now known as Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) to expedite and even more secretly finish the negotiating for which our Idaho Senator Crapo has already passed approval for in his Senate Finance Committee foolishly believing that they will maintain control over Obama’s edicts via all the amendments his committee included in their bill. Ri-i-g-g-h-h-t-t! Now that will work won’t it? Many existing laws and amendments are not being followed currently such as Immigration Laws, Veterans’ Administration Laws, laws governing Hilary Clinton’s use of a private server for her emails and her blatant intentional destruction of her server in violation of her public trust and on and on… But these republicans would have us believe Obama and his minions will follow these amendments to this tightly controlled agenda? Like I said these approving and supporting Republicans are either stupid or are part of the problem.
Quoting William F. Jasper, senior editor for The New American magazine, “In its unauthorized release of the purported TPP text on March 25, WikiLeaks provides this description:
“This is an advanced January 2015 version of the confidential draft treaty chapter from the Investment groups of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks between the United States, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Peru, Vietnam, New Zealand and Brunei Darussalam. The treaty is being negotiated in secret by delegations from each of these 12 countries, who together account for 40% of global GDP. The chapter covers agreements on investments from one TPP nation to another, including empowering foreign firms to “sue” other states’ governments, as well as regulations around investor-state dispute settlements and tribunals. This document was prepared by TPP investment chapter negotiators in advance of the informal round of negotiations held in New York City 26th January to 1st February, 2015.
“The WikiLeaks release also highlights another audacious feature of the TPP that we have reported previously: Not only are the negotiations being conducted in secrecy, and not only are the TPP text documents being withheld from the public and the public’s elected representatives, but even more outrageous is the effort by the TPP negotiators to keep the agreement (or at least certain portions of the agreement and the negotiating process) secret for four years after it goes into effect! At the beginning of the newly released Chapter 2 is this classification notice:
‘Derived from: Classification Guidance, dated March 4, 2010, Reason: 1.4(b), Declassify on: Four years from entry into force of the TPP agreement or, if no agreement enters into force, four years from the close of the negotiations.
‘* This document must be protected from unauthorized disclosure. It must be stored in a locked or secured building, room, or container.’
“So much for the “transparency” that President Obama, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, Secretary of State John Kerry, and other TPP advocates constantly proclaim is central to the TPP process.” – Unquote William F. Jasper
Bill Wilson, president of Americans for Limited Government states, “These trade pacts, starting with NAFTA and before [GATT], the precursor to the WTO, strike at the heart of national sovereignty, ours and that of the other member nations,’ Wilson warned. ‘At their core they diminish the prerogatives and powers of a specific country and surrender them to international bodies or corporations.
“As for the secrecy, if folks on the ground find out what’s going on ahead of time, they might get upset. We tend to think of populations of the Asian nations as being more compliant, but they are not. If they thought for a minute that American corporations could ignore their local laws and customs, they’d be angry, so the multinational corporations that are pushing this thing have to do so in secret,’ he continued.
“Wilson also recognizes another problem for the internationalists in the provenance of the leaked document. The information revealed in the portion of the proposed agreement leaked on June 13 was posted by Public Citizen, a Texas-based consumer rights advocacy group founded by Ralph Nader — hardly a member of a “right-wing conspiracy. Wilson sees this as instructive.
“There is a great coming together of the minds here,” Wilson said. “The Left doesn’t want an international tribunal coming in and doing away with their environmental regulations, and we conservatives don’t want anything destroying our sovereignty and independence. That is a powerful confluence of interests and that’s why they [the international corporations] want to keep it secret.” – Unquote Bill Wilson
I must point out that Mr. Wilson made these remarks in 2012 prior to the coming out of these not so conservative Republicans today that are trying to cram this through Congress so Obama can have his way with ‘fundamental change’ again. Is the world upside down or what? I guess these Republicans are either stupid or part of the problem after all and need replacing with some real patriotic republicans that know how to honor their oaths to our Constitution. Free Trade negotiating is exclusively the Constitutional responsibility of Congress and most certainly not this irresponsible, inept and extremely deceitful person of questionable background occupying the White House, Barack, Barry or whoever he really is.
Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. of The New American magazine:
CORPORATIONS GIVEN KEYS TO THE KINGDOM WHILE CONGRESS IS LOCKED OUT
“Wilson’s identification of large corporate interests as the engine that is driving American sovereignty over the globalist cliff is borne out by the experience of some of our own elected officials who have tried in vain to pierce the veil of secrecy preventing Americans from learning about the frightening compromises being made by our trade representatives at the TPP negotiations.
“‘We are elevating private businesses up to the level of sovereign governments,’ Wilson said. ‘Under NAFTA we gave companies the power to sue governments and the TPP does this as well. In this trade pact, we agree that our government can be sued by these foreign corporations who will be treated as sovereign nations. This is submerging the idea of sovereignty into a sea of regulatory bodies and international agencies and our freedom is drowning in it.’ – Unquote Bill Wilson
“It is self-evident that the erosion of the right of citizens to control their own lives is progressing at a rate that we are little more than wage slaves to an oppressive government and its cadre of corporate backers that consider our lives and our liberties of little or no consequence.
TPP FINISHES THE INTEGRATION BEGUN BY NAFTA
“Americans who study the subject realize that the redrawing of national boundaries and domestic legal processes being carried out in secret by the globalists sitting around the TPP negotiating table is an attack on American laws, American courts, American freedom of expression, American sovereignty, and the American Constitution.
“Nonetheless, the TPP cannot have these bad effects on America unless Congress approves a final TPP agreement. However, if the American people do not rise up in firm opposition to the TPP and convince Congress to tear down the wall of secrecy built by globalists seeking to shield their attack on our law and liberty from congressional oversight, and ultimately to reject any TPP agreement, then an approved TPP might finish the integration — economic and political — begun by NAFTA and it may be the last straw in the already weakened broom of American sovereignty. – Unquote Joe D. Wolverton, II, J.D.
Idaho’s U.S. Senators and Congressmen have all stated that they are for ‘free trade’ which has traditionally involved primarily tariff negotiations. These are not tariff negotiations! They are POISON PILLS!
What do these issues have to do with free trade? Climate change • sustainable development• internet regulation • homeland security • the military • labor • patent and copyright including intellectual property rights • land use • food • agriculture and product standards • natural resources • the environment • professional licensing • competition • state-owned enterprises • government procurement policies as well as financial policies • healthcare • energy • e-commerce • telecommunications and other service sector regulations. – Nothing! And what do international courts have to do with trade? Nothing! But it is all part of the pending FTA’s as per the 151 house democrats’ letter to Obama in November 2013 opposing fast track, the secrecy, and all these un-related issues that should not be included in these negotiations.
It is amazing how Democrats ‘get it’ on this bogus ‘Free Trade’ Agenda. Even Harry Reid says, “I have never, ever, in my 33 years in Congress, supported a trade agreement, and I’m not going to start now,” Reid said last month. “It puts us at a disadvantage. So the answer is not only no, but hell no.
U.S. Congress lackeys and sorry Presidents from both parties have been busily not following our Constitution while ‘following the money’ and staying in lockstep for too long with the likes of the Council on Foreign Relations and the U.N. creating endless agencies, laws, regulations and taxes to micromanage about every area of our lives. They’ve effectively been choking the life out of our freedoms and especially killing the ability of our businesses to compete with international competitors who do not have such financial restraints. Especially our smaller businesses. And now the puppeteers orchestrating our take down want to finish us off with this really big, extremely deceitful thing called ‘free trade.’ THE BIG POISON PILL!
It would be great if some big money donors could get through to our men in Washington with a message of awakening. There has to be a way to get through to these guys. What we really need is for our heretofore great Idaho legislators in DC to not only ‘get it’ but to take a stand as orators in their halls and rally the sheep of the party’s machines before this goes down and us and our grandchildren with it.
The Republican leadership in Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Senator Orrin Hatch, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul and the party’s sheep, unfortunately including our illustrious Idaho senators and congressmen are about to foist a death wish on our Republic to see us evolve into a member nation of a global and then world government led by unaccountable, unelected global power elitist who know best for everyone about everything.
It is the Constitutional responsibility of every senator and congressman to do the negotiating of all free trade agreements and to know what is in the legislation they pass and the treaties and agreements they approve. And they are supposed to read the bills before voting on them.
If Republicans are not stupid or part of the problem they will reject this entire agenda immediately and help others to also see the light of reality and do the same. This very treasonous effort under foot called so deceitfully the ‘Free Trade Agenda’ MUST BE STOPPED! And if it isn’t we need to hurry to the ballot boxes and mete out our revenge.