VIA| The Obamatrade bill is worse than we thought. It would require that the U.S. give up our sovereignty on many areas of our daily lives. The agreement can be amended by member countries after the deal is signed. New members can be added by a majority vote as well as terms and conditions. If that wasn’t bad enough, every country gets one vote regardless of their populations. Brunei that has just 417,000 people would have as much clout as we’d have with 319 million people. In fact, of the eleven countries in the TPP, an amendment can be added to the agreement with six countries and a total population of 82 million could defeat the other five countries with a total population of over 633 million.
This agreement would allow the TPP to regulate labor, immigration, environmental, and commercial policy within the United States and congress could not pass any legislation to halt it, even if the vote were unanimous and the president, whoever it is wants to sign it. For example, the TPP partners could make a new regulation calling for all countries with populations over 31 million would have to cut 99% of their carbon emissions (silly but possible) giving the third world countries free rein to pollute as much as they want and draw all manufacturing to their countries. Even 20% could collapse our economy. Obama seems to be hellbent on being able to wreck our country long after he has left office.
Sen Jeff Sessions has written a letter to Obama. It’s his second letter. Obama never replied to the first one and surely won’t reply to this one. Here are excerpts of the letter he sent Obama:
“The letter, which received no reply, asked several fundamental questions Congress ought to have answered before even considering whether to grant the executive such broad new powers. Among those, I asked that you make public the section of the TPP that creates a new transnational governance structure known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Commission. The details of this new governance commission are extremely broad and have the earmarks of a nascent European Union, with many similarities.
“Reviewing the secret text, plus the secret guidance document that accompanies it, reveals that this new transnational commission – chartered with a ‘Living Agreement’ clause – would have the authority to amend the agreement after its adoption, to add new members, and to issue regulations impacting labor, immigration, environmental, and commercial policy.
“Under this new commission, the Sultan of Brunei would have an equal vote to that of the United States.”
“The implications of this new Pacific Union are extraordinary and ought to be discussed in full, in public, before Congress even contemplates fast-tracking its creation and pre-surrendering its power to apply the constitutional two-thirds treaty vote. In effect, to adopt fast-track is to agree to remove the constitutional protections against the creation of global governance structures before those structures are even made public.”
“I would therefore ask that you provide to me the legal and constitutional basis for keeping this information from the public and explain why I cannot share the details of what I have read with the American people. Congress should not even consider fast-tracking the transfer of sovereign power to a transnational structure before the details of that new structure are made fully available for public review.”
When the democrats in the congress were in the process of passing the disastrous Obamacare bill, Nancy Pelosi famously said that we would have to pass it to know what’s in it. TPP is different. Even after it’s passed, details of the agreement will be kept top secret for five years. This is a catastrophe waiting to happen.
Basically, what we would be doing in signing off on the TPP is we would be creating our very own European Union and as we are seeing with Greece at the moment, it’s dangerous to tie your country together with irresponsible leadership. That is why the other ten countries should reject any agreement involving Barack Obama. But in the future, when we have a president who actually loves America, it would be us in a very dangerous position.
We should never give up our sovereignty to a bunch of third world countries.