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TRADE: AMERICA’S TRUMP CARD

By Michael Shaw

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Overview

Provided one’s actions do not harm the rights of another, the belief in individual liberty and a right to a life of one’s own are core elements of the American Republic. The right to one’s own beliefs and spirituality and the use and enjoyment of private property are unalienable rights recognized in the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Bill of Rights. These unalienable rights are predicated upon the principles of Natural Law. The political establishment’s goal of globalism will obliterate political recognition of Natural Law. In its place will be a system of man-made law unbound to any sense of a higher or universal law.

Hillary Clinton is a collectivist; a believer in strong central powers. Today she wants this centralization exercised on a hemispheric scale, later on a global scale. Wars, multinational trade, and a dishonest monetary system are prerequisites for implementing her program. Her plan is the plan of both parties’ establishment; to make America an outpost under a system of global governance.

Donald Trump is unlikely to become a war hawk. He is opposed to multinational trade deals. But, if elected, he is likely to see massive monetary manipulation by the banking oligarchs, as they too seek the globalization of America. The election of Trump may result in the salvage of American ideals, but the election of Clinton will guarantee the loss of America.

Recent leaks have shown that Clinton’s goal is globalization. She wants “open trade and open borders”, meaning the controlled (managed, not free) movement of people and goods across borders. This would be the end of sovereign countries. With that comes the centralization of power on a global basis.

‘Banana Republics’ arise when politicians pursue criminal activities on the theory that they are above the law. There is little doubt that Clinton has engaged in criminal activities, including the wanton mishandling of her State Department emails and the co-mingling of State Department business activity and the Clinton Foundation’s domestic and foreign contributors.

Trump’s demand that Clinton be treated equally under the law does not make for a ‘Banana Republic’. It is her actions as a politician and her unaccountability to the law that evidences the lawlessness that makes for labeling the U.S. a ‘Banana Republic’. Should she be above the law? This is the real question faced by Americans. America has little experience with the depth of corruption that exists today.

For at least 70 years, the politically ‘established’ have moved the United States closer and closer toward becoming a ‘territory’ of what George H. W. Bush called the “New World Order”. That trend may be changing. Most American people are beginning to acknowledge and reject globalism. This is evidenced by this season’s presidential selection process.

The policies that underlie the grand transformation toward world government include managing people from the boardroom to the bedroom.
This is accomplished by:

1. Trade: Managed multilateral global trade agreements, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), rule global economic patterns and outcomes. Multilateral agreements degrade national sovereignty. This is accomplished by establishing trade between nations with major philosophical differences. For example, multilateral trade agreements between low wage (often essentially slaved based) nations and the U.S. damages American productivity by sending jobs out of the country. The NAFTA agreement has destroyed domestic jobs and the tariff tax base in the United States. This destruction has occurred because trade policy must be conducted on a bilateral (not multilateral) basis in order to maintain American principles and national independence.

2. Monetary Base: Beginning with the Bank of England in the 18th century, globalists have established an international monetary system. Organizations, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), coordinate national fiat monetary systems. One such system is the U.S. Federal Reserve. Fiat money is made out of thin air by Central Banks. This small cadre of international banks then lends this funny money out to society. America’s nineteen trillion dollar debt is a result of this system. Because this debt is designed to be unpayable, it will lead to an implosion of the dollar and America’s well-being. This financial collapse will allow the international banks and their partnering elite to have total power over society.

3. Technology: Today, modern technology provides data collection which tracks your money and movements. This technology could allow the government access to information that would give them the ability to form a post-modern dictatorship.

4. Defense: The American military system is controlled by the politicians who are in turn controlled by those who direct the corrupt monetary system. Currently, the American military is directed to establish and maintain globalist objectives instead of to maintain the national defense. Eventually, the U.S. military will be replaced for economic or political reasons that better serve globalist interests. Neither the present nor future situations are congruent with true American values.

By 2014, the ‘establishment’ was in control of both parties. They have pursued globalist policies – multinational trade deals, public-private partnerships, environmental land grabs, and massive government debt. In the process, private property is abolished. And Natural Law is vacated.

Trump’s Policies

Donald Trump is the first major party presidential nominee who has spoken out about globalist trade policy, including multilateral trade deals. If he means what he says and does something about trade, globalism will suffer a possibly terminal fate. No wonder the left and right wing establishments are in such frenzy. And why many Americans around the country are in such a surge.

Freedom is predicated on principles not ‘deals’, so when it comes to public-private partnership deals, Trump appears to need help with America’s guiding principle. As an individual working with government, he believed he had the ability to move a widowed lady from her owned home so that he could build what he wanted in its replacement. Is it still true that he endorsesthe infamous Kelo decision [Kelo v. City of New London, 545 U.S. 469 (2005)] where the Supreme Court negates the principles of private property? This decision was lauded by the establishments’ liberal and conservative proponents of economic fascism.

Has Trump publicly acknowledged the pattern of federal, state and local implementation of the internationalist Agenda 21 (2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development or Sustainable Development), which has now infiltrated every community in the United States? Sustainable Developmentdirects American environmental policy and the ‘Smart Growth’ densification of our cities. Smart Growth puts the populace at risk through possible economic implosion, political unrest, and/or other contrived destructive measures. This circumstance would aid in accomplishing the globalist population reduction goals. Essentially, Agenda 21 implements the rapid collectivization of the American people.

Connected to Sustainable Development is a movement which aims to ‘Regionalize’ our government through Councils of Governments (COGs). The insider regionalism craze is going on everywhere in America. A good illustration is the San Francisco Bay Area’s COG, the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG).

ABAG is now implementing a $300 billion dollar government program called Plan Bay Area to redesign living (stack ’em and pack ’em) and transportation (public) in the Bay Area. Proponents of Plan Bay Area are calling for the Bay Area to have its own seat at the United Nations, claiming the Bay Area will become a ‘city- state’ region. For more information on the objection to Regionalism, see this case and this article.

I have sent a letter to Donald Trump explaining the effect of COGs, and asking for his public recognition of the power of COGs. Part of the letter reads: “As you may be aware, American government is being transformed from a local elected form of government to a regionalized, international form of government. This effort is being implemented through the federal system of Councils of Governments (COGs). The COG system has been in existence for over 50 years. The power of COGs has consistently increased over time.” [No response yet from the Trump campaign.]

Trump, Trade and Globalism

Trade policy is the cornerstone of the New World Order. The Common Market, the arrangement that governed European trade policy during the 1950s and beyond, led to the creation of the European Union (EU). The EU was intended to be the first of three international, regional, political unions. This is how society is arranged in George Orwell’s book “1984”.

The North American Union (NAU) is planned to be the next formed region.
This is what Hillary Clinton advocates for. Now that NAFTA is in operation, steps can be taken to implement the North American Union. However, if NAFTA is overturned, there will be no North American Union. Trump appears to not support NAFTA. If he is elected and follows through with what he says, world regionalism will have been blocked. Globalism will stagger.

Globalism has started to be rejected. The United Kingdom’s Brexit vote withdrew them from the European Union. On a similar path, the election of Trump might return America to an independent trade policy. This would be a great start to restore American self-determination.

We are on the verge of beginning a historic resurrection of American Independence. Our posterity is cheering. The evidence supports the idea that the real forces of freedom are rising!

© 2016 Michael Shaw – All Rights Reserved

Trump catches attention of CFR, Bilderberg, Trilateral

5BY  Jon Rappoport FOR NOMOREFAKENEWS.COM

The powerful Globalist players at the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderberg Group, and the Trilateral Commission are certainly watching the presidential campaign of Donald Trump.

Trump has already made statements about immigration they find troubling. They may or may not be taking Trump’s presidential run seriously. They may or may not view him as an inconsequential blowhard, a shoot-from-the-hip cowboy who forgets today what he said yesterday—but today the New York Times has made reference to Trump in a way that will make these Globalist heavy hitters pause and blink while drinking their morning coffee (Here in “As Stock Market Plunges, Donald Trump Takes a Worldview” by Alan Rappeport):

“Mr. Trump has said that bad trade deals with China and Mexico are to blame for a sluggish American economy and weak job creation. He has promised to make ‘great’ deals with other countries to protect American workers and has threatened to raise taxes on imports to the United States to bolster domestic production.”

It’s the last part that rings alarm bells and shoots firecrackers into the sky:
“[Trump] has threatened to raise taxes on imports to the United States to bolster domestic production.”

Taxes on imports. Also known as tariffs.

Every significant trade-treaty negotiated since 1945 has been aimed at lowering or eliminating tariffs, in order to establish Globalist “free trade.”

Treaties like GATT, NAFTA, CAFTA, for example; as well as the current TPP and its cousins.

Free trade is code for: mega-corporations and banks can roam the planet and set up shop anywhere they please. They can bankroll and build production facilities, produce cheap goods, and sell them anywhere in the world without paying tariffs.

Tariffs would make that whole operation useless. It would defeat mega-corporate greed and ambition internationally.

“We’ve got these factories making gizmos in East Nowhere, we’re paying workers four cents an hour, we’ve got no environmental/health regs and rules that would raise production costs, there are no worker unions, and we’ve therefore got a big edge on our smaller competitors, because we can ship these gizmos anywhere in the world and sell them cheaper than they can, and all of this is possible because we pay no tariffs. If there were stiff tariffs, we’d have to shut down the whole scene, pack our bags, and leave…”

Globalism, at one level, is all about erasing tariffs.

Whether in a momentary fit, or by serious intent, Trump has crossed swords with the Globalists.

President Nixon tried that for a few moments in the early 1970s, and betrayed his main sponsor, David Rockefeller. Nixon erected a few tariffs to save American-based companies.

Rockefeller was and is Globalism personified.

Soon, Nixon found himself on a helicopter heading away from the White House for the last time.

Trump might want to think about pumping up his security detail.

He’s just stumbled into the Twilight Zone where money makes money for money making money. Trump $$$ is nothing compared with Globalist $$$.

He’s just pulled the pin on a quiescent grenade in the world of mainstream media, where the subject of tariffs is a no-no.

“Reggie, Klaus here. I was just reading the Times this morning. Did you see the reference to Donald Trump? Tariffs? Maybe we should take a second look at this lunatic. If he presses forward with the idea of protecting American businesses, and it catches on, and people figure out what he’s saying…if he figures out what he’s saying…we could have a problem. If all sorts of business people—I don’t mean people like us—but ordinary business people see a chance to come back to life…with tariffs to protect them…Trump’s campaign could take on a new dimension. We’d have to do whatever it takes to stop it…”

Yes, if the American people figure out that the new normal economy, as miserable as it actually is, is linked like a lock and key to the Globalist plan; if the American people figure out that no recent American president, including Obama, had any ambition whatsoever to lift up the American economy; that all these presidents are liars of the first order; something might happen.
Something might change.

If Trump, jumping and leaping and cavorting, suddenly grabs on to that secret and that issue, and tells the American people that their jobs really disappeared because of Globalist trade deals and no-tariffs…and he keeps growling and slathering and foaming…

He’s definitely caught the attention of the big-time Globalists at the CFR, the Trilateral Commission, and the Bilderberg Group.

Note to The Donald: Step up your security, and watch all the bankers you do business with very carefully. They will try to find a way to cut you off at the knees. You just stumbled into the Globalists’ private game preserve. They don’t like that shit.

You can find this article and more at NoMoreFakeNews.com.
Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world.

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Trump wants more Christian immigration

‘They’re being beheaded and they can’t come in?’

By Leo Hohmann for WND

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Donald Trump, married three times, the ruthless business titan in reality TV shows, might not appear to be the knight in shining armor that attracts Christian voters in the crowded 2016 Republican primary.

Not at first glance, at least.

But is there something in those steely blue eyes and mop of blond hair, with all his worldly success at making money, that could make him the warrior of the right?

Trump started rising in the polls after making the comment that Mexico is “not sending their best” to America and that among those coming in illegally are a high percentage of rapists, murderers and other violent felons.

But that’s not all Trump is saying. He’s also speaking up for Syria’s persecuted Christians.

Though you won’t read about it in the establishment media, Trump has been making repeated comments about persecuted Christians in Syria and the difficulty they’ve had in coming to the West as refugees or asylum seekers.

At a speech in Las Vegas last weekend, Trump said those persecuted for their Christian faith by Muslims in Syria ought to be brought to America. And, if he were president, he’d make sure they get a one-way ticket to that safe haven.

Trump is now leading the Republican pack in a new July 17 Fox News poll, much to the consternation of the establishment media and those in his own party. His meteoric rise to 18 percent support among likely GOP primary voters is now ahead of second-place Scott Walker with 15 percent, Jeb Bush 14 percent, Rand Paul 8 percent and Marco Rubio 7 percent.

Here is a bit from his speech in Las Vegas:

“If you’re from Syria and you’re a Christian, you cannot come into this country. And they’re the ones that are being persecuted. If you’re Islamic and you come in, hard to believe, you can come in so easily. In fact, it’s one of our main groups of people that are coming in. Not that we should discriminate against one or the other. But if you’re Christian, you cannot get into the country. You cannot get in. I thought that was unbelievable. We have to do something about it.”

He said he was proud of his Christian heritage:

“You know a lot of people don’t know I’m Protestant. Nobody believes me. I’m Presbyterian, can you believe this? Presbyterian. We have to protect our people. They’re being beheaded. And they can’t come in. But other people that aren’t being persecuted, certainly not to the same extent, they can come in, from the same country. Oh I could talk about Syria all day long. Just Syria.”

Watch clip of Donald Trump’s speech in Las Vegas last weekend:

He made similar comments to CBN News in May:

“Well it’s a very big message. First of all I’m protestant. I’m Presbyterian. I’m proud of it. I’m very proud of it. If you’re a Christian living in Syria, you can’t come into this country. And yet if you’re a Muslim living in Syria, who are not under attack, they can come in. But we have Christians being beheaded all over the world, by ISIS, in Syria and Iraq in particular, and those Christians can’t come into this country. So you say what you want, I mean this is really, something. And that’s a lack of respect, for us. If you’re a Muslim, you can come into the country very eas[ily]. If you’re from Europe and you’re a Muslim, you can come in. But if you’re from Europe and you’re a Christian, you can’t come in, meaning it’s almost impossible. So you tell me about religious liberty and freedom. The Christians are being treated horribly because we have nobody to represent the Christians. Believe me, if I run and I win, I will be the greatest representative of the Christians that they’ve had in a long time.”

Listen to Donald Trump’s interview with CBN News:

Trump’s first mention of the plight of Syrian Christians came at the Iowa National Security Conference in May 18, sponsored by Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy. He’s now on a roll and doesn’t appear ready to let up on the issue, as WND has learned that Trump is committed to learning all he can about Christian persecution in the Middle East.

Among U.S.-bound Syrian refugees, Muslims dominate

WND crunched the numbers on Syrian refugees brought to the U.S. over the past 12 months and found Trump’s statements to be generally accurate.

According to the U.S. State Department’s database, 1,003 Syrians entered the U.S. under the refugee resettlement program between July 15, 2014 and July 15, 2015. Of that group, 950, or 94.7 percent, have been Muslim with the vast majority of those being Sunni Muslim. Only 39 people, or 3.8 percent, of refugees from Syria have been Christian.

Part of the problem is that the United Nations chooses more than 95 percent of the refugees destined for America. That has been the structure under which the U.S. has resettled refugees since 1980, when Congress passed the Refugee Act of 1980, crafted by former Sens. Ted Kennedy and Joe Biden and signed by President Jimmy Carter.

Trump on guns, marriage, abortion

Besides being an advocate for persecuted Christians and trying to bring more of them to the U.S., Trump has also gone on the record as pro-life and pro-gun.

On the issue of marriage, Trump told openly gay MSNBC host Thomas Roberts in November 2013 that he was “evolving” on the issue but remained committed to traditional one-man, one-woman marriage.

“I think really what you have is a very changing stance, and you see it changing very rapidly. If you go back 10 years ago, it’s very different. I think I’m evolving, and I think I’m a very fair person, but I have been for traditional marriage. I am for traditional marriage. I am for a marriage between a man and a woman,” he told Roberts.

Trump is also playing up his plans to beef up the military.

At the Iowa National Security Action Summit on May 18, about a month before Trump declared his candidacy, he presented his ideas on the military, immigration and trade.

“Did you know ISIS opened a hotel the other day? They’re opening hotels. Can you believe this? And they’re getting the money from the oil. Then we have a guy like Bush, he’s a very nice guy I think. But he couldn’t even answer the question (about Iraq),” Trump said.

He said America is no longer respected in the world.

“What do we have in Iraq? Nothing. We can’t even go there. What did we get? And if you look, back in 2004, I have good judgment. Good financial judgment. Good military judgment. But I have good judgment. And Read it, Reuters 2004 ‘Trump: don’t go into Iraq.’ And I said exactly what was going to happen. I said Iran will take over Iraq, they’ll take over the oil fields, and other bad groups. And I said the meanest, worst human being in the world will take over the whole thing, who hates the United States the most. That’s exactly what happened. It turned out to be ISIS. Doesn’t make me feel any better, but I’m the one who predicted it. The other people, most of them voted for it, like Hillary, like almost all others.”

On immigration and trade

“So we have to do the something for our border,” Trump said. “We have to build our military, we have to take care of our vets, we have to take care of a lot of things, and we have to make our country rich again. Somebody said the other day, ‘Oh that’s not nice. That’s not politically correct right now.’ But we can’t be great unless we’re rich. And right now China and Mexico, and all these other countries, Mexico is killing us at the border but they’re also totally destroying us economically. It’s becoming the car capital of the world. They’re killing us. And their leaders are smarter than our leaders”

‘Our leaders are extremely dumb’

Not only are China’s leaders smarter, the U.S. is producing leaders who are dumb and getting dumber, Trump said.

“They think our leaders are extremely dumb. I happen to agree with them. They can’t even, honestly, believe they get away with it. I’m very friendly with China; they pay me $25 million for an apartment. Am I supposed to dislike them? But the truth is, they can’t believe they get away with it. And I don’t dislike the Chinese. I think they’re wonderful. I mean, frankly, they just have much smarter leaders than our leaders. But you look at what they’re doing from a military standpoint, you look at the navy they’re building, and the armies and all the things they’re building, where they’re having places built in the sea. … I jokingly say to people, ‘You think they got environmental impact statements?’”

Obama trumped by terrorists

Trump wasn’t impressed with Obama’s negotiating skills.

“This is our leaders. We get Bergdahl. They get five killers, and they’re all back on the battlefield now.”

“Our military has been decimated. We’re not getting the kind of equipment we need. It’s incredible,” Trump continued. “We should not have gone to Iraq. But then once we were there, decisions were made to peel out, and then everything collapsed after that.”

And what about Yemen?

“The president stands up and says big victory, big victory Yemen. Great victory. Three weeks later, they got overthrown, and we left 700 million worth of equipment,” Trump said. “Tanks and trucks and armor and planes, we just left it. And the enemy picked it up, for nothing, and people don’t even talk about it. We left it there.”

He’s also not a fan of this country’s relationship with Saudi Arabia.

“And then we protect Saudi Arabia. They make a billion dollars a day. So we protect them, and they give us nothing,” Trump said. “Then we have a meeting, and they won’t show up, because they don’t have respect for the country. … You look at that Yemen border, Saudi Arabia’s in trouble, because they haven’t been good fighters. But if Saudi Arabia is making a billion dollars a day, why aren’t they paying us?”

Same goes for South Korea, he said.

“Whenever South Korea has a problem (with communist North Korea), we send our ships over there,” he said.

“They don’t give us anything. … I just ordered 4,000 televisions, can’t buy them in the U.S. They all come from South Korea. South Korea is killing us on trade. You can’t buy a TV made in America.

“So we need to do better on trade. We need better people representing us on trade.”

 

 

 

Last Chance to Stop Fast Track: Sen. Sessions Blasts Ugly Facts

By William F. Jasper from THE NEW AMERICAN MAGAZINE

Last Chance to Stop Fast Track: Sen. Sessions Blasts Ugly Facts

In a last-hour attempt to stop the U.S. Senate from committing a most dangerous act, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) has once again taken the heroic stance of lone warrior, warning fellow Republicans against giving President Obama Trade Promotion Authority (TPA, aka Fast Track). After weeks of complicated maneuvering and a confusing jumble of votes, the stand-alone TPA bill passed by the House last week is set to go back to the Senate on Tuesday, for what could be the final vote to confer what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has admitted is “an enormous grant of power, obviously, from a Republican Congress to a Democratic president.”

Much has been learned in the past month since the Senate first approved Fast Track; there can now be no excuse for those who claim to support it under the false justification that it will facilitate trade and promote jobs.

“More than four weeks have passed since the Senate first voted on whether to grant the Executive six years of fast-track authority,” says Senator Sessions. “In that time, an enormous amount has been discovered about how the President plans to use this authority – information that was either not known or understood when the vote was held. This includes the Administration’s pledge to use the agreement to impose ‘environmental governance.’”

“It has become increasingly clear that the President’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is far more than a trade deal,” Sen. Sessions wrote in a Sunday op-ed for Breitbart.com. “It forms an enduring, self-governing political entity with vast regulatory power. Yet fast-track – which has led without fail to the adoption of every covered agreement since its inception – would rush it through with less legislative scrutiny than a Post Office reform bill.”

“Second chances do not come often,” Sessions noted. “We now have new information and a new vote. Which means the Senate has a second chance to slow down and demand answers about the President’s plans before agreeing to fast-track their adoption.”

That would seem to be plain and simple prudence that even the dullest solon would recognize and follow. But apparently not, even though, as the good senator from Alabama points out, President Obama has refused to answer the most simple but crucial questions about how he plans to use fast-track powers. “He will not even answer whether he believes his plan will increase or reduce the trade deficit, increase or reduce manufacturing jobs, or increase or reduce wages,” Sessions notes. “Concerns raised about how this new Pacific Union [under the TPP] will impact our sovereignty have been met with only a continued unwillingness to reply to any questions about the limits of its reach and power.”

Senator Sessions reminds his colleagues that the TPP is only the first of a mammoth ObamaTrade trifecta that also includes the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), both of which remain completely secret and unavailable for review by our elected legislators. The TPP draft is available to senators and representatives only under very restrictive conditions.

In a similar alarm he issued in a June 17 press release, Sessions warned that America’s national sovereignty is in dire danger from the TPP/TTIP/TiSA pseudo-free trade assault:

According to the European Commission, the TiSA agreement—which most House and Senate members did not know about when they voted—will follow in the footsteps of the WTO’s Trade in Services Provisions, which has already inhibited the U.S. from making needed immigration changes. The European Commission says the EU “wants as many countries as possible to join the agreement.” We have already seen how the EU has curtailed sovereignty in Europe; we do not want to follow in its footsteps.

Why the Mad Rush?

“The more vast, the more grand, the more ambitious the design the more important it is to slow down – not to grease the skids. Congress must retain its powers of amendment and review, as well as its treaty powers, for agreements that clearly extend far beyond trade. And Congress must protect the power of the individual citizen to control those who would seek to control them,” the Alabama solon warns.

What is really at work here? Sessions points a finger at the dark forces that are guiding this corrupt process and the malevolent goal they intend: “The transnational entities stitching these compacts together have always desired a governance structure outside the reach of the ordinary voter; as conservatives we should never rush into the unknown on the promise that utopia lies across the abyss.”

Is it stupidity or cupidity, then, if senators ignore the abyss and still vote for TPA, in view of plain truth about Fast Track’s phony utopian promises? Either way, a vote for Fast Track tomorrow would be totally inexcusable, and political retribution should be unforgiving and unmistakable.

To send a message to your U.S. senators opposing TPA, click here.

Photo of Sen. Jeff Sessions: AP Images

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GOP Senators Isakson and Sessions Duel Over TPP “Trade” Scheme

7 Reasons Why Trade Promotion Authority/Fast Track Must Be Defeated

10 Reasons Why You Should Oppose TPP and TTIP

Boehner Purges Conservatives Who Defy on ObamaTrade Votes

Mr. Congressman, READ the Secret ObamaTrade Bills BEFORE You Vote!

House passes ‘fast track’ trade bill

My Comments:  No, the Republicans do not listen to their constituents, and they don’t care, they are no longer our servants, they are our masters and tyrants.

Susan Davis, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON–The U.S. House narrowly approved, 218-208, a six-year renewal of trade promotion authority in an ongoing effort to revive President Obama’s trade agenda in the face of stiff Democratic opposition.

Republicans, working closely with the White House, are executing a new strategy to pass the authority, also known as TPA or “fast track,” as well as trade adjustment assistance (TAA), an aid program for displaced American workers.

Last week, House Democrats voted down TAA, a program they historically support, in a concerted strategy to derail fast track. The two bills’ fates were linked to each other because they passed as one piece of legislation in the Senate last month.

Now, House Republicans will send the fast track bill back to the Senate, where supporters hope they can muster the 60 votes necessary to pass it as a standalone measure. Senate Majority Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, pledged to bring trade adjustment assistance back to the floor soon after fast track passes.

The White House is eager to enact TPA because it provides an expedited process to get trade bills through Congress, allowing them only to be approved or rejected, not amended. Obama has made trade a significant focus of his foreign policy legacy in his final months in office.

“We are committed to ensuring both … get votes in the House and Senate and are sent to the president for signature,” Boehner and McConnell said in a joint statement Wednesday. Obama also met privately Wednesday with Democratic lawmakers who support his trade agenda to shore up the votes.

Supporters want to try and wrap up the trade debate before Congress adjourns for the July 4 week-long recess.

Separating the two bills is intended to renew pressure on House Democrats, who could be faced with a worst-case scenario of reauthorizing fast track with adjustment assistance set to expire Sept. 30. The risky maneuver relies heavily on Democrats trusting GOP leaders to keep their word to pass TAA.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who joined the majority of House Democrats in voting down the trade bill last week, told reporters Thursday that she still did not see a path forward for TAA. “I don’t think so, no,” she said, dismissing questions about frayed Democratic relations with the White House.

“We have a deep relationship of trust with the president,” she said.

Democratic opponents are backed by labor unions and liberal activist groups who oppose fast track because it will make it easier to enact the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation trade pact with Asia-Pacific nations. The pact is one of the largest trade deals in history, and opponents say the shrouded negotiations could negatively affect American jobs, as well we human rights and environmental standards.

Liberal groups also threatened to hold Democrats accountable at the ballot box if they support the latest gambit.

“Any Democrat in Congress who trusts John Boehner or Mitch McConnell to pass trade adjustment assistance, that will actually help working families, deserves to lose their job,” said Jim Dean, chair of the liberal advocacy group Democracy for America.

Democratic opponents acknowledged Thursday that if TPA is enacted, TPP is likely to pass if it comes up for a vote later this year. “A ‘yes’ vote on TPA is a ‘yes’ vote on TPP, it’s that simple,” said Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass.

Boehner Ryan TPP Scam – Tax Small Business, Redistribute To Unions, Pass Corp Sweetheart Deal

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How messed up is the Republican leadership and how desperate are they to please their corporate masters? The answer to both questions is the same; very. There’s another question that needs to be asked as well: Does anybody smell a rat?

It was all a little odd last Friday when, in spite of an overwhelming show of opposition to TPP being demonstrated through the decisive failure of TAA, the Republican leadership was still able to pass TPP in what appeared at the time to be a meaningless and pointless gesture. TPP had already been put into a subordinate position to TAA, and since TAA was voted down, TPP went down with it. But we’ve seen theatrical performances out of this Congress before.

Now comes the inevitable revival effort in which all pretenses of responsible legislative action are discarded in the pursuit of naked political gain. The two “Representatives” who have positioned themselves atop the treasonous trash pile, John Boehner (R-OH) and Paul Ryan (R-WI) are revealing a new scheme to persuade Democrats to violate their rarely-used consciences and join in the treacherous orgy of rape and bondage they are unleashing upon the American people.

TAA is Trade Adjustment Assistance, a sanitized way of saying welfare for those put out of work by these trade agreements and the replacement of American workers with foreigners. If these deals are so wonderful, why is something like this needed or even a part of the discussion? According to our force-feeders, we’ll all be fat and happy if they are given what they want. Could they be lying?

The Democrats supposedly voted down TAA as a means of killing TPP but then allowed TPP, which created a convoluted method by which a subsequent vote could take place to once again overturn and overrule the will of the people. The two-headed snake of Boehner Ryan is working to schedule that second vote on TAA for Monday or Tuesday. Exposing their lack of convictions, Boehner and Ryan have proposed to pay for TAA by raising the fines on small businesses who make an error in filing 1099 forms for subcontractors or tip workers.

In essence, the two corporate puppets, Boehner and Ryan, are serving up the heads of small business owners across the nation to pay for the job losses that will occur as a result of their sweetheart deal to corporate global interests, the ones they truly are working for. The Democrats know Obamatrade kills jobs and targets American workers, as do the Republicans. For some reason the Democrats recognize a political risk that the Republicans don’t.

We’ll need to show them. Boehner, Ryan and the rest of the Fascist tools belong with Eric Cantor and it is our job to make sure that they end up there. In the meantime, the number for the Capitol Switchboard is (202) 224-3121. All Americans need to light it up to stop this attack upon our nation and our citizens by these enemies within.

The first issue of business for Americans is to stop them in their tracks. The second order is to make sure they can no longer commit their treasonous acts upon this nation. Enough is enough, these traitors believe they can do whatever they please and there will be no consequences. They have to be shown just how wrong they are.

Rick Wells is a conservative writer who recognizes that our nation, our Constitution and our traditions are under a full scale assault from multiple threats. Please “Like” him on Facebook, “Follow” him on Twitter or visit www.rickwells.us & www.truthburgers.com

What law says the text of the TPP must remain secret?

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To the US Con­gress: reveal the con­tents of the TPP now

It seems like a case of mass hyp­no­sis. Peo­ple claim­ing they can’t say what’s in the TPP trade agree­ment. And main­stream media accept this premise.

That’s right. Con­gress must stay silent.”

Pop quiz: who says the text of the TPP must remain secret?

Under what authority?

Mem­bers of Con­gress are scut­tling around like weasels, claim­ing they can’t dis­close what’s in this far-reaching, 12-nation trade treaty.

They can go into a sealed room and read a draft, but they can’t copy pages, and they can’t tell the pub­lic what they just read.

Why not?

If there is a US law for­bid­ding dis­clo­sure, name the law.

Can you recall any­thing in the Con­sti­tu­tion that estab­lishes secret treaties?

Is there a prior treaty that states the text of all treaties can be hid­den from the people?

I see no author­ity any­where that jus­ti­fies with­hold­ing the text of the TPP.

Gov­ern­ment leg­is­la­tors in the other 11 nations: why can’t you reveal what’s in the TPP?

Mass silence around the world. “Sorry, we can’t say what’s in the treaty. We’ll vote on it, but you the peo­ple have no input. You have to take what we do on faith.”

Who says so? By what authority?

If a US Sen­a­tor held a press con­fer­ence today and explained every­thing he read in that sealed room about the TPP, what exactly would hap­pen to him? Would he be arrested?

Would he be charged with a fed­eral crime?

What crime?

If he used his cell phone to take pic­tures of pages of the TPP, and came out of the room and sent the pic­tures to 500 press out­lets, what would happen?

Would the DOJ roll a few tanks up to his house and put him in cuffs? Would he be placed on trial?

If so, on what charge?

Would the trial itself be secret?

Or would every­one sud­denly look at each other and say, “We never real­ized it before, but the emperor has no clothes!”

What would hap­pen if a Sen­a­tor went into the sealed room, picked up the whole TPP text or the lap­top on which it’s stored, bulled his way out of the room, passed the text to his secu­rity staff, and had them for­ward every page to a few hun­dred media out­lets around the world?

Would DHS agents shoot these peo­ple in broad day­light, just to pro­tect the inter­ests of David Rock­e­feller and his Glob­al­ist heavy hitters?

Why haven’t the New York Times, the Wash­ing­ton Post, CBS, NBC, ABC, the BBC and other out­lets run major sto­ries that detail under what pre­cise author­ity the TPP text is being kept secret?

What are we miss­ing here?

Is it sim­ply that a bunch of national lead­ers and cor­po­rate big shots and trade rep­re­sen­ta­tives nod­ded and said: “Keep the text a secret”?

Did they arbi­trar­ily give the TPP nego­ti­at­ing process a name, a label, with the word “author­ity” in it?

I just met with myself and decided to estab­lish The Naked TPP Author­ity. I gave it pri­macy over all other nego­ti­at­ing bod­ies, and by its dec­la­ra­tion, the full text of the TPP must be pub­lished for the whole world to see, for two years, before any fur­ther votes take place.

There. It’s done.

I fully believe my Naked Author­ity car­ries more Con­sti­tu­tional jus­ti­fi­ca­tion than the cur­rent scheme, which is clearly criminal.

US Con­gress­man: “I’m sorry, my lips are sealed, I’m bound, I can’t reveal what’s in the treaty that will adversely affect the lives of hun­dreds of mil­lions of people.”

Wrong. You’re lying. You can reveal secret text. In fact, it’s your duty. Oth­er­wise, you’re guilty of coop­er­at­ing in a RICO crim­i­nal con­spir­acy. Now, let’s start at the begin­ning. Who told you that you had to remain silent? What US law did they cite? Take your time. We’ll stay here as long as it takes.”

Arti­cle 2, Sec­tion 2, Clause 2 of the US Con­sti­tu­tion states: “[The Pres­i­dent] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Con­sent of the Sen­ate, to make Treaties, pro­vided two thirds of the Sen­a­tors present concur…”

Noth­ing there about secret treaties. Noth­ing there about the Pres­i­dent hav­ing the dis­cre­tion to keep the text of treaties secret.

Of course, a Pres­i­dent could argue that treaties, if exposed to the light of day prior to a Sen­ate vote, would face so much crit­i­cism and cross-talk that they would never pass.

But that’s a prac­ti­cal issue and prob­lem. It’s called “free speech.” It’s also some­times called “dissent.”