— Published with Permission of The John Birch Society —
On October 1, 2018, The New American magazine posted online an article by our Research Project Manager Christian Gomez, titled, “New NAFTA: Text of U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).”
We recommend that you read it.
For it outlines the problems with the new agreement to replace NAFTA.
And, they are worse than the original.
Quoting Mr. Gomez:
The USMCA has a total of 34 chapters, 12 more than the original NAFTA, which only had 22 chapters. Unlike the 1994 NAFTA, the USMCA includes chapters on labor, environment, anticorruption, regulatory policy, competitiveness, and Mexico’s exclusive ownership of its gasoline and natural gas resources, among others.
The last part raises some serious questions, two of which are:
- Why is it necessary to spell out the fact that Mexico retains exclusive ownership of its gas and natural gas unless they are worried about international controls or eventual North American merger
- Why Mexico and not Canada or the United States?
The first question one has to ask is why are socialist Canada and corrupt Mexico (soon to be led by a communist president) happy to sign this deal?
One thing that we have to keep in mind is that we can recover from a lack of jobs and a bad economy — as the recent surge in our economy after the election of Donald Trump proves. What we cannot recover from is the loss of our sovereignty!
This is the problem with the USMCA.
Keep in mind that once a country loses control of its economy, it will lose control of its sovereignty!
Among the 1,809 pages is the subordination of the United States to international agreements and controls including the United Nations:
Consistent with other globalist schemes, the USMCA follows the “rules-based system” of compliance to international authorities such as the World Trade Organization, International Labor Organization, a plethora of United Nations conventions including the Law of the Sea treaty, and the furtherance of “sustainable development” which is mentioned no less than six times in the environmental chapter.
For those familiar with Agenda 21/2030, this sounds very familiar.
In a bold step toward a potential North American Union, the USMCA establishes a new governing international bureaucracy. Chapter 30 of the agreement establishes the creation of a Free Trade Commission as a regional governing bureaucracy overseeing various lower regional committees.
And much like the TPP Commission, the Free Trade Commission can make changes to the USMCA without the consent of Congress.
The problem that we deal with is that most people cannot extend the lines and see what will happen in the future when one starts down a particular path and policy.
Mr. Gomez extends the lines and ends his article dissecting the USMCA:
The result of “promoting further economic integration” among the United States, Mexico, and Canada, necessitating the creation of an all-powerful, unelected so-called Free Trade Commission will be nothing less than a North American Union, and that alone should motivate patriotic Americans to vehemently reject the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
Far from making America great again, the USMCA is a bag of goodies for globalists and a death certificate for American national sovereignty.
We recommend that you read the article in its entirety to get a full sense of what is being agreed to and the enormity of what is at stake.
Let us make the point by using someone’s opinion on the other side.
Christian Whiton posted an article on FOX News on October 2, 2018, which spells it out for those who understand what is going on:
To paraphrase Winston Churchill, this isn’t the beginning of the end, but it may be the end of the beginning of creating a new world order of trade.
Mr. Whiton is a Senior Fellow at the Center for the National Interest whose Hon. Chairman is Henry Kissinger. If this is not enough to convince people of the intent of this Deep State institute, the top four officers are all members of the New World Order-Council on Foreign Relations, as is Kissinger.
Mr. Whiton is also a FOX contributor.
The problem that we face in opposing the USMCA is that it is being touted by President Trump. We doubt that he has actually read it and more than likely has accepted the word of his trade negotiator Robert Lighthizer, a decades long member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Also, many of the negotiators involved were holdovers from the Obama administration.
As a result of millions of people believing that Trump has the best at heart for America (and we don’t doubt it at this point), it will be hard to convince those people that we must convince on the danger of the USMCA, in order to create enough pressure on Congress to stop it.
Indeed, every conservative pundit with any following immediately started to praise this latest deal. These are the same prognosticators that never mentioned the danger to our sovereignty of the original NAFTA deal — it was all about trade and whether Canada would import our milk without a 300% tariff.
We will be swimming against this tide of conservative leaders who have large followings but no organization.
We did the job with the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, the North American Union, etc. The advantage we had at the time was time itself. In the case of the USMCA we do not have that much time to build the opposition.
But we must — and as soon as possible!
We have to start building the pressure now.
There are only three sure ways to do this:
- Raise sufficient funding to put together the necessary tools for our membership to start educating as many people as they can far and wide — now!
- Start immediately getting the word out in every way we can using social media, letters to the editor, etc. In other words, get the buzz going about the dangers of this agreement within the conservative community.
- Build our organization much bigger than it is as soon as we can.
Our members understand the first and second points. The third one takes a little more understanding of the urgency but involves growing our membership and chapters by both the individual efforts of our members as well as expanding our field staff at the same time.
The urgency is simple – we need more pullers at the oars of good people of character, to build the layers of strength in understanding in our communities so that it will make it increasingly more difficult for the globalists to attempt to pull the wool over the eyes of the majority of Americans.
We are in the process of making new tools for your use in helping build the opposition to the USMCA. As usual, producing videos, reprints, books, and all of the necessary accouterments we use to educate our contacts and opinion molders takes funding.
The reason we need to expand our field staff is that they help us grow and coordinate the work of our members and chapters into more effective work. In those areas devoid of staff, we tend to atrophy.
We are going to need more people to augment our staff in the field to enable us to defeat not only the USMCA, but other initiatives that will be coming along in the name of “conservatism.” This will be, and has been, one of the main ideas of the Conspiracy we fight: mislead the conservatives into supporting the agenda of the Insiders by making it look patriotic, in support of the Constitution, or a “good deal.”
There can be no question that President Trump not only has problems with those in the Deep State, but those who are within his immediate entourage.
The negotiators for the USMCA included holdovers from the Obama administration. These people know what they are doing but not all of those who surround Trump are aware of the subtleties of the problems that we face.
As we go into the future, there will be more instances of deals made with other countries that will involve men and women who are holdovers from the Obama administration and who will write agreements that will be dangerous to our sovereignty. These agreements will also need to be fought.
Question: Why have we traded with other countries for centuries without such “free trade” agreements but need them now? We know the answer and you do as well. They are steppingstones to the New World Order and the loss of independence for the American people.
Our nation was started and based on independence. It can end by destroying our independence unless enough people rise up to prevent it.
Let us close this appeal out by pointing out that Karl Marx was a supporter of free trade. On January 9, 1848, Marx stated:
Free trade breaks up old nationalities… In a word, the free trade system hastens social revolution.
This is the unsaid agenda behind free trade and it has fooled more conservatives than we can count; however, we are not against free trade in the sense of one businessman trading with another from a different country. You do not need an 1800-page document for the businessman to comply with an order to do that.
We see the country in a state of flux at this time. The opportunities for moving our agenda forward have never been greater, but we will find ourselves fighting our own friends at times. This is one of those times. We will have to use patience and understanding with them and in some cases craft our case in a manner that will get our point across without harming our relationships. A tough job indeed.