Trade Promotion Authority Imperils American Independence


— Reprinted with Permission of The John Birch Society —

On April 16 Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees introduced Trade Promotion Authority bill.

On April 16, a new Trade Promotion Authority bill was unveiled by the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee. These committees are expected to expedite this bill and report it out for a vote in the full House and Senate in the next few weeks. Votes on the bill could be delayed if there aren’t sufficient votes for passage.

President Obama had asked Congress for “fast-track” Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) so that he can finish negotiating and sign two trade “partnership” agreements, one with eleven Pacific Rim nations known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and another with the European Union known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

We consider the introduction of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill to be a very big deal. Arguably the biggest threat to the continued existence of the United States as an independent nation under the Constitution is the Obama administration’s current initiative to negotiate and get congressional approval of the TPP and TTIP agreements. These agreements would put our nation on the path to political integration with the other nations involved in these negotiations and are being promoted by the same organizations that destroyed the independence of 28 European nations with the creation of the European Union.

And, since virtually everyone believes that the TPP and TTIP deals cannot be approved by Congress without a TPA bill in place, we must prevent congressional approval of TPA. We’re asking our members and all supporters of our national independence to phone their representative and senators now in strong opposition to the TPA bill.

Much like how the European Coal and Steel Community, established by the Treaty of Paris in 1951, developed into what is today the European Union, the TPP and TTIP (if approved by Congress) would place the United States on a path towards becoming a member state in a Transpacific Union and a Transatlantic Union, respectively. See the TNA Special Report: How the Free Trade Agenda Is Knocking Down America for extensive evidence for this.

Please phone your representative and senators in opposition to the TPA bill on the basis that it would enable the approval of the TPP and TTIP partnership agreements which threaten American independence. Click here for contact information for phoning your congressmen’s Washington and district offices.

Also, for additional impact please send a pre-written, editable email to your congressmen. Be sure to personalize it for maximum influence.

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