— Published with Permission of The John Birch Society —
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) could possibly be passed in the lame duck session late this December before the next Congress begins in 2019! There is no time to waste as both Republicans and Democrats are supporting it.
Democrats are in favor of its new progressive chapters on the environment, labor, and LGBTQ workplace discrimination ideals, while many Republicans also favor congressional approval of the USMCA agreement based on their approval of “free trade” agreements in general. Although most political pundits have been telling us that there won’t be a USMCA vote until after the new Congress meets in January, eleven Republican senators wrote a letter to President Trump on November 20th urging a vote on the USMCA in the lame-duck session before the Democrats take control of the House.
As if the USMCA wasn’t bad enough the way it is currently (stripping Americans of sovereignty), Democrats wish to add more regulations to it and strengthen the enforcement methods. This alarming demand could happen as Congress is able to make some changes in the implementing legislation for the USMCA that the Trump administration will be proposing. However, Congress will not be able to make any changes in the USMCA agreement itself. In accordance with the Trade Promotion Authority law, all they will get is an up or down vote. The New American writer Christian Gomez states:
Although the governments of Mexico and Canada regard the USMCA as a treaty under international law — just as they both did with the original 1994 NAFTA — the United States considers both trade deals as “executive agreements,” thus forgoing the constitutional requirement of a two-thirds vote in the Senate (67 Senators) for ratification. As an executive agreement under “fast track,” or Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), no amendments will be allowed to the text of the agreement, debate will be limited, and only a simple majority will be needed to pass it.
What’s the main reason we must act fast in educating the American people on the USMCA? No one in Congress has revealed the globalist plot of the USMCA and how the “Free Trade Commission” is parallel to the European Commission of the European Union. Furthermore, this is only the beginning of “trade deals” ahead. Remember that the USMCA text is similar to that of the Trans-Pacific Partnership? It is just a blueprint for more sovereignty-destroying deals.
Trade can be done without these many-paged deals. But the USMCA isn’t about trade. It is all about the establishment of regional and world government. This dangerous deal would in effect ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty -without any Senate vote on it. U.S. law would also be subordinated to the United Nations and the USMCA would create a supranational, trilateral Free Trade Commission. If you appreciate American liberty and independence, it’s time to take action today!
Call on Congress and President Trump to stop the USMCA and get us out of NAFTA:
- President Trump: 202-456-1111 or 202-456-1414
- Representative: 202-225-3121
- Senators: 202-224-1321