Kuhner: Obamatrade would destroy America

President Obama is on the verge of creating the New World Order. He is using Trade Promotion Authority — otherwise known as “fast track” — to pass his globalist dream: the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a sweeping 12-nation trade pact.

The TPP, however, is much more than about “free trade.” It is a deliberate attempt to create a new Pacific Union — a supranational entity modeled on the European Union. It is an embryonic political and economic union that, if implemented, would destroy U.S. sovereignty, flood America with unlimited immigration and subordinate the Constitution to an unelected, unaccountable international tribunal.

Yet, Republicans in Congress, who were swept into office to curb Obama’s imperial presidency, are betraying their voters — and their country.

The GOP pledged to roll back Obama’s countless usurpations of power. Instead, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have acted more like the president’s poodles. Their resistance has been close to nothing. On Obamatrade, they have actually empowered his radical, anti-American agenda. Mr. McConnell (and many Senate Republicans) voted for TPA; Mr. Boehner is desperately trying to coerce the House GOP into passing it.

Middle America, however, does not want it. In fact, most Americans are staunchly opposed to it — many conservatives, especially, are against Obamatrade.

This begs the question: Why are Beltway Republicans so determined to betray their base? The answer is simple: TPA/TPP represents the GOP establishment’s pay back to its wealthy donors and bundlers. It represents the triumph (again) of the party’s Wall Street-corporatist elite over its working- and middle-class voters.

We have been down this road before. The congressional GOP gave both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush fast track authority. For the past 25 years, America has had numerous free trade agreements — NAFTA, GATT, the WTO, MFN, PNTR for China, CAFTA for Central America and a deal with South Korea.

The results have been disastrous: nearly 55,000 U.S. factories shuttered; 5-6 million jobs lost; our manufacturing base decimated; and over $11 trillion in trade deficits. Once great cities, such as Detroit and Baltimore, which had plenty of well-paying, blue-collar factory jobs, are now economic wastelands.

China alone has amassed over $4 trillion in trade surpluses. Beijing’s rise has come at our expense. Factories, investment capital, jobs and products once generated here were outsourced to China. Using cheap labor and currency manipulation, Beijing has built a massive military and the world’s largest economy. Its economic growth rate dwarfs our own. The very same open borders-free trade Republicans who decry the rise of communist China are responsible for driving it.

The TPP remains a top-secret, “highly-classified” text, locked in a room below the Capitol building. Members of Congress can only access it by signing in, and pledging not to reveal its specific contents to the public.

Think about this: The largest trade deal in history is being negotiated behind closed doors completely away from the public. What is Obama hiding?

Thanks to WikiLeaks, we now know. The TPP is not a simple trade pact; rather, it grants special powers to a TPP commission — an international tribunal composed of bureaucratic elites — in which on vital areas, such as immigration, labor, the environment, commercial policy and even food, its authority will trump that of Congress.

It transfers and surrenders U.S. sovereignty to a globalist entity similar to the EU — a new Pacific Union.

Don’t take my word it. Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, is one of the few members of Congress who has actually read the entire text. His conclusion: Obamatrade is a dagger aimed at the heart of our constitutional republic. Should the TPP pass, we will become a self-governing nation in name only.

Obama is on the verge of completing his fundamental transformation of America. Obamatrade would be the final hammer blow.

It would allow for an unlimited number of Third World immigrants — Chinese, Mexicans, Malaysians — to flood our country, swamping us with cheap labor and even cheaper goods. America’s borders, sovereignty and Constitution would be rendered meaningless.

America is now divided into two camps. It is not, however, between Republicans and Democrats. Rather, it is between our ruling class and the citizens they seek to rule.

Full article: Kuhner: Obamatrade would destroy America (World Tribune)

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