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Help CHQ and Sen. Jeff Sessions Stop TPP and Preserve American Sovereignty

When now-Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was leading the campaign of lies and deception to put the Trans-Pacific Partnership on a special fast-track approval process, Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama was one of the few Members of Congress who foresaw the disaster that was looming in the Obama-negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.  

Sen. Jeff SessionsDespite the opposition of conservative lawmakers such as Senator Sessions and Rep. Louie Gohmert, and conservative organizations such as CHQ, Conservative Review and Americans for Limited Government, Congress voted in June to fast-track the TPP before even one page of the agreement had been made public.   
 
Yesterday, the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was released and it was even worse for America’s working families than Senator Sessions foretold. 

“The text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership runs 5,554 pages.  This is, by definition, anti-democratic.  No individual American has the resources to ensure his or her economic and political interests are safeguarded within this vast global regulatory structure.  The predictable and surely desired result of the TPP is to put greater distance between the governed and those who govern.  It puts those who make the rules out of reach of those who live under them, empowering unelected regulators who cannot be recalled or voted out of office.  In turn, it diminishes the power of the people’s bulwark: their constitutionally-formed Congress,” said Senator Sessions upon the release of the document. 

“Among the TPP’s endless pages are rules for labor, environment, immigration and every aspect of global commerce – and a new international regulatory structure to promulgate, implement, and enforce these rules.  This new structure is known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Commission – a Pacific Union – which meets, appoints unelected bureaucrats, adopts rules, and changes the agreement after adoption noted Session. 

“Clearly, powerful forces will have their voices heard and find ways to profit immensely from this conglomeration,” charged Senator Session. “But what of everyday wage-earning Americans?  By nearly a 5:1 margin, they believe such deals reduce wages – not increase them.  Because this deal lacks currency protections, it will further the bleeding of U.S. manufacturing jobs overseas, allowing our mercantilist trading partners to take advantage of our continued refusal to protect our own workers.” 

“These 5,554 pages are like the Lilliputians binding down Gulliver,” concluded Senator Session.  “They will enmesh our great country, and economy, in a global commission where bureaucrats from Brunei have the same vote as the United States.” 

Yet, because Fast-Track – or so-called Trade Promotion Authority – was adopted (without a single vote to spare), we cannot amend this deal, we cannot filibuster this deal, and we cannot subject it to the two-thirds treaty vote. 

In a truly outstanding piece on illegal immigration for Conservative Review Daniel Horowitz wrote “What is completely lost throughout this entire debate are the needs and demands of the forgotten men – the American taxpayer and worker who must bear the brunt of appalling crime, schools overrun with illegal aliens who can’t speak English, hospitals flooded with the massive unfunded liability of caring for their primary care needs, and with the gargantuan wealth transfer in the form of welfare and refundable tax credits. “ 

The same must be said for TPA and TPA: What is forgotten – indeed being purposely kept secret by the ruling elite of the Republican and Democratic Parties – is the effect of the Trans Pacific Partnership on America’s working families, who have been devastated by the open borders policies of the past 20 years, and who will bear the brunt of increased energy costs and decreased income and job prospects of this anti-democratic, anti-American worker deal. 

That is why we are calling on our readers to contact their Senators and Representative to demand that congressional leaders take the TPP off of the Fast-Track.  We agree with Senator Sessions; the vote should be held under regular Senate and Constitutional order, and it should be held when voters can hold their lawmakers accountable – not during an unaccountable lame duck session.  

We urge you to call Congress TODAY; the Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044, tell them Senator Jeff Sessions is right, TPP must be taken off Fast-Track and handled according to regular order so the working men and women of American won’t be forgotten again. Click here to sign our petition to support Senator Sessions and protect American sovereignty and jobs.

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