Our Founding Fathers decided that Congress should have authority over trade between nations. The Administration and some in Congress are trying to transfer nearly all of that authority to Obama. They call this Fast Track Trade Promotion Authority. But It’s really an unconstitutional power grab.
The administration has been negotiating in secret, preventing Congress from seeing the negotiation text and excluding the public from the text. Obama knows that if the public knew he was selling America out by way of phony trade agreements, we would be outraged. We should be outraged!
Why? Because these so called trade agreements don’t just govern trade, they actually put foreign bodies in charge of American laws in areas like food safety and so called ‘green’ energy standards.
Remember the botulism outbreak from Mexican produce? Remember the lead poisoning scare from cheap Chinese toys? Are we really prepared to allow these guys to dictate our safety standards?
Obama wants to use "Fast Track" trade authority to push agreements that undermine our sovereignty. Using Fast Track, Obama can sign trade agreements before Congress has an opportunity to vote on them.
Lieutenant Colonel Allen West described it this way:
From the abuse of executive orders, to recess appointments, to the stonewalling of congressional oversight on Fast and Furious, Benghazi, NSA, IRS intimidation, and other scandals, this administration has shown contempt for the constitutionally mandated co-equal role of the Congress. Given this record, Congress must not cede its constitutional authority and instead reject President Obama’s request for “Fast Track Trade Promotion Authority.” President Obama wants fast track power so he can conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an expansive system of global governance that would deal a mortal blow to American sovereignty and our Constitution.
If Obama bypasses Congress and signs these agreements, it will mean that international tribunals will be allowed override the Constitution, punish America with huge fines, and undermine our state laws!
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Tell your Congressman or Congresswoman to publicly oppose Fast Track and vote against any Fast Track bill.