– The Senate passed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).
TPA gives President Obama fast-track authority to his trade deals — Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). The final vote was 60-38, matching the number of yes votes in this crucial cloture motion.
A massive deal has been crafted by the Obama administration that added more fodder to show that such agreements like Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), can impact United States laws, gun rights and regulations.
The TPP first came to light from almost 2 years ago by Wikileaks from someone who hacked a computer at a major corporation. It revealed that the TPP was written by corporations and gives them the ability to override the laws of nations. It is the end of sovereignty for any nation who signs it.
Think BIG, REALLY BIG! HUGE!
Earlier this week I posted how the United Nations is ‘Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force,’ now, the UN ATT became legally binding on December 24th, 2015. Merry Christmas!
Conventional arms – The right to own, buy, sell, trade, or transfer all means of armed resistance, including handguns, ammunition/munitions, can be denied to civilians by the the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) which entered into force on 24 December 2015.
This is so much bigger than all the mindless, media-fueled race-baiting and manufactured false-flag shooting hysteria that’s dominating headlines and cable news shows. In fact, it might just be the very reason why all these corporate talking-heads are busy manipulating ignorant Americans into erasing their own history and gladly handing over their guns to the government: to distract the public from real issues like the active treason taking place on Capitol Hill.
How can a secret trade deal negotiated by President Obama affect the Second Amendment right of all law-abiding Americans to own and use firearms for hunting, shooting and self-defense?
Plenty according to GOA , a gun rights organization that boasts over 300,000 members. In an article published on its website, GOA reminds its’ members:
“Will UN-style gun control be rammed down our throats?” And what about “Gun import bans … Microstamping of firearms … Ammunition bans … The full implementation of the anti-gun UN Arms Trade Treaty … Illegal amnesty which locks in millions of new, anti-gun voters.”
“And this agreement DOESN’T need two-thirds vote in the Senate, as a treaty would. When completed, the agreement is merely subject to a majority vote in both Houses … it can’t be filibustered … it can’t be amended … and the GOP can’t refuse to consider it.”
GOA leaders point to another “approve now, read later” law that Congress passed called the Cromnibus bill in December 2014. Congress blindly passed it without closely reviewing it and only learned later that:
The law included “the largest funding increase in history for the federal gun database,” as well as regulations empowering “states to impose gun bans based on doctor’s orders.
Michael Hammond, legislative counsel with Gun Owners of America, asked World Net Daily this rhetorical question in an interview:
“Republicans whine about Obama usurping legislative authority, so why in heaven’s name are they thinking of giving him unlimited legislative authority to do anything he can put into a trade agreement?”
Yet Republicans like Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Orrin Hatch support this approach regardless. They argue that it permits “Congress to set goals for an agreement that Obama administration will negotiate.”
Ryan and Hatch think the legislation will box in Obama on what he can and can’t negotiate in a trade deal but these assurances didn’t impress Hammond who pointed out that:
“…the Obama administration has already been negotiating the TransPacific Partnership for six years without any congressional input. So what in the world makes them think that he cares even an iota about their “goals”?
“I don’t think it’s wise to allow Obama to promulgate any law he wants as long as he succeeds in sticking it in this agreement and then gets Congress’ assent on an up or down vote without any possibility for amendment.”
No undermining of U.S. sovereignty would be complete for Obama with out gun control being thrown into the mix
The latest leak purports to include 17 documents from negotiations on the Trade In Services Agreement, a blandly named trade deal that would cover the United States, the European Union and more than 20 other countries. More than 80 percent of the United States economy is in service sectors.
The fast-track authority also removes Congress’ ability to change the trade deals in any way by barring all amendments to them. It also bars filibustering or other procedural hurdles that lawmakers in the minority can typically use to slow legislation, and requires a simple up-or-down vote to be held on the deals.
With TPA, Congress cannot issue any amendments on a trade deal, but rather only gets a final up or down vote on the final trade deal.
An irrefutable fact of armed violence unaddressed by the UN in its gun grab is that all the murders committed by all the serial killers in history don’t amount to a fraction of the brutal killings committed by “authorized state parties” using the very weapons over which they will exercise absolute control under the terms of the Arms Trade Treaty.
The package gives the power to expand the president’s executive order power to include the authority to “accede” to unconstitutional international agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the United Nation’s Arms Trade Treaty.