1. Loss of Americans’ ability to govern ourselves which will lead to the globalists’ ultimate goal of taking America into a regional “North American Union” similar to the European Union. If the American people allow this “diabolical trade scheme” to pass, which sets up a “Free Trade Commission”, Congress will now complete the TOTAL turnover of its power given by our forefathers in Article I Section 8 of our Constitution (to regulate trade with foreign nations) to an UNELECTED Bureaucratic Supranational Governing body.
Chapter 30 of the USMCA establishes the creation of a “Free Trade Commission,” which is broader in scope and power than the original 1994 NAFTA Free Trade Commission. According to Article 30.2, the USMCA reads,
The Commission shall”: (a) consider matters relating to the implementation or operation of this Agreement;(b) consider proposals to amend or modify this Agreement;(c) supervise the work of committees, working groups, and other subsidiary bodies established under this Agreement;(d) consider ways to further enhance trade and investment between the Parties;(e) adopt and update the Rules of Procedure and Code of conduct; and(f) review the roster established under Article 31.8 (Roster and Qualifications of Panelists) every three years and, when appropriate, constitute a new roster.
In other words, the USMCA’s Free Trade Commission can make changes to the agreement itself, implement changes to the agreement, change the rules by which it operates, approve who serves on its lower subordinate committees, and oversee the work of those committees like an international bureaucracy or government — all without the consent or approval of Congress!!
2. Migration Invasion. USMCA could serve as a beachhead for a cross-border migration invasion similar to that experienced in the European Union. If Americans think that we have illegal migration problems now, just wait and see what will happen if this USMCA passes.
Chapter 23 of the USMCA states:
No party shall adopt or maintain … a measure that … imposes a limitation on … the total number of natural persons that may be employed in a particular financial service sector or that a financial institution or cross-border service supplier may employ … in the form of numerical quotas or the requirement of an economic needs test.
This opens the door for Mexico and its incoming radical socialist government or for a Mexican, a Canadian, or even a U.S.-based company to sue the U.S. government for restricting the number of employees that such a company would want to bring across the border into the United States. (Also, provisions from USMCA’s Chapters 17 and 23 have the potential to undermine President Trump’s border security measures and further open our nation’s borders, i.e. Article 23.8 on “Migrant Workers” requires each country to “ensure that migrant workers are protected under its labor laws, whether they are nationals or non-nationals” of the country they are residing in. (Emphasis added.)
3. Sets up International “Dispute Settlement” bodies that potentially may supersede American laws and courts. Just as in NAFTA Chapter 11, this USMCA sets up “Dispute Settlement” bodies that have the potential power to override our own American laws and courts.
Chapter 31of the USMCA establishes these “Dispute Settlement” bodies (courts?). Article 31.8 states,
The Parties shall establish by the date of entry into force of this Agreement and maintain a roster of up to 30 individuals who are willing to serve as panelists. The roster shall be appointed by consensus...Each…panelist shall: (a)have expertise or experience in international law, international trade. (Emphasis added).
Do we Americans want to be ruled under international laws or our own sovereign American laws? And these 30 panelists (i.e. international lawyers and judges?) will be unelected and unaccountable to voters, yet extremely powerful in their ability to adjudicate cases and award our American taxpayer money, if judgment is decided against America, to the winning “Party” in total secrecy(just as NAFTA courts have been doing for over 24 years now)!!
Article 31.22 removes all doubt as to who will be the ruling body behind this “trade-scheme-to-regional-government plan”. It states that “A Party shall be deemed to be in compliance with paragraph 2 if it is a party to and is in compliance with the 1958 United Nations Convention on the Recognition & Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards...”(Emphasis added).
4. This UNELECTED Globalist Supranational Body of Bureaucrats will regulate our lives from cradle to grave. This Free Trade Commission will also oversee committees on:
1) Agricultural Trade; 2) Rules of Origin and Origin Procedures; 3) Textile and Apparel Trade Matters 4) Customs and Trade Facilitation; 5) Technical Barriers to Trade; 6) Government Procurement; 7) Transportation Services; 8) Financial Services; 9) Telecommunications; 10) Intellectual Property Rights; 11) State-Owned Enterprises and Designated Monopolies; 12) the Environment; 13) Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Issues; 14) North American Competitiveness; 15) Good Regulatory Practices; and 16) Private Commercial Disputes.
The committees will meet regularly or on an annual basis, depending on the committee, and just like the Free Trade Commission, unelected government representatives from each of the three countries will comprise them.
5. Strengthens the “LGBTQ Agenda”. Although the USMCA does not include a separate chapter on gender-related issues, as was originally outlined among Canada’s goals, such language is sprinkled throughout the Labor chapter.
Chapter 23 of the USMCA states under “Sex-Based Discrimination in the Workplace,” all three countries are required to promote and “implement policies” protecting “gender identity.” And under Article 23.12, all three countries agree to cooperate on “addressing gender-related issues in the field of labor and employment,” as well as on “addressing the opportunities of a diverse workforce, including: … promotion of equality and elimination of employment discrimination in the areas of age, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity … and protection of migrant workers.” (emphasis added.) In other words, if a man applies for a job and goes to the interview dressed as a woman with a demand to be addressed as if he were a lady and demonstrates even the mildest aptitude to do the job, the employer would be required to hire that individual or risk a lawsuit. Unfortunately the same protections are seldom applied to victims of anti-Christian discrimination.
In conclusion, this new USMCA’s Free Trade Commission fits the criteria of James Madison’s definition of “tyranny”: Writing in The Federalist, No. 47, Founding Father James Madison stated,
The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.
The USMCA underscores the urgent need not only to get out of the original NAFTA but to likewise reject the USMCA and all other so-called trade agreements that erode American sovereignty through the establishment of transnational executive commissions and that subordinate the United States to international regimes such as the United Nations, World Trade Organization, and ILO.
The USMCA can most certainly be stopped. It happened before with the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and again with the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), and it can happen again. However, the Deep State will not make it easy. The United States didn’t get on board with the TPP, even with a seemingly popular president (Obama) who lauded the globalist-controlled Deep State. Obama failed to convince much of his own liberal base to support the TPP. Most Americans, on both the Left and the Right, recognized the TPP as a direct threat to American jobs, and our very sovereignty.