Written by Kristin Stockheimer
Monday, 08 October 2018 20:29
Many times something happens in the news, like the Kavanaugh hearings, and it dominates the news cycle. Little do many know, what's happening behind the scenes while everyone else is discussing the hot topic. This time, what's been under the radar is the new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) deal that U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, who is also a Council on Foreign Relations member, negotiated with Canada and Mexico. NAFTA, even though Trump claims it’s been replaced, is very much alive in the new deal named the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Not only is it still alive, it is larger and much worse than NAFTA! The text of the USMCA, according to former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman, has portions and chapters of the agreement that are identical to those in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Robert Lighthizer even admitted it is “built on” many TPP aspects. These facets, according to The New American writer Christian Gomez, have the potential to strip the U.S. of its sovereignty:
Much like the TPP Commission, the Free Trade Commission can make changes to the USMCA without the consent of Congress. In fact, the agreement completely undermines Congress’ Constitutional Article I, Section 8 power to regulate trade with foreign nations.
With Trump formerly criticizing the TPP, why is he supportive of this USMCA regional government-promoting agreement? Even more alarming, Richard N. Hass, chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, shared his support of USMCA, “The USMCA looks to be the trade pact formerly known as NAFTA plus 10-20%. Hope it becomes a precedent for TPP. I suggest that US-Pacific Trade Agreement (USPTA).”
USMCA, TPP, and even the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), are all designed with one mission: to integrate regional governments into an eventual world government. Signing off on the USMCA provides the ammunition for all of these alphabet soup agreements to fall like dominoes. Stopping the USMCA is an urgent matter; we’ve even heard U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer discussing trade deals with the European Union furthering the globalists’ agenda.
With many Americans being distracted by the Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford hearings, it is crucial they be informed on the dangers of the USMCA deal. With the globalists and Deep State advocates hard at work, there is no time to waste! The earliest that Congress can pass the USMCA would be during the lame duck session sometime in November or December before the next Congress begins in 2019.