Thursday, November 21, 2013
This, That, and the Other--- The Arrogance of the Oligarchs
1. Hopefully you've heard of the TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. It's another so-called "Free Trade" agreement...that has almost nothing to do with trade, but almost everything to do with the Corporate Oligarchy re-writing the laws of individual countries, creating extra-judicial, binding tribunals, and allowing foreign corporations to sue countries for perceived economic losses due to the laws & policies of those same countries. [I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried.] That means a European corporation, for example, could sue the US (to get some of your tax money) claiming that some health & safety law of ours caused them economic loss. The "case" would be heard in a "tribunal" outside of this country...and would be binding.
As we speak, Obama is attempting to get Congress to vote him "fast-track authority" to approve this obscene treaty. For more detailed info on the whole shabby affair, go to the "Democracy Now" news website, search for the 11/21/13 webcast, & look for a sidebar piece entitled "TPP Exposed..." (under "Most Popular"); there's also a sidebar entitled "A Corporate Trojan Horse". I'll put the link immediately below, but I don't believe that Google allows embedded links on Blogspot anymore...I may be wrong about that---
2. TAFTA, the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement...ditto number 1 above. Details are at citizen.org slash documents slash TAFTA-top-ten-factsheet.pdf ...the factsheet describes the top ten threats of this agreement to Americans' daily lives. Again, I'll attempt to place the link immediately below---
3. Henry Kissinger once stated, " 'Illegal' we [the Fed Gov't] can do immediately; 'unconstitutional' takes a bit longer.". Various laws (or portions thereof) are being used by the Fed Gov't to accomplish things that are violations of the U.S. Constitution, especially the Second, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments; never mind the Ninth & Tenth Amendments... for all practical purposes, they no longer even exist. Those laws include, but are not limited to, the PATRIOT Act (what a misnomer), The War Powers Act, and the National Defense Authorization Act. Especially those three need to be [if we are to protect our Freedom] either fixed or repealed.
I cannot emphasize this more strongly: no law supercedes the U.S. Constitution; only Treaties can do that. If a law contradicts/violates the Constitution, it is automatically null and void under our system of government. The Oligarchs don't want us to remember that...just my opinion.