An Important Petition to Get the U.S. Out of the WTO
We petition the Obama administration to:
Leave the World Trade Organization (WTO)!
It is instrumental in destroying our economy as it limits our ability to protect ourselves in all matters involving international trade. The WTO is a foreign, undemocratic organization whose charter, unbeknownst to most of us, even usurps our own Constitution, which has irresponsibly allowed them to dictate our international trade policies.
It is outrageous that we allow a foreign organization to do this. It has constantly and unjustifiably ruled against us when foreign countries have brought cases against us.
By signing the agreement with the World Trade Organization, the U.S. Congress agreed to concede a major portion of our sovereignty and usurp our democratic legislative process, including:
- Conforming U.S. laws, regulations and administrative procedures to the will of the WTO (Article XVI, p. 10)
- Subjecting all federal, state and local laws and practices that affect trade to international review by the WTO (Article XVI, p. 10)
- Allowing any WTO member country to challenge federal, state and local laws and practices as trade impeding (Section 2 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding)
- Taking all trade disputes to the WTO judiciary – giving the WTO final jurisdiction over all trade altercations. No appeal exists outside of the WTO (Section 2 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding)
- Empowering the WTO to enforce its rulings by imposing fines on the United States until we comply
The Rights of America are Subservient to the Will of the World Trade Organization. Those who Signed this Lengthy Agreement did not Read the Fine Print or did not have the Interests of America in Mind.