Despite the United States operating for years under Constitutional guidelines which prevented any one leader from dictatorial control over our trade policies, the president is now asking for Fast Track Trade Authority to push new agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) through Congress. Sources say the president wants to push for unconstitutional Fast Track Trade Authority some time after the November elections! In late October, 2013, Senate Finance committee leaders Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Max Baucus (D-MT) called once again for handing over their Constitutional duties to regulate trade to the president.
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In Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are equivalent to people, and thus have the same first amendment rights. Any attempt to abridge those rights (for example, the McCain-Feingold bill, which limited campaign donations) is a violation of the Constitution. This disastrous decision has paved the way for companies that care more about overseas profits than America.