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We Must Watch Out For Fast Track in the Lame Duck Session

Lame Duck

Congress is about to be finished. The period after an election but before the next session of Congress begins is called a Lame Duck Session, and it often results in more than the usual amount of back door politics.

Why NAFTA is Bad for the U.S.


Since the implementation of the North American “Free Trade” Agreement (NAFTA), the American economy, which was already stagnating, has gone downhill at an increasing speed. When we examine the details of the “free trade” agreement, it is easy to see why it has caused so much devastation. From toxic imports to the flooding of illegal immigrants, NAFTA has all but decimated the United States.

Vote on Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United Set


The Citizens United and McCutcheon rulings have sold out our democracy. We must amend our Constitution to protect ourselves from the damage the Supreme Court has inflicted on us.

Fast Track Authority Should Not Be Given to President Obama or Any President


 It allows unrestricted legislative powers of the president without congressional control which is extremely dangerous and has proven to be disastrous in the past. 

Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution empowers the legislative branch, and only the legislative branch, to regulate commerce with foreign nations. Despite that fact, the executive branch has taken control of negotiations of so-called “free trade” agreements in recent years, utilizing a workaround known as Fast Track Trade Authority to negotiate and quickly pass these damaging agreements before any real debate can be had.

You Need to Know About the Unholy Trinity of “Free Trade”


Our leaders are surrendering our sovereignty and undercutting our economy through misguided policies and so-called “free trade” agreements. Transparency has been a key issue regarding these “free trade” agreements since we are kept completely in the dark. For instance, the South Korea- U.S. “Free Trade” Agreement, KORUS, limits our ability to regulate our own banks. Despite this, an even more damaging set of agreements are waiting on the sidelines: TPP, TTIP and TISA – the unholy trinity of “free trade”.

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