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

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 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”

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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”.

Why You Need to Know About the WTO, And Why We Must Stop It!

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After almost two decades of a corporate-led model of globalization, it is evident this globalization has failed workers, farmers, and the environment while helping the One Percent get richer. The World Trade Organization (WTO) was established in 1995 and has demolished our sovereignty. The U.S. can no longer plot its own course because it is controlled by the WTO. We can no longer make our own decisions that benefit our people, unless it is approved by the WTO. We get sued left and right by other countries and lose just give in 9 out of 10 times a case is brought against us.

President Obama’s Disastrous “Fast Track” Takeover Won’t Just Go Away

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After months of speculation, it appears a vote on Fast Track Trade Authority will occur this fall. Key members of the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee are working to reach a deal that would give the President substantial power to negotiate new so-called “free trade” agreements, while reducing Congress’s ability to determine what goes into the agreement.

Say Yes to Overturn Citizens United Ruling!

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Last month, the US Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10-8 to approve an amendment that would undo much of the damage done to our democracy by the Supreme Court’s decisions in Citizens United and McCutcheon. It would work to restore reasonable limits on financial contributions intended to influence elections. However, the California Supreme Court on Monday blocked the non-binding ballot seeking voter opinion regarding the disastrous ruling known as Citizens United.

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