Withdraw from WTO and Repeal NAFTA, GATT, and CAFTA
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Our Constitution established that Congress, and only Congress has the power to negotiate trade with foreign countries; and,
In confirmation, Article 1, section 8 of the U.S. Constitution clearly states: "Congress shall have the Power to regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes?; and
As a member of the WTO, the United States must conform to the rules and regulations of a foreign multi-lateral agency called the World Trade Organization; and
As a member of the WTO, Congress has illegally forfeited the power, (granted only to Congress by our constitution), to regulate U.S. commerce to a foreign power called the WTO.
Moreover, there is no provision in the Constitution that gives Congress the authority to pass the power to regulate, control, or govern U.S. commerce to a foreign nation, government, body, or agency like the World Trade Organization.
In addition, the President does not have the Constitutional power to negotiate trade agreements such as the North American Free Trade Agreement, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, or the Central American Free Trade Agreement, as trade negotiation is the sole domain of the Congress of the United States according to our Constitution, Article 1, section 8.
Moreover, We the People of the United States of America believe that our Constitution is the law of the land and membership in the WTO violates Article 1, section 8 of our constitution; and is therefore unconstitutional and illegal.
Furthermore, We the People believe that NAFTA, GATT, and CAFTA both undermine our economy, our security, and the sovereignty of our great nation; and
WHEREAS, U.S. trade deficits with China, Mexico, and Canada have increased significantly since the implementation of NAFTA and GATT, and that undermines our economy, sovereignty, and our independence as a nation; and
WHEREAS, NAFTA has served as a conduit for smuggling illegal aliens, illegal drugs, and terrorists into this country; and
WHEREAS, We the People, under our constitution, are against turning over our economy, our security, our independence, and our sovereignty to a foreign body; and
WHEREAS, we concede to the fact that the WTO, GATT, NAFTA, and CAFTA undermine our economy, our security, our independence, and our national sovereignty; and
WHEREAS, we believe that Americans, as a people, have the right to keep the fruits of their labor, and as a sovereign independent nation, we owe nothing to foreign countries, groups, or agencies; and
WHEREAS, we believe in upholding the Constitution of the United States of America as the supreme law of the land; and
WHEREAS, the Constitution grants Congress, and Congress alone, the authority to regulate commerce; and
WHEREAS, Congress does not have Constitutional authority to cede the control of international trade or commerce to the WTO or any other foreign government, or international body or agency; and
WHEREAS, our membership in the WTO violates Article 1, section 8, of
the Constitution of the United States of America and is therefore illegal; and
WHEREAS, the President nor Congress can not legally sign any treaty that purports to cede the authority to control U.S. commerce, trade or tariffs to a foreign body; therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED, that we the People endorse the following constitutional principles:
1. The United States government including Congress does not have the power under the Constitution of the United States of America to cede the regulation or the control of commerce to a foreign body, government, or agency.
2. Under our constitution, the United States of America does not have to answer to any governing body outside the United States for its trade regulations or trade policy.
3. Ceding authority over U.S. trade and commerce to a foreign body, government, or agency is illegal and in direct violation of Article 1, section 8, of the Constitution of the United States of America.
4. NAFTA, GATT, and CAFTA exported our jobs and our properity to foreign countries and inported illegal aliens, drugs, and terrorists.
THEREFORE, We the People petition congress to honor our Constitution and their pledge to uphold and defend our Constitution by acting immediately to withdraw the United States of America from the World Trade Organization, and by repealing NAFTA, GATT, and CAFTA which are all unfair and unlawful trade agreements that undetmine our economy and our sovereignty.
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Public Comments (837)
Jan 1st, 2017Joan M. from Las Vegas, NV signed.
Dec 5th, 2016Eugene K. from Center Line, MI writes:
The one question all of these global free traders couldn't answer is; "how do trade deficits of a half trillion or more since the passage of NAFTA/GATT benefit the U.S.?"
Nov 14th, 2016Jeff H. from Griffin, GA writes:
Nafta has killed the American Rancher. Get us out of Nafta
Nov 5th, 2016Rudy R. from Hammond, IN signed.
Oct 28th, 2016Zachary M. from Denver, CO writes:
Start manufacturing goods in the southern United States, Brazil, Guatemala, Honduras, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, etc. Quit making items and or borrowing money from China, because they are surpassing this country and trying to devalue this nation's currency injections. Additionally, seize the Saudi Arabian assets in the American economy and gain control of their oil manufacturing, since they participated in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Also, target and destroy the Mexican drug cartels and their operations plus take their investments in the American economy. Offer incentives for American workers' to be hired in front of foreign people or foreign countries. Repeal and replace the medical insurance mandate for small businesses. Lower taxes on everyone. Expand social security benefits to those who request settlements or need them. Expand uninsurance benefits to be almost automatic. Investigate and solve civil rights allegations. Invoke constitutional rights for most if not all U.S. citizens. Reduce the size of the prison population by rehabilitation services instead of the current state of affairs. Legalize marijuana across the entire country. End the production of pennies and nickels. Defeat ISIS. Make a brand new group of making for the purposes of war. Pass an immigration package that makes existing illegals pay and turn themselves in over a two year period. Contract jobs out to those people who oversee the passage of an immigration plan. Install alcohol detection interlock devices in all cars throughout America, pass globally based accounting guidelines, restructure the existing tax codes, end warrantless wiretapping, remove Bilderberg group from the presidency, etc.
Oct 8th, 2016Someone from Sunbury, NC writes:
These actions must cease. We are allowing foreign countries to buy our businesses and our land. At the going rate, America will be no more in another decade. Bayer corporation bought by a German company. Smithfield Foods bought by a Chinese company. Most Mini-mart businesses run by foreign immigrants who I hope are at least a U.S. citizen??? And out tax dollars funding the business. Why didn't our Congress back the veteran U.S. citizen already here?? These trade deals and practices have ruined our country and sold us out to anyone in the world that wants to buy.
Aug 6th, 2016Someone from Brookeville, MD writes:
The WTO and NAFTA led to a massive flight of U.S. businesses suddenly forced to compete with third world prices and communist labor/monetary policies. Now there are no controls on the influx of foreign labor, no enforcement of immigration policies, and democrats have foresaken any pretense of national interest in these matters. What jobs are left for us? I see no future for our youth. Please, someone save America !!! Save our communities !! Save our way of life !!!
Aug 1st, 2016Someone from Royal Oak, MI writes:
Bring jobs back to America! REAL jobs.
Jul 9th, 2016Someone from Glendora, CA writes:
represent the American people and not corprations
Jul 3rd, 2016Someone from Medford, OR signed.