Will wonders never cease?
For once, Democrats’ distaste for corporate power is serving the American people.
A sizable number of House Democrats — 144, to be exact — joined 158 Republicans in blocking the double-secret, hush-hush trade legislation that would have given King Obama vast new powers to go around Congress on world trade deals.
The multi-deal trade package has been kept under wraps from the public and parts of it even from Congress, which has been asked to take on faith Obama’s good intentions and competency.
However, Sen. Jeff Sessions, who opposes Obamatrade, recently revealed some of the highlights — which is probably a violation of the Cone of Silence the White House has erected around the deal.
Sessions said Obamatrade would:
- Empower the president to form a Pacific Union commission encompassing 40 percent of the world’s economy and 12 nations—each with one equal vote.
- Allow foreign bureaucrats to write rules, regulations, and directives impacting Americans’ jobs, wages, and sovereignty.
- Charter the union is chartered with a “Living Agreement,” allowing it to expand its membership and reach over time.
- Expedite an unlimited number of yet-unseen international compacts for six years.
Sessions also pointed out that the people who negotiated Obamatrade are some of the same yahoos who negotiated a trade deal with South Korea that was supposed to increase our exports to that country by $10 billion but instead increased our trade deficit by $12 billion.
The Obamatrade deal is bad for America, not just because it would guarantee a worse economy by taking more American jobs overseas and enriching other nations at our own expense.
But the formation of a new, powerful international committee would inevitably erode America’s own authority over its own dealings — even on its own territory.
This is the New World Order, the one-world government writ large, and it’s sitting in the congressional basement in a secret room, behind a velvet curtain, just waiting for America to be stupid enough to pass it.
The crucial vote on Friday was on a measure included in the larger deal to provide financial aid to displaced workers. Amazingly, the Democrats weren’t buying what Obama was shoveling, and Nancy Pelosi reversed her vote just in time to avoid being hit by the bus.
The setback for the White House may only be temporary, however, as the House will try a do-over vote next week.
For the moment, however, the House has saved the country from Obama and the Republican leadership.