Sign the petition below to help stop Obama's next power grab.
The End Global Governance coalition is working hard right now to educate Congress that American patriots and constitutionalists do not want Fast Track trade authority or global governance agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
The Obama Administration is negotiating, in secret, a dangerous global governance agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Sold under the guise of "free trade", the TPP is an assault on our constitution. It will transfer large swaths of Congress' and state power to international tribunals, all the while "harmonizing" U.S. law with international rules.
This pro-globalism agreement has been negotiated in private. Congress has been denied effective access to the negotiations and has extremely limited access to the documents.
Obama wants to use "Fast Track" trade authority to suspend the Regular Order of Congress to limit debate and push through these deals. Using Fast Track, Obama can sign trade agreements before Congress has an opportunity to vote on them. Fast Track severely limits the ability of your representatives in Congress to craft a trade agreement that protects our sovereignty.
Dear Congressman ____________:
We write to demand that you oppose the Obama administration's Trans-Pacific Partnership global governance agreement (hereinafter referred to as TPP) and Fast Track authority. These initiatives are threats to our constitutional republic and our economy.
The TPP will be transfer large swaths of our sovereignty to international institutions and tribunals. The majority of its text is about global governance rather than trade. Unelected bureaucrats are negotiating away federal authority in areas including financial regulation, copyrights, patents, immigration, energy, food safety, energy policy, labor and government procurement. The TPP can overrule past acts of Congress and install rules that Congress has previously rejected. And the agreement is permanent.
Adjudication of alleged violations will be performed by international tribunals consisting of foreign trade lawyers who will displace the U.S. court system. This pro-globalism agreement has been negotiated in secret. Congress has little or no access to the negotiations and the draft text.
The TPP also infringes upon states' rights. State and local governments have the constitutional authority to enact rules governing many areas covered by the TPP. But they will no longer have the freedom to do so in the many regulatory areas covered by that agreement. Foreign companies will have the right to sue state and local governments, in those international tribunals, for any rule changes that harm those foreign companies' profit expectations.
Obama wants to use "Fast Track" trade authority to push this anti-sovereignty agreement. We ask that you oppose Fast Track as well. Using Fast Track, Congress largely surrenders to the President its Article I, Section 8 authority to regulate foreign commerce. President Obama can negotiate and sign this trade and global governance agreement without Congressional oversight, write the implementing legislation, and push it through Congress with limited time, limited debate, and no amendments. This surrender of Congress' constitutional authority is unique, dangerous and wrong.
We look to you to protect our constitutional republic, our sovereignty, and our economy from the clear and present danger of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. We ask that you oppose it as well as Fast Track trade authority.