As reported in Breitbart, prominent conservatives have penned a "mandate document" saying the GOP should not grant Obama more executive power through Fast Track trade authority.
by Matthew Doyle |Breitbart.com | 1/15/05
"The document, obtained exclusively by Breitbart News, details how the conservative leaders expect Republicans in Congress to “stop” Obama’s “fundamental transformation of America,” something they say the American people made clear in the 2014 midterm elections with such resounding GOP victories.
Signers of the mandate document include columnist and former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy, New York Times No. 1 bestselling author Brad Thor, former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, ConservativeHQ’s Richard Viguerie, Eagle Forum’s Phyllis Schlafly, Family Research Council executive vice president and retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, Secure America Now president Allen Roth, nationally syndicated radio host of American Family Radio Sandy Rios, Election Law Center’s J. Christian Adams, Center for Security Policy’s Frank Gaffney, Americans for Limited Government’s Rick Manning, author and speaker Tim Daughtry, American Family Association president Tim Wildmon, ForAmerica president David Bozell, and American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp, along with scores of other signers.
The major bullet points that the conservative leaders say the citizenry expects of Republicans include: an end to Obama’s “promised ‘Fundamental Transformation’ of the country,” a stop to overreaches by the executive branch, a restoration of “Constitutional balance of power among the three branches of government,” for Republicans to “bring an end to the perennially unpopular Affordable Care Act,” to stop “the President’s Executive Amnesty initiatives,” while holding “the Executive branch accountable for its myriad abuses of power and its national security failures both foreign and domestic” and a new beginning that puts “the interests of the United States of America first among nations.”
End of article snippet.
One of the paragraphs in the mandate document say that the GOP leadership push to give Obama more power on trade agreements is wrong.
The Administration and some Members of Congress want to pass a vast free-trade zone pact among 12 nations, the Trans Pacific Partnership. Congress should move very carefully in considering whether to cede any additional power to an Executive Branch that has proven unwilling to be constrained by the Constitutional powers it rightfully holds. Granting this President what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called, “an enormous grant of power, obviously, from a Republican Congress to a Democratic president” in an environment where the Executive Branch has declared war on the separation of powers should only be done if the interests of the United States overwhelmingly demand it.