Trade Debate: Congress, Stand Up and Defend Your Territory

A foxnews.com op-ed by my friend, Amy Kremer:

TPAArticle 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution couldn’t be clearer.  “The Congress shall have power…to regulate commerce with foreign nations.”

The Obama administration is attempting to seize that power from Congress.  Some lawmakers are willingly playing along because “free trade” promises nations a future wealth and prosperity.

The pending Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill, which is also known as Fast Track, will give Obama unilateral power to negotiate trade agreements on behalf of the United States and push them through Congress on an expedited timeline, leaving Congress with only an up or down vote after any trade agreement is presented to them.  Congress will not have the ability to amend any agreements once Fast Track authority is granted.

The U.S. Constitution was written providing checks and balances so that no branch of government holds too much power.  If Congress passes Fast Track authority they are willingly ceding their power to the president. Continue reading at foxnews.com.

 

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