USMCA: End of American Independence Day?
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. July 1, 2019
On Thursday, Americans will celebrate the Declaration of Independence by the Thirteen Colonies from the British Empire on July 4, 1776. Yet, whether America will remain a sovereign nation, governed by the American people and in control of its own affairs, is in serious jeopardy.
Congress is expected to pass the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) late this summer, a move which will gradually end national sovereignty with America falling to global governance by a small group of wealthy and influential individuals.
Deceptive plan for world government
As far back as 1950, globalists had openly revealed their agenda for a global government under the United Nations. They understood that people were not willing immediately to surrender their sovereignty and independence to an all-powerful world government. The solution for globalists? Gradual regionalisation with the large units eventually merging into one global unit of government.
This plan of incrementalism was laid out in the 1962 report, “A World Effectively Controlled by the United Nations,” which was financed by the U.S. State Department. Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) member and longtime State Department official Lincoln Bloomfield recommended regionalism to achieve a global government. Smaller units would be created through “free-trade” schemes as well as war and the threat of war. The plan would be pursued slowly, deceptively, and quietly.
And so, American sovereignty has been slowly and systemically eroded by “free trade,” international agreements, regional military alliances such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and more. Key to success of the plot is convincing nations and peoples to surrender sovereignty to regional organizations without their knowing this is a path to a global government.
During the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump’s theme was America first. He denounced globalism and President Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which was an agreement of “free trade”negotiated among 12 Pacific Rim nations, representing 40 percent of the world’s GDP.
Shortly after his inauguration, President Trump issued a memorandum directing the U.S. Trade Representative to withdraw the United States as a signatory to the TPP and to “permanently withdraw the United States from the partnership.”
Trump also promised to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The new version of NAFTA is the U.S.Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). If signed by Congress, USMCA spells the end of American sovereignty and violates President Trump’s central focus on Americanism.
Formation of a North American Union?
Building on the former NAFTA, USMCA moves America away from sovereignty and self-determination toward globalism through the economic integration of the United States, Mexico, and Canada into a North American Union. CFR President Richard Haass has described USMCA as NAFTA plus the TPP, with an additional 10 to 20 percent.
The lead NAFTA/USMCA negotiator was U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, a member of the one world promoting CFR and supporter of TPP. Other negotiators included Tump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who has business ties with Goldman Sachs and George Soros. Many of the same career service staff who participated in the negotiations of USMCA also negotiated the nearly identical provisions in TPP which Trump denounced so vehemently during his campaign.
What’s wrong with USMCA?
Economic integration similar to European Union. USMCA is the economic merger of the United States, Mexico, and Canada, similar to the early trade deals and treaties in Europe that evolved into the European Union of today. The EU has a single currency, a law-enforcement agency, a proto-continental military, and purportedly has the authority to veto national budgets passed by member states’ parliaments.
---Subordination of U.S. to international labor organizations
Chapter 23 subordinates the United States to the International Labor Organization (ILO), affirming all three countries’ commitment to the ILO’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (1998) and Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization (2008).
---Collective bargaining required
Chapter 23 requires each country to “adopt and maintain in its statutes and regulations, ... the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.” Will this open the door to repealing our “right-to-work laws” either through the USMCA’s implementation legislation or a future decision from a USMCA dispute resolution panel? International regimes have already tried to overturn U.S. domestic laws in the name of “free trade.”
---Implements LGBTQ agenda and gender identity in workplace
References to gender-related issues are sprinkled throughout Chapter 23 with all three countries being required to “promote” and “implement policies” protecting “gender identity” and “sexual orientation,” further advancing the LGBTQ agenda.
Creates international Free Trade Commission; bans tariffs. Chapter 30 establishes the Free Trade Commission which has the authority to eliminate tariffs.Much like the TPP Commission, the Free Trade Commission can make changes to the agreement without the consent of Congress. USMCA will govern virtually the entire global economy, forcing non-member nations to submit in order to participate in trade.
USMCA completely undermines the U.S. Constitution Article I, Section 8 that gives Congress the power to regulate trade with foreign nations, such as Mexico and Canada, and to impose tariffs on them should the need arise, as in the case of national security. If the U.S. had been under the USMCA, President Trump would not have been able to impose tariffs to force Mexico to send thousands of troops to our southern border to stop the flow of illegals into the U.S.
The purpose of a tariff is more than raising revenue. It makes a nation economically independent of other nations and economically dependent on fellow Americans.
The Tariff Act of 1789, signed by President Washington, was enacted to encourage and protect manufacturers in the new nation. The Tariff of 1816 was passed to price British textiles out of competition, so Americans would build the new factories and capture the booming U.S. market. Tariffs financed the Civil War. The Fordney-McCumber Tariff provided the revenue to offset the slashing of Wilson’s income taxes, igniting the dynamic decade – the Roaring ’20s.
U.S. loses control of its energy sector. Chapter 8 requires that the power over its energy sector be retained by the Mexican government. There is no recognition of such U.S. or Canadian sovereignty.
The Mexican constitution grants the federal government the power to regulate whole sectors of the nation’s economy. While the U.S. government has taken charge of many areas of our economy, especially energy, that is not a power granted to the federal government by our Constitution. Yet, under the USMCA, those sectors of our American economy now controlled by the federal government will likely be controlled by the Free Trade Commission through subcommittees.
Opens door to more illegal immigration. Chapter 17 allows a Mexican, a Canadian, or even a U.S.-based company to sue the U.S. government for restricting the number of employees a company could bring across the U.S. border. This undermines efforts to secure our border and further opens our nation’s borders to continued massive illegal immigration.
Chapter 28 opens the door to cross-border migration invasion akin to that of Europe. Each country is required to “ensure that migrant workers are protected under its labor laws, whether they are nationals or non-nationals” of the country in which they are residing.
This provision could place the adjudication for the unconstitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) under the legal jurisdiction of a USMCA bi-national panel for dispute resolution, rather than under the legal control of the United States.
Environmentalism. Chapter 24 forces the countries to “promote high levels of environmental protection...and..address ... the furtherance of sustainable development.” The term “sustainable development” is a U.N. code term for wealth redistribution among nations.
North American Energy Grid
In the area of energy, the three countries are already merging. Last August, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) discreetly posted a highly disturbing report entitled “North American Energy Integration.” The report details the work of eight U.S. federal government agencies and departments in integrating the energy sectors of the three countries.
Chief among the objectives is the integration of the energy grids of all three countries into one single grid. Page 43 of the GAO report specifically refers to the integrated system as the North American Energy Grid.
Question: Under which country will jurisdiction of the North American Energy Grid fall? Or will jurisdiction fall under the USMCA’s Free Trade Commission, usurping control of our own U.S. energy grid?
Our Founders did not risk their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor to cast off British tyranny so that, 243 years later, the U.S. would be subjected to the personal whims of an elitist group seeking total domination over nations. Sovereignty was essential in the founding of America in 1776 and it is essential to the survival of a free America today. Passing USMCA sets the U.S. on a path to domination under a world government with loss of our sovereignty and personal freedoms.
Can USMCA Be Stopped?
Yes!!! But it will take large numbers of the grassroots contacting Congress and President Trump with the truth about this train wreck.