The question continually asked is: Under what constitutional authority are the provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership being kept secret?
The answer: The TPP is NOT a constitutional treaty, but is instead a corporate government-to-government contractual agreement, and is being intentionally confused and mis-represented as a constitutional treaty. Its status as “secret” can only be defined as corporate contractual proprietary rights protection. 1
Obama has asked congress for Fast Track approval for this corporate trade agreement. This is another tip-off that what is about to transpire has nothing to do with sovereignty, the constitution or the office of the president. Fast Track allows the president to step out of his position as “president of the Republic”, and assume his position as “chief executive” of the corporation and assorted corporate names constructed to facilitate the contracting for this trade agreement.
The TPP needs no ratification by the states as it has nothing to do with them. They are not privy to the contents, provisions, mandates or other instruments as the states are not party to the contract. The vote that will take place in congress will be an intentionally staged event. Every congress person out there knows that any vote they take regarding this trade agreement, violates the offices they were elected to hold.
With the public seemingly unaware that they are being duped, yet again, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will devastate the states. The recent efforts by several federal agencies to seize land, control food production, close public access roads to forests and national parks, along with the ongoing efforts to seize water from all sources whatsoever as owned and controlled by government, along with all other valued resources is most likely the composition of much of the content of the TPP.
The (TTP) is actually an international corporate agreement which voids sovereign jurisdiction in environmental protections, health, food, pharmaceuticals and virtually any other thing you can think of.
This agreement also allows for the sale of public lands here in the US so that foreign investors can access and profit from the resources. The coming all out sale of public lands to foreign investors will in effect, see major areas of the US, now held as scenic waterways, national forests and other high resource areas as owned and controlled by non-American corporations and possibly even governments. This agreement exposes the reasons for the federal government’s ongoing taking of lands from the states and claiming it as owned and controlled by them while also claiming they are taking the land to “protect” it……from us.
Trade agreements are constructed under international contract law and have no constitutional authority. In fact, these trade agreements generally tend to violate and void any constitutional protections, requirements or prohibitions. Even so, congress will continue to misrepresent this corporate agreement as a legally binding constitutional treaty, knowing full well that this is merely a ruse they participate in to cement in the public mind that they must adhere to this corporate contract.
Although you and I are not party to the contractual agreement, do not and are not allowed to know any of the provisions, much less all of the provisions, the federal corporation will contract with our state government corporations to put the provisions into force in our states. And every governor in every state will willingly throw the doors open to the in-state contracting that will facilitate the business plans of the trade agreement.
So I ask again…..How’s that global economy working for ya? Still think this is about free trade and capitalism? Your land is being stolen by the federal government, sold to foreign investors and other governments for exploitation as they pay for government protection and privilege. Do you still think that if corporations are regulated and limited it will somehow prevent you from getting rich?
These agreements are a constructed effort to put the rights of corporations above those of the individual and of any country included in the agreements. The group, Public Citizen, exposed and reported on the deleterious effects of what will become the investor-state and the accompanying enforcement system already at work under CAFTA, and other trade agreements, which will most likely be expanded and far more injurious under TPP.
From Public Citizen:
These firms have access under the deals to an “investor-state” enforcement system, which allows them to skirt national court systems and privately enforce their extraordinary new investor privileges by directly challenging national governments before extrajudicial tribunals.
These investor-state cases are litigated outside any domestic legal system in special international arbitration bodies of the World Bank and the United Nations. A panel composed of three private attorneys listens to arguments in the case, with the power to award an unlimited amount of taxpayer dollars to corporations for the “expected future profits” that the attorneys surmise the firms would have earned if not for the challenged measures. Because the mechanism elevates private firms to the same status as sovereign governments, it amounts to a privatization of the justice system. (emphasis, mine)
The TPP is nothing less than a corporate assault on national sovereignty and the rights of the people. Those courts will most likely be comprised of another group of private attorney’s who will decide how much of your money will be handed over to global corporations. Any rights you thought you might still have will be set aside in favor of global corporate privilege.
Our Constitution is being steadily eroded with the passing of each of these trade agreements. Agreements that exist for no other reason than to exploit and plunder nation after nation under the dubious banner of “free trade capitalism” and which will reduce every nation to third world status. There never has been free trade; only pay to play trade privatization for the few.
The Trans Pacific Partnership is just another brick in the New World Order wall.
1871 Organic Act
Just how are these tribunals staffed?
See: Public Citizen:
The foreign tribunals would be staffed by private sector lawyers who rotate between acting as “judges” and representing corporations suing governments, posing major conflicts of interest.
The leaked text includes provisions that submit signatory countries to the jurisdiction of both World Bank and United Nations investor arbitral tribunals staffed by private sector attorneys. The international tribunals that currently rule over investor-state claims lack public accountability, standard judicial ethics rules and appeals processes. In this system, private sector lawyers rotate between roles as “judges” in disputes brought by investors against governments and as advocates.
Foreign tribunals empowered to order governments to pay unlimited cash compensation out of national treasuries.
Even when governments win these cases, they waste scarce budgetary resources defending national policies against these corporate attacks, as taxpayer funds must be used to pay large hourly fees for the tribunals and legal costs (Article 12.28).
Law Dictionary: What is PROPRIETARY RIGHTS? definition of PROPRIETARY RIGHTS (Black’s Law Dictionary)
These are the rights that the owner of any proprietary information has. These rights are protected under various laws. In contracting situations it means all of the information the contractor uses such as technical information, financial documentation or artworks.
With no constitutional authority to do so, Congress creates a separate form of government for the District of Columbia, a ten mile square parcel of land (see, Acts of the Forty-first Congress,” Section 34, Session III, chapters 61 and 62). Act 1871 allows the “Corp US” to control the country in the place of the natural Government