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Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement: Trade agreements are NOT constitutional treaty’s

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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

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1800193_730804716942054_2388486452391946819_nObama 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.

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We become silent: A 2005 documentary detailing the coming take over of food and Implementation of CODEX Alimentarius

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We Become SilentIf you thought it was because government is concerned about your health; if you thought it was anything other than a corporate take over of food and dietary supplements…you need to watch this documentary from 2005.  Michael Taylor, the new food Czar from Monsanto, and former FDA higher up….laying the groundwork for what was to come.  The threat of the World Trade Organization as well as the real reasons for NAFTA/CAFTA…….it has nothing to do with trade, only corporate business; a business which targets you.

International award-winning filmmaker Kevin P. Miller of Well TV announced the release of a new documentary about the threat to medical freedom of choice. We Become Silent: The Last Days of Health Freedom details the ongoing attempts by multinational pharmaceutical interests and giant food companies — in concert with the WTO, the WHO and others — to limit the public’s access to herbs, vitamins and other therapies.

We Become Silent is narrated by Dame Judi Dench, the noted UK actress who has won multiple Golden Globe awards, an Oscar, and a Tony for her on-stage work, in addition to dozens of other honors throughout her prestigious career.

Watch film here:  WE BECOME SILENT

Equity of Trade Versus Free Trade

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Live Link:  National Organization for Raw Materials

by Thayne Cozart
Director of Communications, National Organization for Raw Materials

The U.S. has a huge trade imbalance with most trading nations. The imbalance is not in agriculture, although many food products — both raw and processed — enter the U.S. at prices below those for comparable U.S.-grown foodstuffs.

To a large degree the imbalance is in manufactured goods. One reason is that many nations have lower costs of production — based upon a lower standard of living, cheap labor, inexpensive raw materials, protective government policy, etc. Multinationals who have moved their plants to foreign locations enjoy the best of both worlds — inexpensive manufacturing costs and unlimited access to the world’s biggest consumer market, the USA.

Our laissez-faire trade stance, when coupled with many nations’ protective trade stances and the inherent disparity of living standards around the world, is proving to be a recipe for ever-increasing trade deficits. Exacerbating the situation, GATT and NAFTA are proving difficult to implement when other nations improvise phony trade issues and drag their feet at every opportunity. Bottomline, the U.S. is having problems with free trade. More

CAFTA’s extreme guarantees on foreign investor rights

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This week in Washington, D.C., in a closed World Bank hearing, a multinational mining corporation is arguing the first CAFTA environmental attack case. Using the controversial CAFTA investor rights rules that allow private firms to directly sue governments for policies they claim undermine their expected future profit, Pacific Rim Mining Corp is demanding hundreds of millions of dollars from El Salvador.

That’s right. Because of CAFTA’s extreme guarantees on foreign investor rights, this Canadian mining multinational can demand massive compensation from this small impoverished country. President Obama can help end this nightmare by fulfilling his pledge to purge extreme investor rights from U.S. trade policy and future trade pacts like the Transpacific Partnership (TPP), Obama’s first prospective trade deal, which will be negotiated in San Francisco later this month. More

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Another NAFTA or Obama’s New Trade Model?

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Action Alert – Will the TPP be more of the same?
Trans-Pacific Partnership: Another NAFTA or Obama’s New Trade Model?

The TPP will be Obama's first trade agreement. Will he choose the disastrous NAFTA model or enact a new American Fair Tradel agenda?
Urge Congress to ensure any Obama trade deal moves away from the disastrous NAFTA model and toward a new American fair trade agenda


Candidate Obama promised to fix NAFTA and craft a new job-creating trade strategy going forward. He promised his trade agreements would put working people, the environment, family farms and consumers first. Now the moment of truth is upon us: the Obama administration has begun negotiations with seven Asian/Pacific countries on what could be its first trade agreement – known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

The usual suspects – Big Pharma, agribusiness giants and chronic offshoring multinationals – are hell-bent on more NAFTAs. And unfortunately, there are some in the administration happy to forget President Obama’s fair trade commitments.

Urge Congress to ensure that any Obama trade deal reflects his promises to ditch the NAFTA model and craft a new American trade agenda that works for us. More

A Gathering for Freedom and Liberty by John Wallace

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http://www.libertynewsonline.com/article_301_28007.php

From Campaign for Liberty/Liberty news online

Speech: A Gathering for Freedom and Liberty
06-17-2009 7:31 pm – Wallace
Text of Speech by John Wallace – delivered at the Albany Tea Party’s “March on Albany” Rally, at the State Capitol in Albany, New York on June 16, 2009

I want to thank the members of the Albany Tea Party for giving me the opportunity to say a few words at this great gathering for Freedom and Liberty. Our country’s Founders told us that Governments get their just powers from the consent of the governed and whenever the government becomes destructive of these ends, it is not only the people’s Right, but it is their Sacred Duty to change the government, and that includes the dysfunctional New York State Government.

My fellow citizens, although some foreign countries and terrorists groups do indeed pose serious threats to our country and our state, in 2009 the greatest threats to our freedoms and liberties are not coming from them, but rather, they are coming from within our own country; from our federal government and from our New York State government, because they no longer represent us. That is why we have come here today from all parts of the state, from all walks of life and from all political parties and views: TO RECLAIM OUR FREEDOMS AND LIBERTIES.

The America people, including those of us who live here in New York State, are losing our freedoms and liberties because of corrupt politicians, political correctness, a lack of basic common sense by our leaders, as well as the negative influence of special interest groups who are pushing their questionable agendas upon New Yorkers and the rest of the American people from a hundred different directions at once.

In 1863, Abraham Lincoln, described our nation as “a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. I’m afraid that is no longer true. In 2009, we now have federal government and a New York State government of the special interest groups, by the special interests groups, and for the special interest groups.

To those New York State and federal elected officials who may be listening out there today, “We The People” have some demands to present to you today:

We demand FREEDOM FROM CORRUPT ELECTED OFFICIALS who accept millions of dollars in bribes from Special Interest groups every year. More

Vilsack will continue the assalt on independent farms and ranches

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The high standards of food production and quality are coming to end in the U.S..  The last eight years have seen the multi-national corporations overtaking small and independent producers, eradicating small farms and ranches.  The USDA and FDA have been willing accomplices in this contamination of our food production and supply and both now routinely forcibly break onto privately owned properties and seize personal possession without warrant or authority in an effort to frighten small producers out of business.    

Congress turns a blind eye and a deaf ear to the plight of small producers who cannot donate millions of dollars in campaign funds and panders to the corrupt corporations whose goals include the complete overrun of food production and processing.

“Any hopes I may have had for Obama saving the day began to fade when Tom   Vilsak, the former governor of Iowa and known Monsanto yes-man and promoter was named to the position of Secretary of Agriculture.  Any hope farmers and ranchers may have had that the new administration would end the nightmare of Frankenfood corporations contaminating the food supply with their toxic creations ended there.  Vilsak will at no time work to protect independent producers.  His record on this is clear.

Iowans also remember the rides on Monsanto’s corporate jet that Vilsack – the Biotech “Governor of the Year” – enjoyed during his time in office. He repayed Monsanto by working with the Republican floor manager in the House, promising to do everything he could to get a seed bill to pass. This bill took away county power to regulate GMOs within county borders.” http://www.opednews.com/articles/Ag-Secretary-Announced-To-by-Jill-Hamilton-and-081216-596.html

73% of all grains now grown in the U.S. are genetically modified and not fit for human consumption.  Although massive efforts have been expended to squelch any scientific reports linking gmo to organ damage or diseases such as Morgellen’s, word is getting out.  The effects of transgenic organisms, genetically altered seeds which require chemical applications to grow, the contaminating of ground water and lands from pesticides, herbicides and unnatural crops will become more apparent as time goes on.

Many of us are concerned about what we are eating and what’s in it.  Is it natural; where did it come from? 

With the reduction in food processing and production standards located in CAFTA and NAFTA agreements, food products are entering our food supply from countries who maintain only minimal standards as laid out in these agreements.  Rather than establishing high standards for food safety, NAFTA/CAFTA reduced the standards to more easily accommodate multi-national corporations and to remove any legal obstacles such as state, local and federal laws.

In self defense we must return to growing our own produce, free from chemicals and pesticides and other deadly poisons used to grow commercial crops which are so detrimental to our health.  We need to act quickly, as Monsanto is already mounting attacks on seed cleaners or those who save seeds from one year’s crop to use for the next.  Heirloom and heritage seeds will soon become outlawed as Monsanto and others attempt to totally control our access to food. 

Of course the Artic Seed Vault….containing only organic and natural seeds from hundreds of thousands of varieties of plants will be maintained at all costs.  This just begs the questions that if gmo is substantially no different than natural seed, and if it is in fact far better…..why would the Bill Gates of the world be maintaining the seed vault with nothing but natural seed in it?

I am beginning to compile a list of seed exchanges and savers.  Below are just a few of the services offered across the country.  I would advise getting your seeds now before they are outlawed.  These sights many times offer advice on how to clean and store your own seeds for future crops, how to grow without chemicals and pesticides and how to harvest and store your produce. 

Gardening is not only enjoyable and satisfying, it may also be the thing that saves your life.

Marti

 

Heirloom Seeds for non-hybrid vegetable, flower and herb seeds
P.O. Box 245
W. Elizabeth, PA 15088-0245
Phone: 412-384-0852
www.heirloomseeds.com

Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization of gardeners who save and share heirloom seed. Learn more about us and our mission – visit www.seedsavers.org  for more info.

www.seedsavers.net

 

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

http://www.southernexposure.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=CAT

 

 

 

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