President Barack Obama said, “We can’t wait for an increasingly dysfunctional Congress to do its job. Where they won’t act, I will.” He has a pen, and he has a phone, and he is using them to try and cut Congress out of decisions impacting the nation’s economy and laws under the terms of an international agreement he has negotiated and intends to sign.
The new commission can make decisions without even notifying Congress.
Abusive, unlawful, and even potentially unconstitutional unilateral action has been a hallmark of the Obama Administration. When Congress refuses to accede to President Barack Obama’s liberal policies, the Administration often ignores the restraints imposed upon the executive branch by the Constitution, and when the Administration disagrees with duly enacted laws or finds it politically expedient not to enforce them, it waives legal requirements. Under the U.S. constitutional system, Congress is charged with enacting the law, and the Executive is charged with enforcing it. The individual liberties of all Americans are at stake when one branch usurps the role of another. As the Framers knew well, the “accumulation of all powers … in the same hands” is the “very definition of tyranny.” (HT The Heritage Foundation)
Curtis Ellis, WND reported:
The pact also essentially moves the nation’s economy out from under the constraints of the U.S. Constitution.
The administration on Thursday finally released the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a global regulatory deal it has been negotiating in secret over the last six years. The TPP currently involves 12 countries on four continents.
The text reveals the TPP agreement undermines U.S. sovereignty by establishing a secret, unaccountable TransPacific Partnership Commission with sweeping regulatory powers over 40 percent of the world’s economy.
The TransPacific Partnership Commission would have the power to write rules concerning immigration, food, energy, medicine, the Internet, copyrights, patents and businesses within U.S. borders as well as across the rest of the commission’s membership.
Congress would have no role in creating or approving the rules the commission writes unilaterally.
A requirement that any objection to one of the commission’s decisions be made in writing within five days effectively excludes congressional input.
Article 27 of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement creates the Trans-Pacific Partnership Commission made up of officials appointed by each member country.
The commission will have broad powers, not only for the “implementation or operation” of the agreement and to interpret the terms of the pact but also to “amend or modify” the pact.
The commission is required to meet regularly “with a view to updating and enhancing this agreement” according to what the commissions deems “relevant to the trade and investment issues and challenges” of the times.
That would include deciding which countries can join.
When it updates the TPP, the commission is required to consider decisions made by other “international fora,” such as the United Nations and the climate-change summit.
But it’s not required to gain the approval of the U.S. Congress.
In a footnote to the agreement, the government of Chile says it will implement the commission’s decisions in accordance with the Constitution of Chile.
Tellingly, there is no such stipulation regarding the U.S. Constitution or Congress.
The agreement negotiated by the Obama administration allows the commission to act entirely in secret.
The commission has the sole power to “establish rules of procedures for the conduct of its work.”
But the commission is not required to notify the public regarding when it meets, the subjects it is deliberating or how it reaches its decisions.
The commission’s decision-making process is particularly troubling.
The commission can refer matters to a staff working group, and that group will be empowered to reach a final decision without input from all the member countries – including the U.S.
According to Article 27.3.1, a decision is considered final “if no party present at any meeting when a decision is taken objects to the proposed decision.”
What’s important is that not all member states are required to be present at the meeting in which the decision was made.
In other words, a group within the Trans-Pacific Partnership Commission that does not include the U.S. could reach a final decision affecting the U.S. without the U.S. being present.
Not only is the U.S. Congress cut out from decision making, the U.S. itself could find itself overruled in the international rule-making body created under the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
In addition to the 12 countries currently in the pact, President Obama has announced Indonesia intends to join. Secretary of State John Kerry says China and Russia could also join the pact. Thailand, Taiwan and the Philippines also have expressed interest in signing up.
communism on a grand scale….
If the congress does not remove him from office immediately the American people will have to do it. enough is enough.
we NEED a Leader to organize us, otherwise its a criminal action. This is what all these patriot groups are forgetting.
Who cares if it is a criminal act or not. The Founding Fathers all had prices on their heads. The British government considered THEM criminals.
Obama is a usurper,fraud,traitor and spy. He can be ARRESTED by any law enforcement official in DC
Obama is NOT IN Office. He never has been. http://www.thepostemail.com/09/17/2010/there-is-no-president-obama
If BO wants it, it is not good for America period.
Too bad, so sad. He HAS no authority to do so. Only CONGRESS can make international accords. he may TRY but they are null and void and the whole world knows this, well almost the whole world, except him
This is NOT reality YET and there is something you can do about it! Contact your congressmen to urge them to vote NO to the TPP and urge others to contact their congressmen. It will likely go for a vote early next year. Unfortunately, Congress did vote to fast track the TPP a few months ago (190R/28D in House 47R/13D in Senate), meaning that they waived their right to make any revisions. However, they still have to vote on whether or not to pass it.
Isn’t that pretty much what the MUSLIM INVADERS in Europe are saying, that “women are not just laying down to have sex with them so they rape them”. That makes it okay in their eyes.
America is under attack by rapist Obama. We won’t comply so he FORCES himself on us and even pimps us out to his invading forces.
No, Congress won’t just lay down for a rotten dictator so we are stripped of everything and forced to do his will. CONGRESS will NOT BE AN ABUSED WOMAN any longer!! Vote Trump 2016.
Please quit using the word President in the same sentence with that POS’s name…..
It’s Agenda 2030 and preparation for implementation of the New World Order.
And no one stops him. Shame.
This cancer must be removed