GATT and NAFTA were, and still are, …. ILLEGAL!
It’s always been accepted that the federal government will adhere to the law and constitution. That’s no longer true.
When people see how corrupt, …. how wrong some governments have become, around the globe, and begin to riot, as in Egypt and other firestorms currently occurring around the globe ……
Is rioting ever justified?
Here in America, passing GATT & NAFTA was subterfuge, more than just deceitful!
It would be more than generous to call the passing of these treaties as “circumventing the will of the people and/or the intent and procedures of the constitution!”
The bottom line is ….. passing these treaties back in ’94, was eventually to be part of the subjugation and destruction of the United States!
- GATT was finalized in 1994, after proposal from post WWII (1949 origins). See link:
- GATT has now been replaced by the WTO bringing forth the subsequent Anarchy protests / riots around the world.
- GATT ended tariffs (which protected competitive sales of American goods)
- GATT caused America’s jobs to be sent overseas.
- GATT failed to be legally passed in the U.S. Senate
The following, was, copied from Wikipedia: The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (typically abbreviated GATT) was negotiated during the UN Conference on Trade and Employment and was the outcome of the failure of negotiating governments to create the International Trade Organization (ITO).
GATT was formed in 1949 and lasted until 1993, when it was replaced by the World Trade Organization in 1995. The original GATT text (GATT 1947) is still in effect under the WTO framework, subject to the modifications of GATT 1994.
From the beginning, when GATT was passed, unions, (trying to protect America’s jobs) opposed these treaties and went to court attempting to get injunctions and stop their implementation.
Due to the manipulations from behind the curtain, almost 17 years later, they’re still awaiting trial. Unions as well, are operating as thugs, participating in the divisiveness set up by GATT & NAFTA. Both sides are wrong.
There are unique legal issues, when joining treaties that have specific domestic implications for our states.
Prior to 1913, senators in the US were chosen by the legislatures of each state and, as a result, treaty ratifications by two-thirds of the senate, in effect, amounted to a ratification by the states or at least two-thirds of the states.
With regard to treaties, our president has the authority to make them on behalf of the US but only with the concurrence, advice and consent of two-thirds of the senate.
After 1913, our constitution was amended to permit direct elections of senators but the treaty ratification process remains the same as before.
In light of the above, my understanding is that when GATT and NAFTA were presented to the Senate, those who supported these “TREATIES”, could not garner sufficient votes.
Therefore, they deceitfully decided to call them “AGREEMENTS”. Then, they proceeded to pass them as had more than a majority, …. but NOT a 2/3rd majority, and therefore illegal.
That this issue has been delayed and never had its’ day in court, has contributed to the rise of Anarchy at the World Trade Organization meetings all around the globe.
Also contributing, is the fact that previously in America, it’s been accepted that the federal government will adhere to the law and constitution; disastrously, that’s no longer true.