Trumpism and American sovereignty
By Dr. Robert Owens
For decades the globalists have been leading us down the primrose path towards their fantasy of a new world order run by them and their fellow progressive central planners at the UN. Their four horseman of the American apocalypse; George the First, Billary, George the Second, and BHO never saw a multinational surrender of sovereignty they didn’t like. From NAFTA to TPP from the WTO to the T-TIP they have sought every opportunity to enroll us as just one more state in their fever dream of a super state with them in control.
Currently the United States has free trade agreements in force with 20 countries. These are:
The interesting thing about most of these agreements is that while we allow goods from these countries to enter our nation duty-free and compete with our own manufacturers our partners do not. They have various mechanisms to make sure our goods cannot compete in their markets. They add tariffs by any other name top our goods as the arrive and give subsidies to their goods as they leave.
This anything but level playing field that our leaders have subjected us to is economically the equivalent of playing Russian roulette with a semi-automatic pistol. It may be exciting but there isn’t any way to win.
Not only have we surrendered our ability to add tariffs to protect our markets against foreign disruption and the eventual destruction of our industrial base we have witnessed. It also deprives the federal government of a source of revenue which was once enough to run the whole affair without an income tax. It is not only these two negatives which point out the bad side of this bad deal. Our globalist leaders have also signed agreements that make American enterprises and individuals subject to the edicts of the bewildering array of organizations and boards which make up the strands designed to hold the American Gulliver down.
Finally, in President Donald Trump we have a leader who wants to put America first! Finally we have a leader who is not dedicated to managing our decline but instead dedicated to our renewal. We have chosen a leader not to lead us gentle into that good night. Today we no longer must look at the sun setting upon us. Today we can see a new sun rise, a new morning in America. Instead of a leader who apologizes for our History we have a leader who proudly proclaims we will make America great again.
Case in Point:
According to the Financial Times, President Donald Trump's administration is preparing to ignore any rulings by the World Trade Organization that it sees as an affront to U.S. sovereignty.
According to the Times the report says, "Ever since the United States won its independence, it has been a basic principle of our country that American citizens are subject only to laws and regulations made by the U.S. government — not rulings made by foreign governments or international bodies." The report continued, "Accordingly, the Trump administration will aggressively defend American sovereignty over matters of trade policy."
The Wall Street Journal also reviewed the document. They stated that the policy represents a dramatic departure from the Obama administration, which emphasized international economic rules and the authority of the WTO, a body that regulates trade and resolves disputes among its members. The report also states that the Trump Administration will use, "all possible sources of leverage to encourage other countries to open up their markets."
This is akin to a Second Declaration of Independence. No more will we continue to surrender our sovereignty, the sovereignty our ancestors, our brothers and our sisters have bled and died to establish and protect be diluted in the committees of nameless faceless bureaucrats where America has no more voice than El Salvador.
Strike up the band! Wave the flags. A campaign became a movement. A movement became a revolution. And this revolution is determined to make America great again!
Dr. Robert Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion. He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2017 Contact Dr. Owens firstname.lastname@example.org Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens