This is, beyond a shadow of a doubt, the most egregious attempt at a secret coup I’ve ever heard of. The vote is today, Friday, 6-12-2015
Call now and raise hell. Widget to your congresscritter in the sidebar.
Jeff Sessions R-Alabama:
“Dear Mr. President:
“On May 6th of this year, I sent you a letter (enclosed) regarding your request for Congress to grant you fast-track executive authority. Under fast-track, Congress transfers its authority to the executive and agrees to give up several of its most basic powers. These concessions include: the power to write legislation, the power to amend legislation, the power to fully consider legislation on the floor, the power to keep debate open until Senate cloture is invoked, and the constitutional requirement that treaties receive a two-thirds vote.
“The latter is especially important since, having been to the closed room to review the secret text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, it is clear it more closely resembles a treaty than a trade deal. In other words, through fast-track, Congress would be pre-clearing a political and economic union before a word of that arrangement has been made available to a single private citizen.
â€œHaving been to the closed room to review the secret text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, it is clear it more closely resembles a treaty than a trade dealâ€¦ This new transnational commissionâ€”chartered with a â€˜Living Agreementâ€™ clauseâ€”would have the authority to amend the agreement after its adoption, to add new members, and to issue regulations impacting labor, immigration, environmental, and commercial policyâ€¦ Fast-tracking its creation and pre-surrendering [Congressâ€™] power to apply the constitutional two-thirds treaty vote [would] remove the constitutional protections against the creation of global governance structures before those structures are even made public.â€
“I would therefore ask that you provide to me the legal and constitutional basis for keeping this information from the public and explain why I cannot share the details of what I have read with the American people. Congress should not even consider fast-tracking the transfer of sovereign power to a transnational structure before the details of that new structure are made fully available for public review.
Very truly yours
United States Senatorâ€