U.S. citizens have not amended our Constitution to grant the World Trade Organization (WTO) or any other global body veto power, or any other supervisory power, over our sovereign right to pass and implement domestic laws. Nevertheless, Canada and Mexico have filed their complaints at the Geneva-based WTO, and an international tribunal will now decide if U.S. citizens can retain their sovereign right to self-government.
Many of us have naively presumed our government officials vigorously preserve and defend our sovereign rights during trade negotiations, but what we have, instead, is a systematic effort by these globalists to further their idealistic goal of free trade, the antithesis of fair trade. There is nothing wrong with an international agreement to establish international trading principles, but there is everything wrong with abrogating our sovereign right to decide for ourselves whether to accommodate a complaint from a foreign government.
The global battle over our domestic COOL [Country of Origin Labeling] law is unconscionable. Our COOL limits neither the volume or scope of products eligible for import into the United States, nor does it impose any requirements on imported products that are not also required on domestic products.
The WTO has no right or authority to interfere with Americans' sovereign right to require their food be labeled as to its origin. Why would the U.S. allow the WTO to even entertain a complaint against our constitutionally passed COOL law? And why would we surrender our sovereign right to self government? Each of us should contact our Senators and our Representative and demand of Congress that we do not surrender our sovereign rights to the decisions of international tribunals on issues they have no business being involved in within the borders of the United States of America.