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Thanks to discovering the independent news sites, I have become well informed and able to write this letter to my representatives in Washington. I am from the Winston Salem area of North Carolina so I sent this to: Thom Tillis, Richard Burr, Virginia Foxx, and President Obama. I had to truncate by leaving out the first three paragraphs to fit the form for the President. I wish everyone would become informed and be willing to speak out.
It is truly hard to believe our country has come to this. On the other hand, I was born in the late 1950's and I have watched all this progress since I was growing up in the 60's. I watched the bullet hit John Kennedy in the head as they broadcast his ride in the motorcade, live, in 1963. I had recently turned 6 years old. I was home sick from school. It is very likely there was corruption behind Kennedy's death. No doubt there would be corrupted motivations behind events to come and up until present day.
My vote is against the TPP, TTIP, and TISA.
To any and all political representatives in the United States,
The TPP will only serve to create even more damage to our country than its predecessor. "NAFTA is the reason why some 60,000 American factories closed since 2001 as manufacturers shifted jobs to low-wage nations overseas and 4.7 million American jobs disappeared."
"Why would we pass legislation that would undermine democracy and allow corporations to challenge laws designed to protect the public?" The politicians would have me trust the likes of those who would turn their backs on this country and ruin the economy? Those corporations' very existence is by virtue of the American worker. They took what we have built and defected to another country. They are traitors and my government representatives want to give them the keys to the kingdom? The business man was a thief of the highest order. The politician want to use their power as a government official to give traitors control of my government. In my book that not only makes the politician a traitorous thief, but a treasonous dog. And they have my best interest at heart? They are concerned about me having a good paying job? Well, they just said "jobs." They didn't say the "jobs" would be worth a damn.
Why would you vote away your power to create and enact law? As a representative employed by the citizens of this country, you are entrusted to defend and protect the constitution and the citizens. Do you represent the people of this country or just the corporations and the richest 1% of the population? "Fast Track is an abrogation of not only Congress' constitutional authority, but of its responsibility to the American people." "The rules that govern our trade and investment strategies have been and would be rigged by global companies and banks to benefit themselves, not American workers."
The power to vote on and participate in creating the laws of this country is temporarily granted to you by the citizens of this country. The power belongs to the citizens. It is not yours to give away. In my opinion, to give away such power to an outside entity such that you will be directed by them is treason. It means that you will have invited a foreign entity (international corporations) to take control of our system of democracy thereby rendering the will of the people null and void. It means that you will trade our democracy for a form of dictatorship.
At the very least, such an agreement will further damage the incomes of the American worker. They will be in competition with third world peasants for wages. It will, through deregulation, increasingly poison the environment and so the people. It will be extremely harmful to small and medium sized businesses. It will deplete the tax base and government services as it steals away tax dollars. It can only harm the economy. It will further inhibit and destroy not only the constitution but the bill of rights and serve only to enslave the entire population into ever increasing poverty and desperation. Given that all these things are already progressing in our country, there is no reason for anyone to believe the lies and false promises regarding any benefits that might be derived from it.
It is obvious that most of you constantly work against the will of the people that you have been charged to represent. There is no doubt among us all that the leaders of the United States government have been thoroughly corrupted by greed and lust for power. Setting yourselves up as rulers rather than representatives is despicable and is certainly the very thing our forefathers warned us about and the very reason for this democracy in the first place. Allowing these corporations to loot our tax money in the name of profit is grand larceny on the largest scale. Subverting the smaller businesses throughout this country in favor of international corporations is tantamount to allowing enemy forces to infiltrate every corner of this country. Handing over the power of law to those corporations is commensurate with surrendering to an enemy. This insidious attempt at disguising a coup against our government and democracy as a means towards more jobs and a better economy is a travesty and a crime against every citizen of this country.
An old story about a wooden puppet comes to mind.