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Do You Know What Is Really in the USMCA? Most Do Not

By Terry | Constitutional

Have you ever taken the time to find out what is actually in the USMCA?

Or, would you rather just take the politicians and media’s word for it?

Your first red flag should be the political support of politicians like Pelosi and her ilk. With their deep hatred of Donald Trump, why would they ever consent to give him any victory unless it also fed their own agenda?

The short answer is that they would not.

You won’t hear that from them, however. We all know how honest the media and politicians have been with the American public. The fact that they are “giving Trump this victory” should raise some skepticism based on all of their previous actions.

Reminds me of B’rer Rabbit telling B’rer Fox to do anything but throw him into the briar patch- a deception that sounds like a protest.

Another red flag is the length of the document – 2,410 pages. Why should a simple trade agreement necessitate such a length? The fact is, it shouldn’t.

However, if you will read on, you will discover that this is much more than a simple, free-trade agreement. Much more.

In this post, we will briefly highlight what is actually in the USMCA. You will have access to a USMCA Issues Index that will give you specific links to the USMCA which backs up everything covered here and in their more comprehensive article on the topic.

An Overview of the Free Trade Agenda

Before moving forward, it would be helpful to get an overview of just what these so-called “free trade agreements” actually do to the Constitutionally mandated control of our nation’s trade. It is not what you have been led to believe by the title of the agreement.

In fact, it is the complete opposite. Watch the brief video below (7:40) and peek behind the curtain that like that old wizard in Oz never wanted you to pull open:

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Now, that you have an overview of what is really behind these intentionally deceptive “free trade” agreements and where they are leading, let’s take a bit closer look at the USMCA.

While this will just be general summaries, you can examine the text of the report itself at this link to confirm all statements made.

An article entitled What’s Really in the USMCA? that fleshes out the agreement more closely with links can be found at this link.

Where I Am Coming From On This

First of all, let me make clear that I am not an “anti-Trumper”. I voted for the man and will vote for him again because there is no better option at the present time.

That said, my priorities are not determined by any human being. They have historically proven themselves to be incapable of complete trust, often acting in their own interests when push comes to shove.

My priorities are in the following order:

  • The God of the Bible
  • Our Rule of Law, the Constitution and its original intent (limited Federal government)
  • Our elected Representatives (with historically validated mistrust)

What I will not do is to place all of my trust in a “personality cult-like fashion” with any politician in our Constitutional Republic. Based on the evidence of man’s history, as the middle verses of the Bible say in Psalm 118:8-9:

  • It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
  • It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.

However, regardless of where you stand in your level of priority, you still need to take some time to understand where this USMCA is really going. The reason being that it will directly impact your life whether you think it will or not just like all of these faux “free trade” agreements are designed to do.

What is Really in the USMCA?

Economic Integration

The principal purpose of the USMCA is to promote the “economic integration” of North America.

The USMCA establishes the creation of the NACC (North American Competitiveness Committee). As noted in the referenced article:

According to Article 26.1, Section 5 of Chapter 26, the NACC is tasked with making sure that it “promotes economic integration and development within the free trade area” and “to further enhance the competitiveness of the North American economy.” In other words, it seeks to merge the economies of North America into one, akin to a North American Union, much like the European Union.

The USMCA is designed to form yet another trade bloc similar to the other trade blocs or regional government schemes (as noted in the video above) around the planet such as:

  • African Union (AU)
  • Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)
  • European Union (EU)
  • Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)
  • Latin American Integration Association (LAIA)

Mexico is already a member of CELAC and LAIA by the way.

Environmental Control

The original 1994 NAFTA did not contain a chapter on the environment. The USMCA does under the banner of the UN’s “sustainable development”:

The USMCA also promotes the United Nation’s concept of “sustainable development,” which is the cornerstone of the UN’s Agenda 21/Agenda 2030 program to address the purported problem of anthropogenic climate change. Agenda 2030 calls for the redistribution of wealth from richer developed nations to underdeveloped countries in the global south. It also advocates for numerous controls over people’s lives and daily actions; and imposes onerous regulations that would prevent developing nations from industrializing, in turn stagnating their economies.

This can be found in Article 24.2 of Chapter 24 as follows:

The objectives of this Chapter are to promote mutually supportive trade and environmental policies and practices; promote high levels of environmental protection and effective enforcement of environmental laws; and enhance the capacities of the Parties to address trade-related environmental issues, including through cooperation, in the furtherance of sustainable development.

In short, the USMCA is essentially calling for control over waters, lands, and organisms across the three countries.

The USMCA would grant control over all three with layered levels of government, all of which would strip the United States of control in these areas and give control to regional governmental entities.

Migrant Workers

Most Americans with common sense and a normal sense of community order are concerned about the rampant influx of illegal immigrants across our borders. We know how the numbers of illegal crossers have ramped up in 2019 with the “caravans” which were given aid from globalist support organizations to reach our borders.

What most Americans don’t know about the USMCA is that this agreement could make the situation even worse.

In language that is virtually identical to that found in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), Article 17.5 of Chapter 17 of the USMCA states:

No party shall adopt or maintain … a measure that … imposes a limitation on … the total number of natural persons that may be employed in a particular financial service sector or that a financial institution or cross-border service supplier may employ … in the form of numerical quotas or the requirement of an economic needs test.

This opens the door for lawsuits from radical socialist Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez or any Mexican, Canadian or even US-based company to sue the U.S. government for imposing restrictions on the number of employees they wish to move or bring across the border.

It gets worse.

Provisions from USMCA’s Chapters 17 and 23 have the potential to undermine President Trump’s border security measures and further open our nation’s borders. Article 23.8 on “Migrant Workers” creates a requirement for each country in the agreement to:

Ensure that migrant workers are protected under its labor laws, whether they are nationals or non-nationals.

The term, non-nationals, could easily be applied to illegal migrant workers, could it not?

Additionally, verbiage like this could be used in aiding Democratic lawmakers to leverage retention of President Obama’s unconstitutional executive action for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) under the dispute settlement panels built into the USMCA.

YouTube Video on the Constitutionality of the USMCA

The following video by KrisAnne Hall of Liberty First University provides a Constitutional overview of the USMCA. KrisAnne describes how the USMCA surpasses the Constitutional intent of a treaty thereby violating the Constitution.

Additionally, the USMCA serves to place American citizens, businesses, and property under the control of foreign nations and the UN which means: We are no longer operating as a Constitutional Republic once this agreement is fully ratified (which it should be since it has the status of a treaty meaning it must be ratified by the Senate with a 2/3d’s majority).

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There is More…

The above should be enough to raise some concerns of serious nature about this highly praised agreement for any patriot, Constitutionalist, libertarian, conservative or concerned citizen. However, there is more.

I will not go into detail in the interest of space however other areas of concern in the USMCA are:

Gender Identity

There are requirements to protect LGBTQ rights in labor or employment. Persons of faith take note.

Energy Integration

The parties are required to promote North American energy cooperation and integration placing every energy provider in all 3 nations under this agreement. Mexico’s hydrocarbons are protected while those of the U.S. and Canada are not.

Collective Bargaining

Congress may be forced to pass national “collective bargaining” laws circumventing state “right to work” laws as Joe Biden spoke against in Iowa (Biden is a pro-globalist and has been for all of his political career.) under the USMCA. Mexico was already forced to change its domestic labor laws in order to ratify the USMCA by guaranteeing workers nationwide the right to collective bargaining.

Regional Government

Chapter 30, Article 30.1 of the USMCA states: “The Parties hereby establish a Free Trade Commission (Commission), composed of government representatives of each Party at the level of Ministers or their designees.” Article 30.2 empowers that Commission to “modify any Uniform Regulations” for all three of the nations in the agreement.

International Law and Treaties

The USMCA subordinates the U.S. to an EU-style regional commission which also subordinates it to international law. In Article 31.13, clause 4, of Chapter 31 of the USMCA, the panelists are specifically required to interpret the USMCA:

In accordance with customary rules of interpretation of public international law, as reflected in Articles 31 and 32 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, done at Vienna on May 23, 1969.

What happened to the Constitution here? Hint: What Constitution?

Where to Find This Information

The USMCA is 2,325 pages long. One has to ask why a simple “free trade” agreement needs be so long. It doesn’t. unless it includes more than a simple trade agreement in its body.

It does.

Nevertheless, you can download the USMCA Issues Index and find links to the exact words of the agreement on the issues above and much more by clicking this link.

I frankly don’t know why Trump is pushing the USMCA so hard. I’m not sure if he simply does not know what its intent actually is or if he does and is being deceptive about it.

I don’t really care because once he is out of office, we live with the results. And there will come a day when he is no longer in office.

Most Trump supporters, myself included, want to think the best of everything President Trump recommends. He has already done some remarkable things, despite the incessant and unfair attacks from the deceiving globalist opposition on all sides whom I strongly oppose.

However, my loyalties don’t lie with any politician no matter how much good he has done or professes. My priorities were outlined above.

This article is based on those priorities which support our God-given freedoms, not faux freedoms which lead to tyranny that the extremists on the left push.

The USMCA bows to the new world order priorities which are tyrannical and freedom restricting.

I stand on the side of our Constitutional freedoms as defined by the framers and our God-given freedoms some of which are outlined in the Bill of Rights. I don’t believe we should cede any of those rights to any elected official, no matter who they are if they transgress those values.

The USMCA as referenced and noted above does violate both of those authorities. Read the above carefully and make your own mind up based on the evidence demonstrated in the proposed legislation, not the media or any politicians spin.

You owe it to yourself and your loved ones because when all is said and done, we are subject to its standards once fully adopted as law.