NAFTA Renegotiation Objectives Do not Put America First

As of Monday July 17, 2017, the U.S. Government has a “Summary of Objectives for the NAFTA Renegotiation”.  

President Trump promised to put America First.  This summary of objectives does not look like America first . Why is it an American objective to support and further empower the World Trade Organization (WTO)?  This summary of objectives, in renegotiating NAFTA,  seeks to comply with and/or further empower the WTO in the following areas:

  1. Intellectual Property Rights
  2. Trade in Services
  3. Sanitary and Phyosanitary Measures
  4. Customs and Trade Facilitation
  5. State- Owned and Controlled Enterprises (SOEs)
  6. Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)

Also included in these objectives are requirements for NAFTA countries concerning: Continue reading

As We Pray for Charlie Gard, Let’s Learn a Lesson

Many of us have been praying for Charlie Gard and his parents, since the story broke of the imminent death of this eleven month old child.  In case anyone is unaware, I’ll recap the salient points.  Charlie has a disease that will most likely kill him.  His parents have raised money to pay for experimental treatment.  The London hospital has told Charlie’s parents they may not take him and go find the best medical treatment they think is possible.

The question on many of our minds is,  “What the hell gives the hospital the right to keep charlie”s parents from doing their best for his medical care?”  That basic question was dealt with in an Editorial, in the Chicago Tribune;

The life of Charlie Gard

Here is a pertinent quote from that article:

Why does the British government have such wide authority over Charlie’s treatment? One big reason: Because the government funds a single-payer health system, picking up medical costs for British citizens.

We imagine many Americans reassure themselves that this country’s largely private system of health insurance would never be so dismissive of a parent’s right to make decisions about a child’s health care. Or deny a parent the right to take a child home to die.

But this medical drama, no matter anyone’s opinion, foreshadows the difficult decisions to come if America converts its medical insurance system into a single-payer model. (Note that “single-payer” is a euphemism for government-controlled health spending and care.)

I will go even further.  Federal government intervention in medical care, and all unconstitutional areas, is a slippery slope.  By allowing the government to do for us what we should do, or at least allow a free market to do, we begin down a path of government control that will have dire consequences for liberty in generations to come.

This is why Obama Care must be repealed and, as rapidly as possible, ALL government involvement in health care must end.

More Reasons to Get US Out of the UN!

Take a look at this 6 minute video, How the UN Covers up Atrocities by Persecuting Whistle blowers.

The UN destroys our national sovereignty, promotes abortion, and abuses children.

The UN record of covering up for it’s abuses of power compounds it’s many scandals.  This proves once again that power corrupts.  This much power should not be kept in one entity.

It’s time to declare American Independence from the UN.  The American Sovereignty Restoration Act, HR 193 needs our support.  Click here to sign the petition.

Reflections on American Independence

Our founders, upon declaring American Independence on July 4, 1776, founded our Constitutional Republic on certain unique principles.  Robert Welch (1899-1985), founder of the John Birch Society, wrote what is arguably the best description ever of the fundamental differences between a government based upon divine law and one based upon men. His classic “Republics and Democracies,” was first delivered as a speech on September 17 (Constitution Day), 1961.  This quote from his speech captures the essence of the unique foundation of freedom, upon which our nation rests.

 “Those principles became a part of the very foundation of our republic. And they said that man has certain unalienable rights which do not derive from government at all. Under this theory not only the sovereign conqueror, but the sovereign people, are restricted in their power and authority by man’s natural rights, or by the divine rights of the individual man. And those certain unalienable and divine rights cannot be abrogated by the vote of a majority any more than they can by the decree of a conqueror. The idea that the vote of a people, no matter how nearly unanimous, makes or creates or determines what is right or just becomes as absurd and unacceptable as the idea that right and justice are simply whatever a king says they are. Just as the early Greeks learned to try to have their rulers and themselves abide by the laws they had themselves established, so man has now been painfully learning that there are more permanent and lasting laws which cannot be changed by either sovereign kings or sovereign people, but which must be observed by both. And that government is merely a convenience, superimposed on Divine Commandments and on the natural laws that flow only from the Creator of man and man’s universe.

Now that principle seems to me to be the most important addition to the theory of government in all history.”

Mr. Welch explains this is a foundation stone of our republic.  Here is a paraphrase of some of his closing remarks;  unchangeable limitations on the power of the people themselves are utterly foreign to the theory of a democracy, and even more impossible in the practice of one. And this principle may ultimately be by far the most significant of all the many differences between a republic and a democracy. For in time, under any government, without that principle slavery is inevitable, while with it slavery is impossible. And the American Republic has been the first great example of that principle at work.

Reading the Declaration of Independence, The U.S. Constitution, and The Federalist Papers would be a great way for all Americans to understand our wonderful inheritance.  I would next recommend reading “Republics and Democracies”.

Happy Independence Day!