Do you support free trade or Karl Marx?

To the editor:

The United States, Mexico and Canada Agreement (USMCA), was about 1,800 pages when President Donald Trump signed the bill, last November at a G-20 Summit. As of August 2019, the same legislation has grown to just over 2,300 pages. Perhaps you’ve talked with lawmakers or citizens who are enthusiastically supporting this agreement for one or more reasons. If you ask where the evidence is in this bill for the point(s) they’re supporting it on, your question is probably answered by silence or some vague assurance that the bill will be in the United States’ best interests. Why?

They don’t know the details of the bill, but they’re willing to buy blue sky, and indirectly subject their fellow citizens to their vain hopes.

This legislation will impact millions upon millions of citizens in North America, mainly in a negative way due to the unelected bureaucracy which is able to modify the USMCA as they see fit. For sure, the initial promises can be inserted into this bill, but once accepted by all three countries, those promises can be modified, or eliminated as those bureaucrats deem proper. And, if this agreement doesn’t work out, where’s the U. S.’s escape clause?

Globalists such as Henry Kissinger have promoted the USMCA and others who belong to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Like someone has said, “If you’re for Brexit, then you should be totally against the USMCA.”

And, if the above information isn’t enough, Karl Marx, the co-founder of communism, proclaimed, in 1848: “But, generally speaking, the Protective system in these days is conservative, while the Free Trade system works destructively. It breaks up old nationalities and carries antagonism of proletariat and bourgeoisie to the utmost point. In short, the Free Trade system hastens the Social Revolution. In this revolutionary sense alone, gentlemen, I am in favor of Free Trade. Do you support Marx or Americanism?

Most important of all, Congress needs to do its constitutional duty which is found in Article I, Section 8: The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts . . . To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations.

Leo R. Robert Lindquist

Balaton

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