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Withdraw from WTO

In 1994, then-Speaker Newt Gingrich openly stated that passing the World Trade Organization (WTO) measure would be a very big transfer of power from the U.S. to a new global organization. Newt favored its passage even though the U.S. Constitution does not permit such a transfer of power. Only Congress can legally regulate commerce with foreign nations. Furthermore, Congress was never given power to delegate its authority to anybody, much less a foreign body.

NAFTA, WTO, and the new sought after FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas) are all related to the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN). They are all unconstitutional means of destroying our national sovereignty to build regional and global government and are not in our best interests. Why should we give power to foreign interests to repeal our laws and tell us what our tax laws, tariffs, imports and subsidies will be? Congress should hear from all of us about withdrawing from the WTO.

Dennis G. Frelick



Greenwood


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