Investor Rights Over Sovereign Rights
No enemy of the United States ever had a better ally
than the government of the United States
NAFTA Chapter 11 - Investor Rights gave the power to destroy our government to the multinational corporations and foreign countries. If a foreign corporation is prevented from doing business in the United States, Chapter 11 gives that corporation (or foreign government masquerading as a corporation), the power to sue to recover their imaginary losses that come from being prevented from doing business. If the government does not want to pay the blackmail money, they must allow the foreign corporation to do business in the United States - consequences to the American people be damned.
When a foreign corporation or government sues under the provisions of Chapter 11, the case is not tried in a U.S. Court or under the U.S. legal system. The case is heard by the NAFTA tribunal which is a kangaroo court operating under international law to enforce the provisions of international trade agreements between the NAFTA countries. Since International Trade Agreements are the law of the land, NAFTA overrode our Constitutional, elected representative government and system.
There are a number of cases that were adjudicated by the NAFTA kangaroo court. In all cases, regardless of whether Mexico, Canada or the U.S. files the case, the decision is nearly always against the sovereign right of a nation to control business activity within it's borders.
The Investor Rights included under the 'free trade' trojan horse agreements give the legal authority for the administrative departments of government to ignore the laws passed by Congress - instead operating under the international law of the international agreements.
The system of 'New Federalism' implemented by Al Gore during the Clinton Administration crippled the administrative departments of government in terms of their regulatory functions. It made the corporations "partners" in the regulatory process and it gave them the ability to provide funding as "contributions" for the initiatives they choose. This also broke the authority of Congress to pass laws controlling the actions of the administrative departments of government and the actions of corporations.
The issue with the Mexican Trucks crossing the border - despite the fact that the Congress voted to withhold funding for the "project" a couple of years ago is an example of how the NAFTA Chapter 11 - Investor Rights is working. The Congress caved and authorized a pilot program for 3 years so all the rhetoric you hear from the members of Congress on how "shocked .... just shocked" they are that the U.S. Department of Transportation is acting on their own against the wishes of Congress is as phony as a $3.00 bill because they know the reason for it - they just hope that you don't.
The newest example of the administrative departments of government operating independently, was found on the website of Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD). Senator Johnson and Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) have written legislation titled, "The Foot and Mouth Disease Prevention Act of 2008" to prevent diseased cattle from being imported from Argentina.
The following is an excerpt of the announcement. The entire press release can be read here:
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I found a report on the USDA website that appears to be information about their initiative to allow the importation of animals from Argentina.
Outstanding presentation by Henry Lamb describing how NAFTA is working to subvert Constitutional, elected representative government
More information on NAFTA Chapter 11: