Supreme Court Justices
High Court Rejects NAFTA Review
November 27 2001
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court
on Monday sidestepped a constitutional challenge to White House power to
negotiate trade pacts and other international deals.
Justices were being
pressed to strike down the North American Free Trade Agreement because it was
not endorsed by a two-thirds vote of the Senate, a constitutional requirement
The court declined, without comment, to review the case,
which could have jeopardized the standing of other agreements and made it harder
for presidents to negotiate future pacts. The United Steelworkers of America
argued that presidents should not be allowed to handle international deals such
as congressional-executive agreements to get around the Senate vote requirement
"Whether we are right or wrong, our submission--and the
question we raise--is one that goes to the heart of the Constitution's
structural framework for making international agreements," the union's attorneys
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta said the Constitution
"clearly granted the political branches an enormous amount of authority in the
area of foreign affairs and commerce." The court also said the lawsuit raised a
political question inappropriate for the courts to decide.
eliminates trade barriers between America, Mexico and Canada gradually over 15
At least 90% of the Federal
Government is unconstitutional and should be abolished. And why does so much
unconstitutional government continues to exist? The above illustrates why.
It is because of the complicity of the courts with corrupt government.
First, note that the 11th Circuit
Court Appeals says that the case assailing NAFTA is politically based, and that
the courts should not touch it. Ah, but wait, isn't everything that Congress
does "political?" Congress itself is "political." It is a political office.
"Political questions" are argued daily from all political views.
Aren't we told by the courts of the
separation of powers doctrine? Congress writes "political questions" when
it passes laws, the president decides whether he approves by signing it,
and the courts are there to determine its Constitutionality. If Congress were
free to pass whatever it wants without Constitutional checks or
balances, then what need we of the courts in this area?
And what say we of the U.S. Supreme Court? They
do not care to involve itself in this Constitutional question, for to overturn
NAFTA would also bring into question all the other myriads of foreign
agreements that did not have the Constitutionally required 2/3 votes of the
Do you want to overturn NAFTA? Then let's get the
Federal J.A.I.L. Bill passed through Congress. We can then force their hand
to do what the Constitution requires of them. Just imagine a society with 90%
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