Our governing document has been effectively erased in a number of ways, but none more dangerous than ceding the power of treaty ratification and misusing treaties to distort the powers enumerated under the Constitution, but that is what is happening.
According to Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, “[The president] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur…”
The United States Senate has systematically ceded their power to ratify treaties by a two-thirds super majority vote. We are seeing the decline of constitutional treaty powers and the rise of the U.N. in the lives of Americans.
From the Iran nuclear deal to trade deals to climate change, Barack Obama has dramatically altered the Senate’s power over treaties and has assumed powers the executive was not meant to have.
No matter what one’s views of the nuclear deal with Iran, one must know that it is creating an unconstitutional method for approving treaties and it sets a model for future treaties that should concern every American.
If the largest trade deals in U.S. history have any chance of becoming law, they will require an unusual alliance between the Obama administration and pro-trade Republicans. An emerging consensus is that this union could be tested soon, with the upcoming “lame duck” session of Congress considering a procedural bill called “Trade Promotion Authority” that would smooth both negotiation and congressional consideration of U.S. free trade agreements.
For TPA to pass (now or next year), President Obama and Republicans will need to work together to overcome opposition from Democrats allied with traditional anti-trade groups, like environmentalists and labor unions. But if you ask the media and some on Capitol Hill, these strange pro-trade bedfellows face a new threat: a “Tea Party” caucus that could rebel against the Republican agenda to spite the president or scuttle FTAs. Though it makes for titillating political journalism (and a great scapegoat for a divided Democratic Party), the “Tea Party opposes trade” narrative is a myth that grows from fundamental misunderstandings of who the Tea Party is, how U.S. trade agreements work, and what “free trade” actually means.
The Constitution Is So Over And I Can Prove It
There are many reasons for saying there is no Constitution. We won’t bore you with all of them, just the most glaring ones. It is possible and even probable that we will never get the rule of law back.
We not only don’t have rule by law, we don’t have borders. They’ve been effectively erased. The fact that we like many of the people coming into the country has made us a land that rules by emotion instead of by law.
We don’t have a broken law, that’s deceit pedaled by politicians, the problem is that we don’t follow the law.
Anyone can come in and almost no one is being deported. Even felons get to stay. Traitorous congressmen run around the country telling illegals how to manipulate and evade the law.
Once illegals make it into the country, the government has their backs. The government gives them unlimited freebies and makes them part of a poor third world subculture right here in the United States. When they can, they give them jobs that citizens should have.