President Obama and the ruling class in Washington believe that you should have no privacy, no secrets. The NSA, the FBI, the IRS, and dozens of other agencies should have full authority, at any time, without warrants, probable cause, or due process, to record your telephone conversations, emails, text messages, web page visits, financial transactions, travel — virtually everything concerning you.
Elected officials and appointed bureaucrats insist that we citizens must give up more and more of our privacy. At the same time, they believe the federal government should be able to operate in complete secrecy, while “We the People” are not allowed to hold them accountable. You may think this sounds too far-fetched, but is it?
Case in point, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, is a secret so-called trade agreement that is on track to be completed by the end of 2013. You can expect President Obama to call on Congress to approve the TPP in early 2014. If you are not familiar with the TPP, you are not alone.
Many may not recall, but President Obama mentioned it as a top goal in his 2013 State of the Union address, along with his promotion of the similar Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP. Besides the State of the Union Address, the only other mention of the agreements has been the minimal coverage by the mainstream media. Usually they promote it as agreements that will increase trade and thereby generate vast numbers of new jobs for Americans.
What is not being promoted is that the TPP and TTIP negotiations have been going on in secret for quite some time. The Obama administration has repeatedly rejected requests by members of the House of Representatives and the Senate for texts of the agreements. Incredibly, while the Obama administration denies access and information to the officials whom the American people have elected to represent them, it gives special access to big corporations, labor unions, and “stakeholders” whom the administration has selected to “represent” the American people on its so-called “advisory committees.”
Click here to watch video relating to the TTP.