Already abuzz in newspapers, radio, and TV are those who have their eye on defeating current President Donald Trump in the 2020 Presidential Elections. Currently there are 23 Democrats and one Republican businessman, William Weld, contesting for the presidential seat. Well-known Democrats in the race are U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), as well as South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigeig, and former Vice President Joe Biden.

President Trump seems to support it. Canada and Mexico are moving forward with it. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants more time with it. What is it? The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), essentially the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on steroids. With the USMCA as unpredictable as the weather, we must keep a close eye on when it will be coming up for a vote, which could be very, very soon.

There is a reason our nation has veered so far off course and — no, it’s not just the politicians —it’s what has been transpiring in your children’s public school classrooms. Many Americans have been deceived into believing that the government wants the best for your child. Yet, traditional education methods have been put on the backburner for a much bigger agenda: planting progressive ideals in classrooms, transforming American children into social activists, and molding them into United Nations’ “global citizens.”

President Trump recently lifted the steel and aluminum tariffs on Mexico and Canada, clearing the way for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to be passed. With the White House feverishly working to get it ratified by the end of summer, it seems Democrats are the only ones standing in the way. Now more than ever, education and local activism are needed to stop Congress from passing the USMCA.

With high-definition TVs, smart phones in our pockets, smartboards in our classrooms, driverless cars, facial recognition, Siri and Alexa assistants, social media, and an unlimited number of digital devices, it starts to beg the question: how much is too much? It seems whether we like it or not, technology is here to stay and will continue developing. That’s why The New American magazine covers the ramifications of artificial intelligence in its newly released issue, “The Age of Artificial Intelligence is Here.”

We are giving President Trump the benefit of the doubt that he really does not understand what is in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and is being fooled by US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (longtime member of the Council on Foreign Relations) as to its contents.

May 12-18, 2019 marks National Police Week, giving us an extra chance to appreciate those who put their life on the line each and every day. Local police not only have to endure the difficulty of maintaining law and order, but also the pressure of the gradual federalization of the police forces. That is why The John Birch Society has consistently supported local police and worked to keep them independent of federal control. With increasing pressure from the federal government, local police need all the support they can get.

In case you missed it, last week Mexico’s Senate passed a progressive labor reform bill, which brings us one step closer to the U.S. Congress ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Congressional approval of the USMCA trade agreement would accelerate the development of a North American Union (NAU), which would threaten our God-given rights as secured by the U.S. Constitution and strip America of its sovereignty. Meaning, there is no time to waste in preventing its passage.

A series of deadlines must be met by the Trump administration and Congress before the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) can be implemented. Troublesomely, it could all get completed this year, maybe even before the fall. Recall, that President Trump has already signed the deal; administration officials just have to work with Congress on getting an implementation bill introduced and passed. Those who value liberty, sovereignty, and our U.S. Constitution better be paying attention because that is exactly what will be stripped away if the USMCA becomes law!

With the Equality Act being reintroduced, it is apparent that Congress needs to brush up on the Constitution. If Congress needs a refresher of the First Amendment, it says “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” Now Democrats are blatantly ignoring this key provision of the Bill of Rights and are promoting an act that infringes on the freedom of religion and clearly crosses the Constitutional line when it comes to what America was founded upon.

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