Can the USMCA Still Be Stopped?

Written by  Kristin Kenowski Thursday, 06 June 2019 15:27

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.

To get you up to speed: the legislative bodies of both Canada and Mexico have formally begun the process of ratifying the deal. The Canadian Parliament introduced the CUSMA Implementation Act (CUSMA = Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement) a couple of weeks ago, which sets out new changes required for the new deal to go into effect. Following suit, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) moved ahead with the Tratado entre México, Estados Unidos y Canadá or T-MEC for short. 
 
This only means that the United States Congress will look to ratify the USMCA either this summer or fall, once some added hurdles are removed. Still Democrats object to some USMCA’s provisions (we have some problems with it as well: aka the destruction of our sovereignty). And in what seems like our favor of stopping it, President Trump added new tariffs to Mexico, to force Mexico to crack down on migration. 
 
So can the USMCA still be stopped?
 
Of course! The U.S. Congress can still reject the USMCA and if we’re lucky, end NAFTA as well. With momentum building for a swift passage of the USMCA, it is up to US to educate Congress. Using the USMCA text as a reference, share with them that just Chapter 13 alone covers everything from transportation, travel and relocation services, educational and training services, financial and related services, health and social services, natural resources services, environmental services, architect and engineering services, scientific research and development and much more! 
 
It’s time our Senators and representatives realize that the USMCA covers a little bit more than just trade. Following in the footsteps of the European Union, the USMCA would secure a North American Union (NAU) and the United States’ sovereignty would willing be given up to the World Trade Organization (WTO), as stated in Chapter 1, Article 1.2 of the agreement. Whether most realize it or not, there is a conspiracy to secure a global government: The USMCA is a means to get there. If you value personal liberty and the sovereignty of this country, call, call, and call again encouraging your representative (202-225-3121) and Senators (202-224-3121) to oppose the USMCA! 

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