JUNE 17, 2015 -- Washington keeps talking unrealities and I don't know what to think. For example, we have the Constitutional Law Professor, President Obama, saying that the most deliberative body, the U.S. Senate, must not deliberate and unconstitutionally give him Fast Track. Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution states: "The Congress shall have power to regulate commerce with foreign nations "
But President Obama says he must have the power or China will set the rules for trade. That's our trouble. China is already setting the rules for trade and Corporate America not only loves China's rules but Wall Street, the Big Banks and Corporate America contribute to the President and Congress (Republicans and Democrats) to do nothing to disturb the flow of China profits. The President and Congress do nothing. Moreover, the people do nothing. The people keep reelecting their House members and Senators. Under Fast Track, Congress is allowed to read the TPP Trade Agreement in a secure room but the agreement is not final.
of Congress are not allowed to discuss the classified sections or talk
with each other to clarify the technical language. A treaty that changes
the laws can be amended but Congress under Fast Track can't amend the
TPP agreement. Fast Track is an unconstitutional deception of the Executive
Branch. The President fixes the vote of the Chairman of the Ways and Means
Committee in the House and the Senate Finance Committee and a few leaders
on trade and the rest go along.
is creating more ISIS terrorists than can be defeated. In Saudi Arabia,
there's no separation of church and state. State controls religion and
education and, in the ninth grade, pupils are taught the Salafi or Wahhabi
versions of the Muslim religion (Frontline 11/9/2001). The Salafi's are
intolerant of other Muslims and are taught that Christians and Jews are
infidels- must be eliminated; must be beheaded. ISIS is just practicing
what they learned in the ninth grade. So, to defeat ISIS, the United States
must get a commitment from Saudi Arabia to continue to teach religion
but must not teach violence against other religions. Then the U.S. Military
- and only the U.S. military, can go in and clean up ISIS.
Senator Fritz Hollings of South Carolina served 38 years in the United States Senate, and for many years was Chairman of the Commerce, Space, Science & Transportation Committee. He is the author of Making Government Work (University of South Carolina Press, 2008).
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