posted on Aug, 22 2015 @ 09:54 AM
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is in its final stages, though nobody seems certain when talks over the massive trade deal will actually conclude.
The document is undergoing critical late-stage revisions as member nations haggle over the automobile trade with Japan, dairy prices in New Zealand,
and monopoly periods for non-generic pharmaceuticals.
When the deal is completed, members of Congress will be able to see the entire text without restriction before they vote on passage. But until then,
legislators are operating under hyper-strict rules when they want to review the text, which is locked in a basement room of the US Capitol. Only
certain congressional aides with security clearances can see the TPP draft, and only when the member of Congress is also present. Notes taken during
these sessions can’t be taken out of the room.
Link to article
Has anyone ever heard of anything like this? Under what authority does the US federal government have to lock potential future legislation "in a
basement room of the US Capitol" and do the rest of what's described above? Can someone show me anywhere in law that would give the US federal
government the right to do any of this?
They're probably claiming it's a national security issue. How could openly releasing potential future legislation to members of Congress be a national
security issue? We're not talking about openly releasing it to the general public which is what should be done
, should it not?
This is something out of a farcical movie about politics. Like a Leslie Neilson Naked Gun
-style movie. Anyone else having trouble believing
that this is real life?
For the posters out there that always defend the US federal government, how do you defend this? Who is the "US federal government" if it's not the
legislative branch, the executive branch, and the judicial branch? I don't see how anyone could look at this and not say that it's extreme tyranny by
the executive branch over the legislative branch. And, if it is, who's ever heard of that? Example?
Obviously, it's a conspiracy of immense proportions. "Notes taken during these sessions can’t be taken out of the room." That means that if members
of Congress try to discuss it after reading it, they won't be able to discuss many details because their memories will be hazy. For all intents and
purposes, they won't be able to discuss ANY details.
How can even the most brain-dead, jaded individuals support any of this?
And if you answer by saying that the Congress are just puppets who will pass TPP no matter what, how can you defend that either?
22-8-2015 by Profusion because: (no reason given)