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A project of Americans for Free and Fair Trade

Dear Citizen:

Barack Obama is pushing a NAFTA-Style Korea Free Trade agreement that would undermine America's sovereignty, laws and economy. This deal would:

  • Allow foreign corporations to drag the U.S. before U.N. and World Bank tribunals to enforce special trade privileges and to demand compensations from the U.S. Treasury.
  • Undermine states rights with hundreds of state laws and regulations subject to review and alteration.
  • Kill almost 160,000 jobs in the U.S.

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Thank you for your commitment to authentic free trade!

Joseph McCormick
Americans for Free and Fair Trade
Project Site: StopUSKoreaNAFTA.org
Phone: 541.531.0530
Email: jmccormick@freeandfairtrade.org

Frequently Asked Questions (Link)

Below the Line: Top Ten Reasons KORUS is Not Free or Fair Trade

1.    Undermines U.S. Sovereignty in favor of international law & foreign tribunals of UN & World Bank.
2.    Violates U.S. Constitution by circumventing Congressional authority regarding appropriation of U.S. tax dollars.
3.    State legislators oppose because it undermines State's sovereignty.
4.    Negotiated with expedited Executive authority & Congress is banned from amending or fully debating it.
5.    Kills almost 160,000 U.S. jobs & encourages offshoring by multi-national corporations.
6.    Favors powerful multi-national corporations over U.S. small business even when bidding for government contracts.
7.    Not real “free trade” – benefits Korea much more than U.S. & increases U.S. trade deficit by $16.7 billion.
8.    Allows unsafe food products into U.S.
9.    Benefits NORTH Korea & strengthens Chinese leverage against us.
10.  Immigration – throws open U.S. doors to Korea.

Phi Beta Iota: Two points strike us as noteworthy: first, there is no place where citizens can obtain public intelligence in the public interest, and the same is true of Congress and the Executive.  Second, there is no place where citizens, Congress, and the Executive can obtain holistic intelligence–an understanding of any one issue, policy, or challenge in the larger context of ten threats, twelve polices, and eight demographics.  That is what a properly managed US Intelligence Community should be able to deliver, at all levels of classification.

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