Allen West | Are House Republicans inexplicably ready to grant Obama a Fast Track Promotion?

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by LTC ALLEN WEST (USA, RET.) 15 Oct 2013, via Breitbart.com

President Obama is seeking power the Constitution has assigned to Congress. Soon, he will formally ask Congress to surrender its constitutional authority and grant him “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority.

And House Republicans are inexplicably ready to give it to him.

Members of Congress who take our Constitution seriously will follow Nancy Reagan’s advice and Just Say No.

Article One, Section 8 of the Constitution assigns Congress the exclusive responsibility to set the terms of “commerce with foreign nations” — trade. The Founders established this clear check and balance to prevent the president from unilaterally negotiating deals that reward his supporters while harming opponents or the nation as a whole.

Under Fast Track, Obama would be able to sign commercial trade agreements before Congress votes on them. Congress would not even be able to amend the agreements in any way — it would only have an up-or-down vote when the president says so, before members could even read it.

While Congress has delegated authority to presidents in the past, it was based on the premise that the legislative branch could trust the executive branch to respect Congress’ constitutional role. This administration has breached that trust.

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10 responses to “Allen West | Are House Republicans inexplicably ready to grant Obama a Fast Track Promotion?

  1. Congress abdicated it’s authority to the Federal Reserve… so why not? Heck, they’ve even stopped, long ago, reading the bills they vote on. Makes sense to me.

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  3. Ironclad Proof That “This shutdown was orchestrated and planned [by] the White House..

    This shutdown was orchestrated and planned well in advance at least 6-8 month ago.

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    Let me repeat that: millions of your tax dollars were spent preparing for this.

    There is a paper trail a mile long leading directly to the White House.

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