IS THE WAY CONGRESS VOTES
MORAL OR EVEN LEGAL?
By Devvy Kidd
October 1, 2002
When you go to the ballot box to elect individuals to the U.S. Congress, is one of your expectations that
they read the legislation that comes before them? Bills that may very well pass
both the house and senate, then are signed by the President and made into
law affect you, your family and the future of this nation.
Here's a news flash for you. Members of
Congress do not read the bills that become law - at least not on a regular
basis and not on some of the most draconian, oppressive laws ever to be
imposed against the people of this free Republic.
Back in 1994, a lame duck Congress voted
on the hideous "free" trade treaty, GATT, whereby the united States of
America totally and completely abrogated it's sovereignty to a foreign
body - the WTO. At the time of the vote, counterfeit U.S. Senator Bob
Dole said, "Any way you cut it, we're the big beneficiary." Counterfeit
U.S. Senator Ernest Hollings had just the opposite prediction, "...described
the vote as 'the gravest mistake the U.S. has ever made on economic
Hollings' statement turned out to be right. Our nation
has been plundered as a result of GATT and We, the People, our businesses,
our commerce, and our livelihoods, have been under attack ever since, losing
virtually every single challenge made by some foreign country. On September
26, 2002, counterfeit U.S. Senator Max Baucus said he was deeply troubled
by the WTO dispute settlement process and "Things are looking more and
more... like a kangaroo court against U.S. trade laws."
Funny thing about Baucus' stand on trade.
He's a "free" trader. On his web site it states, "I've also been a leader
in the successful efforts to open Chinese markets to U.S. products and
to bring China into the World Trade Organization." Lie down with dogs,
get up with fleas. Do business with our mortal enemy, the Communist Chinese?
Remember, in October 2001, a video came out officially sanctioned by the
Communist Chinese government which glorified the attacks on America last
September 11, 2001, with the moderator chiming that we got what we deserved.
That's a fact.
The vote on GATT was 76-24. Guess how many
members of the entire Congress read GATT? One! Former counterfeit Senator
Hank Brown (R-CO). He's the only one who read this 28,000 page treaty
and declared that in no way would he vote for it.
During the hearings on this monster, French
financier Sir James Goldsmith testified in front of Earnest Hollings'
committee. He demonstrated that GATT would gut the American textile market.
The following are some quotes from the Washington Times, December 6, 1993;
they accurately reflect Sir Goldsmith's statements during the hearings,
which I watched on TV:
"Global free trade will force the poor
of the rich countries to subsidize the rich in poor countries. What GATT
means is that our national wealth, accumulated over centuries, will be
transferred from a developed country like Britain to developing countries
like Communist China, now building it's first ocean going navy in 500
"China, with its 1.2 billion people, three
Indochinese states with 900 million, the former Soviet republics with
some 300 million, and many more can supply skilled labor for a fraction
of Western costs. Five dollars in Communist China is the equivalent of
a $100 wage in Europe."
"It is quite amazing that GATT is sowing
the seeds for global social upheaval and that it is not even the subject
of debate in America....If the masses understood the truth about GATT,
there would be blood in the streets of many capitals. A healthy national
economy has to produce a large part of its own needs. It cannot simply
import what it needs and use it's labor force to provide services for
"We have to rethink from top to bottom
why we have elevated global free trade to the status of sacred cow, or
moral dogma. It is a fatally flawed concept that will impoverish and destabilize
the industrialized world while cruelly ravaging the Third World."
Sir Goldsmith could see into the future,
only it's been far worse than he predicted.
The infamous Brady Bill was voted
on by only two counterfeit U.S. Senators, Bob Dole and George Mitchell.
They pronounced the measure adopted by unanimous consent, a 'parliamentary
device' that allowed the leaders to pass the legislation themselves, by voice
vote, after ascertaining that no Senator would object.
According to the NY Times, November 25,
1993, there were 97 empty senate seats. "After days of personal animus
and futile back room dealing, Republicans backed down without much to
show for their efforts. The bill passed without debate, with only three
Senators sitting in a chamber emptied by the Thanksgiving holiday." What
Is this what our Founding Fathers wrote
into the Constitution? Since when does our Republican form of government
practice 'parliamentary devices'? Yes, Art. 1, Sec. 5, Clause 2 of the
Constitution states that "Each House may determine the Rules of its proceedings..."
But, don't you as the individual being represented, want your house member
or senator to personally vote on all bills that might become law? I do.
How about the so-called "Patriot Act"?
According to Congressman Ron Paul, your elected representatives weren't
even allowed the text of the bill until it was time to vote! What an outrage.
Every member of Congress should have refused to vote on that draconian,
insidious monster, without being given the proper time to read, evaluate
and make sure all provisions are constitutional. Instead, virtually every
member of Congress caved in and voted. This too is an outrage.
When I ran for Congress against NWO supporter,
Congressman Wally Herger, he admitted on a radio show under much pressure
from callers, that he never read the 2200 page NAFTA treaty, yet he voted
for it anyway. Is this what the people of his district elected him to
do? Just what is it these people do all day for their $15,000 a month
Yet, in a little over a month, the
parties faithful, both Democrats and Republicans, will head down to the
polls, push buttons on machines that have no accountability and "reelect"
the same bunch of people who don't even read the bills they vote on. Or,
just as bad, they use things like ‘parliamentary devices' so everyone
can go home for the holidays while We, the People must live under the tyranny
they leave behind. Karl Marx must be smiling from Hell.
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