Although we hear little about it, we should be concerned about pending legislation that could destroy our sovereignty as a free and independent nation.

We already have NAFTA which is responsible for the loss of many jobs to outsourcing. Then there is the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would merge our country into a regional government in the Pacific. Sold as a means of beating out China in trade agreements, we are not told how China could join TPP later on in spite of our objections. In addition, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership would merge us with the E.U., which is now comprised of what were once sovereign nations in Europe, having been sold on it that it would help its economy.

Now, there is yet another to add to the mix: Trade in Services Agreement, or TiSA. As if it isn’t enough that much of American manufacturing production has already been shipped out, leaving services as the main stay of the American economy, now services are on the chopping block. The TiSA would give the U.N. World Trade Organization unprecedented control over the service sector, including jobs in banking, finance, courier and postal services, delivery and freight services, energy distribution, health care, insurance, maritime, professional services, legal services, licensing, real estate, telecommunications, transportation, tourism and much more.

We need to insist that our legislators vote against this threat to our country.

Sue Long

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