‘Fast Track’ To Delegate Enormous Power To Obama; Second Amendment Could Be Impacted

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‘Fast Track’ To Delegate Enormous Power To Obama; Second Amendment Could Be Impacted
Gun Owners of America
Gun Owners of America

Washington, DC –-(Ammoland.com)- Congress got back to work last week. And within the next month, the congressional GOP leadership is expected to move a “bait and switch” scheme that could seriously impact the Second Amendment.

The scheme is called “fast track.”

In “fast track,” Congress passes a bill which delegates to Barack Obama the legislative authority to do anything he wants — ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING — so long as he includes it in a “trade agreement.”

In this case, the trade agreement is the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP or TPA) — currently being negotiated with thirteen Pacific Rim nations.

The problem is that Congress would delegate this authority to Obama without knowing what was in the top secret agreement — and possibly before it is even completely written.

Gun import bans? Does anyone want to bet that Barack Obama would resist the temptation to sneak these into the TPA? And, if he does, the agreement must be voted on “up-or-down,” with no amendments and no possibility of a Senate filibuster. And every word of the agreement would have the force of law.

It would be one thing for a future pro-gun President to engage in these negotiations. Under such circumstances, GOA would not consider gun owners to have a dog in this fight.

But this President has used his Executive “pen,” time and time again, to circumvent the Congress and the Constitution. Giving him this “fast track” authority is extremely dangerous. And things will only get more difficult when every Establishment interest in Washington starts pushing Congress to immediately approve this “up-or-down” deal.

We saw, with the anti-gun Cromnibus last month, how difficult it is to stop legislation under these circumstances.

So this is another one of those cases where Congress is being told to pass something “so we can find out what’s in it.”

We do know that Obama’s Hollywood friends will be the big beneficiaries of the TPA. We also know that there will be a lot of knee-jerk opposition from liberals, who don’t understand that Obama could stick a few feel-good sentences about the environment or collective bargaining — and spin millions of pages of liberal regulations out of them.

So the bottom line is this: A dozen Senate Republicans opposed to delegating unbridled legislative authority to Obama could squash this deal. But it is important to act now.

ACTION: Contact your Senators and Representative. Ask them to oppose giving unbridled “fast track” authority to Barack Obama.

About:Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue. `The only no comprise gun lobby in Washington’ – Ron Paul Visit: www.gunowners.org to Join.

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GredH
GredH
6 years ago

The word is not squash but ‘quash’ For example: “Quash. To overthrow; to annul; to make void or declare invalid; e.g., “quash a subpoena.” ” (legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/quash)

Louie Louie
Louie Louie
6 years ago
Reply to  GredH

^^^ Grammar Nazi. Do not engage.

james
james
6 years ago

I think we have had enough of bills being voted on and signed by POTUS when nobody bothered to read them.

gjohn
gjohn
6 years ago

Lord help us,if it gets to where Dictator Hussein Osama Oblamer can do anything he wants.

Diamondback
Diamondback
6 years ago

There’s no legislation passed by Congress that can legislate away our fundamental human rights – especially those protected in the Constitution and BoRs. No International Trade Agreement can infringe or otherwise deny or disparage fundamental rights. Even if they contain language that suggests otherwise, said language in not legitimately enforceable in an honorable court.

John
John
6 years ago
Reply to  Diamondback

Your key words must be, “an honorable court”, I think the nation is in serious trouble!

eaglesnester
eaglesnester
6 years ago

Wont be long now.

Janek
Janek
6 years ago

Politicians always try to consolidate power when they realize they’re losing popularity. Hitler realized this when year after year he received fewer ‘Christmas Cards’. LOL

Mike
Mike
6 years ago

They did it with Hitler in the late 30’s.

Bandit
Bandit
6 years ago

Does anyone think that this is the worse idea that has ever come up, giving a power mad dictator unbridled authority to do anything he wants. This would be the biggest nightmare in the history of the world. This guy would overnight become either the first true DICTATOR that this country has had or he will set himself up as the first emperor of this nation and at the same time killing all of our rights in one stamp.