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Letter: Are free trade pacts really about free trade?

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

The free trade agreements are not about freedom. A better name would be “Loss of American Sovereignty Partnerships.” Being worked out secretly, we don’t know what is in them.

The TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) includes the United States, some South American countries, Australia, Japan and Vietnam and the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) includes the United States and the European Union.

Actually they have little to do with trade. A good example is the TPP where only five chapters of the 29 deal with trade. What does climate change, sustainable development, homeland security, the military and international courts have to do with free trade? Yet they are all being discussed during the negotiations.

What were once free and sovereign nations in Europe were sold on this and they are now the European Union (EU), which has brought about the sad condition of their economies and the loss of their currency and sovereignty.


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