Darrell Castle on Free Trade
CASTLE: Agree.ÿ But rescind trade AGREEMENTS, such as Trans Pacific Partnership, NAFTA, etc.
A: Yes I do. I'm very much opposed to it. I'm not necessarily opposed to free trade. I don't think the TPP is about free trade. I really don't see any need to turn the trade sovereignty, the authority of the United States over to foreign corporations. I don't like the idea of giving international corporations, never mind foreign governments, them too, but foreign corporations, the right to sue the United States and demand that it change its trade policy. I want the United States to be a free and independent country. If we want to negotiate a deal with Mexico for example that says: you let us ship our goods to Mexico without import duties and we'll do the same for you, I have no problem with that. But that's not what the TPP is about so I'm dead set against it.
A: I do realize that, yes. Yes I would repeal NAFTA.
We oppose all international trade agreements which have the effect of diminishing America's economic self-sufficiency and of exporting jobs. We reject the trade concept of normal trade relations (Most Favored Nation status), used to curry favor with regimes whose policies are abhorrent to decent people everywhere. We strongly oppose unconstitutional "Trade Promotion Authority," which transfers the establishment of trade policy from Congress to the Executive branch of government.
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