Here’s How Your Senators Voted, in the Key Senate Vote to End American Democracy

Eric Zuesse

The key vote, in the U.S. Senate, to transfer to international corporate panels America’s democratic national sovereignty over the laws and regulations on the environment, workers’ rights, consumers’ rights, and finance, was officially titled with the misleadingly unrelated phrase “Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act,” and it passed the U.S. Senate as “H.R. 1314,” by 65 to 33 votes, at 1:55 in the afternoon of Thursday 14 May 2015. 

That’s five votes more than the 60 votes that the measure needed in order to pass. This is the key congressional action among the many that are required in order for U.S. President Barack Obama’s international-‘trade’ treaties — TPP, TTIP, and TISA — to become law in the United States. It’s the ultimate decision-moment, concerning America’s future.

A “Nay” vote meant that the Senator opposed this transfer of democratic national sovereignty, away from elected representatives of the public, to international corporate panels, whose members will be appointed solely by executives chosen by the controlling stockholders in large international corporations. A “Yea” vote meant that the Senator favored this transfer of democratic national sovereignty over to international corporate panels.

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Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity, and of  Feudalism, Fascism, Libertarianism and Economics.

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  • goingnowherefast

    Those voting yea should be charged with treason because that is the crime they have committed. They all swore an oath to defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies both foreign and domestic. Since the constitution is the supreme law of the land any legislation that violates that document is an attempt to overthrow the sovereign government of the US. Arrest them!

    • cettel

      Quite so!

    • John Francis

      This country doesn’t have a chance. Traitors, liars and crooks are in charge.

      • Joey Bagodonuts


        We can clean up this mess by cleaning up both houses of congress!


        Spread the word!

    • nick quinlan

      Now we know the names of the senators that should be hung

      • Joey Bagodonuts

        You voted for these stooges. Own it! Welcome to The United States of Soviet Republicans, (USSR.)

        We are now an Oligarchy, and SCOTUS & the American voters are to blame.


        • Richelle Witbrodt

          The Republicans and Democrats are one in the same. Voting outside of the 2-party system is the strongest power we have, aside from running ourselves.

  • Ruralguy01

    Well it is all about making things easy for The AntiChrist to introduce World Government when the time comes.

    • I believe that it is a bit dramatic, because Christ said no one will know when he will return.

      These two quotes from two separate founders are more accurate and precis in their statements basted in history and context, “Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.” George Washington

      “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” James Madison

      • Ruralguy01

        I do not think it is a bit dramatic. Inch by inch. A tree is cut down by many blows not just one big blow.

        You are correct that we do not know the date Jesus will return nor should we be so disobedient as to try . I am NOT referring to dates. I am referring to what the world will be like when The AntiChrist appears on the world stage. Of course the 2nd Coming & The AntiChrist are connected. For the AntiChrist to be able to come to power the world has to be set up for it so to speak. The Signs of The Times so to speak & the Bible is full of them.
        Like with Jesus 1t Coming, it comes down to history merging on a point. The OT showed plenty of signs of Jesus 1st Coming & more of His 2nd.

        In Hebrews 10: 25 where we are told to ,”not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

        If we are not to be able to discern the “Signs of the Times” & be able to “see the Day approaching” then why are we told to encourage each other “all the more as you see the Day approaching?”

        Re your site’s 15 verses:

        1) I agree with the verse but I am not claiming to be Jesus Christ or any kind of Prophet. I am not trying to deceive anyone. I am not telling anyone that Jesus has returned. It is all about Jesus & I am not Jesus. I am just talking about what the Bible says.
        2 & 3) I agree.
        4) As it was in the days of Noah. I agree but you might add Gen 6; 2 Peter 3 & Jude just for example to that reference.

        How was it in the days of Noah?

        There was great wickedness. Every inclination of the human heart was evil all the time. The world was full of corruption & violence. Yet people got on with life as usual despite the state of the world: eating, drinking, marrying etc right up til Noah entered the Ark & they were ignorant & oblivious. Not because they did not know but because they refused to believe. When Noah, a preacher of righteousness, tried to warn people, they would not listen & people were totally unaware of the judgment coming upon them. In the same way people today scoff at the 2nd Coming.

        This is how it will be at the coming of The Son of Man & how it is now.

        5) As in the days of lot. Just like in the days of Noah above with the added extra that in Lot’s day there was widespread sexual immorality & perversion. Isaiah 3: 9 helps to explain that.

        This is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man & how it is now.

        6) I agree. No Christian who keeps an eye on the Signs of the Times should be caught unawares & I believe that the escape is referred to in 1 Thessalonians 1: 10 & 1 Thess 4: 13 – 18 for example.
        7) I agree. The debate is who are the ones left & the ones taken. That is a debate about Post & Pre Tribulation Rapture. I believe the ones taken are the ones raptured because if it were after the 2nd coming then all will be taken one way or another. Too much to go into here.
        8) I agree. Similar to number 7. Be prepared. Relates to traditional Jewish marriage proceedures How are we prepared? By having Faith in Jesus Christ.
        9) I agree. Be prepared.
        10) I agree.
        11) Yes keep watch. One way we can do that is by discerning the Signs of the Times & “encouraging each other as we see the Day approaching.”
        12 & 13) I agree
        14) I agree that good works are or should be a natural outcome of our salvation. Not to earn our salvation as that is not possible. Salvation is by Grace through faith & not works but a faith that shows no works at all, well what kind of faith is it.
        15) I am not ashamed of Jesus & nothing in my original comments says I am.

        As I said, I am talking about Signs of the Times as we see the Day approaching. As for when that Day will be, I do not have a clue & do not waste my time trying to find out as that would be a fruitless & evil exercise.

        Re my original comment for The AntiChrist it must be possible. It is now possible. The “Mark of the Beast 666” is now possible. Being able to control buying & selling is now possible. Every world currency except a few minor ones are at a 1 to 100 ratio. World wide communication is now possible. The media is a massive
        tool for manipulation & deception. There is a lot of Apostasy in the
        Church. Knowledge & travel has exploded in the past 2 centuries. World population increased by 700% between 1800’s & now. Re Zechariah 14, the Jews (in unbelief) are in Israel. Etc etc etc. Every Sign of The Times is now possible.
        Why did God allow the re-establishment of Israel? (In unbelief as they have not believed in Jesus yet or more accurately the remnant has not?) The reason? As a Biblical sign of His 2nd Coming. It could not have happened without tje Jew being back in their homeland.

        I stand by my original comment that with world governments, not just the USA, handing more & more power over to the UN, that just will make it easier for The AntiChrist.
        By the way, I am a Pre Tribulationist so I believe that 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18 will happen before the appearance of The AntiChrist i.e. The Man of Lawlessness.

        • The Bible states know will know the date or time of the return of Jesus. ‘The AntiChrist to introduce World Government’ this is the statement I am refering directly to.’ Just accept Christ and be Christ like and you will be fine!

          Matthew 24:5

          For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

          Jul 27, 2013 Revival In Iran – Many Young Iranians Come to Jesus

          Many young Iranians are hopeless. But they found the hope in Jesus

          • Ruralguy01

            I agree with your comment re accepting Jesus Christ which I did years ago. As for being Christ like, well I do my best through God’s Holy Spirit dwelling within me. However, in doing that Jesus does nto say that I am not to study the Bible further.
            As I said, I am not referring to times & dates but I am referring to Signs of the Times which the Bible says plenty about if one looks.
            I also refer to Hebrews 10: 25 where we are told to “encourage each other as we see the ‘Day’ approaching.” Not any day but The Day. Now what Day do you think that is referring to. The capital for Day is not me but how it is in the Bible. If we are told to encourage each other as we see the Day approaching, why would we be told that if we could not see the Day approaching. That has nothing to do with setting dates & times but just reading the Bible & discerning what it is saying.
            Yes we are not to know the time & date but that does not mean that God leaves us ignorant of everything else. The Bible gives plenty of info about signs & world situations when the Day is approaching. We are told to discern them & observe them & encourage each other as a result.
            As for the Iranians, it is not just Iran. The same thing is heppening in many countries as the Gospel is preached all over the world.
            Plus, what is happening in Iran has no real bearing on The AntiChrist’s reign.

          • Randy Mason

            Don’t you first have to establish that he actually lived? Not just a fairy-tale?

          • Joey Bagodonuts

            Holy crap! A religious blogger. I’m out of here. Religion is the poison that disables logical thought.

        • joetheinformed2

          get a grip moron.

        • joetheinformed2

          You sir, are truly insane and part of the problem in this world. Religion has poisoned your mind and you probably are psychotic.

    • Joey Bagodonuts

      Antichrist?! LMAO! Your mom is the Antichrist.

      • Ruralguy01

        Now, I have no intentions of getting into derogatory comments about mothers. (Come a little closer so I can whisper, “the antichrist is a male” & that is why I will not comment on your mother :)”

        • Joey Bagodonuts

          LOL! That’s only if you’re a gullible, uneducated, unsophisticated moron who believes your sacred book of fables.

          As for me, I believe in Cruz’ book of “Green Eggs & Ham.”

          • Ruralguy01

            It shows.

          • Joey Bagodonuts

            I see the word, “sarcasm” is non existent in your lexicon. It shows!

          • Ruralguy01

            It exists but since sarcasm is the lowest form of wit I tend to leave it there.

  • Timeline of the Progress Toward a North American UnionThis is an F.Y.I. for the Cruz puppet and cheerleader class Serfs!

    Mar 25, 2015 Ted Cruz: First President of the North American Union?

    Monday marked the start of the Next News Network’s Selection 2016 coverage as Senator Ted Cruz made it official with these colorful words captured by ABC News while speaking at Liberty University

    Ted Cruz says he believes in you… that is why he’s running… but should we believe in him? Just who is Ted Cruz? After my quick hit news report on Monday the youtube comments section erupted.

    Sen. Ted Cruz Junior Senator from Texas Republican Serving Jan 3, 2013 – Jan 3, 2019

    These special statistics cover Cruz’s record during the 113th Congress (Jan 3, 2013-Jan 2, 2015) and compare him to other senators also serving at the end of the session.

    Canadian, U.S., and Mexican elites, including CEOS and politicians, have a plan to create common North American policies and further integrate our economies. This plan goes by various names and euphemisms, such as “deep integration”, “NAFTA-plus”, “harmonization”, the “Big Idea”, the “Grand Bargain”, and the “North American Security and Prosperity Initiative”. Regardless of which name your prefer, the end goal of all of these plans is to create a new political and economic entity named the North American Union (NAU) that would supercede the existing countries. Theoretically, it would be similar to and competetive with the European Union (EU). The individual currencies of each country would be replaced by a common currency called the “Amero” and everything from environmental regulations to security would be brought in line with a common standard.
    Vive le Canada offers the following timeline as a resource to educate the general public about the progress of the three countries toward a new North American Union (NAU).

    • Ruralguy01

      The Economic & political union between Canada, USA & central America i.e. The North American Union. Yes that has been touted for a while

      • It is here with Cruz the faux Libertarian as my youtube report covers above and his wife is on The Counsel of Foreign relations where Hilary has stated runs our government today!

        Hillary Clinton accidentally admits that the CFR runs this nation. Wow!

        • Ruralguy01

          Well if the USA votes her in as President they will get what they deserve. Typical Left Wing mentality.

          • Joey Bagodonuts

            Idiot! Cruz is a right wingnut and you’re deflecting the issue. Typical.

          • Ruralguy01

            No matter who you vote for you will get what you deserve.

      • andrew

        At first glance… this doesn’t look like a bad idea at all… though there has got to be a deep dark side to the idea..
        .If the whole string of continents from Aleutians to Tierra del Fuego would unite for truly common good…
        Maybe if we kept the likes of Oblowhard, and all muslims out of it…{{ send them all packing to Iran, he loves them so much…}} the idea just might fly… God only knows…

        I figure a fair chance of getting my head handed to me for this…

        • Ruralguy01

          I read an article about it years ago. It is always in the background pushed slowly forward by a few.
          Good idea or not, the big issue would be getting Canada to give up their sovereign nation status, to be ruled by the USA as any such Union would be.
          As for keeping out the riff raff. Well, that is like shutting the gate well & truly after the horse has bolted or in this case become resident.
          The problem with getting rid of all the malcontents etc is that the population of the USA would be so reduced that it would become a minority group. How would Iran cope with such a “Guinness Book of Records” increase in their population. As for all muslims, probably most are born in the USA & are citizens.
          Of course the big question is, “Would you end up in Iran :)”

  • John Francis

    While I loathe Obama’s treasonous policies, this article makes me despise Republicans.

    • There is only one party that puts on a show and the act of division! One Party is what we have. Lets say we had two Roosevelt’s, and each was from anther party as history states. Do you believe the Progressive line and lie? I figured this out many years ago when the two parties joined hands and sang ‘God Bless America’ together on the Capitals steeps after the faux terrorist attacks of 9/11!

  • May 14, 2015 Lionel On Trial for Anarchist Thought Crimes

    Today on The Corbett Report Lionel of ‘LionelMedia’ is put on trial for his blasphemy against the statist sacrament of voting. We also discuss a recent video in which Lionel embraces the idea of anarchism.

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  • andrew

    Glad to see our pair from NY voted in the Nay column…
    Although retired now, I’m paddling my own canoe until God sees fit to call me home.
    I, and several million others lost many jobs to Slick Willys NAFTA Debacle, among other things…

  • Vicki

    After reading the bill I do not see the sovereignty handover you dare to claim. Please send me a link with that wording …. otherwise this is disinformation and libelous. This is a vote to cloture the bill to vote on later and it was about insuring groups who have tax exempt status if they feel they are being targeted by the IRS to be able to appeal said IRS judgements.