TPP: Unconstitutional tribunal for .01% oligarchs to dictate what is ‘fair trade’

hat tips: 21st Century Wire, Ellen Brown, StormCloudsGathering, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, WikiLeaks, David Icke, Fight for the Future, Eric Zuesse

“The corporations have bribed the political leaders in every country to sign away their sovereignty and the general welfare of their people to private corporations. Corporations have paid US senators large sums for transferring Congress’ law-making powers to corporations.” – Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary to US Treasury, former editor of the Wall Street Journal

Trans-Pacific-Partnership (TPP) is “secret national security legislation” that President Obama and both parties’ “leaderships” refuse to disclose to the American public, and only visible from WikiLeaks. President Obama attempted “fast track” dictatorial power for Congress to vote for TPP without access to full text or public consideration. “Fast track” violates the US Constitution’s requirement for the Senate to ratify all treaties with 2/3 vote by claiming that 50% is somehow the same (a tie is broken by the VP, so 50% is enough). President Clinton’s justification of “fast track” is here.

TPP is Emperor’s New Clothes’ unconstitutional because it allows a foreign three-person tribunal chosen by the same .01% oligarch powers that created TPP to have power to tax Americans billions of our dollars for claimed “damages” of corporations. These three persons appointed by TPP interests would have dictatorial power to protect corporate claimed “future profits.” From Ellen Brown:

“To date, the highest ISDS award has been for $2.3 billion to Occidental Oil Company against the government of Ecuador over its termination of an oil-concession contract, this although the termination was apparently legal. Still in arbitration is a demand by Vattenfall, a Swedish utility that operates two nuclear plants in Germany, for compensation of €3.7 billion ($4.7 billion) under the ISDS clause of a treaty on energy investments, after the German government decided to shut down its nuclear power industry following the Fukushima disaster in Japan in 2011.”

President Obama led the lies of commission and omission for TPP: “If we don’t write the rules, China will.” Obama’s actions reminds of Bush Jr.’s Senior Advisor, Karl Rove’s admission:

“We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality – judiciously, as you will – we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out.”

Readers and writers in alternative media can explain, document, and prove that much of these “created realities” like TPP are “Big Lie” crimes, objectively not even close to the foundational principle of “limited government” within the US Constitution, and “created” with whatever bullshit rhetoric their focus groups conclude most likely to sell (thank you, Professor Frankfurt, for your bestseller making BS an academic term).

Readers and writers in alternative media observe escalating US and developed nations’ “created reality” crimes in ~100 areas, but perhaps most easily recognized in:

Good news is that solutions are obvious; the challenge for Earth’s victory over these literal psychopathic “leaders” is to cause critical mass of humanity to recognize “Emperor’s new clothes” obvious crimes, demand arrests, and split the ~95% of humanity who would choose love and justice from relatively few committed psychopathic wanna-be slave masters.

Great news is that readers and writers in alternative media are certainly free to “study what the psychopaths do,” their crime du jour, AND we are also free to take the endgame path to:

  1. Declaring our study over; we’ve seen more than enough.
  2. Command the facts over a few key areas of the “Big Lie” crimes (feel free to take the three I have above).
  3. Confidently demand arrests and/or Truth & Reconciliation.

“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, . . . may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. . . . Were the power of judging joined with the legislative, the life and liberty of the subject would be exposed to arbitrary control, for the judge would then be the legislator.” – James Madison, Federalist Paper # 47


Note: I make all factual assertions as a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History, with all economics factual claims receiving zero refutation since I began writing in 2008 among Advanced Placement Macroeconomics teachers on our discussion board, public audiences of these articles, and international conferences. I invite readers to empower their civic voices with the strongest comprehensive facts most important to building a brighter future. I challenge professionals, academics, and citizens to add their voices for the benefit of all Earth’s inhabitants.


Carl Herman is a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History; also credentialed in Mathematics. He worked with both US political parties over 18 years and two UN Summits with the citizen’s lobby, RESULTS, for US domestic and foreign policy to end poverty. He can be reached at

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  • Joseph Rossenkrauss

    Mr. Herman, your assessments on the TPP are pure bullshit. This article denotes the typical script used by individuals who purportedly advocate justice and other nonsensical humanitarian causes but in reality, these bullshitters are part of the controlled opposition (and consider the latter a compliment). In fact, the following paragraph may perfectly define your true character:

    …For the bullshitter it is in itself neither a reason in favor nor a reason against. Both in lying and in telling the truth people are guided by their beliefs concerning the way things are. These guide them as they endeavor either to describe the world correctly or to describe it deceitfully. For this reason, telling lies does not tend to unfit a person for telling the truth in the same way that bullshitting tends to. Through excessive indulgence in the latter activity, which involves making assertions without paying attention to anything except what it suits one to say, a person”s normal habit of attending to the ways things are may become attenuated or lost. Someone who lies and someone who tells the truth are playing on opposite sides, so to speak, in the same game. Each responds to the facts as he understands them, although the response of the one is guided by the authority of the truth, while the response of the other defies that authority and refuses to meet its demands. The bullshitter ignores these demands altogether. He does not reject the authority of the truth, as the liar does, and oppose himself to it. He pays no attention to it at all. By virtue of this, bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are…
    On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt (American philosopher and professor emeritus of philosophy at Princeton University)
    ISBN: 9780691122946

    In legal terms the United States of America is currently in a State of War: Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF):

    Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) = JOINT RESOLUTION

    joint resolution. (17c) A legislative resolution passed by both houses. It has the force of law and is subject to executive veto. Black’s Law Dictionary Ninth Edition

    During times of war and under the grounds of National Security, monitoring US Citizens is LEGAL.

    During times of war and under the grounds of National Security, the Executive Branch is granted extraordinary powers to govern by decree if necessary; therefore, constitutional rights can be suspended at any given time and without notice if the government deems imperative.

    During times of war and under the grounds of National Security, any form of dissent can be associated to Sedition and the subsequent ground(s) for Insurrection; thus individuals who advocate seditious activities will be tried under the Military Tribunal system.

    During times of war and under the grounds of National Security, compulsory internment of certain US Citizens and Aliens living in Continental United States and overseas possessions into designated military areas is LEGAL.

    executive order. (1862) An order issued by or on behalf of the President, usu. intended to direct or instruct the actions of executive agencies or government officials, or to set policies for the executive branch to follow. Black’s Law Dictionary – Ninth Edition

    President Obama is legally entitled to issue executive orders dealing with the ongoing TPP circus under the grounds of National Security during times of war if Congress fails to act.


    • berger friedrich-wolfgang

      Oh Boy , Can’t You see , that Your “LONG & OUTDATED psychological APOLOGY , based on a ‘ Fake , Fabricated BELIEVE – SYSTEM ‘ , Which will Not ‘ Save Your $SS ‘ , is bound to VANISH” !!! “QUALITY” , instead of “YOUR Worshiped QUANTITY” , RULES !!!

    • Carl_Herman

      Thanks for speaking-up, Joseph! You document AUMF, but lie in omission of the two treaties that make military force illegal to use on Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, or the whatever dozen or so nations we drone-assassinate within.

      So, what should a reader do to discover the facts?

      Obviously, read the documentation I provide about those two treaties, and what a treaty means under Article VI of the US Constitution.

      Also, please note Joseph’s argument: the US Constitution’s rights mean nothing if “leadership” says so for whatever BS they think will sell (war, economic crisis, whatever). This is what dictatorship means: whatever is said for whatever reason is law for as long as the dictator says so. In contrast, a constitutional republic is limited government under clear law. This is a fair game that protects unalienable rights of Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness from such dictators that Joseph pimps for.

      Joseph is an excellent example of the rhetoric that allows readers to choose which side best represents the government they want for themselves and their children. Thank you for that, Joseph.

      • Gaffier Lecomte

        Dedicated to Carl Herman, a “patriotic” American who fervidly worships his Constitution:
        The Constitution is based on British Common Law, Vatican’s Code of Canon Law and Admiralty Law (influenced the latter by the Ordinamenta et Consuetudo Maris). As a matter of jurisprudence, this historical document adheres to the doctrine that Admiralty Law prevails over Common Law and goes in accordance with Canon Law — THE LAW OF THE SEA GOVERNS ALL ASPECTS RELATED TO GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS, MAKING EFFECTIVELY THE LAW OF THE LAND IRRELEVANT AND DEPENDANT ON THE ADMIRALTY, AND THESE SET OF RULES EMANATE FROM A HIGHLY AND WELL-DEFINED HIERARCHICAL STRUCTURE.

        According to the U.S. Constitution, all individuals born (and naturalized) within the territories in which the corporation called THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA exerts an effective jurisdiction are cataloged as less than human beings (even lower animals are vested with natural and legal rights); these people automatically lose their quality of natural persons either by birth or naturalization; instead, they become Financial Instruments until the day they cease to exist – real or virtual documents representing a legal agreement involving some sort of monetary value.

        Ironically, Americans still believe in the paradigm that they are “free,” when the reality is the opposite and the charter implicitly defines them as subservients: Article I, Section 2, 3rd clause, first sentence (the legal scope of The Three-Fifths Compromise went beyond the issue of slavery and the Thirteenth Amendment only nullified such ancient practice per se, must not its ulterior purpose).

        Financial Instruments (US Citizens) cannot abrogate the charter (the Constitution); however they are exchangeable or can be treated as common stock for citizenship purposes.

        And one thing Mr. Herman: your sincerity itself is bullshit

        • Carl_Herman

          Thanks for the distraction with your unsubstantiated claims of what the US Constitution states. This article is about TPP being unconstitutional in two aspects, and more importantly being a vehicle for dictatorial rule by .01% oligarchs through the three-person tribunal. I connect TPP to ongoing “Big Lie” crimes centered in war, the debt we use for money, and corporate media lies.

          Gaffier, it’s awesome that you provide readers with a choice to be distracted and attack my character versus the facts of TPP and related other BS crimes.

          Readers will make the proper choices of which path to follow: the one you describe while ignoring TPP and the crimes, or the one I describe in the article. Oh, and Gaffier: whatever claims are made about citizens being stock is an unenforceable contract because it lacks our consent.

        • berger friedrich-wolfgang

          Thanks for Shining a Light to this Curious Term “ADMIRALTY” ; Which in its “Arbitrary REALM” , Dates Back to the Times of “Babylonian TALMUT” , Worshiping “ADMIRED IDOLS” ! The fierce Defense of the PROFITEERS of this Sophisticatedly Elaborated “SYSTEM of POWER & CONTROL” , Mainly JEWS” of “Khazarian ORIGIN” , Somehow Mirrors the DEATH -STRUGGLE of a WORM , Whose Life-time is running OUT ! “No , However Beloved ‘ CREATION of MORTALS ‘ , can ‘ Escape it’s FATE ‘ ” !!! When the “RIGHT ONE” , the Eternal SPIRIT , appears , “Invented Gods” >>> HAVE TO GO !!!

        • berger friedrich-wolfgang

          It Would be Nice , to hear “Your TAKE” of Samantha Powers SPEECH at the United NATIONS , on June 11 , 2015 , in her Capacity of the “United States – AMBASSADOR” , in the “Light of Your REVELATIONS” !!! SITE : “UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS” !!!

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  • Ryan

    For six years the “manly” republicans have been rumoring Obama is homosexual.
    Now the republican senate is lining up to blow Obama on TPP .
    A global economy PRESUPPOSES global wages.
    You and Yours will work for Bangladeshi wages.
    ANYONE who supports TPP is a TRAITOR.
    You laughed at NAFTA and Ross Perot’s “giant sucking sound”
    You laughed at Ron Paul.
    Are you better off NOW ??????
    These TRAITORS have given away Our manufacturing base.
    NO nation ever had a strong military without a strong manufacturing base.
    This country is living off BORROWED Chinese money.
    “our” politicians are TRAITORS.

  • Ryan

    neocons shout “LIBTARD”, well, anyone that votes repubneocon is a RE-tard. The repubneocons keep betraying their followers,and the RE-tards keep voting & supporting them. The cowards of the Gay Old Party folded like twits on AMNESTY but get all “manly” when their Israeli DOMINATRIX cracks the whip. 47 BRIBED Republican senators clapped like trained seals The US Congress is Jewish-occupied territory and the TRAITORS in Congress are not loyal to America, they are loyal to the parasite “Israel”. These traitors went on to “fast track” TPP which is a SELL-OUT of American Workers.
    For six years the “manly” republicans have been rumoring Obama is homosexual.
    Now the republican senate is lining up to blow Obama on TPP .
    RINO – R-epublican I-n N-ame O-nly
    AINO – A-merican I-n N-ame O-nly

    • Your aim is off target, and this is what you are missing while aiming at all of the distractions intensionally!

      October 29, 2013 Partisanship: The real evil of our political system

      When one considers the many problems that plague our governments at the local, state and national levels, the one constant that seems to be at the root of all is partisanship — a blind loyalty that puts party above service to the people or the country.

  • Allot of folks talk about the one percent and have no clue who they actually are, and this is why I am reposting this information and ask all readers to share this information in your circles of contacts.

    Which Corporations Control the World?

    A surprisingly small number of corporations control massive global market shares. How many of the brands below do you use? It’s a Small World at the Top.

    Largest banks hold a total of $25.1 trillion

    1.) ICBC, China, $2.95 trillion in assets, over 18,000 outlets, 108 branches globally

    2.) HSBC holdings, UK, $2.68 trillion in assets, 6,600 offices in 80 countries, 55 million customers

    3.) Deutsche Bank, Germany, $2.6 trillion in assets, 2,963 branches, 70 countries, 46 million customers

    4.) Credit Agricole Group, France, $2.58 trillion in assets, 60 countries, over 21 million clients

    5.) BNP Paribas, France, $2.51 trillion in assets

    6.) Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Japan, $2.49 trillion in assets

    7.) Barclays PLC, United Kingdom, $2.41 trillion in assets

    8.) JPMorgan Chase Co., U.S., $2.39 trillion in assets

    9.) China Construction Bank Corp., China, $2.36 trillion in assets

    10.) Japan Post Bank, Japan, $2.12 trillion in assets

    Enough to fund the federal U.S. government for over 7 years. Or roughly $3500 per person on earth.

  • Xqzamwa

    Let’s face it, tpp (note the lowercase letters) is Totally Preposterous Poppycock (capitalized on purpose) that benefits no one at everyone’s expense!