Division in the ranks

Mat Staver, Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action

There is strong division within the Senate GOP concerning if and when they should attempt to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). A group of a dozen senators want the agreement expedited while another much larger group of senators have already warned that existing provisions within the USMCA will establish special rights for "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" as the supreme law of the land via the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution.
Liberty Counsel Action is petitioning President Trump and Members of Congress to remove the unacceptable language from the trade agreement. See my message below on this dangerous circumvention of the legislative process — Mat.


A dozen GOP Senators are urging President Trump to submit a draft of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to the Senate as quickly as possible to help passage during this lame-duck session of Congress.

In their recent letter to President Trump, the Republican lawmakers contend that waiting until the next session of Congress will make passage "significantly more difficult" after the House turns to Democrat control.
By pursuing passage this year, the lawmakers declared, "we commit to working with you in a consultative manner to draft implementing legislation that could win our votes, as well as a majority in the House and Senate."

+ + Read the agreement BEFORE calling for its passage!

Calling for the passage of the USMCA BEFORE reading the agreement is foolish! We cannot have another ObamaCare debacle as was sparked by Nancy Pelosi's inane comment: "But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what's in it..."

Thirty-eight lawmakers have already warned President Trump that language in the agreement would establish special rights for "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" as the supreme law of the land via the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution.

Their earlier letter, in part, states:

"A trade agreement is no place for the adoption of social policy. It is especially inappropriate and insulting to our sovereignty to needlessly submit to social policies which the United States has so far explicitly refused to accept."

The lawmakers warned that including "sex discrimination" in the USMCA could "cause unnecessary confusion in future international treaties as well as domestic laws and policies," in addition to setting a "dangerous precedent for courts and future Administrations to build upon."

Liberty Counsel Action is also calling on President Trump to remove the language placing this radical social policy into law.
President Trump must insist that social policy that overrides our sovereignty be removed from the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. 

Time is of the essence! We need 20,000 signers immediately for our initial petition impact -- and we remain far from reaching that goal. Click here to read and add your name to our "Stop the USMCA from containing a radical LGBT provision" petition.  

+ + The "divisive dozen" must back off! 

The letter to the president was signed by the following senators: Pat Toomey (R-PA), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Steve Daines (R-MT), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Jon Kyl (R-AZ), James Lankford (R-OK), Mike Lee (R-UT), Rob Portman (R-OH), Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Ted Cruz (R-TX).
After signing the petition, you'll have opportunity to send immediate messages to these GOP Senators, including your own two senators and representative via Liberty Counsel Action's Fax Barrage system.  I hope you'll exercise that option to expand your impact on this very important issue.
Thank you for taking immediate action. 

Yours for liberty,

Mat Staver, Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action
P.S. Our senators may be divided on this issue, but our message is clear! The articles elevating "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to a protected class in the proposed trade agreement must be removed. We need 15,000 more signatures on our petition immediately. Then, after signing the petition, please consider expanding your impact on the issue by sending an immediate letter to key congressional leaders.

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