What law says the text of the TPP must remain secret?

By Jon Rappoport

To the US Congress: reveal the contents of the TPP now

It seems like a case of mass hypnosis. People claiming they can’t say what’s in the TPP trade agreement. And mainstream media accept this premise.

“That’s right. Congress must stay silent.”

Pop quiz: who says the text of the TPP must remain secret?

Under what authority?

Members of Congress are scuttling around like weasels, claiming they can’t disclose what’s in this far-reaching, 12-nation trade treaty.

They can go into a sealed room and read a draft, but they can’t copy pages, and they can’t tell the public what they just read.

Why not?

If there is a US law forbidding disclosure, name the law.

Can you recall anything in the Constitution that establishes secret treaties?

Is there a prior treaty that states the text of all treaties can be hidden from the people?

I see no authority anywhere that justifies withholding the text of the TPP.

Government legislators in the other 11 nations: why can’t you reveal what’s in the TPP?

Mass silence around the world. “Sorry, we can’t say what’s in the treaty. We’ll vote on it, but you the people have no input. You have to take what we do on faith.”

Who says so? By what authority?

If a US Senator held a press conference today and explained everything he read in that sealed room about the TPP, what exactly would happen to him? Would he be arrested?

Would he be charged with a federal crime?

What crime?

If he used his cell phone to take pictures of pages of the TPP, and came out of the room and sent the pictures to 500 press outlets, what would happen?

Would the DOJ roll a few tanks up to his house and put him in cuffs? Would he be placed on trial?

If so, on what charge?

Would the trial itself be secret?

Or would everyone suddenly look at each other and say, “We never realized it before, but the emperor has no clothes!”

What would happen if a Senator went into the sealed room, picked up the whole TPP text or the laptop on which it’s stored, bulled his way out of the room, passed the text to his security staff, and had them forward every page to a few hundred media outlets around the world?

Would DHS agents shoot these people in broad daylight, just to protect the interests of David Rockefeller and his Globalist heavy hitters?

Why haven’t the New York Times, the Washington Post, CBS, NBC, ABC, the BBC and other outlets run major stories that detail under what precise authority the TPP text is being kept secret?

What are we missing here?

Is it simply that a bunch of national leaders and corporate big shots and trade representatives nodded and said: “Keep the text a secret”?

Did they arbitrarily give the TPP negotiating process a name, a label, with the word “authority” in it?

I just met with myself and decided to establish The Naked TPP Authority. I gave it primacy over all other negotiating bodies, and by its declaration, the full text of the TPP must be published for the whole world to see, for two years, before any further votes take place.

There. It’s done.

I fully believe my Naked Authority carries more Constitutional justification than the current scheme, which is clearly criminal.

US Congressman: “I’m sorry, my lips are sealed, I’m bound, I can’t reveal what’s in the treaty that will adversely affect the lives of hundreds of millions of people.”

“Wrong. You’re lying. You can reveal secret text. In fact, it’s your duty. Otherwise, you’re guilty of cooperating in a RICO criminal conspiracy. Now, let’s start at the beginning. Who told you that you had to remain silent? What US law did they cite? Take your time. We’ll stay here as long as it takes.”

Article 2, Section 2, Clause 2 of the US Constitution states: “[The President] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur…”

Nothing there about secret treaties. Nothing there about the President having the discretion to keep the text of treaties secret.

Of course, a President could argue that treaties, if exposed to the light of day prior to a Senate vote, would face so much criticism and cross-talk that they would never pass.

But that’s a practical issue and problem. It’s called “free speech.” It’s also sometimes called “dissent.”

Jon Rappoport is the author of two explosive collections, The Matrix Revealed and Exit From the Matrix, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com

  • ponomo

    Because the Kenyan imposter said so.

    • ddearborn

      Hmmm
      And the Republican controlled Congress has backed him up one hundred percent.

  • john smith

    with the Speech or Debate Clause I belive if congress put the tpp into the record they are immune even if they made up some law.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speech_or_Debate_Clause

  • vladilyich

    I have been asking precisely those same questions for well over a year. There is no authority in this country that can legally keep this information from the voting public.

    • David Bruce

      The US has declared war, so the President can rule by Executive Order, putting the US Constitution to one side, for now…

  • Bruce Hayden

    Always admire your thinking, Jon. Americans are so hypnotized that they cannot even begin to ask, “Who says so?”

  • needle suture

    So what do we do about this?

    • Season341

      Is there not one lawyer in America with the courage, spine, or fervor to file a people’s lawsuit to challenge such flagrant and arrogant sociopathic behavior? Where are Perry Mason, Ben Matlock, even a Columbo, when we need them? Sadly, they are all fictional and never really existed which explains everything.

    • Doug Stevens

      Lay a siege on every congressman. They are supposed to do what the public want and not their lobbying drinking buddies.

  • Jack

    This is not a law more a confidentiality agreement betwwen negotiating parties, common in business M&A. That we take this
    artifice seriously for one second demonstrates how deeply the largest facist octupus in history controls virtually all media, all rules, even debate over the rules. Great clear thinking again from Mr. Rappaport.

    • ractivist

      There is no such thing as a confidentiality agreement on treaties that impact the nation as this one will. The most transparent regime in history?

  • It is probably a condition in the boilerplate of the “treaty.”

  • ractivist

    This is much like the Natural Resources Preparedness Act. How can a government in a Republic make a law giving them the legal right to confiscate all private property, all state’s rights, and federalize the police, as they send citizens to work camps that profit big business? And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. It’s a coup folks. All parties are in on it. We have no recourse because those who could and should under the constitution, are bought and paid for. Or they are held by blackmail. Spineless no matter how one views the truth. How can the government pass a law to make it legal to propagandize the citizenry? As in lie to them about everything, pay media moguls to extend the lie as truth to our demise? There is no political solution, as the trojan horse of communism owns our society, in all positions of authority and influence. Stock a deep pantry and prepare for the coming showdown. The Decleration of Independence makes the case clear.

  • robert cross

    We are under no obligation to obey any laws or treaties that we the people are not party too,have no input in its discussions ,or be bound by its outcome.

  • barebones

    Congressman, you may read the treaty, but you mustn’t record or share the contents with anyone. In return, we will not share the contents of our other secret file regarding your indiscretions.

  • joeshmoe

    keep sending your tax dollars…

  • Doug

    Contact your senators and congressmen and ask the very same questions that were asked in this article. Keep the pressure on them. This is unacceptable!

  • ron17571

    I imagine it’s all the stuff the Uber wealthy don’t want us to know about.
    The use of new cheap labor with little regulations,Countries. You know the ones we can’t compete with because of our standard of living.
    Our most transparent adninistration ever! This stuff just shows how much big corporations run the country. I had people tell me about factorys closing and go overseas,For years as my job took me all over the country.Thanks NAFTA!
    I just don’t see these hi-tech jobs everyone talks about.Phones and a lot of electronic stuff is all made overseas.
    Prepare for the coming economic collapse. Its just a matter of when,Not an if thing. Thanks Washington!

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