To the editor,

Are we Americans gullible enough to believe that the new United States Mexico Canada Agreement promotes free trade when it consists of an 1,809-page, 8-inch-tall stack of rules and regulation for appointed, international bureaucrats to administer? Does all that micromanagement make trade more free than it was before these globalists meddled with it? Does it prevent future trade wars and tariffs? Obviously not.

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What are these phony "free traders" peddling this time? They just stirred together the same old ingredients from the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Trans Pacific Partnership and repackaged their plan for eventual global government under a new label: USMCA.

Richard Haass, the head of the Council on Foreign Relations, which concocted this recipe, aptly described USMCA as "NAFTA plus 10-20 percent ... plus TPP plus a few tweaks."

USMCA consists of 34 chapters, 12 more than NAFTA. One new chapter embraces the wrenching "sustainable development" plans of Agenda 21 and 2030. Curiously, while designed to merge the economies, and eventually the political systems of the US, Canada and Mexico, USMCA protects the national interest of Mexico in its natural gas and petroleum industries while failing to do the same for the US or Canada. Why the special treatment?

All over the world forces are working to create economic/political "regions" like the European Union out of previously sovereign states with the end objective of merging these "regions" into a world government.

Many of the nations ensnared in such regions by successive, seemingly innocuous "trade" agreements are now struggling valiantly to get out. Brexit resulted from the Brits' realization that the UK had lost control of its economy and culture. Indeed, national sovereignty, with its elected, representative governments and individual liberty are the ultimate targets of

this globalist scheme. Congress should reject USMCA.

Rose Christensen

Rogers, N.D.