Friday, July 29, 2005

All Four SC Republican House members vote 'For' CAFTA:

Henry Brown, Joe Wilson, Gresham Barrett, and Bob Inglis

If even ONE of these four SC Republican House members had voted against CAFTA instead of voting for this sell-out of American workers, American factories, and American sovereignty, then the entire House vote would have been a tie (216 to 216), and CAFTA would have failed !

Despite the assertion in The State on Tues., July 26, the day before the CAFTA debate began in the US House in earnest, that JOE WILSON was among three 'definite "no" votes' in the South Carolina 8-member Congressional delegation (2 US Senators and 6 Congressmen), when it was all said done, and CAFTA passed the US House by the narrowest of margins, 217 to 215, JOE WILSON CHANGED HIS VOTE, AND VOTED PRO-CAFTA WITH PRESIDENT BUSH.

Indeed, The State reported on Thursday, July 28, that the passage of CAFTA was "a personal triumph for President Bush, who campaigned aggressively for the accord..." and that the President of the United States had even taken the extraordinary step to actually go to the U.S. Capitol Building to personally lobby Republican House members. As report by The State, "It was an uphill effort to win a majority, with Bush traveling to Capitol Hill earlier in the day to appeal to wavering Republicans..."

In the end, it appears that Congressman Joe Wilson (R-Lexington) was more loyal to the Establishment agenda of President Bushthan what he himself probably knows is in the best interestof the people he represents in the 2nd Congressional Districtof South Carolina (Lexington County to Beaufort County).

See how Congress voted at HR 3045, July 28, 2005

Find tables of 'AYES' 'NOES' and 'NOT VOTING' for CAFTA vote, with alphabetical list of Congressmens' names under each heading at:

"... where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." 2 Corinthians 3:17

Steve Lefemine
Independent * candidate for U.S. House of Representatives
US House District #2, South Carolina
* American Christian for a Biblically-based constitutional republic
July 28, 2005

The State
Columbia, SC

Posted on Tue, Jul. 26, 2005

Trade treaty wins over S.C. lawmakers

Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON ­ South Carolina’s congressional delegation will split its votes on CAFTA.

That’s a notable roll call for a traditionally protectionist state where not long ago all but the least controversial free trade treaties were dismissed as bad for American workers ­ and S.C. textile workers in particular.

In 1993, only one of the eight members of the delegation voted for NAFTA, the free trade treaty between the United States, Mexico and Canada.

U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis, R-Travelers Rest, announced his support for CAFTA on Monday. And U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett, R-Westminster, will soon follow suit, according to several Capitol Hill sources who have been counting CAFTA votes.

With U.S. Rep. Henry Brown, R-Hanahan, leaning toward CAFTA, and U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., firmly in CAFTA’s corner, four of eight South Carolinians in Congress will likely vote “yes” on the treaty. It could come up for a vote as early as Thursday.

“We’ve gotten some real improvements in the agreement,” said Inglis, who for weeks has led intense negotiations with administration officials on behalf of a group of lawmakers who represent textile interests. “CAFTA is now a much better CAFTA.”

The White House is pushing hard to pass CAFTA, a free trade agreement betweenthe United States, five Central American nations, and the Dominican Republic.

Among the changes Inglis cited as most important in swinging his vote: a signed agreement between CAFTA countries that pockets and garment lining produced in nations outside the free trade zone would not enjoy the benefits of CAFTA.

The Upstate is home to several mills that make pockets and linings ­ firms that would be threatened if China and other producers of pockets and linings avoided tariffs by shipping their often underpriced goods through CAFTA nations.

DeMint, of Greenville, was challenged during the 2004 Republican Senate primary and the general election by candidates who tried to make an issue of his free trade stance and CAFTA, accusing him of ignoring textile workers. But the issue largely fell flat with voters.

DeMint countered that South Carolina ­ home to Fuji, Michelin, BMW and other multinational corporations, now has much more to gain than lose from free trade.

Brown on Monday said that while he is still more likely than not to vote for the treaty, he may not make up his mind before the day of the vote. He noted that he represents a district with an important international port, the Port of Charleston, and he continues to receive calls and e-mail from constituents on both sides of the issue.

On the other side of CAFTA are three South Carolinians who are definite “no” votes ­ U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-Springdale; and U.S. Rep. John Spratt, D-York. Spratt was the single “yes” vote on NAFTA in 1993.

U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn said Monday he is still leaning against CAFTA.

What would get him to vote for it?

“They would have to fix stuff. Fix the environmental stuff. Fix the labor stuff. Fix the textile stuff.”

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© 2005 The State and wire service sources. All Rights Reserved.


Read "The World Government Two-Step" at:

First NAFTA, then CAFTA, then FTAA, then Western Hemispheric regional government, then one-world socialism/global government, i.e., the New World Order (as written on the back of the $ 1 dollar bill in your wallet as Novus Ordo Seclorum at the base of the pyramid on the reverse side of the Great Seal of the United States).

This can, by the grace of God, all be stopped, just as God put an end to the ancient Tower of Babel in Genesis, chapter 11.

On July 28, 2005, Americans lost another layer of our country's sovereignty when 202 traitor-Republicans voted for the agenda of the New World Order (regional government, then one-world government). However, now the battle shifts to the Western Hemispheric "Free Trade Area of the Americas" (FTAA), involving all of the nations in North America, Central America, and South America (except Cuba).

Stop the FTAA !

Any of the 217 U.S. House members (202 Republicans and 15 Democrats) who voted for CAFTA (HR 3045), this NWO, anti-American, unconstitutional transfer of Congressional authority to international tribunals and bureaucrats, and erosion of U.S. independence and sovereignty, has broken his (or her) Oath of Office, and should rightly now be impeached. Likewise, the same for any and all of the 54 members of the U.S. Senate who traitorously voted for CAFTA (S 1307) on June 30, 2005.

[ see CAFTA votes of both Senate and House at ]

Certainly, any such oath-breaking incumbents should NOT be re-elected next year on November 7, 2006 !

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