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Regarding Jon Talton’s “ ‘America First’ nationalism is bad for state’s economy”:

Talton writes, “The idea that NAFTA or TPP surrendered ‘sovereignty’ is a conspiracy-theory untruth.” Surely he knows this statement itself to be the lie.

One need look no further than NAFTA’s investor-state clause for proof. It gives corporations the power to sue governments over laws threatening their profits.

While no fan of President Donald Trump, this sounds to me like a threat to sovereignty: “A country’s independent authority and the right to govern itself” (Merriam-Webster).

Rebecca Klinicke, Kirkland