February 9, 2006
What’s the Difference Between an Agreement and a Treaty?
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Congressman Tom Tancredo, talking on a panel about immigration issues, made the following point that I had had been previously unaware of. Why are “free trade agreements” agreements and not treaties?
Tancredo’s answer is that if they were treaties, they would require 2/3 approval of the Senate to be ratified, and thus would never pass.
Is this another example of George Will’s creeping expansion of government power when it serves government interests?