Thursday, June 15, 2006

A North American Union

U.S. Representative Tom Tancredo, Republican from Colorado, has requested that the Bush administration disclose in full, the activities of a trilateral agreement with the U.S., Mexico, and Canada that could lead to a North American “union”.

The Security and Prosperity Partnership Of North America (SPP) was signed by President Bush, Mexican President Vicente Fox and former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin in Waco, Texas, on March 23, 2005.

World Net Daily reported that the White House has established an active ensemble of twenty working groups, under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) office in the Department of Commerce, to implement the SPP. The trilateral agreement, was signed as a joint declaration, but was not, and still has not been submitted to Congress for review.

The American piece is actively working on a wide variety of issues including e-commerce, aviation policy, securing borders, and immigration. The activity involves multiple U.S. government agencies.

The U.S. government agencies have done extensive work for a very long time despite having no authorization or oversight from Congress or anyone else.

The head of the SPP office in NAFTA, Geri Word, confirmed with WND on June 9, 2006 that the membership of the working groups, as well as their work products, have not been published anywhere, including on the Internet.

When asked why not, Word said: "We did not want to get the contact people of the working groups distracted by calls from the public." (Emphasis Added)

Distracted? Don’t we kinda have the right to know?

WND further reports that the May 2005 Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) task force “presented a blueprint for expanding the SPP agreement into a North American Union that would merge the U.S., Canada and Mexico into a new governmental form.”

The title of the report is "Building a North American Community". Interesting title, it has a nice European sound and feel, eh?

But wait, it gets better. The CFR task force report also calls for establishing a “common border perimeter around North America by 2010”. This would include free movement of people, commerce, and capital within the newly formed North American Community. This cross border movement would be simplified by a North American Border Pass.

WND also reported that: “Also envisioned by the CFR task force report were a North American court, a North American inter-parliamentary group, a North American executive commission, a North American military defense command, a North American customs office and a North American development bank.”

Let’s read that again, the plan is to establish a North American:

  • Court.
  • Inter-parliamentary group
  • Executive commission
  • Military defense command
  • Customs office

The North American Community concept scares the hell out of me, what with Canada’s record of welcoming Islamic terrorists in, and Mexico’s record of official corruption.

Are you scared yet? You ought to be.


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