North AmericAN UNioN FAct Sheet
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The effort is in its infancy, however the
Bush Administration has been operating in
secret for at least two years to establish
what can only be described as a North
American Union with Mexico and Canada,
along the same lines as the European
Union. If that happens it can only mean
an eventual end to the U.S. Constitution as
our ruling document, replaced instead with
a new North American Government. That
is what is happening in Europe today.
We believe it can and will eventually
lead to the surrender of U.S. sovereignty,
independence, and national borders. It
will result in the establishment of a North
American currency called the "Amero," as
the dollar is junked.
The U.S. will provide the army for
defense. Gone will be U.S. citizenship. Gone
will be any kind of border control between
the three nations of North America.
Plans are well underway to establish a
NAFTA Super Highway, to be the width of
eight football fields. It will run from Mexico
to Canada, running through the middle of the
United States. No direct inspections will be
enforced as trucks from Mexico and Canada
drive through this nation. Only electronic
scanning will be used on the trucks.
Kansas City, MO has been tapped to
serve as an "inland port" to handle imports
and exports among the three nations.
Operating quietly, Kansas City has already
designated $2.5 million of its taxpayer’s
money to establish the port. Now, the
Mexican government is demanding that it
have its own inspection site in Kansas City to
inspect its own trucks. It also is demanding
that the land its port will sit on will officially
become Mexican sovereign territory.
The official effort began on March
23, 2005, after a summit, held in Waco,
TX. It was attended by President Bush,
Mexican President Vicente Fox, and (then)
Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin. The
three leaders announced the signing of
an agreement to create common policies
concerning various economic and security
areas among the three nations.
For obvious cover of official
deniability, the term "North American
Union" is not being used. Instead, the
agreement officially authorized twenty
tri-national "working groups" to establish
the "Security and Prosperity Partnership"
(SPP). The concept is being sold as simply
a new framework within which the member
nations can create free trade and security
within the North American continent.
However, based on working documents,
the intent to create the North American
Union is impossible to hide.
The trilateral agreement, signed as a
joint declaration, has not been submitted
to Congress for review. There is no
SecUrity ANd ProSPerity
The joint statement on the SPP,
issued on March, 23, 2005 described it as
an initiative to: "…establish a common
approach to security to protect North
America from external threats, prevent and
respond to threats within North America,
and further streamline the security and
efficient movement of legitimate, low-risk
traffic across our shared borders."
The working groups are now laying
the foundation for a European Union-style
integration of the North American continent.
The White House has established the
SPP office in the North American Free
Trade Agreement (NAFTA) office in the
U.S. Department of Commerce, where
it has worked in virtual secrecy for two
years. As the process proceeds, the SPP
groups have not released public reports on
Over the past two years, at least 20 SPP
working groups have produced a number
of memorandums of understanding and
trilateral declarations of agreement. These
agreements cover a wide variety of issues
including, energy, transportation, financial
services (including loan and foreign aid
policy), communications, technology,
environmental policy, rules under which
businesses will operate, food and agriculture
policy, health policy, e-commerce, aviation
policy, border and immigration policy,
and the means for multiple governmental
agencies to interact. They may be viewed
on the Internet at www.spp.gov.
Bush Administration has denied that
the SPP is operating in secret. Yet it has
not released the names of those in the
Meanwhile, officials of the three nations
quietly met in Alberta, Canada September
12 – 14, 2006. Former Secretary of State
George Shultz was a joint chairman of the
meeting with his counterparts from Mexico
and Canada. Also in active attendance were
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfield,
Admiral Tim Keating, Commander of
NORAD, and Robert Pastor, a key advocate
of the creation of a North American Union.
Discussions at the conference included
"A Vision for North America," "Toward
a North American Energy Strategy, and
"Demographic and Social Dimensions of
North American Integration."
It is also important to note that the
Bush Administration has denied that the
President ever signed an agreement with
Canada and Mexico. The Administration
has established a "Myths
and Facts" section
to the Security and Prosperity Partnership
web page in an attempt to counter arguments
of those now exposing the SPP. The site
blatantly says, "The SPP is a dialogue to
increase security and enhance prosperity
among the three countries. The SPP is not
an agreement nor is it a treaty. In fact, no
agreement was ever signed." However,
according to a report on the SPP written
by Former Canadian Prime Minster Paul
Martin, one of the three heads of state
involved in the March 23, 2005 meeting
with Bush and Fox, writes "Thus, on
March 23, President Bush, President Fox
and I signed the
Security and Prosperity
Partnership of North America…" The full
report by Mr. Martin may be read on the
Internet at www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/cippic/
ips/ips-overview2-en.asp. Why is the
Bush Administration lying about this fact?
The obvious answer is because they are
doing this without congressional approval
and it is therefore illegal.
coUNcil oN ForeigN
relAtioNS BlUe PriNt
Many SPP working groups appear to be
driving toward achieving specific objectives
as defined by a May, 2005 Council on
Foreign Relations(CFR) task force report,
which 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 CFR report is entitled "Building
a North American Community," and is
essentially a five year plan for implementing
the North American Union. It may be
viewed at the CFR Internet web sight at
A member of the CFR taskforce, Dr.
Robert Pastor, wrote a book, published in
2001, titled "Toward a North American
Commission." The CFR taskforce report
and the official SPP agreement carry almost
identical language as the Pastor’s book.
Though the Bush Administration denies a
connection to Dr. Pastor’s book or to the
CFR’s report, Dr. Pastor has represented
the United States in SPP meetings,
including (as mentioned above) the recent
meeting in Alberta, Canada.
The book, the CFR task force and the
SPP agreement call for the establishment of
a North American Competitiveness Council
to pull in the private sector to the SPP
process. In addition, all three call for the
establishment of a "North American Advisory
Council," which is to be an "independent
body of advisors," composed of "eminent
persons from outside the government."
In 2002, Dr. Pastor addressed the
Trilateral Commission, calling for the
establishment of a North American
Investment Fund that would supplement
World Bank funds expended in a trilateral
effort to develop Mexico economically. The
May, 2005 CFR report called for the same
fund. Efforts are now underway in the SPP
to officially establish the fund.
The CFR Task Force calls for the
"creation by 2010 of a North American
community to enhance security, prosperity,
and opportunity. We propose a community
based on the principle affirmed in the March,
2005 Joint Statement of the three leaders
(of the three nations) that ‘our security
and prosperity are mutually dependent and
complementary.’ Its boundaries will be
defined by a common external tariff and an
outer security perimeter within the movement
of people, products and capital will be legal,
orderly, and safe."
To those ends, the CFR report called
for establishment of a common security
border perimeter around North America by
2010, along with free movement of people,
commerce and capital to be facilitated by the
establishment of a North American Border
Pass that would replace a U.S. passport for
travel between the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Also envisioned by the CFR task force
include 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.
The task force report is important in
the debate over the official Security and
Prosperity Partnership operation because,
though the Bush Administration denies
any connection to the CFR report, the
language used in the CFR task force report
and SPP documents, so far, have proven to
be nearly identical. Clearly the CFR task
force report is being used as the blue print to
establish the North American Union.
AUthorizAtioN or overSight
To date, Congress has passed no
legislation to authorize the activities of the
SPP, nor to fund its spending. Congress has
had no official involvement in the process and
has no oversight. Many members of Congress
have denied any knowledge of the activities
of the SPP. Democrat Congressman Barney
Frank (D-MA) has said "It (SPP) was done
for the United States solely by the President,
with no Congressional involvement."
Congressman Tom Tancredo, (R-Colo) has
demanded that the Bush Administration fully
disclose the activities of the SPP working groups,
including revealing the names of the members of
those groups. No answers to his demands have
yet been received from the Bush Administration,
though the activity continues to move forward.
Geri Word, head of the SPP office, located in the
Commerce Department, told World Net Daily that
the work has not been disclosed because "we did
not want to get the contact people of the working
groups distracted by calls from the public." Yet,
the SPP denies it is working in secret.
NAFtA SUPer highwAy
Quietly, the Bush Administration is
working to advance a plan to build super
highways through the heart of the United
States to transport goods from Mexico
and Canada. The highways are part of
the original North American Free Trade
Agreement, (NAFTA). The plan is now
being advanced through an operation called
"North America’s Super Corridor Coalition,
The Super Transnational System
includes multiple lanes for cars and trucks.
Plans call for a ten lane, limited access
highway to parallel I-35. It will have three
lanes each way for passenger cars, two
express lanes each way for trucks. Mexican
and Canadian cars and trucks will be allowed
to travel the highway, over the U.S. border
with no direct inspections. The highway will
also carry rail lines plus a utility corridor for
oil and natural gas pipelines, electric towers,
cables for communications and telephone
lines. Speed limits will be relaxed as well
as safety inspections for vehicles from
Mexico and Canada. Trucks will be allowed
to carry extra tonnage and be extra long. A
Railway system will travel up the center of
the highway, allowing Mexican rail road
companies to enter the U.S. and travel up
Several such highways are contemplated.
Environmental impact studies have already
been completed. In Texas, efforts are
underway as 584,000 acres of privately
owned land have been targets for takings
through Eminent Domain. It is estimated
that at least one million American citizens
will be displaced from their homes to build
KANSAS city cUStomS Port
to Be mexicAN
Beginning at the southern tip of Mexico,
passing through Laredo, TX, the highway
heads to an "inland port" in Kansas City,
where a "Sentry System" will electronically
inspect the cargos, before they head East or
West, or continue on North through Duluth,
Minnesota and into Canada.
As described on the KC SmartPort’s
website (www.kcsmartport.com), the
plan is to enable cheap-labor products
made in Communist China to travel in
sealed "containers nonstop from the
Is the Idea of a North amerIcaN UNIoN
a coNspIracy theory?
more to the poINt, It Is really a debate over
By Tom DeWeese
Specifically, if you believe there should be no
borders marking a specific entity called the United
States of America, then a North American Union will not concern you. If you believe nationalism, meaning
love and pride of country, is a bad thing,
then a North American Union will not concern you.
If you believe
government control of the market, of health care, and of
energy policy is a positive force, then a North
American Union will not concern you.
If you believe anyone should be allowed to enter
our nation, even
illegally, obtain work, taxpayer-paid social programs, and owe no allegiance to the U.S., then a North American
Union will not concern you.
On the other hand, if you believe the United States is the most unique nation on Earth with a government
designed to protect your natural liberties, an economic system unlike any other -- designed to create economic
independence, and a judicial system unknown to any other nation, then
a North American Union is a threat
to all you hold dear.
Those currently working on such a plan do not share your ideals; they do not support your political
positions. They do not understand nor care about your concerns. It’s their political ideology and they
nothing wrong with what they are doing. They consider your opposition to their plans to "harmonize" the U.S.
with Mexico and Canada old fashioned and out of date.
The question is where do you stand?
The other side intends to marginalize your love of country and support of limited government. In fact,
the other side doesn’t want to debate the issue at all. It just wants to force its way on you, without
without a vote, and without your involvement. And that is why they are trying to operate in secret.
Those of us who oppose this Union on ideological grounds intend to force that debate and let the American
people decide how they wish to be governed. And that is why the other side is attacking us so viciously.
"This paranoid and groundless frenzy has been fomented and promoted by a shameless collection of lunatics and
losers; crooks, cranks, demagogues and opportunists, who claim the existence of a top secret master plan to
join the U.S.
, Canada and Mexico in one big super-state and to replace the good old Yankee dollar with a worthless new currency
called ‘The Amero.’" Michael Medved, December
• Mexican economist and researcher Miguel Pickard wrote in an article, published by foreign press, detailing
the "deep integration" planned for North America. He said there will be no single treaty and nothing will be
legislatures of the three countries. Instead, he says, the plan for a "merged future" will be implemented through
of regulations not subject to citizen review." He went on to report of several secret meetings held in all three
which representatives signed "close to 300 regulations" installing a "Unified American Border Action Plan."
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• Pickard went on to express his view that President Bush is
"vigorously pushing" the idea of a "North American
community." Pickard concluded by saying the schedule calls for beginning with a customs union, then a common
then a monetary and economic union, and finally the adoption of a single currency.
• Democrat Congressman Barney Frank said in a letter concerning the Security and Prosperity Partnership, "It
was done for the United States by the President, with no Congressional involvement. Indeed it is not even a
it has not been ratified by the Senate."
CNN Anchorman Lou Dobbs said during a report on the SPP, "Have our
political elites gone mad?"
"Another delusion usually associated with these fears involves the construction of a ‘Monster Highway’
sixteen lanes wide through Texas and the Great Plains, connecting two nations on either side for the borders
nefarious but never-explained purpose." Michael Medved, December 28, 2006
• In April, 2006, TxDOT released a 4,000 page Environmental
Impact Statement that described a corridor that
will be 1200 feet wide (the size of four football fields). It will parallel Interstate 35, and be five lanes
north and five lanes
south (3 lanes for cars, 2 lanes for trucks). In the middle will be pipelines and rail lines. It will also have
a 200 ft wide
utility corridor. The corridor will start in Laredo, TX, and run past Austin to the Texas-Oklahoma border. Plans
call for building some 4,000 miles of highway with rail lines and utility lines, combined into super-corridors
Texas over the next 50 years.
• "The Oklahoma-to-Mexico stretch would be just the first link
in a 4,000 mile, $184 billion network. The
corridor would be up to a quarter mile across, consisting of as many as six lanes for cars and four for trucks,
tracks, oil and gas pipelines, water and other utility lines, and broadband cables." Associated Press, July 21, 2006.
• Central to the construction of the Trans Texas Corridor is
the massive taking of 584,000 acres of private rich
farm land, ranches and homes. Supreme Court-approved Eminent Domain will be used to acquire the land.
• The Trans Texas Corridor is the first leg of what is called
the NAFTA Super Highway scheduled to go through
heartland America all the way to Canada.
• The main reason for opposition (for some nefarious but never-explained purpose) is the lack of inspection
of the truck’s cargo as they carry containers loaded in China and off loaded in Mexican ports and driven
to an Inland port in Kansas City (KC SmartPort), relying only on electronic screening for drive-through inspections.
Moreover, Mexico will control its own customs facility in Kansas City and therefore able to inspect their own
• "This spring (2006), city officials signed off on a 50-year
lease for the Mexican facility, with an option for 50
more years…The council earlier this year earmarked $2.5 million in loans and $600,000 in direct aid to
would build and own the inland customs facility and sublet it to the Mexican government through agreements with
Customs and Border Protection…The Mexican government would have no significant investment and would occupy
the customs facility operation rent free…SmartPort set up the deal to avoid imposing any expenses on Mexico
its ordinary border costs…SmartPort meanwhile is seeking a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development
Administration to purchase high-tech gamma-ray screening devices for drive-through inspections of truck cargo…
Confusion and secrecy have been hallmarks of the ambitious project. At the outset, Gutierrez and others have
customs facility would be sovereign Mexican soil similar to a foreign embassy. This has changed." Posted by the Kansas
City Star, 7-18-06
• Another objection to the highway system is the fact that
foreign companies will operate the highways and collect tolls.
• "On a single day in June (2006), an Australian-Spanish partnership
paid $3.6 billion to lease the Indiana Toll
Road. An Australian company bought a 99-year lease on Virginia’s Pocahontas Parkway, and Texas officials
decided to let
a Spanish-American partnership build and run a toll road from Austin to Seguin for 50 years." Associated Press, 7-15-06
• "One principle player is a Spanish construction company,
which plans to build the highway and operate it as a
toll road. But don’t be fooled: the superhighway proposal is not the result of free market demand, but
rather an extension of
government-managed trade schemes like NAFTA that benefit politically-correct interests." Texas Congressman Ron Paul
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"The record couldn’t be more clear on the ‘North American Union’ -- there’s no one anywhere
near the Bush
administration, the Congress of the United States, Cabinet departments or even major think tanks who believes
it’s a good
idea to merge Canada, Mexico and the U.S." Michael Medved, December28, 2006
• "Away from the spotlight, from Sept.12 to 14 (2006), in Banff
Springs (Canada), Minister of Public Safety
Stockwell Day and Defense Minister Gordon O’Connor met with U.S. and Mexican government officials and
leaders to discuss North American integration at the second North American Forum…The focus of the event…included
topics such as ‘A North American Energy Strategy,’ ‘Demographic and Social Dimensions of North
and Opportunities for Security Cooperation’ – all topics where the public interest is at odds with
that of big business
elites…The public has been kept in the dark while the business elite have played a lead role in designing
the blueprint for
this more integrated North America." Reported by the Toronto
• Attending the Banff meeting were Secretary of Defense Donald
Rumsfeld, former U.S. Trade Rep. Carla Hills,
and Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Dr. Thomas Shannon.
• Arizona State University is teaching that the U.S., Mexico
and Canada need to be integrated into a unified
superstate, where U.S. citizens of the future will be known as "North Americanists." The program openly calls
integration of economic issues across the continent, and in many places goes further – such as the call
for a common
North American currency and an implied joint military.
• "Reformist Mexican President Vincente Fox raises eyebrows
with his suggestion that over a decade or two
NAFTA should evolve into something like the European Union, with open borders for not only goods and investment
but also people. He can rest assured that there is one voice north of the Rio Grand that supports his vision.
To wit, this
newspaper." Robert L. Bartley, editor, The Wall Street
Journal, editorial, July, 2, 2001.
"Concerning the feds, the entire horror story about ‘North American Union’ is based upon the ‘Security
Prosperity Partnership,’ an utterly innocuous, open, above-board, well-advertised and widely publicized
promote inter-governmental cooperation to fight terrorism, the threat of Avian flu, improve and tighten border
and promote mutual prosperity." Michael Medved, December 28, 2006
• "The SPP was not created by a treaty between the nations
involved, nor was Congress involved in any way.
Instead, the SPP is an unholy alliance of foreign consortiums and officials from several governments."
Texas Congressman Ron Paul
• Also attending the Banff meeting, according to Canadian CBC
News, was Mel Hurtig, noted Canadian author.
According to Hurtig, "We’re talking about such an important thing, we’re talking about the integration
of Canada into the
United States. For them to hold this meeting in secret and to make every effort to avoid anybody learning it,
you’ve got to be hugely concerned."
• "According to the U.S. government website dedicated to the
project (www.spp.gov), the SPP is neither a treaty
nor a formal agreement. Rather, it is a ‘dialogue’ launched by the heads of state of Canada, Mexico,
and the United States
at a summit in Waco, Texas in March, 2005. What is a dialogue? We don’t know. What we do know, however,
Congressional oversight of what might be one of the most significant developments in recent history is non-existent.
Congress has had no role at all in this ‘dialogue’ that many see as a plan for a North American
union. According to the
SPP website, this ‘dialogue’ will create new supra-national organizations to ‘coordinate’
border security, health policy,
economic and trade policy, and energy policy between the governments of Mexico, Canada and the United States.
such, it is but an extension of NAFTA-and CAFTA-like agreements that have far less to do with the free movement
of goods and services than they do with government coordination and management of international trade…"
Congressman Ron Paul, 8-30-06
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110th CONGRESS - 1st Session
HCON 40 IH H. CON. RES. 40
Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should not engage in the construction of a North American
Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Superhighway System or enter into a North American Union with Mexico and Canada.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 22, 2007
Mr. GOODE (for himself, Mr. WAMP, Mr. JONES of North Carolina, Mr. PAUL, Mr. STEARNS, Mr. DUNCAN, and
Ms. FOXX) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation
Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined
Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee
Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should not engage in the construction of a North American
Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Superhighway System or enter into a North American Union with Mexico and Canada.
Whereas the United States
Departments of State, Commerce, and Homeland Security participated in the formation of the
Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) on March 23, 2005, representing a tri-lateral agreement between the
Canada, and Mexico designed, among other things, to facilitate common regulatory schemes between these countries;
Whereas reports issued
by the SPP indicate that it has implemented regulatory changes among the three countries that
circumvent United States trade, transportation, homeland security, and border security functions and that the
continue to do so in the future;
Whereas the actions taken
by the SPP to coordinate border security by eliminating obstacles to migration between Mexico
and the United States actually makes the United States-Mexico border less secure because Mexico is the primary
country of illegal immigrants into the United States;
Whereas according to the
Department of Commerce, United States trade deficits with Mexico and Canada have significantly
increased since the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA);
Whereas the economic and
physical security of the United States is impaired by the potential loss of control of its borders
attendant to the full operation of NAFTA and the SPP;
Whereas the regulatory
and border security changes implemented and proposed by the SPP violate and threaten United
Whereas a NAFTA Superhighway
System from the west coast of Mexico through the United States and into Canada has
been suggested as part of a North American Union to facilitate trade between the SPP countries;
Whereas the State of Texas
has already begun planning of the Trans-Texas Corridor, a major multi-modal transportation project
beginning at the United States-Mexico border, which would serve as an initial section of a NAFTA Superhighway
Whereas it could be particularly
difficult for Americans to collect insurance from Mexican companies which employ Mexican
drivers involved in accidents in the United States, which would likely increase the insurance rates for American
Whereas future unrestricted
foreign trucking into the United States can pose a safety hazard due to inadequate maintenance
and inspection, and can act collaterally as a conduit for the entry into the United States of illegal drugs,
smuggling, and terrorist activities; and
Whereas a NAFTA Superhighway
System would likely include funds from foreign consortiums and be controlled by
foreign management, which threatens the sovereignty of the United States: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That--
(1) the United States should not engage in the construction of a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
(2) the United States should not allow the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) to implement further regulations
that would create a North American Union with Mexico and Canada; and
(3) the President of the United States should indicate strong opposition to these acts or any other proposals
the sovereignty of the United States.
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Far East by way of Mexico," through
"a ships-to-rail terminal at the port of
Lazaro Cardenas in Mexico," then up "the
evolving trade corridor" to Kansas City,
Missouri, where they would have their
first inspection. A Kansas City SmartPort
brochure explains further, "Kansas City
offers the opportunity for sealed cargo
containers to travel to Mexican port cities
with virtually no border delays."
Kansas City will be the check point and
disbursement center for trucks bringing their
cargos into this country from Mexico and
Canada. The official organization in charge of
setting up the port is KCSmartPort. The searches
of goods will not involve
open inspections in
which truck doors would be opened and the
contents inspected by Smart Port personnel or
even drug sniffing dogs. Instead the trucks will
be simply scanned by high-tech gamma-ray
screening in drive-by inspections.
As part of the inland port, a Mexican
Customs office is being established. The
Kansas City Council has voted a $2.5
million loan to KCSmartPort to build
the Mexican customs facility in the West
Bottoms near Kemper Area on city-owned
land east of Liberty Street and mostly south
of Interstate 670.
According to e-mails and other
documents obtained by World Net Daily, top
executives with the KCSmartPort project,
suggest the facility "would need to be
designated as Mexican sovereign territory
and meet certain requirements." In addition,
Mexico is insisting on the right to be the sole
inspector of its own trucks.
The negotiations with Mexico and
the U.S. State Department for the final
approval of the Mexican Customs office are
proceeding in secret.
Though it will take some years to
finalize, plans are being laid to create
a new currency for the coming North
American Union, much like the Euro
replaced the currencies of individual
countries of the European Union. The
Amero would replace the U.S. Dollar,
Peso and Canadian Dollar.
The plan has been specifically
promoted through Dr. Pastor’s book, the
blueprint for the rest of the SPP plan, and
now may be officially moving through the
establishment of a new SPP effort called
the "Financial Services Work Group." To
date, it is too early to tell exactly when
such a change would move forward, but
it is being discussed in high places.
Of course the SPP and the Bush
Administration denies that there is even
discussion of such a currency. However,
on April, 6, 2006, the SPP announced the
formation of the Financial Services Working
Group. According to its own news release,
the Financial Group will focus on "enhancing
processes for addressing banking, securities
and insurance issues." It goes on to say,
"U.S. financial regulatory agencies will play
a critical role in the SPP."
In truth, the SPP is being put into place
incrementally. It will take years before
everything is in final order. It took the
European Union several years to create the
Euro. However, the guiding documents from
Dr. Pastor’s book and the CFR report each
call for the creation of a North American
currency. It is obvious, if one dissects the
bureaucratic language of SPP documents, in
order to reach its goal to "reduce the cost
of trade, combat counterfeiting and facilitate
trade," among the three nations trying to act
as one, the drive for a single currency will
certainly become necessary.
A New goverNmeNt For
Many Americans simply do not believe
that the United States would voluntarily
give up its sovereignty to a North American
Union. Those who think this way somehow
believe that there will be a vote of the
American people to decide.
It is little understood that such actions
are done incrementally, behind closed
doors, until the plans are so far along that
stopping them becomes nearly impossible.
The North American Free Trade
Agreement (NAFTA) was sold as simply
a way for American producers to broaden
their markets. So too, was the European
Union sold to the proud, ancient nations
of that continent. Today, a new, socialist
government rules them, complete with a
ruling body, a new currency, a tax system,
court system and a defense system -- all the
ingredients necessary for a government.
Operating in secret, SPP working groups
are efficiently laying the groundwork for the
destruction of the United States of America
as an independent, sovereign nation. Once
the North American Union is in place, we
will then have to compromise our very
unique nation of protected freedoms with
the socialist nations of Mexico and Canada,
where property rights, justice, economics and
natural rights are not necessarily recognized.
The Security and Prosperity Partnership
is about neither. It is not a plan to simply
help sell American goods to larger markets.
It is not a plan to help keep our nation safer
in a security partnership with Mexico and
Canada. Shutting our borders, not opening
them, would do far more to accomplish that
goal. The SPP is about creating a continental
government which would eventually contain
its own court system, its own ability to
collect taxes (including some sort of military
or police ability) and its own currency.
The SPP is an invasion of our culture
and our economy. It’s about the redistribution
of American wealth and industry. It will
represent the end of over 250 years of an
historic experiment in freedom – unless
Americans across the nation say no – now.
This report is produced by the American Policy
Center, 70 Main Street, Suite 23, Warrenton,
VA 20186. Telephone: (540) 341-8911. Web
Address: www.americapolicy.org. Much of
the information for this report was contained
in materials produced by investigative
journalist Jerome Corsi. His reports on
the North American Union may be found
on World Net Daily, www.worldnetdaily.
com. Human Events, www.humanevents.
com. Information was also obtained from
reports by Phyllis Schlafly, www.eagleforum.
org. More information was provided by Dr.
Steven Yates, "The United States of North
America," The Ecologic Powerhouse,
www.freedom.org. The blueprint for the
North American Union may be viewed in
it’s entirety on the web site of the Council
on Foreign Relations, www.cfr.org and the
official reports of the SPP working groups,
now operating out of the U.S. Department of
Commerce, may be viewed at www.spp.gov.
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JUly 2, 2000: Mexican president Vicente Fox proposes a 20
to 30 year time line for the creation of a common North American market.
2000: Robert Pastor’s book
"Toward a North American Community" is published.
decemBer 2001: U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge
and Canadian Deputy Prime Minister John Manley sign the "Smart Border
Declaration." It called for a "30-point action plan to enhance the security of our shared border , while facilitating
the legitimate flow of people
2002: President Bush and Prime
Minister Chretien meet to discuss progress in the Smart Border Action Plan. An update on the
plan is produced by the White House on December 6, 2002.
decemBer, 2002: U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell signs
an agreement between the United States and Canada to establish a Bi-national
Agreement on Military Planning.
JANUAry, 2003: The Canadian Council of Chief Executives launches
the North American Security and Prosperity Initiative (NASPI) to
propose a comprehensive North American strategy integrating economic and security issues.
FeBrUAry, 2004: The Council on Foreign Relations publishes
Robert Pastor’s paper "North America’s Second Decade," which advocates
further North American integration.
octoBer, 2004: The Canada-Mexico Partnership (CMP) is launched during the visit of President Fox to Ottawa.
2004: The Independent Task Force
on the Future of North America is formed. The task force is a trilateral effort charged with
developing a "roadmap" to promote "North American security and advance the well-being of citizens of all three
countries." The task force is
sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations.
mArch 23, 2005: President Bush meets at his ranch in Crawford,
TX with Vincente Fox of Mexico and Paul Martin of Canada in what they
call a Summit. The three heads of state then drive to Baylor University in Waco, where they issue a press release
announcing their signing of
an agreement to form the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP).
mAy 17, 2005: The Independent Task Force on the Future of
North America (CFR) releases its report "Creating a North American Community
– Chairman’s Report." The 59-page document outlines a five-year plan for the "establishment by 2010
of a North American economic and
security community" with a common "outer security perimeter" to achieve "the freer flow of people within North
JUNe 9, 2005: Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Richard
Lugar held a "friendly" committee hearing that features Task Force member Robert
Pastor. He reveals further details of the plan for a "continental perimeter," including "an integrated continental
plan for transportation and
infrastructure that includes new North American highways and high-speed rail corridors."
JUNe 27, 2005: Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff
attends a SPP meeting in Ottawa, Canada, at which he said "we want to
facilitate the flow of traffic across our borders." The White House issues a press release endorsing the Ottawa
report and calling the meeting
"an important first step in achieving the goals of the Security and Prosperity Partnership."
JUly, 2005: The White House announces it is backing a
coalition called Americans for Border and Economic Security, organized by former
Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie. Its purpose is to conduct a political-style campaign to
sell the American people in a
guest-worker program wrapped in a few border-security promises and financed by coalition members who each put
up $50,000 to $250,000.
mArch 31, 2006: President Bush, Vicente Fox and new Canadian
Prime Minister Stephen Harper meet in Cancun, Mexico to (according to the
official news release) celebrate the first anniversary of the Security and Prosperity Partnership. At the same
time Bush demands that Congress
pass an immigration bill with a guest worker permit program.
JUNe 15, 2006: SPP’s North American Competitiveness
Council (NACC), consisting of government officials and corporate CEOs from the
three countries, met to "institutionalize the North American Security and Prosperity Partnership and the NACC,
so that the work will continue
through changes of administrations."
2006: In Banff Alberta, Canada,
a group of present and past elected officials from all three countries meet with corporate,
military, academic, financial, industrial, and think tank members in a "North American Forum." U.S. participants
include former Secretary of
State George Shultz, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and Robert Pastor, to name a few.
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