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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

congressional oversight.

SecUrity ANd ProSPerity

PArtNerShiP (SPP)

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

their activities.

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. The

Bush Administration has denied that

the SPP is operating in secret. Yet it has

not released the names of those in the

working groups.

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.

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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

www.cfr.org.

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.

No coNgreSSioNAl

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,

Inc" (NASCO).

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

the highway.

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

the corridor.

KANSAS city cUStomS Port

to Be mexicAN Soil

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?

No.

more to the poINt, It Is really a debate over

polItIcal Ideology.

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 see

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 discussion,

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.

The Charge:

"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 28, 2006.

The Truth:

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 submitted to

legislatures of the three countries. Instead, he says, the plan for a "merged future" will be implemented through "the signing

of regulations not subject to citizen review." He went on to report of several secret meetings held in all three nations, after

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 market,

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 treaty because

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?"

The Charge:

"Another delusion usually associated with these fears involves the construction of a ‘Monster Highway’ some

sixteen lanes wide through Texas and the Great Plains, connecting two nations on either side for the borders for some

nefarious but never-explained purpose." Michael Medved, December 28, 2006

The Truth:

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 ultimately

call for building some 4,000 miles of highway with rail lines and utility lines, combined into super-corridors throughout

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, plus railroad

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 straight through

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 trucks on

U.S. territory.

"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 SmartPort, which

would build and own the inland customs facility and sublet it to the Mexican government through agreements with U.S.

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 above

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 said the

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 Charge:

"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

The Truth:

"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 business

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 American Integration,’

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 Star, 9-20-06

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 for the

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.

The Charge:

"Concerning the feds, the entire horror story about ‘North American Union’ is based upon the ‘Security and

Prosperity Partnership,’ an utterly innocuous, open, above-board, well-advertised and widely publicized initiative to

promote inter-governmental cooperation to fight terrorism, the threat of Avian flu, improve and tighten border security,

and promote mutual prosperity." Michael Medved, December 28, 2006

The Truth:

"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, right away

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, is that

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. As

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…" Texas

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 Free

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 and

Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the

Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should not engage in the construction of a North American Free

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 United States,

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 SPP will

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 source

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

States sovereignty;

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 System;

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 drivers;

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, illegal human

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)

Superhighway System;

(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 that threaten

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.

the "Amero,"

mergiNg U.S., cANAdiAN ANd

mexicAN cUrreNcieS

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

North AmericA

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.

Government decides.

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.

The Kansas City SmartPort current being

build in Kansas City, MO can be found at

www.kcsmartport.com.

Please make copies of the report and

distrubute to as many people as you wish.

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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.

NovemBer 27, 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

and goods."

SePtemBer 9, 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.

NovemBer 1, 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 America."

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."

SePtemBer 12, 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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