Those who are angry about the possible creation of a North American Union and are tired of being ignored by elected officials who deny the NAU's existence have an opportunity to deal with both.
Set the date on your calendar: September 16, 2008. That's the day scheduled in both Canada and the US for "The Great North American Phone In." On that date, citizens of the United States and Canada are encouraged to call members of the U.S. Congress and the Canadian Parliament to voice opposition to the NAU. The purpose is to flood these centers of the "people's representatives" with phone calls to literally shut down their switchboards. Maybe that will get their attention.
Congress has simply denied the existence of the creation of a North American Union. They tell us that the "Security and Prosperity Partnership" is simply a "dialog" among the three nations to help "harmonize" rules and regulations for trade and security. I have a file of letters from members of Congress responding to inquiries about the SPP. Most sound as if they were written by the same person, with near exact wording.
Rep. J.Gresham Barrett, of South Carolina, wrote, "...to my knowledge, there are no plans currently being discussed by the federal government to develop such a union." Senator Herb Kohl, of Wisconsin, wrote, "There are no plans to merge the sovereign nations of the United States, Canada, and Mexico into a new state." Senator Susan Collins, of Maine and a member of the Homeland Security Committee, said, "Members of the SPP have not discussed the creation of a European Union-like structure for a common currency and have not adopted policies that would change the U.S. court system or legislative process." Senator Robert Bennett, of Utah, said, "In fact, no one has heard of such an effort because it does not exist, other than in the pages of articles written by members of certain groups that circulate the conspiracy theories...". And of course, there is this line as written by Rep. Jim Jordan, of Ohio, "The SPP is only a dialog and no agreement has ever been signed. It is not intended to set up a European Union-type cooperative, will not change our currency, courts, or legislative process and will not reduce the sovereignty of any of the three nations."
Another common thread in such letters is that the NAFTA Superhighway - or the Trans Texas Corridor (TTC) - does not exist. (Say the Congressional letters): they have checked with the Federal Department of Highways and found no evidence of such a project. That's because of a very clever ruse being employed in which the various sections of the TTC are being overseen by State departments of transportation. It's quite obvious to members of the Texas state legislature that the TTC is certainly being built.
And on the NAU, it seems these representatives of the people have failed to do their research. All they need do is check out what leaders in Mexico and Canada are saying about what the SPP really is. For example, The Toronto Star wrote on September 20, 2006, "The public has been kept in the dark while business elites have played a major role in designing the blueprint for this more integrated North America." Miguel Pickard, Mexican economist and researcher, wrote an article published in the foreign press, detailing the "deep integration" planned for North America. He said there will be no single treaty and nothing submitted to legislatures in the three countries. Instead, he outlined a "merged future" implemented through "the signing of regulations not subject to citizen review." Jose Natividad Gonsales, Governor of the Mexican province of Nuevo Leon, said during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters, "The Trans Texas Corridor is not just the NAFTA Superhighway, but the Logistical Trans-Corridor of North America, uniting Mexico, the US and Canada." Funny how Mary Peters denies there is a TTC. And finally there is this quote from former Mexican President Vicente Fox, speaking in Madrid, Spain, "Eventually our long-range objective is to establish with the United States...an ensemble of connections and institutions similar to those created by the European Union." Who could speak better on the intention of the SPP than Fox? He was there with President Bush at its creation.
No, my fellow Americans, your elected representatives aren't merely ignorant of the SPP and its true purpose. They are lying to you as they pander to global corporations and special interests who are lining their pockets with cash. As Rep. Ron Paul said, "What is a dialog? We don't know. What we do know is that Congressional oversight of what might be one of the most significant developments in recent history is non-existent."
Clearly, Congress is not doing its job and it's time we make them feel the heat. The very independence of our very unique nation is at stake.
So, on September 16th, join "The Great North American Phone In" and tell them so. Call every single congressional office, even their district offices. The phone numbers, including those for the Canadian Parliament, are all provided at the American Policy Center website www.americanpolicy.org.
Make each call as quickly as possible. Tell them you oppose the North American Union. Tell them you support Rep. Virgil Goode's bill, H.Con.Res. 40, which opposes the creation of a North American Union. Then, hang up and call the next number.
Shut their phone systems down until they feel your pain. It's now or never.