Sabotaging U.S. Sovereignty
The aptly named National Anxiety Center gives us a worthy point of view on the prospects of a coming North American Union. Let's not forget that the EU has not even been ratified in Europe and yet it is already the law of the land by fiat. Europe-wide standards for everything from the size of pig pens to the methods for making cheese to the weights of trucks are promulgated by a few bureaucrats in Brussels, regardless of the folly of centralized planning and management. What starts out sounding like a benign liberalization of trade and travel will invevitably morph into a monster of regulation and bureaucracy. And they are trying to slip it in without us even getting a chance to vote on it. Wake up and smell the mocha-java (my personal favorite morning brew).
Conservative Truth - Sabotaging U.S. Sovereignty - Alan Caruba - 2006-08-21
The problem with the Bush administration is that not enough of its officials have read the U.S. Constitution. Take, for example, Section 2 of Article 2. When dealing with foreign nations, it says that the President “shall have the power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur….”
So, why is President Bush and his administration seeking to establish a North American Union that would, in effect, abolish the borders between Canada, Mexico, and the United States of America?
The name of this effort is called the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) and, guess what, it has not been submitted to the Senate for its oversight or concurrence because, by some magic of governmental definition, it is not a treaty. Instead, its administration is buried in the bowels of the Commerce Department.
It does have, however, the blessing of the political and corporate elites of all three nations. A visit to the SPP Internet website (www.spp.gov) says it “was launched in March of 2005 as a trilateral effort to increase security and enhance prosperity among the United States, Canada and Mexico through greater cooperation and information sharing.”
It is an attack on American sovereignty. In the smoothest and most soothing writing you will find anywhere, the website spells out the wonders of SPP. They include the North American Competitiveness Council, the North American Energy Security Initiative, the North American Emergency Management plan, and plans for “smart, secure borders.” And right now there are “working groups” whose purpose is to “improve productivity, reduce the costs of trade, and enhance the quality of life.”
And if you like snake oil, permit SPP to sell it to you by the barrel, the boxcar, and the tanker...