“America is being hijacked, but the hijackers don’t go by names like Mohamed, Omar, and Osama. The hijackers to whom we refer bear prominent names, such as Bush, Clinton, Kissinger, McClarty, Greenspan, Rubin, and Rockefeller. They don’t use boxcutters and bombs or commandeer airliners to create towering infernos; their weapons of choice are instruments such as the WTO, NAFTA, the IMF, and the FTAA. They hijack entire nations, stealing sovereignty and destroying constitutions — usually under the banner of “free trade,” “debt relief,” and “globalization” –proclaiming all the while that their lawless actions will advance global prosperity, democratization, and “the rule of law.” [Erasing Our Borders, New American, William F. Jasper, May 6, 2002,Vol. 18, no. 9]
While the FTAA has run into some South American roadblocks, the multinational corporations and their political co-conspirators continue their assault on the nation-state with their attempt to merge the United States, Canada, and Mexico into a union based on trade agreements. George Bush, Paul Martin, and Vicente Fox committed their three nations to this Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPPNA) in Waco, Texas on March 23, 2005.
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is sponsoring this integration of North America with a plan called “Building a North American Community”, which is scheduled for completion by 2010. It will be run, initially, by trade agreements for the benefit of corporations, with a common security perimeter and open borders so that workers in the member states can “live and work” in any part of the union. Organizations are proposed that will eventually morph into a sovereign government over the three member states, necessary for harmonizing laws and procedures throughout the union. [CFR plan, p. 30, 31]
The result is, of course, that the United States will lose much of its sovereignty. Right now, the power to regulate commerce is being carried out by trade agreement bureaucracies while legal decisions involving lawsuits under NAFTA’s chapter 11, between foreign corporations and member states’ governments, are decided by unelected WTO and NAFTA tribunals, which can overturn any decision made by the U.S. Supreme Court in this broad area of law.
George Bush is a globalist like his father, the “New World Order” Bush l, and Bill Clinton, who turned on his democratic support and rushed NAFTA through Congress, along with the sovereignty draining chapter 11.
NAFTA, without a doubt, has been a failure. It did increase trade between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico but turned America’s surplus with its two neighbors into huge deficits. NAFTA also cost America over a million good paying factory jobs to Mexican illegal immigrants (cheap labor) and to outsourcing to third world countries by American companies. Over a million Mexican farmers went out of business because of cheap imports from factory farms in the U.S., forcing them to head to the border for jobs in the land of the gringo.
“Free trade” (unrestricted capitalism) is every CEOs’ dream, and that is to make an obscene amount of profit. This dream does not include workers or the environment. This union of North America is designed to compete with third world countries by driving wages and benefits down, eliminating the power of unions, and destroying the middle class.
In fact, open borders to Mexico will be extended only when the “…wage differentials between Mexico and its two North American neighbors have diminished considerably.” [CFR plan, pp. 27, 28]
Bush continues his efforts to bring down American wages by 2010 in order to prevent a tsunami of Mexicans from inundating America when the union becomes a reality. This includes not securing the border and allowing illegal cheap labor from Mexico. Another way American wages are being lowered is through H-1B type visas that bring in hundreds of thousands of high tech engineers and programers to the U.S. to replace American workers at a cheaper salary and no benefits.
And of course, outsourcing jobs to countries like China, where young women work 90 plus hours a week for 14 to 25 cents per hour with no overtime and no benefits. Wal-Mart set the standard for this inhumane behavior and the rest of corporate America followed in order to compete.
Meanwhile, GW, the Great Deceiver, smirks and remains silent while the American middle class heads into oblivion and our nation slips toward its eventual demise by “an end run around sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece.” [Richard N. Gardner, April 1974, Foreign Affairs]
Republicans in Congress are currently leading the hijacking of America by sponsoring bills that are taken directly from the CFR plan for “Building a North American Community.” These bills were submitted quietly in hopes that the public would not notice the illegal acts taking place. However, they left a clear trail and it’s easy to connect the dots.
For example, Senator John Cornyn [R-TX], sponsored S. 3622 on June 26, 2006, called the “North American Investment Fund Act”, which originated in the CFR plan. Among other things, it would “…reduce the income gap between Mexico and Canada, and between Mexico and the United States.” [S. 3622, p. 2, CFR plan, pp. 14, 27, 28]
The income gap would be reduced by raising the wages for Mexicans and lowering the wages for Americans, which, as noted above, George Bush, Congress, and corporations are striving to achieve.
In addition to the sponsor, Senator Cornyn, the co-sponsor of S.3622 is Norm Coleman [R-MN]
Senate Bill S. 853, sponsored last year by Richard Lugar [R-IN], is a huge step in setting up this union. It would help Mexico secure its border with Belize and Guatemala [S. 853, p. 18] and implement “…a North American strategy that works toward the development of a common security perimeter…: around all three nations. [S. 853, p. 8, CFR plan, pp. 3, 8]
This would open borders for the deep integration of America, Canada, and Mexico and the continuing process of forming an economic, political, and military union of North America. Organizations listed in the plan closely mirror those of current governing bodies of the European Union. [CFR plan, pp. 31, 32]
In addition to the sponsor, Richard Lugar, the co-sponsors of Senate Bill S. 853 include: Norm Coleman [R-MN], John Cornyn [R-TX], Charles Hagel [R-NE], Kay Hutchison [R-TX], John McCain [R-AZ], and Ted Stevens [R-AK].
The House version of S. 853 is H.R. 2672. This bill is sponsored by Katherine Harris [R-FL]. Co-sponsors are Stevan Pearce [R-NM-2] and Christopher Shays [R-CT-4].
George Bush, members of his administration, members of Congress, wealthy investors, heads of corporations, and others are in the process of illegally destroying our sovereign republic and replacing it with another government, run by multinational corporations for profit. The present government is in violation of the law. It is not of the people or for the people.
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