The Council on Foreign Relations plan for ‘Building a North American Community,’ a union of America, Canada, and Mexico, was released right after the leaders of the three nations met in Waco, Texas on March 23, 2005 and announced they had committed their nations to the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) of North America.
Based on NAFTA, this will be a complete integration of North America. Those responsible are following the European Union model on a fast track to a supranational government. The corporate/government alliance is putting it together by stealth, destroying the sovereignty of the three member states without the knowledge or consent of the people.
All you need to do is read the bills designated for constructing this union ( S. 853, S. 3622, H.R. 2672, H.R. 1645, etc.) and the agenda for the SPP. Then compare them to the wording in the Council on Foreign Relations plan. The documentation is there. And those who are part of this attack on America (George Bush, John McCain, John Cornyn, Katherine Harris, and others) can be linked directly to the CFR plan.
The following information is from the CFR plan and cited by page number. Go to: http://www.cfr.org/content/publications/attachments/NorthAmerica_TF_final.pdf
When you create a union as large as North America, “integrating” and “harmonizing” organizations, policies, regulations, etc., there has to be a government to maintain it and make changes in a quick and efficient way.
According to the CFR plan, “Effective progress will require new institutional structures to drive the agenda and manage the deeper relationships that result.” [p. 30]
Under WHAT WE SHOULD DO NOW, the plan “suggests” an annual North American Summit meeting: ” There is no more succinct or forceful way to demonstrate to the people of all three countries the importance of the North American partnership than to have the Mexican and American presidents and the Canadian Prime Minister meet at least once a year.” (p.31) [This is already taking place. “Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, George W. Bush, and Mexican President Felipe Calderon will meet in Kananaskis, Alberta for the third planned summit of the Security and Prosperity Partnership.” [June 26, 2007] http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=d745a671-96a1-4064-8499-f24225029955&k=97706
Strengthen government structures.
“Steps should include links between governments, as the three leaders did at their March meeting in Texas, by establishing minister-led working groups…[which will] meet regularly.” [They are meeting regularly. Our “ministers” are Condoleezza Rice, Michael Chertoff, and Carlos Gutierrez, working for the implementation of this union and the free flow of commerce, capital, and people across borders. [p.31]
A North American Advisory Council.
“To insure a regular injection of creative energy into the various efforts related to NORTH AMERICAN INTEGRATION (my caps), the three governments should appoint an independent body of advisors. This body should be composed of eminent persons from outside government, appointed to staggered multi-year terms to insure their independence.” [p.31]
To achieve this goal, the leaders had a summit meeting in Cancun, Mexico on March 31, 2006 and announced the creation of the North American Competitiveness Council (NACC).” It is made up of 10 CEOs from each country. CEOs from Wal-Mart and Lockheed Martin represented the United States in Cancun.
On June 15, 2006 U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez met with his counterparts from Canada and Mexico. “Gutierrez tells the business leaders that the purpose of government is ‘to create the environment necessary for business to prosper,’ “and that the NACC was institutionalized as a primary driver of the SPP, so that DEEP INTEGRATION (my caps)” ‘will continue through changes in administrations,’ “in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico.” [See ottawa.indymedia above]
Luiza Savage writes that “the future of North America” will happen “by the accretion of hundreds of incremental changes implemented by executive agencies, bureaucracies and regulators,” under direction of NACC CEOs. According to Ron Covais of Lockheed Martin, “We’ve decide not to recommend any things that would require legislative changes because we won’t get anywhere.” The government ministers’ advice was ‘tell us what we need to do and we’ll make it happen.’ [Meet NAFTA 2.0, Luiza Savage, Maclean’s, September 13, 2006. See ottawa.indymedia above]
The NACC is ignoring the respective elected, constitutional law-making bodies of the three sovereign nations and are, in effect, taking control of North America.
The NACC may be a combination of a proposed “Trinational Competition Commission” (p.22) and a “North American Advisory Council” (p.31)
1. Members are appointed by the three governments, members are from outside the government (big business), “engage in creative exploration of new ideas from a North American perspective” [advise the three governments on policies,regulations, etc. that they will implement and later will propose legislation for the North American Parliament when it becomes “institutionalized,] and “provide a public voice for North America.” [p.31]
In the near future the NACC will tackle “a common foreign and international trade policy for North America, and they are talking about it behind closed doors, with no public input.” [Stewart Trew, Canadian Perspectives, Autumn 2006]
A North American Inter-parliamentary Group.
“The Task Force recommends that the bilateral (inter-parliamentary) meetings occur every other year and that the three North American partners form a trinational inter-parliamentary group to meet in the alternating year. The North American Advisory Council (NACC?) could provide an agenda and support for these meetings. To engage senior members of the parliaments, cabinet members could participate when the agenda matched their area of responsibility.’ [p.32]
There are a number of universities in all three countries that support training for a parliament of North America. See ‘New House Bill Aids North American Union’ in this blog.