Remarks from the Summit:
President Felipe Calderon, Mexico: “We believe in a North American region that is united, that is prosperous and wealthy, that is able to build a better future for the forthcoming generations.”
Stephen Harper, Canadian Prime Minister: “Given the integrated nature of our economies, we did talk at length about the importance of working together on a North American approach to climate change.”
Barack Obama, President of the United States: “Indeed in the 21st century, North America is defined not simply by our borders, but by our bonds.” He is, of course, referring to an integrated North America, the continuing goal of the 5th North American Leaders’ Summit of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America.
The North American Leaders’ Summit came and went without decisions on a number of topics involving North American cooperation and integration. They were, however, tabled for more discussion and action at later meetings. Summit press conference.
Just before the summit, General James Jones, U.S. national security adviser, said:
‘The themes of this summit are: one, economic recovery and competitiveness; two, citizen safety and security; and three, clean energy and climate change. All are core priorities of this administration.”
And all will be dealt with from a North American perspective. The words used to describe this cooperative effort are trilateral cooperation and deeper integration. The three leaders are following the SPP roadmap, the Council on Foreign Relations plan for building a North American Community, which is linked to a U.S. Department of State article.
This annual SPP leaders’ summit was proposed in the CFR plan and accepted by the three leaders (Vicente Fox, Paul Martin and George Bush) in 2005 as a way to move forward on the integration of the continent. You can find this info on the summit and initial governing institutions at the State Department site. Click on the link at the bottom of the article, then scroll down and click on English version, (295K PDF). Go to pp. 31, 32.
In a post summit speech, Obama talked about working together as a continent:
“Because so much of our common prosperity (prosperity?) and millions of jobs depend on trade that flows across our borders–billions of dollars worth of trade every day (mostly imports)–we reaffirmed the need to reject protectionism…As we work towards lasting prosperity, we need to expand that trade, not restrict it.” (Does this mean no NAFTA renegotiation?)
And “…my adminstration will continue to work to fix America’s broken immigration system in a way that is in keeping with our traditions of being both a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.” (Amnesty for 20 million plus illegals, more fuel on the fire for our broken economy.)
“…we have reiterated our abiding commitment to the common safety and security of our people. In response to the H1N1 (swine flu) pandemic, our three governments have worked closely, collaberatively and responsibly…And this challenge transcends borders and so must our response.”
When the swine flu broke out a few months back, the leader of our nation did not close our border with Mexico. That was because the three nations of North America were operating under an agreement called “The North American Plan for Avian and Pandemic Influenza”, which was announced by the three leaders on August 21, 2007 in Montebello, Canada at their third SPP summit. (It was closed to the public.)
“Central to the plan is a North American approach that undertakes measures to maintain the flow of people, services, and cargo across the borders during a severe pandemic while striving to protect our citizens.” (The original source of this text is now offline; 06/18/2011)
That’s why the borders were not closed. We have to protect those corporations, you know. They did lose a lot of money after 9/11.
On the other hand, stated policy from Fact Sheet: 2009-H1N1, Pandemic Influenza, and H5N1: “U.S. citizens will be permitted to re-enter the United States, but the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) may quarantine or isolate incoming travelers based on the traveler’s health status, whether travel was from or through an area affected by pandemic influenza, or other public health concerns.”
I published the U.S. Department of State avian flu document during the early stages of the flu outbreak. Shortly after that, the State Department pulled it. I have found a PDF version, one page, with the same information (link above) that you may want to print since documents under Condoleezza Rice, and now Hillary Clinton, seem to have a short shelf life.
If you didn’t see the July 16, 2009 “ministers” remarks after the North American Trilateral Ministerial Meeting on the leaders’ agenda for August 9th and 10th, go here. The ministers from the U.S., Mexico and Canada presented a clear agenda for Obama, Calderon and Harper that included plans for “really deepening and broadening’…the parnership between our nations and our entire North American region.”
President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have taken over the projects on regional and global governance that George Bush left behind. Obama’s administration is loaded with people who are eager to deconstruct our sovereign republic and replace it with a North American Community, including governing institutions without the peoples’ consent. This region will be part of a global system of governance.
This North American trading region has followed the European Union example of integration. And yes, the citizens of Europe were told that a union was not in the plan for over 50 years. And now the EU is about to impose a constitution with sovereignty over the member nations in many areas. The European member nations, France and Germany, for example, must change their constitutions if they are not in accord with the EU.
The EU also has exceptions to freedom of expression and if you violate those exceptions in your speech, even on the internet, you face up to three years in prison. Yes. EU citizens have been imprisoned for their speech. And, as I have said before, our first and second amendments will be changed to fit the global agenda.
This article has also been posted on thelastgringo.com under “Obama embraces an integrated North America”, August 11, 2009.