When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talks about competitiveness with Mexico and Canada and modernizing the border with Mexico, she is talking about the process of integrating the continent into a North American Community, a trading region with governing institutions. This article reveals steps that are in the”road map” for completing this formation of a North American Community, a union to compete with the European Union, which is the model for North America as well as the African Union.
According to a press release, Clinton’s visit to Mexico on January 24, 2011, included talks on “strengthening the competitiveness of our two economies [and] modernizing the border between our countries…” The reason: to open up our common internal borders to the free flow of commerce and people (cheap labor) across the continent. Clinton will be in charge of the construction of the common security perimeter for the U.S. and will help Canada and Mexico (Merida Initiative) with their projects. She also assists President Obama with the annual summits concerning the construction of the North American Community.
She and Obama have also taken over George Bush’s project, the Partnership for Prosperity in the Americas (PPA), an even larger economic region of the Western Hemisphere (replacing the FTAA) consisting of 34 nations with a headquarters or secretariat. Jeb Bush has lobbied for Miami because it’s a Spanish speaking city. And Clinton has assigned Ann-Marie Slaughter to the task of developing plans for regional and global governance. Slaughter is an expert on the topic and published a scholarly book, A New World Order, in 2004.
After the leaders of Canada, Mexico and the United States met at Waco, Texas on March 23, 2005 and signed the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP), a trilateral group of CEOs from the three nations published the Task Force Plan for Building a North American Community. It became the road map for integrating North America which, when completed, would be this continent’s answer to the European Union. Despite the denials from George Bush and others, a careful reading of the plan shows that the general steps taken to form a union of two or more nations are in there. I’ve put the steps in order and quote the relevant paragraphs and the page location. All of the plans in this 32-page document are being carried out.
The business groups guilty of planning and currently in the process of carrying out the plan to destroy the sovereignty and physical borders of the United States, Canada, and Mexico and replace them with a North American Union include:
the Council on Foreign Relations (USA), the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (Canada), and the Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales (COMEC). They’re acting in concert with political leaders and legislators from the three nations. Both parties, including George W. Bush and now Barack Obama, are trying to speed up the process. If they can pass either of the two immigration bills in committee, that will be the point of no return.
President Obama is enthusiastically working toward abolishing our common internal borders with Mexico and Canada and bringing about the free flow of commerce and cheap labor for North America, despite the truly depraved nature of the mass slaughterhouse that Mexico has become and the sad, horrible suffering that it will bring to America.
As for the road map known as Building a North American Community, the steps, or goals for this new continental union are listed throughout the document. You can find this North American Community on a link at the bottom of this U.S. State Department article which briefly describes this integrated community of North America. This is the original article, published under the George Bush administration. The current State Department has again blocked this document. You can access it through the Freedom of Information Act.
The first step, which preceded the 2005 Building a North American Community, was a free trade agreement, the North American Free trade Agreement (NAFTA). It was put forth by George H.W. Bush and pushed through Congress by an “agreement” with Bill Clinton in 1994. This is why America lost all those jobs to overseas workers, a process led by Wal-Mart.
(1) An early move toward a North American union is a free trade agreement:
“NAFTA is a comprehensive free trade agreement among Canada, Mexico, and the United States, and is an attempt to progressively eliminate most tariff and non tariff barriers to trade among these countries over a transition period that began on January 1, 1994…The agreement also facilitates cross-border investment, requires that sanitary and phytosanitary standards for trade be scientifically based, and expands cooperation regarding the environment and labor.”
(All three leaders, including Obama, support the corporations freedom to ignore a fair policy toward labor and the environment, deferring to the corporate stance based on the “right” to make a profit. So far, Obama has supported the Peru Free Trade Agreement and the FTA with South Korea. So has the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and NAM (National Association of Manufacturers). Both are pro-corporate and pro-offshoring.)
(2) The next step toward North American unification is a customs union. The plan for Building a North American Community states:
The Task Force proposes “the creation…of a North American community…based on the principle affirmed in the March 2005 Joint Statement of the three leaders that “our security and prosperity are mutually dependent and complementary.”
“It’s boundaries will be defined by a COMMON EXTERNAL TARIFF and an outer security perimeter within which the movement of people, products, and capital will be legal, orderly and safe. Its goal will be to guarantee a free, secure, and prosperous North America.” (See NAC Community link above, p. 3 )
NOTE: “When members of a free trade area add common external tariffs to the provisions of the free trade agreement then the free trade area becomes a union.” (See reference at “agreement” link above. Scroll down to Customs Union.)
“Therefore, members of a customs union not only have reduced or eliminated tariffs among themselves but also have imposed a common external tariff on countries that are not members of the customs union…The Treaty of Rome of 1958, which formed the European Economic Community (which evolved into the European Union), created a customs union made up of West Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.”
(3) “As cooperation increases among the countries of a customs union, they can form a common market, which eliminates all tariffs and barriers to trade among its members, adopts a common set of external tariffs on nonmembers, and removes all restrictions on the flow of capital and labor among member nations. (See reference at “agreement” link above, go to common market.)
“The 1958 Treaty of Rome that created the European Economic Community had the ultimate goal of creating a common market–a goal that was substantially achieved by the early 1990s in Western Europe, known as the European Community.”
As you can see number (2) above in the NAC p.3, covers this stage, too. “…and an outer security perimeter within which the movement of PEOPLE, PRODUCTS, and CAPITAL will be legal, orderly, and safe.”
(4) A common currency is the next step toward a union. This was in the plan by the three leaders when they were trying to integrate the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), 34 nations united as a trading region. Any laws and regulations of member nations that conflicted with the FTAA agreement would defer to the FTAA agreement. Member nations would lose sovereignty.
Former President Vicente Fox made the rounds of talk shows to promote his book. In October of 2007 Fox went on the Larry King show. Here is a brief exchange that explains all you need to know about a common currency and the plans our leaders have in store for a New World Order. See transcript, scroll down almost to the end.
King: E-mail from Mrs. Gonzalez in Elizabeth, New Jersey. “Mr. Fox, I would like to know how you feel about the possibility of having a Latin America united with one currency?”
Fox: Long term, very long term. What we propose together, President Bush and myself, it’s ALCA, (FTAA) which is a trade union for all of the Americas. And everything was running fluently until Hugo Chavez came. He decided to isolate himself… He decided to combat the idea and destroy the idea…
King: It’s going to be like the Euro dollar, you mean?
Fox: Well that would be long, long term. I think the processes to go, first step into is trading agreement. And then further on, a new vision, like we are trying to do with NAFTA. (And you can see exactly what they are trying to do with NAFTA. But since the plan for a common currency for the Western Hemisphere was in the works, it means that the U.S., Canada, and Mexico would have been a part of that common currency. And logically, a common currency is planned for North America sometime after these other steps are completed.
As Fox said, “a new vision, like we are trying to do with NAFTA.” That would be a North American Union.
(5) “The culmination of the process of integration is the creation of a political union, which can be another name for a nation when such a union truly achieves the levels of integration described here on a voluntary basis.” (See reference at “agreement” link above), go to Political Union. According to the reference site, “the best-known political union that exists today is the United States.” But it’s about to get larger if Americans don’t become knowledgeable about the criminal acts being perpetrated against us and our nation by our leaders, in collusion with corporate CEOs.
And the plan is to set up the initial governing institutions in order to finish the completion of this union and operate the continent in a more timely manner. On page 31 of Building a North American Community, under What we should do now, is have “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…” (See “Community” link above, p.31)
That’s already in place and President Obama has already taken part in actively constructing this new, soon-to-be political union. Each year the leaders of Canada, Mexico and the United States meet with input from their ministers for building this Community.
Next: “Strengthen government structures. To ensure that the summit meetings achieve their full potential, each government must take steps to reinforce the ability of its internal structures to deal effectively and imaginatively with North American issues. Steps should include strengthening links between governments, as the three leaders did at their March meeting in Texas, by establishing minister-led working groups that will be required to report back within ninety days, and to meet regularly.” (They were meeting at the U.S. Department of Commerce through 2008.)
A North American Advisory Council: “To ensure a regular injection of creative energy into the various efforts related to North American integration, the three governments should appoint an independent body of advisors. This body should be composed of eminent persons from outside of government, appointed to staggered multiyear terms to ensure their independence.”
This advisory group is called the North American Competitiveness Council (NACC). Each member nation has 10 CEOs that are in this advisory council. These private individuals and their assistants make plans, policies, and laws for North America and the ministers of each nation ensures that each legislature carries out their wishes. (See “Community” link above, p.31)
Their mandate would be to engage in creative exploration of new ideas from a North American perspective and to provide a public voice for North America. (This public voice from North America would come from the CEOs of General Motors, Campbell Soup Company, Wal-Mart, etc. After all, they are running the show and will continue to do so. Obama and his counterparts are nothing but order takers.)
At the Cancun press conference of 2006, “Prime Minister Harper confirmed that the decision had been reached to advance [the] SPP by forming [the] NACC:
“During my meetings with Presidents Bush and Fox, we reviewed the progress of our Security and Prosperity Partnership, which provides a framework to advance the common interests in the areas of security, prosperity, and quality of life.
“We committed to further engage the private sector. We’ve agreed to set up a North American Competitiveness Council, made up of business leaders from all three countries, to advise us on ways to improve the competitiveness of our economies. They will meet with our ministers, identify priorities, and make sure we follow up and implement them.”
George Bush, at the press conference, said, “I want to thank the CEOs and the business leaders from the three countries who are here.”
Prime Minister Harper of Canada was saying that all three leaders were taking orders from Corporate CEOs and implementing laws, policies and regulations for the continent, including the United States. That’s illegal. George W. Bush and friends made up permanent institutions to govern North America and no one has made a complaint.
NOTICE: Most of the public documents on the article in the link above have been blocked, or as the explanation on one of the blocked links declared, “The page you’re looking for is currently unavailable to view.”
This plan for a North American Community even has a starter parliament. (See “Community” link above, p.32)
“A North American Inter-Parliamentary Group. The U.S. Congress plays a key role in American policy toward Canada and Mexico, and conducts annual meetings with their counterparts in Mexico and in Canada. There is currently no North American program.
“Bilateral inter-parliamentary exchanges can suffer from limited participation, especially by the most influential legislators. The Task Force recommends that the bilateral 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 (Competitiveness) Council 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.”
The parliament for this North American Union will have real congressmen from all three nations meeting to produce policy and laws for the continent. The NACC (still operating since they are the authors of this new government) are the ones who will initiate the agenda. And real cabinet members from the current administration could have input if their area of responsibility is affected.
Once agreement is reached, lawmakers from each nation will return to their respective governments and walk this legislation through parliament or congress. (This interim modified system is BASED on that of the European Union.)
*Establish a permanent tribunal for North American dispute resolution. This trade tribunal impacts every part of life, including government contracts, privatization, planning and zoning, environmental laws. This court’s area of competence covers North America. If a trade dispute goes through our regular court system and the plaintiff isn’t satisfied with the decision, the party can take it to the tribunal. The decision by this court is final. It can even review U.S. Supreme Court decisions. (See NAC “Community” link above, p.22)
**As part of a North American response force for the continent, George W. Bush assigned, for the first time, a U.S. Army combat brigade for duty in North America (October 2008). This unit will respond to civil unrest and other incidents. This trilateral force is under USNORTHCOM and includes law enforcement, military, and agencies from Canada, Mexico and the United States.
For the last two years, USNORTHCOM has sent American troops to Mexico in order to train Mexican soldiers to fight the drug cartels. You will become used to foreign armies on American soil. Soil that will soon become part of a North American Union. (See NAC “Community” link above, pp.10,11,12.)
At the beginning of this article, I mentioned that we are working to modernize the border with Mexico in order to make it possible for trucks, trains, buses and cars to eventually cross our internal borders through ports of entry without stopping for inspection. On March 23, 2010, the U.S. Department of State released info on the “United States-Mexico Partnership: A New Border Vision.” It’s being implemented now as I’ve been reporting. This infrastructure comprises a “framework for a new vision of 21st century border management.” One of the systems will include “secure transit lanes for pre-cleared rail and truck shipments as well as passenger pre-clearance programs…that could make cross border and travel more efficient.” (That’s why Napolitano announced her unobtrusive “secure border” recently. Obama is about to ramp up the integration of North America.)
And further down the road, no inspection will be conducted and no one will ask for your ID. That’s what is happening now in the European Union. Anyone inside of the outer perimeter is considered legal because those entering the EU’s perimeter will be properly processed. And that is going to be our system, too.
On January 10, 2011, “Mexico said…it will stop subjecting a rotating list of U.S. products to tariffs after the United States offered to reach a deal to allow Mexican trucks on U.S. roads and end a long-running trade dispute.”
But until the electronic systems are ready, “the Obama administration proposed on January 6 a new inspection and monitoring regime to permit long-haul trucks from Mexico in the United States, hoping to overcome American safety fears about Mexican trucks and drivers on U.S. highways.”
That means more American jobs will be lost as Mexicans replace dock workers, NAFTA super corridor transportation workers, including trains, and tens of thousands of truck drivers. (Until the gasoline runs out.)
America is well on its way down that slippery slope.