The plan of a North American Union (NAU) has been around for awhile but has only begun to be picked up by the mainstream media since 2008. The truth of the matter is that a group of powerful people are within years, if not months, of attempting to completely implement this North American Union, in which all individual liberties and national sovereignty will disappear forever.
What is the North American Union?
The North American Union is a theoretical political and economic union of the United States, Canada and Mexico. The idea is based on the European Union, and includes a common currency called the Amero or the North American Dollar.
Officially there are no plans to create the North American Union, however a group of globalists seek to replace the national governments in D.C., Ottawa and Mexico City with an European-style union. Their ultimate goal is to create a world government.
Proposed North American Union flag
History of the North American Union
After World War II, numerous concepts for an union among the United States, Canada and Mexico and some including Central American, Caribbean and South American nations, have been proposed, such as the North American Technate.
In 2003, two years after the 9/11 attack caused a cry for more security, the Independent Task Force on North America was initiated organized by the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations, Canadian Council of Chief Executives and the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations.
In October, 2004, the Independent Task Force was launched and published Task Force Report #53 named, Building a North American Community. It advocates a deeper social and economic integration between the United States, Canada and Mexico as a region. The Task Force consists of prominent political, academic and business leaders from the United States, Canada and Mexico sponsored and organized by the Council on Foreign Relations.
On 23 March, 2005, the Task Force released a press release and a statement from the Task Force's chairmen calling for greater integration of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to create a North American Economic and Security Community by 2010.
A few weeks after the issued press release, a meeting of North American leaders was held. During this meeting the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) was formed. Leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico described it as a dialogue to provide greater cooperation on economic and security issues. A number of government and academics officials consider the SPP as the first step to a North American Union.
In May, 2005, the Task Force released a report which praised the SPP initiative and pushed for deeper economic integration by 2010. They repeated their call for the "establishment by 2010 of a North American economic and security community, the boundaries of which would be defined by a common external tariff and an outer security perimeter."
In the report the Task Force stated that a North American Community, which would be similar to the European Community which preceded the European Union, should include developing a common market, North American customs union, energy strategy, set of regulatory standards, investment fund, security perimeter, advisory council and border pass, among other common goals.
Former Mexican president Vicente Fox, who is involved in the SPP process, expressed a great desire for a North American Union. He noted the success nations like Spain and Ireland had in improving their economies and bringing higher standards of living for their people by joining what is now the European Union and claimed that Mexico could have a similar experience in a North American Union.
When asked if he supported globalization through NAFTA, former Mexico president Vicento Fox said in an interview on the Daily show: "Yes, absolutely, NAFTA has been good, as a matter of fact we should have a new vision, go further, integrating and working together to build a better future for both. That happened with Spain and with the European Union with them joining the European Union and having access to those huge cohesive bonds, they were able to overcome poverty and today Spain, or Ireland or Greece or Portugal are all very successful nations, what you need is a little bit of solidarity."
Claims of implementation
In 2005, critics of the North American integration claimed that a "North American Union" was not only being planned, but was being implemented by the governments of the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
These critics considered the creation of the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SSP) of North America as the first step to a North American Union and claimed it purpose was to dramatically change the political and economic status quo between the nations, a critique heightened by the subsequent publication of the Independent Task Force on North America report which supported the SPP initiative and called for deeper economic integration by 2010.
While many observers criticize the secrecy of the SPP and its dominance by business people, the first public claim that its true goal was to expand NAFTA into a North American Union like the European Union (EU), with a common currency and open borders among other features, was being made by the fall of 2006, when conservative commentators Howard Phillips, Jerome Corsi and Phyllis Schlafly created a website dedicated to reveal what they perceived as the coming North American "Socialist mega-state".
In 2007, Jerome Corsi published his book "The Late Great USA: The Coming Merger with Mexico and Canada", which helped to bring the North American Union discussion into the mainstream.
The American people finally started to become aware of the secret plans and implementation of the North American Union, it even became a topic of debate during the 2008 American presidential campaigns and the subject of various U.S. Congressional resolutions created to obstruct its realization. Prominent observers such as Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul and CNN’s Lou Dobbs publicly criticized the idea, joined by a nationalist group in Canada, Internet blogs, and widely viewed videos and films such as "Zeitgeist".
Some North American Union critics claim the actual goals of the SPP were confirmed by the Task Force and by the Task Force’s co-chair American University professor Robert Pastor. Critics consider Pastor to be the "father" of the North American Union and his 2001 book "Towards a North American Community: Lessons from the Old World for the New" has been called a blueprint for the plan, and includes a suggestion to adopt a common North American currency called the Amero.
Professor Robert Pastor is a Vice Chair of the Independent Task Force on the Future of North America who has suggested forming a North American Commission similar to the European Commission and other governing institutions for North America.
Various positive comments about a North American Union and an eventual common currency for North America by Vicente Fox, in particular some made during a promotional tour for a book in 2007, have been cited by critics as proof that the North American Union is in fact being planned or implemented.
Features of the North American Union
Concepts of a North American Union share a number of common elements between them. NASCO and the SPP both deny that there are any plans to create a common currency, a "NAFTA Superhighway", or a North American Union.
The "Amero" is the name for what would be the North American Union's common currency, similiar to what the Euro is for the European Union.
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In 2002, Texas Governor Rick Perry proposed the Trans-Texas Corridor. It's a superhighway that goes from Mexico through the U.S. to Canada. The highway is 366m (1,200 foot) wide and also carries utilities such as oil, water and electricity, as well as fiber-optic cables and railway track.
In July, 2007, Duncan Hunter, candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2008 presidential election, successfully offered an amendment to H.R. 3074, the Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2008, prohibiting the use of federal funds for U.S. Department of Transportation participation in the activities of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP)
In 2007, Duncan Hunter stated that: Unfortunately, very little is known about the NAFTA Super Highway. This amendment will provide Congress the opportunity to exercise oversight of the highway, which remains a subject of question and uncertainty, and ensure that our safety and security will not be compromised in order to promote the business interests of our neighbors.
Fellow Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul brought the issue to the people's attention during the December 2007 CNN-YouTube GOP debate, where he rejected the idea and also called it "the NAFTA Superhighway" and, like Hunter, framed it within "the ultimate goal" of forming a North American Union.