The NAFTA Superhighway

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 02 Nov 2006 02:09:40 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk - I've heard of this before. Now Dr. Paul confirms it. The "Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America," SPP, is pushing a superhighway connecting Mexico to Canada, outside the national jurisdiction of the United States. Well, I'm not one for national jurisdiction or any kind of jurisdiction, but this stinks. [cafe]

The SPP was first launched in 2005 by the heads of state of Canada, Mexico, and the United States at a summit in Waco.

The SPP was not created by a treaty between the nations involved, nor was Congress involved in any way. Instead, the SPP is an unholy alliance of foreign consortiums and officials from several governments. One principal player is a Spanish construction company, which plans to build the highway and operate it as a toll road. But don't be fooled: the superhighway proposal is not the result of free market demand, but rather an extension of government-managed trade schemes like NAFTA that benefit politically-connected interests.

The real issue is national sovereignty. Once again, decisions that affect millions of Americans are not being made by those Americans themselves, or even by their elected representatives in Congress. Instead, a handful of elites use their government connections to bypass national legislatures and ignore our Constitution-- which expressly grants Congress the sole authority to regulate international trade.

The ultimate goal is not simply a superhighway, but an integrated North American Union--complete with a currency, a cross-national bureaucracy, and virtually borderless travel within the Union. Like the European Union, a North American Union would represent another step toward the abolition of national sovereignty altogether.

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