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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Get This Guy On Talk Radio(Voice Speaks Reason Against Kookdum Amero Folks)

This kooky stuff about the Amero, the secret North American Union Plot, fear over Highways, is getting insane. The whole internet is littered with this garbage. Tancredo is even supporting it. A major newspaper in the UK reported that Americans were divided over the "new superhighway". Most Americans wouldnt know what that paper was talking about it. But the Scotsman picked up a article by the king of Kookdum Jerome Corsi and they were off to the races. At the very least, this is poisioning discussion about free trade among Americans already antsy. But finally someone that knows something starts to notice this nonsense.

Buzz About A North American Union?
by Roger Alford
Opinio Juris has been receiving a significant number of hits in recent days from Google searches for “North American Union.” The hits relate to a post
by Julian Ku regarding last year's report by the Council on Foreign Relations on a proposed North American Community.
All this traffic made me quite curious as to what was generated the buzz about the North American Union. I have done a little research and it appears most of the recent news relating to this topic is generated by a conservative commentator Jerome Corsi of Human Events Online. (Corsi is most famous as one of the authors of Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry.) Apparently some conservatives see in recent immigration reform proposals a genuine threat that the United States is moving toward a North American Union to replace the United States. Why there's even a
Wikipedia entry about it so that must make it so.
Specifically, Jerome Corsi sees in the proposed immigration reforms a stealth move by President Bush to establish a North American Union. In an article entitled "North American Union to Replace USA" he
wrote in May that “President Bush is pursuing a globalist agenda to create a North American Union, effectively erasing our borders with both Mexico and Canada. This was the hidden agenda behind the Bush administration's true open borders policy.”
Then in an article "North American Union Already Starting to Replace USA" he
wrote three weeks ago that "What we have here is an executive branch plan being implemented by the Bush administration to construct a new super-regional structure completely by fiat. Yet, we can find no single speech in which President Bush has ever openly expressed to the American people his intention to create a North American Union by evolving NAFTA into this NAFTA-Plus as a first, implementing step."
Then earlier this week in an article entitled "North American Union Would Trump U.S. Supreme Court" Corsi
wrote that a court to be established by the North American Union would trump the U.S. Supreme Court. "A key part of the plan is to expand the NAFTA tribunals into a North American Union court system that would have supremacy over all U.S. law, even over the U.S. Supreme Court, in any matter related to the trilateral political and economic integration of the United States, Canada and Mexico."
These conservatives fear that the European Union will be used as a model for the establishment of the equivalent here in North America. As Corsi
writes, "What will happen to the sovereignty of the United States? The model is the European Community. While the United States would supposedly remain as a country, many of our nation-state prerogatives would ultimately be superseded by the authority of a North American court and parliamentary body, just as the U.S. dollar would have to be surrendered for the 'Amero'." But I can see very little if anything to support their fears. Having studied the European Union for years, and taught numerous courses on international trade and investment, I can say with confidence that the differences between NAFTA and the EU are so great that it is difficult to know where to begin. NAFTA is far, far closer to EFTA than the EU. And to the best of my knowledge there is nothing in recent proposals that would change that. Conservative unease apparently centers around President Bush's Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America. But if you examine the SPP's agenda, it is far more modest than anything resembling the four freedoms of the EU, much less monetary union. If anyone has further insights as to what is generating this recent buzz about a North American Union I would be quite curious to know its origins.

What de doesn't know the origins? You mean this guy that specializes in this stuff hasn't got the scoop from Jerome Corsi or Tancredo or the latest rants in Malkins immigration blog? Well look at his bio. Goodness he is a teaches International LAW at Pepperdine University for all that is Holy. This guy is got to get on Talk Radio and talks some sense to the folks that are gullable on this.


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