Jerome R. Corsi
ithout announcing his intentions to do so,
President Bush has decided to support the creation of a North
American Union through a process of governmental regulations, never
having to bring the issue before the American people for a clear
referendum or vote.
The Bush Administration has decided to
"back-door" the creation of a North American Union political entity
that would effectively erase our borders with Mexico and Canada and
create several super-regional governing bodies that would have
jurisdiction over the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court.
This analysis has been advanced by economist
Miguel Pickard at the Center for Economic and Political Research for
Community Action (CIEPAC) in Chiapas, Mexico. Writing for the
International Relations Center in New Mexico, Pickard
explains how what he calls "NAFTA Plus" is being put in place by
political elites in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, largely without
explanation to or understanding by the public in any of the three
Contrary to NAFTA, whose tenets were laid out
in a single negotiated treaty subjected to at least cursory review by the
legislatures of the participating countries, NAFTA Plus is more the elites’
shared vision of what a merged future will look like. Their ideas are being
implemented through the signing of "regulations," not subject to citizens'
review. The vision may initially have been labeled NAFTA Plus, but the name
gives a mistaken impression of what is at hand, since there will be no
single treaty text, no unique label to facilitate keeping tabs. Perhaps for
this reason, some civil society groups are calling the phenomenon by another
name, the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPPNA), an
official sobriquet for the summits held by the three chief executives to
agree on the future of "North America."
previously discussed the March 2005 summit in Waco, Tex., where
President Bush, President Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Martin
made their joint statement announcing the formation of "The Security
and Prosperity Partnership of North America" (SPP). The Department
documents the extensive working agenda undertaken by the U.S.
government to implement the SPP directive.
Miguel Packard goes on to note that Bush has
signed onto the North American Union agenda:
After initially rejecting it, the idea of a
"North American community" has come of age among U.S. government strategists
and a convinced George W. Bush is now vigorously
We have also pointed to the Council on Foreign
Relations' (CFR) task force report entitled "Building
a North American Community" that contains the blueprint for
creating a North American Union by 2010. The CFR task force report
makes clear that a fundamental goal of the contemplated North
American Union would be to redefine boundaries such that the primary
immigration control will be around the three countries of the North
American Union, not between the three countries.
Packard argues that a driving reason Bush has
embraced the idea of creating the North American Union is to secure
natural resources -- Canadian water as well as oil and natural from
both Canada and Mexico. Regarding water, Packard notes that "Bush
declared that Canada’s water was part of the United States' energy
security." As evidence, he cites "mega-projects" proposed by the
U.S., such as a "Grand Canal" that would transport "plentiful water
from Canadian rivers and lakes to the Great Lakes." Regarding oil
and natural gas, Packard comments that a North American Union would
"guarantee a relatively cheap flow of oil," making the idea of
creating a single North American space suddenly "not so ludicrous."
Packard documents the extensive work the CFR
independent task force (ITF) took to create their blueprint report.
ITF had three meetings, in Toronto (October 2004), New York
(December 2004), and Monterrey (February 2005), before releasing
their final report (May 2005), just after the Waco trilateral
meeting. A key adviser to ITF was
Robert Pastor, director of the Center for North American Studies
at American University. Even though Pastor
supported John Kerry for President in 2004, he ends up having a
major impact on Bush as the current administration moves forward to
implement the CFR plan to form a North American Union.
Even before joining the ITF as vice chair, Pastor
was preaching the need for the North American