uthor Jerome Corsi filed
a Freedom of Information Act request yesterday asking for full
disclosure of the activities of an office implementing a trilateral
agreement with Mexico and Canada that apparently could lead to a
North American union, despite having no authorization from Congress.
reported, the White House has established working groups, under the
North American Free Trade Agreement office in the Department of
Commerce, to implement the Security
and Prosperity Partnership, or SPP, signed by President Bush,
Mexican President Vicente Fox and then-Canadian Prime Minister Paul
Martin in Waco, Texas, March 23, 2005.
has requested the partnership's membership lists, constitutive
documents, meeting minutes, meeting agendas and meeting schedules as
well as all findings, reports, presentations or memoranda.
He also wants all
comments to representatives of the "Prosperity Working Groups" or
other working groups, committees or task forces associated with the
partnership along with internal and external interagency or
intra-agency memoranda of understanding, letters of intent,
agreements, initiatives and budgeting documents.
Corsi believes President
Bush effectively agreed to erase U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada
when he signed the SPP.
Geri Word, the
administrator in charge of SPP, confirmed in a telephone
conversation with Corsi that SPP.gov has not published the
membership lists of the working groups or the many trilateral
agreements the website documents indicate are being implemented.
"This is all being done
by the executive branch below the radar," Corsi told WND. "If
President Bush had told the American people in the 2004 presidential
campaign that his goal was to create a North American union, he
would not have carried a single red state."
The president, Corsi
maintains, has charged the bureaucracy to form a North American
union "through executive fiat ... without ever disclosing his plans
directly to the American people or to Congress."
Attorney Robert A.
McGuire, who filed the request on Corsi's behalf and is preparing
further requests, says if the president "is creating a new North
American union government without the full and complete knowledge of
the American people, we are facing a severe constitutional crisis."
The purpose of the FOIA,
he said, is to get the "full facts exposed in the light of day,
available for the American people and for Congress to examine and
Rep. Rom Tancredo
Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo.,
is demanding the Bush administration fully disclose the activities
of the SPP office.
Tancredo wants to know
the membership of the SPP groups along with their various trilateral
memoranda of understanding and other agreements reached with
counterparts in Mexico and Canada.
Many SPP working groups
appear to be working toward achieving specific objectives as defined
by a May 2005 Council on Foreign Relations task force report, which
presented a blueprint for expanding the SPP agreement into a North
American union that would merge the U.S., Canada and Mexico into a
new governmental form.