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America First Party
1630 A 30th Street #111
Boulder, Colorado 80301
Tuesday, July 4, 2006
Time to Pledge Allegiance, Stop "North American Community"
Boulder, CO - A task force, staffed by prominent government and industry
leaders from the United States, Mexico and Canada, and organized by the
Council on Foreign Relations, has made recommendations geared to influencing
the direction of a recent trilateral agreement, The Security and Prosperity
Partnership (SPP) of North America, signed between the heads of state of the
same three countries in Waco, Texas last year. There is reason to be
concerned that the SPP, an outgrowth of the NAFTA agreement, is the
beginning of a European Union type structure which would erase our
nation-state's already diminished independence.
These concerns are heightened by the relative secrecy of the SPP working
group, which is quietly working within the U.S. Department of Commerce
without Congressional oversight. The SPP's workgroups have failed to
release the documents they are generating, or the names of participants,
despite calls for an investigation by Congressman Tancredo.
The CFR's parallel task force published its recommendations in a report
entitled "Building a North American Community." It advocates a tri-national
"common security perimeter by 2010," a "North American Border Pass" and "the
elimination of most controls over the temporary movement" of "travelers
within North America" by 2010. Part of the recommendation is for "a common
external tariff" and a supranational "permanent tribunal" for regulating
tri-national trade disputes. Under the CFR's plan, the three nations would
only adopt their own laws, so called "country-specific regulations," when a
"North American approach" would not exist.
Accomplished and well-connected people in the upper strata of government and
business tend to avoid effort on projects which are unrealizable.
Therefore, given the impressive credentials of the CFR's 31 member task
force, we must consider their proposal of a North American Union by 2010 to
be a realistic and mortal threat to the independence which we celebrate
Jonathan Hill, National Chairman, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 4
John Schweingrouber, Press Secretary, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 2