Monday, June 26, 2006

Those People are SERIOUS About "No Borders"

Some of these guys are serious about erasing borders.

Robert Pastor of American University, the vice chairman of the CFR [Council on Foreign Relations] task force report, provided much of the intellectual justification for the formation of the North American Union. He has repeatedly argued for the creation of a North American Union “Permanent Tribunal on Trade and Investment.” Pastor understands that a “permanent court would permit the accumulation of precedent and lay the groundwork for North American business law.” Notice, Pastor says nothing about U.S. business law or the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the view of the globalists pushing toward the formation of the North American Union, the U.S. is a partisan nation-state whose limitations of economic protectionism and provincial self-interest are outdated and as such must be transcended, even if the price involves sacrificing U.S. national sovereignty. When it comes to the question of illegal immigrants, Pastor’s solution is to erase our borders with Mexico and Canada so we can issue North American Union passports to all citizens. In his testimony to the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on June 9, 2005, Pastor made this exact argument: “Instead of stopping North Americans on the borders, we ought to provide them with a secure, biometric Border Pass that would ease transit across the border like an E-Z pass permits our cars to speed though toll booths.”

To guys like Pastor (and to certain Milwaukee folks,) those of us who think that the United States is a sovereign entity--OUR country--are merely "nativist" yahoos, akin to the Hatfields or McCoys. I thought the Milwaukee guy who uses this language was just a buzzing fly. Could be my judgment was hasty, eh?

But it gets worse, because Pastor, an egghead Intellectualoid, is merely the Party's Theoretician.

The Bush Administration is pushing to create a North American Union out of the work on-going in the Department of Commerce under the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America in the NAFTA office headed by Geri Word. 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.

The executive branch under the Bush Administration is quietly putting in place a behind-the-scenes trilateral regulatory scheme, evidently without any direct congressional input, that should provide the rules by which any NAFTA or NAU court would examine when adjudicating NAU trade disputes.

Well, all you musicians can begin disposing of that Irving Berlin standard "This Is My Country."

HT: AmSpecBlog

1 comment:

jp said...

The Native Americans should have put up a wall on the east coast 600 years ago (and the Mexicans on their original northern border too).