- Protest the 'North American Community' -- Call Congress
- By 2010 The US Government Plans To Make America 'One
Community' With Canada & Mexico
- It came on last night's Lou Dobbs Show. The conversation
- Do you suppose this is the reason why Jorge Boosh won't
secure the border, and why he refuses to apprehend and deport illegal aliens?
Why he wants illegal aliens to get mortgage loans to buy homes?
- The French and Dutch voted NO on the EU Constitution,
and the British are expected to. People in civilized countries are rejecting
one-world government, and Amerians need to as well.
- Call your Senators and Congressman and tell them you
want to be an American, not a "North American." Ask them how
they plan to vote on CAFTA when it comes up for a vote this summer. If
they waffle, you know you're talking to a sell-out.
- As an Arizonan, I know that Senator John McCain has already
sold out. He plans to run for President in 2008 because he thinks Americans
in other states don't know.
- LOU DOBBS, CNN ANCHOR: Good evening, everybody. Tonight,
an astonishing proposal to expand our borders to incorporate Mexico and
Canada and simultaneously further diminish U.S. sovereignty. Have our political
elites gone mad? We'll have a special report. blood.
- DOBBS: Border security is arguably the critical issue
in this country's fight against radical Islamist terrorism. But our borders
remain porous. So porous that three million illegal aliens entered this
country last year, nearly all of them from Mexico.
- Now, incredibly, a panel sponsored by the Council on
Foreign Relations wants the United States to focus not on the defense of
our own borders, but rather create what effectively would be a common border
that includes Mexico and
- Christine Romans has the report.
- (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)
- CHRISTINE ROMANS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): On
Capitol Hill, testimonycalling for Americans to start thinking like citizens
of North America and treat the U.S., Mexico and Canada like one big country.
- ROBERT PASTOR, IND. TASK FORCE ON NORTH AMERICA: The
best way to secure the United States today is not at our two borders with
Mexico and Canada, but at the borders of North America as a whole.
- ROMANS: That's the view in a report called "Building
a North American Community." It envisions a common border around the
U.S., Mexico and Canada in just five years, a border pass for residents
of the three countries, and a freer flow of goods and people.
- Task force member Robert Pastor.
- PASTOR: What we hope to accomplish by 2010 is a common
external tariff which will mean that goods can move easily across the border.
We want a common security perimeter around all of North America, so as
to ease the travel of
- people within North America.
- ROMANS: Buried in 49 pages of recommendations from the
task force, the brief mention, "We must maintain respect for each
other's sovereignty." But security experts say folding Mexico and
Canada into the U.S. is a grave breach of that sovereignty.
- FRANK GAFFNEY, CENTER FOR SECURITY POLICY: That's what
would happen if anybody serious were to embrace this strategy for homogenizing
the United States and its sovereignty with the very different systems existing
today in Canada and Mexico.
- ROMANS: Especially considering Mexico's problems with
drug trafficking,human smuggling and poverty. Critics say the country is
just too far behind the U.S. and Canada to be included in a so-called common
community. But the task force wants military and law enforcement cooperation
between all three countries.
- UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Indeed, an exchange of personnel that
bring Canadians and Mexicans into the Department of Homeland Security.
- ROMANS: And it wants temporary migrant worker programs
expanded with full mobility of labor between the three countries in the
next five years.
- (END VIDEOTAPE)
- ROMANS: The idea here is to make North America more like
the European Union. Yet, just this week, voters in two major countries
in the European Union voted against upgrading -- updating the European
constitution. So clearly, this is not the best week to be trying to sell
- DOBBS: Americans must think that our political and academic
elites have gone utterly mad at a time when three-and-a-half years, approaching
four years after September 11, we still don't have border security. And
this group of elites is talking about not defending our borders, finally,
but rather creating new ones. It's astonishing.
- ROMANS: The theory here is that we are stronger together,
three countries in one, rather than alone.
- DOBBS: Well, it's a -- it's a mind-boggling concept.
Christine Romans, thank you, as always.