Quotes related to the North American Community
Quotes related to the North American Community compiled by Society for American Sovereignty TM.
"Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?"
"A Republic, if you can keep it."
- The response is attributed to Benjamin Franklin (1706–90) at the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, when queried as he left Independence Hall on the final day of deliberation—in the notes of Dr. James McHenry, one of Maryland’s delegates to the Convention.
"If Washington still wants to 'do something' about immigration, we propose a five-word constitutional amendment: There Shall be Open Borders"
- Wall Street Journal (July 3, 1984)
"Here's one example of new thinking he (American president Obama) should pursue: The United States should apply to relations with hemispheric neighbors many of the lessons of the European Union and its half-century of economic and political integration. A functioning American Union that pools sovereignty is a goal worth introducing now".
- Jim Hoagland, Washington Post OP-ED writer, June 1, 2008,
"Advancing prosperity, security and liberty for the people of the Americas depends upon 21st century partnerships, freed from the posturing of the past."
- United States President Barack Hussein Obama - in an April 16, 2009 Op-Ed Choosing a Better Future in the Americas
"By nominating me, my party has made a choice to welcome the new America."
- George W. Bush, candidate for president of the United States (August, 2000)
"Some still look at Latin America through old stereotypes."
"But I see a hemisphere of 500 million people, striving with the dream of a better life. A dream of free markets and free people, in a hemisphere free from war and tyranny. That dream has sometimes been frustrated -- but it must never be abandoned."
"Should I become president, I will look South, not as an afterthought, but as a fundamental commitment of my presidency. Just as we ended the great divide between East and West, so today we can overcome the North-South divide."
"But the ultimate goal will remain constant ... free trade from northernmost Canada to the tip of Cape Horn."
- U.S. presidential candidate George W. Bush in a campaign speech on the Western Hemisphere and Latin America, Miami, Florida (August, 2000)
"Every child in America entering school at the age of five is insane because he comes to school with certain allegiances toward our Founding Fathers, toward his parents, toward our elected officials, toward a belief in a supernatural being, and toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity. It's up to you, teachers, to make all of these sick children well by creating the international child of the future."
- Chester Pierce, Harvard University to a 1973 Education Seminar in Denver (see article)
"Nationhood as we know it will be obliterated, all states will recognize a single global authority... National sovereignty wasn't such a good idea after all..."
- Strobe Talbott, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, Clinton Administration
"Mexican President Vicente Fox envisions a North American economic alliance that will make the border between the United States and Mexico as unrestricted as the one between Tennessee and Georgia... In boom states like Georgia, it's been painless to absorb Mexican immigrants. But in the unlikely scenario that the economy hits the skids, migrant labor --- whether illegally coming from Mexico or legally from rural Alabama --- could snatch jobs away from the local unskilled labor pool."
"Though neither Fox nor President Bush expects to dissolve the 2000-mile border overnight, the Mexican leader clearly prefers sooner rather than later. In Washington this week, Fox surprised his friend and fellow rancher president by calling for sweeping American immigration reform by year's end..."
"The ultimate goal of any White House policy ought to be a North American economic and political alliance similar in scope and ambition to the European Union. Unlike the varied landscapes and cultures of European Union members, the United States, Canada and Mexico already share a great deal in common, and language is not as great a barrier. President Bush, for example, is quite comfortable with the blended Mexican-Anglo culture forged in the border states of Texas, California and Arizona."
- Our Opinions: Bush, Fox should pursue union similar to Europe, Atlanta Journal Constitution (September 7, 2001)
"The United States for over 220 years has enjoyed the freedoms and responsibilities of an independent nation. We have served as a beacon to the world of the glories of a democratic republic. To allow our country to participate in a rumored ‘North American Union’ would take away our sovereignty and place an undue burden on the citizens of America.
"It would be a terrible mistake for the U.S. government to engage in any proposal that would diminish our independence or lessen our strength. I wholeheartedly oppose any such effort."
- Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson (February, 2007)
"It is simply not feasible for sovereignty to be exercised unilaterally by individual nation-states, however powerful."
- Maurice Strong, co-chairman UN Commission on Global Governance (see article)
"A system of world order--preferably a system of world government --is mandatory... The proud nations someday will see the light and, for the common good and their own survival, yield up their precious sovereignty..."
- Walter Cronkite, A Reporter's Life (see article)
"I'm talking about a community of North America, an integrated agreement of Canada, the United States, and Mexico in the long term, 20, 30, 40 years from now. And this means that some of the steps we can take is, for instance, to agree that in five years we will make this convergence on economic variables. That may mean 10 years we can open up that border when we have reduced the gap in salaries and income."
- Former Mexican President Vicente Fox (August, 2000)
"The SPP process, however, is being conducted in a secretive manner with a view to “harmonizing” U.S., Canadian and Mexican policies, regulations and practices in ways that may actually undermine our security and sovereignty. For instance, measures that would make it easier to move goods and people across borders could have the effect of further weakening this country’s ability to secure its frontiers and prevent illegal immigration.
Such secretiveness seems not to be accidental. The public interest group Judicial Watch had to resort to use of the Freedom of Information Act to obtain notes from a “North American Forum” conference, attended by U.S. government and corporate officials. Conferees made reference to using a practice called “evolution by stealth” to prevent significant opposition from developing to the desired end-state: a supranational North American association of some kind."
- From an August 2007 letter to Prsident Goerge W. Bush signed by more than 20 concerned Represntatives in the United States Congress
"The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson."
- A letter written by FDR to Colonel House, November 21, 1933
"In a country like Canada we cannot permit ourselves to have a dollar that goes through these kind of gyrations, I think we have to really seriously start thinking of the model of a continental currency just like Europe."
- Renowned Canadian money manager Stephen Jarislowsky, November, 2007 (see article)
"The free flow of people across national borders will undoubtedly continue throughout the world as well as in North America, as will the social, political, and economic challenges that accompany this trend. In order to remain competitive in the global economy, it is imperative for the twenty-first-century North American labor market to possess the flexibility necessary to meet industrial labor demands on a transitional basis and in a way that responds to market forces. This demand will prompt policymakers to think creatively about prospective policy options."
- Armand B. Peschard-Sverdrup, North American Future 2025 Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (July-September, 2007)
"We haven't discussed migration much in the last 10 years; when we were trying to pass NAFTA through the U.S. Congress, President Salinas decided to put migration under the table. Now it's on the table, and what President Fox is doing, he's putting - he's setting up a vision."
- Raphael Fernandez De Castro , ITAM University (August, 2000) on the agenda of Mexico's then incoming president, Vicente Fox
"Fifty men have run America, and that's a high figure."
- Joseph Kennedy, father of JFK, in the July 26th, 1936 issue of The New York Times
We are giving away the country so a few very rich people can get richer."
- Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode September, 2007 (see article)
"I'll be the first to admit that at this moment we can't" open the borders. It's a process." But he predicted that the United States and Canada would agree to the plan, because he said it's in their best interests. "It's a question of convenience. It's a question of intelligence. It's a question of brotherhood, of friendship, of solidarity."
- Vicente Fox, CNN News (August, 2000)
At a rally in California after his surprise 2000 election, Mr. Fox said his government would "use all our persuasion and all our talent to bring together the U.S., Canadian and Mexican governments so that in five or ten years, the border is totally open to the free movement of workers."
"When we think of 2025, there is not going to be a border. There will be a free movement of people just like the free movement of goods."
- Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico and open borders proponent (January, 2001)
"I consider this resolution preventive maintenance,"
- Congressman Virgil Goode, on asking House of Representatives to pass a resolution (H CON Res 40) opposing U.S. entry into a North American Union with Mexico and Canada, similar to the European Union. The resolution that Goode introduced Sept. 28 also opposes a U.S. role in building a "North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Superhighway System" through the U.S.
...loss of manufacturing jobs in the United States -- from the steel, automobile and textile industries to computers and telecommunications -- "is a plus, not a minus, to the American standard of living."
...immigration reform, "by opening up the United States to the world's very large and growing pool of skilled workers," will help reduce the inequality of incomes.
- Alan Greenspan, promoting his book "Age of Turbulence - Adventures in a New World" (see article) (September 15, 2007)
"Migration is one of the major ties that bind our societies. For this purpose, we are instructing our Governments to engage, at the earliest opportunity, in formal high-level negotiations aimed at achieving short and long-term agreements that will allow us to constructively address migration and labor issues between our two countries... We acknowledge the dynamism achieved through NAFTA, which has ushered in dramatic increases in trade that have transformed our economic relationship. After consultation with our Canadian partners, we will strive to consolidate a North American economic community whose benefits reach the lesser-developed areas of the region and extend to the most vulnerable social groups in our countries. To this end, we support policies that result in sound fiscal accounts, low inflation, and strong financial systems..."
- Joint Statement by President George Bush and President Vicente Fox Towards a Partnership for Prosperity - The Guanajuato Proposal (February 20, 2001)
"We would like to continentalize as much as possible." On "harmonizing" policy areas across the continent, Casteneda went to say "we have been pushing for this. And we have been encountering a receptive ear both in Canada and the United States at a certain level of intensity,... We would like to move more quickly. We would like to move more deeply."
- Mexican Foreign Affairs Secretary Jorge Castaneda in a February 2002 statement in Ottawa, meeting for the first time with to Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bill Graham. Castaneda said it includes a more continental approach to social issues, immigration and energy. From Mexico pushes for continental integration, Canadian Broadcasting News (February 2002)
"It is to be hoped that the time will come when the United States will realize that closed borders are far from inevitable and, in fact, do not serve the national interests. Closed borders result in immoral consequences that, in the annals of history, have shamed the Untied States and will continue to do so."
- Kevin R. Johnson, November, November 18, 2007, author of Opening the Floodgates: Why America Needs to Rethink Its Borders and Immigration Laws. Johnson is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Law, and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o Studies. Faculty Webpage ImmigrationProf Blog
"Some really large businesses that get a lot from China would like a NAFTA Superhighway system because it would reduce costs for them to transport containers from China and, as a result, increase their margins..."
- Virgil Goode, Congressman from Virginia September, 2007 (see article)
"A global economy requires a global currency."
- Paul Volcker, Former Chairman, Federal Reserve, Single Global Currency
"I think the Bush administration has a master plan to erase all borders and to have a super-government in North America," "There's talk about mega-ports down in Mexico and superhighway toll roads built with foreign money right into the heart of America."
"I think those things are real and the Mexican truck demonstration project is just one piece in that larger puzzle," Hoffa continued. "The Bush administration figures that once the Mexican trucks get started, the rest will be easy."
- James P. Hoffa, general president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (September, 2007)
"Canada and the United States should consider eliminating restrictions on labor mobility altogether and work toward solutions that, in the long run, could enable the extension of full labor mobility to Mexico as well."
- From the Introduction of the Council on Foreign Relations Building a North American Community - Report from an Independent Task Force on the Future of North America - essentially the manual for the process of creating the North American Community - a borderless continent with the free flow of people
"We will be together forever and we need to make the best out of it."
- Enrique Berruga, Mexico's ambassador to the United Nations commenting on the current and future U.S.-Mexico relationship at a panel discussion at the University of Texas at San Antonio in October, 2006. Berruga urged leaders to see the big picture and put petty politics aside for the region's benefit... he said that Mexico relations could remain paralyzed unless leaders of the two nations and Canada formalize a North American partnership — akin to the European Union — before the U.S. baby boomer retirement wave hits in the next eight years. As reported in the San Antonio Express News
"NAFTA was a very important first step, but we need to start thinking outside the NAFTA box."
- Economist Mauricio González, who works for the San Antonio-based North American Development Bank — created as part of the North American Free Trade Agreement. (Statement at the same meeting as above)
"It's a model we need to follow quickly." Referring to Europe, Evaristo Lenin Perez of Ciudad Acuna – a sister city of Del Rio, Texas – told the Great Plains International Conference. "If only people know the benefits of opening the borders and working together, improving the quality of life for all, then no one would be opposed to the idea of a North American Union."
- Evaristo Lenin Perez (September 21, 2007) (see article)
In an interview on ABC's "This Week," Mexican President-elect Vicente Fox predicted a future in which people will move freely across the 2,100-mile border between Mexico and the United States by 2010
- Baltimore Sun (July, 2000)
If Canadians are going to debate the idea of a single North American currency, "now is the time it should be on the table."
- Don Drummond chief economist at Toronto Dominion Bank (see article)
"What we need to do now is forge a North American Community."
- Robert Pastor, architect of the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) of North America and author of the pre-9/11 book, "Toward A North American Community", presented to a June 9, 2005 U.S. Senate U.S. Foreign Relations Committee (Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere)
"Our economic focus should be on the creation of a common economic space that expands economic opportunities for all people in the region, a space in which trade, capital, and people flow freely.
The strategy needs to be integrated in its approach, recognizing the extent to which progress on each individual component enhances achievement of the others. Progress on security, for example, will allow a more open border for the movement of goods and people; progress on regulatory matters will reduce the need for active customs administration and release resources to boost security. North American solutions could ultimately serve as the basis for initiatives involving other like-minded countries, either in our hemisphere or more broadly."
- From the Introduction of the Council on Foreign Relations Building a North American Community - Report from an Independent Task Force on the Future of North America (page 6) (2005)
"Globalization has brought huge overall benefits, but earnings for most U.S. workers -- even those with college degrees -- have been falling recently; inequality is greater now than at any other time in the last 70 years... To save globalization, policymakers must spread its gains more widely. The best way to do that is by redistributing income."
- Kenneth F. Scheve and Matthew J. Slaughter in the article A New Deal for Globalization, Foreign Affairs (July/August 2007)
"What they should do is think far more boldly. The only way to solve the most pressing problems in the region—including immigration, security, and declining competitiveness—is to create a true North American Community".
- Robert Pastor on the March 2006 SPP meeting in Cancun between Bush, Fox, and new Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Breaking Out of the Box, by Robert A. Pastor, Newsweek Interational (March 21, 2006) PASTOR is the director of the Center for North American Studies at American University in Washington, D.C., and author of "Toward a North American Community: Lessons From the Old World for the New
"It is impossible to be both a Nationalist and a Globalist; the American president has chosen the latter."
- D.A. King from a guest column: It's the open borders, stupid; Insider Advantage Georgia (June 21, 2007)
"In chapter 7, I address the question of whether the entire exercise is quixotic. A trilateral approach has often foundered on the preference of Canada and Mexico for bilateralism and the United States disposition to go it alone. I offer some ideas for how the government can be reorganized to consider a trilateral approach. But are the governments ready to give up their sovereignty and develop common approaches? Are they prepared to establish new common institutions?"
- Robert Pastor on expanding NAFTA - in his 2001 book "Toward a North American Community" (page 15)
"We just need to create an equal level for all," We are all North Americans." Evaristo Lenin Perez, mayor of Ciudad Acuna at a September meeting of the Great Plains International Conference, aimed at developing infrastructure and economic opportunities in the American Great Plains.
- Evaristo Lenin Perez (September 21, 2007) (see article)
"By 2030 the world will have two major currency zones – one European and the other American. The Euro will be used from Brest to Bucharest, and the dollar from Alaska to Argentina – perhaps even in Asia. These currencies will form the bedrock of next century’s financial stability."
- Zanny Minton Beddoes (from the Washington Bureau of The Economist) writing in Foreign Affairs (1999) (see article)
"What we need to do now is forge a North American Community, based on the premise that each member benefits from its neighbor’s success and is diminished by its problems."
"We are thinking too small. We need to find ways to making trade and travel easier while we define and defend a continental security perimeter. 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 through toll booths. "
"The U.S. Congress should also merge the U.S.-Mexican and U.S.-Canadian interparliamentary groups into a single "North American Parliamentary Group." A third institution should be a "Permanent Tribunal on Trade and Investment."
"A permanent court would permit the accumulation of precedent and lay the groundwork for North American business law."
"North American governments can learn from the EU’s efforts to establish EU Educational and Research Centers in the United States. Centers for North American Studies in the United States, Canada, and Mexico would help people in all three countries to understand the problems and the potential of an integrated North America—and to think of themselves as North Americans. "
"In addition, the United States and Canada should begin to merge immigration and refugee policies."
"The time has come for us to define a true North American Community."
- Dr. Robert A. Pastor, Vice President of International Affairs, Professor, and Director of the Center for North American Studies, American University, Washington, D.C.; Testimony Invited by the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee (June 9, 2005)
"We (Mexicans) are taking steps toward the integration of our economy, military, energy and security with the United States. And (the Mexican) Congress isn't being invited to participate."
- Cuauhtemoc Sandoval, Mexican congressman from the left-wing PRD. Opposition Lawmakers Grill Foreign Relations Secretary, el universal newspaper (February, 2007)
(It seems that some members of the Mexican Congress have discovered the SPP and don't care for it either.)
"Americans with the temerity to speak up in objection to Mexican customs inspection offices in Kansas City, the 'Amero' replacing the dollar and a North American Union by 2010 should prepare for a battery of invectives containing 'phobes,' 'ists' and 'isims'".
"The more politically correct may want to practice repeating, 'I pledge allegiance to the Continent and to the Commerce for which it stands.' Suggestions for a possible new flag, anyone?"
- D.A. King, Atlanta Journal-Constitution (June, 2006)
"Economic freedom demands the unrestricted movement of human as well as financial capital across national borders.
- from the official website of the Libertarian National Committee
"I proposed a 'NAFTA Plus' plan to President Bush and Canada's Prime Minister Jean Chrétien to move us toward a single continental economic union, modeled on the European example."
- Former President Vicente Fox of Mexico, on page 101 of his 2007 autobiographical book "Revolution of Hope". On the next page, Fox notes the White House was reluctant for this theme to be discussed openly.
"Open Nafta Borders? Why Not? Reformist Mexican President Vincente Fox raises eyebrows with his suggestion that over a decade or two Nafta should evolve into something like the European Union, with open borders for not only goods and investment but also people. He can rest assured that there is one voice north of the Rio Grande that supports his vision. To wit, this newspaper."
- The Wall Street Journal (July 2, 2001)
"...we have to create one market."
- Former California Gov. Jerry Brown on CNN's The situation room with Wolf Blitzer (June 8, 2007) - on Mexico and the U.S. and solving the border security and illegal immigration crisis... Blitzer never batted an eye at the concept
"Sovereignty is an anachronistic concept originating in bygone times when society consisted of rulers and subjects, not citizens. It became the cornerstone of international relations with the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648. During the French Revolution, the king was overthrown and the people assumed sovereignty. But a nationalist concept of sovereignty soon superseded the dynastic version. Today, though not all nationstates are democratically accountable to their citizens, the principle of sovereignty stands in the way of outside intervention in the internal affairs of nationstates. But true sovereignty belongs to the people, who in turn delegate it to their governments. If governments abuse the authority entrusted to them and citizens have no opportunity to correct such abuses, outside interference is justified. By specifying that sovereignty is based on the people, the international community can penetrate nationstates' borders to protect the rights of citizens."
- George Soros, The People's Sovereignty, Foreign Policy magazine (2004)
"In a word, the free trade system hastens the social revolution. It is in this revolutionary sense alone, gentlemen, that I vote in favor of free trade."
- Communist Manifesto author Karl Marx, speaking to the 1848 Democratic Association of Brussels. In his Manifesto, Marx wrote: "The Communists are further reproached with desiring to abolish countries and nationalities."
"Sovereignty is an anachronistic concept created in an era when the world was divided between rulers and subject, not citizens."
- Marino Busdachin, General Secretary of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO). To the European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium (December, 2006)
"Is a North American Community Feasible? Can Sovereignty be Transcended?"
- (Title of chapter 7), "Toward a North American Community", by Robert Pastor.
"For the first time, "North America" is more than just a geographical expression. NAFTA was merely the first draft of an economic constitution for North America...
The U.S. Congress should also merge the U.S.-Mexican and U.S.-Canadian interparliamentary groups into a single "North American Parliamentary Group." This might encourage legislators to stop tossing invective across their borders and instead start bargaining to solve shared problems.
A third institution should be a "Permanent Court on Trade and Investment." NAFTA established ad hoc dispute panels, but it has become increasingly difficult to find experts who do not have a conflict of interest to arbitrate conflicts. A permanent court would permit the accumulation of precedent and lay the groundwork for North American business law. It would also prevent the erosion of environmental standards and make proceedings more transparent.
Overcoming the tension between security and trade requires a bolder approach to continental integration: a North American customs union with a common external tariff (CET), which would significantly reduce border inspections and eliminate cumbersome rules-of-origin provisions designed to deny non-NAFTA products the same easy access. All three governments must also rethink the continental perimeter. Along with the CET, they should establish a "North American Customs and Immigration Force," composed of officials trained together in a single professional school, and they should fashion procedures to streamline border-crossing documentation. Most important, the Department of Homeland Security should expand its mission to include continental security -- a shift best achieved by incorporating Mexican and Canadian perspectives and personnel into its design and operation."
- Robert Pastor, North America's Second Decade from Foreign Affairs (January/February 2004)
"Opponents of integration often attack such proposals as threats to national sovereignty. Sovereignty, however, is not a fixed concept."
- Robert Pastor, North America's Second Decade from Foreign Affairs (January/February 2004)
"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 Canada"."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."
- CNN's Lou Dobbs, Lou Dobbs Tonight (June 9, 2005)
"In this new world economy, national boundaries are increasingly becoming obsolete."
- Ronald Reagan, January 11, 1988, Cleveland Ohio (see Reagan archives)
The creation of regional currencies, and the removal of "unwanted currencies" is necessary, according to Benn Steil. Writing in the Council on Foreign Relations publication, Foreign Affairs, Steil states that, "The world needs to abandon unwanted currencies, replacing them with dollars, euros, and multinational currencies as yet unborn." "Countries should abandon monetary nationalism," says Steil.
The End of National Currency, Foreign Affairs, (May/June 2007)
"It's a big moment for our country because the border will disappear,"
- Ivan Langer, Czech interior minister on erasing his national borders as an EU member. Quoted in PRAVDA, August 11, 2007
"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."
- Robert Pastor, Independent task force member, Council of Foreign Relations Independent Task Force on North America
"It is difficult to re-educate people who have been brought up on nationalism to the idea of relinquishing part of their sovereignty to a supra-national body."
- Bilderberg Group founder, Prince Bernhard
"The technotronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values."
– Zbigniew Brzeninski, National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter and President Bush as co-chairman of the Bush National Security Advisory Task Force; executive director of the Trilateral Commission
"For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure - one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it."
- Quote from David Rockefeller's Memoirs (2002)
"The Council on Foreign Relations is the American Branch of a society which originated in England... (and) ...believes national boundaries should be obliterated and one-world rule established."
- Carroll Quigley, member of Council on Foreign Relations, mentor to Bill Clinton
"The main purpose of the Council on Foreign Relations is promoting the disarmament of U.S. sovereignty and national independence and submergence into an all powerful, one world government."
- Admiral Chester Ward, former CFR member and Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Navy
"This is how we will create a North American consciousness and a true North American Community. It will be forged in the heat of conflict, not through a rational discussion, as painful as that may be. It really cannot happen any other way."
- Bruce Stokes, CFR Senior Fellow, speaking at the "Toward a North American Community?" conference (June 11, 2002)
In reading a little noticed June 11, 2002 document detailing a conference held by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, shocking revelations are made regarding the elite's plans to create a North American Union between Canada, Mexico, and the United States of America. (Thanks to OldThinkerNews.com).
"No serious nation in the age of terror can afford to have wide-open borders with millions of illegal aliens crossing at will."
"Open borders are consistent with the integrating world economy. I have outlined arguments for a far-reaching change in the U.S. immigration laws that would respond to the rapidly changing world in which we live. Open borders would mark a true revolution in current U.S. immigration law and would create an admissions system in which migration more closely approximated demand."
- Kevin R. Johnson November, November 18, 2007, author of Opening the Floodgates: Why America Needs to Rethink Its Borders and Immigration Laws. Johnson is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Law, and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o Studies. Faculty Webpage ImmigrationProf Blog
"Further economic, political, and social integration will depend on how citizens of the three countries define their national identities and the degree to which they are willing to cede some of their countries’ sovereignty to a larger entity."
"Foreign policy... provides three things for a nation’s citizens: sovereignty, security, and identity. Sovereignty dictates that the state’s citizens and government (“we”) decide policy, identity defines “who we are” as a nation, and security protects a nation’s sovereignty and identity. Governments must convince citizens that the regional project is consistent with these three values by expanding the definition of the “we.”
- "Toward a North American Community?" conference in 2002, held by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (see article)
"The big error of (former President Carlos) Salinas was not to demand the free circulation of people in exchange for the North American Free Trade Agreement, like it exists in Europe," Munoz Ledo said.
- Munoz Ledo, Mexican Reactions to the U.S. Rejection of the Immigration Bill, Mexidata.info (July 9, 2007)
"...The U.S., Mexico and other nations should work together to become 'one America on one continent'"
- Jose Jacques Medina, "another member of the Congress in Mexico" (February 2006) - in Washington, DC while lobbying the American Congress for amnesty again - Mexican, U.S. Lawmakers Call For Deportation Moratorium, Cox News Service (February 9, 2007); also see Dallas Evening News article
"But here's one good idea you won't hear about. Let's allow the North American Free Trade Agreement to live up to its promise and permit citizens of Canada, the United States and Mexico to move and work freely among the three countries."
- Borders Without Visas, by Tim Cavanaugh, Reason.com (May, 2006)
"Mexico does not end at its borders....
Where there is a Mexican, there is Mexico."
- Felipe Calderon, president of Mexico to a standing ovation during his first state-of-the nation address (September, 2007)
Five years into the war on terror, the people who spend tens of billions of dollars a year on "homeland security" haven't quite come to the conclusion that they really are, in fact, supposed to secure the homeland.
- Open borders are deadly threat to U.S., by James P. Pinkerton Newsday, Deseret News, Salt Lake City) (April 2, 2006)