1. The North American
Union (NAU): The North American Union
(NAU) is a theoretical economic union, in some instances a political union, of
Canada, Mexico, and the United States. While the NAU is chalked up in the
mainstream media as a conspiracy theory, the reality is that the NAU already
exists, openly. The treasonous act was signed under the guise of the Security
and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) by former President of the
United States, George W. Bush, former Prime Minister of Canada, Paul Martin,
and former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, in Waco, Texas, on March 23, 2005.
2. Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP): The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) is a region-level dialogue with the stated purpose of providing greater cooperation on security and economic issues. The SPP was founded in Waco, Texas on March 23, 2005, by Prime Minister of Canada, Paul Martin, President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, and former President of the United States, George W. Bush.
3. The Amero: The Amero is the proposed future currency of the North American Currency Union, a theoretical economic and monetary union of the three North American countries: Canada, the United States and Mexico. This currency has been allegedly minted and spoken about on television, but it is denied publicly.
5. Map of the North American Union: The hypothetical or proposed map of the North American Union depict a united North America with three stars representing the three former nations of Canada, United States and Mexico. The map is further evidence that an economical and cultural union between Canada, United States and Mexico is only a matter of time.
The treasonous act was signed under the guise of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) by former President of the United States, George W. Bush, former Prime Minister of Canada, Paul Martin, and former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, in Waco, Texas, on March 23, 2005.
Title: North American Union
Date: March 23, 2005
Abstract: The North American Union (NAU) is a theoretical economic union, in some instances also a political union, of Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
The concept is loosely based on the European Union, occasionally including a common currency called the Amero or the North American Dollar.
While the idea for some form of union has been discussed or proposed in academic, business and political circles for many decades, there are no plans to create such a union and no agreement to do so has been signed.
The formation of a North American Union has been the subject of various conspiracy theories.
Despite the claim that it does not exist, it actually does, and major steps have already taken place to cement this transition.
Title: U.S.-Canada Perimeter Security And The Consolidation Of North America
Date: September 20, 2011
Abstract: The U.S. and Canada are very close to unveiling a North American perimeter security deal that would promote greater integration between both countries. This includes expanding collaboration in areas of law enforcement and intelligence sharing which could dramatically affect sovereignty and privacy rights. While there is a need for more public scrutiny, incrementalism has been used to advance North American integration. In many ways this has kept the agenda under the radar. Much like NAFTA and the Security and Prosperity Partnership, a U.S.-Canada perimeter security agreement would represent another step in the consolidation of North America.
During his speech at a recent meeting of northern border states, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told participants that the U.S. and Canada are set to launch a pilot project next year which will allow law enforcement officers to operate on both sides of the border. Holder explained that, “the creation of ‘NextGen’ teams of cross-designated officers would allow us to more effectively identify, assess, and interdict persons and organizations involved in transnational crime.” He went on to say, “In conjunction with the other provisions included in the Beyond the Border Initiative, such a move would enhance our cross-border efforts and advance our information-sharing abilities.” The declaration, Beyond the Border: Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness issued by President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper last February, identified joint law enforcement operations and information sharing as a high priority. There are already examples of what we could expect from a security perimeter as some Canadians have been denied entry into the U.S. after their records of mental illness were shared with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
While further details of the new joint law enforcement project are not yet available, Stuart Trew of the Council of Canadians pointed out that the plans are well advanced. This prompted him to question, “why is Harper consulting with Canadians on a done deal? We haven’t had a chance to yea or nay the perimeter agreement which is expected to be released as an ‘action plan’ within weeks. But a pilot project that legalizes and normalizes US policing activities in Canada is already set to begin next year.” He added that this confirms, “the Harper government will use its limited public consultations earlier this year to move ahead quickly with whatever new cross-border policing and information sharing commitments it wants, regardless of privacy and other concerns.” Last month, the Canadian government released two reports which summarized public input received concerning regulatory cooperation, as well as security and trade across the border. While improving the movement of goods and people was the priority for business groups, many individuals expressed concerns over the loss of sovereignty, along with the protection of personal information.
On top of announcing plans to create teams of cross-designated officers, Attorney General Eric Holder took time to praise bilateral relations between the two countries, but acknowledged, “there are areas in which the U.S. and Canada can enhance cooperation in criminal investigations and prosecutions. And I believe we must consider how extradition, and mutual legal assistance, processes could be streamlined.” He also stated, “As Canada’s national government considers various anti-crime policies and approaches, we will continue working to implement a comprehensive anti-crime framework.” Does this mean that as part of a security perimeter, Canada would have to change its legal system to better reflect U.S. laws? As the fall session of Parliament gets underway, the Harper government is set to table tough new criminal reform legislation.
In the report entitled Shared Vision or Myopia: The Politics of Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness, former Foreign Service officer Gar Pardy warns that a perimeter security deal with the U.S. could sacrifice Canadians privacy while doing nothing to improve the flow of trade across the border. In his report, Pardy reveals that “The concessions the Americans want is the transfer of enormous amounts of information about Canadians and others about whom Canada collects information. It is evident that to meet such expectations Canadian privacy laws will need to be ignored, violated or weakened.” He also stated that, “The Shared Vision approach essentially promotes the idea that in order to restore the status quo ante implicit in the free trade agreements there have to be large political concessions by Canada that will satisfy American security concerns.” This could explain the Conservative government’s announcement that it will reintroduce anti-terrorism measures which have expired and are on par with sections of the liberty-stripping U.S. Patriot Act. The move is tied to plans for a security perimeter and is aimed more at satisfying U.S. fears.
In his report released by the Rideau Institute, Gar Pardy also warns that, “when Canada–United States privacy protection principles are under bilateral discussion, privacy protection will not be increased. A more likely result is that existing Canadian privacy laws, as flawed as they are, will erode to meet the demands of the United States.” As part of his report, he recommended measures that would better protect privacy rights and encourage transparency. This included all new agreements with the U.S. affecting the privacy rights of Canadians, be reviewed by the Privacy Commissioner. Pardy called for the creation of a single authority to oversee all federal police and security organizations participating in information transfers between both countries. He also recommended a separate treaty that would protect personal information transferred to the U.S. for national security purposes. With regards to a perimeter security deal, Pardy concluded that, “If Canadian concessions on security and privacy rules do result in the lessening of American border restrictions and controls then such results would always be hostage to future events over which Canada has no control.”
It is important to keep in mind that the move towards a North
American security perimeter is being done without congressional or
parliamentary approval. There is no reason to trust that our
governments will strike any kind of balance between security and
freedom. That is why it is imperative that we demand more transparency
and input. With a joint action plan expected to be released soon, it is
my hope that Canadians and Americans will reject any perimeter
security deal that reduces privacy rights and further puts our
sovereignty at risk (Infowars, 2011).
OBAMACSI.COM: The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) is a region-level dialogue with the stated purpose of providing greater cooperation on security and economic issues. The SPP was founded in Waco, Texas on March 23, 2005, by Prime Minister of Canada, Paul Martin, President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, and former President of the United States, George W. Bush.
Title: Security And Prosperity Partnership Of North America
Date: March 23, 2005
Abstract: The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) was a region-level dialogue with the stated purpose of providing greater cooperation on security and economic issues. The Partnership was founded in Waco, Texas on March 23, 2005 by Paul Martin, Prime Minister of Canada, Vicente Fox, President of Mexico, and George W. Bush, President of the United States. It was the second of such regional-level agreements involving the United States of America following the 1997 Partnership for Prosperity and Security in the Caribbean (PPS). Since August 2009 it is no longer an active initiative of any of the original dialogue partners.
The initial SPP Working Groups were the Manufacture Goods and Sectoral and Regional Competitiveness Working Group, E-Commerce & ICT Working Group, Energy Working Group, Transportation Working Group, Food & Agriculture Working Group, Environment Working Group, Financial Services Working Group, Business Facilitation Working Group, Movement of Goods Working Group, Health, and Immigration.
These working groups were tasked with implementing the SPP as
initiated by the North American Heads of Government and 30 CEOs of the
largest corporations from each respective country on March 23, 2005. They were to consult with stakeholders; set specific, measurable, and
achievable goals and implementation dates; and issue semi-annual
progress reports. A 24-month agenda was established to serve as a time
line milestone to have the initial framework fully developed.
The stated goals of the SPP were cooperation and information sharing, improving productivity, reducing the costs of trade, enhancing the joint stewardship of the environment, facilitating agricultural trade while creating a safer and more reliable food supply, and protecting people from disease.
It was intended to assist, rather than replace, existing bilateral and trilateral institutions like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and to work towards the three North American countries working cooperatively in the face of common risks and economic competition from low cost, multi-modal transportation system along the International Mid-Continent Trade Corridor to improving both the trade competitiveness and quality of life in North America.
North American Facilitation of Transportation, Trade, Reduced Congestion & Security (NAFTRACS)
was a three phase pilot project designed to focus on business processes
and information as freight is transported from buyers to sellers. The
project was intended to create a partnership between businesses and
local, state, and federal governments, while claiming to foster
cooperation among the same entities.
On 26 February 2008, Canada's Minister of Finance, Jim Flaherty, announced his government's 2008 Budget, which includes "$29 million over two years to meet priorities under the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America."
The North American Competitiveness Council (NACC) was an official tri-national working group of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP). It was created at the second summit of the SPP in Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico, in March 2006. Composed of 30 corporate representatives from some of North America's largest companies, the North American Competitiveness Council has been mandated to set priorities for the SPP and to act as a stable driver of the integration process through changes in government in all three countries.
In 2006, CNN anchor Lou Dobbs argued that the SPP was part of a plan to merge the United States, Canada, and Mexico into a North American Union similar to the European Union. Dobbs claimed at the time that US President Bush, who left office on January 20, 2009, was to have bypassed Congress and ultimately create a Union based on a Texas highway corridor. One variation of this theory was that President Bush would declare a state of emergency to avoid leaving office, which, in fact, never came about; on January 20, 2009, his successor, Barack Obama, who had openly voiced misgivings about NAFTA, the predecessor to SPP, let alone SPP itself, took office as US President, but his anti-NAFTA views soon disappeared from his public persona.
The Council of Canadians claimed that the SPP extended the controversial "no fly list" of the USA, made Canadian water a communal resource, and forced Canada and Mexico to adopt the USA's security policies - one of which would allow foreign military forces to neglect sovereignty in the case of a "civil emergency". In addition, it also touched on the issue of Albertan tar sands expansion to five times its current size.
On May 10, 2007, Conservative MP Leon Benoit, chair of the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade, prevented University of Alberta professor Gordon Laxer from testifying that SPP would leave Canadians "to freeze in the dark" because "Canada itself – unlike most industrialized nations – has no national plan or reserves to protect its own supplies" by saying Laxer's testimony was not relevant, defying a majority vote to overrule his motion, shutting down the Committee meeting, and leaving with the other three out of four Conservative members; the meeting later continued presided by the Liberal vice-chair. After these disruptions, the National Post reported on a Conservative party manual to, among other things, usurp Parliamentary committees and cause chaos in unfavourable committees. The New Democratic Party also criticized SPP for being undemocratic, not open to Parliament, and opaque. New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton described the process as not simply unconstitutional, but "non-constitutional", held completely outside the usual mechanisms of oversight.
Some thirty US-based organizations also sent an open letter to Congress on April 21, 2008 criticizing the secrecy and lack of any sort of democratic oversight:
"What differentiates the SPP from other security and trade agreements is that it is not subject to Congressional oversight or approval. The SPP establishes a corporate/government bureaucracy for implementation that excludes civil society participation. ... Facing a worrisome pact pushed forward in secrecy, it is time for Congress to halt this undemocratic approach and establish a process based on openness, accountability, and the participation of civil society.
In August 2009, the SPP website was updated to say: "The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) is no longer an active initiative. There will not be any updates to this site." Subsequent to this the website link does not connect and the cache website links do not work.
The NDP has called this a "victory" which is "the result of the
active and sustained efforts across the country, and across North
America, of Canadian, Mexican and American activists from the labour
movement, civil society, progressive legislators and all those concerned
and committed to build a better quality of life in our Canada and
throughout North America."
On February 4, 2011, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and US President Barack Obama announced a new security and prosperity initiative. In it they planned to "to pursue a perimeter approach to security in ways that support economic competitiveness, job creation, and prosperity".
On March 13, 2011, the Canadian government announced it was beginning
a five week consultation process "with all levels of government and
with communities, non-governmental organizations and the private sector,
as well as with our citizens" on the implementation of the shared vision for perimeter security and economic competitiveness" (Wikipedia, 2011).
3. THE AMERO
OBAMACSI.COM: The Amero is the proposed future currency of the North American Currency Union, a theoretical economic and monetary union of the three North American countries: Canada, the United States and Mexico. This currency has been allegedly minted and spoken about on television, but it is denied publicly.
Abstract: The North American Currency Union is a theoretical economic and monetary union of three North American countries: Canada, the United States and Mexico.
Implementation would involve the three countries giving up their current currency units (U.S. dollar, Canadian dollar, and Mexican peso) and adopting a new one, created specifically for this purpose. (Some versions of the theory, particularly those circulating in Canada, assume only the United States and Canada would be included.)
The hypothetical currency for the union is most often referred to as the amero. The concept is modeled on the common European Union currency (the euro), and it is argued to be a natural extension of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP).
Conspiracy theorists contend that the governments of the United States, Canada, and Mexico are already taking steps to implement such a currency, as part of a "North American Union (NAU) (Wikipedia, 2011).
OBAMACSI.COM: The hypothetical or proposed flag of the North American Union is a blue flag with three stars representing the three former nations of Canada, United States and Mexico. The flag is further evidence that an economical and cultural union between Canada, United States and Mexico is only a matter of time.
Title: Flag Of The North American Union
Abstract: Hypothetical/proposed flag of the North American Union, an further economical and cultural union between the three countries of North America: Canada, United States and Mexico.
The NAU is not intended to be a supranational government, but a
consulting body to build similar laws, government procedures, a common
currency (the North American Dollar), unified customs points, a North
American visa for external visitors and tightening of security
procedures in airports and roads, to fight against terrorism (Wikipedia, 2011).
5. MAP OF THE NORTH AMERICAN UNION
Abstract: The hypothetical/proposed map of the North American Union, an further economical and cultural union between the three countries of North America: Canada, United States and Mexico (Wikipedia, 2011).