Yesterday in this series of broadcasts, I told you about how President Obama is quietly, without media coverage, reinvigorating the plan launched under President George W. Bush to put the United States into a North American Union, modeled on the European Union. Obama signed a document with the president of Mexico called "Beyond the Border: a Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness." Canadian Prime Minister Harper signed a separate but similar document. Obama then posted on the White House website what was called "Declaration by President Obama and Prime Minister Harper of Canada." It is unclear why the Mexican president was not mentioned. This four-page Declaration announced Obama's plan to "pursue a perimeter approach" and to accelerate the "flow of people, goods and services" by "expanding trusted traveler" programs. This joint Declaration stated that the Beyond the Borders Working Group, "composed of representatives from the appropriate departments and offices of our respective federal governments," will submit a "Joint Plan of Action to realize the goals of this Declaration." All these plans are being implemented without congressional legislation, or even approval or oversight.
President Bush's original plan for a North American Union created 20 three- government working groups, covering many issues: e-commerce, aviation policy, borders and immigration, travel throughout North America, transportation, energy, environment, food and agriculture, health, and financial services. These secret meetings were working to harmonize the laws and regulations of the three countries.
It looks like the Obama Administration has simply changed the name of the Security and Prosperity Partnership and renamed it "The North American Leaders Forum," with the same materials and international objectives as the Bush Administration, namely to erase our borders with Mexico and Canada.
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