WASHINGTON – Rep. Ron Paul, a
maverick Republican from Texas, today denounced plans for the proposed
"NAFTA superhighway" in his state as part of a larger plot for merger of
the U.S., Canada and Mexico into a North American Union.
"By now many Texans have heard about the proposed 'NAFTA Superhighway,'
which is also referred to as the trans-Texas corridor," he said in a
statement. "What you may not know is the extent to which plans for such a
superhighway are moving forward without congressional oversight or media
Paul explained that most members of Congress are unaware of the plans
because only relatively small amounts of money have been spent studying
the plans and those allocations were included in "enormous transportation
"The proposed highway is part of a broader plan advanced by a
quasi-government organization called the 'Security and Prosperity
Partnership of North America,' or SPP," he explains. "The SPP was first
launched in 2005 by the heads of state of Canada, Mexico, and the United
States at a summit in Waco."
No treaties were involved, and Congress was not included in discussions
or plans, he says.
"Instead, the SPP is an unholy alliance of foreign consortiums and
officials from several governments," according to Paul. "One principal
player is a Spanish construction company, which plans to build the highway
and operate it as a toll road. But don't be fooled: The superhighway
proposal is not the result of free market demand, but rather an extension
of government-managed trade schemes like NAFTA that benefit politically
Paul says, however, the real issue raised by the superhighway plan and
the SPP is national sovereignty.
"Once again, decisions that affect millions of Americans are not being
made by those Americans themselves, or even by their elected
representatives in Congress," says Paul. "Instead, a handful of elites use
their government connections to bypass national legislatures and ignore
our Constitution – which expressly grants Congress the sole authority to
regulate international trade."
The ultimate goal, he says, is not simply a superhighway "but an
integrated North American Union – complete with a currency, a
cross-national bureaucracy and virtually borderless travel within the
union. Like the European Union, a North American Union would represent
another step toward the abolition of national sovereignty altogether."
Rep. Virgil Goode, R-Va., has
introduced a resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the U.S.
should not engage in the construction of a NAFTA superhighway, or enter
into any agreement that advances the concept of a North American Union.
"I wholeheartedly support this legislation and predict that the
superhighway will become a sleeper issue in the 2008 election," says Paul.
"Any movement toward a North American Union diminishes the ability of
average Americans to influence the laws under which they must live. The
SPP agreement, including the plan for a major transnational superhighway
through Texas, is moving forward without congressional oversight – and
that is an outrage. The administration needs a strong message from
Congress that the American people will not tolerate backroom deals that
threaten our sovereignty."
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