Skip to comments.Bush Administration Quietly Plans NAFTA Super Highway
Posted on 06/12/2006 6:23:16 AM PDT by conservativecorner
Quietly but systematically, the Bush Administration is advancing the plan to build a huge NAFTA Super Highway, four football-fields-wide, through the heart of the U.S. along Interstate 35, from the Mexican border at Laredo, Tex., to the Canadian border north of Duluth, Minn.
Once complete, the new road will allow containers from the Far East to enter the United States through the Mexican port of Lazaro Cardenas, bypassing the Longshoremans Union in the process. The Mexican trucks, without the involvement of the Teamsters Union, will drive on what will be the nations most modern highway straight into the heart of America. The Mexican trucks will cross border in FAST lanes, checked only electronically by the new SENTRI system. The first customs stop will be a Mexican customs office in Kansas City, their new Smart Port complex, a facility being built for Mexico at a cost of $3 million to the U.S. taxpayers in Kansas City.
As incredible as this plan may seem to some readers, the first Trans-Texas Corridor segment of the NAFTA Super Highway is ready to begin construction next year. Various U.S. government agencies, dozens of state agencies, and scores of private NGOs (non-governmental organizations) have been working behind the scenes to create the NAFTA Super Highway, despite the lack of comment on the plan by President Bush. The American public is largely asleep to this key piece of the coming North American Union that government planners in the new trilateral region of United States, Canada and Mexico are about to drive into reality.
Just examine the following websites to get a feel for the magnitude of NAFTA Super Highway planning that has been going on without any new congressional legislation directly authorizing the construction of the planned international corridor through the center of the country.
NASCO, the North America SuperCorridor Coalition Inc., is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the worlds first international, integrated and secure, multi-modal transportation system along the International Mid-Continent Trade and Transportation Corridor to improve both the trade competitiveness and quality of life in North America. Where does that sentence say anything about the USA? Still, NASCO has received $2.5 million in earmarks from the U.S. Department of Transportation to plan the NAFTA Super Highway as a 10-lane limited-access road (five lanes in each direction) plus passenger and freight rail lines running alongside pipelines laid for oil and natural gas. One glance at the map of the NAFTA Super Highway on the front page of the NASCO website will make clear that the design is to connect Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. into one transportation system.
Kansas City SmartPort Inc. is an investor based organization supported by the public and private sector to create the key hub on the NAFTA Super Highway. At the Kansas City SmartPort, the containers from the Far East can be transferred to trucks going east and west, dramatically reducing the ground transportation time dropping the containers off in Los Angeles or Long Beach involves for most of the country. A brochure on the SmartPort website describes the plan in glowing terms: For those who live in Kansas City, the idea of receiving containers nonstop from the Far East by way of Mexico may sound unlikely, but later this month that seemingly far-fetched notion will become a reality.
The U.S. government has housed within the Department of Commerce (DOC) an SPP office that is dedicated to organizing the many working groups laboring within the executive branches of the U.S., Mexico and Canada to create the regulatory reality for the Security and Prosperity Partnership. The SPP agreement was signed by Bush, President Vicente Fox, and then-Prime Minister Paul Martin in Waco, Tex., on March 23, 2005. According to the DOC website, a U.S.-Mexico Joint Working Committee on Transportation Planning has finalized a plan such that (m)ethods for detecting bottlenecks on the U.S.-Mexico border will be developed and low cost/high impact projects identified in bottleneck studies will be constructed or implemented. The report notes that new SENTRI travel lanes on the Mexican border will be constructed this year. The border at Laredo should be reduced to an electronic speed bump for the Mexican trucks containing goods from the Far East to enter the U.S. on their way to the Kansas City SmartPort.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is overseeing the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) as the first leg of the NAFTA Super Highway. A 4,000-page environmental impact statement has already been completed and public hearings are scheduled for five weeks, beginning next month, in July 2006. The billions involved will be provided by a foreign company, Cintra Concessions de Infraestructuras de Transporte, S.A. of Spain. As a consequence, the TTC will be privately operated, leased to the Cintra consortium to be operated as a toll-road. The details of the NAFTA Super Highway are hidden in plan view. Still, Bush has not given speeches to bring the NAFTA Super Highway plans to the full attention of the American public. Missing in the move toward creating a North American Union is the robust public debate that preceded the decision to form the European Union. All this may be for calculated political reasons on the part of the Bush Administration.
A good reason Bush does not want to secure the border with Mexico may be that the administration is trying to create express lanes for Mexican trucks to bring containers with cheap Far East goods into the heart of the U.S., all without the involvement of any U.S. union workers on the docks or in the trucks.
How can this be bad?
Bypassing the left-backing union leadership is a good thing. Putting a lot of their working guys out of a job is not.
Lord, Help us ALL!.........
NAFTA, CAFTA, CFR, UN, NWO, guest worker amnesty program, and now this monstrosity to split America in half, and provide a super-highway for terrorists and illegal aliens, right in America's Heartland.
The globalists are winning and we're the frog in the slowly-warming-to-a-boil pot of water.
I don't think America is going to know what even hit us, until after it happens.
Am I being an alarmist, or what?
Where's the duct tape? My head feels like it's going to explode and I have blood running out of my eyeballs.
How's it feel to be a knee jerk anti-American shill?
Just another MSM hit job on Bush.
I find nothing to tie the administration to this highway.
Imagine--prosperity without the union thuggery. My beeber is stuned.
With this gaping highway transporting terrorists and illegals in by the tens-of-thousands, the other 2,000 miles of proposed wall won't mean spit. We're screwed.
Help me out: who's the driving force behind this whole thing?
Human Events is a conservative publication. To say that they are part of the MSM is not to know your sources.
Including the replacement of the US Supreme Court with a more regional 'Body':
".....Pastor also proposed the creation of a Permanent Tribunal on Trade and Investment with the view that a permanent court would permit the accumulation of precedent and lay the groundwork for North American business law. The intent is for this North American Union Tribunal would have supremacy over the U.S. Supreme Court on issues affecting the North American Union, to prevent U.S. power from irritating and retarding the progress of uniting Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. into a new 21st century super-regional governing body......"
Get 'r done......
I'm having chest pains just reading that, DM. I think I need an aspirin and some quiet time.
The Plan to Replace the Dollar With the 'Amero'
".....The idea to form the North American Union as a super-NAFTA knitting together Canada, the United States and Mexico into a super-regional political and economic entity was a key agreement resulting from the March 2005 meeting held at Baylor University in Waco, Tex., between President Bush, President Fox and Prime Minister Martin......"
See also my #16.
Hope this helps
I needed an aspirin along with some Tums for the sickening feeling in the bottom of my stomach!
We have a little something called the Constitution that probably would get in the way of your explanation. This isn't commerce as much as a destruction of our sovereignty.
Bush, Fox and Harper, right? I remember the low-key news stories about the meeting at Cancun.
Globalism? First, the EU and soon, the North American Union.
The frog-in-a-slowly-boiling-pot scenario.
this is absolutely insane
ping for processing through my mind
I am praying that this is a hoax
Like it or not, the free market is larger than it used to be, and capitalism reigns.
Doesn't anyone realize that if more situations like the longshoreman's unions in the USA bypassed in favor of dock workers in Mexico, the following will happen:
(1) More jobs in an improved Mexican economy, causing more Mexicans to stay in Mexico, rather than impatiently risking illegal entry into the USA to seek work? With Mexico's economy improved, people will have less of a desire to leave.
(2) Unions (whose wages basically constitute "price controls" which do not compete in a free market) will be broken, and their powerful lefty bosses will be a lot less powerful...meanwhile, former union workers will find new jobs (with wages more in line with what the free market will sustain) in an American economy which will continue to be robust. Perhaps they will find jobs with companies who will be performing well due to lower operating costs by shipping goods via Mexico. Perhaps, dock workers in the USA will continue to work, just at the wages that the free market determines they should have.
So where exactly is the problem?
Make it more difficult for illegals to enter, and they will stop, you say. I say that it will make them more resourceful than ever in their methods to break in. A wall on the border, on its own, will not work. You must also improve the conditions in Mexico so that there is less of a desire for potential illegals to leave and come here. It is a two way street, believe it or not. Supply and demand. Many of you are forgetting about how strong the demand is. Only lessening the supply will not get the job done.
remember that Reagan signed this too
does anyone remember that
About a thousand FReepers need to send this to O'Reilly and get this all over the tube.
You know what, you're right. We shouldn't let anyone in or out.
What kind of leader of the free world are we if we don't promote capitalism and free markets to other nations of the world?
Once complete, the new road will allow containers from the Far East to enter the United States through the Mexican port of Lazaro Cardenas, bypassing the Longshoremans Union in the process.
THE SKY IS FALLING. THE SKY IS FALLING! Oh, how do imports from the far east get to Larado?
I love the "Quietly Plans" part. How sinister.
How can this be bad?
There's always another union to take advantage of the situation- in this case the Teamsters.
20 years ago, and the number was 1 million which actually turned into 3 million. For 20 years we have had laws on the books for what has been taking place, but the Federal Government has turned a blind eye on 10 to 12 million illegals who under the 1986 law shouldn't be here. I'm glad you brought up the 1986 though so that we can be clear. Amnesty doesn't stop the flow, and laws don't matter when you don't enforce them.
Looks like the longshoreman's union is going to be outsourcing to Kansas.
please God kill this superhighway.
It is the highway of death for the USA
Let's distinguish between legal and illegal immigration. I have, like most all Americans, no problem with legal immigration. I have a big problem with illegal immigration. It's "illegal" for a reason, and just because it's good for business doesn't make it good for America. Clearly, for 20 years the Federal Government has turned a blind eye on the laws that were written in 1986 and beyond. Now we have 10 to 12 million illegals in this country. History shows amnesty doesn't stop the flow of illegal aliens.
Jorge's at it again. Enriching the Mexican entrepreneurs, that Americans won't.
A couple of questions.
- How do the goods get from the Mexican port to the US border? Do they have good roads?
- Who runs the Port? Is Dubai Ports World involved?
- Why would China abandon the terminals it owns on the West Coast of the US and go to Mexico?
North American Union.
The writing on the wall is getting clearer and clearer everyday. ruh-roh..
Not as sinister as this:
Congress has passed 7 amnesties for illegal aliens, starting in 1986.
1. Immigration and Reform Control Act (IRCA), 1986: A blanket amnesty for some 2.7 million illegal aliens
2. Section 245(i) Amnesty, 1994: A temporary rolling amnesty for 578,000 illegal aliens
3. Section 245(i) Extension Amnesty, 1997: An extension of the rolling amnesty created in 1994
4. Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) Amnesty, 1997: An amnesty for close to one million illegal aliens from Central America
5. Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act Amnesty (HRIFA), 1998: An amnesty for 125,000 illegal aliens from Haiti
6. Late Amnesty, 2000: An amnesty for some illegal aliens who claim they should have been amnestied under the 1986 IRCA amnesty, an estimated 400,000 illegal aliens
7. LIFE Act Amnesty, 2000: A reinstatement of the rolling Section 245(i) amnesty, an estimated 900,000 illegal aliens
8. Nine current bills are vying to be Amnesty No. 8
Perhaps, too, landlords will lower the rents they charge, home owners will be willing to sell for less, medical services will become more affordable, and utilities will lower their rates to bring the cost of living in line with the new Mexican wages.
The U.S. must've been the test case for morphing a republic into a democracy.. Well thats pretty much accomplished, NOW..
"No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up." Lily Tomlin