Skip to comments.Now Cheney chimes in: Ain't no superhighways
Posted on 07/30/2007 2:55:25 AM PDT by Man50D
Despite evidence to the contrary, Vice President Dick Cheney says there is no "secret plan" to create a continent-crossing superhighway to help facilitate a merger of the United States, Mexico and Canada.
"The administration is not engaged in a secret plan to create a 'NAFTA super highway,'" asserts Cheney in a recent letter to a constituent, according to a copy of the message obtained by WND.
The vice president's letter quotes an Aug. 21 statement from the U.S. Department of Transportation that, "The concept of a super highway has been around since the early 1990s, usually in the form of a claim that the U.S. Department of Transportation is going to designate such a highway."
DOT then refutes the claim, stating, "The Department of Transportation has never had the statutory authority to designate a NAFTA super highway and has never sought such authority."
The DOT statement then retracts the absolute nature of that statement, qualifying that, "The Department of Transportation will continue to cooperate with the State transportation departments in the I-35 corridor as they upgrade this vital interstate highway to meet 21st century needs. However, these efforts are the routine activities of a Department that cooperates with all the state transportation departments to improve the Nation's intermodal transportation network."
The DOT statement cited by the vice president seems to model the denial recently fashioned by the North America's SuperCorridor Coalition, Inc., or NASCO, on its website.
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this IS b.s. because i have talked to a transportion industry master planner who is involved in one of the phases and has one of the feasibility contracts
wtf, cheney is no different than ANY of them!
you guys are paranoid. Highways don’t creates political mergers
Sad reality should be setting in to a lot people by now. We no longer have a government at any level that is 'for the people'
hey read between the lines....for instance between the lines of the amnesty bill Bush tried to foist upon us...
Notice he said "There is no secret plan". That would be true. The plan is not a secret. All we need to do is watch what is happening. We have a government, both R's and D's involved, that supports illegal entry and does not enforce the laws.
In fact, they do all they can to support illegal lawbreakers against the will of US citizens. We have mexican trucks ready to roll over US turf unchecked. We have NO border fence, it is unlikly we will, after all Chertoff says it can't get done until 2013.
Bush gave 20 million to aids in Africa, but we can't get the funding for a fence.
Bush gave 20 BILLION (not million) to aids in Africa, but we can’t get the funding for a fence.
Sorry, I guess I gave him a break. You are correct.
We could have used a little of that for the fence.
Thanks for pointing out my gaffe.
Will any of the top dogs come out and say - Yeah we want millions of raw Mexicans/Cent Americans to flood in here because my corporate masters demand it. And damn right we want cheap Mexican trucks for them too, crisscrossing our highways! And right you are we want superhighways connecting us to shit holes like Mexico to bring more Chinese crap in here cheaper even though it widens our trade deficit which has been sinking our US Dollar recently!
I don’t give a shit because I’m hedged in gold and commodities and live in a guarded gated community
But political mergers do create Highways --- especially NASCO Superhighways.
Just Gov. Rick Perry of Texas. Sneaky......
On July 24, Hunter's amendment passed 362 to 63, with strong bipartisan support. Later, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3074 by a margin of 268-153. The bill has been sent to the Senate with Hunter's amendment included.
Duncan Hunter is the man!
Ask an EU resident where ‘trade agreements’ lead.
IMO, Duncan Hunter is really an appealing candidate...he is on the right side of so many Conservative issues.
Can his campaign get some of the oxygen that is leaving the RG, JMc and FT following?
Explain yourself MiSTER
No sane person believes that our government is actually trying to merge the US with Canada and Mexico. This conspiracy is as whacked out as the 9/11 conspiracies.
Many in Congress seem to think we’re headed in that direction.
When you were talking to this “master planner”, did he tell you whether the NAFTA SUPER DUPER HIGHWAY would be a toll road or a free/tax paid road?
Well, that all depends.
Are you a big-business, open borders, pro-NAFTA doctrinaire GOP type?
Lo and behold, look what I found during that time:
Not only that, but I do know that Cheney and Rumsfeld, Bush's biggest advisors, have been part of a group that advocates a kind of American Union (like the EU), kind of thing for years. It broke my heart to read that, because I love those two. The three of them did meet recently in Canada with Canada's PM and the new Mexican President regarding this exact thing.
And, if you'll notice, Cheney said "no secret plan". If you look deep enough, it is no secret, and never has been.
Think about it, ES. There are SO many things our government should have done to secure our borders, for years, and yet they have not. Why?
At this point, I would not trust the government to resole my shoes and not screw me over. Would you trust any government entity to properly care for your wife if you were not around?
Our government has become a bloated bureaucratic pig of a system, and has done and become most of the things that Thomas Jefferson, and the rest of the Founding Fathers, warned against.
/tin foil : )
For someone who claims to be so well connected, my question shouldn’t be difficult for you to answer.
Give a country long enough and the sh!t will always rise to the top.
Did you see when he said this?
We live on a continent whose three countries possess the assets to make it the strongest, most prosperous and self-sufficient area on Earth. Within the borders of this North American continent are the food, resources, technology and undeveloped territory which, properly managed, could dramatically improve the quality of life of all its inhabitants.
It is no accident that this unmatched potential for progress and prosperity exists in three countries with such long-standing heritages of free government. A developing closeness among Canada, Mexico and the United States--a North American accord--would permit achievement of that potential in each country beyond that which I believe any of them--strong as they are--could accomplish in the absence of such cooperation. In fact, the key to our own future security may lie in both Mexico and Canada becoming much stronger countries than they are today.
No one can say at this point precisely what form future cooperation among our three countries will take. But if I am elected President, I would be willing to invite each of our neighbors to send a special representative to our government to sit in on high level planning sessions with us, as partners, mutually concerned about the future of our continent. First, I would immediately seek the views and ideas of Canadian and Mexican leaders on this issue, and work tirelessly with them to develop closer ties among our peoples. It is time we stopped thinking of our nearest neighbors as foreigners.
By developing methods of working closely together, we will lay the foundations for future cooperation on a broader and more significant scale. We will put to rest any doubts of those cynical enough to believe that the United States would seek to dominate any relationship among our three countries, or foolish enough to think that the governments and peoples of Canada and Mexico would ever permit such domination to occur. I for one, am confident that we can show the world by example that the nations of North America are ready, within the context of an unswerving commitment to freedom, to see new forms of accommodation to meet a changing world. A developing closeness between the United States, Canada and Mexico would serve notice on friends and foe alike that we were prepared for a long haul, looking outward again and confident of our future; that together we are going to create jobs, to generate new fortunes of wealth for many and provide a legacy for the children of each of our countries. Two hundred years ago, we taught the world that a new form of government, created out of the genius of man to cope with his circumstances, could succeed in bringing a measure of quality to human life previously thought impossible.
I believe Cheney.
Why? Because the ONLY source for all the NAU conspiracy crap is a website that has slid way down into Kookville as of late, and that is World Nut Daily.