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Texas Eagle Forum president: Fight Trans-Texas Corridor, North American Union
MyWestTexas.com ^ | September 27, 2006 | Ruth Campbell, Midland Reporter-Telegram

Posted on 09/27/2006 11:30:11 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Border security doesn't seem to matter to politicians, there is a move afoot to create a North American Union where the United States, Canada and Mexico would essentially be one market with a single currency -- the "Amero," a top Texas Eagle Forum official said Tuesday.

Eagle Forum President Cathie Adams spoke to some 54 people at the Petroleum Club. Formed by Phyllis Schlafly in 1972, the St. Louis, Mo., and Washington, D.C.-based Eagle Forum is pro-family, pro-life group.

She said those attending should keep their eye on the 2008 presidential race, ask their state representatives and senators to support eminent domain legislation in 2007, back keeping tolls from the Trans-Texas Corridor in-state and redirect the Texas Mobility and state highway funds to build roads.

Adams said Texas Highway Fund money is now paying for Medicaid ambulances, state employee raises and some was approved to spend on education.

The Trans-Texas Corridor is a 600-mile superhighway that would be run by a Spanish company called Cintra Concessions de Infraestrcturas de Transporte, S.A. It would be operated and tolls collected by Cintra for 50 years, she said.

When state legislators in 2003 approved House Bill 3588 creating the Trans-Texas Corridor, it was thought to be a superhighway built by and for Texans.

But Adams said it has "morphed" into a NAFTA superhighway set to become a 4,000-mile $184 billion international entity called North America's SuperCorridor, regulated by "international bureaucrats," according to a story Adams wrote in the September issue of "Torch," published by the Texas Eagle Forum.

The 12-lane NASCO corridor will include a railroad system running alongside pipelines laid for oil and natural gas. It will be the width of four football fields running from Interstate 35 at Laredo to the Canadian border north of Duluth, Minn. It would "Y" off into the east coast up to Montreal.

Mexican trucks crossing into the United States would be checked electronically through a system called SENTRI. The first customs stop is Kansas City SmartPort Inc., which is to become sovereign Mexican territory, Adams wrote.

Making the Trans-Texas Corridor pact public has been held up in court, but Adams said the contract governing the 315-mile stretch being built between San Antonio and Dallas is now on the Web. She said the corridor would swallow 580,000 acres of Texas farmland.

Cintra would reap from 39 to 61 times their initial investment, she said. Toll proceeds, she said, should stay in Texas.

An agreement dubbed the Security and Prosperity Partnership was signed in 2005 in Waco by President Bush, then-Mexican President Vincente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Edgar Philippe Martin created the NASCO corridor. The plan is to be put in place by 2010. Adams said the contract is a sole executive agreement that bypasses Congress.

Markets in the United States, Canada and Mexico would be merged into a North American Union, similar to the European Union. This would create a new currency called the "Amero," which would replace currencies for all three countries, she said.

If markets, judicial tribunals and money are merged, Adams asked what would happen to gay marriage -- legalized in Canada -- and the right to bear arms. The Mexican government, which she said is corrupt, is propped up by $30 billion from the Untied States, the Mexican drug/terrorist group MS-13 is in 3,000 American communities running illegal marijuana farms in national parks.

She said there were 800 deaths on the border with Mexico last year and the Department of Homeland Security reports from 2001 through the first half of 2005, 605,210 "other than Mexicans" were arrested on the border with 51 percent of those released into the general population.

In Texas, according to a campaign ad being run by Gov. Rick Perry, 120,000 "other than Mexicans" were turned back. Meanwhile, real household income in Texas is down 10 percent since 1999 and the country has an all-time high $68 billion trade deficit.

Personally, Adams, of Dallas, is behind Perry and wants to go after eminent domain and putting the two state highway funds toward building roads. "I don't like the aspect of the (Trans-Texas Corridor) contract where we have the money, but we're not building or collecting," she said.

She added if Perry is re-elected "maybe we need to rework the contract."


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This just goes to show you how whacked out a given interpretation of actual events can be...
1 posted on 09/27/2006 11:30:17 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It's sad to see a good group get sidetracked into UFO conspiracy theories...


2 posted on 09/27/2006 11:31:31 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: TxDOT; 1066AD; 185JHP; Abcdefg; Adrastus; Alamo-Girl; antivenom; AprilfromTexas; B-Chan; barkeep; ..

Trans-Tinfoil Corridor PING!


3 posted on 09/27/2006 11:31:45 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Hugo Chavez is the Devil! The podium still smells of sulfur...)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Good to see Kathy Adams advocating tax increases for roads. You go girl...


4 posted on 09/27/2006 11:35:11 AM PDT by jf55510
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The first customs stop is Kansas City SmartPort Inc., which is to become sovereign Mexican territory, Adams wrote

REALLY? This will never ever ever happen. I can't even imagine someone would write such nonsense much less believe it.

5 posted on 09/27/2006 11:37:31 AM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Cathy Adams is correct in opposing NAFTA and any other proposed treaty that would compromise American sovereignty under a trinational confederation. We have enough corruption and socialism without importing more from Mexico and Canada. The Trans-Texas Corridor may be a sound solution for transportation problems and international trade, but it should be funded entirely with private funds and the state should not use its powers of eminent domain to force confiscation of privately owned lands.
6 posted on 09/27/2006 11:38:00 AM PDT by Wallace T.
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


7 posted on 09/27/2006 11:38:51 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl

You're welcome.


8 posted on 09/27/2006 11:40:49 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Hugo Chavez is the Devil! The podium still smells of sulfur...)
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To: Orange1998

In all fairness, that information did appear on the KC SmartPort website. It's never been clear whether it is correct.


9 posted on 09/27/2006 11:41:34 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Orange1998
REALLY? This will never ever ever happen.

I know it won't happen, but that doesn't stop some people from repeating this urban legend as fact.

10 posted on 09/27/2006 11:41:40 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Hugo Chavez is the Devil! The podium still smells of sulfur...)
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To: 1rudeboy

From what I've read in articles debunking the whole NAU scenario, the KC SmartPort will NOT be Mexican territory, but there will be a Mexican customs office to clear traffic heading south into Mexico.


11 posted on 09/27/2006 11:43:29 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Hugo Chavez is the Devil! The podium still smells of sulfur...)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

BTTT


12 posted on 09/27/2006 11:43:50 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

My opinion (complete speculation) is that the offending passage was written by someone who didn't understand the difference between an office on sovereign U.S. territory operated by Mexican officials, and an office on U.S. territory operated by Mexican officials and thus sovereign Mexican territory.


13 posted on 09/27/2006 11:47:55 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: E.G.C.

bump.


14 posted on 09/27/2006 12:05:45 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Hugo Chavez is the Devil! The podium still smells of sulfur...)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This just goes to show you how whacked out a given interpretation of actual events can be...


Which parts of her statement did you find 'whacked'?


15 posted on 09/27/2006 1:16:08 PM PDT by wolfcreek (You can spit in our tacos and you can rape our dogs but, you can't take away our freedom!)
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To: 1rudeboy; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I don't understand why the Mexican government is supposed to operate it in the first place. What's up with that?


16 posted on 09/27/2006 1:35:08 PM PDT by demkicker (democrats, terrorists, Powell, McCain, Graham & Collins are intimate bedfellows)
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To: demkicker
Speaking generally, countries that have a lot of cross-border movement (goods and people) allow the destination country to "pre-screen" before the physical border is actually crossed.

If you've ever traveled overseas, you might have noticed that it's usually more time-consuming to enter a country rather than leave it. Pre-screening makes the process more efficient.

For this reason I tend to believe that this Mexican Customs facility primarily is to pre-screen shipments to/through Mexico. Frankly, at this stage it's not completely clear.

17 posted on 09/27/2006 1:51:01 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: demkicker
Here is some material on a similar U.S. program:

Container Security Initiative.

18 posted on 09/27/2006 1:58:39 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Thanks


19 posted on 09/27/2006 2:01:09 PM PDT by demkicker (democrats, terrorists, Powell, McCain, Graham & Collins are intimate bedfellows)
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To: demkicker
My guess would be that a customs facility in Kansas City would enable Mexican officials to clear truck and rail shipments to Mexico hundreds of miles north of border crossings like Nuevo Laredo or Matamoras, thereby lessening delays at those crossings. Presumably the United States would have a reciprocal arrangement at some place like Monterrey or San Luis Potosi. From an American standpoint, our concern should be whether an inland clearance of goods from Mexico would provide adequate security against drug smuggling and other illicit activity.
20 posted on 09/27/2006 2:01:32 PM PDT by Wallace T.
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To: Wallace T.
From an American standpoint, our concern should be whether an inland clearance of goods from Mexico would provide adequate security against drug smuggling and other illicit activity.

Given Mexico's track record, that was my immediate thought too.

21 posted on 09/27/2006 2:03:57 PM PDT by demkicker (democrats, terrorists, Powell, McCain, Graham & Collins are intimate bedfellows)
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To: wolfcreek
This part:

But Adams said it has "morphed" into a NAFTA superhighway set to become a 4,000-mile $184 billion international entity called North America's SuperCorridor, regulated by "international bureaucrats," according to a story Adams wrote in the September issue of "Torch," published by the Texas Eagle Forum.

The 12-lane NASCO corridor will include a railroad system running alongside pipelines laid for oil and natural gas. It will be the width of four football fields running from Interstate 35 at Laredo to the Canadian border north of Duluth, Minn. It would "Y" off into the east coast up to Montreal.

The 184-billion-dollar, 4,000-mile network is all in Texas, and it's a conceptual plan. Whether it will all be built is up to Texas officials. Moving right along, we get:

An agreement dubbed the Security and Prosperity Partnership was signed in 2005 in Waco by President Bush, then-Mexican President Vincente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Edgar Philippe Martin created the NASCO corridor. The plan is to be put in place by 2010. Adams said the contract is a sole executive agreement that bypasses Congress.

Markets in the United States, Canada and Mexico would be merged into a North American Union, similar to the European Union. This would create a new currency called the "Amero," which would replace currencies for all three countries, she said.

My impression was, the SPP is designed to simply find ways to enhance trade and security in North America, not create a North American Union. The SPP really should make the process more public so that people like Cathie Adams and Jerome Corsi don't creatively fill in the blanks for them.

22 posted on 09/28/2006 5:59:21 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Hugo Chavez is the Devil! The podium still smells of sulfur...)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

From NASCO's own website:

"North America’s SuperCorridor Coalition, Inc., is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the world’s 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. We were founded in 1994 as the I-35 Corridor Coalition and in 1996 incorporated into a non-profit organization and became NASCO.

NASCO is not a government agency. We have no authority to build or develop anything unilaterally. NASCO will work with our members, state Departments of Transportation and federal and local agencies involved in transportation, trade and security to accomplish our mission."



http://www.nascocorridor.com/pages/about/about.htm

"SuperCorridor & NAFTA Highway Defined

SuperCorridor - not "Super-sized". As defined in Webster's dictionary, "Super" means "more inclusive than a specialized category". NASCO uses the term "SuperCorridor" to demonstrate we are more than just a highway coalition. NASCO works to develop key relationships along the EXISTING corridors we represent to maximize economic development opportunities along the NASCO Corridor, as well as coordinate the development of technology integration projects, inland ports, environmental initiatives, university research, and the sharing of "best practices". NASCO is particularly focused on coordinating the efforts of local, state and federal agencies and the private sector to integrate and secure a multimodal transportation system along the existing "NASCO Corridor."

"NAFTA Superhighway" - As of late, there has been much media attention given to the "new, proposed NAFTA Superhighway". NASCO and the cities, counties, states and provinces along our existing Interstate Highways 35/29/94 (the NASCO Corridor) have been referring to I-35 as the 'NAFTA Superhighway' for many years, as I-35 already carries a substantial amount of international trade with Mexico, the United States and Canada. There are no plans to build a new NAFTA Superhighway - it exists today as I-35."

Eagle Forum is making things up.


23 posted on 09/28/2006 8:24:09 PM PDT by AlexanderFlemming
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To: Southack

This apparent Bush administration insanity is being confirmed through multiple sources.


24 posted on 09/29/2006 1:20:39 AM PDT by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: unspun

Someone gave the once-proud Eagle Forum some Big Foot pills.


25 posted on 09/29/2006 1:31:35 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Southack
Someone gave the once-proud Eagle Forum some Big Foot pills.

I suggest you use the FR search with the phrase, "North American Union" and fasten your seatbelt.

26 posted on 09/29/2006 1:54:23 AM PDT by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: unspun
It would be far better, if you just removed all of the tinfoil. ;^)
27 posted on 09/29/2006 1:57:18 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons
It would be far better, if you just removed all of the tinfoil. ;^)

I see valid news reports here, not tinfoil. Looks like there are some ostriches, though.

28 posted on 09/29/2006 9:34:53 AM PDT by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: unspun
"Valid......"VALID"? There has been nothing but biased, lunatic fringe, cherry-picked articles about this topic, posted to FR, for the past couple of months.

It's tinfoil and that is a fact.

29 posted on 09/29/2006 3:00:33 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons
Valid as a news report in that there are numerous sources indicating Bush Administration talks with Mexico and Canada regarding the formation of the North American Union.

As to the details, that may well become the subject of Congressional investigation quite soon -- and properly so.

30 posted on 09/29/2006 3:07:34 PM PDT by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: unspun

Oh good grief..............most of the tinfoil garbage posted to FR, about this matter, has been by Corsi and is unadulterated piffle, covered in so many layer of tinfoil, that it's been beyond laughable! And the article that heads this thread is no different or better.


31 posted on 09/29/2006 9:06:26 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons
I hope you're right. But it seems there is something there.
32 posted on 09/29/2006 9:08:17 PM PDT by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: unspun
There is NOTHING at all there, unless you also believe that Eisenhower's interstate highway plan was also some nefarious plan. Then, there's no hope for you at all and there isn't anything I can post, that will help you.

I AM right! :-)

33 posted on 09/29/2006 9:27:37 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons

Same old crap, different day. On this bit of lunacy, time for me to turn in. Take care and suggest to them they try the new non-stick aluminum foil...perhaps this kind of crap won't stick so long.


34 posted on 09/29/2006 9:29:23 PM PDT by CWOJackson
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To: CWOJackson
Yes, just the same old, same old.....

I've tried the new non-stick Reynold's Wrap. It's really rather good for food. Perhaps it will also be good for the benighted toinfoilers. LOL

35 posted on 09/29/2006 9:31:24 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons
The Interstate is fine. Not so happy about the railroad up to Wichita.


36 posted on 09/29/2006 9:32:10 PM PDT by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: unspun
Oh get a grip, will ya?

This "new" highway has been in the works for many decades.

Yes, the truth IS out there, but for some reason, you refuse to see it.

37 posted on 09/29/2006 9:34:14 PM PDT by nopardons
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