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Who Says the North American Union Is a Conspiracy Theory?

Larry Greenley
JBS
Saturday July 21, 2007

ARTICLE SYNOPSIS:

Recently the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) posted an article, "Paranoid Style Redux: Nativist Conspiracy Theories Explored," that ridicules those organizations and people who are warning about the emerging "North American Union."

Follow this link to the original source: "Paranoid Style Redux: Nativist Conspiracy Theories Explored"

COMMENTARY:

Recently the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) posted an article, entitled "Paranoid Style Redux: Nativist Conspiracy Theories Explored," that ridicules those organizations and people who are warning about the emerging "North American Union." The article credits the John Birch Society (JBS) with being the leader in educating the public about the North American Union (NAU), which, according to SPLC, is a new conspiracy theory in the mold of the earlier "wild-eyed and unsubstantiated theories" about the Kennedy assassination and Neil Armstrong's landing on the moon.

With this article the SPLC appears to be living on the ragged edge by trying to mock an already large and rapidly growing group of responsible Americans who believe that a North American Union is being constructed right in front of our eyes through the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)/Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) process.

The JBS has built a track record of success in calling the shots correctly on the progression of trade agreements from economic integration to political integration. For example, eighteen years ago JBS published articles ("Europe Without Frontiers" and "United States of Europe: Will Once Great Nations Sacrifice Their Sovereignty?") in the April 10, 1989 issue of its newsmagazine, The New American, warning about the threat posed to the sovereignty of the European nations that were participating in the early stages of the European Union. Then, five years ago the JBS published a major article by William F. Jasper entitled "European Superstate in the Making," (The New American, May 6, 2002) summarizing its position on the EU process as follows:

"Over the course of half a century, the architects of the European Union's various incarnations have lied to conceal their true goal of a socialist regional superstate."

You can prove for yourself two very key points about the EU by going to its official website: (1) the EU is still in denial over whether it is a regional superstate; and (2) the EU is in fact a regional superstate as the JBS predicted 18 years ago.

Here is how the EU describes itself:

The European Union (EU) is a family of democratic European countries.... It is not a State intended to replace existing States.... Its member states have set up common institutions to which they delegate some of their sovereignty.... (emphasis added)

Although it is true that the member states of the EU have not given up all of their sovereignty, as evidenced by the UK sending troops to Iraq independent of EU wishes, they have certainly given up much more than just "some of their sovereignty."

The official EU website goes on to name and describe many EU institutions that are evidence of its developing superstate status:

  • The European Parliament whose "main job ... is to pass European laws."
  • The European Commission which "represents and upholds the interests of Europe as a whole. It is independent of national governments. It drafts proposals for new European laws, which it presents to the European Parliament and the Council. It manages the day-to-day business of implementing EU policies and spending EU funds. The Commission also keeps an eye out to see that everyone abides by the European treaties and laws. It can act against rule-breakers, taking them to the Court of Justice if necessary."
  • The Court of Justice which makes "sure that EU law is interpreted and applied in the same way in all EU countries."
  • The Central Bank which "is responsible for managing the euro," the common currency of many of the EU member states.
  • And many more EU institutions.

Add to this evidence the fact that the EU member states were asked a couple years ago to ratify a new EU Constitution which included the following article:

The Constitution, and law adopted by the Union's Institutions in exercising competences conferred on it, shall have primacy over the law of the Member States.

That article of primacy certainly would have been very clear-cut evidence that the member states had lost their sovereignty to the EU, if you were not already convinced. The ratification process had to be put on hold in 2005 because ratification votes failed in both France and Holland.

Now in 2007, the EU Constitution has been repackaged as a treaty in order to avoid unpredictable general referenda in member states. If ratified by the member states, this EU treaty would also give the EU the power to sign international treaties in its own right for the first time in history, further undermining the sovereignty of member states.

Regarding its warnings about the North American Union, the JBS is proceeding exactly like it did with the European Union. You can read the JBS analysis of the North American Union (5 MB pdf) in a special issue of The New American magazine, published October 2, 2006.

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