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The John Birch Society Statement Regarding North American Leaders Summit in Guadalajara
North American leaders continue to jeopardize sovereignty through entangling agreements, says John Birch Society
APPLETON, WIS.—August 7, 2009—On August 9-10, President Obama will attend the North American Leaders Summit in Guadalajara, Mexico with the leaders of Mexico and Canada. The White House Press Secretary wrote that they are to “engage on a broad range of issues, including economic recovery and competitiveness in North America, our shared interest in energy and the environment, and cooperation among our governments to promote the safety and welfare of our citizens, including continued close cooperation to counter the A/H1N1 influenza pandemic.”
The Coalition to Block the North American Union will hold a press conference in Guadalajara on August 8. President John McManus of The John Birch Society serves on the Steering Committee of the coalition. Since he is unable to attend the press conference as he has in past years in Montebello, Canada and New Orleans, he has requested others to deliver his prepared statement (see below) during the press conference.
Formerly known as the Security and Prosperity Partnership, the gatherings of the three leaders began in 2005. which was launched in 2005. After public outcry over the purpose of the meetings arose, subsequent sessions were renamed, (North American Leaders Summit), but the intent remains the same: to further entangle the three North America governments under the guise of security and prosperity.
The JBS continues participation as a founding member of the Coalition to Block the North American Union, a group of more than 75 organizations working to alert citizens about the potential loss of sovereignty and independence of their respective countries.
John McManus is available for media interviews.
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Statement by John F. McManus, President, The John Birch Society
Press Conference, Coalition To Block the North American Union
Guadalajara, Mexico, August 9, 2009
The leaders of Canada, the United States and Mexico will issue denials but the hidden motive propelling them to gather in Guadalajara is to advance further toward creation of a sovereignty-destroying North American Union. Merger of the three nations is the ultimate though hidden goal.
The initial three gatherings of the leaders of these three nations – begun in 2005 - have been conducted under the label Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP). Strong opposition to the merging of the three nations, led by our Coalition To Block the North American Union in the United States, seems to have persuaded the involved heads of state to change the name of their annual gathering. Originally labeled SPP, the fourth meeting in New Orleans and this fifth meeting in Guadalajara are now billed as the “North American Leaders Summit.”
Producing a new name for a plan, without altering its overall harmful goal, amounts to admitting a need to hide something. That something is a determination to merge the three nations. For citizens of the United States, this would mean cancellation of the Declaration of Independence and a scrapping of the U.S. Constitution. It would mean similar abdications of sovereignty for Canada and Mexico.
Seven years ago, President Vicente Fox of Mexico announced a desire to create “connections and institutions similar to those created by the European Union.” The European Union, sold to the people of Europe as a mere trade agreement, has become the dominant political influence over its 27 member nations. It has been characterized by the British authors of the 2003 book The Great Deception as “a slow-motion coup d’etat, the most spectacular coup d’etat in history.” It is clear that a similar coup d’etat is being planned for Canada, the United States and Mexico.
Early in the first term of his eight-year U.S. presidency, and prior to the launching of the SPP, George W. Bush announced his determination to have the U.S. Congress pass legislation that would have 34 nations of the Western Hemisphere entangled in the “Free Trade Area of the Americas” (FTAA). Precisely similar to the initial legislation that has led to the dominant European Union, the FTAA was slated by Mr. Bush to be presented to the U.S. Congress for subsequent approval by January 2005. But strong opposition among the American people who termed the proposal “NAFTA on steroids” forced Mr. Bush to quietly abandon his plan. He never asked Congress to approve his plan to create the FTAA.
Instead, in 2005, Mr. Bush joined with the leaders of Mexico and Canada in Waco, Texas, for the initial meeting of the SPP. If entangling 34 nations into the FTAA wasn’t going to occur, the three 2005 leaders (all of whom are now out of office) decided to move toward their desired merger in piecemeal fashion. Hence, their decision to stealthily merge the three North American nations via the SPP, a never discarded goal that will now be carried forward by what is termed the North American Leaders Summit.
In 2008, President Bush met with Mexico’s Felipe Calderon and Canada’s Steven Harper in New Orleans for the continuation of the newly named SPP. Clearly on the defensive, the three leaders chose to tout the supposed accomplishments of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This 1994 pact involving the three nations had been subjected to severe scrutiny, even condemnation, by some candidates for the U.S. presidency. Statements by backers of NAFTA were cited by members of this Coalition as clear indication that the NAFTA pact has always been a step toward merging the three nations.
Changing the name of the gathering that promotes this plan does not change the plan's essence. The North American Leaders Summit is essentially another meeting of the already discredited Security and Prosperity Partnership.
The U.S.-based Coalition To Block the North American Union will continue, even increase, its determination to inform the American people, as well as our friends in Canada and Mexico, that national sovereignty is at stake. We remain completely opposed to duplicating for North America the loss of sovereignty that has already occurred in the once-independent nations of Europe.