Skip to comments.Senate backs 'urban legend'
Posted on 05/07/2008 5:44:43 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
MONTGOMERY The state Senate may have been locked down for most of the year, but it did find time to endorse a widely discredited urban legend spread by the John Birch Society.
The upper chamber passed a joint resolution April 10 sponsored by state Sen. Rusty Glover, R-Semmes, claiming that Canada, Mexico and the United States are moving toward a "North American Union" and working on construction of a "NAFTA Superhighway" to link the countries and report edly destroy their sovereignty.
"It's about retaining independence," said John McManus, the president of the John Birch Society, in a phone interview Mon day. "If we merge with Canada and Mexico, we are no longer an independent nation."
The John Birch Society is a far-right-wing organization established in 1958 as a hardline anti-communist group. Its founder, Robert Welch, once called President Dwight Eisenhower "a dedicated agent of the Communist conspiracy." The group has often warned of alleged threats to U.S. liberty and sovereignty, and has historically opposed the United Nations as a sign of a world government.
In the case of the purported North American Union, the society has circulated model resolutions for introduction in state legislatures and assemblies. Glover's resolution incorporates one paragraph from the John Birch Society resolution verbatim.
Experts from the White House to snopes.com, a popular urban legend Web site, say no such union is in the offing. The 2005 Security and Prosperity Partnership, often cited by conspiracists as proof of the plans afoot, is an agreement between the three countries to cooperate on issues of common concern, from energy security to health-related issues.
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We need another Reagan, not another Goldwater.
In before the link to CFR!
In before the Masonic Conspiracy theorists!
In the new, improved, updated “Chinese Zodiac”, this is The Year of the Loon.
Don’t forget the link to the Illuminati!
That to the side, who cares if they do this?
If it is, as most here believe, all an urban myth, then no harm to affirm that we don't want America to be part of an American/Mexican union, unlike McCain's hispanic outreach director.
"Extremism in the pursuit of liberty -- hell, lifting a finger in the pursuit of liberty -- is a vice." --the motto of modern "conservatism"
You’re all wrong!!!
It’s the Shapeshifting Reptilian Aliens, come to drink our blood!
(Enter David Ickes, stage faaaar left.)
There is no such thing as the North American Super Corridor;
The JBS did accurately nail Fidel before anyone else did and that’s their claim to fame. Also John Stormer’s None Dare Call It Treason came across as pretty reasonable not some wild-eyed fanaticism; I found it very infuential.
While there may not be a bunch of top-hatted executives and politicians in smoky back rooms planning a new nation of the three, open borders are tantamount to an EU.
Allowing Mexican truckers into the US without having to abide by US rules and regulations is one step in that direction. Amnesty is another. Loosening of “guest worker” regulations is another.
This isn't a conspiracy theory. It isn't even a theory. This is happening.
Inventing conspiracy theories contributes absolutely nothing to the defense of liberty.
I would also argue that endorsing Gerald Ford over Ronald Reagan in 1976 - as Goldwater did - contributed absolutely nothing to the defense of liberty either.
Goldwater, McManus, Paul and the rest of their ilk = big talkers, small doers.
As far as being the stuff of which conspiracy theories are made, it's not even that creative.
Are you the guy who told us Mexican trucks have no brakes?
Don’t forget the Trilateral Commission ...they are behind everything. (satire)
Nope, that's the Bildeberger's... if you are going to have an all powerful, global conspiracy, at least get it right! :-)
Someone (s) went to a lot of trouble with maps etc. for a non-event.
Gary Allen's "None Dare Call It Conspiracy" was on the money when I read it circa 1980, and was a great counterbalance to the what I was being fed in my education and through the media.
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