Letter to the Editor
The compelling argument used by the NAFTA salesmen was that Mexico would become a tremendous market for U.S. goods, and that a growing trade surplus would generate hundreds of thousands of new American jobs. The Clinton Commerce Department peddled the formula that 20,000 jobs would be created for every $1 billion in trade surplus. Instead of having a surplus, last year the trade deficit hit a record high of over 700 billion. We were told that NAFTA would stop or slow illegal immigration and that it would keep illegal drugs from crossing the border. As NAFTA opponents had predicted, just the opposite has happened.
And now, along with the, "Security and Prosperity Partnership" which President Bush signed along with Mexico and Canada on March 23, 2005, comes the NAFTA SUPERHIGHWAY. According to Jerome Corsi, Human Events, 5-30-06, "In every area of activity, the SPP agenda stresses free and open movement of people, trade, and capital within the North American Union.…. At best, our border with Mexico will become a speed bump, largely erased,…."
The NAFTA SUPERHIGHWAY will run through the Heartland of the United States, from Mexico to Canada. The first leg of this highway will begin in Texas as early as next year. Dubbed the, "Trans-Texas Corridor" it would run from the border of Mexico to Oklahoma. The highway would parallel I-35, having ten lanes; 3 lanes each way for passenger cars and two express lanes each way for trucks. There would also be rail lines running each way for passengers and freight.
"Kansas City, Missouri is planning to allow the Mexican government to open a Mexican customs office in conjunction with what is known as the Kansas City SmartPort. This will be the first foreign customs facility allowed to operate on U.S. soil. . . . Supercargo ships, carrying goods made by cheap labor in the Far East and China, will unload in the Mexican port at Lazaro Cardenas, eliminating the need to use costly union longshoremen workers in Los Angeles or Long Beach. Rather than transporting the containers by trucks from the West Coast, using Teamster drivers, or on rail, with the assistance of railroad labor in the United Transportation Union, the containers will be loaded onto Mexican non-union railroads at Lazaro Cardenas. At Monterrey, Mexico, the containers will then be loaded onto Mexican non-union semi-trailer trucks that will cross the border at Laredo, Texas, to begin their journey north along the Trans-Texas Corridor…," Posted by Jerome Corsi on WorldNetDaily, 6-5-06. The Mexican government would occupy the customs facility (SmartPort) operation rent free. (Kansas City Star, 7-18-06)
I'm sure the supporters of the North American Union will once again tell the BIG lie about how this will bring prosperity and jobs to the American citizens, when in truth it will have the opposite effect. We can't afford to lose any more of our jobs or our sovereignty. Please contact your senators and congressman today to let them know how you feel. Tell them that you will not support another candidate who is for selling our country bit by piece and that you will not support another candidate who does not want a free, sovereign America.
S. A. Starr