And now, finally, a reassuring statement from President Bush on illegal immigration. A new Gov Op, "Enduring Yet More Illegals"...is part of a new open admission policy. Take a look.
Meanwhile, from The New American -
Which Way America?
By Dennis Behreandt
Pub: April 16, 2007
As a young mother, every morning at 4:30 a.m. Kimberly Moore would drop off her young child at her mother-in-law’s home before reporting to work at McDonald’s. After a full day at the fast-food chain, according to the Tallahassee Democrat, she got her books together and went to class, first at Tallahassee Community College and then at Florida State University. A single mother, she eventually earned her MBA. Keeping her nose to the grindstone, she rose through the ranks of the business world in Florida, eventually earning the title of Chief Executive Officer of Workforce Plus, a large employment firm. Starting with little more than her own initiative and drive to succeed, she reached the pinnacle of the business world, making hers an inspiring story of self-made success, a story of a woman living the American dream.
As inspiring as Kimberly Moore’s story is, the really amazing thing about it is that it is only a small part of the incredible tapestry of success that is the American dream. Generations of Americans have believed that in America they can work hard to make a better life for themselves than their parents had before them. And every day Americans head out the door to jobs where, through dedication and perseverance, they work harder, longer, and more productively than the citizens of any other nation.
Why do they do it? Why do Americans like Kimberly Moore work long hours for low pay only to leave work and put in countless additional hours pursuing education? Why do small investors struggle to find a few dollars here and there in order to invest in some possibly risky venture? The short answer — for the money — misses the essential point: Americans do these things, they work harder and longer, because the wealth they earn serves a greater purpose. To the parent who comes home from a hard day at the factory or office, the son playing basketball in the driveway or the daughter riding her new bicycle on the sidewalk provides reason for any amount of labor, any amount of sacrifice. Americans work for many reasons, but prominent among them is the unwavering desire to provide a good life, and maybe a better life than they themselves had known, to their children. It happens frequently and spectacularly in America, because Americans are uniquely free.
The Benefits of Liberty
The freedom that Americans enjoy, and that is so essential to the pursuit of a better life, comes from recognition that every person has certain God-given rights that may not be infringed. To most Americans, living from birth in a free land as their parents did before them, that idea seems self-evident. But that masks the truly revolutionary novelty of the notion of individual liberty.
The idea that all people are free and in possession of rights that may never be violated sprung up in the minds of philosophers centuries ago, but it was nowhere put into practice until America’s Founding Fathers wrested the colonies from the grasp of the British crown. That heroic effort began when the founding generation of Americans, speaking with a unified and defiant voice through the words of Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence, told the world: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
But for the Globalists, this is a quaint and troublesome thing, liberty. There is a vast conspiracy going on, alright. It is neither particularly right-wing or left-wing, and it has been going on right under our noses. But, as this globalist agenda has been proceeding under a veil of secrecy, it was not obvious. Not until recently, that is. Lou Dobbs at CNN and Ron Paul and The John Birch Society (say what you will about the JBS -back in the 60's, it was considered a joke among us college know-it-alls) have all been peeling back the layers of secrecy on the SPP and NAU. It is now up to the rest of us Americans to let our voices be heard on the matter. If you are one of ones who read this information, and remain silent, you are part of the problem. Well, what can you do? Contact your Congressman, look into it more, blog about it, but for God's sake, do something. Speak out. Because if everybody is just an innocent by-stander, this thing will roll over us.
A Study in North American Union
by Kelly Taylor
The New American
Just when you thought you had a grip on the NAU (North American Union) and its scope, more disturbing news arrives indicating that this horrendous project isn’t half-baked, but ready to be forked.
The NAU first began gaining the attention of average American citizens in 2005, with the signing of the treacherous Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) and the release of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) report Building a North American Community (BNAC). The recentness of these eye-opening actions led many to believe that the NAU would be a long time in coming, but information continues to surface regarding the plethora of clever devices employed to sell the NAU to Americans and speed its arrival.
For those readers who are still completely in the dark about the NAU, it is, simply put, the transformation of NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement) into a full-blown economic and political merger of Canada, the United States, and Mexico. The advocates of the NAU are using an accelerated model of the deceptive process used to merge the countries of Europe into the European Union.
What better way to speed the NAU’s coming than to avoid having to do a “sell” job altogether and simply train a new generation of Americans as ready believers? That’s exactly what the NAU proponents are up to. In 1998, seven years before the SPP or BNAC appeared, four “North American” business schools (in Halifax, Montreal, Monterrey, and New York City) teamed up to create the PanAmerican Partnership, a business-training program sponsoring training and research emphasizing North American economic integration, and dedicated to building “the next generation of North American managers.” The PanAm Partnership is the first NAFTA-focused business-training program — nearly 350 MBA students from the four partner schools have participated in the MBA plan. Each partner school has a PanAm track in its MBA program for students wishing to build careers in the new “North American” business environment.
Arizona State University (ASU) has taken this new paradigm a step further. Its North American Center for Transborder Studies (NACTS) has introduced a benchmark website, first designed in 2000, allowing “North Americanists” a resource for the growing body of research about economic integration in the NAFTA Triad. It was needed because advancement of economic integration was increasing “despite the lack of press and public attention,” and a web presence would allow those in Triad countries to “link up.” ASU’s website claims the regional integration process deepens even without the kind of public attention enjoyed in Europe. (We think the lack of public and press attention was deliberate, allowing integration to occur under the radar of Americans who would object to the “sovereignty sellout” their leaders are perpetrating.)
It’s interesting, in the least, to learn that ASU and NACTS have partnered with the North American Supercorridor Coalition (NASCO), the Kansas City Affairs and Trade Office (site of the NAFTA Supercorridor inland port), and the Americas Society-Council of the Americas. Surprise. NASCO’s website states it is developing a corridor-wide educational consortium and inviting universities to join its efforts to improve trade and transportation along the corridor. This consortium will bring together those institutions playing a role in training the next generation to solve international transportation problems and maximize opportunities for tri-national information sharing. Would it surprise anyone to learn that the Americas Society-Council of the Americas is dedicated to market integration in the Americas, and was founded by David Rockefeller? Rockefeller wrote in his 2002 autobiography, Memoirs, that he is proud to be an internationalist working against the best interests of the United States, and conspiring to build a one world government — with himself, no doubt, at the helm.
To be precise, he stated (on page 405, Chapter 27, entitled, “Proud Internationalist”):
For more than a century ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as “internationalists” and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure — one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.
Mr. Rockefeller was for 15 years (1970-85) the chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, the principal organization pushing the NAU. The earlier mentioned document Building a North American Community was written by CFR task-force director Robert Pastor and is the uncontested blueprint for merging the United States, Canada, and Mexico into one political entity called North America. This recommendation appears on page 29: “to develop a network of centers for North American studies.... We recommend that the three governments open a competition and provide grants to universities in each of the three countries to promote courses, education and research on North America.”
Predictably, Pastor is the director of the Center for North American Studies at American University, which is dedicated to the idea of moving forward with the trilateral agenda of regional integration. It seems that promotion is already in place and the BNAC document is simply justifying what has already been done.
If today’s students on the PanAm track at a growing number of universities are indoctrinated into the glories of “North Americanism,” the idea of an independent and sovereign America will be as distant an idea to them as even the word “America” will become. Orwell’s character, Winston Smith, lamented that not even knowing the word “freedom” eliminated even the concept of it from the minds of his fellow citizens. That most certainly will be the fate of our children and theirs if this NAU train is not stopped.
Readers of THE NEW AMERICAN need to recognize that the attention given by the magazine to the NAU is nothing short of a May Day call for opposition to the biggest threat ever, or, as expressed in popular vernacular, we’re toast.
Kelly Taylor is an Austin-based writer and filmmaker, and the producer of a politically based TV talk show.