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'North American Union' major '08 issue?

Jerome Corsi and Howard Phillip at National Press Club news conference yesterday

A coalition united by its determination to stop efforts to merge the U.S. into a North American Union is organizing a grass-roots effort to make it an issue in 2008, vowing to campaign against any candidate, Republican or Democrat, who won’t side with them.

Spearheaded by Conservative Caucus Chairman Howard Phillips; WND columnist and author Jerome Corsi; and activist Phyllis Schlafly, leaders of the 50-member coalition held an event at the National Press Club yesterday, expressing support for a proposed congressional resolution that denounces any effort by the U.S. to enter into a North American Union with Mexico and Canada.

Corsi said lawmakers need to be held accountable, and the plan, along with calling for a congressional investigation, is to train members of Schlafly’s Eagle Forum to lobby on Capitol Hill when the 100th Congress convenes in January.

“We want to make it a major issue of the 2008 campaign,” Corsi said. “The coalition will work to oppose any candidate who doesn’t sign on, Republicans and Democrats alike.”

The resolution – sponsored by Republican Reps. Virgil Goode Jr. of Virginia, Tom Tancredo of Colorado, Walter Jones of North Carolina, and Ron Paul of Texas – expresses “the sense of Congress that the United States should not engage in the construction of a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Superhighway System or enter into a North American Union (NAU) with Mexico and Canada.”

Monday, Corsi announced the Internet release of about 1,000 documents obtained in a Freedom of Information Act request to the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America. He says the documents show the White House is engaging in collaborative relations with Mexico and Canada outside the U.S. Constitution.

The documents can be viewed here, on a special website set up by the Minuteman Project.

Corsi told WND the coalition, which now numbers about 50 leaders, is calling for a congressional investigation.

Reporters at National Press Club news conference yesterday

“We’d like to see both the House and the Senate in the 110th Congress conduct a serious investigation and get full disclosure from SPP of all documents,” he said. “If the Bush administration wants to continue to deny that we’re on the same track that Europe went on to create the European Union and the euro, then there should be no harm in full disclosure.”

Otherwise, he continued, “I’m charging they are secretly on the path to create a North American Union, a new currency – the amero – along the same stealth path that was used in Europe, keeping everything below the radar, by administrative decree, making it to late to stop before the American people finally realize what’s gong on.”

Phillips, who has been chairman of the public-policy Conservative Caucus since 1974, told WND “this could be the most important project on which we’ve ever worked.”

“It’s incredible that a project of this magnitude with such potential fatal consequences to American’s status as an individual republic should get this far without serious public debate and consideration,” said, Phillips, who was one of the founders of the U.S. Taxpayers Party, which changed its name to the Constitution Party in 1999.

He was the party’s presidential candidate in the 1992, 1996 and 2000 elections.

The resolution Phillips is promoting reads, in part:

The resolution calls for the House of Representatives to agree on three issues of determination:

  1. The United States should not engage in the construction of a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Superhighway System;

  2. The United States should not enter into a North American Union with Mexico and Canada; and

  3. The President should indicate strong opposition to these or any other proposals that threaten the sovereignty of the United States.

“As important as this resolution is,” Corsi said, “we need still more congressional attention. Where is congressional oversight of SPP? We need congressional hearings, not just congressional resolutions.”

H.Con.Res.487 has been referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and to the Committee on Internal Relations for consideration prior to any debate that may be scheduled on the floor of the House of Representatives.

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