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  4. 4. Vol. 22, No. 16 August 7, 2006 COVER STORY BREAKING OUR BORDERS 12 Coming Through! The NAFTA Super Highway ▲ by Kelly Taylor — The planned NAFTA Super Highway would radically reconfigure not only the physical landscape of these United States, but our political and economic landscapes as well. FEATURES Illustration by Mario Noche IMMIGRATION 18 “The Race” to Win America by Sam Antonio — La Raza (“The Race”) presented a moderate image at their recent Los Angeles conference, but the group’s ultimate goal is a radical reconquest of the southwestern U.S. for Mexico. 21 A First-generation American Speaks Out! Interview of Sam Antonio by William F. Jasper — As the son of legal immigrants, the John Birch Society’s immigration spokesman Sam Antonio offers a unique perspective on the dangers of illegal immigration. DEPARTMENTS 25 Border Town Violence 5 Letters to the Editor by R. Cort Kirkwood — As illegal immigrants flood the United States, a wave of crimes committed by illegals is crashing into border towns and 7 Insider Report threatening to engulf our entire nation. • Who’s Looking out for the United States? • La Raza Conference SECOND AMENDMENT Smears Immigration Patriots • The Specter Surrender on Wiretapping 29 UN Gun Grab Goes Bust • Massachusetts Betrayal on Marriage by Kurt Williamsen — Despite abundant anti-gun sentiment at the UN’s • Mired in Iraq’s Inter-communal War recent Small Arms conference, anti-gunners ran into a serious — if temporary — setback. 11 QuickQuotes DVD REVIEW 31 America Under Attack 33 The Goodness of America by Dennis Behreandt — In Immigration Invasion, John Birch Society • Valedictorian’s Faith President John F. McManus warns that the illegal immigration invasion • Pilot’s Last Act must be ended if the nation is to survive. 41 Exercising the Right HISTORY — AMERICAN SPIRIT • House Call • Through the Wringer 34 Batting a Thousand at Being a Man ▲ by Cort Kirkwood — Lou Gehrig always stepped up to the plate to meet whatever life pitched his way — 43 Correction, Please! even his own impending death — with the integrity, • For a Change, Enforce humility, and equanimity of a real man. the Immigration Laws AP THE LAST WORD 44 21st-century Feudalism COVER Illustration by Mario Noche by William Norman Grigg
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  6. 6. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Publisher John F. McManus Editor Oil Companies Are Gouging 4x4, Show ’em the Door! Gary Benoit In regard to your June 26 article by Brian Article Four, Section Four, of the U.S. Con- Farmer, “Behind the High Price of Gas,” in stitution reads: “The United States shall Senior Editors which he defends the record profits of the oil guarantee to every State in this Union a re- William Norman Grigg companies, please consider: publican form of government, and shall pro- William F. Jasper • Consumers, not just stockholders, do tect each of them against invasion.” Copy Editor have a right to be outraged when it is we who Congressmen, senators, and presidents Kurt Williamsen are paying for Mr. Executive’s $400 million have all raised their hands and sworn an oath golden parachute and when companies’ to man and God to uphold and defend the Contributors yearly net profits outdo even Wal-Mart. Of Constitution. Dennis J. Behreandt course, it is we who contribute to these prof- Yet we are now, and have been for many Christopher S. Bentley Steven J. DuBord its — when we have to buy their gasoline to years, under an invasion through our south- Thomas R. Eddlem live our lives. We have no choice, unless we ern border, which is now threatening our Jodie Gilmore want to ride a bicycle or walk. national sovereignty. This has not only been William P. Hoar • Gas prices go up — oil company profits tolerated by our federal government, but Warren Mass go up. Excessively high gas prices — exces- even encouraged. Those in power in our fed- Michael E. Telzrow Joe Wolverton II, J.D. sively high oil company profits. One plus eral government have been seduced by a glo- one equals two, Mr. Farmer. What’s hard to balist agenda, designed to create a regional Editorial Assistant figure out about that? government of the Americas, following the Ann Shibler • The oil companies are not concerned pattern established by the European Union about poor public relations and retribution (“United States of North America,” May 1 Art Director Joseph W. Kelly by the government. Bush, the attorney gen- issue). The blurring of our southern border eral, and the secretary of energy have already and influx of illegal immigrants facilitate Desktop Publishing Specialist given the wink and nod that there’s nothing this planned merging. Steven J. DuBord the government can/will do! The motivation The poor Hispanics flooding into our is greed — not public relations. Strip-mine country are really not the problem; they are Research Mary Benoit the American pocketbook while you can! but pawns in this much larger agenda. The Brian T. Farmer USA Today reported that Exxon earned $946 problem is in Washington, D.C., and with the Bonnie M. Gillis million in interest alone in 2005 on their net voters who blindly reelect individuals whose profits. allegiance is to this globalist agenda. Marketing • Isn’t the Cato Institute you quote one This is an election year. Our current Larry Greenley George R. Kotalik of these “free trade,” “conservative” think group of incumbents, regardless of party, John H. Nelson tanks that have helped grease the skids for needs to be removed from office. Now, how shipping millions of U.S. jobs to third-world to remember Article Four, Section Four? Web Manager impoverished nations so that these good old Whenever you see a truck or SUV with a Brian Witt American corporations can exploit slave- 4x4 insignia, think of Article Four, Section Advertising/Circulation like and child labor in China and Central Four, and remember what it says — that the Julie DuFrane America? Constitution commits the federal govern- • Finally, I am highly disappointed in THE ment to protecting each state from invasion. NEW AMERICAN. I drive for a living and am Four-by-four. Then think, “4x4, show ’em forced to pay these high gas prices. the door!” Maybe you would do well to ask indepen- CHIP HIGGINS dent long-haul drivers how much it takes to Sandy, Utah Printed in the U.S.A. • ISSN 0885-6540 P.O. Box 8040 • Appleton, WI 54912 fill up those 300-gallon tanks with diesel. 920-749-3784 • 920-749-3785 (fax) High gas prices = higher hauling costs = Send your letters to: THE NEW AMERICAN, P.O. www.thenewamerican.com higher priced goods = depletion of middle Box 8040, Appleton, WI 54912. Or e-mail: Rates are $39 per year (Hawaii and Canada, class/family budgets! editor@thenewamerican.com. Due to volume add $9; foreign, add $27) or $22 for six months (Hawaii and Canada, add $4.50; foreign, add ROBERT L. SIMPSON received, not all letters can be answered. Letters $13.50). Copyright ©2006 by American Opin- Burlington, N.C. may be edited for space and clarity. ion Publishing, Inc. Periodicals postage paid at Appleton, WI and additional mailing offices. Post- master: Send any address changes to THE NEW AMERICAN, P.O. Box 8040, Appleton, WI 54912. EXTRA COPIES AVAILABLE THE NEW AMERICAN is pub- lished biweekly by Ameri- ➧ Additional copies of this issue of THE NEW AMERICAN are can Opinion Publishing available at quantity-discount prices. To order, visit www.thenew Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The John Birch Society. american.com/marketplace/ or see the card between pages 38-39. THE NEW AMERICAN • AUGUST 7, 2006 5
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  8. 8. INSIDER REPORT Who’s Looking Out for the United States? Acting in retaliation for the capture of two of its soldiers by the thousands of innocent foreign civilians in Lebanon, among them Iranian and Syrian-backed Hezbollah terrorist group, the Israeli an estimated 25,000 Americans. While the U.S. government dith- government unleashed its military against Lebanon. One of the ered, military and chartered civilian transportation provided by first targets was the Beirut international airport, which was de- France and Italy conveyed hundreds of Americans to safety in molished by Israeli air strikes. At the beginning of the assault, Cyprus. Hundreds of others sought refuge in Syria, taking ad- Israeli Chief of Staff Gen. Dan Halutz declared that “nothing vantage of a safe-haven offer from the Syrian dictator. Incredible is safe” in Lebanon — including, presumably, any of the areas as it may seem, U.S. allies — and even one prospective enemy, where foreign noncombatants would seek refuge. Syria — displayed greater concern for the safety of U.S. citizens Left trapped by the Israeli air and sea blockade were tens of caught in the crossfire than did the Bush administration. Even more incredible is the fact that while countries like France and Syria were extending merciful aid to U.S. citizens caught in the conflict, the State Department was forcing American citizens to sign promissory notes agreeing to repay the cost of evacuation. “The Department of State reminds American citizens that the U.S. government does not provide no-cost transportation but does have the authority to provide repatriation loans to those in finan- cial need,” stated a July 15 official State Department bulletin. “For the portion of your trip directly handled by the U.S. Govern- ment we will ask you to sign a promissory note and we will bill you at a later date.” Public outcry forced the State Department to rescind that policy. But the incident powerfully illustrates the perverted pri- orities behind Washington’s interventionist foreign policy: the AP Lebanon aflame: Fires rage through a neighborhood in Kfarshima, taxpayers are hit up for hundreds of billions to pay for unconstitu- a suburb of Beirut, following an Israeli airstrike. More than 100,000 tional foreign wars and foreign aid, but the money just isn’t there foreign nationals were caught in the crossfire between Israel and to rescue Americans facing violent death abroad — meaning the Hezbollah, including 25,000 U.S. citizens. refugees get stuck with the bill. La Raza Conference Smears Immigration Patriots How’s this for sordid hypocrisy? An organization that identifies work to secure our borders, certainly not the racist ogre the ADL itself by race and that promotes militant racism denounces as “rac- and NCLR try to make her out to be.” When informed by THE ist” and “xenophobic” American citizens who merely insist that NEW AMERICAN that she had been singled out at the NCLR con- our government enforce our borders. Translated into English, the ference, Mrs. Coe replied that although she deeply resents false National Council of La Raza (NCLR) means National Council of characterizations of her as a racist, “I guess it could be considered The Race. “The Race” in this instance refers to people of Mexican an honor of sorts to be singled out for attack by the real racists, descent. The recent NCLR national conference in Los Angeles the leaders of La Raza.” (see page 18) featured a presentation by Joanna Mendelson — in- vestigative reporter with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of Barbara Southern California entitled “Keeping Our Institutions Safe.” Coe Sam Antonio, national immigration spokesman for the John Birch Society, attended the conference as a correspondent for THE NEW AMERICAN. He described the ADL program as a vicious example of the sandwich smear: “Responsible, patriotic organi- zations such as the Minutemen and the California Coalition for Immigration Reform [CCIR] were repeatedly cited as ‘virulent’ and ‘anti-Hispanic,’ and grouped together with the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi groups like Stormfront.” David Moore Sam Antonio The ADL slide show particularly focused on CCIR leader Barbara Coe. “Mrs. Coe was mentioned by name several times as though she were some dangerous Public Enemy No. 1,” said Who’s “racist” — the Ford Foundation-funded radical group calling Antonio. “I know Barbara very well and have worked with her itself “The Race” (La Raza), or the law-abiding, principled defenders of for many years. She’s a wonderful lady who has done tremendous our border such as Barbara Coe (right)? THE NEW AMERICAN • AUGUST 7, 2006 7
  9. 9. INSIDER REPORT The Specter Surrender on Wiretapping On July 13, Senate lowing FISA — the wrong court — to issue that ruling, Specter’s Judiciary Committee proposed bill would strip all other federal courts of appellate ju- Chairman Arlen Spec- risdiction on matters of electronic surveillance and wiretapping. ter (R-Pa.) announced a “This bill is not a compromise but a full-fledged capitulation “compromise” agreement on the part of the legislative branch to executive claims of power,” with the White House correctly observed the Washington Post in a July 15 editorial. regarding the controver- Replying to criticism of his proposal, Specter explained: “The sial NSA wiretapping bill does not mandate the president to submit the program to the program (which Specter court [system] because the president did not want to institution- had volubly criticized as ally bind presidents in the future.” Arlen unconstitutional). Of course, presidents are “institutionally” bound by the chains Specter The president would of the Constitution, which established the judiciary and the legis- AP “voluntarily” agree to lature as co-equal branches of the federal government. Specter’s have the court established by the Foreign Intelligence Surveil- supposed compromise destroys vital links in those necessary lance Act (FISA) assess the constitutionality of the wiretapping chains, further emancipating the dictatorial impulses President program. The FISA court, however, was established in 1978 to Bush has done little to disguise — and setting the stage for fu- review specific warrant requests, rather than to hand down broad ture presidents, both Republican and Democrat, to build on Mr. constitutional rulings. In exchange for the “concession” of al- Bush’s record. War Presidency as Limited-term Dictatorship According to Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist mit the president a five-year period during which he is essentially Charles Krauthammer, “Our big wars — and the war on terror- an elected dictator. ism ranks with the big ones — have a way of starting in the first To justify this assumption, Krauthammer invoked the familiar year of a decade. Supreme Courts, which historically have been precedents of Lincoln suspending habeas corpus and “trashing the loath to intervene against presidential war powers in the midst Bill of Rights,” and FDR’s summary imprisonment of Japanese of conflict, have tended to give the president until mid-decade to Americans during WWII. Both of those wars were ended during do what he wishes to the Constitution in order to win the war.” what Krauthammer considers the customary five-year limit for (Emphasis added.) wartime dictatorship. But the “war on terror” will continue indefi- By this reasoning, once a “state of war” exists — whether or nitely, he adds, meaning that the only rational course, as he sees not Congress has actually declared war — it is customary to per- it, is to promote unrestrained presidential power in perpetuity. Massachusetts Betrayal on Marriage The Massachusetts state legislature on July 12 betrayed voters be voted upon in the form in supporting traditional marriage by voting to postpone putting a which it was introduced … marriage initiative on the ballot until (at least) after the Novem- [and] Final legislative action ber election. And nobody is banking on the legislature voting in the joint session upon any to put the marriage initiative on a future ballot, when the state amendment shall be taken legislature’s joint session (called a “constitutional convention”) only by call of the yeas and reconvenes. This despite the fact that the required number of sig- nays.” (Emphasis added.) natures was collected from voters to place the initiative on the The initiative would have ballot. Adoption of such an amendment by the voters would make defined marriage as a man it part of the state constitution. and a woman under state law, This is the second time the Massachusetts legislature has but would “grandfather in” AP thumbed its nose at voters supporting traditional marriage; the — as it were — those same- first occurred in 2002, when the legislature refused to put a sex ceremonies already performed under the state Supreme Ju- similar (though superior) initiative on the ballot. The legisla- dicial Court’s 2003 Goodridge v. Department of Public Health ture voted to adjourn even though the 48th amendment to the decision. The grandfathering clause was necessarily flawed be- state constitution requires that “a proposal for an amendment cause the state constitution bans initiatives directed at reversing to the state constitution introduced by initiative petition shall judicial decisions. 8 THE NEW AMERICAN • AUGUST 7, 2006
  10. 10. Mired in Iraq’s Inter-communal War Baghdad’s Adhamiya neighborhood, a Sunni Muslim enclave in the northern part of the city, has been the site of intense and bloody fighting between Sunni insurgents and U.S. troops. Its Abu Hanifa Mosque was the scene of Saddam Hussein’s last public appearance prior to the fall of Baghdad in 2003. By any measure, the community would seem to be a hotbed of anti-U.S. sentiment. Yet, as the July 17 New York Times points out, “when an Ameri- can convoy rolled in recently, a remarkable message rang out” from the loudspeakers of the mosque, a place of worship that had been used to rally resistance to the U.S. forces. AP “The American Army is coming with the Iraqi Army — do Where’s the front? U.S. soldiers in Iraq face an escalating sectarian civil not shoot,” urged the message. “They are here to help you.” With war in which last week’s enemy is this week’s ally. Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias now prowling the neighborhood and killing people with impunity, Sunni leaders now welcome American diplomat said.” U.S. troops as protection. Accordingly, the same Sunni radicals who wanted to evict U.S. Throughout Iraq, “many Sunni Arab political and religious troops now want them to stay until the threat from Iranian-backed leaders once staunchly opposed to the American presence … are militias is abated. now saying they need American troops to protect them from the Apart from demonstrating the folly of creating a power vac- rampages of Shiite militias and Shiite-run government forces,” uum in Iraq that Tehran was able to exploit, this development reports a Times dispatch from Baghdad. “The Sunnis also view illustrates how U.S. forces are being sucked into the morass of an the Americans as a ‘bulwark against Iranian actions here,’ a senior ethnic conflict that may last for decades or longer. Falsifying Legislative History Last December, President Bush signed into law a measure called word document purported to set forth the “legislative history” the Detainee Treatment Act, which was intended to prohibit the and intent behind the Detainee Treatment Act. use of torture in interrogating terrorist suspects. At the time he The only problem, Dean points out, is that the colloquy never signed the act, Mr. Bush attached a “signing statement,” effec- happened. It was confected by staffers working for Graham and tively nullifying the act by claiming that he could suspend its Kyl and inserted in the record after the fact. This act of Orwellian application in the interests of national security. “rectification” served as the basis for an amicus brief filed by the But even before the bill reached his desk, Mr. Bush’s con- mendacious Republican senators in the case of Hamdan v. Rums- gressional allies had feld, in which they in- used a similarly dis- sisted that the Detainee honest gambit in an Treatment Act’s “legis- attempt to preserve the lative history confirms extra-constitutional that Congress intended powers claimed by the all pending claims” to president. be extinguished by the As Nixon-era White measure. House Counsel John “I want our col- Dean recounted in an leagues to know ex- op-ed column, when actly what they are the conference report agreeing to,” Graham on the Detainee Treat- supposedly said, as ment Act was sent back recorded in the bogus to the Senate last De- colloquy. Graham and cember 21, it contained his comrades in decep- a “lengthy colloquy” in- tion were willing to volving Senators Lind- Lindsey Jon Sam falsify legislative his- sey Graham (R-S.C.), Graham Kyl Brownback tory and perjure them- AP Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), and Deceptive triumvirate: Republican senators Lindsey Graham, Jon Kyl, and Sam selves in the service of Sam Brownback (R- Brownback conspired (no other word is adequate) to falsify the legislative history of the absolute presidential Kan.). This 12,000- “Detainee Treatment Act.” powers. ■ THE NEW AMERICAN • AUGUST 7, 2006 9
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  12. 12. QUICKQUOTES Sudan Leader Wants No UN Forces in His Country ▲ “I swear that there will not be any international military inter- vention in Darfur as long as I am in power. Sudan, which was the first country south of the Sahara to gain independence, cannot now be the first country to be recolonized.” Responding to a UN intention to send peacekeepers to Darfur, Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir showed his disdain for the world organization and the record of its peacekeepers. AP UN-related Campaign Launched Against Home-schoolers “One of the conditions [for homeschooling] is that the homeschoolers must sign a document in which they promise to rear their children along the lines of the UN Convention on Children’s Rights. These parents have not done this. This is why the ministry has started an inquiry.” Criminal charges will be issued to parents who refuse to sign an agreement to follow the UN’s Conven- tion, according to Belgium’s Ministry of Education spokesman Frank Vandenbrouke. Vatican Official Urges Excommunication ▲ for Destroying Human Embryos “Destroying an embryo is equivalent to abortion. Excommuni- cation is valid for the women, the doctors and the researchers who destroy [human] embryos.” As the powerful head of the Catholic Church’s Pontifical Council for the Family, Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo left no doubt about his stand on this controversial issue. He Says Helmets for Motorcyclists Should Remain Voluntary “Our Founding Fathers didn’t write into the Constitution the AP authority for government to protect us from ourselves. That’s why it’s not illegal to eat too much, sky-dive, ski, be obese, or not brush your teeth.” In his letter to the editor published in USA Today, Joseph D. Schwenz, Sr. made an excellent point. Billboard Aimed at “Sanctuary City” “Attention: Illegal Aliens, Cambridge, Mass. is a sanctuary city. For help getting there, contact ProjectUSA.org/NJ-mass transit.” The anti-illegal immigration group Project USA is raising money to pay for a billboard in northern New Jersey to protest illegal immigration and mock liberal Cambridge, which has labeled itself a sanctuary city. Claims About Global Warming Targeted “Lastly, there is a clear attempt to establish truth not by scientific methods but by perpetual repetition.” Claiming that there is “no consensus” on global warming, M.I.T. Atmospheric Science professor Richard S. Lindzen strongly discounts the opinions of those who claim the world is headed for “a planetary emergency.” Honor Roll of History’s Quotable Quotes ▲ “Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence, I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men, and become the instruments of their own undoing.” Daniel Webster, June 1, 1837 ■ — COMPILED BY JOHN F. MCMANUS AP THE NEW AMERICAN • AUGUST 7, 2006 11
  13. 13. BREAKING OUR BORDERS Illustration by Mario Noche The planned NAFTA Super Highway would radically reconfigure not only the physical landscape of these United States, but our political and economic landscapes as well. by Kelly Taylor derail it, you may soon be run over by it — both figuratively and literally. A ll across America, mammoth construction projects are The NAFTA Super Highway is a venture unlike any previous preparing to launch. The NAFTA Super Highway is on highway construction project. It is actually a daisy chain of dozens a fast track and it’s headed your way. If you don’t help of corridors and coordinated projects that are expected to stretch out for several decades, cost hundreds of billions of dollars, and end Kelly Taylor is an Austin-based writer and filmmaker, and the producer of a up radically reconfiguring not only the physical landscape of these politically based TV talk show. United States, but our political and economic landscapes as well. 12 THE NEW AMERICAN • AUGUST 7, 2006
  14. 14. In Texas, the NAFTA Super Highway is Mexico’s President Vicente Fox, being sold as the Trans Texas Corridor. In and Canada’s Prime Minister Mar- simplest terms, the TTC is a superhighway tin launched what they call the Se- All across America, mammoth system including tollways for passenger curity and Prosperity Partnership of construction projects are preparing vehicles and trucks; lanes for commercial North America (SPP). Any serious to launch. The NAFTA Super Highway and freight trucks; tracks for commuter study of the SPP will clearly reveal rail and high-speed freight rail; depots that its ultimate aim is the disso- is on a fast track and it’s headed your for all rail lines; pipelines for oil, water, lution of the United States into a way. If you don’t help derail it, you and natural gas; and electrical towers North American Union patterned and cabling for communication and tele- after the increasingly dictatorial may soon be run over by it — both phone lines. One of the proposed corridor regional government now running figuratively and literally. routes, TTC-35, is parallel to the present the European Union. Henceforth, Interstate Highway 35 (I-35), slightly to under this plan, the borders be- the east, running north from Mexico to tween our nations will be incrementally supposedly secure FAST lanes, checked Canada. Its present scope is 4,000 miles erased in favor of a joint “perimeter” only electronically until the first Customs long, 1,200 feet wide, with an estimated around all three countries. stop in Kansas City! cost of $183 billion of taxpayer funds. It One part of this plan calls for streamlin- What about all the repeated promises runs through Kansas City. ing the flow of traffic from Mexico, includ- by the White House and Congress to make ing a massive increase in containers from border security America’s “top priority”? Integration vs. Independence China and the Far East offloading at Mexi- Moving Customs inspections hundreds of How would all of this affect you, your can seaports and then being transported by miles inland obviously contradicts those family, and your community? Let us count truck and rail into the United States via the promises and incalculably increases the the ways. One of the most striking features new NAFTA Super Highway. These new opportunities for smugglers (of drugs, il- of the proposed Super Highway is the cargo streams would cross the border in legal aliens, terrorists, weapons of mass plan to do away with our borders, as evidenced by the joint U.S.- Vision of the future? The web page for NASCO (North America’s Super Corridor Coalition, Inc.) provides Mexico Customs facility already a graphic map presentation of one of the corridors planned for the so-called under construction in Kansas City, NAFTA Super Highway. Missouri. A U.S. Customs check- point in Kansas City? But that’s a thousand miles inside America’s heartland; isn’t the purpose of U.S. Customs to check people and cargo at our borders? Ah, but the mere asking of that question shows that you’re still operating under the old paradigm that sees the United States as an independent, sovereign nation. However, that paradigm began to change following passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994. NAFTA, which was sold to the American public as a simple trade agreement, was actually far more than that, setting in motion a process for the grad- ual social, economic, and po- litical “integration,” or merger, of the three NAFTA countries — Canada, the United States, and Mexico — into a North American Union. In 2005, this merger process became more explicit and ag- gressive when President Bush, THE NEW AMERICAN • AUGUST 7, 2006 13
  15. 15. BREAKING OUR BORDERS Texas Governor Rick Perry at a January 28, 2002 presentation of the proposed “Trans Texas Corridor,” accompanied by an artist’s rendering of the project. destruction, and other contraband) to enter the country. Our borders are already in- credibly porous and undermanned; secur- ing the entire route from the Mexico-Texas border to Kansas City would require thou- sands more Border Patrol and Customs officers. Would these agents be provided? Could this route be made any more secure than our southern border? Does it make sense to effectively extend the border via this route when we are now doing such a poor job securing our existing border? Under the Radar Moreover, we can expect that similar in- land joint Customs facilities, like the one in Kansas City, will be included in the AP On the Road to EU-style Governance by William F. Jasper development of high-speed rail corridors.” Pastor cited a World Bank study that had concluded that “Mexico P erhaps you’re shaking your head in disbelief, wondering how needs $20 billion a year for ten years, just for infrastructure.” That’s anything as massive and costly as the NAFTA Super Highway $200 billion, for starters. Where will such sizable sums come from? could have progressed so far without your notice? Well, it may Pastor proposed the creation of a “North American Development Fund, be that you don’t belong to the right clubs — such as the Council on whose priority would be to connect the U.S.-Mexico border region to Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Trilateral Commission (TC). central and southern Mexico.” This new multi-billion dollar fund, Pas- As reported in previous articles in these pages, one of the principal tor suggested, could be administered by the World Bank and the Inter- authors of the Security and Prosperity Partnership merger is Dr. Rob- American Development Bank. That would be very convenient, since ert Pastor, a vice-chairman of the CFR’s Task Force on the Future of both of these institutions are run by Pastor’s fellow CFR members. North America and author of Toward a North American Community. In 2004, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), a leading proponent of open Pastor’s writings and speeches provided the blueprint for the Bush- borders and amnesty for illegal aliens, introduced S. 2941, the North Fox-Martin SPP merger plan. American Investment Fund Act. The legislation’s official title says it In November 2002, Professor Pastor addressed a meeting of David is “a bill to authorize the President to negotiate the creation of a North Rockefeller’s super-elite Trilateral Commission in Toronto, Canada. American Investment Fund to promote economic and infrastructure He opened his speech, entitled “A North American Community,” with integration among Canada, Mexico, and the United States.” Section the following sentence: “The entry into force of the North American four says: “The Fund shall make grants for projects … to construct Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994 represented a breath-taking roads in Mexico to facilitate trade between Mexico and Canada, and continental opportunity.” Mexico and the United States.” Cornyn’s bill was introduced on June Among the many things Pastor proposed was “establishing a 29 of this year as S. 2622. single ‘North American Customs and Immigration Service,’” to be Pastor and other NAFTA/SPP architects have repeatedly cited composed of “officials from the three governments, trained togeth- the European Union (EU) as the model for us to follow. The EU er.” He also called on the NAFTA governments (Mexico, Canada, countries have given up control over their borders for a common and the United States) to create a North American Commission of perimeter; we are expected to follow suit. “Are North Americans “distinguished individuals” (like himself) whose “task would be prepared to give up their sovereignty?” Pastor asked rhetorically, to help the leaders think continentally.” One of the new commis- in his Trilateral speech. “The term ‘sovereignty’ is one of the most sion’s duties would be to “develop an integrated continental plan widely used, abused, and least understood in the diplomatic lexi- for transportation and infrastructure.” This should include, he said, con.... Sovereignty, in brief, is not the issue.” Leaders must throw off “new highway corridors on the Pacific Coast and into Mexico,” “aging conceptions of sovereignty,” he avers, in favor of continental as well as “a plan that would permit mergers of the railroads and “integration” and “convergence.” ■ 14 THE NEW AMERICAN • AUGUST 7, 2006
  16. 16. other Mexico-to-Canada superhighway way has begun to be a very corridors. Of course, these corridors will hot topic. Using Missouri’s not be secured, and the result — as in- Sunshine Law, Mrs. Muc- Although the Super Highway corridors tended — would be the de facto merger ci’s group has pried loose a are being sold locally as projects to ease of immigration and Customs enforcement number of documents that congestion and facilitate U.S. economic and the obliteration of the current national are causing the public and borders within the planned North Ameri- private champions of the competitiveness, their main purpose is to can Union. That is precisely what one of NAFTA Super Highway to create an arterial network for speeding the the main architects of the SPP plan, Pro- squirm and stonewall. “They fessor Robert Pastor of American Univer- were going along great guns delivery of manufactured products into the sity and the Council on Foreign Relations, with this whole plan, with United States through Canada and Mexico. has repeatedly advocated in his writings, all of their high-powered speeches, and congressional testimony. politicians, law firms, PR (See sidebar on page 14) firms, and corporate contractors — and ly impact Americans in many other ways. How is it possible that something this virtually no opposition, until now,” Mrs. The ones who will be most immediately radical has gone so far virtually unnoticed Mucci told THE NEW AMERICAN. “We’re affected are those whose homes, farms, when illegal immigration and border secu- just volunteers, so we don’t have the ranches, businesses, and communities lay rity are among the hottest political topics money and influence they have, but we are in the paths of any of the planned routes. of the day? The politicians and the private digging out the truth.” And she is hopeful Millions of acres are scheduled to be contractors who have been pushing this that if enough taxpayers, voters, and prop- paved over and that means using eminent merger scheme intended it that way, know- erty owners learn about all the horrendous domain to condemn lots of private prop- ing full well that adoption and successful ramifications of the Super Highway plan, erty for the Super Highway corridors and implementation of the plan would depend they will shut it down before it can do the rights-of-way. on keeping it under the public radar. damage envisioned. But every American, ultimately, would Thanks largely to the investigative work be dramatically impacted by this onrush- of Joyce Mucci, who heads the Kansas Super Highway Robbery ing scheme. How? First of all, in the pock- City-based Mid-America Immigration Aside from erasing our borders — which etbook — with increased taxes and tolls. Reform Coalition, and author/economist is no small matter in and of itself — the With an aggregate price tag of hundreds Jerome Corsi, the NAFTA Super High- NAFTA Super Highway would profound- of billions of dollars — for projects in the Mexican trucks head north into the United States on route 905 in San Diego. Planned Super Highway projects would drastically increase this flow. AP THE NEW AMERICAN • AUGUST 7, 2006 15
  17. 17. BREAKING OUR BORDERS States, the NAFTA Super of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Effi- Highway will accelerate the cient Transportation Equity Act of 2005 When viewed in the aggregate, these 80 job exodus. Although the — A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) super corridors can only be seen as a Super Highway corridors (whew!), U.S. funds apportioned to a bor- are being sold locally as der state may be used to construct a high- means to so thoroughly restructure and projects to ease congestion way project in Canada or Mexico, if that integrate the three countries so as to and facilitate U.S. economic project directly facilitates cross-border permanently blur the distinctions, and competitiveness, their main vehicle and cargo movement! Just think purpose, very clearly, is to — your tax dollars may now be sent to to make their merger into a regional create an arterial network Canada or Mexico to aid the entry of il- government seamless and even appealing. for speeding the delivery of legal aliens into the United States, like it manufactured products into or not. the United States through Additionally, SAFETEA-LU allows U.S. and Mexico — enormous increases Canada and Mexico. U.S. states to use tolling on a pilot basis to in federal, state, and local taxes are a cer- Thus, U.S. taxpayers would have to pay finance Interstate construction and recon- tainty. To assist in financing the mammoth for reduced transportation costs for foreign struction, and to establish tolls for existing Super Highway, plans call for converting producers. In addition, the “continental” Interstate highways to fund the new Super many current roads, which taxpayers have plan calls for U.S. taxpayers to pay hun- Highway corridors. Austin, Texas, is al- already paid for, to tollways for all motor dreds of billions of dollars to extend this ready experiencing fierce struggles over vehicles. “infrastructure development” (highways, converting its already-paid-for Interstate If the NAFTA Super Highway goes railways, bridges, power plants, telecom- and state highways to toll roads, but few through as planned, millions of Americans munications, seaports) through Mexico Texans understand that this new tolling is can expect to pay with their jobs as well. and Central America. to be the mechanism for funding the levi- Just as the NAFTA trade policies have How will it do that? Under the Coor- athan Trans Texas Corridor. Since Austin driven millions of jobs out of the United dinated Border Infrastructure Program has been identified as the pilot city in the NAFTA Super Highway’s I-69 corridor, proposes to link Canada to Mexico, running through Houston, Memphis, and Port Huron, Michigan. AP 16 THE NEW AMERICAN • AUGUST 7, 2006
  18. 18. nation for testing the new toll policies, you can assume that what passes here is coming your way. This planned wedding of Mexico’s cheap labor force with brand new infrastruc- ture would make Mexico an irresistible magnet for all manufacturers now remain- ing in the United States. Even those companies who wanted to keep their operations here would likely be forced by cheaper competitors to join the exodus. The United States, until very recently the manu- facturing capital of the world, will continue its downward spiral into increasingly dan- gerous dependence on foreign AP manufacturers for almost ev- Mexican Customs site: Kansas City Councilwoman Bonnie Sue Cooper stands at site of a proposed Mexican erything, even as burgeoning Customs facility in Kansas City — 1,000 miles from the Mexican border, in this November 2005 photo. inflation makes everything more expensive, devastating much of our TTC was part of any bigger scheme of na- development of all participating com- middle class. tionwide corridor building, and claimed munities. When viewed in the aggregate, that notion was simply misinformation. they can only be seen as a means to so Scores of Corridors Yet in a June 30, 2001 article in the Austin thoroughly restructure and integrate the An additional Super Highway route American Statesman, the same spokesper- three countries so as to permanently blur known as the Interstate 69 corridor (TTC- son claimed the aforementioned Ports-to- the distinctions, and to make their merger 69) would enter Texas from Mexico as Plains Corridor would be linked to exist- into a regional government seamless and three spur lines at Laredo, McAllen, and ing Interstate highways in Denver as part even appealing. Brownsville, which then will join together of a NAFTA super corridor. The NAFTA Super Highway is such an to head north through Houston, to Mem- And that’s not all. There’s also CANA- integral part of the continental merger plan phis, Tennessee, to Port Huron, Michigan, MEX, another super corridor like the TTC, that the entire scheme could be at least to Toronto, Canada. which spans the West from Mexico to temporarily road-blocked if it does not Wait, there’s more. To the west of the Canada going through Arizona, Nevada, proceed. If it does proceed, American gov- proposed TTC lies the proposed route of Utah, Idaho, and Montana. And we learn ernment will no longer provide its time- the Ports-to-Plains Corridor, running north from the CANAMEX Corridor Coalition tested protections against tyranny and so- from Laredo through West Texas, the website that the number of congressionally cialism, as huge chunks of American law Oklahoma Panhandle, to Denver and ulti- designated high priority corridors in the will be rendered void, and replaced by an mately Canada. What? Another one? Yes, United States has been expanded from 43 incomprehensible mess of “trade” law. All and plans are very advanced. Its website to 80! Yes, 80 corridor routes have been rowers are needed at the oars, and imme- identifies this corridor as a NAFTA cor- designated across the United States in an ef- diately. If you’ve asked yourself why you ridor alternative to TTC-35, the one paral- fort to speed the construction of infrastruc- did not know about a project of this mag- leling I-35. ture necessary for what the SPP calls “the nitude, or where Congress got the author- What does the Texas Department of streamlined movement of legitimate travel- ity to designate High Priority Corridors in Transportation (TxDOT) have to say about ers and cargo across our shared borders.” the first place, your first job is to contact this? Once again, stonewalling rules. Research on any High Priority Cor- your representative and howl. Wake the In telephone interviews with congenial ridor will lead the reader into a hairball town and tell the people, or the town will TxDOT employees, the expected mantra of studies, alliances, pricing programs, be paved over. ■ repeated to this writer is how necessary transportation acts, administration agen- the corridor is to accommodate projected cies, reports, committees, partnerships, Tell your representative and senators to “Stop the population and trade growth, and how and on and on, all designed, we believe, NAFTA Super Highway Steppingstone to a North beneficial it would be to the economies to obscure the real agenda. The idea for American Union” by phone, fax, or e-mail. Go to of Texas, the U.S., and Mexico. TxDOT’s these 80 super corridors was not conceived www.capwiz.com/jbs/home/ for contact information Public Information officer denied that the to promote trade and better the economic and a sample letter. THE NEW AMERICAN • AUGUST 7, 2006 17
  19. 19. IMMIGRATION “The Race” to Win America Karl Bill Rove Clinton AP AP La Raza (“The Race”) presented a moderate image at their recent Los Angeles conference, but the group’s ultimate goal is a radical reconquest of the southwestern U.S. for Mexico. by Sam Antonio conference on July 8-11, 2006 in Los An- The 2006 annual NCLR conference in geles, California. Los Angeles brought together a biparti- A ‘‘ nti-immigration forces are A quick click of your computer mouse san lineup of such high-profile speakers afraid.... They are fighting a button will provide a description, from the as former President Bill Clinton, Repub- losing battle and the strategy NCLR’s website, that they are “the largest lican presidential political strategist Karl of fear will fail,” remarked an energized national Hispanic civil rights and advo- Rove, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villa- Janet Murguia, president and CEO of the cacy organization in the United States.... raigosa, and Senator Sam Brownback (R- National Council of La Raza (NCLR). Founded in 1968, NCLR is a private, non- Kan.). With the sponsorship of Bank of “Anti-immigration demagogues are on profit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organiza- America and the backing of corporations the wrong side of history and America,” tion headquartered in Washington, D.C.” such as Wal-Mart, The Walt Disney Com- concluded Mrs. Murguia during a lunch- What is not seen in this official description pany, Ford Motor Company, etc., NCLR time talk at the NCLR four-day annual is the powerful underpinnings that make has kept up the illusion of a mainstream this organization such a brute political civil rights organization. But the NCLR is Sam Antonio is the John Birch Society’s national force, as it works side by side with both anything but mainstream: it has been very spokesman on immigration. An interview of him ap- major political parties and America’s rich- vocal on their support for driver’s licenses pears on page 21. est corporations. for illegal aliens, guest-worker programs 18 THE NEW AMERICAN • AUGUST 7, 2006
  20. 20. Photos by Sam Antonio Janet Murguia “Yo Soy El Army” (“I Am The Army”), a U.S. Army recruitment table, one of several U.S. government exhibits at the NCLR conference; La Raza and other radical immigration groups aggressively register legal and illegal immigrants to vote; NCLR President Janet Murguia addresses the La Raza conference; CIA representative greets an NCLR conferee. (amnesty), and opposition to increased that the current administration supports a the high-profile rotation of a few thousand border security. guest-worker program and earned legal- National Guard troops to the border and Top Republicans and Democrats, cor- ization for undocumented immigrants. the sudden flurry of Customs and Border porate America, and La Raza are locked Throughout his 18-minute talk, there Patrol raids are simply election-year tac- together in unison and marching with were scattered boos and hisses from the tics aimed at winning back the Republican crossed arms toward the starting line as audience, but mainly in regard to the Bush Party’s “loyal core” that have abandoned they prepare for an electoral foot race to administration’s stance on the war in Iraq, President Bush because of his refusal to determine not just the fate of the U.S. Con- not in regard to the White House’s immi- protect the border and enforce the law. gress but of our American culture. gration policy. Following Mr. Rove to the NCLR po- The only problem is that middle class Will the White House get away with dium was New Mexico governor and for- America has been disqualified and is sit- giving this tacit endorsement to a radi- mer Clinton administration official Bill ting silently on the sidelines. cal immigration group that calls itself Richardson. He apologetically explained “The Race”? This action certainly flies he was forced to declare a state of emer- On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! in the face of the Bush campaign slogan gency in regard to illegal immigration in “La Raza” is Spanish for “The Race,” and in 2000 (that surely Mr. Rove crafted) in his state due to the federal government’s as separatist as that sounds, that did not which then-Governor Bush promised to inability to enforce federal law. deter President Bush’s closest confidant be a “uniter, not a divider.” White House “America is not a nation of walls,” ex- and chief political strategist, Karl Rove, pandering to the La Raza revolutionaries claimed the governor in reference to H.R. from being one of the keynote speakers on also belies the administration’s current ef- 4437, which would beef up border secu- the last day of the NCLR conference. Mr. forts to shore up its conservative base by rity and not grant amnesty to illegals. He Rove scattered his talk with the political proclaiming border security to be a top- closed his impassioned talk with the cry, buzzwords “comprehensive immigration priority issue. “My roots are with La Raza!” reform,” which means in both Spanish and The NCLR has been one of the most The final keynote speaker was NCLR English translation: amnesty. militant advocates of open borders and President and CEO Janet Murguia, and she Mr. Rove made the temporary migra- full political rights for illegal aliens. The gave a mandate to the La Raza faithful. tion from the nation’s capitol to the City of administration’s support for the La Raza She outlined her plan in which she named Angels to remind the La Raza participants agenda should be a dead giveaway that “The Four Cycles of Citizenship”: THE NEW AMERICAN • AUGUST 7, 2006 19
  21. 21. Presenting Raza conference was the Latino Expo USA a False Face in which corporate America was proudly At this conference, La on display. Exhibitors included Wal-Mart, Raza’s top officials obvi- Ford Motor Company, UPS, The Walt Dis- ously went to great effort ney Company, State Farm Insurance, Nord- to present a respectable, strom, J.C. Penney, Citibank, Lowes, etc. “mainstream” image. Furthermore, government entities such as They successfully sup- the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, the pressed their most vo- Central Intelligence Agency, and even cally militant elements, the National Security Agency had exhibit recognizing full well booths. that the openly radical The conference ended on Tuesday af- face that had appeared ternoon with Latino, Black, and Asian- during many of the na- American leaders gathered in a town hall tional marches this past meeting to discuss a more viable solution spring had been coun- for a better working relationship amongst terproductive, sending each other. an alarm through Mid- In keeping with the conference’s rac- dle America and caus- ist base, the sound bite phenom known ing skittish politicians as the Reverend Jesse Jackson dipped his in both parties to run for finger in the political carafe once again to cover. stir up the race debate by claiming that However, La Raza not enough people of color are present on is anything but main- cable news programs such as MSNBC, stream. Its leaders, since FOX, CNN, etc. its founding, have in- “All shows, all night, all white,” was the New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, a former U.S. cluded some of the most reverend’s response to the lack of minori- ambassador to the United Nations and energy secretary in the extreme advocates of ties on television news. Clinton administration, told the NCLR conferees: “My roots Sam Antonio “Aztlan” (reclaiming Moderator Tavis Smiley, a Black Amer- are with La Raza!” the southwestern U.S. ican, kindly reminded Reverend Jackson for Mexico) as well as of a news show he hosts on PBS. vocal allies of Cuba’s Cesar Perales, president and general 1. Mobilize the youth Fidel Castro, the Sandinista (FSLN) ter- counsel of the Puerto Rican Legal De- 2. Naturalize immigrants rorists of Nicaragua, the Farabundo Marti fense and Education Fund (PRLDEF), 3. Massive voter registration (FMLN) terrorists of El Salvador, and contributed to the forum by condemning 4. Get out the vote Venezuela’s current Marxist dictator, recently passed local laws, such as the one Hugo Chavez. enacted by the city of Hazleton, Pennsyl- Recent events have clearly shown these Also very troubling is the NCLR’s vania, that fines landlords who rent to il- four NCLR cycles in action — from chaos very cozy alliance with (and official ties legal immigrants, suspends the licenses in the streets (mobilize the youth) to calls with) two institutions of the Mexican of business owners who hire them, and for amnesty in the halls of Congress (natu- government that are aimed at drastically declares English the official language of ralize immigrants). In addition, according changing U.S. immigration and citizen- the city. These laws, said Perales, are the to Representative Charlie Norwood of ship laws: the Foundation for Mexican- desperate, futile efforts of a “threatened Georgia, the NCLR took in $15.2 million American Solidarity and the Institute for white majority.” in federal grants last year alone and undis- Mexicans Abroad. The government of With the support of the Republican closed amounts were for get-out-the-vote Vicente Fox has been operating through and Democrat Parties, corporate America efforts supporting La Raza political posi- these institutions to politicize and mobi- and federal funding, it seems La Raza is tions (voter registration). Thus, through lize Mexican nationals and Hispanic U.S. poised to have a huge impact on the com- these federal grants and the millions of citizens to carry forward his open-borders ing elections. dollars more that “The Race” radicals re- policies. The NCLR’s open working re- As I was preparing to leave the con- ceive from tax-exempt foundations (such lationship with these fronts for the Mexi- ference I stopped a young, vibrant in- as Ford and Rockefeller), the U.S. taxpay- can government (and alleged funding tern staffer to inquire about the panel ers are subsidizing NCLR’s aggressive ef- from the Fox government) should spark of speakers. I asked her what La Raza forts to recruit and register to vote millions a congressional inquiry into whether the meant to her and she cheerfully replied, of the demonstrators who recently filled NCLR should be classified as an “agent” “Victory!” America’s streets, chanting anti-American of a foreign power. America, it’s time to lace up your slogans and carrying Mexican flags. Held in conjunction with the annual La sneakers. ■ 20 THE NEW AMERICAN • AUGUST 7, 2006
  22. 22. IMMIGRATION A First-generation American Speaks Out! Sam Antonio As the son of legal immigrants, the John Birch Society’s immigration spokesman Sam Antonio offers a unique perspective on the dangers of illegal immigration. Interview of Sam Antonio gration tidal wave and the near total lack life experiences. As a result, they are not by William F. Jasper of security on our borders are twin crises merely a statistic to be used in a debate. that have concerned you for many years, S am Antonio, a native of San Diego, I know. Why are these issues so “up close TNA: San Diego is a beautiful city. What California, was recently named by and personal” for you? was it like growing up there and how has the John Birch Society to be the Sam Antonio: Having been born and it changed? organization’s national spokesman on im- raised in a border city like San Diego, Antonio: It’s been called “America’s Fin- migration. Over the past six years, Mr. An- California, and being the son of immigrant est City,” and I’m not going to disagree. tonio has been a full-time JBS field staff parents, I am accustomed to being in an San Diego is also known as “Navy Town, member in Southern California. He is a environment of immigrants, albeit legal USA” since the U.S. Navy facilities there graduate of San Diego State University and illegal. People forget that San Diego comprise the largest military base in the with a degree in political science and eco- is home to San Ysidro, the world’s busiest world. As such, combined with the fact that nomics. He is also an avid photographer land border crossing. Here are some fig- San Diego shares a border with Mexico, it and has traveled widely throughout the ures to put this into perspective. For exam- has always had an international presence United States and Europe. ple, each year over 14 million vehicles and to it. It was a wonderful place to spend Mr. Antonio recently attended the an- 40 million people enter the United States my childhood because of its diversity, and nual convention of the National Council at the San Ysidro port of entry which is of course having a temperate year-round of La Raza, a radical Hispanic group that open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. climate didn’t hurt! promotes Mexican control of the United This issue really hits home for me, not Over the years San Diego has changed States’ Southwest, in Los Angeles (July 8- only since I was raised in an immigrant dramatically and, I think, for the worse. 11) as a correspondent/photographer for household, but also because I have at- Tijuana, Mexico, now has a population of THE NEW AMERICAN. His report on that tended school with, worked with, and be- over 1 million people (similar to the pop- event appears on page 18 of this issue. friended immigrants who have come into ulation of San Diego) and is only grow- this country illegally. I know them person- ing larger. More Mexicans and others are THE NEW AMERICAN: The illegal immi- ally and have become familiar with their crossing the border illegally and at higher THE NEW AMERICAN • AUGUST 7, 2006 21

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