Transcript excerpt of the June 21, 2006 show:
“DOBBS: Lisa, thank you very much — Lisa Sylvester.
The Bush administration’s open-borders policy and its decision to ignore the enforcement of this country’s immigration laws is part of a broader agenda. President Bush signed a formal agreement that will end the United States as we know it, and he took the step without approval from either the U.S. Congress or the people of the United States.
Bill Tucker reports.
BILL TUCKER, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America sounds benign, hardly like a policy that critics call NAFTA on steroids. It’s a deal that few have even heard of.
REP. MARCY KAPTUR (D), OHIO: It’s being done, again, by very few people at the very top, on behalf of the investment class. But the working class of people, political officials across our country from communities, from cities and so forth, they don’t know anything about this.
TUCKER: Yet, it was agreed to by Mexico’s President Fox, Canada’s Prime Minister Martin, and President Bush in 2005.
The administration officials counter their critics by saying everything about SPP is on the White House Web site. And they say the partnership is not a treaty, but more of an outline of priorities between the United States, Mexico and Canada. Still, some wonder why there haven’t been public discussions about the goals being pursued. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This SPP includes, for instance, a committee that is sitting down to harmonize our meat inspection and food safety. So, how far away from a trade agreement can your dining room table and what you feed your kids be?
TUCKER: Other parts of the agreement mention border security as an issue, which include all of North America. In fact, the name of the agreement is not Security and Prosperity of the United States, but of North America.
PETER MORICI, PROFESSOR OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND: When we elect officials, we expect them to act on our behalf. When we get involved in cooperative frameworks with other countries for joint regulation of fisheries or rail transportation or the skies, we’re basically sharing our sovereignty with that government and outsourcing some of what we give our elected officials.
TUCKER: As disturbing as some find SPP, there is legislation in the House introduced by Florida’s Katherine Harris that closely resembles the goals of the partnership.
TUCKER: Included in that bill is a section which calls for the securing of Mexico’s southern border by the United States and Canada.
Lou, that’s not the border with the United States. That’s the border they share with Belize and Guatemala.
DOBBS: The idea that the White House would respond that this is on their Web site, this involves intricate workings amongst the Commerce Department of this country and Canada and Mexico’s, of course.
A regional prosperity and security program? This is absolute ignorance. And the fact that we are — we reported this, we should point out, when it was signed. But, as we watch this thing progress, these working groups are continuing. They’re intensifying. What in the world are these people thinking about?
TUCKER: Well, they say, look, these are a declaration and an outline of our priorities.
And when I called them today, Lou, they said I was the first phone call they had received literally since the deal was first signed. So, people are not paying attention. And they’re letting them, in fact, get away with this.
DOBBS: You know, I was asked the other day about whether or not I really thought the American people had the stomach to stand up and stop this nonsense, this direction from a group of elites, an absolute contravention of our law, of our Constitution, every national value.
And I hope, I pray that I’m right when I said yes. But this is — I mean, this is beyond belief.
Bill Tucker, thank you very much.”
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