The NAFTA Superhighway
by Ron Paul
By now many Texans have heard about the proposed “NAFTA Superhighway,”
which is also referred to as the trans-Texas corridor. What you may not
know is the extent to which plans for such a superhighway are moving
forward without congressional oversight or media attention.
This superhighway would connect Mexico, the United States, and Canada,
cutting a wide swath through the middle of Texas and up through Kansas
City. Offshoots would connect the main artery to the west coast,
Florida, and northeast. Proponents envision a ten-lane colossus the
width of several football fields, with freight and rail lines,
fiber-optic cable lines, and oil and natural gas pipelines running
This will require coordinated federal and state eminent domain actions
on an unprecedented scale, as literally millions of people and
businesses could be displaced. The loss of whole communities is almost
certain, as planners cannot wind the highway around every quaint town,
historic building, or senior citizen apartment for thousands of miles.
Governor Perry is a supporter of the superhighway project, and Congress
has provided small amounts of money to study the proposal. Since this
money was just one item in an enormous transportation appropriations
bill, however, most members of Congress were not aware of it.
The proposed highway is part of a broader plan advanced by a
quasi-government organization called the “Security and Prosperity
Partnership of North America,” or SPP.
The SPP was first launched in 2005 by the heads of state of Canada,
Mexico, and the United States at a summit in Waco.
The SPP was not created by a treaty between the nations involved, nor
was Congress involved in any way. Instead, the SPP is an unholy alliance
of foreign consortiums and officials from several governments. One
principal player is a Spanish construction company, which plans to build
the highway and operate it as a toll road. But don’t be fooled: the
superhighway proposal is not the result of free market demand, but
rather an extension of government-managed trade schemes like NAFTA that
benefit politically-connected interests.
The real issue is national sovereignty. Once again, decisions that
affect millions of Americans are not being made by those Americans
themselves, or even by their elected representatives in Congress.
Instead, a handful of elites use their government connections to bypass
national legislatures and ignore our Constitution – which expressly
grants Congress the sole authority to regulate international trade.
The ultimate goal is not simply a superhighway, but an integrated North
American Union – complete with a currency, a cross-national bureaucracy,
and virtually borderless travel within the Union. Like the European
Union, a North American Union would represent another step toward the
abolition of national sovereignty altogether.
A new resolution, introduced by Representative Virgil Goode of Virginia,
expresses the sense of Congress that the United States should not engage
in the construction of a NAFTA superhighway, or enter into any agreement
that advances the concept of a North American Union. I wholeheartedly
support this legislation, and predict that the superhighway will become
a sleeper issue in the 2008 election...
Contact your legislators, people. Let them know that YOU KNOW that this
is going on, and demand that they take action to stop it.
wrote: April 16, 2008
A couple of researchers and I are suspicious of the
raid on that village of fundamentalist Mormons. The
pretext of the raid is very similar to Waco.
A friend has done a little research and found that
the village appears to be in the path of the
Ports-to-Plains high priority corridor. Below that,
I included an email where she mailed me the
I've attached the map.
I have no idea if this is pertinent at all, but
Eldorado, TX is in
Schleicher County Texas.
appears on the Crossroads
of the Americas: Trans Texas Corridor map as a
place where two proposed TTC corridors bisect