In today’s video preview of tomorrow’s show, I refer to a document, Building a North American Community, written by a Council on Foreign Relations task force which included Heidi Cruz (i.e., Mrs. Ted Cruz), who expressly agreed with the recommendations in the report. What are those recommendations? Here’s a sampling, but I highly recommend you read the whole text (it’s large print and only 32 pages of actual report, the rest you can skip):
- To lay the groundwork for the freer flow of people within North America with the ultimate goal of full mobility of labor and goods across Canada, Mexico and the United States. To facilitate this, rules and regulations on labor and the environment among other things should conform across the “trinational” region. “[T]he three countries should make a concerted effort to encourage regulatory convergence…including harmonization at the highest prevailing standard…and unilateral adoption of another country’s rules.”
- “Make a North American standard the default approach to new regulation….The new trinational mechanism also should be charged with identifying joint means of ensuring consistent enforcement of new rules as they are developed.”
- Increase information and intelligence-sharing at the local and national levels in both law enforcement and military organizations.
- Conduct annual training exercise to develop interoperability among and between law enforcement agencies and militaries of the US, Canada & Mexico.
- Create a North American Border Pass with biometric identifiers.
- Establish a North American energy and emissions regime that could offer tradable voucher systems for emissions trading.
- Creation of a North American Advisory Council with a complementary private body “that would meet regularly or annually to buttress North American relationships, along the lines of the Bilderberg or Wehrkunde conferences, organized to support transaltantic relations.”
- Creation of a North American Inter-Parliamentary Group that will include US Congress along with Canadian and Mexican Parliamentary representation, who play key roles in policy toward each other. The newly created North American Advisory Council (likened to the Bilderberg Group) “could provide an agenda and support for these meetings.”
Lest you think the CFR has no real influence on our government, recall this…
Update: (h/t JL) Here’s a history of and update on so-called North American “free trade” published by the Next News Network on February 18, 2016.
Update (3/31/2016): I guess we’re already doing it….
Mexico and United States Joining Forces in Maritime Security
I am glad you will discuss this. So many people know very little about this interesting aspect of the Cruz family.
Sen. Cruz’s wife never worked for the Council on Foreign Relations and is no longer affiliated with the group, but was once a “term member.” She once participated in a task force where she gave guidance on free-market solutions and international trade issues. Sen. Cruz has heavily and publicly criticized much of the work of the CFR and has been a staunch defender of U.S. sovereignty. He twice won a case before the Supreme Court (Medellin v. Texas) in which he stood up to the World Court, the United Nations, 90 foreign nations, and the President of the United States. He opposes creation of the so-called “North American Union” and has been consistently critical of international bodies that seek to undermine U.S. authority.
Ted Cruz for President
I am aware of the Senator’s talking points on the subject and have posted elsewhere on my site this video in which he states, basically word for word, what you have explained.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiFKtC6a9do (I would have just done the clip without the commentary but couldn’t find it.)
I believe a “term member” is a five-year commitment, which I, unlike the Senator, would not characterize as a “brief time.”
Heidi’s comments on the recommendations of the task force appear in the report as follows:
“I support the Task Force report and its recommendations aimed at
building a safer and more prosperous North America. Economic prosperity
and a world safe from terrorism and other security threats are
no doubt inextricably linked. While governments play an invaluable
role in both regards, we must emphasize the imperative that economic
investment be led and perpetuated by the private sector. There is no
force proven like the market for aligning incentives, sourcing capital,
and producing results like financial markets and profit-making businesses.
This is simply necessary to sustain a higher living standard for
the poorest among us—truly the measure of our success. As such,
investment funds and financing mechanisms should be deemed attractive
instruments by those committing the capital and should only be developed
in conjunction with market participants.”
So she supports the recommendations in this report. It’s nice that she makes the case for private investment, though the emphasis in the document on energy and finance indicate that her position as an energy banker at Merrill and then Goldman would align her own personal interests with this comment as much as any philosophical ones.
But honestly, I wouldn’t even consider holding his wife’s actions or associations against him if he would have publicly disagreed with her on this instead of shrugging it off. This is a really scary document and I would have liked the future Senator Cruz to alert me to it ten years ago when it first came out. If he had done that, I could count on him now to warn us of what is in the secret TPP agreement, which likely furthers the goals in this task force report.
There is no reason for him to agree with or defend everything his wife believes or does – James Carville & Mary Matalin seem to agree to disagree quite publicly and neither is worse off.
YES! It’s not about his wife’s actions, it’s about his disinterest in it’s ramifications! Cruz should be out there warning us about it, not playing it off!
Yes she did worked with Cindy in the bush administration on this and so did that fraud tedious supporters of Cruz need to remove the blinders,why do think Sachs and bilderberger are financing his campaign
Yes she did worked on this with condi rice in bush admin, so did that fraud Ted, you supporters need to take the blinders off why do you think, Sachs and bilderberger are financing his campaign, also Soros, sly Ted has been working on this for years, as for Heidi, she is more evil than him
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