Ron Paul on NAFTA Superhighway

  1. http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=17759
    I sure do like Ron Paul.
    Looks like they really are going to do this:

    Quote from www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=17759
    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 will require coordinated federal and state eminent domain actions on an unprecedented scale, as literally millions of people and businesses could be displaced...

    The SPP was first launched in 2005 by the heads of state of Canada, Mexico, and the United States at a summit in Waco.
    ...not created by a treaty between the nations involved, nor was Congress involved in any way....

    ...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....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.
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   ZASHAGALKA
    OK. If this means that he is against the superhighway, then you've finally found an issue about which we agree.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  4. by   indigo girl
    Quote from ZASHAGALKA
    OK. If this means that he is against the superhighway, then you've finally found an issue about which we agree.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    Well, he is a Republican, Tim. There have been a few, small, tiny other things to agree about...

    Of course, he's against the superhighway. He sees it as a sovereignty issue, which it is. That is why I am against it also. What about the rest of Congress? They are going to let this happen? Looks like it.

    I'm glad to see that you are feeling better.
  5. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from indigo girl
    Well, he is a Republican, Tim.
    He is certainly a "RINO".

    By the current Republican Party standards anyway. His only Presidential nomination ever was on the Libertarian Party ticket.

    Hell, the man considers R.A.Taft as a 'man worthy of emulation' --- and R.A.Taft wouldn't touch the GOP of today with a 40 foot barge pole.


    cheers,
  6. by   indigo girl
    Quote from Roy Fokker
    He is certainly a "RINO".

    By the current Republican Party standards anyway. His only Presidential nomination ever was on the Libertarian Party ticket.

    Hell, the man considers R.A.Taft as a 'man worthy of emulation' --- and R.A.Taft wouldn't touch the GOP of today with a 40 foot barge pole.


    cheers,
    I like him. Sure, he's a "RINO". Don't expect him to be president. He is spot on this issue.
  7. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from indigo girl
    I like him. Sure, he's a "RINO". Don't expect him to be president. He is spot on this issue.
    Don't get me wrong - I like him, a lot. A quick glance at many of my posts over the past 2 years will show that I've quoted the man extensively.

    As for him being a Republican, his views have not won him much love from the GOP:

    In 1996, Paul was again elected to the House as a Republican. Mainstream Republican Party figures backed the incumbent, Greg Laughlin , a Democratic representative who had switched parties in the wake of the Republican takeover of Congress. Laughlin attempted to portray Paul's views as extreme and eccentric, but Paul won the primary and went on to win the general election.

    Leaders of the Texan Republican Party made similar efforts to defeat him in 1998, but he again won the primary and the election. The Republican congressional leadership then agreed to a compromise: Paul votes with the Republicans on procedural matters and remains nominally Republican in exchange for the committee assignments normally due according to his seniority.

    Ron Paul joined the Libertarian Party in 1987 as a lifetime member, a status which he appears never to have renounced. Though only elected to Congress as a Republican, Paul remains on good terms with the Libertarian Party and has addressed its national convention as recently as 2004.

    Libertarian Party spokesman George Getz said that thousands of libertarians across the United States donate money to Ron Paul's campaign funds. Campaign disclosures reveal that 71.4% of contributions to Paul's coffers come from outside his home state of Texas. [1] Unlike many political candidates, Paul receives the overwhelming majority of his campaign contributions (92.5% in 2004) from individuals.
    Source:Wikipedia (Emphases mine)

    I don't agree with him on 100% - 98% is more like it. But I simply admire the man for his steadfastness, his consistency and his dedication to founding principles.

    Of all the swindlers and crooks in government, Dr. Paul is a fantastic exception and an outstanding example. In the words of former Treasury Secretary William Simon, Dr. Paul is the "one exception to the Gang of 535" on Capitol Hill.
    Last edit by Roy Fokker on Nov 1, '06

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