Update On That Thing That Most Definitely ISN'T Happening!
Source: Accuracy In Media
Robert Pastor, a former official of the Carter Administration and director of the Center for North American Studies at American University (CNAS), held an all-day February 16 conference devoted to the development of a North American legal system. The holding of the conference was itself evidence that a comprehensive process is underway to merge the economies, and perhaps the social and political systems, of the three countries.It's pretty clear to me now that our elites, our post-American, trans-national elites have no interest in this concept whatsoever. You can rest easy! /S
Academic literature distributed in advance to conference participants about a common legal framework for the U.S., Canada and Mexico included proposals for a North American Court of Justice (with the authority to overrule a decision of the U.S. Supreme Court), a North American Trade Tribunal, a North American Court of Justice, and a Charter of Fundamental Human Rights for North America, also dubbed the North American Social Charter.
Under the latter concept, according to Laura Spitz of the University of Colorado Law School, North Americans might be able to enjoy “new rights” essential to “human flourishing” such as gay marriage. She argues in one paper that U.S. economic integration with Canada will make it nearly impossible for the United States not to recognize same-sex marriage so long as it is lawful in Canada.
Pastor himself talked about new institutions, such as a “permanent tribunal” on trade issues, but emphasized that such ideas “take time” and have to “take root.” He advised conference participants to “think about the horizon,” in terms of what is possible, over the course of 5, 10 or even 20 years from now.
Conservative concerns about Pastor’s agenda were not assuaged by conference literature disclosing that the CNAS is sponsoring an event in May in which students participate in a model “North American Parliament.” The concept suggests creation of a regional body to supersede the U.S. Government itself.
Such talk does indeed raise the specter of a North American Union similar to the currently functioning European Union, a political and economic entity of 27 European states that includes a European Parliament and a European Court of Justice. The EU has been charged with usurping the sovereignty of member states and moving European nations in a left-wing direction on matters such as acceptance of abortion and gay rights and abolition of the death penalty.
Indeed, the academic literature distributed to conference participants alluded to how the three countries of North America are “polarized” on “sensitive” cultural issues such as the death penalty, abortion and gay marriage and that it might take a long time to “harmonize” their legal systems on such matters.
H/T immigration watchdog
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