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Monday, January 23, 2006

America As We Knew It - Almost Gone!!!

A must read is “INTERNATIONALIZING U.S. ROADS”

“Imagine this: your state government puts a transportation corridor in your neighborhood. It’s nearly a quarter-mile wide. It will serve vehicles and trains and incorporate oil, gas, electric and water lines. Try to fight it and you’ll not only face the combined might of your local, state, and federal governments, but foreign interests as well. The internationalization of U.S. roads has begun. . .”

Continue Reading this excellent article at
http://www.newswithviews.com/Spivey/phyllis3.htm


The Creation of a Unified North American Community is 5 Years Away

“Currently there is a joint task force composed of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, and the Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Inernacionales tasked with the creation of a new North American Community. The plan the task force has outlined will take 5 years or until 2010 to complete. Once complete the new border will encompass Canada, Mexico and the United States. The new country will be called the North American Community and will allow the free passage of people and goods between the three countries. . .”

SourceL http://www.atsnn.com/story/149468.html


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The Trans Texas Corridor: Tollway to One World Government

It Isn’t Just Fringe Fanatics Who Are Worrying Now

Here’s what the Council on Foreign Relations wants to dictate to us . . .

We are being told that we must consolidate the economic communities of Mexico, the US, and Canada. We are being told that National Sovereignty is an “outdated concept.” We are being told that in order to protect the American public from terrorists we must create a new community - the North American Union!!! All these things are coming together to build this “new relationship”: the North American Security Cooperative Act, the passage of NAFTA, CAFTA, the forthcoming FTAA (Free Trade Areas of the Americas), and the route to get us there is the Bush/Perry Trans Texas Corridor!!!

Read the June 9, 2005 testimony, or more correctly, the undoing of America propaganda, of Dr. Robert A. Pastor, vice president of international affairs, professor, and director of the Center for North American Studies, American University before a hearing of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Notice the key phases in red bold added

“There was a moment early in the Fox and Bush administrations when North American leaders appeared to grasp the essence of such a vision. In February 2001, Fox and Bush jointly endorsed the Guanajuato Proposal, which read, “After consultation with our Canadian partners, we will strive to consolidate a North American economic community whose benefits reach the lesser-developed areas of the region and extend to the most vulnerable social groups in our countries. . . .”

Defining a North American Community
North Americans are ready for a new relationship. Studies over the past 20 years have shown a convergence of values, on personal and family issues as well as on public policy. An October 2003 poll taken in all three countries by Ekos, a Canadian firm, found that a clear majority believes that a North American economic union will be established in the next ten years. The same survey found an overwhelming majority in favor of more integrated North American policies on the environment, transportation, and defense and a more modest majority in favor of common energy and banking policies. And 75 percent of people in the United States and Canada, and two-thirds of Mexicans, support the development of a North American security perimeter. The U.S., Mexican, and Canadian governments remain zealous defenders of an outdated conception of sovereignty even though their citizens are ready for a new approach. Each nation’s leadership has stressed differences rather than common interests. North America needs leaders who can articulate and pursue a broader vision.

I hope this Committee will pursue the North American agenda beyond the travel initiative considered here. On June 23rd, the three leaders promised to publish a report with specific recommendations on how to deepen North American integration. These should be reviewed together with Senator Richard Lugar’s far-sighted bill for a “North American Cooperative Security Act” and Senator Cornyn’s “North American Investment Fund.” The time has come for us to define a true North American Community. Our security and prosperity depend on it. . .”

To read the rest of the testimony, go to The Council on Foreign Relations
http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:8Rjcb86XX58J:www.cfr.org/publication/8173/north_american_community_approach_to_security.html+%22North+American+Cooperative+Security+Act%22&hl=en

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The North American Security Cooperative Act: A Bill to End U.S. Sovereignty

“The North American Security Cooperative Act is touted as a bill to protect the American public from terrorists by creating the North American Union. The North American Union consists of three countries, U.S., Canada, and Mexico, with open borders, something that is proposed to be in effect by 2010. Thus, it would ensure the fulfillment of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America.

See: http://www.spp.gov/spp/factsheet.asp?dName=fact_sheets

"This is sheep's clothing billed as for the good of security and the economies, but it truly means the end of America and U.S. sovereignty. Many things tie together - the passage of NAFTA, CAFTA, the forthcoming FTAA (Free Trade Areas of the Americas), which we must oppose, Task Force Report #53 (Building a North American Community), FDA - already making plans to harmonize with Canada and Mexico via the Trilateral Cooperation Charter. The completion of the Interstate 69 Corridor (Trans Texas Corridor), which the Texas State Legislature voted for and passed in June 2003, H.R. 3585. This huge highway project, with sections already completed, will run through the United States from its southern border of Mexico through to the northern border of Canada, and will be the icing on the cake for those who want to dissolve the American way of life. http://www.i69info.com/state.htmlWe must lobby Congress to prevent losing America as we know it and the rights for freedom that our forefathers struggled so hard to retain. . .”

Source: staff reports - Free-Market News Networkhttp://www.freemarketnews.com/WorldNews.asp?nid=5920

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Independent Gubernatorial Candidate, Carol Strayhorn, Speaks Out Against the Trans Texas Corridor

According to Texas Comptroller and announced independent candidate for governor, Carole Keeton Strayhorn, “The people of Texas recognize Gov. Perry’s Trans Texas Catastrophe as the largest land grab in Texas history . . . Gov. Perry and his highway henchmen want to secretly cram toll roads down the people’s throats, which is why they don’t want these documents made public. Withholding the financial and development details of the largest land grab in history is unconscionable.”
Source: http://www.carolestrayhorn.com/

“Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn and Chris Bell joined the Texas Toll Party for a rally at Ancira Jeep Saturday morning. Strayhorn used the rally as a chance take shots at her Republican competitor, Governor Rick Perry. . .”

“They're saying no to Rick Perry and his highway henchmen,” says Strayhorn. “[Perry] says you have a choice: slow roads, no roads, or toll roads. Well, hogwash to that! We can have an efficient transportation system.”
“Strayhorn says contracts on toll roads are being kept secret and should be made public.”

Source: http://www.woai.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=46B66410-8A25-424E-80B1-2AC849D933F7


Read “Sixteen Reasons Why All Texans Should Oppose Governor Perry’s Trans Texas Corridor”
http://sandflat.blogspot.com/2006/01/sixteen-reasons-why-all-texans-should.html

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Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Chris Bell Speaks Out
Against the Trans Texas Corridor

“As a former Agriculture Commissioner and a rancher himself, you'd think that Rick Perry could be counted on to protect the interests of rural Texas. But when the big-money lobbyists and corporate insiders asked Perry to line up against ranchers and farmers in support of the biggest land-grab in recent history, Perry didn't hesitate.

Perry's Trans-Texas Corridor would force farmers and ranchers to give up huge chunks of land to the state to support a toll road system that has been a case study in cronyism, insider dealings, and conflicts of interest. It's no surprise that the Texas Farm Bureau has voiced loud opposition to Perry’s plan, but they are hardly alone. Citizen groups are springing up all around the state to stop Rick Perry, helping to give a voice to the New Mainstream Texans who don't want to give up their farms or ranches to support a multi-billion dollar Austin boondoggle. . .”

Read the rest of the article for Chris Bell’s site at
http://www.chrisbell.com/issues

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Gubernatorial Race: In the Running

Political pundits are saying that the governor's race may be the most important vote we Texans will cast in any election in recent history. Check out the issues on their web sites.

(D)Chris Bell http://www.chrisbell.com/issues
(D)Bob Gammage http://www.gammageforgovernor.com/node
(D) Rashad Jafer http://rashadforgovernor.com/
(I) Kinky Friedman http://www.kinkyfriedman.com/
(I)Carole Strayhorn http://www.carolestrayhorn.com/
(R)Rick Perry http://www.rickperry.org/

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Register to Vote Now!!!

March 7 Party Primaries, General Election in November

Download this voter registration application in Adobe
http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/vr17.pdf

Or request that an application be sent to you at
http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/reqvr.shtml

Mail application to:
Wise County Tax Assessor-Collector
Monte S. Shaw
404 W. Walnut St.
Decatur, TX 76234

Tel: (940) 627-3523Fax: (940) 627-7237

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The Stakes Couldn’t Be Higher!!!

According to the Austin Chronicle, “the stakes couldn't be higher” in this year’s elections. Here are the main issues: “There is widely held frustration over school finance, dissension in the GOP ranks, the toll road debate, ongoing efforts to blur church and state, and the prospect of a thoroughly entertaining governor's race.”
http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/2006-01-20/pols_feature3.html

At Stake in Our County Commissioner’s Race

I have to agree with Vic Czerniak, a candidate for County Commissioner, Precinct 2 . We have to start voting for the candidate and the issues and not just vote a straight party ticket!

Last Saturday I had an opportunity to meet Vic and to discuss some of our concerns. Here we are, the precinct with the most roads in the county, and all we have to show for it is a massive failure to maintain our roads. Imagine what it will be like when North Star Pointe is built out and we have several hundred more folks driving our dangerous roads???

We need to clean up the Commissioner’s Court, control spending and waste, find some management direction, and see that the Commissioner’s Court does not continue to violate the Open Meetings Act.

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Another Opportunity to Meet the Candidate

Vic Czerniak is running for County Commissioner, Precinct 2. If you didn’t get a chance to meet Vic last Saturday at the Sandflat Fire Hall, you can have another opportunity to chat with him this coming Saturday the 28th at Ma and Pa’s, 100 W. Franklin, Alvord, Tx. (Ma and Pa's is on Business 287 at the caution light in Alvord). Meet Vic there from noon to 2:00PM.

Here are the programs Vic would like to implement:
    Establish a Salary Review Board to control and stop outrageous salary and “auto allowances” increases.
    Unify County Road and Bridge Assets
      Long Range Planning Committee to get SERIOUS about Wise County water issues
      Oil and Gas drilling and environmental issues related to water issues
      Planning and Zoning changes to stiulate county growth
      Create a genuine Tax Appraisal Board with impartial and unbiased members

      FIRE RELIEF FUND DONATION DEADLINE – Monday at 5 p.m. is the deadline for donations to the Wise County Fire Relief Fund silent auction and raffle. The event, honoring all Wise County volunteer firefighters, is set for Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Decatur Civic Center. Items for the silent auction and raffle should be taken to the Decatur Chamber of Commerce office or the Wise County Extension office. Extension Agent Gary Clayton said that more than 500 persons are expected for the free barbecue dinner. Each fire department in the county has been invited to bring one truck for a display on the Civic Center east parking lot. As many as four helicopter ambulances are also expected to be on display at the event.”

      Source: http://www.wcmessenger.com/update/index.shtml


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        The Precinct 2 Race (That’s Us)

        Democratic Ballot
        County Commissioner, V.J. “Vic” Czerniak of Alvord
        County Commissioner, Derek G. Wells of Chico
        Justice of the Peace, Kam Swaim of Chico

        Republican Ballot
        County Commissioner, Kevin Burns of Decatur
        Justice of the Peace, Terry Lynn Johnson

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