Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Documents reveal 'shadow government'

at WorldNetDaily

About 1,000 documents obtained in a Freedom of Information Act request to the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America show the White House is engaging in collaborative relations with Mexico and Canada outside the U.S. Constitution, says WND columnist and author Jerome Corsi.
"The documents give clear evidence that the Bush administration has created a 'shadow government,'" Corsi said.
The documents can be viewed here, on a special website set up by the Minuteman Project.
Bureaucrats from agencies throughout the Bush administration are meeting regularly with their counterpart bureaucrats in the Canadian and Mexican governments to engage in a broad rewriting of U.S. administrative law and regulations into a new trilateral North American configuration, Corsi contends.

"We have hundreds of pages of e-mails from U.S. executive branch administrators who are copying the e-mail to somewhere between 25 to 100 people, a third of whom are in the U.S. bureaucracy, a third of whom are in the Mexican bureaucracy and a third of whom are in the Canadian bureaucracy," said Corsi.
"They are sharing their laws and regulations so we can 'harmonize' and 'integrate' our laws into a North American structure, not a USA structure."
Corsi claims the process is well along the way.
"This is totally outside the U.S. Constitution, virtually an executive branch coup d'etat," he said. "SPP is creating new trilateral memoranda of understanding and mutual agreements which should be submitted to Senate for two-thirds votes as international treaties."
Corsi said the documentation he received is missing key pieces.
"We received very few actual agreements, though many are referenced," he said. "Many of the work plans described lack the work products which the groups say they produced."

2 comments:

Friend said...

While Mr. Corsi may not be in favor of the executive branch's actions mentioned in this article, it appears those actions are far from "unconstitutional", as he claims. Congress, as it may, has given away many of its treaty approval powers to the executive branch in a series of trade-related acts dating back to 1890. See http://www.law.cornell.edu/anncon/search/display.html?terms=international%20trade&url=/anncon/html/art2frag21_user.html. In my view, authors who cry "unconstitional" without presenting some rational, legal basis for the claim come off as alarmist and lose credibility.

Jeff said...

Perhaps he would be better served stating unconstitutional as to original intent. Probably not a great idea to have these powers centered all in the executive branch. Congress since WWII has also ceded their war powers.

Bigger points here though are the shadow government which is ignored and unknown to many, which of course ties into our responsibility as citizens regarding vigilance and a healthy reminder of absolute power and its ability to corrupt (taken in many ways but here in particular the ceding of power to Executive). Forget how author "comes off" (I tend to agree), but maybe he has valid and correct points that should lead to further study for reader.