A North America Union said by some to be in the making has the potential to pose great dangers to human life and the family, says the author of a new book on the possible merger of Canada, the United States and Mexico.

“Almost certainly, there will be an attack on the family,” says Dr. Jerome Corsi. “They’re going to side with the various sexual lobbies that want any comment on homosexuals defined as hate speech, teachings of a variety of human sexual behaviour, even in Kindergarten, downplaying any religion at all – certainly no mention of Jesus Christ anywhere. Our First Amendment speech rights (in the U.S.) will, I think, be very quickly compromised.”

Corsi’s book, The Late, Great U.S.A. – The Coming Merger With Mexico and Canada, details his research into plans for a North American Union – plans he says are unfolding in a stealth manner, step-by-step, with its proponents all along denying what they are doing and using benign terms such as “Security and Prosperity Partnership” to cloak their advances.

In an interview with The Interim, Corsi said he first became interested in the subject when he saw how the Bush administration was maintaining “wide-open” borders with Mexico and Canada despite its “war on terror.” He then came upon the Security and Prosperity Partnership, which has no law or treaty behind it and has never been ratified by the legislatures of Canada, the U.S. or Mexico.

“We’ve got some 20 working groups of tri-lateral bureaucrats … meeting behind closed doors in setting new North American policies which largely open the borders,” said Corsi. “Steps were being taken where the de facto result was going to end up the merger of the United States with Mexico and Canada.”

In watching the plans unfold, Corsi likened them to the pattern followed in the evolution of the European Union, which began with trade agreements and progressed into regional governments and then a common currency. “The intellectual elite following that model in the United States, and the multi-national corporations, argue that our next stage after the SPP is to become a North American community – almost the same words used in Europe. They’ve already named our regional currency the ‘Amero.’”

One of the key planks solidifying this North American community is said to be a “NAFTA Superhighway,” which Corsi explains will be a 10-lane, 400 metre-wide road from the Mexican port of Lazaro Cardenas up to and across the U.S. border, all the way to Canada.

Participants in, and advocates of, the Security and Prosperity Partnership deny virtually all the predictions associated with North American Union. The website for the Security and Prosperity Partnership (www.spp.gov), meanwhile, contains a page of “myths and facts” about the initiative, wherein readers are told it does not change courts or legislative processes and respects the sovereignty of the United States, Mexico, and Canada. “The SPP in no way, shape or form considers the creation of a European Union-like structure or a common currency,” it adds. As well, “The U.S. government is not planning a NAFTA Super Highway. The U.S. government does not have the authority to designate any highway as a NAFTA Super Highway, nor has it sought such authority, nor is it planning to seek such authority.”

But Corsi suggests such denials are consistent with the incremental nature of the process, by which everything is done “wink-wink, nod-nod, special handshake … don’t take it to Congress and call anyone who asks a question a conspiracy theorist and laugh at them.”

“The plan is to bring in millions of containers to North America from China as we abandon manufacturing in favour of these free-trade agreements that are bogus and falsely sold as free trade,” Corsi told The Interim. “They’re one-sided agreements that benefit only China and the multi-national corporations that relocate in China or have subsidiaries in China to utilize the slave and near-slave labour in China to produce these generally defective goods shipped back to the United States.”

Corsi predicts that, despite any denials, a North American Union will follow the E.U. route – over time, individual countries will become subservient, with very little power and control. Instead, power and control will gravitate to the top, where nameless, unelected bureaucrats will rule the roost.

Corsi also foresees a grab at Canada’s natural resources, including its fresh water, oil, natural gas, minerals and timber, without the people of Canada getting very much for them. “People, including educated people, are going to lose real jobs and real wages to these schemes, which will be sold to people as if this is what a global economy entails … This is no way anyone wants to live and it will be contrary to a long history in Canada and the United States of transparent government.”