Exporting American Jobs|
By John F. McManus
Source: The New American, September 21, 1992
the midst of a recession with ten million Americans out of work, George
Bush announced on August 12th the signing of the North American Free
Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by the United States, Canada, and Mexico. If
passed by Congress, the agreement will make it far easier for American
jobs to be sent to Mexico.
Columnists, analysts, and
politicians have been practically unanimous in supporting the move,
which they admit contains both "pluses and minuses." Business leaders
approve of the measure, while organized labor fears that American jobs
will be lost.
Nowhere, sad to say, do any of the mass media's
experts even hint that NAFTA amounts to another step toward George
Bush's "new world order." The chief principle being ignored here is
that economic union precedes political union. And the treaty is a giant
step toward an economic union of all North America.
North American Free Trade Agreement in reality has little to do with
free trade and a great deal to do with economic consolidation and
eventual political union. Legitimate free trade is accomplished in the
virtual absence of government. Anyone who thinks that NAFTA will lead
to fewer bureaucrats interfering with the free flow of goods doesn't
understand the real motivation behind those who want a global "new
If George Bush really wanted free trade, he
would abolish our farm programs and subsidies, cancel regulations
issued by the federal bureaucracy, work to have Congress repeal laws
mandating an array of costly demands on American producers, and even
put an end to foreign aid. American businesses that face the
regulations, controls, and taxes not faced by other nations (Mexico,
for instance) are at a terrible disadvantage.
Instead, our own
leaders have made any move toward bona fide free trade a one-way street
-- away from America. With the cost of doing business here
significantly higher than in Mexico and in virtually all of Latin
America, this result is predictable. Even before NAFTA, manufacturing
enterprises had been moving out of America -- most notably to the Far
East. With nearby Mexico about to be opened up, the pace of relocating
businesses south of the border -- already considerable -- should
Watch now for labor union moguls and
others to start demanding that America's socialistic regulations be
established in Mexico. They mean to make trade's "playing field" more
level -- at the expense of freedom for everyone.
President Jimmy Carter has his own plan for using NAFTA to increase
government power. Noting that the pact will favor some American
industries and hurt others, he proposes that Congress and the
Administration "devise ways to transfer some of the gains of free trade
to those who lose." And he and others still insist that this agreement
should carry the label "free."
The Real Goal
his 1979 book With No Apologies, Barry Goldwater condemned the
Trilateral Commission and other "world planners" for turning their
backs on the independence of the United States of America: "What the
Trilateralists truly intend is the creation of a worldwide economic
power superior to the political power of the nation/states involved
.... As managers and creators of this system, they will rule the
Exactly! The pattern he mentioned has already
unfolded in Western Europe, where formerly sovereign nations have given
away their economic independence to the supposed free trade arrangement
known as the European Community (EC). Lately, the peoples of Western
Europe have begun to discover that unelected bureaucrats in Brussels
have authority to permit or deny virtually every move made by business
and industry, even to close firms down if there are "too many in the
Brussels decides who can produce what, which companies
get subsidies and lucrative contracts, and which products may move from
country to country within the EC. Next, there will be a common
currency, a central bank, and then taxing authority. Wealth
redistribution within the EC has already begun.
the EC's powers has been building, starting with Denmark's thumbs down
in a recent referendum. France will hold its own referendum on
September 20th, and EC leaders and partisans are very worried about the
possible rejection of their plans by the voters of this key nation. If
the American people want to know what NAFTA will mean for us, they need
look no further than Europe.
The "new world order" means
economic and political control. Economic control is socialism
(taxation, regulations, controls, and bureaucracy). Political control
on a world scale is world government -- à la the United Nations, which
has recently been given a huge boost by Mr. Bush, NAFTA's promoter.
Goldwater hit the nail on the head with his assessment of the real goal
of the Trilateral Commission. Trilateralists, including former member
George Bush and current member Bill Clinton, really do want to "rule
the future." NAFTA will help them. Congress can still vote no on NAFTA.
It certainly should.