Transatlantic Common Market: Another Threat to Our Sovereignty

Apparently the North American Union is not the only thing we have to look forward to.  While it gets more press, mostly because opponents are simply shouting the warning that it is coming ala Paul Revere!  What you aren’t hearing about is the Transatlantic Common Market which is also in the works thanks to President Bush and others.

 

Since the early 1990s, the Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN) has been working quietly on plans to merge the United States with Europe.  The TPNhas moved quickly to gain the agreement of leaders on both sides of the ocean that further integration is not only necessary, but desirable. Now, the organization is much closer to achieving its goals than anyone would suspect.

 

In February 2007, TPN published a white paper entitled, Completing the Transatlantic Market. In that paper, the organization summarized its goals. The executive summary states:

It is time for a complementary, top down approach to transatlantic cooperation through a joint commitment by the European Union and the United States to a roadmap for achieving a Transatlantic Market by 2015 and creation of an overarching framework for dialogue and action to achieve that goal.

 

The “top down approach” is similar to the plan for the North American Union in that executive level leaders will impose the plan on the country and its citizens.

 

How is the creation of a Transatlantic Common Market a threat to our sovereignty?  If you use the European Union as an example, this is but one step away from actual political integration.

 

Still a skeptic?  In 2004 and again in 2005, the EU parliament passed resolutions “in which the concept of completing the transatlantic market by 2015 is supported.”  On October 2, 2003, HR390 was introduced in the House of Representatives and was passed on November 5th.  This resolution states in part:

“United States and the European community are aware of their shared responsibility, not only to further transatlantic security, but to address other common interests such as environmental protection, poverty reduction, combating international crime and promoting human rights, and to work together to meet those transnational challenges which affect the well-being of all.”

 

A key step in advancing this goal was the creation of the Transatlantic Economic Council by the U.S. and the EU through an agreementsigned by President Bush, German Chancellor Angela Merkel – the current president of the European Council – and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso at a White House summit meeting last April.

 

Reportedly several U.S. government agencies are already at work integrating and harmonizing administrative rules and regulations with their EU counterparts.  These include: The Office of Management and Budget, the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

The TPN is being supported by at least 6 U.S. Senators and 49 Congressmen. 

 

Among businesses involved on both sides of the Atlantic you will find the likes of such influential companies as Boeing, BASF, Microsoft, Coca Cola, IBM, Time Warner, Walt Disney, Wal-Mart, Xerox, Merck, Nestle, UPS and a host of others. The inclusion of media titans Time Warner (owner of CNN) and Disney (owner of ABC News) might explain why we haven’t heard much about this plan.

 

Remember, this is going to be created by executive decree by 2015 and is progressing quietly but effectively.  We won’t have a say in the matter at that point. 

 

One question you might ask is, will we be using Ameros instead of dollars by then?

 

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3 thoughts on “Transatlantic Common Market: Another Threat to Our Sovereignty

  1. Transatlantic Common Market…

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Budapest, November 1944: Another German train has loaded its cargo of Jews bound for Auschwitz. A young Swedish diplomat pushes past the SS guard and scrambles onto the roof of a cattle car….

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