As Canadians undergoing an assimilation process by stealth into the US economic and political sphere under the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America [SPP], we should examine closely the implications of a collapse of the US economy and empire. We should indeed heed the warnings emanating from the US Comptroller General in the Aug 14th Financial Times which noted:
“The US government is on a `burning platform´ of unsustainable policies and practices with fiscal deficits, chronic healthcare under funding, immigration and overseas military commitments threatening a crisis if action is not taken soon, the country´s top government inspector, David Walker, comptroller general of the US, has warned.
Drawing parallels with the end of the Roman empire, Mr. Walker warned there were “striking similarities” between America´s current situation and the factors that brought down Rome, including “declining moral values and political civility at home, an over-confident and over-extended military in foreign lands and fiscal irresponsibility by the central government”.
Amongst the myriad reasons why Canadians should oppose and Canada should extricate itself from the machinations of the SPP North American Partnership is the fact that we are crawling in bed with an elephant. In the past the ties between our countries, even back beyond free trade days, have been recognized as the little country sleeping next to an elephant and affected by everything it does economically and politically. .Indeed it was former Prime Minister, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, in pre-NAFTA days, who remarked that Canada´s relationship with the United States is like that of “a mouse in bed with an elephant…no matter how friendly…one is affected by every twitch and grunt.”
Now, under the rapid advances of the SPP, we are in bed with an elephant in the throes of terminal illness and we face grave dangers of being squashed in the process unless we can slip out from under the covers and retreat to some semblance of national sovereignty over our trade, economic and security policies.
Bruce Campbell of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives stated a couple of years ago, in an address entitled ‘the Faustian Bargain’ that we still have some wiggle room left in terms of sovereign policy making but it is fast disappearing.
As the leaders of the SPP gather in Montebello Quebec next week -to further this deep integration agenda consider coming to Ottawa to let them know what you think about their clandestine plans which John Foster from Common Frontiers has called a ‘coup d’etat by stealth’.
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 Check out the overall planned forums and family friendly rallies
 Consider attending the Public forum on the SPP at Ottawa
University. Organized by the Council of Canadians, Common Frontiers, and other groups Aug 19 7-4:00
 Consider attending the Green Party Counter Summit – Aug 20th 9-3:00 at St Paul University http://www.greenparty.ca/
 Consider attending the NDP Public Forum Aug 20th 7:00 p.m at the Bronson Centre http://www.pauldewar.ca/en/events/index.htm
 and check out the Council of Canadian sponsored National Day of Action to Oppose the Security and Prosperity Partnership on Monday August 20