NAFTA HIGHWAY LIES FROM NEWSWEEK

The latest edition of Newsweek magazine has an article written by a Gretel C. Kovach entitled Highway to Hell. Her main point in the article being that Ron Paul is fomenting paranoia and untrue conspiracies regarding the Nafta Superhighway.

If one ever needed a more blatant example of how the mainstream media doesnt just distort the truth, but outright lies about it, this is it, so I have decided to write about it including referencing government websites explicity talking about it.

Here are a few paragraphs of what she has said.  Below is the link to her blatant lies.

http://www.newsweek.com/id/73372

Ron Paul wants you to be scared. There’s a conspiracy in the land—what he calls a “conspiracy of ideas”—to give up America’s sovereignty. It’s a shadowy scheme that begins with the NAFTA “superhighway,” a road as wide as several football fields that will link Mexico, the United States and Canada. “They don’t talk about it and they might not admit it,” Paul said at the CNN-YouTube presidential debate last week. He didn’t say exactly who “they” are, but perhaps one can guess. “They’re planning on [taking] millions of acres … by eminent domain,” warned the prickly libertarian. But elected government officials aren’t acting alone. There’s “an unholy alliance of foreign consortiums and officials from several governments” pushing the idea, Paul wrote in October 2006. “The ultimate goal is not simply a superhighway, but an integrated North American Union—complete with a currency, a cross-national bureaucracy, and virtually borderless travel within the Union.”

Only it’s not true.”

I through my studies already knew that she was blatantly lying decided to do a bit of investigation about her claims. I needed to go no further than google. I did a quick search with the following query, which you can too. Here is what to put into Google. site:.gov “nafta highway”.

What this search query does is search all of the government websites both federal and state with that particular phrase “nafta highway”. The search returned 127 results. Below are just a few sentences from these official government websites discussing the highway with the urls included.

http://cswgcin.nbii.gov/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=633&&PageID=1965&mode=2&in_hi_userid=2&cached=true

Federal legislation in 1991 calls for a Canada-to-Mexico “NAFTA Highway” and designated it as a “high priority corridor.

The southern most portion of the proposed NAFTA Highway (I-69) will cross approximately 1,000 miles of Texas from the Mexican border to the northeastern part of the state.

http://www.dot.gov/affairs/1999/6399sp.htm

These corridors tie into connecting routes across borders. In January 1997, President Zedillo inaugurated a “NAFTA highway” to boost trade between Mexico and the U.S. In June 1997, the President dedicated 62 miles of the highway, a stretch running through the state of San Luis Potosi about halfway between Mexico City and Laredo.

President Zedillo announced that the Mexican government would spend another $38 million to complete this NAFTA highway. Today, that new road carries about half the cargo running between the U.S. and Mexico.

http://www.tfhrc.gov/pubrds/winter97/p97wi61.htm

The North American Super Highway Coalition, formerly known as the I-35 Corridor Coalition, has mounted an effort to designate I-35 as “the NAFTA highway.” The coalition is composed of states and provinces and cities from Mexico, Canada, and the United States. Its goals are to persuade these nations to create a continental transportation policy that mirrors the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) trade policies and to persuade Congress to establish a separate fund to maintain and improve I-35 and its feeder highways. A coalition priority is to run fiber-optic cable along I-35 to track cargo. This would allow ports of entry to be established away from the border, and the “inland ports” would expedite the movement of cargo and traffic between Mexico and Canada.

http://ntlsearch.bts.gov/tris/record/tris/00947824.html

INDIANA GOV SELECTS ROUTE FOR NAFTA HIGHWAY

Interstate 69, or the NAFTA highway, is a congressionally approved transportation project to

facilitate trade among the United State, Canada, and Mexico

From the Whitehouse website folks

http://www.whitehouseDOTgov/news/releases/2002/08/20020813-8.html

A second element that you mentioned is very important and, you know, it’s been part of the U.S. response after NAFTA, is to create the infrastructure. You’ve got the NAFTA highway here in Texas.

 

facilitate trade among the United State, Canada, and Mexico

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I just want to thank Ms. Kovach for showing her true colors, for all the world to see. Incidentally if you go to the article on Newsweeks’s website, the comments that people have made are amazing, proving once and for all just how these snakes in the grass blatantly like if they cannot prove their point rationally or with reasoned debate. Thanks Greta!

Please enjoy the photograph as it was  taken from an official government websites!

What Greta conveniently left out in this hit piece on Mr. Paul was the fact that the TEXDOT, Texas Department of Transportation called the Trans-Texas Corridor the NAFTA HIGHWAY officially,  itself until people started waking up.

Thanks for showing all of us your true Colors Greta!

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