Because this represents yet another step in what seems to be progress towards a full North American Union, several commentaries suggested that such agreements will further compromise the nation's sovereignty More Steps Towards a NAU?.
Thanks to Alice, who sent this article, we see yet another commentary on this situation. There seems to be more to this story than originally thought:
North American Union Advances with New Declaration
Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper quietly have taken a major step toward erasing the border between the two nations with a new "Beyond the Border" bilateral declaration.
In a ceremony designed to remain below the radar of national public opinion, Obama and Harper bypassed Congress to sign on the basis of their executive authority a declaration that put in place a new national security vision defined not by U.S. national borders, but by a continental view of a "North American perimeter."
By signing the declaration, the Obama administration has implemented without congressional approval a key initiative President Bush began under the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, moving the United States and Canada beyond the North American Free Trade Agreement, commonly known as NAFTA, toward a developing North American Union regional government.
As stated before - if one observed the progressive nature of the EU, and its vast array of treaties which took place over decades before their version of a constitution was signed (the Lisbon Treaty) - we are seeing a similar pattern emerge with a growing number of "treaties" between the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
The decision to declare a continental perimeter for the United States and Canada, designed to effectively combine the two nations in mutual national security and economic efforts, affirms the Obama administration's intent to implement the key objectives of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North American in a way that avoids the type of public scrutiny and criticism that dogged President George W. Bush after he openly declared his plans with the SPP.
The Obama and Harper administrations' use of a low-key methodology to pursue continental political integration was further confirmed last week in Canada by the Toronto Star.
The paper disclosed a 14-page confidential public relations document circulated within the Canadian government that recommended the talks between Obama and Harper keep "a low profile" in the months leading to last Friday's signing of the bilateral declaration.
I keep trying to make this post brief, but there is just so much interesting information in this article, its hard to resist adding these quotes. The article continues:
WND has reported since 2006 that a blueprint published in 2005 by the Council on Foreign Relations titled "Building a North America Community" called for the establishment of a common security perimeter around North America by 2010 to facilitate the free movement of people, trade and capital between the three nations of North America.
American University's Robert Pastor, co-chair of the CRF blue ribbon committee that authored "Building a North American Community," wrote in 2001 the book "Toward a North American Community."
He called for creation of a North American Commission, a North American Parliament and a North American Court on Trade and Investment.
The language of the "Beyond the Border Declaration" easily could have been taken almost verbatim from the CFR report or Pastor's book.
So, the CFR is involved. That isn't surprising, in fact its entirely predictable.
The 2005 CFR report "Building a North American Community," called on page xvii of the foreword for the "establishment by 2010 of a North American economic and security perimeter, the boundaries of which would be defined by a common external tariff and an outer security perimeter."
There is much more in this article and it is well worth reading. In closing:
The concern under the SPP has been that the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, could be evolved into a regional government, the North American Union, with a regional currency, the amero, designed to replace the U.S. dollar, the Mexican peso and the Canadian dollar.
WND repeatedly had reported that the North American integration plan likely would proceed incrementally under the Obama administration, largely below the radar,
WND also reported that the U.S. State Department is moving to expand the definition of a "North American perimeter" to define a continental border around the United States that would include Mexico as well as Canada.
The relevant document with Mexico is a March 23 State Department memo titled "United States-Mexico Partnership: A New Border Vision." That document appears to be a companion document to the "Beyond the Border" declaration signed by Obama with Harper on Feb. 4.
As stated before, this is interesting to a prophecy watcher, because one has to at least consider the possibility that the biblical "10 kings" will indeed consist of 10 world unions, with the NAU representing one of these world unions. Presumably, each union would have a President (or similar title, aka "king").
Additionally, if there is going to be a collapse of the dollar as some predict, would a NAU along with a new currency somehow serve as the solution?
The parallels we are seeing here as compared to the EU's development, prior to the signing of the Lisbon Treaty are obvious. A NAU may never happen, but it certainly could and the increasing treaties between the North American nations seems to be moving in that direction.
If a North American Union ever becomes a reality, then the continual formation and progress of the other nine world unions would really get interesting to watch - just one more evolving story to add to that growing list of stories to follow.