LIES OF OMISSION - OUR SOUTHERN BORDERS
September 14, 2008
As a veteran, I have sworn an oath to protect and defend the constitution of the United States of America from all enemies both foreign and domestic. Though I no longer serve my nation, in her defense militarily, that oath still rings true in my heart. It is therefore my obligation to inform fellow citizens of governmental activities which I firmly believe threaten the sovereignty of our nation.
The American citizen has a right to know about bureaucratic systems which drain our national treasure without our informed knowledge or consent. We must understand the implications of such a system if we are to protect our nation, families, homes and freedoms. Knowledge is power and in order to effect change, we must be informed and willing to learn the truth, even when that truth is difficult to accept.
I believe, for our government to fund activities without fully informing the taxpaying public and ensuring our understanding and approval is a lie of omission, as is allowing our citizens to remain unaware of national treasure being directed, not for the use and aid of our citizens, but to further an unconstitutional agenda; one whose aspirations, I believe, promote the dissolution of our borders and our survival as a sovereign nation.
The following information is not hidden but you must be aware in order to seek out answers. I am bringing this to your attention, in the hopes that you will take pro-active steps to end the dangerous course on which our nation now embarks.
our government officials tried in earnest to make sure we were aware
of these extensive, enormously costly projects? Why did our congress
and our president draft and sign legislation to build a border fence
along our southern border, if they knew, full well, they were funding
the buildup of infrastructure and communities there?
Is it then safe to assume that the long awaited, slowly built, much maligned border fence is nothing more than a pacifier to quell the outrage of a fed up public?
Did you willingly vote for representatives who you knew would approve funding to federal agencies that were allocating funds for the buildup of infrastructure on the USA/Mexico border?
Our founders warned us of foreign entanglements and for good reason.
farewell address of George Washington on September 17, 1796.
[As avenues to foreign influence in innumerable ways, such attachments are particularly alarming to the truly enlightened and independent Patriot. How many opportunities do they afford to tamper with domestic factions, to practice the arts of seduction, to mislead public opinion, to influence or awe the Public Councils! Such an attachment of a small or weak, towards a great and powerful nation, dooms the former to be the satellite of the latter.
Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence (I conjure you to believe me, fellow-citizens,) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove, that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of Republican Government. The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connexion as possible.]
Having pondered these wise words, learn how the exact opposite is being carried out without our understanding or approval.
THE BORDER ENVIRONMENT COOPERATION COMMISSION (COCEF):
A CASE OF INTERNATIONAL FEDERALISM
By Jorge A. Bustamante
Published by the Inter American Bank
[As globalism has spread, so federalism has come to involve groups of players with an increasing number of members and greater organizational complexity. This process has crossed the micro-dimensional level of a relationship between communities that had certain autonomy and has begun to include a macro dimension with independent nations surrendering part of their sovereignty by allowing multinational organizations to represent their interests.]
Here are a few of the government organizations that I believe are working to betray the sovereignty of our great nation.
NORTH AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
[Certification and approval of US$16.56 million in funding for water and wastewater improvements to benefit 93,000 residents in the municipality of Bravo, Tamaulipas
NADB funding will cover approximately 56 percent of the total cost of the project and consists of a US$3.8 million loan, as well as a US$12.76 million grant from its Border Environment Infrastructure Fund (BEIF), which is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
On both sides of the border, BECC has certified 138 environmental infrastructure projects that are estimated to cost US$2.95 million to build and will benefit approximately 12 million residents. NADB is providing a total of US$975 million in loans and grants to partially finance 119 of those projects.]
[San Antonio, Texas – The North American Development Bank (NADB) is providing an US$18.95 million loan to the local water utility in Mexicali, Baja California—Comisión Estatal de Servicios Públicos de Mexicali (CESPM)—for the construction of the Mexicali IV wastewater collection system to serve more than 26,000 residents in nine subdivisions on the east side of the city.
The total cost of the project is estimated at US$46.96 million, and NADB is financing approximately 38 percent of the cost with a 15-year, market-rate loan.
To date, NADB has helped fund 118 environmental infrastructure projects throughout the U.S.-Mexico border region with a total of $958.5 million in loans and grants.]
Just how are these programs being funded?
CAPITALIZATION OF THE NADB
[The total authorized capital of NADB is $3 billion with equal commitments from the United States and Mexico. Each country has authorized the subscription of 150,000 shares of the bank’s capital stock with a par value of $10,000 per share. Fifteen percent of the authorized capital is in the form of paid-in capital to be provided in scheduled installments as agreed by the two governments, and the remaining 85 percent is in the form of callable capital.]
And what has this NADB been doing while we were dutifully paying our taxes, mortgages and trying to clothe and feed our children? Here are a few examples of their good works with their sister organization, the BECC.
Secretary of Treasury Henry Paulson and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice are Board Members of the BECC.
Below is a joint statement that will give you a pretty good idea why your local streets are riddled with potholes and your bridges and levees are crumbling with decay. Our government complains it doesn’t have the funds to repair our infrastructure. In fact, foreign entities are being sought out to build and maintain our taxpayer funded roads with decades long leases by charging our citizens tolls. Our representatives certainly found a way to build infrastructure on the border. I guess that speaks volumes about their priorities.
BECC AND NADB JOINT STATUS REPORT
• More than US$34.43 million has been allocated by BECC’s Technical Assistance Program to aid in the development of 260 environmental infrastructure projects related to water, sewage, and municipal waste in 144 communities on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.
• Through its technical assistance programs, the NADB has authorized US$22.59 million in grant funding to carry out 225 institutional strengthening and project development studies for 103 border communities.
• To date, the BECC has certified 137 environmental infrastructure projects which will cost an estimated US$2.92 billion to build.
• Of the projects certified, 75 are located in the United States and 62 in Mexico.
• To date, NADB has contracted a total of US$808 million in loans and/or grant resources to support 108 of those projects, with approximately 44% going to projects in the U.S. and 56% to projects in Mexico]
[Budgeted by Environmental Protection Agency State and Tribal Assistance Grants: Healthy Community and Ecosystems1
As of Fiscal Year (FY) 2006, the PDAP and BEIF have received approximately $613 million from the US-Mexico Border Program. These critical resources have accomplished a significant human health and environmental impact in and beyond the border region.]
This bureaucratic nightmare is enormous and deeply embedded in much of our appropriations legislation. Below are a few of the more egregious examples of the misappropriations of our national wealth.
[The North American Development Bank (NADB) established the Border Environment Infrastructure Fund (BEIF) to administer grant resources provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help finance the construction of water and wastewater projects in the U.S.-Mexico border region.]
[The North American Development Bank (NADB) was established by the governments of the United States and Mexico in a joint effort to provide a cleaner and healthier environment along the two countries’ shared border.]
[In August 2002, the NADB Board of Directors authorized the creation of the Water Conservation Investment Fund (WCIF) to provide financing for the implementation of water conservation projects aimed at saving, using and transferring water more efficiently. A total of US$80 million in NADB retained earnings was allocated to the program, with US$40 million specifically reserved for projects in each country.]
think the border fence is a sincere attempt to secure our border?
I encourage you to do your own research so that when you attend that town hall meeting, make an appointment with your congressman, or call talk radio to inform other citizens, you will be knowledgeable. We have a right to know this information and we have a duty as citizens to act to correct this.
But, why would our government officials wish to build up our borders with infrastructure? It is part of a process which I have been attempting to expose.
It is truly time for the Citizens of this country to stand up, speak out and demand a return to a constitutional government that seeks to do the will of the citizen of this nation and not to enslave us to the ‘Gods of Globalism’.
Please do not assume that others will pick up the banner and demand change for you. It will take all of us, doing all that we can to make our legislators hear us, and turn away from this process towards an integrated western hemisphere.
If you choose to do nothing, you may someday bitterly it. We must become outspoken and informed. You have a duty as a citizen of the United States of America to be a part of your own governance.
Write your local state representative. Ask, in writing, to request from the State Department answers to how these programs are being funded and if it was approved by our Congress. Require your state representative to respond to you in writing. This will ensure you get a response. Follow up. Become familiar with your representatives and make sure they become familiar with you! Remember, they work for you!
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You can be assured that there are plenty of organizations with agendas that do not match your own who are lobbying your representatives. Be a voice for balance. Remind them who has the power of the vote, who they serve and what you expect of them.
trust, many Americans have been remiss in not following, closely enough,
the actions being taken in our names. This is a practice that must end
if we are to remain a free people.
This is your nation, your future and your sovereignty.
Stand up for it!
Additional information and references:
Bush signs NADB-BECC reform legislation
2 - Executive Order: Implementing Amendments to Agreement on Border Environment Cooperation Commission and North American Development Bank
3 - Clinton signing agreement on NAFTA
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