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believe that a common security perimeter would constitute erasing the borders between the two countries. Toronto Star columnist Thomas Walkom suggests that, “The U.S. would be happy to control Canada’s borders to the outside world. But no U.S. politician who wants to get re-elected would ever agree to weakening America’s northern border with Canada.” He goes on to say, “So the upshot of any perimeter deal will be to give the U.S two borders — an outer one around North America and an inner one at the 49th parallel.” The same concept could also be applied to the southern border. A
So, something to look forward to in the next "lame duck" session.
But no U.S. politician who wants to get re-elected would ever agree to weakening America’s northern border with Canada.”
Originally posted by NWMA2012
I guess what I find interesting about this article and in particular this snippet on the forming of the North American Union is it that it brings up a view that a NAU will not erase the borders.
The fraudulent war on terror is the main trust behind the move towards a North American security perimeter. Will it keep us safe, will it be easier to travel across the border, will it increase trade ? Probably not, but it will give the U.S. more control over the continent. Maybe as much as a common security perimeter it is suppose to keep people from coming in, it is suppose to keep us from leaving?