FOLLOW UP ON THE
U.S.A. & MEXICO.”
I went into the Internet and found the Task Force for “Building a North American Community.” It has lots of stuff – and it is on the “Council of Foreign Relations” Website*. I am sending you only Page 1 of a 16-page set to show that the co-chairman of this Task Force is former governor William Weld of Massachusetts. He was the governor (1990-1998) when the other two attached sheets were made official in his state. He favors world government and regional governments. Wake up folks! The threat is real! –
CFR Publication Page 1 of 16
COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
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Building a North American Community: Report of the Independent Task Force on the Future of North America
Speaker: William F. Weld, co-chair, Independent Task Force on the future of North America, former governor of Massachusetts and assistant U.S. attorney general
Speaker: John P. Manley, co-chair, Independent Task Force on the future of North America, former deputy prime minister and minister of finance, Canada
Speaker: Pedro C. Aspe, co-chair, Independent Task Force on the future of North America, former finance minister of Mexico
Speaker: Robert A. Pastor, co-chair, Independent Task Force on the future of North America, director of the Center for North American Studies, American University
Presider: Anthony DePalma, correspondent, the New York Times
Council on Foreign Relations
New York, N.Y.
May 17, 2005
ANTHONY DEPALMA: [in progress] because we are determined and will guarantee you that we will be done by 2:00, so that you can get back. My name is Anthony DePalma. I’m a correspondent and reporter for the New York Times. Welcome to this session this afternoon.
We are here, and forgive me for just reading this, but I want to make sure that I've got alt the rules correct, to discuss the conclusion of the Independent Task Force on North America sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations in association with the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and the Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales. You all have details of the Task Force report, which was released today for the first time in your packet, as well as biographies of all the panelists up here. I’d ask you to bear with me as I go over a couple of housekeeping rules. I’ve already turned off my cell phone, so I would ask you all to do the same. Any other iPods, wireless devices, PDAs, whatever it is that you have, secret decoding devices, please turn them off. And in a little bit of a diversion from previous practices, this particular session is on the record, and all the comments that are made today will be on the record.
What we’re going to do--the format is that I will introduce the speakers. They will all speak briefly about an aspect of the Task [Force] report about which they are expert. We’ll begin with a couple of questions here, and then I will open it up to the audience for questions, and we’ll finish up, as I said, precisely at 2:00.
http://www.cfr.org/publication_print.php?id=81 3 8&content= 6/13/2005
WELD SIGNS LAW ENDING ALL COUNTY GOVERNMENT
By Maggie Mulvihill
Boston Herald 7/12/97
Gov. William F. Weld yesterday signed into law a historic bill to abolish county government in Massachusetts, adding his own measure to ensure its elimination by 1999.
“Over the last three centuries, counties have become obsolete, inward-looking bureaucracies, with dozens of departments and department heads that serve themselves, and not the taxpayer,” Weld said. “The legislation that we are signing today is a good first step in eliminating a vestige of Massachusetts colonial government.”
Weld’s action means bankrupt Middlesex County will be immediately eliminated and the state will assume all its debts. Earlier this year Middlesex County defaulted on $4.5 million in bonds. Worcester and Hampden counties would be eliminated within one year under the bill, or sooner if they default on payments.
However, Weld vetoed sections approved by the Legislature which would have allowed 10 other counties to establish local commissions to rewrite their charters or face elimination.
Weld said that provision only preserved the “bloated” status quo and would allow counties to continue to unnecessarily soak up taxpayer funds.
Weld said the current inefficiency of the county government system, laden with patronage and poor fiscal management, has accumulated approximately $45 million in debt statewide.
“County government has been around Massachusetts as long as the Weld family, but while great-great-grandfather Weld’s hunting jacket has not yet lost its usefulness, counties, I’m sorry to say have,” he said.
RESOLUTIONS MEMORIALIZING THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES
TO INITIATE THE CONSTITUTIONAL PROCEDURES TO ENABLE THE
UNITED STATES TO PARTICIPATE IN A REPRESENTATIVE
WORLD FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
WHEREAS, GLOBAL TRANQUILITY REQUIRES AN INTERNATIONAL BODY ELECTED ON A REPRESENTATIVE BASIS FROM AMONG WORLD GOVERNMENTS; AND
WHEREAS, THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SUCH A BODY MAY REQUIRE AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS; AND
WHEREAS, ARTICLE V OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES EMPOWERS THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO PROPOSE AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION; NOW THEREFORE BE IT
RESOLVED, THAT THE MASSACHUSETTS SENATE CALLS UPON THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO PROPOSE AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES WHICH WILL ENABLE PARTICIPATION IN A REPRESENTATIVE WORLD FEDERAL GOVERNMENT; AND BE IT FURTHER
RESOLVED, THAT A COPY OF THESE RESOLUTIONS BE TRANSMITTED FORTHWITH BY THE CLERK OF THE SENATE TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, THE PRESIDING OFFICER OF EACH BRANCH OF CONGRESS AND THE MEMBERS THEREOF FROM THE COMMONWEALTH.