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"Canada-U.S. pact allows cross-border military activity"

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by kida, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. kida

    kida New Member

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    From the Vancouver Sun:
     
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    I see this trend occurring at great speed. It will not be long before the Mexican troops are also allowed on US soil. There is already a heavy military presence in Ciudad Juarez (border town with El Paso, TX) that has relieved the local police departments.

    It won't be long before they too cross over to alleviate the rush of crimes that are sure to seep in.
     
  3. kida

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    I understand the concerns about a "North American Union", but I don't see it as imminent, at least not within our lifetimes. There's no real advantage to it; there were advantages to the European Union, and there are potential advantages to the African Union, but there's already free trade and stuff between the North American countries. I don't think an NAU is something Canada, the U.S., and Mexico stand to gain from. Even in the EU, each country has it's own government and laws.

    Still, it's kind of a step in that direction, which is kind of scary.
     
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    this doesn't have to do with letting armies just go across the border whenever they want, or creating some kind of joint military unit right? if it's supposed to help make it easier to help each other more quickly when there's an emergency, i don't think there's anything wrong with it.
     
  5. kida

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    I don't have a problem with cross-border assistance if requested in a time of crisis, per se. The problem (or the potential problem) here is that it's one more step away from national sovereignty and toward world government.
     
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    I agree... help in crisis great.. general day to day activities no.... World Government to me = Bad for all society.
     
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