Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
So I read earlier this week Arizona toll-road measure sent to Brewer, HB 2491, even though Arizona does not have any toll roads and in all likelihood will never have any toll roads. Buried in the article was this short paragraph:
State officials are hoping for federal approval to build Interstate 11, a north-south highway across the state that would be part of a transcontinental road connecting Mexico, the U.S. and Canada.
When I read that I thought to myself, oh here we go! The John Birchers will be screaming about the CANAMEX I-35 "NAFTA super corridor" to turn us into a "North American Union" that right-wing loons like Alex Jones and Jerome Corsi at Wold Net Daily have been fear mongering over for years.
Sure enough, I was right. Governor Jan "one world order" Brewer signed HB 2491 into law before the ink was even dry on the engrossed bill, and Bircher Rep. David Stevens, R-Sierra Vista, flipped out. SV legislator: Sinister plot is behind toll-highway plan ("Stevens fears I-11 link between Phoenix, Vegas will doom US"):
A Southern Arizona lawmaker thinks the United States could be on the road to losing its sovereignty if Congress funds a new highway from Phoenix to Las Vegas, or the state allows a private firm to build it.
Rep. David Stevens, R-Sierra Vista, told his colleagues they should do whatever they can to stop construction of the proposed Interstate 11. And it has nothing to do with cutting a new path through the high desert.
I-11, Stevens said, is a different matter.
"There's been an attempt over the years to build what's called the Canamex Highway," he said, creating an unbroken line of roads from Nogales to the Canadian border. Some business interests have promoted it, saying funneling international trade through Arizona will create job opportunities here.
The missing link at this point of what ultimately would be joined under the banner of I-11 is that stretch from Phoenix to Las Vegas.
Stevens, however, said he sees something more sinister.
"There are people at this point who want to try to make North America one country," he told colleagues. And he said that's more than just an idea.
"You may have heard the term 'Amero,' " he said. That is what remains, for now, a strictly hypothetical unit of currency of what would be a unified financial system for the three countries, similar to the euro.
"I am a member of the United States of America," Stevens said. "I do not want to be a member of a North American country."
After the vote for the bill, Stevens argued construction of a highway would affect the form of government in the United States.
"If you go back in history and see the other highways they've tried (to connect the countries), you see what happens," he said. Stevens said supporters of a Canamex corridor tried to build a similar road through the "heartland" of Texas before being beaten back by those in that state with similar concerns.
Pressed for how a new stretch of highway was part of a one-hemisphere government, Stevens said the evidence is all around, starting with the House, on a voice vote, adopting a resolution urging the U.S. Department of Transportation to designate U.S. 93 between Phoenix and Las Vegas, much of which is now two lanes, "as a future Interstate System route and as part of the proposed Interstate 11."
And then there's the Amero.
"That's been floated out there, too," Stevens said.
Governor Jan "one world order" Brewer actively promoted construction of the road in her State of the State speech in January. "It will connect two of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country," the governor told lawmakers. "This project will promote commerce, tourism and trade across the western United States," Brewer said in her speech.
That goal was reflected in the House memorial adopted this week.
"Such an interstate highway would allow Arizona to advance its interests in recreation and tourism and increase participation in commercial trucking and the moving of freight, including the continued development of logistics and distribution centers," it reads.
New Rule: Anyone who has ever held or expressed a view held by the John Birch Society of whacko conspiracy theorists is disqualified from ever serving in the Arizona legislature. They are a threat to themselves and to society with the insane conspiracies they believe living in their alternate reality. Stop electing these crazy people to office!