Justin Elliott reports on Rand Paul campaigning in Montana back in 2008 against the mythical “NAFTA Superhighway” and the “Amero”, the mythical NAFTA currency.
I admit I wasn’t fully up on the ‘NAFTA Superhighway’ conspiracy theory. But here’s how Rand’s dad described in back in 2006 …
“Proponents envision a ten-lane colossus the width of several football fields, with freight and rail lines, fiber-optic cable lines, and oil and natural gas pipelines running alongside. … The ultimate goal is not simply a superhighway, but an integrated North American Union - complete with a currency, a cross-national bureaucracy, and virtually borderless travel within the Union.”
I’ll admit I’m no civil engineer. But maybe some of the folks who specialize in that line of work can chime in here. Because apart from destroying American sovereignty, this strikes me as a little ill-conceived from a critical infrastructure point of view, no? The oil and gas pipelines co-located under the highway? Along with a bunch of train and freight traffic powering through and throw in the broadband for good measure? I’m not sure that’s a good plan.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.