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NAFTA’s CANAMEX superhighway toll road: good sense for Arizona?. CANAMEX (left):. One of many planned supercorridor toll roads. NASCO’s (North American Corridor Coalition) “TRANS-TEXAS CORRIDOR. NAFTA flag.

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nafta s canamex superhighway toll road good sense for arizona
NAFTA’sCANAMEX superhighway toll road:good sense for Arizona?

CANAMEX (left):

One of many planned supercorridor toll roads.

NASCO’s (North American Corridor Coalition) “TRANS-TEXAS CORRIDOR

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NAFTA flag

Aware of our times and along with other states, the Arizona Legislature wisely passed a Memorial (HCM2003), in 2008,urging…

“That the United States not enter into construction of a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Superhighway System or enter into a North American Union with Mexico and Canada.”

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“If we are proactive, Punta Colonet's gateway into the United States could be in the southwestern corner of our state. Cargo arriving at Punta Colonet would be off-loaded onto trains and trucks bound for the Arizona border, ultimately headed for destinations in the interior of the U.S.

But Az. Governor’s CANAMEX Task Force chair, Jim Kolbe differs

“With this in mind, the Governor's CANAMEX Task Force is conducting a study to assess the possibility of Punta Colonet becoming a catalyst for the development of a major economic engine - a multi-modal transportation and logistics center in Arizona with the potential to attract billions of dollars in private investment and generate thousands of jobs.”(Jim Kolbe)

(The Arizona Republic’s Arizona Central.com on Feb. 26, 2010)

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PUNTA COLONET?

Jim Kolbe.

Li Ka-Shing

Guaymas

Communist China’s agent Li Ka-shing, world’s leading shipping and port magnate, agrees with Jim Kolbe that the port be at Punta Colonet on the Baja, about 120 miles south of Tijuana, to feed Arizona’s CANAMEX. Lee, of course, would like his comrades’ company to run it…

PUNTA COLONET

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…to run it as they do the Panama Canal and Manzanillo & Lazarro Cardenas – major Mexican ports already controlled by Communist Chinese company “Hutchison Wampoa” thru Mr. Lee. COSCO world shipping is their’s too.

WOULD THE CANAMEX PORT BE FROM NEAR GUAYMAS, MEXICO OR FROM PUNTA COLONET?

OR FROM BOTH LOCATIONS?

Co-founders of TELCO: (telcollc.com)

AZ Sen. (Captain) Al Melvin

Curt Pedersen

Telco, The Enterprise and Land-Bridge Co. of Tucson, AZ (TelcoLLC.com) lobbied AZ Legislators also in ’09 for dredging such a mega port near Guaymas, Telco also dreams – on their website – of developing the Baja area coasts similarly to Dubai Ports,

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What is the present status in Arizona of NAFTA’s CANAMEX super toll road?

  • Enter upstage left: AIDA!
  • No it’s not Giuseppe Verdi’s opera’s heroine Aida –

it’s the Arizona International Development Authority!

  • An Az. bureaucracy under ADOT with vast new powers!
  • Obviously designed to bring the NAFTA CANAMEX Supercorridor toll road and its infrastructures through Arizona, via billions in “Public-Private Partnerships”,andwith foreign shippers & truckers.

The bill to empower AIDA was the “Russell Jones Floor Amendment” to “SB1320 Omnibus; ADOT” of 2009.

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“RUSSELL JONES FLOOR AMENDMENT 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AMENDMENTS TO S.B. 1320 

  • Midnight madness makes bad law

Jones’ first bill (HB2252) passed the AZ House in ‘09, but was never debated in Senate committee. It died there, but it’s elements were tacked to SB1320 as a huge amendment literally during the last tiring hours of the ’09 session’s hectic close (sine die). It was:

  • never summarized by AZ Senate analysts;
  • never fully debated by senators;
  • actually not even read by many senators who were deceived into passing it – as amended to “SB1320 Omnibus; ADOT” (finally chaptered as “Session Law” 0187 OF 2009.)

Rep. Russell Jones

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Preposterous Provisions of the Russell Jones Floor Amendment to SB1320 of 2009

41-4501 Definitions:

  • “’Authority’means the Arizona International Development Authority.”(AIDA)
  • “Board”means the[UNELECTED 7-Member]Directors of the “Authority”
  • “Entity” means
  • The United States Govt.;
  • “ANYstate or any agency, dept or political subdivision of this state or “ANYother state of the U. S.; ANYIndian tribe; ANYborder regional port authority; “ANY foreign countryor any state,agency, department or other political subdivision of any foreign country, including Mexico;“ANYpublic or private corporation, company, partnership, joint venture, foundatiion, trust, estate, individual or other legal business organization.”
  • AIDA UNELECTED BOARD of 7 deals with them all!
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But according to the Constitution…

Article 1, Section 10, Clauses 3: “No state shall, without the consent of Congress,… enter into any agreement or compact with another state or with a foreign power…”

To where would a transfer of this Constitutional authority lead us?

Any “consent”or funding would be directly to the AZ Governor’s AIDA board, bypassing Az’s Legislaturein all operations with other nations and their investors, including massive Eminent Domain by foreign “public/private partnerships”!

We then have an international Bureaucracywithin our State bringing in world shipping by untrustworthy “entities”, on foreign-operated, untaxable, toll-road corridors receiving ever- increasing tolls for up to 20-50 years. With foreign drivers in foreign trucks, & under laws of the Board of 7. (see 41-4506 C)

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“Powers of the Board (Bureaucracy):

  • 12. 41-4504 A. THE AUTHORITY MAY
    • Adopt and amend by-laws…” This is dealing with foreign nations, under the Governor, outside the Legislature, and is not defined. Bureaucracies of government easily become extra-constitutional lawmakers!
    • How do you feel about this?
    • 2. 41-4504, 5(a) Soliciting and accepting grants of monies, materials or property of any kind from any entity on terms and conditions that are acceptable to the authority.[The word “entity” (world-wide) again, and AIDA making their own laws.]
    • 4504. 5(h)Consulting with counties, cities, towns and other agencies and political subdivisions of this state and border regional port authorities relating to plans and projects authorized by this chapter.[Plans for the wholesale Public-Private massive eminent domain and condemnation for CANAMEX – as was done in Texas. Bypassing the Legislature, and disregarding Constitutional eminent domain procedures in local cities and counties?]
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Maglev trains

“41-4501 definitions 10 -11

NAFTA flag

  • 11."PROJECT"[MEANS]…”Any property… whether or not now in existance…to facilitate international trade or commerce between this state and other countries, including… railroad, dock, airport, highway and roadway facilities”
    • “International ports of entry…,
    • “International Border crossing facilities..”
    • “…including electricity generated by renewable resources such as solar, wind or geothermal, liquefied natural gas, natural gas and oil and its derivatives across the United States-Mexico border.”

With all this, and railroads, multiple commercial and private lanes with foreign drivers, water lines, and even fiber optics (and “Maglev” trains?), it is suggested CANAMEX might be as WIDE as the length of 4 football fields!

Chinese

COSCO

shipping

Planned TransTexas Corr.

Mexican truckers

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BILLIONS IN BONDS ISSUED

“41-4507Issuance of bonds: “The board for and on behalf of the authority may issue negotiable bonds for the purpose of acquiring projects to facilitate international trade or commerce.”

AN OPEN QUESTION:what would courts rule? The Jones Amendment says,“41-4506A The state is not responsible for any costs incurred by the authority, including …operating or maintaining any project or costs incurred in the issuance or payments of bonds…”

But, even in a public-private partnership is not the taxpayer finally “stuck”–as usual – for the government to pay off bonds? Will you go along with this Public-Private funding source of billions in bonding power under ADOT – bypassing lawmakers, overseen by the NORTH AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK making money on each transaction? Bonds which may come back to bite the AZ taxpayer?

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Billions “Exempt from all taxation…”(Probably a moot point, since this whole setup is unconstitutional)

“41-4506 C. The authority, its income and property, all bonds issued by it and the interest on the bonds are exempt from all taxation by this state or any political subdivision of this state.”

From 41-4506to the end of this “Jones Amendment” is a full description of AIDA’s Board of Seven’s complete bonding authority.

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CONCLUSIONS:

Some may say we need CANAMEX and those deep water ports to revive the faltering economy. Shall we then commit ourselves to An AIDA bureaucratic solution, and “America for Sale”?

SHALL WE OPEN CHAIRMAN JIM KOLBE’S ”gateway into the United States …in the southwestern corner of our state “ TO CURRENT AND FUTURE DANGEROUS ELEMENTS, IN SLAVE LABOR & SUBSIDIZED COMPETITION WITH THE U.S. MARKET ?

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SHOULD WE NOT, INSTEAD, RETURN TO THE STRENGTH OF THE CONSTITUTIONS OF OUR STATE AND OF OUR REVERED AMERICAN FOUNDERS; TO THE STRENGTH OF A “GOLD & SILVER” STATE ECONOMY (Art. 1, Sec. 10, Clause 1); TO OUR OWN INDUSTRIES & BORDERS, BYAGAINREJECTINGTHE NAFTA CANAMEX SUPERCORRIDOR, AND THE NORTH AMERICAN UNION CONCEPT, AS THE AZ LEGISLATURE OF 2008 DID WITH HCM2003?

THE ARIZONA LEGISLATURE SHOULD: 1) REPEAL THE “ARIZONA INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY” (AIDA), 2) END PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN ADOT, AND 3) DISSOLVE THE GOVERNOR’S “CANAMEX TASK FORCE” AND ITS MEMBERSHIP IN THE “CANAMEX CORRIDOR COALITION”.

Vote “yes” on HB2149 to repeal AIDA, Arizona’s international bureaucracy.