Новый курс для нового мира

Как бывшие члены конгрессов наших стран мы считаем, что пришло время создать Северо-Американский Парламентский Союз (САПС) для того, чтобы заняться решением растущего количества больших проблем, которые игнорировали национальные правительства Северной Америки. И прошлое, и настоящее были обременены особым характером отношений между Соединенными Штатами, Мексикой и Канадой. Для построения более справедливого, более преуспевающего будущего во всех трех странах необходимо сделать смелый шаг вперед.

Несмотря на ехидную ссылку Министра Обороны Соединенных Штатов Дональда Рамсфелда на "Старую Европу", жители Северной Америки могут многому поучиться у Европейского Союза и Европейского Парламента. В 1950-х гг. большая часть Европы считала идею создания Союза с одним Парламентом несбыточной мечтой. В настоящее время ЕС выбирает свой Парламент, имеет одну валюту и контролирует бюджет, что подчеркивает повышение уровня жизни внутри менее развитых стран-членов. В ближайшем будущем в ЕС, вероятно, будет насчитываться 450 миллионов людей.

Вместе население Соединенных Штатов, Мексики и Канады составляет около 410 миллионов людей. И все же Северной Америке не удалось сравняться с Европой в построении политических структур, необходимых для того, чтобы сосредоточить внимание полушария на проблемах иммиграции, безопасного пересечения границ, трудовых прав и деградации окружающей среды; или в обеспечении более сплоченного подхода к сильному экономическому соревнованию с Европой и Азией.

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