Ron Paul: "We had NAFTA, and [now we're] moving toward a NAFTA Highway. These are real things. It's not [as if] somebody made these up. "
GOP Presidential Debate
November 28, 2008
Cable News Network
YouTube Questioner: Good evening candidates. This is Seekster from Arlington, Texas, and this question's for Ron Paul.
I've met a lot of your supporters online, but I've noticed a good number of them seem to buy into this conspiracy theory regarding the Council of Foriegn Relations and some plan to make a North American Union by merging the United States with Canada and Mexico. These supporters of yours seem to think that you also believe in this theory. So my question to you is;
'Do you really believe in all this, or are people just putting words in your mouth?'
Ron Paul: Well, it all depends on what you mean by 'all of this.' The
Some people believe in globalism, others of us believe in national sovereignty. And there is a move on towards a
They don't talk about it and they might not admit it, but there's been money spent on it. There was legislation passed on it in the Texas Legislature unanimously to put a halt on it. They're planning on millions of acres [to be] taken by eminent domain for an international highway from Mexico to Canada, which is going to make the immigration problem that much worse.
So, it's not so much a 'secretive conspiracy.' It's a contest between ideologies: whether we believe in our insitutions here; our national sovereignty, our Constitution, or are we going to further move in the direction of international government--more U.N.
You know, this country goes to war under U.N. resolutions.
I don't like big government in Washington, so I don't like this trend towards international government. We have a WTO that wants to control our drug industry, our nutritional products...so I'm against all that, but it's not so much [like] it's a 'sinister conspiracy.' It's just that [the] knowledge is out there. If we look for it we'll realize that our national sovereignty is under threat.
Anderson Cooper: Congressman Paul, Thank You.
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