Rand’s Highway to Hell
In 2008 when his father Ron was running for the GOP nomination for President, Rand(al) Paul went campaigning for dear old dad in Montana, where he expounded upon his fear that there was a conspiracy to create a shared currency of an “Amero” for all of North America, as well as a “NAFTA Superhighway” that would connect Mexico, the U.S., and Canada and destroy our national identity.
There is no NAFTA Superhighway, but the conspiracy theory is widely shared by nationalist wingnuts. Newsweek described the conspiracy theory as “a strange stew of fact and fiction, fired by paranoia” popularized by Jerome Corsi, the man who led the Swift Boat attacks on John Kerry in 2004.
Q: What does Ron Paul want to do to fight the prospect of a North American Union and an Amero?
Rand Paul: Well I think publicizing it is the first thing, publicizing that it’s going on. Trying to get the legislature to stop it, through official acts of Congress. You know any time he talks about it, though, the media tries to make fun of him as if it doesn’t exist. But I think in Montana, your state legislature has talked about the North American Union. Texas has had several votes about the corridor, they just call it a different name, they call it the trans-Texas corridor.
Q: It comes right through here.
Rand Paul: Yeah, it’s the same thing. It’s gonna go up through Texas, I guess, all the way to Montana. So, it’s a real thing, and when you talk about it, the thing you just have to be aware of is that, if you talk about it like it’s a conspiracy, they’ll paint you as a nut. It’s not a conspiracy, they’re out in the open about it. I saw the YouTube of Vincente Fox talking about the Amero. So, it’s not a secret.
Despite my expectations, there was no discussion of the UN’s black helicopters bringing fluoridation to Missoula.
Rand Paul, the gift that keeps on giving.