Anti-Immigrant Virginia Congressman is Back, Warning of ‘North American Union’

You may remember Virginia Republican Rep. Virgil Goode from December, when he made headlines denouncing newly-elected Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, a Muslim who was planning to pose for a photo after his swearing-in holding a copy of the Koran. Invoking the specter of hordes of Muslim congressmen streaming across the borders, Goode wrote to his constituents, “[I]f American citizens don’t wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran.”

Now Goode is apparently warning that the immigration bill being considered in the Senate may lead to the United States being subsumed into what some on the far-Right are calling a “North American Union,” complete with a unified currency:

Representative Virgil Goode (R-Virginia) hopes the bill’s backers will be unable to obtain cloture in the Senate and the bill fails. He says the overwhelming majority of Americans oppose amnesty for illegal aliens. …

And with regard to the Security and Prosperity Partnership, the Virginia congressman believes such a merger with Mexico and Canada would only serve to undermine the sovereignty of the United States.

“It will lead us on a path to likely have a North American currency, will further break down the borders between our countries, and it really undermines the concept of the United States of America in favor of something called North America,” Goode predicts. “And it will harm the lifestyles and the status and standing of most American citizens,” he says.

The theory that mysterious forces such as the Council on Foreign Relations, an obscure professor, and the Bush Administration are plotting to merge the U.S. with Mexico and Canada in a European Union-style entity has been pushed heavily on the Internet by “Swift Vet” co-author Jerome Corsi and the John Birch Society. Phyllis Schlafly recently wrote a letter to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch complaining that the media are giving the plot little credence.