http://www.oas.org/OASpage/eng/Documents/Democractic_Charter.htm http://www.oas.org/main/english/ http://www.focal.ca/pdf/iad_charter.pdf On September 11th (2001) Colin Powell was in Peru with the rest of the ‘ministers' of the Organization of American States which has been forming since 1959. All of the member states of the OAS were in attendance to sign the Inter-American Democratic Charter which was a groundbreaking document for cementing the globalist policies such as the Inter-American system that puts the United States under International Law and standardizes English, Spanish, Portuguese and French as official languages for member states. The OAS has tentacles that reach deeper than the SPP and it also has a very United Nations like structure with a permanent council and general assembly.Secretary Powell should be credited for signing the Inter-American Democratic Charter in Lima, but what does that act mean when others in the Administration support a coup d'etat in Venezuela, only to be chastised by the rest of the inter-American community? What does our declared support for democracy mean when U.S. Ambassadors take sides in a presidential election in Bolivia and El Salvador? Does this Administration not realize that Latin Americans remain suspicious of U.S. declarations on democracy because we sometimes undermined democratically-elected leaders, who were anti-American? Let me request that you consider a second hearing specifically on North America and look beyond NAFTA to the issue of integration and policy coordination. There is much to be learned from the European experience - both in terms of what we should adapt and what we should avoid. Beyond that, Congress could take the lead in merging the two bilateral parliamentary commissions with Mexico and Canada to create a new Inter-Parliamentary Group on North America that could consider new initiatives, including a North American passport, a Customs Union, a Permanent Court on Trade and Investment to replace the ad hoc dispute settlement mechanism, and a North American Plan for Infrastructure and Transportation. -Robert PastorSeptember 11th provided the perfect diversion as the leaders of the OAS met an hour after the 9/11 tragedy. Colin Powell did not rush back to America he stayed in Peru until his work was done. Since then Condoleezza Rice has been all around the world as U.S. Secretary of State and meeting with numerous NGOs such as the Council of the Americas, a Rockefeller front. Most recently she was in Washington meeting with them as she said that the Americas had reached a hemispheric consensus' under the banner of the Inter-American Democratic Charter. This charter speaks of interdependence not independence, electoral observation which would lead to the propping up of dictators across South America and many lofty goals which will never be fulfilled. The SPP and OAS are both different measures to transform our nation into a third world cesspool. We are already seeing the textbook stagflation and most of our infrastructure such as the roads are dilapidated. Full Article... Main Entry:con·spir·a·cy Pronunciation: \kən-ˈspir-ə-sē\ Function:noun Inflected Form(s):plural con·spir·a·ciesEtymology:Middle English conspiracie, from Latin conspirareDate:14th century 1: the act of conspiring together2 a: an agreement among conspirators b: a group of conspiratorssynonyms see plot Dictionary If you're one of those that believe there is no global government conspiracy to undermine the constitution and dismantle the republic and "our leaders" have our best interests at heart your wrong. Any questions?