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Anti-NAFTA Rally Planned in Austin Tomorrow

April 4, 2008

According to Landline Magazine, a rally to protest the trans-Texas corridor of the NAFTA superhighway, eventually planned to go up I35, then up to Canada, is planned tomorrow, Saturday April 5th, at the Austin Capitol building.

The rally, hosted by Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom (TURF) is scheduled 12:15 p.m. on Saturday in Austin, with the rally at the south steps of the statehouse scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Click here for carpool times and locations posted by members of TURF.

Invited speakers at the rally include representatives of the Teamsters, Eagle Forum and Texans for Fiscal Responsibility in addition to U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-TX, U.S. Rep. Virgil Goode, R-VA, Oklahoma state Sen. Randy Brogdon, R-Owasso, and several Texas lawmakers.

"The super corridor will cause the largest confiscation of private property ever seen in the U.S."

March 18, 2008

Recorded testimony from Oklahoma State Senator andy Brogdon (R-Owasso), was played before the Kansas House Federal and State Affairs Committee yesterday, in support of a resolution hearing for Kansas to withdraw from the North American Union, reports PrimeBuzz:

…The highway and corridor would not be subject to U.S. laws but international law. He said corridor land will be taken through eminent domain.

“The super corridor will cause the largest confiscation of private property ever seen in the United State,” [Brogdon]said.

Brogdon said the highway proposal was part of an international intermodal freight system designed to utilize high-speed rail and trucking to move goods from Mexico and China to the U.S.

Video: Sen. Randy Brogdon Talks About NAFTA Corridor on G. Gordon Liddy

December 4, 2007

Hat tip: Oklahoma Corridor Watch Blog

‘Super Highway’ Would Infringe On State’s Rights, Senator Says

November 30, 2007
by Bob Campbell
Midland Reporter-Telegram

An Oklahoma state senator said Thursday that he led opposition to a plan like the Trans Texas Corridor this year because it would have surrendered his state’s sovereignty to the federal government.

Sen. Randy Brogdon, R-Owasso, said at a morning news conference at the Rohill Building at 3100 N. “A” St. that Oklahoma House Bill No. 1819 would have helped create a “NAFTA super highway” by waiving Oklahoma’s 11th Amendment right not to be sued in federal court.

He told participants in a Thursday night program offered by the Midland Business and Professional Chapter of the John Birch Society that the road would be regulated under international law.

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