JBS Bulletin: May 2023

Get US Out! of the USMCA

Derail the NAU Agenda

by Christian Gomez, Research Project Manager

On March 15, 2023, federal regulators approved a $28 billion deal by Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. to acquire Kansas City Southern Railway Company, creating the first freight railway linking the United States, Mexico, and Canada — essentially a USMCA super railway.

The story of the super railway goes back to 1996, when the Transportación Ferroviaria Mexicana (TFM) railroad company in Mexico was founded as a joint venture between Kansas City Southern and Transportación Maritima Mexicana. TFM connected ports in Lázaro Cárdenas, on Mexico’s Pacific coast, and Veracruz, on Mexico’s southern Gulf coast, up through Mexico City and Monterrey in Nuevo Leon, and up into Laredo, Texas, on the U.S.-Mexico border. In 2005, Kansas City Southern acquired the majority shares and ownership of TFM and renamed it Kansas City Southern de México (KCSM). This merger extended the connection further north into the United States, through Kansas City and as far north as Springfield, Illinois. At the time, KCSM was dubbed the “NAFTA Super Railway” because of how Chinese goods arriving in the port of Lázaro Cárdenas could be transported seamlessly up to Kansas City and Springfield. Furthermore, most of Mexico’s major auto plants are located along KCSM’s railways.

Now, because of this new merger with the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), the same Chinese goods arriving — and, hopefully, inspected — in the Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas will be easily transported up north through CPR’s railways in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Maine, and into Canada. The merger creates a true North American super railway spanning from Vancouver to Veracruz.

In a 2021 press release, CPR’s president and CEO Keith Creel credited this integration of North American supply chains to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that replaced the old NAFTA. This de facto USMCA super railway is major stop on the globalists’ track for a North American Union, as it further integrates a major component of the economies of all three countries along regional lines. Such regional lines result in the erosion of national sovereignty and the individual economic identity of all three countries. In his last day in office, former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto praised how the USMCA will “consolidate the economic integration of North America.” Current President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has continued to lump additional coal into the same furnace, railroading the continent toward an NAU.

The John Birch Society encourages you to use this news to tell others about the dangers of an NAU and the need to Get US Out! of the USMCA. Distribute throughout your community the TNA reprint “USMCA and the Quest for a North American Union” to create awareness of the USMCA’s threat to U.S. national sovereignty. Additionally, contact Congress (and urge others to do likewise) in opposition to U.S. membership in the USMCA, as well as any further integration. You can easily do this at