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September 01, 2007

9th Circus Court says 'Let 'em roll!' To Mexican Trucks!

Court: Mexican trucks program to proceed


The Bush administration can go ahead with a pilot program to allow as many as 100 Mexican trucking companies to freely haul their cargo anywhere within the U.S. for the next year, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request made by the Teamsters union, the Sierra Club and the nonprofit Public Citizen to halt the program.

The appeals court ruled the groups have not satisfied the legal requirements to immediately stop what the government is calling a "demonstration project," but can continue to argue their case.

The trucking program is scheduled to begin Thursday.

In court papers filed this week, the Teamsters and Sierra Club argued there won't be enough oversight of the drivers coming into the U.S. from Mexico.

They also argued that public safety would be endangered in a hasty attempt by the government to comply with parts of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The trade agreement requires that all roads in the United States, Mexico and Canada to be opened to carriers from all three countries.

Canadian trucking companies have full access to U.S. roads, but Mexican trucks can travel only about 20 miles inside the country at certain border crossings, such as ones in San Diego and El Paso, Texas.

The government contends that further delays in the project will strain the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico.

In court filings this week, government lawyers said that the program is an important interim step in fulfilling the United States' obligations under NAFTA. They said that Mexican trucking companies would have to meet the same regulations governing U.S. trucking companies, and that in some cases the requirements are stricter.

Representatives of the Teamsters did not immediately return calls late Friday from The Associated Press, and a Sierra Club spokeswoman declined to comment immediately.

The program is designed to study whether opening the U.S.-Mexico border to all trucks could be done safely.

Congress ordered the Department of Transportation this year to launch a pilot program to investigate the issue. As the start date neared, the Teamsters and the Sierra Club claimed the public wasn't given enough opportunity to comment on a program that, as proposed now, won't yield statistically valid results.

The government says it has imposed rigorous safety protocols in the program, including drug and alcohol testing for drivers done by U.S. companies. In addition, law enforcement officials have stepped up nationwide enforcement of a law that's been on the books since the 1970s requiring interstate truck and bus drivers to have a basic understanding of written and spoken English.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Department of Transportation agency charged with managing the program, said Friday that the court's decision is "welcome news for U.S. truck drivers anxious to compete south of the border and U.S. consumers eager to realize the savings of more efficient shipments with one of our largest trading partners."

However, the agency said it must still wait for final report by the inspector general and for Mexico to begin giving U.S. trucking companies reciprocal access before the program can begin.

The Teamsters had complained that the government has provided not details of the reciprocal agreement.

Wild Thing's comment........

Of course the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says it’s OK. American Black Robed MULLAHs! According to the most current count, the Ninth Circuit has the highest percentage of active judges appointed by Democratic presidents, with 59%. Until 2003, this percentage was much higher; a political stalemate over judicial nominations subsequently kept several vacancies on the court for several years.

Critics point to this preponderance of appointees of Democratic presidents as evidence that the court has a liberal bias.

50 million more illegals and 200 million more anchor babies. And according to those that are FOR this BS......

If you don't like that idea, you are a racist, bigoted, homophobic, know-nothing, unappeasable, mouth-breathing, anti-American, 2 percenter fringe conservative with neo-nazi leanings, and your mother wears army boots!!!

Posted by Wild Thing at September 1, 2007 12:55 AM


... WTF? Let's just implement Operation DR. STRANGELOVE and invade Mexico, kill all of the illegal drug czars and make Mexico our 51st state! Then the Mexicans will HAVE to get the following innoculations: TB, Tetanus, Yellow Fever, Typhoid, Malaria, Diptheria, Small Pox, Big Pox, etc! And Herb Albert & the Tijuana Brass 1960's hit 'Lonely Bull' could replace God Bless America as our 'other' blue state National Anthem? - OLE 2007!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at September 1, 2007 02:23 AM

Step two will be that the road signs will be in Mexican(Spanish).

It happened over here in the UK, some areas now have road signs in Polish for all the poles who have come over from Poland.

Posted by: fidothedog at September 1, 2007 07:41 AM

Darth, interesting idea of making Mexico our 51st state but I think companies making millions off cheap Mexican labor would fight it tooth-n-nail. All those American companies who outsourced to Mexico would not have to pay decent wages, pay into Social Security, withhold Income taxes, pay into retirement plans, and follow OSHA laws. When the moved to Mexico the prices they charge for their goods never lowered, they just made a whole lot more money. Making Mexico a state would severely cut into their profit margins.

I just commented yesterday on how one of my engine remanufactures is in the process of moving operations to Mexico.

Posted by: BobF at September 1, 2007 08:11 AM

At the rate this thing is going, we will not even know our own country.

As far as this Presidential race goes it won't make any difference who wins. Both sides are going to shove this crap down our throats.

What this will amount to is absolute power of the government over the people. When they have this kind of power we are their mere servants.

This whole thing on Law enforcement is a joke, they tell us when it comes to the border, and we need Comprehensive Reform on our immigration laws,(code for Amnesty) the laws are obsolete, but they are going to enforce laws as old as 1970, when it comes to Illegals flooding into the country via truck. I don't think so. This is another quick way to get more and more illegals into the country and to come back to us and say, 'See we really do need comprehensive immigration reform.'

And there aint thing one, we can do about it.

Posted by: Mark at September 1, 2007 09:13 AM

I wonder how many Americans are going to be killed by Mexican trucks in the next few years. Mexico is not like Canada. Mexico is a Third World country noted for it's poverty, overpopulation, tequila and total corruption. Now, our American leadership is trying to master that same fine art of corruption.

I am so damned angry at this sell out of American culture and soul, I can not really articulate well.

Posted by: TomR at September 1, 2007 10:42 AM

Off topic but needs to be said.

Democrats Plan Mass Rally Against Pro-Military Group!!


The democratic party is organizing counter rallies AGAINST the pro-military "Victory in Iraq Protest" that is going to be held in Carson City, Nevada on Monday!

The National Democratic Party is urging members to counter protest for defeat:

The Nevada Washoe County Democrats are urging members to attend their counter-protest against the pro-military group!

The Carson City Democrats are urging their members to rally for surrender!

This is amazing news--- If you live near Carson City please make the effort to attend the rally and support the troops. If you know someone in the area, please let them know about this rally!

Don't let the democrats bring any more shame upon this great nation!
Don't let the democrats weaken this country any further!
Support the troops- Rally for Victory and not Surrender!

Find out more at Move America Forward.

posted by Gateway Pundit at 8/31/2007 08:52:00 PM Trackback

Posted by: Dan at September 1, 2007 04:07 PM

SUPPORT THE TROOPS: Sign the Petition

The Victory Caucus has petition for you to sign to support the troops fighting for our great nation-

Stand by the American Mission in Iraq -Petition

Done... It took only a few seconds to sign.

Also... Has anyone else seen the terrific commercials on TV by the patriots at Freedom's Watch?
Here is one of the commercials that I saw on TV tonight:

"Surrender is not an option- Victory is America's only choice!"

Here is the number again...
Call 1-877-222-8001 and tell your Member of Congress that defeat is NOT an option!

Apparently... Harry Reid is having second thoughts on surrender, as well.

Posted by: Dan at September 1, 2007 04:10 PM

well, this will certainly make it easier for the islamitards to smuggle a nuke across the border.

Posted by: gregor at September 1, 2007 05:09 PM

Looks like the environmentalists and Big Labor have been hoist by their own lefty petard.

Posted by: Trish at September 1, 2007 08:33 PM

Are Mexican trucks and drivers going to compete with American truckers for freight? If so, our truckers don't stand a chance when you have foreign drivers willing to haul freight for half of what our truckers make. That's what happened to our workers in the meat packing and construction business.

Posted by: BobF at September 1, 2007 10:15 PM

Darth, I like your Operation DR. STRANGELOVE.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 2, 2007 12:06 AM

fidothedog, thanks for the information, we better be expecting that to happen here then. It would be the next step I would think. sheesh

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 2, 2007 12:08 AM

Mark I am feeling the same way, there is nothing we can do about this. I am beyond disgusted about this stuff.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 2, 2007 12:10 AM

Tom that concerns me a lot. There already are too many deaths from the illegals and this will add to it.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 2, 2007 12:14 AM

Dan, thanks for the links and information.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 2, 2007 12:16 AM

gregor your so right, it would make it very easy for them now.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 2, 2007 12:17 AM

Trish they sure have.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 2, 2007 12:18 AM

Bob wow I sure hope that doesn't happen. I had not even thought of that about the cheaper labor for hauling.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 2, 2007 12:19 AM