President Donald Trump sees the European Union as a “foe.” Actually, the EU is a model of nation-building focused on the highest aspirations of our American Constitution and Bill of Rights.
The EU has helped Eastern Europe recover from the horrors of life under Communist dictatorships and it has fostered respect for human rights and enhanced economic opportunities for the unemployed.
What is really needed in North America is a counterpart -- a North American Union in which the United States, Mexico and Canada form an entity like the EU, with each nation remaining a sovereign state. The borders would be fluid, as our states’ are, just the opposite of a wall. Mexico is less developed than Canada and the United States, but with our development and technical assistance, it could flourish and would see fewer citizens leave in search of work. This country needs their labor and business.