“The global adoption of standards and recommended practices” – this is veiled speech. This is global governance and as we saw with Hitler, Stalin, and Mao, “recommended practices” are anything but.

We will continue our North American Drug Dialogue and further advance our cooperative international efforts to address the growing global synthetic drug threat as the United States takes the chair in 2023. We will enhance trilateral work to address the use of precursor chemicals in the production of illegal substances in North America and to disrupt drug trafficking, as well as strengthen public health approaches to prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery.

Addressing the drug threat in America would require a strong southern border. That’s at odds with preceding parts of this “declaration” – wording specifically chosen because a “treaty” requires the Senate to vote on it.

As both natural and human-induced hazards and disasters increase risks to vulnerable populations, we will continue to work together to share training and best practices to keep our people safe and address emergencies including natural and other disasters. Recognizing the differentiated impact disasters have on women and girls, we aim to integrate a gender perspective in these efforts.

“Human-induced hazards?” – What could those be?

Looking forward

The commitments made during this summit are rooted in a shared vision for a more equitable, just, inclusive, resilient, secure, and prosperous North America and a shared responsibility to achieve more equitable outcomes responsive to the needs and aspirations of our citizens. As we work to implement these commitments in the upcoming year, we seek to model a democratic and sustainable path based on trust to promote inclusive prosperity and security. Mexico, the United States, and Canada look forward to building on this progress at the eleventh NALS (NALS XI), to be hosted by Canada.

Does anything about this sound more “just” to you? Was our national sovereignty just signed away? What do you think about this “declaration?” How do you believe we’ll be affected? Tell us what you’re thinking in the comments section.