State Senators urge President to cease creation of North American Union
By Lois Krafsky-Perry,
February 9, 2007
Olympia, WA - Senator Val Stevens of Arlington (39th District) is joined by two other Republican Senators who have submitted a Memorial opposing the creation of a North American Union from a merger between the United States, Mexico, and Canada, to the 2007 regular session, of the Washington State 60th Legislature.
Stevens and Don Benton of Vancouver (17th District) and Dan Swecker of Rochester (20th District) referred Senate Joint Memorial #8004 to Committee on Economic Development, Trade & Management. It was read the first time January 23, 2007.
A letter was respectfully petitioned by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Washington, in legislative session assembled, “TO THE HONORABLE GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AND TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES, IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED:”
The senators are concerned about, “ the direct threat to the Constitution and national independence of the United States, and imply an eventual end to the national borders within North America.”
What do they say is that threat? “The gradual creation of a North American Union from a merger between the United States, Mexico, and Canada.”
President Bush established the Security and Prosperity Partnerships (SPP) of North America, with Mexico and Canada March 23, 2005. It was expressed that when a television reporter asked the President on March 23, “whether in light of the European Union, the SPP was a step towards continental integration,” he responded, “So that the vision that you asked about in your questions as to what kind of union might there be, I see one based upon free trade, that would then entail to markets and democracy, transparency, rule of law”.
On March 31, 2006 a White House News Release confirmed the continuing existence of the SPP and its “ongoing process of cooperation.”
Another concern, explained by Congressman Ron Paul, is a massive highway being planned to stretch from Canada to Mexico, a new NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) super highway, under this partnership.
Since the “trilateral partnership” to develop a North American Union has never been presented to Congress as an agreement or treaty, and has had virtually no congressional oversight there is an additional alarm.
Another concern is that state and local governments throughout the United States would be negatively impacted by the SPP/North American Union process, such as the “open borders” vision of the SPP, eminent domain takings of private property along the planned superhighways, and increased law enforcement problems along those same superhighways.
The Memorial respectfully prays that the Congress of the United States, and particularly the legislative delegation to Congress of the State of Washington, use all of their efforts, energies, and diligence to withdraw the United States from any further participation in the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America and other bilateral or multilateral activity however named that seeks to advance, authorize, fund or in any way promote the creation of any structure to accomplish any form of North American Union.
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