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Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Security and Prosperity Partnership
In March 2005, under the approval of President Bush, Prime Minister Harper and President Fox, the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) was launched. The goal of this "entity" to increase security and enhance prosperity among the United States, Canada and Mexico through greater cooperation and information sharing.
At first glance, the organization's priorities seem like good ideas -- emergency management, pandemic controls, energy security, and border security and facilitation.
However, after further inspection, it undermines American sovereignty, national security and economic stability. Although the SPP denies it, the current administration favors the elimination or reduced U.S. border controls and encourage open migration. Likewise, they deny funds are being allocated to the construction of the NAFTA Superhighway system and other measures designed to create a borderless, open transit system within North America.
Nevertheless, Rep. Virgil Goode, R-Va., introduced House Concurrent Resolution 40 earlier this year expressing congressional opposition to construction of a NAFTA Super Highway System or entry into a North American Union with Mexico and Canada.
The SPP says they operate with Congressional oversight, but there is no evidence supporting this. Although the president has power to make treaties, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, two thirds of the Senators present must concur. Likewise, the Congress shall have power to: -- regulate commerce with foreign nations -- establish an uniform rule of naturalization -- provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrections and repel invasions.
These powers cannot be assigned to some trilateral commission or partnership. The spirit of the law does not trump the rule of law.
The SPP is a dangerous organization that is looking out for its self-interest, not for America's.
Raised in Ohio; educated in Southern California and Utah; served an LDS Spanish-speaking mission in Northern California; lived and worked in Texas (1 year), Missouri (3), Minnesota (5), Utah (16), Arizona (1.5); traveled to 49 states and 29 countries; one wife and four children.