Montana Just Says NO! to THE SECURITY AND PROSPERITY PARTNERSHIP!

John Quayle blueoval57 at VERIZON.NET
Sun Mar 4 20:58:45 MST 2007



Montana Just Says NO! to THE SECURITY AND PROSPERITY PARTNERSHIP

In a land slide vote of 94 to 5 a RESOLUTION  opposing
THE SECURITY AND PROSPERITY PARTNERSHIP
has passed the House in the State of Montana.
Momentum can now begin to build.
The Bill has now been transmitted to the Senate.
The full text
  follows:

<http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/2007/billhtml/HJ0025.htm>http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/2007/billhtml/HJ0025.htm

2007 Montana Legislature HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 25 INTRODUCED BY D. 
RICE   A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF 
THE STATE OF MONTANA OPPOSING ANY EFFORT TO IMPLEMENT A TRINATIONAL 
POLITICAL, GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY AMONG THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AND MEXICO; 
OPPOSING THE SECURITY AND PROSPERITY PARTNERSHIP OF NORTH AMERICA AND 
INITIATIVES PURSUED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PARTNERSHIP THAT THREATEN THE 
SOVEREIGNTY OF THE UNITED STATES; OPPOSING A NORTH AMERICAN UNION; AND 
OPPOSING THE NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT SUPERHIGHWAY SYSTEM.

WHEREAS, the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America was 
launched in March of 2005 as a trilateral effort among the United States, 
Canada, and Mexico to share information and streamline traffic across 
shared borders; and

WHEREAS, in meeting Security and Prosperity Partnership initiatives, the 
security and prosperity ministers are examining opportunities to open the 
borders between the United States, Canada, and Mexico; and

WHEREAS, the gradual creation of such a North American Union from a merger 
of the United States, Mexico, and Canada would be a direct threat to the 
Constitution and national independence of the United States and imply an 
eventual end to national borders within North America; and

WHEREAS, according to the Department of Commerce, United States trade 
deficits with Mexico and Canada have significantly widened since the 
implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); and

WHEREAS, the economic and physical security of the United States is 
impaired by the potential loss of control of its borders attendant to the 
full operation of NAFTA; and

WHEREAS, a NAFTA Superhighway System from the west coast of Mexico through 
the United States and into Canada has been suggested as part of a North 
American Union and the broader plan to advance the Security and Prosperity 
Partnership; and

WHEREAS, it would be particularly difficult for Americans to collect 
insurance from Mexican companies that employ Mexican drivers involved in 
accidents in the United States, which would increase the insurance rates 
for American drivers; and

WHEREAS, future unrestricted foreign trucking into the United States can 
pose a safety hazard due to inadequate maintenance and inspection and can 
act collaterally as a conduit for the entry into the United States of 
illegal drugs, illegal human smuggling, and terrorist activities; and

WHEREAS, a NAFTA Superhighway System would be funded by foreign consortiums 
and controlled by foreign management, which threatens the sovereignty of 
the United States; and

WHEREAS, the Security and Prosperity Partnership aims to integrate United 
States laws with Mexico and Canada on a broad range of issues such as 
e-commerce, transportation, environment, health, agriculture, financial 
services, and national security, which may lead to negative changes in 
United States administrative laws; and

WHEREAS, state and local governments throughout the United States would be 
negatively impacted by the Security and Prosperity Partnership or a North 
American Union process, such as an open borders vision, eminent domain 
takings of private property along potential superhighways, and increased 
law enforcement problems along such superhighways; and

WHEREAS, this 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; and

WHEREAS, initiatives advancing the Security and Prosperity Partnership will 
lead to the erosion of United States sovereignty and could lead to 
integrated continental court systems and currency; and

WHEREAS, United States policy, not foreign consortiums, should be used to 
control our national borders and to ensure that national security is not 
compromised.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF 
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:

That the Montana Legislature urge the President and the Congress of the 
United States to withdraw the United States from any further participation 
in the Security and Prosperity Partnership, any efforts to implement a 
trinational political, governmental entity among the United States, Canada, 
and Mexico, or any other efforts used to accomplish any form of a North 
American Union.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Montana Legislature urge the President and 
the Congress of the United States not to engage in the construction of a 
North American Free Trade Agreement Superhighway System.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of this resolution be sent by the 
Secretary of State to the Honorable George W. Bush, President of the United 
States, the Vice President of the United States, the United States 
Secretary of Commerce, and each member of the United States Congress. - END -
Status of Bill:

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Passed the House by a vote of 94 to 5 !

Transmitted to the Senate.

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