REFERENCE TITLE: opposing a North American Union
State of Arizona
House of Representatives
Second Regular Session
Representatives Biggs, Burges, Groe, Senator Johnson: Representatives Anderson, Crump, Senator Harper
A CONCURRENT MEMORIAL
urging the congress of the united states to withdraw the united states from the security and prosperity partnership of north america and any other bilateral or multilateral activity that seeks to create a north american union.
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To the Congress of the United States of America:
Your memorialist respectfully represents:
Whereas, President George W. Bush established the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America with the nations of Mexico and Canada on March 23, 2005; and
Whereas, a television reporter asked President Bush at that time whether, in light of the European Union, the Security and Prosperity Partnership was a step towards continental integration; 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 would imply an eventual end to national borders within North America; and
Whereas, a White House news release confirmed the continuing existence of the Security and Prosperity Partnership and its "ongoing process of cooperation" on March 31, 2006; and
Whereas, key to the Security and Prosperity Partnership is the development of an extensive new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) superhighway. Congressman Ron Paul has written that "under this new 'partnership,' a massive highway is being planned to stretch from Canada into Mexico through the state of Texas"; 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, state and local governments throughout the United States would be negatively impacted in numerous ways by the Security and Prosperity Partnership/North American Union process, including the "open borders" vision of the partnership, eminent domain takings of private property along the planned superhighway and increased law enforcement problems along that same superhighway; and
Whereas, Congressman Virgil Goode, Jr. and 43 cosponsors have introduced House Concurrent Resolution 40 to express "the sense of Congress that the United States should not engage in the construction of a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Superhighway System or enter into a North American Union with Mexico and Canada".
Wherefore your memorialist, the House of Representatives of the State of Arizona, the Senate concurring, prays:
1. That the Congress of the United States support House Concurrent Resolution 40 or take other immediate action to withdraw the United States from any further participation in the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, NAFTA and the NAFTA superhighway system.
2. That the Congress of the United States take action to withdraw the United States from any further participation in any other bilateral or multilateral activity that seeks to advance, authorize, fund or in any way promote the creation of any structure to accomplish any form of a North American Union.
3. That the Secretary of State of the State of Arizona transmit copies of this Memorial to the President of the United States, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and each Member of Congress from the State of Arizona.