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11 General Description:
12 This resolution of the Legislature urges the United States to withdraw from the Security
13 and Prosperity Partnership of North America and any other activity which seeks to
14 create a North American Union.
15 Highlighted Provisions:
16 This resolution:
17 . urges the United States to withdraw from the Security and Prosperity Partnership of
18 North America and any other bilateral or multilateral activity which seeks to create
19 a North American Union.
20 Special Clauses:
23 Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
24 WHEREAS, President George W. Bush established the Security and Prosperity
25 Partnership (SPP) of North America with the nations of Mexico and Canada on March 23,
27 WHEREAS, the gradual creation of such a North American Union from a merger of the
28 United States, Mexico, and Canada would be a direct threat to the United States Constitution
29 and the national independence of the United States and would imply an eventual end to
30 national borders within North America;
31 WHEREAS, on March 31, 2006, a White House news release confirmed the continuing
32 existence of the SPP and its "ongoing process of cooperation";
33 WHEREAS, Congressman Ron Paul has written that a key to the SPP plan is an
34 extensive new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) superhighway: "[U]nder this
35 new 'partnership,' a massive highway is being planned to stretch from Canada into Mexico,
36 through the state of Texas.";
37 WHEREAS, this trilateral partnership to develop a North American Union has never
38 been presented to Congress as an agreement or treaty, and has had virtually no congressional
39 oversight; and
40 WHEREAS, state and local governments throughout the United States would be
41 negatively impacted by the SPP and North American Union process, such as the "open borders"
42 vision of the SPP, eminent domain takings of private property along the planned
43 superhighways, and increased law enforcement problems along those same superhighways:
44 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah
45 urges the United States Congress, and Utah's congressional delegation, to use all of their
46 efforts, energies, and diligence to withdraw the United States from any further participation in
47 the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America.
48 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature urges Congress to withdraw the
49 United States from any other bilateral or multilateral activity, however named, which seeks to
50 advance, authorize, fund, or in any way promote the creation of any structure to accomplish any
51 form of North American Union as described in this resolution.
52 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the Majority
53 Leader of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives,
54 and to the members of Utah's congressional delegation.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-10-07 9:55 AM