Support Utah Senate Resolution 1 - Oppose the "Security and Prosperity Paroxysm"

Mixing bad apples with bad apples will accelerate the ruination of the entire bunch. The United States, even though it has wandered far from its Constitutional moorings, would be dragged into despondency by joining the Strategic Partnership for Prosperity Security and Prosperity Partnership. The people of Mexico and Canada are great people, but their governments, including the people who run them, suck. They will only be prosperous when they realize and rectify this fact.

These are the reasons why I support the Utah Senate's call for the United States to exit from the misnamed "Security and Prosperity Partnership". Except for the riches and control that will accrue to the elite few if it is passed, there is no prosperity nor security in such a partnership.

The Utah Senate is correct to encourage the United States Senate to reject the SPP, because it is, instead of being a recipe for prosperity, a prescription for disaster.

The first problem with the SPP is that it is gradually taking on the force of law, although it has never received consideration by the US Congress. This executive usurpation is reason by itself for impeaching George W. Bush. Utah Senate Resolution 1 points out the dangerous nature of the SPP.
37 WHEREAS, the SPP claims to be nothing more than "dialogue", yet requests made
38 under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) produce thousands of pages from the SPP office
39 in the U.S. Department of Commerce alone, which prove that the U.S. administration has
40 cooperated with Mexico and Canada on a broad range of policy issues, is rewriting U.S. law,
41 and appointing ministers, without public disclosure and Congressional approval;
Secondly, such a partnership ignores one of the United States' largest problems--illegal immigration.
42 WHEREAS, FOIA-released documents and information posted on government
43 websites indicate a wide range of SPP administrators from the Departments of State,
44 Commerce, Homeland Security, Energy, Treasury, Agriculture, Transportation, Trade, Health,
45 and Human Services are actively involved in harmonizing and integrating U.S. administrative
46 law with the administrative laws and regulations of Canada and Mexico;
It's very likely that the SPP is the reason why protection of America's borders has languished.

Thirdly, and most importantly, the SPP will destroy the United States Constitution.
47 WHEREAS, the gradual creation of a North American Community or North American
48 Union patterned after the European Union, from a merger of the United States, Mexico, and
49 Canada would be a direct threat to the United States Constitution and the national
50 independence of the United States;
Which country has the greatest governmental structure in the world? The answer is, of course, the United States of America. The structure may be profound, but government in the United States is not conducted as it was designed to be, which is all the more reason not to join a "partnership" of governments. Joining together with Canada and Mexico in such a partnership will only bring paroxysms.

Instead, let's have a race with Canada and Mexico to see who can get their own house cleaned up first, and then maybe we can talk about a partnership.

Governments are about securing the blessings of liberty to a country's citizens. The United States used to be pretty good at this. Canada has never been more than mediocre. Mexico's government is a travesty. Governments are not about burying liberties in an amalgamation of red tape, which is clearly what the SPP would do. It must be stopped. I salute the Utah Senate for having the courage to recommend a healthy action to the United States Senate--to reject the SPP. Americans, Mexicans, and Canadians will all be much better off.

It's too bad that state legislatures don't still appoint their states' US Senators, because then Utah could recall its congressional appointees if they don't evangelize for exit from the SPP.

The next best thing, though, is to let our representatives in Washington D.C. know that the people of Utah are concerned about a distinct loss of liberty. Contact your Utah Senator or Representative and urge them to support SR1.



Comments

  1. Frank,

    SPP actually stands for "Security and Prosperity Partnership". Yet the horrible title still is a weak one, for such a partnership will not produce neither security nor prosperity. But government loves these titles (e.g. PATRIOT Act, Social Security, etc.).

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  2. Oops! Thanks for calling the mistake to my attention.

    (I hope) I've made the necessary changes to the article.

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  3. Frank,

    I just was passed this message:

    H.R. 1 -- Resolution Encouraging United States Withdrawal from Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (S. Sandstrom)

    PASSED THE HOUSE THIS MORNING with a vote of 57-15-3

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  4. Excellent!

    Do you (or anyone else) know how to find how various Utah legislators voted on different bills?

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  5. The state legislature website keeps track of all of that. Here is the voting record for this resolution:

    http://le.utah.gov/~2008/status/hbillsta/hr0001.001h.txt

    General summary, status, and text:

    http://le.utah.gov/~2008/htmdoc/hbillhtm/HR0001.htm

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  6. Connor,

    Thanks. I didn't know it was that easy. I have read the text of several bills, but I didn't ever look into their statuses.

    That's very helpful.

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