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 madeSecondly, such a partnership ignores one of the United States' largest problems--illegal immigration.
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;
42 WHEREAS, FOIA-released documents and information posted on governmentIt's very likely that the SPP is the reason why protection of America's borders has languished.
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;
Thirdly, and most importantly, the SPP will destroy the United States Constitution.
47 WHEREAS, the gradual creation of a North American Community or North AmericanWhich 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.
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;
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.