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HJ0029 95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

 


 
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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION

 
2     WHEREAS, President George W. Bush established the Security
3 and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) of North America, with the
4 nations of Mexico and Canada on March 23, 2005; and
 
5     WHEREAS, A TV reporter asked President Bush on March 23,
6 2005, whether in light of the European Union the SPP was a step
7 towards continental integration and he responded, "...So that
8 the vision that you asked about in your question as to what
9 kind of union might there be, I see one based upon free trade,
10 that would then entail commitment to markets and democracy,
11 transparency, rule of law..."; and
 
12     WHEREAS, The gradual creation of such a North American
13 Union from a merger of the U.S., Mexico, and Canada would be a
14 direct threat to the Constitution and national independence of
15 the U.S., and imply an eventual end to national borders within
16 North America; and
 
17     WHEREAS, A White House news release confirmed the
18 continuing existence of the SPP and its "ongoing process of
19 cooperation" on March 31, 2006; and
 
20     WHEREAS, Congressman Ron Paul has written that a key to the
21 SPP plan is an extensive new NAFTA superhighway under this new

 

 

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1 "partnership," a massive highway is being planned to stretch
2 from Canada into Mexico, through the state of Texas; and
 
3     WHEREAS, This trilateral partnership to develop a North
4 American Union has never been presented to Congress as an
5 agreement or treaty, and has had virtually no congressional
6 oversight; and
 
7     WHEREAS, State and local governments throughout the United
8 States would be negatively impacted by the SPP/North American
9 Union process, such as the "open borders" vision of the SPP,
10 eminent domain takings of private property along the planned
11 superhighways, and increased law enforcement problems along
12 those same superhighways; therefore, be it
 
13     RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
14 NINETY-FIFTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE
15 SENATE CONCURRING HEREIN, that the Congress of the United
16 States, and particularly, the legislative delegation to
17 congress of the State of Illinois, are hereby urged and
18 petitioned to use all of their efforts, energies and diligence
19 to withdraw the U.S. from any further participation in the
20 Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America and any
21 other bilateral or multilateral activity however named which
22 seeks to advance, authorize, fund, or in any way promote the
23 creation of any structure to accomplish any form of North

 

 

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1 American Union as herein described; and be it further
 
2     RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be sent to the
3 President pro tempore and the minority leader of the U.S.
4 Senate, the Speaker and minority leader of the U.S. House of
5 Representatives, and to each member of the Illinois
6 congressional delegation.