As Introduced

127th General Assembly
Regular Session
2007-2008
H. C. R. No. 31


Representative McGregor, J. 

Cosponsors: Representatives Setzer, Stebelton, Peterson, Hughes, Flowers, Fessler 



A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
To urge the President and Congress of the United States to oppose any effort to implement a tri-national political, governmental entity among the Unites States, Canada, and Mexico, and to oppose the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America and initiatives pursued in conjunction with the Partnership that threaten the sovereignty of the United States.


BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF OHIO
(THE SENATE CONCURRING):


       WHEREAS, The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America was launched in 2005 as a trilateral effort among the United States, Canada, and Mexico to share information and streamline traffic across shared borders; and

       WHEREAS, In meeting Security and Prosperity Partnership initiatives, the security and prosperity officials are examining opportunities to open the borders between the United States, Canada, and Mexico, gradually creating a de facto North American Union; and

       WHEREAS, The gradual creation of such a North American Union from a merger of the United States, Canada, and Mexico is a direct threat to the Constitution and national independence of the United States and implies an eventual end to national borders within North America; and

       WHEREAS, The economic and physical security of the United States is impaired by the potential loss of control of its borders attendant to the full operation of NAFTA; and

       WHEREAS, A NAFTA Superhighway System from the west coast of Mexico through the United States and into Canada has been suggested as part of a North American Union and the broader plan to advance the Security and Prosperity Partnership; and

       WHEREAS, Future unrestricted foreign trucking into the United States can act collaterally as a conduit for the entry into the United States of illegal drugs, illegal human smuggling, and terrorist activities; and

       WHEREAS, A NAFTA Superhighway System funded by foreign consortia and controlled by foreign management would threaten the sovereignty of the United States; and

       WHEREAS, The Security and Prosperity Partnership aims to integrate United States laws with those of Canada and Mexico on a broad range of issues such as electronic commerce, transportation, environment, health, agriculture, financial services, and national security, which may lead to negative changes in United States administrative laws; and

       WHEREAS, State and local governments throughout the United States would be negatively impacted by the Security and Prosperity Partnership or a North American Union process, as by an open borders vision, eminent domain takings of private property along potential superhighways, and increased law enforcement problems along such superhighways; 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, Initiatives advancing the Security and Prosperity Partnership will lead to the erosion of United States sovereignty and could lead to integrated continental court systems and currency; and

       WHEREAS, United States policy, not foreign consortia, should be used to control our national borders and to ensure that national security is not compromised; now therefore be it

       RESOLVED, That we, the members of the 127th General Assembly of the State of Ohio, urge the President and Congress of the United States to withdraw the United States from any further participation in the Security and Prosperity Partnership, any efforts to implement a tri-national political, governmental entity among the United States, Canada, and Mexico, or any other efforts used to accomplish any form of a North American Union; and be it further

       RESOLVED, That the Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit duly authenticated copies of this resolution to the President and Vice-President of the United States, the United States Secretary of Commerce, the members of the Ohio Congressional delegation, the Speaker and Clerk of the United States House of Representatives, the President Pro Tempore and Secretary of the United States Senate, and the news media of Ohio.