Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Security and Prosperity Partnership Meeting In Montebello, Canada

Harper, Calderon, and Bush in Montebello

2000 people came out to protest the summit in Montebello.

This AP news story, reports about this North American summit that took place in Canada.

President Bush and Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, met again behind closed doors and lots of security to work to address various issues between their countries and bolster a compact - dubbed the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America - that serves as a way for the nations to team up on health, security and commerce.

The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) was founded in March 2005 at a summit of the Heads of State of Canada, the US, and Mexico. Yet, the SPP is not an official treaty; it is not an official law; rather, it is being presented as a vague 'dialogue based on shared values'.

Bush, Calderon, and Harper, claim to be working to craft a plan to secure their borders in the event of a terrorist strike or other emergency without creating traffic tie-ups that slowed commerce at crossings after the Sept. 11 attacks. They claim to want their homeland security experts to figure out the best way to protect citizens in an emergency, perhaps an outbreak of avian flu, without snarling business among the trading partners. They claim to be seeking middle ground on shared concerns about the border and a host of other issues ranging from energy to trade, food safety to immigration.

The SPP is supposed to be about administrative and regulatory issues, not sweeping legislative proposals for North America. But many many citizens are objecting to these kinds of talks as they circumvent their own legislative bodies, like our U.S. Congress, and pave the way for a "European Union" style government called the North American Union (NAU).

Bush, Calderon, and Harper claim that they are merely "harmonizing" each country's respective regulations. Yet, how can these heads of state make policy independent of their country's governing bodies? They claim there are "working groups" which will take care of the details of the issues that were discussed. How are these working groups working outside of our country's governing bodies? Clearly this goes against what our Constitution allows and infringes upon our sovereignty. The American people better wake up to the plans being laid down at these meetings. Congress needs to pass the legislation H Con 40 IH

Several hundred demonstrators protested about this integration of North America. One carried a banner that said: "Say No To Americanada."

Of course there is already dispute and haggling over the "ownership" of the Arctic, especially after the Russians sent a sub to plant their flags there. Canada believes much of the North American side of the Arctic is Canada's, but the United States says that the thawing Northwest Passage is part of international waters.

Also, the Mexican president, Calderon, was clearly annoyed that the U.S. immigration legislation died in the U.S. Senate (tsk tsk), and he is also is rankled by the Bush administration's newly announced crackdown on employers who use illegal immigrants (well, isn't that a shame too).

The truth is Canadians do not want this "integration".
Americans do not want this North American Union. In fact 16 states have pending Anti-NAU legislation and 3 states have passed Anti-NAU or Anti-SPP legislation in both their House and Senate!!!
Here is another Anti-NAU website.