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Myth: The SPP was an agreement signed by Presidents Bush and his Mexican and Canadian counterparts in Waco, TX, on March 23, 2005.
Section 10. No state shall enter into any treaty, alliance, or confederation; grant letters of marque and reprisal; coin money; emit bills of credit; make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts; pass any bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law impairing the obligation of contracts, or grant any title of nobility.
Article 1 Section 10
Myth: The SPP is a movement to merge the United States, Mexico, and Canada into a North American Union and establish a common currency.
Myth: The SPP is being undertaken without the knowledge of the U.S. Congress.
• United States Congress:
- Congressional Switchboard – (202) 224-3121
- House Concurrent Resolution 40 – introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Virgil Goode of Virginia
- Senate Switchboard - (602) 926-3559
- Senate Concurrent Memorial 1002 – introduced by Senator Johnson
- Senate Switchboard: (404) 656-5015
- Senate Resolution 124 – introduced by Senators Schaefer, Rogers, Douglas, Hill, and Chapman
- Office of Rep. Black: (217) 782-4811
- House Joint Resolution 29 – introduced by Representative Black
- House Switchboard – (573) 751-3659
- Senate Concurrent Resolution 15 – sponsored by Senator Barnitz
- House Concurrent Resolution 33 – sponsored by Representative Guest
- House Switchboard – (406) 444-4800
- House Joint Resolution 25 – introduced by Representative Rice of Montana
- Legislative Switchboard – (503) 986-1000
- Senate Joint Memorial 5 – sponsored by Senators George, Starr, and Whitsett and Representatives Boquist, Krieger, Nelson and Thatcher
• South Carolina:
- House Switchboard – (803) 734-2010
- House Concurrent Resolution 3185 – introduced by Representative Davenport
• South Dakota:
- Office of Senator Kloucek: 605-773-3821
- Senate Concurrent Resolution 7 – introduced by Senators Kloucek, Apa, Lintz, and Maher and Representatives Nelson, DeVries, Gassman, Jerke, Kirkeby, Noem, and Betty Olson
- Legislative Switchboards – (801) 538-1035 (Senate), (801) 538-1029 (House)
- House Joint Resolution 7 – introduced by Representative Sandstrom and Senator Fife (Passed in the House by a vote of 47-24 and was killed in the Senate for the remainder of the Congressional year)
- Senate Switchboard – (804) 698-7410
- Senate Joint Resolution 442 – introduced by Senators Lucas and Hawkins
- Legislative Switchboard – (800) 562-6000
- Senate Joint Memorial 8004 – introduced by Senators Stevens, Swecker and Benton
- House Joint Memorial 4018 – introduced by Representatives Roach, Dunn, McCune and Hurst
Myth: The SPP infringes on the sovereignty of the United States.
Myth: The SPP is illegal and violates the Constitution.
Myth: The U.S section of the SPP is headed by the Department of Commerce.
‘‘North American Investment Fund Act’’
To authorize the President to negotiate the creation of a North American
Investment Fund between the Governments of Canada, of Mexico, and
of the United States to increase the economic competitiveness of North
America in a global economy.
Myth: The U.S. Government, working though the SPP, has a secret plan to build a "NAFTA Super Highway."
As such, we have developed a network of contacts with public and private sector individuals, organizations, companies and public entities, institutes and centers of knowledge, as well as with regulatory and governmental entities from the local, state, provincial and Federal governments of Mexico, the United States and Canada.
Myth: U.S. Government officials sponsored a secret SPP planning meeting in Banff, Alberta in September 2006.
Myth: The SPP will cost U.S. taxpayers money.
Not so well known is the fact that supporters of the NAU concept slipped an initiative into the recently defeated immigration reform act. Largely unnoticed amidst the amnesty furor that ultimately sunk the Immigration Bill was the statement, "It is the sense of Congress that the United States and Mexico should accelerate the implementation of the Partnership for Prosperity to help generate economic growth and improve the standard of living in Mexico."