Idaho State Legislature
Dear Senators and Representatives of the Great State of Idaho,
This is a confusing time in the United States. There are forces at work whose goal it is to break up the United States dissolving existing governing structures through cannibalization of powers - replacing them with new, regional authorities over which the voters have no control - and in fact, for the majority, no knowledge even of their existence.
When I sat down to write, it was my intention to request that you support SJM 113. However, after reading the first few paragraphs, it is with a great deal of disappointment that I must request that you defeat SJM 113. The paragraphs:
WHEREAS, we strongly object to any treaty or agreement, which threatens to
9 violate national security, private property, United States commerce, constitu-
10 tional rights and American sovereignty while emphasizing our commitment to the
11 Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) and other cooperative nations work-
12 ing for mutually beneficial goals; and
13 WHEREAS, the unique form of freedom and free enterprise system enjoyed by
14 Americans, provided for in the United States Constitution and Declaration of
15 Independence, is now being threatened by the North American Free Trade Agree-
16 ment (NAFTA) between the United States and foreign countries; and
These are two contradictory statements. The PNWER is a cross-border, regional, economic planning authority. It is intellectually dishonest to include both statements in a memorial. Either you support the sovereignty of the United States and the freedom and free enterprise system provided by the Constitution; or you support the communist system of regionalism, economic planning by an invisible, elite group of appointees (aka ‘soviets’), and the devolution of your own governing authority - state government.
Over the past years, I’ve watched as time and time again, compromises are made that keep the ball moving down the court towards the dissolution of our nation. Each time a deal is cut, it cuts away a piece of the fabric of America - what it once was. And you all can stand up and pledge allegiance with your hand over your heart, and sing the Star Spangled Banner and wave the flag, but with each compromise - with each cut, your actions betray your true heart.
Link to SJM 113
Link to PNWER
March 20, 2008