Excerpt:Â Tom DeWeese, President of the American Policy Center, a grassroots activist organization located in suburban Washington, DC spoke today at a news conference in Ottawa, Canada focusing on concerns about the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP).The news conference was sponsored by the Coalition to Block The North American Union, of which APC is a founding member. Other leaders of the Coalition include Howard Phillips (Conservative Caucus), Phyllis Schlafly (Eagle Forum), Jerome Corsi (Author), and more than 50 organizations. The Coalition is concerned that efforts to create the SPP will lead to the establishment of a North American Union along the lines of the European Union. While the Bush Administration continues to deny that SPP activity is anything more than a â€œdialogâ€ with Mexico and Canada over trade issues, Congressman Virgil Goode of Virginia has introduced H. Con. Res. 40 opposing the establishment of a North American Union. In July, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation introduced by Duncan Hunter (R-CA) to cut off funding for SPP talks on transportation issues. The house vote was a bipartisan 362-63. The vote was generated from fears that the talks would lead to open border policies allowing illegal immigrants to continue to flood the United States.