Agenda 21 ban was approved in Mississippi. Other states have pending or passed similar legislation. Agenda 21 is losing public support due to an increase in grassroots efforts to curtail the United Nations program, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center the UN Agenda 21 initiative is a voluntary and non-binding action plan which is reportedly focused only on sustainable development. Although the United Nations plan could drastically infringe upon private property rights and states rights, it is a topic rarely covered by the mainstream news media.
A total of 178 United Nations countries adopted the Agenda 21 plan in 1992. The global initiative is based upon a program which would in theory abolish poverty and protect “fragile environments” by “properly” managing cities. The United States is a signatory country to Agenda 21. Congressional approval was not required to become a signatory since the plan is non-binding. In America alone, more than 500 large and moderate-sized cities are members of an international sustainability organization that reportedly supports the implementation of Agenda 21.
Eminent domain and Agenda 21 endeavors both pose significant threats to property rights. Eminent domain was once rarely invoked by the federal government and when it was, the project had to serve a critical need to a substantial portion of the public. Today, American families are losing their land in eminent domain seizures used to expand bike paths, built green spaces for tourism, and to increase Bureau of Land Management (BLM) holdings in order to “protect the land.” If Agenda 21 is fully implemented as feared, growing your own groceries will no longer be possible and all farms left in existence could very well be government-run factory farms.
A small portion of America is waking up to slightly-veiled Agenda 21 threat in the United States. The United Nations dictate fits nicely into the land grab demeanor by the federal government ongoing in Western states and increasingly around the country
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) report entitled, “Agenda 21: The U.N., Sustainability and Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory” was recently released to the public. The SPLC contends that support and action on the initiative has slowed down across the country because grassroots activists have embarked on a campaign to thwart Agenda 21 nationwide.
Mississippi voted to prohibit Agenda 21 tactics from being initiated in the state. House Bill 490 (HB490) passed by an overwhelming margin with a vote of 79 to 36. The Agenda 21 bill would prohibit the state, and all counties and cities within, from adopting or developing any of the United Nations policies.
Excerpt from the Mississippi Agenda 21 bill introduced by Representative Becky Currie.
“The State of Mississippi and all political subdivisions thereof shall not adopt, nor implement, the creed, doctrine, principle or any tenet of the United States Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and the Statement of Principles for Sustainable Development known as ‘Agenda 21,’ adopted at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, held from June 3-14, 1992, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, or any other international law contravening the Constitution of the United States or the Constitution of the State of Mississippi.”
The passage of the Agenda 21 bill in the Mississippi House of Representatives has been touted as a significant win by opponents to the United Nations plan. Previously similar legislation introduced by Representative Becky Curry was blocked in committee. Mississippi Senate Bill 2809 (SB2809), is viewed as a companion or similar bill to the one just passed in the house. It was introduced by State Senator Melanie Sojourner. Agenda 21 bills deemed mirror images of the ones passed and pending in Mississippi are currently under consideration in Maine, Wyoming, Washington State, and Tennessee.
HB490 will now move to the state senate, where it will first be assigned to a committee for consideration.
The Missouri Agenda 21 bill states, “Neither the state of Missouri nor any political subdivision shall adopt or implement policy recommendations that deliberately or inadvertently infringe or restrict private property rights without due process, as may be required by policy recommendations originating in, or traceable to Agenda 21, adopted by the United Nations in 1992 at its Conference on Environment and Development or any other international law or ancillary plan of action that contravenes the Constitution of the United States or the Missouri Constitution.
The bill was introduced previously, but was vetoed by Governor Jay Nixon. Although the initial Agenda 21 bill in Missouri was passed quite easily in the state House of Representatives, the elected in the chamber failed to override the governor’s veto.
A letter written by Governor Nixon after using his power of veto claims that the Missouri House of Representatives failed to understand the purpose and scope of Agenda 21.
“This resolution, known as Agenda 21, provides a general blueprint for sustainable development. It imposes no mandates on state or local governments and not a single pejorative action in Missouri has been tied to it.
It is fundamentally misguided and unnecessary to require local government officials to become international law experts in order to perform their duties. This legislation would spawn endless litigation frivolously attacking governmental action based on a belief that a two decades old United Nations resolution is somehow shaping decisions regarding such issues as health codes and road projects. It is absurd for a city council making a zoning decision to find it necessary to retain a high priced attorney specializing in international law for the purpose of needlessly chasing imaginary shadows around corners.”
The Oklahoma House of Representatives members also recently voted overwhelmingly in support of a measure designed to protect the unalienable rights of property owners and due process procedures earlier this month in order to curtail Agenda 21 plans in the state. The Oklahoma Community Protection Act would nullify any Agenda 21 or related assaults on individual property rights in the state. The HB 2807 bill has now moved on to the Oklahoma Senate for review.
The Chinese version of Agenda 21 should serve as a big, bold, blinking warning sign for America. So-called “ghost cities” in China – newly built cities with buildings but few or no people — are reportedly part of the sustainable development plans outlined in the United Nations’ Agenda 21 initiative.
The Agenda 21 China plan included measures to move “tens of millions” of citizens away from rural areas and into brand new cities designed in an eco-friendly manner. Although the eco-city in Tianjin has received a modicum of success, many of the “green” structures in the Agenda 21 compliant urban area are still vacant, according to a report in The Guardian.