Thursday, May 09, 2013

Missouri Legislature Approves Ban of Agenda 21

Grassroots activists around the country have been calling for a ban of the controversial Agenda 21 plan and Missouri is the latest state to answer the call.

A bill to ban Agenda was overwhelmingly approved in both houses of the Missouri State Legislature and now goes on to Governor Jay Nixon to approve. In fact, the effort is so popular in the legislature that the results are virtually veto-proof.

The bill states that:
"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...."
Essentially the bill aims to protect private property and due process rights.

Missouri is the 2nd state, after Alabama, to ban Agenda 21.

And where is the state of Oklahoma in this fight?

In March, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed HB1412 67-12 in favor of the legislation. Unfortunately, the bill died in the Senate Energy Committee due to its chair, Sen. Cliff Branan's refusal to hear the bill, claiming the bill is based on conspiracy theory. Branan stated that it refers to "...a problem that doesn't exist at all."

Well, Sen. Branan, the problem doesn't exist yet but if you and the rest of the OK State Senate don't take any action against it, it will become a problem.

Further Reading:

Otter Limits - Politics 101: Agenda 21

New American - Missouri Legislature Bans UN Agenda 21

Huffinton Post - Missouri House Bans UN Sustainability Program

New American - Oklahoma House Passes Bill to Ban UN Agenda 21

Enid News - Oklahoma Panel Won't Hear Bill Banning Agenda 21 Plan

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