An Agenda 21 bill will soon be heard by the full Kentucky State Senate. The bill is designed to thwart United Nations environmental regulations in the state. The Agenda 21 United Nations program is a voluntary, non-binding action plan which is allegedly focused solely on sustainable development. Adopted by 178 countries in 1992, the plan is based upon a program to abolish poverty and protect "fragile environments" by "properly" managing cities. Some charge the program wants to push all citizens into cities.
Senate Bill 31 was authored by Northern Kentucky Senator John Schikel. Although some dismiss Agenda 21 as just yet another new world order conspiracy theory, Senator Schikel wholeheartedly disagrees.
Senator Schikel had this to say about Kentucky State Senate Bill 31:
"I don't look at it as a threat, but, we believe, and I believe, and many of my constituents believe that United States officials, Kentucky officials and local officials should be making our environmental laws and making those decisions and not international organizations."
The impact Agenda 21 could have on the very foundation of America is immense, yet the bulk of society knows little to nothing about the United Nations plan. One survey by the American Planning Association showed that 85 percent of Americans said they didn't know enough information about Agenda 21 to form an opinion.
Agenda 21's own language claims that "in industrialized countries, the consumption patterns of cities are severely stressing the global ecosystem."
Excerpt from the United Nations environmental plan dubbed Agenda 21:
"By the turn of the century, the majority of the world's population will be living in cities. While urban settlements, particularly in developing countries, are showing many of the symptoms of the global environment and development crisis, they nevertheless generate 60 per cent of gross national product and, if properly managed, can develop the capacity to sustain their productivity, improve the living conditions of their residents and manage natural resources in a sustainable way.
Several groups which actively support the concepts in Agenda 21 have been received at the White House during the Obama administration. The general belief held by those who are proponents of Agenda 21 is that global warming problems are expanded by those living outside of urban areas. A detailed map of the United States created by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity shows a mass relocation from suburbs and especially rural areas as a part of the program.