Agenda 21 Bill Proposed In Kentucky State Senate To Thwart UN Control

Tara Dodrill

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.

When Kruglik was at the West Wing of the White House for the Building One America conference, he reportedly met with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and senior Obama adviser Peter Rouse. Valerie Jarrett was also supposedly slated to attend but was pulled away for debt ceiling discussions. President Obama and Mike Kruglik were photographed together later inside the Oval Office.

Building One America strategic partner John Powell had this to say about racism and the suburbs:

"In creating the suburbs it was explicit that the suburbs were for whites only. You had demands for civil rights, and you had the federal government essentially paying white people to leave the central city and to live in this new space – a white space – called the suburbs. The structure of that is still what we're living with today. So much of the work of Jim Crow laws was maintaining social distance between blacks and whites. Now whites lived in the suburbs, and blacks and racialized others lived in the city. Social differences became redefined through these fragmented, racialized, metropolitan areas. Money was divested from the city, which were old neighborhoods where black were more likely to live, and suburbs were created".

When asked his opinion about the development of housing in the suburbs, Powell had this to say:

"Jobs were moving out of the central cities. So we're isolating people away from the tax base, from good schools, and from jobs, and really building ghettos for black people. Now, this was a federal program [Housing] but it was administered through local control, so each community had complete control over whether or not to build public housing, and how to build public housing. And it's not surprising that many of the suburbs – in fact, most – said no, we do not want any public housing. We do not want those people out here. And the federal government said fine. Even though we're the federal government, even though we have the right to exercise control over the federal purse, we will do it in a completely fragmented way that will give each community a veto over who can live there. And that's still the way we operate the federal housing program."

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