An Agenda 21 bill in Missouri reportedly seeks to protect the state from the mandates of the United Nations plan. Missouri Representative Mike Moon introduced House Bill 216 in order to amend state statute and prohibit political subdivisions from enacting Agenda 21 projects.
Agenda 21 is a voluntary, non-binding UN 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. America is a “signatory” country to Agenda 21.
Because the United Nations Agenda 21 plan is a non-binding statement and not a treaty, a vote on the matter was deemed unnecessary. In the United States, more than 500 cities are members of an international sustainability organization that reportedly supports the implementation of the United Nations biodiversity program.
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.”
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Oklahoma House of Representatives members 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.
What do you think about the Missouri bill designed to stop the United Nations plan and Agenda 21?
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