Agenda 21 Outlawed In Mississippi

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.

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 on 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.

Agenda 21 map.

Here’s an 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.

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Missouri also recently passed a bill prohibiting Agenda 21 mandates from being enacted.

An excerpt from the Missouri Agenda 21 bill reads as follows.

“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.”

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