Texas Agenda 21 legislation is now being debated by lawmakers in the Lone Star State. The anti-Agenda 21 bill follows in the footsteps of similar proposals currently being debated in a host of states around the United States. Those who opposed the United Nations plan routinely note property rights and states rights concerns when pushing for protections against local implementation of the biodiversity and sustainability plan.
Republican Texas State Representative Molly White presented the anti-Agenda 21 legislation last week. Republican State Senator Bob Hall filed the Texas Agenda 21 legislation as SB 445 in his chamber. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the United Nations Agenda 21 biodiversity plan is a voluntary and non-binding resolution is reportedly focused only solely on sustainable development.
A total of 178 United Nations countries adopted the Agenda 21 plan in 1992. The global initiative is based upon a program which would in theory abolish poverty and protect “fragile environments” by properly managing cities. The United States is a signatory country to Agenda 21. Congressional approval was not required to become a signatory since the plan is non-binding. In America alone, more than 500 large and moderate-sized cities are members of an international sustainability organization that reportedly supports the implementation of Agenda 21.
“A governmental entity may not enter into an agreement or contract with, accept money from, orgrant money or other financial aid, to a non-governmental or intergovernmental organization accredited by the United Nations to implement a policy that originated in the Agenda 21 plan adopted by members of the United Nations at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in June, 1992.”
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) report entitled, “Agenda 21: The U.N., Sustainability and Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory” contends that support and action on the initiative has slowed down across the country because grassroots activists have embarked on a campaign to thwart Agenda 21 nationwide.
An excerpt from the SPLC Agenda 21 report states more information.
“At least three states — Arizona, Missouri and Oklahoma — have considered laws, each of which passed one chamber of their legislatures, to halt the purportedly noxious effects of Agenda 21; Alabama went all the way, passing a 2012 law that was signed by Gov. Robert Bentley,” the report states. “Major political battles have broken out over it in Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Montana, Ohio and Texas. Even the Republican National Committee, in January 2012, denounced Agenda 21 as a destructive and insidious scheme to impose a socialist/communist redistribution of wealth.”
Agenda 21 bills are also currently pending or have been passed in Tennessee, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Missouri, and Iowa. A resolution intended to outlaw the United Nations Agenda 21 biodiversity and sustainability plan in Montana was recently voted down.
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