Texas Messes with Agenda 21
Texas is larger than most countries in the United Nations, some not much bigger than the postage stamps they print for collectors, but each with a vote that can cancel ours out. Texas is about to a vote against the U.N.’s sovereignty-destroying Agenda 21, so named because it claims to be setting a “sustainable growth” agenda for the 21st century.
Agenda 21 is in fact a global power grab similar to climate-change treaties like the Kyoto Protocol. It uses the imaginary threat of unsustainable growth which allegedly threatens to plunder the planet’s finite resources, like climate change allegedly threatens planetary doom, to impose a liberal wish list of restraints on our freedoms to decide how we live our lives in our pursuit of one of those inalienable rights liberals fear -- the pursuit of happiness.
Texas Senate Bill 445, introduced by Texas State Senator Bob Hall, and a companion bill introduced by State Rep. Molly White, would ban implementation of Agenda 21 with Texas state boundaries. SB 445 reads in part:
“A governmental entity may not enter into an agreement or contract with, accept money from, or grant money or other financial aid to a nongovernmental 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.”
This one we can’t blame on President Obama, although he undoubtedly loves Agenda 21’s plan to “fundamentally transform” the United States as well as the rest of the planet. The United States officially embraced Agenda 21 when President George H.W. Bush signed on to a treaty with 177 other countries at a U.N. meeting called the “Earth Summit” in Rio De Janiero, Brazil.
Alabama first put forth a ban on Agenda 21 in the summer of 2012 with Senate Bill 447 which states:
"The State of Alabama and all political subdivisions may not 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,' " the law states, adding a brief background on the UN plan hatched at the 1992 “Earth Summit” in Rio de Janeiro.
Agenda 21, as Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) noted in a June 7, 2012 editorial commenting on Alabama’s ban, is a fundamental assault on the rights our Founding Fathers fought for, the basis for the freedoms and democracy that we enjoy. It is all for surrendering those rights on the altar of “social justice”:
One of those is property rights. "Land ... cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market," Agenda 21 says.
"Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes."
The London Telegraph’s James Delingpole, an unfailing opponent of the climate change fraud, said in a June 6, 2012 piece entitled “How Wisconsin and Alabama Helped Save The World” that Alabama’s ban on Agenda 21 implementation was as important as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s victory over the excesses of public sector unions:
Equally important is the victory won in Alabama. One of the reasons I have become so embroiled in the Climate Wars these last few years is because I recognised early on that the once-worthy cause of environmentalism has been suborned by the international Left as a proxy issue designed to mask its real agenda: the destruction of the capitalist system; global wealth redistribution; the removal of property rights; a gradual takeover by democratically unaccountable Left-leaning bureaucrats and technocrats belonging to organisations like the United Nations and the European Union.
We see this lust for social justice at the expense of our economic and property rights in the Environmental protection Agency’s (EPA) war on coal. Former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said at the 20th anniversary of Agenda 21’s creation held in Palo Alto, California called it “the rarest of opportunities to truly change the world” at the expense of individual liberty, telling us how to work, where to live, what power we can use, what cars we can drive, etc.:
The challenge ahead of us is unlike anything we have faced before -- as individual nations or as one planet. For the first time in human history, we are beginning to see that everyday activities -- the things we buy, the way we keep the lights on, the ways we travel -- have an impact on the health of our entire planet.
That is why the Obama administration makes war on fossil fuels, locks up as much land, particularly in the West, as possible, and tries to force us into electric clown cars. Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, as IBD noted in an April 14, 2014 editorial, came face to face with Agenda 21 when the Bureau of Land Management seized his cattle and threatened him with fines and imprisonment:
Does the government really need to own 30% of the U.S., with the percentage in Western states much higher? The government's agenda in this and many other land-confiscation activities is motivated by a desire to comply with a U.N. "rewilding" program that advocates pushing humans out of rural areas and into densely packed urban zones to promote what the U.N. calls "sustainable development."
Don’t fence us in and don’t mess with Texas.