OK, this is a good development.
We do not yet have a law, but at least steps have been taken in a Legislature of a US State to address Agenda 21. Senate Bill 477 has been passed by the Alabama Senate. This bill not only seeks to prohibit the State and all [quoted from the bill's synopsis-emphasis added] "Political subdivisions from adopting and developing environmental and developmental policies that, without due process, would infringe or restrict the private property rights of the owner of the property".
The House companion bill has not been voted on, so we are still looking a a bill that cannot yet be brought to the Governor's desk, but the very fact that a State Legislative body has actually recognized not only the threats of Agenda 21 to private property, freedoms, and prosperity, but made a point of specifically naming Agenda 21 is a major accomplishment. The importance of this cannot be discounted - we have been told for a very long time that there is no such thing as Agenda 21 and that anyone who talks about it is paranoid. This is far from a done deal, but it is also a big step in the right direction.
My congratulations to the hardworking people of Alabama who made it this far.
What truly impresses me is that the bill, if ever it becomes law, would prohibit local governments from taking any financial incentives from the UN or other non-governmental agencies (Mostly ICLEI* but also others).
Such incentives are designed to ensnare the people in a myriad of regulations that will lay tremendous financial burdens on property owners and restrict the manner of land and water use. As noted in previous posts (Links below) these regulations are designed to remove ownership of property from property owners in a step-by-step fashion while at the same time moving the vast majority of residents of suburban and rural areas into cities where they can be concentrated, made more dependent and, ultimately, controlled.
The Bill also refers to the beginning of Agenda 21 back in 1992. Most of us did not pay attention to "smart growth", "sustainable development", and all the other catch-phrases introduced by Maurice Strong and the rest of those who ran the Rio Earth Summit in that year. We were busy with getting educations, jobs and raising our children and, having seen the Soviet Union collapsing and China having moved towards privatization, never thought for a moment that Socialism would have any more momentum. I for one thought that it whither and die in old-guard Marxist professor's offices in the Halls of Academia. Agenda 21 was the means by which the Left was, after falling back and regrouping, going to hit us hard.
The intentions of Agenda 21 supporters run the gamut from the most radical environmental controls ever proposed, elimination of all nationals borders and sovereignty, establishment of approved regions (All urban) in which people are allowed to live, the elimination of the single-family dwelling (no longer referred to as a home), elimination of personal vehicles for the vast majority of people and the accompanying forced reliance on mass transit, and more. The stated goal of these people (The links have quotes) is the end of the Western (Especially American) way of life. In their vision we will all be packed into high-rise apartments.
Details can be found on the links at the bottom. It is too much to type into every post on this subject.
For people who are new to this subject - I am not making this up. When I first picked up on this I had a hard time believing it myself.
Excerpts of text are below. Bolding is mine:
Section 1. (a) As used in this section, "political subdivisions" means all state, county, incorporated city,
unincorporated city, public local entity, public-privatepartnership, and any other public entity of the state, a
county, or city.
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," 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 Constitution of the State of Alabama.
Since the United Nations has accredited and enlisted numerous non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations to assist in the implementation of its policies relative to Agenda 21 around the world, the State of Alabama and all political subdivisions may not enter into any agreement, expend any sum of money, or receive funds contracting services, or giving financial aid to or from those non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations as defined in Agenda 21.
approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law."