Alabama Adopts First Official State Ban on UN Agenda 21
Last Updated on 06 June 2012
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became the first state to adopt a tough law protecting private property
and due process by prohibiting any government involvement with or
participation in a controversial United Nations scheme known as Agenda
21. Activists from across the political spectrum celebrated the
measure's approval as a significant victory against the UN
"sustainability" plot, expressing hope that similar
sovereignty-preserving measures would be adopted in other states as the
nationwide battle heats up.
The Alabama Senate Bill (SB) 477
legislation, known unofficially among some supporters as the "Due
Process for Property Rights" Act, was approved unanimously by both the
state House and Senate. After hesitating for a few days, late last month
Republican Governor Robert Bentley finally signed into law the wildly
popular measure — but only after heavy pressure from activists forced
Virtually no mention of the law was made in the
establishment press. But analysts said the measure was likely the
strongest protection against the UN scheme passed anywhere in America so
far. The law, aimed at protecting private property rights, specifically
prevents all state agencies and local governments in Alabama from
participating in the global scheme in any way.
"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.
The people of Alabama
acting through their elected representatives — not UN bureaucrats — have
the authority to develop the state's environmental and development
policies, the official synopsis of the law explains. Therefore,
infringements on the property rights of citizens linked to "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" are also prohibited under the new measure.
Of course, as
the law points out, the UN has enlisted a broad array of
non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations in its effort to
foist Agenda 21 on the world — most notably a Germany-based group called
ICLEI, formerly known as the International Council of Local
Environmental Initiatives. But the new measure takes direct aim at that
problem, too: "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" any such
entities, as defined in Agenda 21 documents.
"This bill, that
would bar the state from taking over private property without due
process, is intended to shelter Alabamians from the United Nations
Agenda 21, a sustainable development initiative that some conservatives
see as a precursor for the creation of a world government," explained
Alabama GOP Executive Director T.J. Maloney when announcing that it had
been signed into law. The Republican National Committee (RNC) adopted a
resolution earlier this year blasting the global scheme and urging
policy makers to oppose it, and state parties have followed suit. ...continues...
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