Alabama forbids UN Agenda 21 in their State. Fair or foul?
Alabama Senate Bill 477
is brutally simple. Under its terms, neither the State government, nor
any county, city, town or village in Alabama, may take private property
to further environmental ends. The bill mentioned UN Agenda 21. (It also
named the 1992 Rio summit where George W. Bush, to his shame, signed
onto it.) But the bill further forbids such takings to further any other international environmental plan like it. Indeed, SB 477 broadly forbids furthering any “international law or ancillary plan of action,” for any goal, that “contravenes” the US or Alabama constitution.
The bill goes further still. It forbids State and local governments to enter into any kind of agreement with any
of the UN agencies and “non-governmental and inter-governmental
organizations” that the UN has set up to further UN Agenda 21.
The bill passed the Alabama Senate and House with unanimous
votes. Last month the governor signed it. And no mainstream media outlet
said a word about it.
Until two days ago. Then, James Delingpole, the bête-noir of environmentalists in Commonwealth countries, said that “Wisconsin and Alabama just helped save the world.” And he did not exaggerate.
UN Agenda 21 In Their Own Words
Land … cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled
by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the
The Constitution says otherwise. Most people quote Amendment V to cite this linchpin of criminal defense:
[No] person…shall be…compelled to be a witness against himself.
But Amendment V also says:
[No] person…shall be…deprived of life, liberty, or
property, without due process of law. Nor shall private property be
taken for public use, without just compensation.
How refreshing that a new State law actually mentions the Constitution and seeks to enforce those key words!
shows how far the UN wants to go to turn the United States into a
gigantic wildlife preserve. It would leave very little land for humans
to live in, and that includes military reservations. UN Agenda 21
returns vast tracts of land, and connecting corridors, to the wild. So
we civilians must double up in our cities. Those cities must become more
dense than ever. Enter the “mixed-use building” (the dingbat
dormitory), with shops on the ground floor and apartments on the higher
floors. Or maybe Scortia and Robinson’s Glass Inferno, or Richard Martin Sterns’ The Tower. Those two books came out in 1974, and Irwin Allen turned both into a true cautionary tale.
In it, a 135-story mixed-use building (offices, apartments, and hotel
rooms) goes up in flames after the wiring system can’t handle the
electric load. When that movie first played, the critics missed the key
point: the “Glass Tower” was an urban renewal project! That shows how long this kind of dystopian dreaming has been going on. (And longer than that: recall Paolo Soleri’s Arcologies, the ultimate dingbat dormitories.)
James Delingpole was right, though even he did not mention all the
reasons to oppose UN Agenda 21. Alabama did just save the world, but
only if other States follow their lead.
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