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Bill aimed at stopping United Nations takeover of U.S. advances

The Arizona House of Representatives on Wednesday gave initial approval to a bill that some proponents say is aimed at stopping a United Nations conspiracy to take away the rights of American citizens.

Critics say the bill is not only based on crackpot “one-world-order” theories, but that it would make valuable state programs illegal and take away the state’s authority to manage natural resources.

The bill, SB1507, sponsored by Sen. Judy Burges, R-Skull Valley, would make it illegal for any government entity in the state to abide by any tenet or principle of the non-binding United Nations Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, adopted by the international group in 1992.

The declaration includes 27 principles, such as promoting sustainable communities, managing natural resources and working toward the eradication of poverty.

Rep. Terri Proud, a Tucson Republican and proponent of the bill, said in a mass email to her supporters that the non-binding declaration “will take away our rights as Americans by allowing the United Nations to mandate laws on our soil.”

“It’s very real and it is happening,” Proud’s email warns.

During Wednesday’s spirited floor debate on the bill, Rep. Jack Harper, a Surprise Republican, said the declaration is connected to the “occult” of sustainability.

Because SB1507 would make any state actions or funding that even align with the declaration illegal, the bill’s critics say that things like funding the Department of Economic Security would become illegal because it falls into the broad definition of working toward the eradication of poverty.

Likewise, critics say public-private solar and wind energy projects could become illegal because they are part of the effort to develop sustainable energy solutions, which the Rio Declaration also promotes. And sustainability research at the state’s three universities could be put into jeopardy because of the same reasoning.

House Rules Attorney Tim Fleming said in late March, when the bill moved through the Rules Committee, that worries about the bill making such state efforts illegal are warranted.

House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix, asked during the committee’s hearing on the bill whether someone would be able to bring a lawsuit against the state for participating in or funding anything that could be construed as aligning with the declaration’s broad principles.

Fleming said that would likely be the case.

“I think it has potentially broad policy ramifications,” Fleming said.

But Fleming also said he didn’t see anything unconstitutional about the bill, which is the Rules Committee’s primary question for any bill.

Campbell said the SB1507 is the worst bill he’s ever seen in the Legislature.

The bill awaits a final vote in the House.

18 comments

  1. If one were to actually read “Agenda 21,” they would find statements that include supporting and empowering children and women, conserving biodiversity, ensuring responsible economic prosperity and securing clean energy…which should leave one thinking “who would not want that”? The supporters of SB 1507 are simply not thinking, or even simply not able to think due to a complete blindness caused by a completely false reality that they created for themselves; that working to improve the conditions of man and the planet in which we live upon is an infringement on personal and economic freedom. One of the few things that this state should be proud of and be promoting to no end is the fact that they are home to several phenomenal programs educating sustainability. Right when Arizona has the chance to be seen as a leader of progress; as a model for how to live as a species, and not just a patriotically blind group of individuals. I won’t be calling out parties, but there are simply some individuals placed in power that are pushing ideology and not progress towards the long-term health of the state, land and people with which we live. That is what Agenda 21 aims to do, and it does not mandate that any entity strictly follow nor enforce the principles outline, but if a country or state were to sustainably develop, those are the guidelines that they should follow. I have an extremely hard time and very little faith that the majority of folks in the Arizona government have the experience, knowledge, wherewithal, leadership and capacity to ensure those principles on their own power, especially as Agenda 21 was crafted by some of the most intellectual and revered people from across the planet. C’mon Arizona, we can’t keep dragging our feet as the rest of the world enters the 21st century. For those at the capitol, take heed from your universities, as it is those sustainability programs that are creating the leaders of tomorrow. By stalling now, you are doing nothing but creating more work for them later. Defeat SB 1507, and there will be no negative consequence to personal or economic freedoms, only a brighter, more prosperous and thriving future for Arizona and this country.

  2. Arizona: you will be the first to be offered to the Chinese upon their arrival. Thank you for your lulz.

  3. If you ACTUALLY read the Principles Agenda 21 you would see that sole purpose of agenda 21 is to destroy the US Constitution incrimentally and establish a “new world order” that is subservient to the United Nations with the US paying for the rest of the worlds poverty. It was George HW Bush who committed the US to Agenda 21 and NOT through treaty because a treaties must be ratified by the Senate, but through agreements between Fed’l government “departments” and fiscal agreements with “developing nations”.

    On the surface, any thinking person would welcome “sustainability” because it “sounds” like a good idea for the future. BUT if you know the purpose is to first take away your private property rights to own your own home you wouldn’t be so eager to drink the kool aid. Communities are signing on to the “sustainability grant carosel” which comes with major strings attached by the Fed’l government putting future generations in fiscal chains and communities chained to federal mandates.

    In the up coming Rio+20 Summitt the UN is proposing a world wide TAX that you will get to pay on every thing you purchase. It will only be less than a percent it adds up and once started it will never stop. The TAXES will go to the UN to fortify their World dominance.

    And, Agenda 21 also purposes to reduce the world’s population to less than 3 billion to assure “sustainaibility”. If you like the way China keeps their population limited to one child by performing millions of abortions and killing female babies at birth then you will love leaving a legacy for YOUR children that will determine through DNA who will be allowed to reproduce and who will not.

    Now go drink some more of that kool aid and sustain yourself.

  4. A big thanks to the loonies that pass for “leaders” in this once wonderful state. You’ve once again made us the laughing stock of the nation and the butt of every comedians’ jokes. Burges, Harper and Proud should be institutionalized before they hurt someone. Harper is most certainly a “Surprise Republican” — it’s a surprise anyone is ignorant enough to elect him or any of these three stooges.

  5. AGENDER: Please take your psychotropic meds now.

  6. While it is true that there are globalists and people with control freak agendas who use the environment issue to get more control, it is also true that there are globalists and control freaks who this bill will help.

    The people behind this bill are banking on the stupidity of the Arizona people to blindly accept the paranoid notions, without realizing that the same type of global agenda control freak, anti-competition people who control oil, natural gas, and nukes. All of which are far more deadly, toxic and detrimental to human life than then new, cleaner, less toxic energy resources that Arizona could benefit from IMMENSELY.

    Furthermore, this bill is anti-free-enterprise, because it puts new technologies at a disadvantage, therefore stifling new jobs and opportunities, and restricting competition by those new technologies.

    I think it will be very easy for a libertarian, business- minded, intelligent lawyer to make the case to the Supreme Court that this bill is unconstitutional and rooted in coercion, and that it is a government intrusion into the lives of individuals who want choices in the markets, and not be forced to use products and services that they don’t want.

    Now, if the people of Arizona really care about business, jobs and fair practice, they would pass a bill that gives the people of the State the right to free-competition in the energy markets, and they would demand that the people they do business with, regardless of the technology, do not take subsidies which force people to pay for services and products that they do not use.

    But that won’t happen, because this bill is not about honest business, it is about political business, and that’s just sick, because it is making us sick, both figuratively and literally.

  7. Allowing any outside influence to set law for the United States is ridiculous to even consider. Some of the words will stir utopian waves thru some non-thinkers but the mere idea of outside forces setting policy for our country will be the end as we know it.

  8. I’ve been battling this bad bill since March. Please take a moment to sign the petition I created: http://chn.ge/KhL454

  9. I have studied Agenda 21 for over 7 years. I have watched as the evil wrapped in a blanket of environmentalism has crept into the lives of everyday Americans. Agenda 21 is about “change”. Change how you think, change what you eat, change how you view garbage, change what you drive, change what your children are taught in school and with all that change comes control. Control access to land, control what you can do with your land, control what kind of light bulb you can purchase and use, control access to health care, control your thermostat, control of your life,.
    Until recently Agenda 21 was stealthy even though it has been around for 20 years. The only news article to ever acknowledge its existence in the USA was in 2001 of FOX News and then silence. Why are you just now learning of this issue? It’s because if the American people had learned early on that United Nations’ policy was being implemented within the sovereign borders of the US they would not have allowed it to even start.
    A quote from that 2001 Fox article: “Agenda 21 and its supporters around the country and world see as Agenda 21′s subtext that the United States has a history of environmental irresponsibility and needs to pay for that. Arguing that Americans have forfeited the rights to manage their own resources because they embraced urban sprawl, gas guzzling cars and unchecked consumption of resources, the U.N. says someone has to take over.”
    Maurice Strong, architect of Agenda 21 told the opening session of the Rio Conference (Earth Summit II) in 1992, that industrialized countries have: …”developed and benefited from the unsustainable patterns of production and consumption which have produced our present dilemma. It is clear that current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class — involving high meat intake, consumption of large amounts of frozen and convenience foods, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work-place air-conditioning, and suburban housing — are not sustainable. A shift is necessary toward lifestyles less geared to environmentally damaging consumption patterns.”

    He further stated: “The concept of national sovereignty has been an immutable, indeed sacred, principle of international relations. It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to the new imperatives of global environmental cooperation. What is needed is recognition of the reality that in so many fields, and this is particularly true of environmental issues, it is simply not feasible for sovereignty to be exercised unilaterally by individual nation-states, however powerful. The global community must be assured of environmental security.”

    Successful implementation of Agenda 21 will lead to world governance and the end of the USA.

  10. Thanks Bill for your overview of this U.N. Agenda 21 ” Global Conspiracy ” GENERATED BY the Socialist Nations who have invaded our Nation’s Social institutions & Government organizations at practically all levels. Their purpose is to over come our Culture and Constitution from within. They knew it wasn’t possible to confront the USA militaristically.
    All of you Americans should Goggle U.N. Agenda 21 and start waking up to what is going on in our Nation for these last two decades. THIS WILL START TO MAKE SENSE OF WHAT OUR PRESIDENT HAS BEEN VERY ACTIVE & SUCCESSFUL in rapidly moving our Nation toward the Globalization of the World under the Sovereignty of the United Nations.
    PRAISE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST HAS A BIGGER AND BETTER PLAN. WHERE ARE YOU IN GOD’S PLAN ?

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