The Washington State Legislature is joining a wave of other states considering legislation to protect the property rights of its residents. A bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives to ward off the influence of United Nations’ Agenda 21.
House Bill 1165 was introduced Jan. 17 and is sponsored by Representatives Rodne, Overstreet, Shea, Taylor, Haler and Magendanz. It has been referred to the Judiciary Committee where it currently sits, awaiting further action. The bill purports to thwart United Nations’ plans to implement so-called sustainability initiatives under what is called Agenda 21. Proponents say Agenda 21 is a noble attempt by world leaders to protect the environment while detractors say that it is a nefarious plot by globalist institutions to steal land and destroy American sovereignty.
According to the text of the bill, H.B. 1165 is “an act relating to prohibiting the state of Washington and its political subdivisions from adopting and developing environmental and developmental policies that would infringe or restrict private property rights without due process.”
The bill continues on to reference Agenda 21 specifically saying, “Since the United Nations has accredited and enlisted numerous nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations to assist in the implementation of its policies relative to Agenda 21 around the world, the state of Washington 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 the nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations defined in Agenda 21.”
The United Nations introduced Agenda 21 at their 1992 Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There, 178 governments including the United States voted to enact the program. While many feel that this is a step of environmental progress and bipartisanship that should be lauded, others are skeptical about what effects the plan will have on the freedom and sovereignty of the American people.
“In a nutshell, [Agenda 21] calls for governments to take control of all land use and not leave any of the decision making in the hands of private property owners…,” the citizen watchdog group Democrats Against Agenda 21 said on their website. “Individual rights in general are to give way to the needs of communities as determined by the governing body. Moreover, people should be rounded up off the land and packed into human settlements, or islands of human habitation, close to employment centers and transportation.”
As alarming and unbelieveable as this may sound, a recent rash of governmental abuse of private property rights (a few examples of which can be seen HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE) seems to confirm the suspicions of the anti-Agenda 21 activists. H.B. 1165 is the latest development in the efforts of the states to rise up against outrageous Draconian infringements on property rights perpetrated on peaceful citizens by government thugs.
If you live in a state other than Washington and would like to see similar legislation passed in your state, it is highly recommended that you contact your state legislatures to inform them about Agenda 21 and why it is a threat to our freedoms that needs to be immediately acted upon. You can find more in-depth information about Agenda 21 by watching the following video:
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