Agenda 21 Nullification Bill Passes in Arizona Senate 16-13

Today, the Arizona Senate voted on SB1403 - Agenda 21 nullification and it passed 16-13! Senator Judy Burges, along with Senators CrandellGriffinMelvinMurphyShooter and Ward introduced a bill that would prohibit Arizona from implementing any creed, doctrine, principles or any tenet of the United Nations Rio Declaration on Environment and Development.

The bill simply states;

“Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Rio declaration on environment and development; prohibition; definition

A. Notwithstanding any other law, the state of Arizona and all political subdivisions of this state shall not adopt or implement the creed, doctrine, principles or any tenet of the United Nations Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and the Statement of Principles for Sustainable Development adopted at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June, 1992 or any other international law that contravenes the United States Constitution or the Constitution of Arizona.

B. Since the United Nations has enlisted the support of numerous independent, non-governmental organizations to implement this agenda around the world, the state of Arizona and all political subdivisions are prohibited from implementing programs of, expending any sum of money for, being a member of, receiving funding from, contracting services from, or giving financial or other forms of aid to the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives or any of its related or affiliated organizations including Countdown 2010, Local Action for Biodiversity, European Centre for Nature Conservation, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the President’s Council on Sustainable Development, enacted on June 29, 1993 by Executive Order 12852.

C. For the purposes of this section, “political subdivision” includes this state, or a county, city or town in this state, or a public partnership or any other public entity in this state.”

Objections to Agenda 21 include a variety of concerns, including the violation of personal property rights, the erosion of state and local authority, and the binding of the United States to international agreements that would violate our Constitution.

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Oklahoma House Passes Bill to Ban UN Agenda 21

by Alex Newman, The New American

Following Alabama’s lead, lawmakers in the Oklahoma House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to approve popular legislation protecting private-property rights and banning a controversial United Nations “sustainable development” scheme known as Agenda 21, which critics say represents a serious threat to American values and liberty. If approved by the Senate as expected, the law would also prohibit state and local governments from working with the UN or its affiliates to implement any sort of “international law” that violates the U.S. or Oklahoma constitutions.

The bill, H.B. 1412, was passed in the state House last week on a bipartisan vote, with a Republican-led coalition of 67 supporting the legislation against 17 Democrats who opposed the measure. It originally passed out of the States’ Rights Committee in late February and is now in the state Senate, where a broad coalition of activists — supporters of national sovereignty, private property, the Constitution, individual liberty, Tea Party groups, and more — is working to ensure its passage.

Of course, Oklahoma is just the latest state to take action against the highly controversial UN plan, which calls for a transformation of human civilization under the guise of promoting so-called “sustainability.” In May of last year, Alabama became the first state to officially ban UN Agenda 21 after a law to protect private property and due process rights was signed by Gov. Robert Bentley. The wildly popular bi-partisan legislation was approved unanimously in both houses of the state legislature.

Before that, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in Tennessee adopted a resolution blasting the dubious UN agenda as a radical “socialist” plot at odds with individual liberty, private-property rights, and the U.S. Constitution. Lawmakers in Kansas followed suit. Numerous other state governments, under heavy pressure from activists across the political spectrum, are also working to ban the “sustainable development” scheme in their jurisdictions. City and county governments, meanwhile, are taking action to protect residents, too.  

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Bill to Nullify Drone Spying Introduced in New Jersey

Add New Jersey to the long list of states opposing drone operations within their borders.  Drone surveillance activity using unmanned aerial vehicles or “UAVs”  has become an urgent issue threatening the right to privacy, recognized by the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution. Anti-drone legislation recently introduced by Assemblywoman Quijano (D)  and co-sponsored by Assemblywoman…

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