A bill that would protect property rights from Agenda 21 and similar measures passed through a Missouri state house committee last week.
House Bill 1647 (HB1647) was introduced on Jan. 29 by Rep. Mike Moon (R-157). It passed through the House Rules Committee on Apr. 14. It will now be scheduled for a full vote in the state house.
HB1647 states that “neither the state of Missouri nor any political subdivision shall 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, adopted by the United Nations in 1992 at its Conference on Environment and Development or any other international law or ancillary plan of action that contravenes the Constitution of the United States or the Missouri Constitution.”
The bill goes on to declare that “state of Missouri and all political subdivisions are prohibited from entering into any agreement with, expending any sum of money for, receiving funds from, contracting services from, or giving financial aid to those nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations as defined in Agenda 21.”
If passed, HB1647 will be a big win for Constitutionalists and liberty supporters. Private property rights would be strengthened for Missourians, while their state’s democratic political process would be protected from pernicious outside influences. Although Agenda 21 is marketed by its planners as benign and sensible, its effect on American sovereignty could be devastating.
The United States government officially endorsed Agenda 21 in 1992 when President George H. W. Bush signed on to a treaty with 177 other countries at a large U.N. meeting called the ’Earth Summit’ in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. He triumphed this accomplishment as emblematic of a world coming together to maintain a safe, living environment for present and future generations. However, there is more to Agenda 21 than what these world leaders are willing to let on to the general public.
“In a nutshell, the [Agenda 21] plan 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 Post-Sustainability Institute, a think-tank designed to rally awareness and action regarding Agenda 21, said on its website.
“[Agenda 21] is a whole life plan. It involves the educational system, the energy market, the transportation system, the governmental system, the health care system, food production, and more. The plan is to restrict your choices, limit your funds, narrow your freedoms, and take away your voice.”
HB1647 first goes to a procedural vote in the house, called “perfection” – where amendments and debate can be brought up on the floor. After it passes perfection, it is given a third and final read and vote. No further house amendments can be proposed at that time. Should it pass there, it will move on to the senate, where the full process will repeat to concur.
To learn more about Agenda 21, please watch the following informative video from the John Birch Society:
For Missouri Residents: Call your state representative and urge them to vote YES on HB1647. Call your state senator and urge them to support HB1647 and its companion legislation in the senate, SB618. You can find their contact information HERE.
For Other States: Call your state legislators and demand that they take a stand for private property rights and against foreign entanglements by introducing similar legislation to HB1647. You can find their contact information HERE.