Support Oklahoma’s Stop Agenda 21 Bills
Currently filed to be introduced in the State Legislature of Oklahoma are three bills, Senate Joint Resolution 2
, Senate Bill 23
, and Senate Bill 53
. These three bills would prohibit the state and or any of its political subdivisions from implementing policies directly or iindirectly related to the United Nations Agenda 21 and prohibit the public funding of any UN Agenda 21 related programs or organizations, including groups like the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), also known as ICLEI — Local Governments for Sustainability.formerly/http://www.votervoice.net/link/clickthrough/ext/255146.aspx
Senate Bill 23, introduced by State Senator Patrick Anderson (R-Enid), reads almost word for word like Alabama’s excellent binding SB 477 that was ratified and signed into law last year. Sen. Anderson told local Enidnews.com, “My bill is simply copying what they have done in the state of Alabama regarding the concerns of the impact of Agenda 21.” Anderson, himself a farmer, said, “We’re seeing more and more proposals out there regarding farm use, what can and cannot be done on the farm.” His main reason for introducing the bill is his commitment in supporting private property rights..In Addition to Sen. Anderson’s bill is Senate Joint Resolution 2, authored by State Senator Josh Brecheen. Sen. Brecheen is a fourth generation rancher from Coal County who represents Oklahoma’s 6th district, consisting of Atoka, Coal, Bryan, Johnston and Marshall Counties. As a property owner, like his colleague Sen. Anderson, Brecheen is very much committed to protecting people’s property rights..Brecheen’s SJR 2 goes further in outlining the insidious nature of Agenda 21. SJR 2 accurately describes Agenda 21 as a “radical” plan of so-called “sustainable development” that “views the American way of life of private property ownership, single-family homes, private car ownership and individual travel choices, and privately owned farms all as destructive to the environment.” Similar to Sen. Anderson’s counterpart, SJR 2 concludes stating:
THAT the State of Oklahoma 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 Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), or any other organization promoting the implementation of the United Nations Agenda 21, sustainable development, or smart growth.
Also scheduled for a first reading is Senate Bill 53, authored by state Senator Nathan Dahm (R-Tulsa). Dahm’s SB 53 similarly concludes by stating that “the State of Oklahoma and all political subdivisions thereof shall not enter into any agreement, expend any sum of money, or receive funds, contract services or give financial aid to or from any non-governmental or inter-governmental organization as defined in Agenda 21.”
These bills, SB 23, SJR 2, and SB 53 leave little opportunity for Agenda 21 policies or affiliated NGOs, like ICLEI, to operate within the state and or infringe upon the private property rights of landowners.
Agenda 21 supports the wealth distribution and the erosion of private property rights in order to achieve what it calls the preservation of “open space.” The reason for this disregard for private property rights is due to the United Nation’s view on private property. According to “Section 22.214.171.124.3 Property rights and the use of biological resources” of Global Biodiversity Assessment (1996), published for the United Nations Environment Programme: “Property rights are not absolute and unchanging, but rather a complex, dynamic and shifting relationship between two or more parties, over space and time.”
The UN’s radical interpretation of property rights is a far cry from the Founding Fathers. President George Washington said, “Private property and freedom are inseparable.” His successor, President John Adams said, “The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the law of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.”
If Agenda 21 is fully implemented it will eventually terminate your right to own property; and once that fundamental right is lost tyranny is able to flourish. Your ability to live the lifestyle you desire, your freedom to pursue and reach the American dream of owning a large home and raising a family, and the means to travel as you see fit are all at jeopardy so long as your local government adheres to the principles and protocols of Agenda 21 and sustainable development.
If you would like to learn more about Agenda 21 and ICLEI, click on the image at left to view the 21-minute video, Agenda 21: How Will It Affect You?
You can help Stop Agenda 21 and ICLEI in Oklahoma; Click here in order to contact your State Representative and State Senator (formerly/http://www.votervoice.net/link/target/jbs/gy92z7gB.aspx) and encourage them to co-sponsor and vote YES, in favor, of SJR 2, SB 23, and SB 53.
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