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Updates on rejection of Agenda 21:

Posted 4/14/2014 – from American Policy Center

The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed the Oklahoma Community Protection Act (HB 2807). The bill is designed to nullify Agenda 21 and protect private property rights. I was privileged to help provide some strong property rights language and definitions to make the bill more effective.

The bill is now in the State Senate. It has passed out of the Senate committee with just one vote in opposition. The full Senate vote is coming up soon and it’s being viciously attacked by the usual NGO stake holder groups who do not want private property rights protected.

Good news in NE Ohio — Another victory over Agenda 21 and Regional Planning:  
This resolution passed last month in Geauga County, Ohio. It rejects the Agenda 21 planning objectives put forth by The Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium (NEOSCC) and their potential implementation by the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA)

In the Virginia Legislature, after a two year battle, property rights proponents won a major battle with passage of the Boneta Bill.  Virginia SB51 was signed into law, limited the authority to require permits for farmers. The law is the result of Martha Boneta’s two year fight to stand up for her property rights in the face of a county government, strongly influenced by the private conservation group, the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC). The battle began when the County threatened Boneta with a $5,000 a day fine for hosting a little girl’s birthday party in her barn/farm store on her organic farm in Fauquier County, Virginia. Martha refused to obtain such  permit. As a result, her farm store was closed. The PEC, which holds a Conservation Easement on the farm, began to harass Martha with surprise inspections of the property (even demanding to look in her private closets). She was then audited by the IRS (Peggy Richardson, a former IRS Commissioner who lead the Clinton Administration’s attacks on Conservative groups serves on the board of the PEC). SB51 limits the ability of local governments to use such permits to violate private property rights. Martha’s fight gained national news coverage.

 


The Oklahoma State legislature has passed HB 1412 through the Oklahoma State’s Rights Committee to halt implementation of Agenda 21 within state limits.

HB 1412 was written to ensure that “the state or any political subdivision of the state shall not adopt or implement policy recommendations that deliberately or inadvertently infringe upon or restrict private property rights without due process, as may be required by policy recommendations originating in, or traceable to United Nations Agenda 21/Sustainable Development and any of its subsequent modifications, a resolution adopted by the United Nations in 1992 at its Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and commonly known as the Earth Summit and reconfirmed in its Rio+20 Conference held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012, or any other international law or ancillary plan of action that contravenes the Constitution of the United States or the Oklahoma Constitution.”

The Oklahoma Senate version, SB 23 was proposed late last year and reintroduced by the Energy Committee last month. Should this bill pass, Agenda 21 would be prohibited on state, county and municipal levels.

Iowa State Senate Representative Ralph Watts championed a bill that would stop Agenda 21 from taking over land in Iowa.

State Representative Dawn Pettengill voiced fear that Agenda 21 would force residents out of rural areas to be crowded into densely populated areas.

In Missouri, State Representative Lyle Rowland explained to the Tourism committee that Agenda 21 was taking over the nation and that they must act to prevent this scheme from stealing land in Missouri.

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Maine State Representative Ricky Long has introduced a bill that would make implementation of international governance illegal within state limits. Long explained that Agenda 21 “would also threaten the sovereignty of our government as well as our established policies and civil liberties by binding us to a contract of global governance.”

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has supported Agenda 21, which “has struck out seeking the destruction of our [Constitutional republic]” and “threatens our nation’s sovereignty.”

In March of 2012 Mayor Beth Van Duyne and city manager Tommy Gonzalez of Irving, Texas have inspired Tennessee to pass a Joint Resolution 587 to condemn Agenda 21 as “destructive and insidious.” They have unabashedly explained the nefarious agenda of the UN for America. This resolution strongly admonishes the deceptive language of these policies; as they are designed to coerce the public.

Tennessee also resolved an anti-Agenda 21 resolution that failed to receive Governor Bill Haslam’s signature.

Next the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to ban UN Agenda 21 polices. This legislation would prevent local, county and state governments from adopting the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) programs.

NH is not the only state to pass anti-Agenda 21 legislation.

In KansasHouse Resolution 6032 was approved that quashed Agenda 21 from taking over the state.

Alabama passed an all-encompassing law to protect private property rights against the tyranny of Agenda 21. SB 477, known as the “Due Process for Property Rights” Act was passed in both the Alabama House and Senate, and signed into law by Governor Robert Bentley.

June 7, 2012 – Alabama Bans U.N. Agenda 21 Sovereignty Surrender – Investor’s Daily as posted in Citizen Review Online – Alabama – June 7, 2012 – Few have heard of Agenda 21, the U.N. plan for sustainable development that tosses property rights aside. But Alabama has, and it recently secured a victory as important as that over union power in Wisconsin. Read More>>>

March 6, 2012 – Ocean County, New Jersey, Blasts UN Agenda 21 in Resolution – In yet another victory for liberty-minded activists, local lawmakers in Ocean County, New Jersey, approved a stinging resolution last month blasting the United Nations’ highly controversial Agenda 21, a radical plan to foist so-called “sustainable development” on Americans by stealth. Read More>>>

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Here is just a sample of what has happened across the nation in battle after battle in local communities to remove ICLEI and stop the spread of Sustainable Development – in just the past 6 months 2011:

  • In February, Carroll County, Maryland elected 5 new county commissioners.Their first act was to close the county’s Sustainable Development Office and fire its manager. They then ended their contract with ICLEI and rejected the county’s ICLEI-written comprehensive development plan – telling the planning commission to re-work it to protect property rights and assure the plan was in compliance with the U.S. Constitution.
  • Also in February, Amador County, California was the second community to reject its contract with ICLEI and begin to dismantle the Sustainable Development policies that had been put in place. The effort was led by the “Mother Lode Tea Party.”
  • In March, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania became the third community to reject its ICLEI contract and send them packing.
  • In April, Edmond, Oklahoma became the fourth community to reject ICLEI and its policies. The Edmond City Council was confronted by nearly 200 citizens demanding that the city end its contract with ICLEI.
  • In May, Las Cruces, New Mexico became the fifth community to out ICLEI
  • In June, Spartanburg, SC became city number 6 to oust ICLEI by a city council vote of six to zero.
  •  Also in June, Albemarle County, Virginia Board of Supervisors voted 4–2 to reject its contract with ICLEI.

Additional withdrawals include:

In May, Sarasota County, Florida has withdrawn from ICLEI “due to budget constraints”, but has not denounced “sustainability”.

The city of Garland Texas, a suburb of Dallas, has elected NOT to renew its ICLEI membership effective March 31!

James City County Board of Supervisors in Virginia, according to the Williamsburg Yorktown Daily has decided to get out of ICLEI.

Anti-Agenda 21 measures have cropped up in:  Arizona; Indiana; Iowa; Missouri; Nebraska; and Washington.

 

In October 2011, the City of Sequim and Clallam County in Washington State agreed not to renew their dues to ICLEI and withdraw from the program.  See Clallam County, City of Sequim to withdraw from ICLEI – Citizen Review Online

In Florida – The State of Florida has repealed the Growth Management Act, along with approx. 1,000 laws that go with it.    See “Florida Repeals Smart Growth Act.”

 

Houston County, MN has filed a lawsuit against the Comprehensive Land Use Planning. Houston County complaint

The sheriff in each county has great authority.  Visit Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association for more information.

Citizens recall Councilor for violating Oath of Office by supporting the foreign governance of the UN in America.  In Greeley, Colorado, the people took action this way: Recall of Councilor Poppaw Based on Violations of Oath of Office

This issue is nonpartisan – it is an American sovereignty issue.  Both Republicans and Democrats are resisting and working to overturn the progress of UN Agenda 21 – Sustainable Development.

On the website “Democrats Against UN Agenda 21”, you can learn some methods being used under “How We Resisted Agenda 21“.

Clallam County, WA Republican Party issues a Resolution and presents it to the Board of County Commissioners to get out of ICLEI.  The Resolution can be found here:  Resolution to withdraw from ICLEI.

Republicans all across the country have included verbage against the implementation of UN Agenda 21 in their local and state platforms, as well as the national platform.  The Republican Party at the national level issued a Resolution against UN Agenda 21.

The State of Tennessee House of Representatives passed a  Joint Resolution against UN Agenda 21.

 

 

If you know of a city or county that has removed itself from ICLEI, please let us know.

Victories Against Agenda 21

The battle against Agenda 21 is really heating up across the country as property rights activists are using the new American Policy Center tactics that I’ve been supplying.

As a result, reports are coming in from activists and elected officials across the nation of growing battles and even some outright victories in the fight against Agenda 21. Finally we are able to stand up against self appointed stakeholder groups seeking to transform our nation into their private agendas, contrary to the Constitution. Here are just a few of the most recent reports I’ve received:

 1. The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed the Oklahoma Community Protection Act (HB 2807). The bill is designed to nullify Agenda 21 and protect private property rights. I was privileged to help provide some strong property rights language and definitions to make the bill more effective.

The bill is now in the State Senate. It has passed out of the Senate committee with just one vote in opposition. The full Senate vote is coming up soon and it’s being viciously attacked by the usual NGO stake holder groups who do not want private property rights protected. All residents of Oklahoma need to call their state senators to urge support for the Oklahoma Community Protection Act. Let’s end Agenda 21 in 2014.

2. In the Virginia Legislature, after a two year battle, property rights proponents won a major battle with passage of the Boneta Bill.  Virginia SB51 was signed into law, limited the authority to require permits for farmers. The law is the result of Martha Boneta’s two year fight to stand up for her property rights in the face of a county government, strongly influenced by the private conservation group, the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC). The battle began when the County threatened Boneta with a $5,000 a day fine for hosting a little girl’s birthday party in her barn/farm store on her organic farm in Fauquier County, Virginia. Martha refused to obtain such  permit. As a result, her farm store was closed. The PEC, which holds a Conservation Easement on the farm, began to harass Martha with surprise inspections of the property (even demanding to look in her private closets). She was then audited by the IRS (Peggy Richardson, a former IRS Commissioner who lead the Clinton Administration’s attacks on Conservative groups serves on the board of the PEC). SB51 limits the ability of local governments to use such permits to violate private property rights. Martha’s fight gained national news coverage.

Most importantly, the successful battle to pass this bill has given the property rights movement a significant new weapon and has sent shock waves through the radical greens as they learn their power is no longer absolute!

Here’s a song produced by Virginia Right, celebrating Martha’s victory.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o56XVzJK38

3. Good news in NE Ohio — Another victory over Agenda 21 and Regional Planning:  
This resolution passed last month in Geauga County, Ohio. It rejects the Agenda 21 planning objectives put forth by The Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium (NEOSCC) and their potential implementation by the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA)
Board of County Commissioners, Geauga County, Ohio
A RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION TO THE INCORPORATION OF NEOSCC ENDORSEMENT AND “VIBRANT NEO 2040” OBJECTIVES INTO NOACA PLANNING POLICY DOCUMENTS
WHEREAS, the Geauga County Commissioners represent over 93,000 residents who have chosen to raise their families and operate businesses in a rural environment governed in a minimally-intrusive way by elected officials who believe in personal responsibility, economic freedom, fiscal prudence, proper maintenance of public assets including infrastructure, and preservation of our unique balance of farmlands, large-lot residential zoning, and centers of private sector entrepreneurial and industrial activity; and WHEREAS, while the concept of governmental collaboration to achieve economies of scale can be beneficial in many cases to reduce costs, the regional revenue sharing advocated by the Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium (NEOSCC) within the VIBRANT NEO 2040 plan would invariably promote the transfer of resources from those communities that have been prudent in their fiscal planning, handling of expenditures, and maintenance of existing infrastructure to those communities that have not consistently adhered to those principles; and
WHEREAS, NEOSCC through the VIBRANT NEO 2040 initiative promotes the limiting of new residential and commercial development to sites within “established communities”, as well as the incorporation of agricultural land preservation into long range planning, with a stated goal to re-focus development into “existing downtowns” while discouraging economic development and encouraging the prohibition of any future business or population growth in rural areas such as Geauga County, through prioritization of infrastructure investments through a process which would, along with other methodology, “evaluate the social equity impact” of those investments; and
WHEREAS, taken as a whole, the goals promoted by NEOSCC under its “Vibrant NEO 2040” planning document stand largely at odds with the principles of individual economic freedom and local government autonomy which have stood this nation in good stead over the two hundred and thirty eight years since our nation’s founding; and
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Geauga County Board of Commissioners does hereby take strong exception and voice its opposition to the statements made in a NOACA draft policy document which advocates as part of the agency’s broad strategy that NOACA’s priorities and projects be closely aligned to other federal, state, and regional initiatives, including Vibrant NEO 2040, and further requests that any NEOSCC reference be removed from NOACA policy documents.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution becomes part of the permanent record of the Board of Commissioners of Geauga County, Ohio.

Update: Just received this report today. The same activists who got the Geauga County Board of Commissioners to pass the above resolution against regionalism have succeeded to get a similar resolution passed by the Lordstown, Ohio Council. The battle against regionalism in North East Ohio is raging!! 

As I said, these are just some of the battles that are now raging across the country. Daily I am receiving calls from activists and elected officials asking for my help in their efforts. I am providing language for legislation and tactics for activists. And it’s working. Please help APC to continue leading this vital effort to restore American property rights.

How much does the US pay for the UN each year?
They pay 22% of 4.19 billion dollars. You do the math.
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