Activist Post: Susanne Posel
The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to ban UN Agenda 21 polices.
This legislation will prevent local, county and state governments from adopting the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) programs.
ICLEI is a UN agency that provides “local” community plans, software and training to towns and cities that pay their dues. Other private organizations in league with ICLEI are:
• National League of Cities
• International City/County Management Group
• National Governors Association
• American Planning Group
“I know it is totally against our Constitution from reading the U.N. biodiversity assessment,” Rep. Anne Cartwright (R-Alstead), the primary sponsor of the bill. “It’s through local initiative that it is being implemented in bits and pieces to erode our property rights.” Cartwright believes ICLEI is attempting to remove individual property rights through sustainable development.
Cartwright said: “They are very slowly implementing rules and regulations that have not reached a high level yet. They are implementing it through zoning, planning and regional planning things that impact our property rights.”
NH is not the only state to pass anti-Agenda 21 legislation:
- In Kansas a resolution was approved that quashed Agenda 21 from taking over the state.
- Tennessee also resolved an anti-Agenda 21 resolution that failed to receive Governor Bill Haslam’s signature.
- The Arizona House of Representatives voted down a ban that resembles the NH ban.
- Louisiana and Alabama have resolutions against Agenda 21 that are still under consideration.
- Irving, Texas Mayor Beth Van Duyne and city manager Tommy Gonzalez pushed back by withdrawing membership from ICLEI. (Continue reading)