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House resolution criticizes United Nations Agenda 21

May 3, 2012

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— A Kansas legislative committee has introduced a resolution aimed at the 20-year-old United Nations Agenda 21, a policy that states its purpose as seeking global cooperation to improve the environment and reduce economic disparities between countries.

The House Federal and State Affairs Committee on Monday will hold a hearing on House Resolution 6032, which condemns the "destructive and insidious nature of United Nations Agenda 21."

The resolution states that Agenda 21 is a radical plan that views as destructive "the American way of life of private property ownership, single family homes, private car ownership, individual travel choices and privately owned farms." The purpose of the resolution is to expose to public policymakers the "dangerous intent" of Agenda 21.

The Republican National Committee and Kansas Republican Party Central Committee have approved similar resolutions. Opposition to Agenda 21 has also been organized by Americans for Prosperity.

Agenda 21 came out of discussions on "sustainable development" at the U.N. Conference of Environment and Development in 1992.

Comments

Jake Esau 3 years, 3 months ago

Don't Kansas lawmakers have better things to do than stick their nose into global politics?

kansanjayhawk 3 years, 3 months ago

maybe they should be involved if we want to retain our national position as a nation and not simply be run by overseas interests.

quimby 3 years, 3 months ago

A similar resolution just died last week in the KS House Energy and Utilities Committee, so they are just moving it to another committee to see if they can get it through. It's a complete misrepresentation of Agenda 21 and urban planning - An embarrasment that this resolution is even being considered in our state.

kansanjayhawk 3 years, 3 months ago

Really--any objective observer knows the agenda is one-world--and it is not in the U.S. national interest.

Hooligan_016 3 years, 3 months ago

You are absolutely insufferable with this inane tripe.

Cait McKnelly 3 years, 3 months ago

What is there about Kansas that isn't an embarrassment when you have legislators that compare being raped to having a flat tire and advocate for shooting immigrants like wild hogs?

Bruce Janssen 3 years, 3 months ago

Did they have to wear their tinfoil hats during the vote?

kansanjayhawk 3 years, 3 months ago

no--but maybe some of the liberals on this site are wearing blinders--look into the facts this does take away from the American concept of private property rights and it does move us toward world government as opposed to being governed by our Constitution.

Jimo 3 years, 3 months ago

What nutjob radio program did you hear that on? (I'm curious. It's difficult to keep up with who the latest loon is.)

Agenda 21 has been around for many years. It seems to combat poverty, disease, pollution, and stand up for the rights of ordinary people to speak out in repressive regimes. A/k/a, everything the GOP a few decades ago stood for as core principles. Outside of the tinfoil hat crowd in the U.S. of A., the principles couldn't be less controversial -- except for repressive regimes such as Saudi Arabia and North Korea.

kansanjayhawk 3 years, 3 months ago

maybe I did some research like you should instead of just accepting it on face value...

Cait McKnelly 3 years, 3 months ago

Research that you never post links to, even when you're challenged to do so.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 3 years, 3 months ago

Yea, you're one of those zero-summers. You think Gawd's law is violated if Americans don't get all the cool resources of the world, even those that happened to be trapped in other countries by some geological mistake, and everyone else gets disease, famine and misc. natural disasters, and the occasional US drone strike just to keep them on their toes (the better to blow them off.)

Budgets_Smudgets 3 years, 3 months ago

(with spooky music playing:) "A g e n d a T w e n t y - o n e" It's like the Ed Wood movie: Plan 9 from outer space. Complete with hubcaps spinning in the air depicting UFO's.

We are probably just around the corner from some needless anti-Sharia legislation.

You can't have Nationalism without pointing out all that scary stuff to fear from other countries.

kansanjayhawk 3 years, 3 months ago

Maybe you are taking this to the extreme--but there is truth to this legislation--private property rights are under assault.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 3 years, 3 months ago

The only truth you've ever known is of the superstitious and imagined variety.

quimby 3 years, 3 months ago

Please note that Agenda 21 is NON-BINDING and has been around for 20 years without ill effects...

Cait McKnelly 3 years, 3 months ago

You just gave me my "morning chuckle over coffee", Paul :) Sometimes this board is way better than the funny papers.

kansanjayhawk 3 years, 3 months ago

The effects have been negative...drip...drip...drip...more liberal agendas less local and State government control.

Jimo 3 years, 3 months ago

George Wallace couldn't have said it better.

kansanjayhawk 3 years, 3 months ago

*note this is a debate technique to discredit your opponent by associating them with someone else...it does not present a real argument...strawman...

tomatogrower 3 years, 3 months ago

As a debate you should be giving us examples of how this has affected your life or anyone else's life.

tomatogrower 3 years, 3 months ago

Wow, ask kansanjayhawk for evidence that this resolution has done anything to anyone, and he disappears.

Hooligan_016 3 years, 3 months ago

They just won't let it go. This resolution is an insult and slap to the face of urban planning professionals.

kansanjayhawk 3 years, 3 months ago

NO, it is really not an insult to urban planners, unless they believe that the "takings clause" of the United States Consitution is invalid.

Orwell 3 years, 3 months ago

The Supreme Court (remember them?) long ago held you don't have a property right to your zoning classification. A taking occurs only when the degree of restriction is so great as to preclude ANY practical use of the property, not just the use you'd prefer.

These days about the only "rights" that are threatened are the made-up "rights" imagined by those extremists who don't care a fig about anyone but themselves. If the supremacy of their "rights" mean a weaker, poorer, more dangerous America, they're fine with that.

JayhawkFan1985 3 years, 3 months ago

Urban planning is about communities and the people living there to make decisions together about their future. The anti agenda 21 nuts are about dictating to those communities what they can and can't do and thereby limit choices and freedom.

boltzmann 3 years, 3 months ago

The Republicans losing control of the House on January 20, 2013 would be a great thing. I'm glad you agree, too. :)

pace 3 years, 3 months ago

I agree that clearing the house of the do nothing but damage teas will be a relief. With Obama winning reelection, we might get this country back on track.

somedude20 3 years, 3 months ago

I would like to see that well endowed SNORG TEE model sans clothes as that matters more than what these bozos are trying to pull.

In other news, Al Roker is black.

tolawdjk 3 years, 3 months ago

I think I have found a third party I can follow. Somedude20 in 2016!

Jimo 3 years, 3 months ago

What? They aren't going to denounce the new black panther party?

JackMcKee 3 years, 3 months ago

If the Kansas House does something you can bet the farm that it's 1. a waste of time and 2. idiotic.

How do these people get elected? Are they just Godly enough that people overlook their obvious intellectual deficits?

kansanjayhawk 3 years, 3 months ago

really sorry they don't live up to your elitist--better than the rest of us--ideals. Perhaps, they don't agree with you on every issue and now what they do is a "waste" of time or "idiotic". Maybe they just have a different point of view and perhaps they might view your position on issues or views as "idiotic" (your words)?

JackMcKee 3 years, 3 months ago

If only the Kansas House could do something, anything, that made sense I'd dance in the streets to celebrate. I'm surprised most of them can even read.

tomatogrower 3 years, 3 months ago

Their job is to take care of Kansas infrastructure and education. The United Nations is a league of nations. Kansas is a state, not a nation. Sorry, I would like to know who these legislators are who don't know the difference. And if they represent me, I would definitely work to get them out. If wanting my government to be run with intelligent, educated people, is being "elitist", I'm proud to be an elitist.

Cait McKnelly 3 years, 3 months ago

Hey, kjh! “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'” ― Isaac Asimov

JackMcKee 3 years, 3 months ago

Next on the Kansas House agenda: Repeal of Newton's Laws and a formal statement that the Sun revolves around the earth. A proclamation that the world is flat and that man did not evolve from monkees are scheduled for debate.

kansanjayhawk 3 years, 2 months ago

More liberal elitism and superiority. You do not even address the issue of the erosion of property rights- perhaps your head is buried in the sand...

kansanjayhawk 3 years, 3 months ago

Well just because liberal opinion dominates in Lawrence and on this site does not make it right or correct. People in Kansas have the right to use the machinery of State government to question this agenda 21.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 3 years, 3 months ago

To what purpose? Should they declare up to be down, just because they can?

Cait McKnelly 3 years, 3 months ago

And just because conservative opinion dominates in other parts of the state doesn't make it "right" or "correct" wither. They may have the right to question another body's policy but that doesn't mean they have any ability to change or effect it, making it pretty much a waste of the state government's time. It kinda ranks up there with a legislative resolution declaring June 17th "State Chipmunk Day".

kansanjayhawk 3 years, 2 months ago

Private property right are a foundation of our Republican gov't Those in opposition to agenda 21 want to protect that right.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 3 years, 2 months ago

So, does that mean we should return to the rules of the day created by the founding fathers-- only wealthy, white, male property owners have any civil or political rights?

kansanjayhawk 3 years, 2 months ago

Private property rights are a foundation of our republic.

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