“Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.” – Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu (1689 – 1755)
Yes, this about Agenda 21 paranoid posturing.
If the hat fits, wear it:
The ultimate in head wear, with accessory, for the right wingnut controlled Missouri General Assembly.
From the Southern Poverty Law Center (March 14, 2012):
….In the world of far-right extremists, Agenda 21 is demonized as a sort of Trojan horse, part of a larger scheme to shatter Americans’ liberties and institute a totalitarian, one-world government known typically as the “New World Order…”
…to the John Birch Society (JBS), one of the main groups promoting the conspiracy theory about Agenda 21, it represents the end of America as we know it. This is the same group, of course, that claimed President Dwight D. Eisenhower was a secret communist….
HB 42: first, they came for the black helicopters and I did not speak up (December 5, 2012)
SB 265: if you didn’t want the black helicopters to track you down… (February 6, 2013)
On May 8th the Missouri House passed SB 265, an anti Agenda 21 bill, by a veto proof majority. The bill, as truly agreed to and finally passed:
FIRST REGULAR SESSION
[TRULY AGREED TO AND FINALLY PASSED]
SENATE BILL NO. 265 [pdf]
97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
To amend chapter 1, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to prohibition
on certain policies that infringe on private property rights.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 1, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 1.370, to read as follows:
1.370. 1. As used in this section, “political subdivision” means any state, county, incorporated city, unincorporated city, public local entity, public-private partnership, and any other public entity of the state, a county, or city.
2. 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.
3. Since the United Nations has accredited and enlisted numerous nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations to assist in the implementation of its policies relative to Agenda 21 around the world, the 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.
[emphasis in original]
In the Journal of the Missouri House for May, 8, 2013:
On motion of Representative Rowland, SB 265 was truly agreed to and finally passed by the
Allen Anderson Austin Bahr Barnes
Bernskoetter Berry Black Brattin Burlison
Cierpiot Conway 10 Conway 104 Cookson Cornejo
Cox Crawford Cross Curtm an Davis
Diehl Dohrman Dugger Ellington Elmer
Engler English Entlicher Fitzpatrick Fitzwater
Flanigan Fowler Fraker Frame Franklin
Frederick Gannon Gatschenberger Gosen Grisamore
Haahr Haefner Hampton Hansen Harris
Hicks Higdon Hinson Hodges Hoskins
Hough Houghton Hurst Johnson Jones 50
Justus Keeney Kelley 127 Koenig Kolkmeyer
Korman Lair Lant Lauer Leara
Love Lynch Marshall Mayfield McCaherty
McGaugh Messenger Miller Molendorp Moon
Morris Muntzel Neely Neth Parkinson
Pfautsch Phillips Pike Pogue Redmon
Rehder Reiboldt Remole Rhoads Richardson
Riddle Roorda Ross Rowden Rowland
Scharnhorst Schatz Schieber Schieffer Shull
Shumake Smith 120 Solon Sommer Spencer
Stream Swan Swearingen Thomson Torpey
Walker White Wieland Wilson Wood
Wright Zerr Mr Speaker
Anders Burns Butler Carpenter Colona
Curtis Dunn Ellinger Englund Hubbard
Hummel Kirkton Kratky LaFaver May
McCann Beatty McDonald McKenna McManus McNeil
Meredith Mitten Montecillo Morgan Newman
Nichols Norr Otto Pace Peters
Pierson Rizzo Runions Schupp Smith 85
Walton Gray Webb
ABSENT WITH LEAVE: 008
Brown Funderburk Gardner Guernsey Kelly 45
Lichtenegger Mims Webber
Speaker Jones declared the bill passed.
Nope, no “moderate” republicans here.