House Joint Resolution 0587, which was drafted by the discredited paranoid conspiracy theorist John Birch Society and which, "recognizes the destructive and insidious nature of United Nations Agenda 21," was approved 19-11 in the Senate today and signed by the Speaker of the House. I assume that like in the House, Democrats voted to oppose and Republicans voted to approve. The House passed the measure 72-23 on March 15th.
Below is the text of the resolution:
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 587By Brooks KA RESOLUTION relative to United Nations Agenda 21.WHEREAS, the United Nations Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of extreme
environmentalism, social engineering, and global political control that was initiated at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992; and
WHEREAS, the United Nations Agenda 21 is being covertly pushed into local communities throughout the United States of America through the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) through local “sustainable development” policies such as Smart Growth, Wildlands Project, Resilient Cities, Regional Visioning Projects, and other “Green” or “Alternative” projects; and
WHEREAS, this United Nations Agenda 21 plan of radical so-called “sustainable
development” 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; and
WHEREAS, according to the United Nations Agenda 21 policy, social justice is
described as the right and opportunity of all people to benefit equally from the resources
afforded us by society and the environment which would be accomplished by
socialist/communist redistribution of wealth; and
WHEREAS, according to the United Nations Agenda 21 policy, national sovereignty is
deemed a social injustice; now, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE HUNDRED SEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, THE SENATE CONCURRING, that the General Assembly recognizes the destructive and insidious nature of United Nations Agenda 21 and hereby exposes to the public and public policymakers the dangerous intent of the plan.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that neither the U.S. government nor any state or local
government is legally bound by the United Nations Agenda 21 treaty in that it has never been endorsed by the U.S. Senate.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the federal government and state and localThis is only a joint resolution which, much like a United Nations study, has absolutely no force in law. It just expresses an opinion, much like a United Nations study.
governments across the country be well informed of the underlying harmful implications of implementation of United Nations Agenda 21 destructive strategies for “sustainable
development,” and we hereby endorse rejection of its radical policies and rejection of any grant monies attached to it.