By TJ Martinell | THETENTHAMENDMENTCENTER.COM | January 29, 2015
Two bills that would protect property rights from Agenda 21 and other similar measures have been introduced to the Mississippi State Legislature.
House Bill 490 (HB490), introduced by State Rep. Becky Currie, and Senate Bill 2809 (SB2809), introduced by State Sen. Melanie Sojourner, would prohibit the state, as well as cities and counties, from adopting and developing environmental and developmental policies known as Agenda 21, effectively nullifying them in practice.
Both bills read, in part:
The State of Mississippi and all political subdivisions thereof shall not adopt, nor implement, the creed, doctrine, principle or any tenet of the United States Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and the Statement of Principles for Sustainable Development known as “Agenda 21,” adopted at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, held from June 3-14, 1992, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, or any other international law contravening the Constitution of the United States or the Constitution of the State of Mississippi.
Both HB490 and SB2809 has been referred to their respective Judiciary Committees.
If passed, these two bills will be a big win for Constitutionalists and liberty supporters. Private property rights would be strengthened for Missourians, while their state’s democratic political process would be protected from pernicious outside influences. Although Agenda 21 is marketed by its planners as benign and sensible, its effect on American sovereignty could be devastating.