Earning widespread applause from activists, analysts, and Tea Party groups nationwide, state lawmakers in the Virginia House of Delegates passed several important resolutions this week on issues that have been gaining increasing prominence in recent years. The measures, which mostly passed with broad support, deal with everything from restraining an out-of-control federal government and United Nations to ensuring that Virginians are protected in the event of a collapse of the increasingly unstable Federal Reserve fiat dollar system.
Of course, Virginia is not alone in its efforts to protect citizens and their rights. In recent years, dozens of states have passed similar laws and resolutions on these issues. Alabama, for example, in an effort to defend private property rights and due process, completely banned the UN’s “sustainable development” plot known as Agenda 21 last year. Utah, meanwhile, passed a law making gold and silver legal tender within the state, becoming a leader in the growing nationwide movement for sound money.
More than a few state governments have also recently nullified unconstitutional federal usurpations by relying on the U.S. Constitution’s Tenth Amendment, which reserves to the states and the people all powers not delegated to the U.S. government. Everything from unconstitutional federal drug laws and indefinite military detention without trial to infringements on gun rights and national ID cards have been targeted by states in recent years.
Now, lawmakers in Virginia are taking center stage. One of the most widely celebrated measures adopted this week slams the United Nations' so-called “sustainability” scheme known as UN Agenda 21. The controversial global plan, promoted by a broad coalition ranging from Big Business interests to ruthless communist despots, calls for a dramatic transformation of human civilization, gradual elimination of private property rights, increasing government control over the economy, empowering of the UN at the expense of national sovereignty, and much more.
“United Nations Agenda 21, a radical plan of purported ‘sustainable development,’ envisions the American way of life of private property ownership, single-family homes, and individual freedoms as destructive to the environment,” notes the Virginia resolution, approved by an almost two-to-one margin in the House. The measure also points out that the UN scheme calls for redistribution of wealth and the erosion of American sovereignty.
Click here to read the entire article.
Photo of Virginia State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia