Oklahoma House Votes to Protect Property Rights from Feds and UN

By:  Alex Newman
03/07/2014
       
Oklahoma House Votes to Protect Property Rights from Feds and UN

The Oklahoma House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly this week for legislation to protect the unalienable rights to private property.

With radical U.S. government and United Nations schemes such as “sustainable development” and UN Agenda 21 being quietly implemented across America at all levels of government under a variety of names and pretexts, lawmakers in the Oklahoma House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly this week for legislation to protect the unalienable rights to private property and due process in the state. The “Oklahoma Community Protection Act,” which would nullify Agenda 21 and other outside assaults on individual rights in the state, now goes to the Oklahoma Senate.

HB 2807, which comes on the heels of other state-led efforts to protect private property in recent years, was approved by a vote of 66 in favor and 26 against in the state House. Conservative and liberty-minded activists across the state are now working to ensure that the popular bill makes it through the state Senate. Similar legislation protecting the rights of Oklahomans from UN and federal assault was held up in committee last year by Sen. Cliff Branan, who is now running for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

“It is very important for states to re-assert their sovereignty and protect the rights of citizens from intrusive and oppressive measures coming down from the federal government and even international organizations like the UN,” Oklahoma Rep. Mike Ritze, a strong supporter of the measure, told The New American. “The states operated for two centuries quite well on their own, so what we are doing now is taking back our rightful powers and ensuring that Oklahomans can continue to live in freedom under constitutionally limited government without outside unconstitutional intervention.”

If approved by the state Senate and signed into law by Republican Governor Mary Fallin, the law would set stiff penalties for violations of citizens’ property rights by officials. It would also nullify any anti-constitutional federal or international infringements on private property or due process in the state. “This bill protects your private property from being acquired by eminent domain without a public vote or public hearing,” added state Rep. Lewis Moore, one of the legislation’s House sponsors.

Supporters of the legislation, less than three pages long, say it would have a powerful impact in terms of protecting individual rights and state sovereignty from external or internal infringement. “Any attempt to restrict private property rights without due process of law shall be deemed null and void per the Oklahoma Constitution and the United States Constitution,” the bill explains, giving property owners strong language to rely on in cases of lawless activities by officials and bureaucrats.

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