Lawmakers in Kansas are considering a strongly worded resolution condemning a controversial United Nations “sustainability” scheme known as Agenda 21, saying the global plan is a “dangerous” attack on private property rights, individual liberty, and national sovereignty. The measure comes amid a growing battle against the global “sustainable development” agenda by state legislatures, local governments and activists all across America.
The Kansas resolution “opposing and exposing the radical nature of United Nations Agenda 21,” known as HR 6032, was introduced earlier this month by the House Federal and State Affairs Committee. Its language echoes similar resolutions adopted recently by the state of Tennessee, the Republican National Committee (RNC), the Kansas Republican Party Central Committee, and an assortment of local governments.
Pressure to roll back the controversial UN schemes in Kansas has been building for months. In March, for example, the group Americans for Prosperity hosted a series of presentations around the state by Agenda 21 expert and American Policy Center chief Tom DeWeese. Activists immediately sprang into action, and the Kansas GOP unanimously adopted a party resolution slamming the UN program earlier this year.
“We must develop a comprehensive plan to roll back all of the laws and regulations which have been implemented by Agenda 21,” said Kansas grassroots director for Americans for Prosperity Jim Mullins. A broad array of Tea Party groups and liberty-minded organizations agreed, putting strong pressure on their representatives to take action in defense of the state and its people.
Lawmakers heard the calls. This week, a Kansas House Committee held hearings on the state resolution to discuss the UN agenda and the range of threats it represents to citizens and freedom. “This is the most aggressive attack on individual liberty and the foundations of our country we have ever seen, and it’s growing,” explained Republican state Rep. Dennis Hedke, an independent geophysicist who firmly believes in protecting the environment – just without UN interference.
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Photo above: (Left to right) Kansas Reps. Dennis Hedke, Greg Smith, and Forrest Knox