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 Mississippians, while the 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.

The United States government officially endorsed Agenda 21 in 1992 when President George H. W. Bush signed on to a treaty with 177 other countries at a large U.N. meeting called the ’Earth Summit’ in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. He triumphed this accomplishment as emblematic of a world coming together to maintain a safe, living environment for present and future generations. However, there is more to Agenda 21 than what these world leaders are willing to let on to the general public.

“In a nutshell, the [Agenda 21] plan calls for governments to take control of all land use and not leave any of the decision making in the hands of private property owners,” The Post-Sustainability Institute, a think-tank designed to rally awareness and action regarding Agenda 21, said on its website.

“[Agenda 21] is a whole life plan. It involves the educational system, the energy market, the transportation system, the governmental system, the health care system, food production, and more. The plan is to restrict your choices, limit your funds, narrow your freedoms, and take away your voice.”

Tenth Amendment Center

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