Investor’s Business Daily has an excellent article on how Alabama has taken the lead against the UN’s Agenda 21 and its threat to individual property rights. Not many people know what Agenda 21 is, but it is an initiative of the United Nations to “promote sustainable development” and it is also a huge threat to property rights. It has not been adopted by the US Senate, but Obama’s EPA has been quietly adopting many of the suggested regulations associated with Agenda 21.
An example of some of the language from Agenda 21 many Americans find problematic:
“Land … cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market,” Agenda 21 says.
“Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes.”
Thankfully, the Alabama legislature recognized the danger in this kind of scheme and passed SB477 unanimously in both houses. The legislation bars the taking of private property in Alabama without due process and says that “Alabama and all political subdivisions may not adopt or implement policy recommendations that deliberately or inadvertently infringe or restrict private property rights without due process, as may be required by policy recommendations originating in or traceable to Agenda 21.”