Letters — Thumbs Down To National Park Service and U. S Fish and Wildlife Service

I’m deeply concerned about the actions of the National Park Service and
U. S Fish and Wildlife Service. These federal agencies intend to control how much new development happens in North Kona it seems.

For example, the National Park Service wants the State of Hawaii to
designate the Keauhou aquifer as a water resource management area and
the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service wants to assign nearly 19,000 acres of land in North Kona as a critical habitat area.  In addition, the
National Park Service was the first entity to intervene in the stalled
Queen Kaahumanu Highway phase 2 widening project’s section 106 process
in early 2011.

These requests, if approved, will impact all new developments in North
Kona. It strips home rule authority from the County of Hawaii and adds
an additional layer of bureaucracy to the entitlement process.

I firmly believe the County and State of Hawaii are in a better position to manage our resources than a bunch of bureaucrats in Washington D.C.

Aaron Stene
Kailua-Kona

19 replies
  1. Ronald
    Ronald says:

    Increasingly the federal government is showing open disdain for property rights and the rule of law. At the same time the chief executive has concluded that he can do what he wants by fiat. Not generally an alarmist, I see real reason for concern.

  2. Hazen
    Hazen says:

    I firmly believe that the state and county of Hawaii are decades behind in environmental policy policy implementation. And! I say this from a campsite at 11pm at the end of a near passable 4wd road near makalawena. We’ve already cleaned up two trash bags of trash and as we drove down here we were astounded at the amount of lights and new developments we saw. Kona used to have freshwater resources, local rule screwed those up. If the Feds want to step in and protect what citizens wistfully watch waste away, impose some lots on development AND actually enforce some of our laws with their resources I say great. Maybe then state and county govt can focus on what their scant resources can manage, otherwise we’ll just end up another despoiled, overdeveloped paradise… Has been. One need only look at Florida, SoCal, or Oahu for examples.

  3. John
    John says:

    Theoretically, Aaron, you’re right, it would be better to have local control of resources. But the state and county have been negligent at best in protecting local resources.

  4. NeighborWatch
    NeighborWatch says:

    nah let the developers turn the coast into a striphotel, from Alii Dr. to Kawaihai. It’s already 3/4 the way looking like the OC. Pimp that ride. E Ticket Konaland.

  5. Debbie Hecht
    Debbie Hecht says:

    The Federal Government intervened because what happens with the water “up mauka” ends up affecting the National Park. They have been taking water samples off shore at Kaloko Honokohau for years and can correlate pollution levels to run off. What we do “up mauka” hits the lava tubes and eventually runs to the ocean. Cess pools, septic tanks, storm drains, streams with pesticides and fertilizer eventually reach the ocean where they affect the corals and the health of the reef and therefore the health of the fish. Since the state and the county don’t do anything about controlling source point pollution, I am happy that the NPS folks have data to teach us all about humans polluting ways. For example- there are at least 5 septic tanks at the harbor which add nitrates that increase algae that feed the turtles that feed the fish. This has been pointed out to the County and State numerous time. Nothing has been done. Everything we do “up mauka” affects the ocean!

  6. Hugh Clark
    Hugh Clark says:

    Excellent points expressed here.

    While I would agree environmental concerns have been ignored too long and there is no “Demococratic plot,” as alleged by GOP on global warming Republicans wish to ignore.

    Aaron is right, the top-down manner of feds is going to make problems worse, not any better. Hey, D.C., it is about communication be it the cattle areas of Nevada or parks in Hawaii.

    There has to be consultation and real planning.The unilateral behavior of NPS is a growing turn off to many of its best supporters including this fellow.

  7. janice palma-glennie
    janice palma-glennie says:

    comments below are excerpted from my testimony to the Kona Community Development Plan Action Committee on behalf of the membership of Surfrider Kona Kai Ea chapter. “Our group’s mission is to protect and enjoy our oceans, waves, and beaches. In addition to being dependent upon a clean aquifer and seas in the ways that all humans are, our members rely upon the region’s clean, safe water sources for recreational, cultural, spiritual, and subsistence reasons as well. In accordance with our mission and interests, we agree with the National Park Service that Kona’s water resources and its Public Trust uses need to be managed as carefully as possible, for now and far into the future.

    Our group applauds the effort by NPS to help prevent irreversible harm to our water supply, including that which flows into Kaloko Honokohau National Park. That park is a treasure created through the collaboration of kanaka maoli and the federal government whose kuleana is to protect its natural and cultural resources. In fact, Surfrider supports any opportunity to better care for our aquifer and near shore waters in science-based ways that take all stakeholders into consideration as this petition does. The designation of the Keauhou Aquifer System Ground Water Management Area will fill a gap in Hawai`I County’s water management since the water department is charged with distribution of water, not determination of its quality and abundance.

    Taking care of the quality of our water supply should be as a high priority for large landowners, developers, and their consultants as it is for the general public. Together, all stakeholders must commit to creating sustainable, rather than short-term, growth of our region – that being the reason for the existence of the Kona Community Development Plan. The latest science shows that rainfall is declining, and that there are threats of drought being more severe in Hawai`I’s leeward areas; and sea levels are rising. These factors will affect Public Trust uses of water and its availability for all purposes, including development.

    Almost all of O`ahu is designated as a water management area for groundwater. As is obvious, designation does not propose to, nor does it stop, development. Designation only allows for greater public input on proposed new uses of water. Fears of opening a floodgate of contested case hearings are unfounded as no individual or group would undertake action against a development proposal’s water plan unless it was designed so far below legal standards that it seemed worthy of an expensive, time-consuming, almost always volunteer, counter legal action. It is never done frivolously.

    Perhaps most lacking in determining water use and future availability are reliable figures on how many building entitlements and un-built yet permitted buildings already exist for the region. We are encouraged by the planning director’s promise that he’ll have those figures available in the very near future.

    The National Park Service has been in discussion with the state Water Commission and stakeholders across Hawai`I Island and the state for the last six years. Our group appreciates and supports those efforts on behalf of the public to better understand, protect, and allocate water for the long-term, sustainable benefit of our children’s chlidren. We hope this committee will support aquifer protection and designation for our rapidly growing region using the important tool NPS has worked so diligently to provide.”

    My personal additional comments: 1) Home rule is only as good as the rulers. as noted above, the NPS’s petition and designation will fill a gap in water quality and quantity protection that the county promised to do years ago but, to date, has not done. and, interestingly for those who aren’t familiar with the history of land use on our island, 2) those screaming loudest and most pre-emptively regarding the water designation petition are some of the same high-paid development consultants like Peter Young who — big surprise — was the consultant for the incredibly unpopular `O`oma development (that land now acquired) and who is now — big surprise — representing Kaloko Makai LLC whose development proposal includes several water wells and 5000 residences to be built directly mauka of Kaloko-honokohau National Park. And 3) back to home rule, our mayor, before he supported acquisition of `o`oma, had his planning director sitting front and center fighting against its protection as conservation land.
    Bottom line: the “sky is falling” rhetoric is coming from leopards who are using ever more slick and divisive PR techniques to try to hide their spots and the facts. Their presentations have included significant omissions and fallacies aimed, ultimately, at stopping protection of the aquifer in favor of allowing mega-development with a minimum of public scrutiny.

  8. Aaron Stene
    Aaron Stene says:

    I was on the fence regarding this issue until I read a recent WHT article about the NELHA’s roadway EA. The USFWSnhas expressed concern about NELHA’s future expansion. There is apparently an endangered moth that lives in this area and several anchainline ponds.

    NELHA is an important economic driver for the Big Island, so I’m deeply concerned their proposed expansion may be curtailed.

  9. Chuck
    Chuck says:

    I highly respect, Aaron, his views, and his active participation in our government as a citizen.

    In the spirit of democracy, I’d like to present a different, albeit less civilized, view.

    The Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park was formed as a result of the efforts of 14 well-known and respected Kona kupuna back in the 1970s who lobbied all the way to Congress to get the park. Only one of these kupuna is still alive today, but the instructions contained in the report to Congress were that the resources of the park were to remain pristine into the future to allow for continued traditional and customary practices, as well as restoration of those practices as required by prior state Supreme Court rulings. The park is simply following the mandate of local Kona kupuna. That’s about as home rule as it comes in these parts.

    The petition is not asking for federal control. It is asking for the state Commission on Water Resources to start managing the Keauhou aquifer. The aquifer is a public trust resource…an endangered species these days, thanks to the private sector’s increasing taking of public sector resources, not just in Hawai’i, but across our nation.

    As it is now, there is no consideration of the impact on this public trust resource by the county or private companies when they drill wells to draw from the Keauhou aquifer.

    That’s how the Kahalu’u portion of the aquifer has been effectively destroyed. It is estimated it will take at least a generation for the normal balance to be restored. Over-pumping from badly designed wells caused saltwater intrusion into the freshwater basil lens. Sodium levels are up to three times higher than the maximum recommended by the EPA. How many are taking high blood and/or diabetes medication with a glass of this water?

    That being said, I must say I do have a nagging concern about this petition that has nothing to do with federal intervention.

    Designation would enable a governor-appointed, senate-approved state commission, upon which the immediate past Director of the Hawaii County Department of Water Supply now sits, to begin regulation of the aquifer. They are already regulating all of Oahu’s water resources. Yet look at all of the new high-rise projects that have been approved in Kaka’ako…development hasn’t slowed down there. I mean, this month’s Honolulu magazine’s headline is “Boomtown”.

    Given the situation on Oahu, the questions that we should be asking is would designation of the Keauhou aquifer as a water management area slow down development in Kona or accelerate it? Are we unintentionally bringing another level of corruption into play?

    Perhaps the Governor helped answer the questions when he came out before the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce in almost histrionic fashion first against Native Hawaiians attempting to protect their culture and now environmentalists. His apparent support of unfettered development in Kona is happening even as an increasing number of places along Kona’s once-pristine shoreline have been designated as “impaired” by the EPA and the State Historic Preservation Division is at risk of losing its funding due to non-compliance with federal requirements.

    As far as home rule goes, what I do know is that the large percentage of people who were involved in the Kona Community Development Plan process who wanted limited or no growth have thus far been ignored. The parts of the KCDP ordinance designed to protect cultural and environmental resources are also being ignored by the county and the KCDP Action Committee. But when someone, like the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Native Hawaiian organizations, or the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park ask for the laws, i.e. – regulations, to be followed, letters are magically drafted overnight and sent ASAP against regulation and protection.

    According to the Governor, environmentalists are using the law to “bludgeon”. Really? Then let’s just get rid of those painful laws.

    Who needs to manage fresh water when global climate change is going to end civilization as we know it anyway, according the most recent United Nations report?
    Let human nature take over…it’ll be good for business as usual. Well, being that things are getting at bit unusual these days, perhaps it’ll only be good for long enough for a few people to get what’s good while the gettin’s good. Drill, baby, drill!

    As kids today say, that’s sick!

  10. Saul B.
    Saul B. says:

    My gosh, what a specious argument. Mr. Stene, have you actually looked around to see what sort of planning the County and State have achieved here? Arguing for less oversight is basically welcoming greedy developers who are not interested in quality of life here. How do the subdivisions of Puna and Kau (i.e., HOVE) represent responsible development? How does the North Kona Community Development Plan represent sensible and appropriate planning? Without a change in regulatory oversight the Big Island will end up like Oahu, only worse.

    Mr. Stene’s argument is not well-thought out because he is motivated a fundamental dislike of government, not because he is interested in sustainable use of natural resources and sensible, appropriate planning.

  11. roger
    roger says:

    yo aaron, it seems like you think home rule trumps the preservation of our natural resources. the way I see it thats sorta like some newswoman publishing some private email she cockroached and calling it news! apples ‘n oranges brah.. especially when you KNOW the state don’t know how to preserve anything

  12. Aaron Stene
    Aaron Stene says:

    I was on the fence regarding the USFWS/NPS various initiatives until they expressed concern about NELHA’s proposed expansion. This was the last straw for me, as NELHA is an important economic driver for this island.

    Everyone complains about overdevelopment or the military expansion on this island. NELHA, on the other hand, provides sustainable, well paying jobs. The latter is the direction we should be going. However, the USFWS doesn’t feel this way.

  13. roger
    roger says:

    methinks that’s a piss poor excuse aaron! at some point preservation of the earth’s resources comes first period.. and all the little humans can stuff it up their ass as far as it goes! at some point you draw the line brah!

    i.e. you don’t say we’ll conserve when it’s easy.. you frickin draw the line and heaven help the fool that steps over it already! otherwise we inch towards the edge with every excuse.. with every waiver.. exception.. closer and closer until what brah?

    oh well over there they can go ahead ’cause brother arron thinks they’re da kine brah!

  14. Russell Ruderman
    Russell Ruderman says:

    Whenever possible, I prefer home rule, also. Sometimes the Feds provide a welcome, needed oversight when states and counties are not doing their job. Preserving critical habitat in the face of development is a worthy effort.

  15. Aaron Stene
    Aaron Stene says:

    Lets get real here, really lets get real.
    The current economic status quo of depending on development/construction, military and tourism to fuel our economy isn’t good four island in the long run. This why we need to diversify our economy, so there something left of our island for future generations.

    This is why I support NELHA and the telescopes on Mauna Kea for example. They provide good, well paying jobs and diversify our economy.

    C’mon we all can’t live off the land and depend on government handouts (welfare) or sell coconuts all day long.

  16. Debbie Hecht
    Debbie Hecht says:

    Development and construction provide short term jobs. Then it is up to the government to provide services to these homes. I think tourism is good for our island in the long run IF we PRESERVE our natural resources to share with people. Our quality of will be degraded significantly if we don’t have fresh water and good food to ingest. We also have to save the island’s best places to enjoy for good quality of life.

  17. tia
    tia says:

    To really understand who and what the feds are and why they do things that are contrary to the good of the People and the land, look no further:

    Title 28, Section 3002 in the UNITED STATES CODE, the definition of
    (15) “United States” means— (A) a Federal corporation;

    Volume 20: Corpus Juris Sec. § 1785, Also: NY re: Merriam 36 N.E. 505 1441 S. 0.1973, 14 L. Ed. 287 “The United States government is a foreign corporation with respect to a State”

  18. Why refusing to help the feds is so important. There is preservation and conservation. And then there is greenwashing - a guise, and smokescreen to protect interests, profit, control of resources. Is that just?
    Why refusing to help the feds is so important. There is preservation and conservation. And then there is greenwashing - a guise, and smokescreen to protect interests, profit, control of resources. Is that just? says:

    HAWAII – TAKE BACK YOUR COUNTRY AND HOMELANDS!
    YOU MUST NEVER GIVE UP YOUR SACRED LANDS TO
    A GOVT!

    LEAD THE WAY AGAIN, HAWAII, AND SECEDE!
    Join the movement to end “Agenda 21” aka development, sustainability (vs. authentic preservation), gmo’s, smart-dumb grids, smart meters, smart appliances, railways, etc, in Hawaiian
    Islands.

    All of these are just control mechanisms.

    MANY
    LOCAL SESSIONIST MOVEMENTS ARE EMERGING AND RISING
    ON THE MAINLAND OUT OF NECESSITY – DE-CENTRALIZING FROM
    THE FEDERAL GOVT. LOOK AT THE MESS THEY’VE MADE
    NOT JUST IN AMERICA, BUT ALL OVER THE WORLD.

    FREE YOUR COUNTRY FROM THE COLLECTIVE KARMA OF
    THE U.S. GOVT. IT’S TIME FOR INDIVIDUALS, FREEDOM
    LOVERS, AND THE PEOPLE TO TAKE BACK THEIR OWN POWER.
    THE FINAL WORD AND CONSENT MUST REST WITH THE PEOPLE.

    these grassroots have set up “Residocracy.org” (direct action)
    to start ending the unconstitutional violations
    of development and overdevelopment and take back
    their city from developers

    http://www.residocracy.org

    also, refer to state laws to nullify the core of
    development under the act “agenda 21”.

    the tenth amendment center is doing a fantastic job
    in promoting, assisting states to do this.
    they are another path and vehicle to resource to.

    passing this info along:
    “Much of the “developer’s” unconstitutional “mandates” about illegal hotel developments
    stems from the “U.N. Agenda 21 Act – the core of it all.Missouri is in process of Nullifying agenda 21 development.

    So, perhaps on local, state levels, these developments can actually be nullified and overturned while legal action can be taken towards the city for violating consitutional or
    other laws, rights, etc.

    And perhaps re-creating new laws that no longer protect
    the corporations and developers from impunity??

    p.s. perhaps its time for The People and Residocracy to create it’s own ad or it’s own column??
    Waking up the People, taking back the power FOR GOOD.

    ________

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 28, 2014 – A bill that would protect property rights from Agenda 21 and other similar measures passed the Missouri state house today.

    House Bill 1647 (HB1647) was introduced on Jan. 29 by Rep. Mike Moon (R-157). The vote in the state house was 99-47 and the bill now moves on to the state senate for further consideration.

    HB1647 states that “neither the state of Missouri nor any political subdivision shall 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, adopted by the United Nations in 1992 at its Conference on Environment and Development or any other international law or ancillary plan of action that contravenes the Constitution of the United States or the Missouri Constitution.”

    The bill goes on to declare that “state of Missouri and all political subdivisions are prohibited from entering into any agreement with, expending any sum of money for, receiving funds from, contracting services from, or giving financial aid to those nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations as defined in Agenda 21.”

    If passed, HB1647 will be a big win for Constitutionalists and liberty supporters. Private property rights would be strengthened for Missourians, while their 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.

    Opponents of the bill used strong language in an attempt to paint supporters as wild conspiracy theorists, with one legislator going so far as to use the terms ”hoodwinked” and “bamboozled.”

    AGENDA 21 OVERVIEW

    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.”

    To learn more about Agenda 21, please watch the following informative video from the John Birch Society:

    ACTION ITEMS

    HB1647 has been transmitted to the state senate, where it will first be assigned to a committee for further consideration. Should the committee pass it, the full senate will have an opportunity to debate and vote on the bill. A similar bill is already moving through the process on the senate side.

    For Missouri Residents: Call your state senator and urge them to vote YES on HB1647. Call your state senator and urge them to support HB1647 and its companion legislation in the senate, SB618. You can find their contact information HERE.

    For Other States: Call your state legislators and demand that they take a stand for private property rights and against foreign entanglements by introducing similar legislation to HB1647. You can find their contact information HERE.

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    5 thoughts on “Missouri House votes to nullify Agenda 21, 99-47”

    Reply
    May 3, 2014 at 11:21 am
    victoryintruth

    Those who deny Agenda 21 are either bought off, stupid, ignorant, or idealistic to the point of stupidity. Many well-meaning folks lap this drivel up like it’s nectar and won’t even consider that it is diametrically opposed to the principles on which this country was begun. It’s very frustrating and infuriating to have this situation drag on and on. I am, however, heartened to see that more states are being shown the error of their ways and have taken steps to excise this widespread malignancy. I’ve seen first-hand just how corrupt and evil the lizards are who fund their witch hunts that destroy men, women and children who dare to speak out about this treason.
    Reply
    April 30, 2014 at 1:39 pm
    pookieamos

    Only one comment on something of such scope ? Appalling !!!!!
    Reply
    April 30, 2014 at 3:08 pm
    Michael Boldin

    Now we have a few more – glad you’re here!
    Reply
    April 29, 2014 at 1:12 pm
    artark

    I think Missouri legislators’ tinfoil hats have cut off blood circulation to their brains.
    Reply
    April 30, 2014 at 1:45 pm
    pookieamos

    Artark , what must you be thinking ? I assure you , Agenda 21 is very real. Agenda 21 is already being implemented in numerous major cities , particularly around Kansas City and it’s suburbs !!!! You should be thanking your lucky stars that Missouri is moving to oppose it !!! Other states have already done this. Do your mind a favor , just google this . Nancy Pelosi speaking on Congressional floor on October 2, 1992. Your eyes and ears won’t lie to you, Nancy is telling America that Agenda 21 will be implemented via domestic policies. What do you think Obamacare, the proposed Cap and Trade , the food modification bill , Common Core , Dodd Frank were passed for ? They were massive pieces of legislation to transform your country !

    http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2014/04/missouri-house-votes-to-nullify-agenda-21-99-47/

    tenthamendmentcenter seems to be another avenue, path, or tool to use end development.
    ___

    http://www.postsustainabilityinstitute.org/what-is-un-agenda-21.html
    (Insights about development, Agenda 21, and Behind The Green Mask, etc.)

    __

    also, many of American Native brothers and sisters are preparing for self-reliancey, self-governance,
    self-liberation, self-hood, food freedom, etc – to no longer rely nor
    depend on central government. To set up their own rule, and even their own “party” – free from useless
    partisan governmenting

    _

    Hawaii does need to secede from the central governments and become self-preserving as Hawaii
    knows how – return to Hawaii’s Original Instruction,
    and Freedom she once knew and know. Does Hawaii
    really wish to remain dependent or free? Growing
    your own food again is freedom. Installing traditional Hawaiian law is another way, if the people choose to. Autonomy, Independence, Freedom, LIberty is a new paradigm
    and new era. It’s the first step that is always the hardest. After that, it becomes the cultural norm.

    Freedom!

  19. Why refusing to help the feds is so important. There is preservation and conservation. And then there is greenwashing - a guise, and smokescreen to protect interests, profit, control of resources. Is that just?
    Why refusing to help the feds is so important. There is preservation and conservation. And then there is greenwashing - a guise, and smokescreen to protect interests, profit, control of resources. Is that just? says:

    HAWAII – TAKE BACK YOUR COUNTRY AND HOMELANDS!
    YOU MUST NEVER GIVE UP YOUR SACRED LANDS TO
    A GOVT!

    LEAD THE WAY AGAIN, HAWAII, AND SECEDE!
    Join the movement to end “Agenda 21” aka development, sustainability (vs. authentic preservation), gmo’s, smart-dumb grids, smart meters, smart appliances, railways, etc, in Hawaiian
    Islands.

    All of these are just control mechanisms.

    MANY
    LOCAL SESSIONIST MOVEMENTS ARE EMERGING AND RISING
    ON THE MAINLAND OUT OF NECESSITY – DE-CENTRALIZING FROM
    THE FEDERAL GOVT. LOOK AT THE MESS THEY’VE MADE
    NOT JUST IN AMERICA, BUT ALL OVER THE WORLD.

    FREE YOUR COUNTRY FROM THE COLLECTIVE KARMA OF
    THE U.S. GOVT. IT’S TIME FOR INDIVIDUALS, FREEDOM
    LOVERS, AND THE PEOPLE TO TAKE BACK THEIR OWN POWER.
    THE FINAL WORD AND CONSENT MUST REST WITH THE PEOPLE.

    these grassroots have set up “Residocracy.org” (direct action)
    to start ending the unconstitutional violations
    of development and overdevelopment and take back
    their city from developers

    http://www.residocracy.org

    also, refer to state laws to nullify the core of
    development under the act “agenda 21”.

    the tenth amendment center is doing a fantastic job
    in promoting, assisting states to do this.
    they are another path and vehicle to resource to.

    passing this info along:
    “Much of the “developer’s” unconstitutional “mandates” about illegal hotel developments
    stems from the “U.N. Agenda 21 Act – the core of it all.Missouri is in process of Nullifying agenda 21 development.

    So, perhaps on local, state levels, these developments can actually be nullified and overturned while legal action can be taken towards the city for violating consitutional or
    other laws, rights, etc.

    And perhaps re-creating new laws that no longer protect
    the corporations and developers from impunity??

    p.s. perhaps its time for The People and Residocracy to create it’s own ad or it’s own column??
    Waking up the People, taking back the power FOR GOOD.

    ________

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 28, 2014 – A bill that would protect property rights from Agenda 21 and other similar measures passed the Missouri state house today.

    House Bill 1647 (HB1647) was introduced on Jan. 29 by Rep. Mike Moon (R-157). The vote in the state house was 99-47 and the bill now moves on to the state senate for further consideration.

    HB1647 states that “neither the state of Missouri nor any political subdivision shall 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, adopted by the United Nations in 1992 at its Conference on Environment and Development or any other international law or ancillary plan of action that contravenes the Constitution of the United States or the Missouri Constitution.”

    The bill goes on to declare that “state of Missouri and all political subdivisions are prohibited from entering into any agreement with, expending any sum of money for, receiving funds from, contracting services from, or giving financial aid to those nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations as defined in Agenda 21.”

    If passed, HB1647 will be a big win for Constitutionalists and liberty supporters. Private property rights would be strengthened for Missourians, while their 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.

    Opponents of the bill used strong language in an attempt to paint supporters as wild conspiracy theorists, with one legislator going so far as to use the terms ”hoodwinked” and “bamboozled.”

    AGENDA 21 OVERVIEW

    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.”

    To learn more about Agenda 21, please watch the following informative video from the John Birch Society:

    ACTION ITEMS

    HB1647 has been transmitted to the state senate, where it will first be assigned to a committee for further consideration. Should the committee pass it, the full senate will have an opportunity to debate and vote on the bill. A similar bill is already moving through the process on the senate side.

    For Missouri Residents: Call your state senator and urge them to vote YES on HB1647. Call your state senator and urge them to support HB1647 and its companion legislation in the senate, SB618. You can find their contact information HERE.

    For Other States: Call your state legislators and demand that they take a stand for private property rights and against foreign entanglements by introducing similar legislation to HB1647. You can find their contact information HERE.

    April 28, 2014By TAC Daily UpdatesEnvironment Issues Nullification State Bills5 Comments

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    5 thoughts on “Missouri House votes to nullify Agenda 21, 99-47”

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    May 3, 2014 at 11:21 am
    victoryintruth

    Those who deny Agenda 21 are either bought off, stupid, ignorant, or idealistic to the point of stupidity. Many well-meaning folks lap this drivel up like it’s nectar and won’t even consider that it is diametrically opposed to the principles on which this country was begun. It’s very frustrating and infuriating to have this situation drag on and on. I am, however, heartened to see that more states are being shown the error of their ways and have taken steps to excise this widespread malignancy. I’ve seen first-hand just how corrupt and evil the lizards are who fund their witch hunts that destroy men, women and children who dare to speak out about this treason.
    Reply
    April 30, 2014 at 1:39 pm
    pookieamos

    Only one comment on something of such scope ? Appalling !!!!!
    Reply
    April 30, 2014 at 3:08 pm
    Michael Boldin

    Now we have a few more – glad you’re here!
    Reply
    April 29, 2014 at 1:12 pm
    artark

    I think Missouri legislators’ tinfoil hats have cut off blood circulation to their brains.
    Reply
    April 30, 2014 at 1:45 pm
    pookieamos

    Artark , what must you be thinking ? I assure you , Agenda 21 is very real. Agenda 21 is already being implemented in numerous major cities , particularly around Kansas City and it’s suburbs !!!! You should be thanking your lucky stars that Missouri is moving to oppose it !!! Other states have already done this. Do your mind a favor , just google this . Nancy Pelosi speaking on Congressional floor on October 2, 1992. Your eyes and ears won’t lie to you, Nancy is telling America that Agenda 21 will be implemented via domestic policies. What do you think Obamacare, the proposed Cap and Trade , the food modification bill , Common Core , Dodd Frank were passed for ? They were massive pieces of legislation to transform your country !

    http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2014/04/missouri-house-votes-to-nullify-agenda-21-99-47/

    tenthamendmentcenter seems to be another avenue, path, or tool to use end development.
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    http://www.postsustainabilityinstitute.org/what-is-un-agenda-21.html
    (Insights about development, Agenda 21, and Behind The Green Mask, etc.)

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    also, many of American Native brothers and sisters are preparing for self-reliancey, self-governance,
    self-liberation, self-hood, food freedom, etc – to no longer rely nor
    depend on central government. To set up their own rule, and even their own “party” – free from useless
    partisan governmenting

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    Hawaii does need to secede from the central governments and become self-preserving as Hawaii
    knows how – return to Hawaii’s Original Instruction,
    and Freedom she once knew and know. Does Hawaii
    really wish to remain dependent and turned into another city nightmare or freedom? Growing
    your own food again is freedom. Installing traditional Hawaiian law is another way, if the people choose to. Autonomy, Independence, Freedom, LIberty is a new paradigm
    and new era. It’s the first step that is always the hardest. After that, it becomes the cultural norm.

    Freedom! Protect your Waters – you don’t need “government” to do that! The Individual and The People are much stronger than they realize, and
    have the capacity to do a much better job as seen
    with many local, taking back their home movements.

    Start researching your council members and if
    they are affiliated with Agenda 21.

    Remembering, there is green and then, there’s greenwashing.

    Hawaii is NOT a “laboratory experiment” (Abercrombie – we suspect he does work for the greenwashing
    a21 – do some deeper investigations.)

    Kanaka Maoli Rising.
    In Liberty!

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