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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:14 PM

Indiana GOP Lets Glenn Beck Set Legislative Agenda: Introduces Bill To Fight U.N. Conspiracy Theory

Source: Think Progress

You’d be forgiven for having not heard of Agenda 21. Developed at a summit in Brazil in 1992 with support from President George H.W. Bush, Agenda 21 is a series of non-binding UN recommendations for ensuring that economic growth does not undermine the environment. The agreement aims to encourage “international cooperation to accelerate sustainable development in developing countries” through voluntary actions by UN member-states. You can read the full, innocuous text here.
But right-wing Republicans have somehow come to believe that Agenda 21 contains a secret, nefarious plot to destroy American life and society as we know it, birthing a cottage industry devoted to spreading misinformation about the UN proposal. The most recent evidence of this movement’s reach is a proposal by two Indiana lawmakers to ban the implementation of any Agenda 21-inspired initiatives in the state. The Republican state legislators, Rep. Tim Neese and Sen. Dennis Kruse, proposed laws prohibiting the implementation of Agenda-21 inside Indiana.

As far as Agenda 21 fearmongering goes, however, Neese is on the moderate side. Last October, Georgia Republicans fretted that President Obama was using CIA-developed mind-control to implement Agenda 21's plot to establish a dictatorship and ban suburbs. Sen. Ten Cruz (R-TX) deemed it to be a paramount threat to America’s golf courses. The Republican National Committee called Agenda 21 “destructive and insidious,” and the 2012 party platform condemned it as “erosive of American sovereignty.” And this isn’t just idle talk – Alabama and Tennessee have already passed bans on Agenda 21 implementation, and five states (including Indiana) will consider them this legislative term.
Sadly, GOP paranoia about the United Nations isn’t limited to fear of Agenda 21. During the campaign, former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney suggested the United Nations was planning to force American parents to raise their children according to UN guidelines and override the Second Amendment. The latter fear is widespread among Republicans — Senate Republicans spiked the UN Arms Trade Treaty, a convention regulating the international arms trade with no effect on domestic law. Senate Republicans did the same thing, on similarly paranoid grounds, to the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disability and the Law of the Sea treaty.

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/01/14/1445511/indiana-gop-lets-glenn-beck-set-legislative-agenda-introduces-bill-to-fight-un-conspiracy-theory/

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Reply Indiana GOP Lets Glenn Beck Set Legislative Agenda: Introduces Bill To Fight U.N. Conspiracy Theory (Original post)
octoberlib Jan 2013 OP
frylock Jan 2013 #1
azurnoir Jan 2013 #6
Squinch Jan 2013 #2
octoberlib Jan 2013 #3
tanyev Jan 2013 #5
TheMadMonk Jan 2013 #9
DavidWD72 Jan 2013 #4
pampango Jan 2013 #7
TheMadMonk Jan 2013 #8
paleotn Jan 2013 #10
obama2terms Jan 2013 #11
shenmue Jan 2013 #12

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:16 PM

1. just point and laugh at these fools

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Response to frylock (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:45 PM

6. well ya unless

you happen to be living in Indiana then ........

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:17 PM

2. What could go wrong?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:21 PM

3. I laughed out loud at

"Sen. Ten Cruz (R-TX) deemed it to be a paramount threat to America's golf courses" Who elects these batshit people?

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:42 PM

5. Aha! That's why they compain that he spends too much time playing golf!




Nope....still doesn't make sense.



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Response to tanyev (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:03 PM

9. FUCK GOLF! It was a country gentleman's game.

 

Played in cities, it's very much a case of watch how much money I can piss up against the wall because I can.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:27 PM

4. That is impressive...

...but then again not so much. A bunch of fear mongering fools out to scare their base and keep them blind to any effort to make this world a better place. Why? It is another indicator that we need better mental health screening and care in America.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:39 PM

7. This was in a lot of GOP state platforms last year that had the Agenda 21 CT in them.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:59 PM

8. Really? Are your legislators truly that batshit crazy?

 

Or do they simply have a safe assumption that their constituents are?

Either way you have a serious national problem.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:07 PM

10. What I've always wondered....

...is how many of these pols actually believe this crap? It's wonderfully, "scary" propaganda for mustering the unwashed masses out in Jebus-Land, but, really, how far up the conservative political ranks does the stupid go? Serious, political leaders can't actually believe this tripe? Can they?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:17 PM

11. Who elects these bat shit crazy people?!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:21 AM

12. I can't stand these morons

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