Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:39 AM
pampango (24,372 posts)
The tea party is still focused on their Agenda 21 conspiracy theory - now in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire Lawmakers Kill Agenda 21 Ban
The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted Wednesday to kill a bill designed to block the implementation of Agenda 21, the United Nations sustainability program. Lawmakers in the Democratic-controlled House voted 211-141 to defeat the Tea Party-backed measure.
Agenda 21, signed during a 1992 international environmental conference in Brazil, promotes a series of long-term sustainability projects, including bike paths and walkable communities. Opponents have long claimed that the U.N. resolution seeks to end private property rights and force people to live in urban areas. A state House committee earlier heard that an international group was using "mind control" in an effort to force local governments into the U.N. program, making New Hampshire the second state where mind control was invoked as a reason for a ban.
Last year, Georgia state Sen. Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock), then the state Senate Majority Leader, sponsored a four-hour workshop for GOP senators featuring a "birther" activist who claimed that the U.N. and President Barack Obama were using mind control to implement Agenda 21. (Rogers later said he did not know the content of the lecture in advance.)
The New Hampshire House previously passed an Agenda 21 ban last year, when a Tea Party-majority controlled the chamber. The legislation would have prohibited local governments in the state from entering into agreements with the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, a private group promoting sustainability issues.
Looks like times have changed in NH. The 'Agenda 21 ban' bill passed in the NH House last year when a "Tea Party-majority controlled the chamber." Now "Democratic-controlled House voted 211-141 voted to kill a bill designed to block the implementation of Agenda 21". From those vote totals it looks like there are still a lot of republican legislators in NH who buy the Agenda 21 CT.
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