Agenda 21 Nullification Bill Passes in Arizona Senate 16-13

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Today, the Arizona Senate voted on SB1403 – Agenda 21 nullification and it passed 16-13! Senator Judy Burges, along with Senators CrandellGriffinMelvinMurphyShooter and Ward introduced a bill that would prohibit Arizona from implementing any creed, doctrine, principles or any tenet of the United Nations Rio Declaration on Environment and Development.

The bill simply states;

“Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Rio declaration on environment and development; prohibition; definition

A. Notwithstanding any other law, the state of Arizona and all political subdivisions of this state shall not adopt or implement the creed, doctrine, principles or any tenet of the United Nations Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and the Statement of Principles for Sustainable Development adopted at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June, 1992 or any other international law that contravenes the United States Constitution or the Constitution of Arizona.

B. Since the United Nations has enlisted the support of numerous independent, non-governmental organizations to implement this agenda around the world, the state of Arizona and all political subdivisions are prohibited from implementing programs of, expending any sum of money for, being a member of, receiving funding from, contracting services from, or giving financial or other forms of aid to the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives or any of its related or affiliated organizations including Countdown 2010, Local Action for Biodiversity, European Centre for Nature Conservation, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the President’s Council on Sustainable Development, enacted on June 29, 1993 by Executive Order 12852.

C. For the purposes of this section, “political subdivision” includes this state, or a county, city or town in this state, or a public partnership or any other public entity in this state.”

Objections to Agenda 21 include a variety of concerns, including the violation of personal property rights, the erosion of state and local authority, and the binding of the United States to international agreements that would violate our Constitution.

Opposition to Agenda 21 reaches across the political spectrum, including but not limited to, Republicans, some Democrats, Tea Party groups, the John Birch Society, Americans for Prosperity, and us at the Tenth Amendment Center.

ACTION ITEMS for Arizona

1. Contact House representatives. Strongly, but politely, let them know you want them to vote YES on SB1403. Remind them that you expect them to support the Constitution. SB1403 will help protect our constitution which they swore an oath to uphold and you expect a YES vote.


2. Share this information widely. Please pass this along to your friends and family. Also share it with any and all grassroots groups you’re in contact with around the state. Please encourage them to email this information to their members and supporters.

Also, you might want to call and thank Senator Judy Burges for introducing the bill. Also thank the Senators that voted YES on the bill.


Adam Henriksen [send him email] is the state chapter coordinator for the Arizona Tenth Amendment Center. Originally from Georgia, Adam has lived in Arizona for 15 years and has been with the Tenth Amendment Center since 2012.

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4 responses to “Agenda 21 Nullification Bill Passes in Arizona Senate 16-13”

  1. Linscottsdale says:

    @demztaters Very Alinsky-esque of you to ridicule and demean; how profoundly original and constructive. What next, a harsh pejorative for Sarah Palin, or a Tea Bagger comment made with a little giggle? I guess name-calling will have to do where there is no value-add to be had.
    If opposing a bunch of One Worlder bullshit that turns both federal AND state sovereignty over to a crooked group of international bureaucrats for ANYTHING makes us “nut jobs”, then so be it. Proud to be nuttier than almond paste in that case. And Bravo to the AZ legislature for standing up and being counted. Lots of other states are doing very much the same on a host of issues, and it is time for AZ to step-up and be a leader in states rights.On that latter point, the one thing we can certainly agree on is that there are REAL [other] issues that need to be addressed — like nullifying a long list of demonstrably wrongheaded and poorly-crafted federal laws and regulations, concocted by lobbyists and cronies on behalf of federal reps and an executive branch that is operating way beyond its Constitutional charter. Checks & balances are what keep people FREE from governmental tyranny and abuse, an unfortunate reality that is palpable in numerous locations around the world right now, as well as throughout organized human history, that too often ends in gulags and/or mass graves. Maybe your revisionist history classes glossed over those atrocities, and perhaps you are naive enough to believe that tyranny can’t or won’t happen again (or here in the USA), but you will kindly allow the skepticism of others in this regard, as us “nut jobs” just ain’t buying it.

  2. demztaters says:

    It’s so nice to see our legislature hard at work protecting us from threats that exist only in the fevered imaginations of a bunch of right-wing nut jobs…after all, it’s not like there are REAL issues that need to be addressed!