State of South Dakota  

457U0771   SENATE ENGROSSED    NO.  HCR 1008 -  02/26/2013  

Introduced by:    Representatives Stalzer, Bolin, Cammack, Campbell, Craig, Gosch, Greenfield, Haggar (Don), Haggar (Jenna), Hickey, Kaiser, Kopp, Lust, May, Miller, Nelson, Olson (Betty), Qualm, Russell, Steele, Wick, and Wink and Senators Rhoden, Begalka, Brown, Jensen, Lederman, Maher, Olson (Russell), and Otten (Ernie)

        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION, Exposing and opposing United Nations Agenda 21.
    WHEREAS, the United Nations Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of extreme environmentalism, social engineering, and global political control that was initiated at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992; and
    WHEREAS, the United Nations Agenda 21 is being covertly pushed into local communities throughout the United States of America through the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) through local "sustainable development" policies such as Smart Growth, Wildlands Project, Resilient Cities, Regional Visioning Projects, and other "Green" or "Alternative" projects; and
    WHEREAS, this United Nations Agenda 21 plan of radical so-called "sustainable development" views the American way of life of private property ownership, single family homes, private car ownership and individual travel choices, and privately owned farms all as

destructive to the environment; and

    WHEREAS, according to the United Nations Agenda 21 policy, social justice is described as the right and opportunity of all people to benefit equally from the resources afforded them by society and the environment which would be accomplished by socialistic redistribution of wealth; and
    WHEREAS, according to the United Nations Agenda 21 policy, national sovereignty is deemed a social injustice:
    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the House of Representatives of the Eighty-Eighth Legislature of the State of South Dakota, the Senate concurring therein, the Legislature recognizes the destructive and insidious nature of United Nations Agenda 21 and hereby exposes to the public and public policy makers the dangerous intent of the plan; and
    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the United States government and no state or local government is legally bound by the United Nations Agenda 21 treaty in that it has never been ratified by the United States Senate; and
    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the federal, state, and local governments across the country be well informed of the underlying harmful implications of implementation of United Nations Agenda 21 destructive strategies for "sustainable development," and we hereby endorse rejection of its radical policies and rejection of any grant monies attached to it.