The perfect analogy is that there's been a football game going on for 20 years and only one team knows it. They've been out on the field making touchdowns while we've been in the locker room. Now we're out on the field, suited up in helmets and pads, and making touchdowns ourselves. Remember: they only come after you when you've got the ball.
We do have it. Here is the text of the legislation passed by the Alabama State Legislature (SB 477) and signed into law by Alabama Governor Robert Bentley.
According to the synopsis of the bill within the text: "This bill would prohibit the State of Alabama and its political subdivisions from adopting and developing environmental and developmental policies that, without due process, would infringe or restrict the private property rights of the owner of the property."
You wouldn't think we'd need a new law for that, but the new law calls out ICLEI and UN Agenda 21 and requires that Alabama not give or receive funds from NGOs named in the UN Agenda 21 document. The law re-establishes the constitutions of the state of Alabama and the United States as the fundamental rule of law and bars adoption or implementation of policy that contravenes the Constitution.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out in Alabama and to watch the first lawsuits that challenge implementation of Smart Growth/Wildlands policies that will surely be traced to UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development.
Alabama is the first. Let's assist our legislators by educating them about UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development.
We've got the ball. Let's run with it.