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Citizens of the Sovereign State of Arizona:
Arizona Senate Bill SB1403 (Prohibiting the state and its political subdivisions from recognizing the United Nations or any of its declarations as legal authority in this state) passed in the Arizona Senate on Thursday 3/21/13 with a 16-13 vote with 1 not voting.
BUT IT WILL DIE IN THE HOUSE UNLESS HEARD IN RULES COMMITTEE BY FRIDAY MARCH 29th.
ACTION ITEMS for Arizona
1. Call and email these state representatives, especially Rules Committee Chair Rep. Bob Robson to hear and vote for this bill. Strongly, but politely, let them know you want them to vote YES on SB1439. Remind them that you expect them to support the Constitution, and that includes Article 1, Section 10 which says that the state needs to allow gold and silver to be used as legal tender. SB1439 will help facilitate this constitutional duty and you want a YES vote. Contact info here: http://www.azleg.gov/alisStaticPages/HowToContactMember.asp
Call the AZ House Rules Committee
|Eddie Farnsworth||Member (R)||SUPPORTS SB1439||
|David M. Gowan Sr.||Member (R)||CALL||
|Rick Gray||Vice-Chairman (R)||SUPPORTS SB1439||
|Albert Hale||Member (D)||CALL||
|Javan “J.D.” Mesnard||Member (R)||SUPPORTS SB1439||
|Martín J. Quezada||Member (D)||CALL||
|Bob Robson||Chairman (R)||CALL||
|Andy Tobin||Member (R)||CALL||
|Bruce Wheeler||Member (D)||CALL||
This bill must be passed! Due to your valiant efforts in phone calling, e-mails, personal testimony and public presentations we were successful in this effort; thank you all for standing for life, liberty and property of all Arizona residents. NOW YOU CAN DO IT AGAIN!
Please contact all of the Senators who voted for SB1403 to thank them personally and forward this to your friends!
ARIZONA SENATE BILL STATUS VOTES FOR SB1403 – Third Reading
Y = Yes, N = No, NV = Not Voting, EXC = Excused, V = Vacant
|Member Name||Vote||Member Name||Vote||Member Name||Vote|
|Ed Ableser||N||Nancy Barto||Y||David Bradley||N|
|Judy Burges||Y||Olivia Cajero Bedford||N||Rich Crandall||N|
|Chester Crandell||Y||Adam Driggs||Y||Steve Farley||N|
|Steve Gallardo||N||Gail Griffin||Y||Katie Hobbs||N|
|Jack Jackson Jr.||N||Leah Landrum Taylor||N||Linda Lopez||N|
|John McComish||Y||Barbara McGuire||N||Al Melvin||Y|
|Robert Meza||N||Rick Murphy||Y||Lynne Pancrazi||NV|
|Steve Pierce||Y||Michele Reagan||Y||Don Shooter||Y|
|Anna Tovar||N||Kelli Ward||Y||Bob Worsley||Y|
|Steve Yarbrough||Y||Kimberly Yee||Y||Andy Biggs||Y|
AYES: 16 NAYS: 13 NOT VOTING: 1 EXCUSED: 0 VACANT: 0
Now let’s focus our education efforts in the House where SB1403 will be going next. Keep up the great work and contact your two AZ House members to support Sen. Burges’ bill! Talking points are HERE.
Written by Alex Newman
Following Alabama’s lead, lawmakers in the Oklahoma House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to approve popular legislation protecting private-property rights and banning a controversial United Nations “sustainable development” scheme known as Agenda 21, which critics say represents a serious threat to American values and liberty. If approved by the Senate as expected, the law would also prohibit state and local governments from working with the UN or its affiliates to implement any sort of “international law” that violates the U.S. or Oklahoma constitutions. Read more…
Agenda 21 Presentation
April 9, 2013 at 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Sun Lakes Republican Club
Sun Lakes Country Club / Arizona Room
25601 S. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248
Contact Carolyn McCorkle
Sen. Judy Burges Committee Testimony
The following is a copy of Senator Judy Burges’ opening comments when she introduced her SB 1403 meant to curtail the growth of Agenda 21 programs at the State and local levels of government. I urge you to consider her comments in the context in which they are intended. Understand please that we all want clean air, water and reasonable conservation but not at the expense of our individual freedoms and certainly not as dictated by the United Nations though various organizations including the EPA and supported by our institutions of higher learning like ASU’s College of Sustainability.
Good afternoon Madam Chairman and members of the Government and Environment Committee. I am Senator Judy Burges representing Legislative District #22, and I appear before you to address a United Nations program that is designed to change our way of life, our heritage, and our liberties as outlined and protected by our precious Constitution. I testify before you against the seductive evils contained in United Nations Agenda for the Twenty-first Century, or more easily stated: Agenda-21.
“It is the duty of a State Legislator (my sworn duty) to always be not only vigilant but suspicious and jealous guardians of the rights of the citizens against encroachments from the federal government; to constantly have their attention awake to the conduct of the national rulers, and to be ready, if anything improper appears, to sound the alarm to the people, and not only to be the VOICE, but, if necessary, the ARM of their discontent!” - Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No.26
The U.N. Agenda-21 program sounds wonderful on face value – sustainability, social justice, equity for the masses; however, the truth contained within this U.N. program depicts something sinister and dark. The plan calls for government to take control of all land use and not leave any of the decision making in the hands of private property owners.
It is assumed by the backers of Agenda-21 that people are not good stewards of their land and the government will do a better job if it is in control. Individual rights are to give way to the needs of the global community as determined by a global governing body – not by local elected representatives like our City Councils, Boards of Supervisors, and even State Legislators.
Furthermore, the contents of this U.N. program reveal that people should be rounded up off their own land and relocated to human settlements close to employment centers and transportation hubs.
Another dimension to this U.N. program named the Wildlands Project, spells out how most of the land in our country, our state, is to be set aside for non-humans. Furthermore, this well-orchestrated agenda calls for lowering the standards of living for Americans so people in poorer countries will have more, we will have less, equality will become the new norm, and the redistribution of wealth will be the vehicle by which equality will be achieved.
It is time to stop the political correctness that has enveloped our society and bluntly expose the evils contained within this program that already has been launched on an unsuspecting public. It is time for Legislators to step up and be the jealous guardians of the rights of Arizona citizens.
Allow me to share with you some of the outrageous statements by individuals such as David Foreman, Earth First. “We must make this place an insecure and inhospitable place for Capitalists and their projects, we must reclaim the roads and plowed lands, halt dam construction, tear down existing dams, free shackled rivers and return to wilderness millions of tens of millions of acres of presently settled land.”
Only about 13% of Arizona land is privately owned; 60% already is in the hands of the government, but still this is NOT sufficient to offset the insatiable power grab currently underway by a Global Elite.
The outrageous philosophy contained in Agenda-21 will destroy Arizona business, displace Arizona families and control every aspect of our lives as described by Harvey Ruvin, Vice Chairman, of the powerful but not sanctioned governmental body called the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives, or (ICLEI). This body of non-elected, non-responsive to citizens is tasked with carrying out the goals of U.N. Agenda-21 at the local level. Mr. Ruvin states: “Individual rights will have to take a back seat to the collective.”
Are you ready to give up your private property? – This, my friends, is a direct quote from the 1976 UN’s Habitat I Conference report.
“Land…cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth, therefore contributes to social injustice.”
I am not the resident expert on U.N. Agenda-21. We have many people who have come forward to speak today that know more than I on this insidious program. Madam Chairman, while not an expert, I am a legislative voice practicing vigilance and jealous guardianship of the rights of the citizens in our Great State of Arizona. I am here today to sound an alarm. I pray this committee, and indeed, our collective Arizona Legislative body joins me to sound the alarm to the people as Alexander Hamilton clearly stated in his Federalist writings.
Senator Judy Burges
Arizona State Senate
All handouts are in PDF format. Please feel free to make copies!