NEED YOU THERE!!
The youtube link below is of Bill Bryant, president of the UN Association of Greater Oklahoma City and a supporter of UN Agenda 21. He is the author of the letter below to all of the members of the States Rights Committee that is to hear our anti-UNA21/SD bill on Tuesday. Bill Bryant will be there and will want to make a public statement at the end. We will have opportunity to also make 5 minute public statements. I urge all of you to be there for the hearing. Hopefully you will have a fire in your belly to be at the hearing tomorrow at 3:00 PM in the 5th floor meeting room to participate in the fireworks.
It has also been learned that Bill Bryant is the Work Force director for ACOG (Association of Central Oklahoma Governments) and would be directly affected by HB1412 becoming law.
In his letter below I have highlighted in red his stated concerns with HB 1412. I think he is throwing everything he can think of against the wall to see what will stick. He has a vested interest is having the bill fail. He does not care about the impact of UNA21/SD on Oklahoma or its citizens.
I hope you will put everything else aside and join us at the Capitol on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 3:00PM in the 5th floor hearing room.
Govern Edmond Locally
Think Act Govern Locally
Dear Rep. :
House Bill 1412 — the proposed Anti-UN law by Rep. Kern — is scheduled to be heard in the States’ Rights Committee on Tuesday. I hope you will vote “No” on this measure.
I want to make three points that I hope you will agree with.
(1) The United Nations was built upon the foundation of national sovereignty and the rule of law. So, I want to applaud you and Chairman Moore for the transparency and accountability and respect for the law that is apparent in the operation of your committee.
(2) The United Nations is a supporter of private property rights — and has been since 1948, with the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The position of the United Nations is completely congruent with the Oklahoma Constitution, which also defends against the loss of “life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” That’s from our state Constitution:
“No person shall be deprived
of life, liberty, or property,
without due process of law.”
(Oklahoma Constitution, Section II-7)
(3) The United Nations is also a strong supporter of intellectual freedom — that is, the right of people to “…receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” That’s from Article 19 of the Universal Declaration.
HB 1412 would apply to cities, counties, state universities, and public libraries in our state, and it would put in place a legal restriction on these political subdivisions. It would prohibit them from purchasing books, journals, articles, data sets, and so on from the United Nations or from any non-governmental organization that is accredited by the United Nations. (It would also prohibit the purchase of other things — but, the fact is, the UN is a provider of knowledge resources, not office supplies).
Now, you may want to know what effect such a prohibition would have on Oklahoma citizens. We have compiled extensive testimony from Oklahoma citizens who use the knowledge resources of the United Nations in their daily lives. Please see our blog …
… where you can find comments from university students, researchers, scientists, and business people. These are people who are focused on real problems like drought mitigation, health promotion, pest management, disease control, and so on. These are the topics of “Agenda 21.”
I hope you have reviewed our information about the thousands of volumes of books and articles that have been compiled in Oklahoma’s universities and libraries.
In the library catalog at Oklahoma State University’s Edmon Low Library, there are over 4,000 books and articles related to the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
A search of the online catalog of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries yields 1,275 entries related to the UN’s World Health Organization.
An author search of the University of Oklahoma’s online library catalog shows nearly 700 books and articles by the World Meteorological Organization.
Here is my summary:
House Bill 1412 is not needed. The United Nations does not pose a threat to the people of Oklahoma. There are protections in existing law that are more than adequate to address the concerns of HB 1412.
More than that, the prohibitions included in this proposed law would be harmful to the health, safety, and future progress of our state.
If you have any questions about the United Nations with regard to property rights, the rule of law, “Agenda 21,” or any other topic, please feel free to contact me via phone or email.
You should have the confidence that a “No” vote on HB 1412 will help to keep Oklahoma strong and free.
Please vote No on HB 1412.
President, Oklahoma City Chapter
United Nations Association of the USA