Gallery: Kansas Seeks to Outlaw Sustainable Development Through State L...

 

A new Kansas state house bill introduced by the Committee on Energy and the Environment is seeking to outlaw sustainable development. Although some believe that green infrastructure can ensure a high standard of living for future generations, others see sustainable development as a government plot to redistribute wealth and compromise freedom. Opponents cite the United Nations’ Agenda 21 established in Rio back in 1992. While the document promotes progressive ideas ranging from cost effective-energy systems to public transport, many right wing conspiracy theorists have come to view it as a global takeover of rights and personal property.

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  1. Zeppflyer April 11, 2013 at 1:10 am

    It’s pretty common for legislators, especially at the state level, to promise a group of very loud supporters that they will sponsor a bill which said group of windbags support, in order to get them to shut up/keep donating. After the legislator has kept his promise and introduced the hairbrained idea, he can then either let the bill die in committee or usher it to the main floor, put out the word that everyone should vote against it, and then kill it quietly in the middle of a long string of routine business.

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