Penelope A. Morrell, State Director
Concerned Women for America of Maine
To Members of the Joint Committee on Judiciary
Regarding L.D. 220 “An Act to Ban the United Nations Agenda 21 in Maine”
March 5, 2013
Thank you Chairpersons Valentino and Priest and members of the Joint Committee on Judiciary for the opportunity to appear before you today.
Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Maine supports L.D. 220, “An Act to Ban the United Nations Agenda 21 in Maine.” We wish to thank Rep. Rick Long for introducing this piece of legislation. It might surprise you to have someone from a Christian organization like Concerned Women for America (CWA) standing before you in opposition to Agenda 21, but one of CWA’s core issues is national sovereignty.
Our national sovereignty is based upon life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that is bestowed on individuals. Agenda 21 purports to be about sustainable environmental protection. We all believe in that. As a Christian organization, we believe in the good stewardship of all creation. We all want clean air and clean water, of course, but Agenda 21 dehumanizes the process of determining these issues of what is best for the environment. We need a balanced approach, and Agenda 21 removes the very things that define us as a country freedom and liberty. One of our biggest concerns is looking at the people behind Agenda 21 like George Soros and the International Council of Global and Environmental Initiatives. They are promoting this power grab, and we believe the vast majority of Americans will reject their property being controlled by unelected bureaucrats.
Concerned Women for America has over 500,000 members across the nation and over 1,880 members in Maine. We strive to ensure that no organization holds authority over the United States in any area, and we support the duty of the U.S. to defend and secure its borders.
Therefore, we uphold the private property rights of the citizens of Maine and the U.S. and reject any agenda that infringes on or restricts those rights under the Constitution of Maine and the Constitution of the United States.
I ask this Committee to vote L.D. 220 “ought to pass.”