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Nixon vetoes continue

07/01/2013 2:09 PM

07/01/2013 2:09 PM

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed two more bills Monday, including one aimed at Agenda 21, the sustainable-development United Nations resolution that some believe

could lead to a UN takeover of America.

The bill would have prohibited “the state and any political subdivision from implementing any policy recommendations that infringe on private property rights without due process and are traceable to Agenda 21 adopted in 1992 by the United Nations or any other international law or ancillary plan of action that contravenes the federal or state constitutions.”

Nixon said the bill wasn’t necessary.

“It is fundamentally misguided and unnecessary to require local government officials to become international law experts in order to perform their duties,” he said in his veto statement. “The premise of Senate Bill 265, to the extent it is discernible, is wrong and the solution it puts forth is worse.”

Nixon also vetoed a bill that prohibited governments from prohibiting mention of holidays — like, presumably, Christmas.

But the Democratic governor said the bill might have made 4th of July firecracker restrictions illegal.

“More troubling, House Bill No. 278 would greatly frustrate a ban on fireworks imposed during a period of severe fire risk,” he said.


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