Republicans call for rejection of UN agenda

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee Republicans are calling for the rejection of a United Nations agenda on the environment and poverty.

The resolution, which "recognizes the destructive and insidious nature of United Nations Agenda 21," was approved 72-23 in the House on Thursday.

Rep. Kevin Brooks of Cleveland says the resolution is similar to one that the national GOP passed and "encouraged all their state Republican parties to follow suit."

Brooks said the agenda is a veiled attempt to take away property rights.

But Democrats ridiculed the Republican resolution and called it fear-mongering.

Said Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner of Nashville: "I don't remember the United Nations ever imposing anything on us."

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