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YOU! Yes, you, lazily staring at your computer and feeling triumphant to have just won an eBay auction of spare Malibu Barbie body parts. Aren’t you the least bit afraid of the takeover of your government by the United Nations???

What? You’re not? Perhaps that’s because you haven’t been paying attention to what’s been going on in the cutting-edge state of Arizona, where lawmakers are working furiously to make it illegal to “implement the creed, doctrine, principles or any tenet of” the 1992 U.N. Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, a non-binding resolution sometimes referred to as Agenda 21.

OK, we’ll admit it. Agenda 21 sounds more than a little bit ominous. You don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to liken it to the last words Peter Graves might hear before some top secret government tape self-destructs: Your mission, Jim, should you choose to accept it, is to save America and stamp out the nefarious Agenda 21…

As it turns out, however, the Agenda 21 that Arizona has lined up in its cross-hairs has nothing whatsoever to do with undermining the U.S. government. Rather, it deals with seemingly non-controversial topics like fighting global poverty, protecting the atmosphere and safely disposing of radioactive waste.

But in Arizona, those non-binding concepts from the U.N. are fightin’ words. So here comes AZ Senate Bill 1507 to the rescue! If it passes (and it has already gotten through their state Senate), it will immediately be illegal in Arizona to combat poverty, protect the environment or safely dispose of radioactive waste. (“That oughta learn them pesky foreigners not to mess around with our state!”)

Before you say it, yes, we do realize this is Arizona we’re talking about: home to lab experiments like Jan BrewerJohn McCain and recent inductee Sarah Palin — not to mention millions of tan people trying not to wear shoes that look too Mexican.

But what we’re wondering is: haven’t they already succeeded in proving to the rest of us that they earned the gold medal for crazy? Do they really need to pass a law that makes it illegal to safely dispose of radioactive waste just to drill the point home? Apparently, they feel they do.

So we at the Lester & Charlie Institute of Forward Thinking are wondering: What’s next? If lawmakers in Arizona just want us to recognize again and again that they’re insane, what’s the next crazy law they’ll try to pass? What do YOU think?

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