The fallacy of Agenda 21

I would like to ask the liberals, progressives, whatever they call themselves these days, to consider the fact that “sustainable development” is not sustainable.

That phrase, sustainable development, is the war cry for the United Nations’ Agenda 21, a devious program developed by people with lots of education but little common sense, using insidious methods, to achieve the fiendisih goal of creating a one-world totalitarian government.

Sometimes it’s called “smart growth” or some other innocent-sounding name, but it is all the same game and it could be coming to a community near you. It may already be there.

The agenda in many forms has been around for a long time, but the form that threatens us today was formally introduced at the 1992 UN Earth Summit in Rio De Janeiro. George Bush the elder was president then and he was among 178 world leaders to sign on.

The U.S. Congress has never ratified the agreement but that hasn’t stopped the Intenational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), a non-governmental policy and lobbying group designed to influence and change local governmental policies without going through the usual channels, from working its mischief.

Some 600 state and local agencies across the U.S. have signed on as dues-paying members of ICLEI.

Five agencies in Nevada are members: Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Clark County and Washoe County.

Many local governments across the country have awakened to the dangers of the unelected regional boards ICLEI has helped set up to circumvent local offices normally responsible to the citizenry and canceled their membership. Oklahoma’s House of Representatives recently heavily approved a bill to ban ICLEI from that state. That measure is expected to be passed by the state Senate soon.

Think the Administration is not involved? How about the executive order that created the White House Rural Council in June of 2011? Its policy is stated to be the promotion of “...stainable rural communities”, recognized catch words for Agenda 21.

Staffing the council are all the members of the presidential cabinet and the heads of most of the federal agencies, all ideologically close to the president.

I started this by saying that “sustainable development” is not sustainable. I know this is true because the success of Agenda 21 would destroy the enterprise, ingenuity and entreperneurial spirit that has long fueled the engine of our prosperity. Take that away and you have no United States of America.

Rose Koire, a forensic commercial real estate appraiser specializing in eminent domain valuation, ran head-on into Agenda 21 when her city, Santa Rosa, Calif., decided to use eminent domain to displace 10,000 people living and working in a 1,300-acre area it wanted for a redevelopment project.

Koire wrote a book, “Behind the Green Mask,” detailing her fight to stop that endeavor. The book outlines the sinister workings of Agenda 21 to circomvent the will of the people.

Radio and TV talk-show host Glenn Beck and Harriet Parke wrote a book titled “Agenda 21” that uses fiction to portray a world that is suffering from the ultimate success of the agenda.

It paints a dismal picture of people living in small cells tightly clustered in communities fenced off from the rest of the world. The “authorities” determine where they will work, who they are paired with to produce healthy children who are taken from them at birth. And it highlights the dreadful ineffecency of total government control that Agenda 21 would lead to.

The Tea Party movement was started four years ago to protest our run-amok federal government, particularly its irresponsible spending and its shift toward progressivism.

The Fallon Tea Party will hold a rally in Millennium Park on Saturday from noon-3 p.m. to hopefully raise the consciousness of Churchill County residents to the threats of Agenda 21 and other matters.

Come and bring a sign. But concerning what I have written above, I hope you will go to your computers and do your own research on Agenda 21/Sustainable Development. And I would strongly recommend the books mentioned above.

Jim Falk is secretary of the Fallon Tea Party and an occasional contributor to Perspectives.


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