Lawmakers in Tennessee passed a resolution on March 15, 2012 condemning United Nations Agenda 21 as a “destructive and insidious” environmental plan to advance communist agenda under the guise of community planning.
The state House of Representatives voted 72-23 in favor of House Joint Resolution 587, which denounces the non-binding UN Agenda 21 plan adopted by the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
United Nations claims that sustainable development principles alleviate poverty and combat global warming. Resolution 587 describes sustainable development as a plan for “socialist/communist redistribution of wealth” through energy conservation policies, zoning restrictions, and forced abortions.
“It reads well. It has nice words like sustainability and helping the poor,” said state Rep. Glen Casada, R-Franklin. “But what these people want to do is they want to cap the number of people this planet can have. … So ladies and gentlemen, if that doesn’t bother you, if those words don’t scare you, we’ve got to talk.” (The Tennessean)
The 1976 UN Conference on Human Settlements in Vancouver declared that government control of land use was “indispensable.” The document recommended that governments mandate population redistribution to accommodate the needs of biodiversity. This is the objective of the Wildlands Project, protected areas required by the Convention on Biological Diversity. EPA adopted the Ecosystem Management Policy to do so.
The Tennessee House resolution is non-binding, but citizens and lawmakers are concerned that the 288-page document uses non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and government entities such as the courts, the EPA, and zoning boards to carry out the plan.
The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hatewatch condemns the passage of Resolution 587 in Tennessee as a “new sign of antigovernment extremism creeping into the political mainstream.” Similar resolutions passed in New Jersey and North Carolina counties this year.
Demonizing Americans who want to stop UN Agenda 21, The Southern Poverty Law Center calls the effort a “big lie,” and criticizes the resolution passed by the Republican National Committee in January 2012 in which policymakers inform Americans of the destructive strategies of “sustainable development.”
If we are to believe the Southern Poverty Law Center, and we do not, the UN agreement is a “rather benign, non-binding plan calling for governments to develop plans to meet current needs for natural resources without threatening the survival of future generations.”
Agenda 21 is so “benign” that it was not debated or ratified by Congress. Presidents Clinton and Obama passed Executive Orders in order to force the implementation of UN Agenda 21 in the U.S. Parts of UN Agenda 21 have been included in legislation or have been implemented administratively.
Local governments are bribed with federal grants to de-develop counties and bring them into compliance with zoning rules devised by the “visioning” consensus plans of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), the implementation arm of UN Agenda 21.
These “visioning” plans are sold to the community as the consensus. In reality, they are the wishes of a few informed individuals representing the interests of the United Nations. The local population has no knowledge or understanding of the ramifications of such plans.
Taxpayers are not given the opportunity to vote on the “fundamental transformation” of their counties: ordinances, zoning laws, bike paths, walkways, greenbelts, conservation areas, high-density areas, and urban boundary zones, all part of the sustainable development buzzwords and goals.
Once the new zoning has passed, the citizens cannot reverse the damaging effects of the decisions already made. Some local politicians are afraid to say no to visioning committees for fear that they may be seen as anti-environment. Others know exactly what they are doing.
Hatewatch maligns Tea Party groups for their effort to protect American private property rights, local zoning rights, and sovereignty. It compares Americans who want to protect their freedoms to Joe McCarthy “who saw a Communist plot behind every door.” Recently released documents have revealed that Joe McCarthy was right. Tom DeWeese, Phyllis Schlafly, and Oath Keepers are mentioned in the same publication as “antigovernment extremists” for contributing to the education of Americans about the true intent of UN Agenda 21 and for their patriotism.
This fight is not about putting a “smelting plant in a residential neighborhood.” Americans have become aware that this “benign, grandfatherly” environmental planning is a scheme to take away property rights. Too many people have lost the ability to develop their lands or use them at all because of onerous EPA regulations. United Nations states specifically in its 288-page document that private property must be abolished and land should be controlled by the government.
Americans have noticed the millions of “natural acres” set aside in many states and incorporated into land trusts to “protect areas that have scenic, historical, or cultural significance.” At some point, all this extreme preservation is writing humans out of the picture and excluding them from the habitat. The Wildlands Project map shows in vivid color the very small areas where humans will be allowed to exist and live under strict government control.
“Agenders” are not conspiracy theorists – UN Agenda 21 does exist. Dozens of organizational tentacles and “programmes” have been imbedding into U.S. sovereignty for a long time, sucking the lifeblood of this economy in the name of “caring” environmentalism. We are losing our freedoms gradually to a foreign organization, financed by our own taxpayer dollars.
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Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh, Romanian Conservative is a freelance writer, author, radio commentator, and speaker. Her books, “Echoes of Communism”, “Liberty on Life Support” and “U.N. Agenda 21: Environmental Piracy,” “Communism 2.0: 25 Years Later” are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle.
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