Sunday, February 12, 2012

Agenda 21 is Insidious to America

Stop UN Agenda 21
John R. Houk
© February 12, 2012

Agenda 21 is part of a global Left Wing cabal to control national governments with Eco-Marxist designs that would lead to one world government probably under the auspices of the United Nations. Agenda 21 is not new. Agenda 21 has been a United Nations agenda to meddle in local governments and/or communities to socialize the management of land at the expense of personal ownership.

Thanks to Tony Newbill I found an article entitled “Rep. Herger is Wrong About Agenda 21”. The article is critical of an op-ed written by Representative Wally Herger (R-CA-2). Rep. Herger is a rare breed of California politics in that he is a Conservative Republican. The op-ed demonstrates Herger’s Conservative credentials because he writes against the principles of Agenda 21. Henry Lamb’s criticism of Rep. Herger is against the Congressman’s assertion that Agenda 21 is toothless unless local governments and communities gives the U.N. program some teeth by incorporating Agenda 21 by an alleged Non-Profit Governmental Organization (NGO) known as International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI).

Rep. Herger seems to believe Agenda 21 is a paper tiger that is nothing to worry about in substance. Lamb’s article shows the error of Herger’s way even though Herger appears to be well meaning yet incorrect.

Now Newbill sent the Lamb article to cap the point that Mitt Romney is sympathetic to Agenda 21. So I am going to post the first two links with sentences that Newbill uses then I will cross post the Henry Lamb critique of Rep. Wally Herger.

JRH 2/12/12
Would Mitt Romney agree with the UN Agenda 21 protocols as the Leader of a New International Plutocracy???

Tony Newbill email
Sent: 2/6/2012 9:44 AM

Can we say a Romney Presidency would make the Perfect International Plutocracy ever seen before in world History???

What could happen with this kind of Power consolidated into the Executive Branch of Government that Controls the Worlds Trade Currency and the Power of Pardons associated with the with the formalization of the Multi-National Corporate and Financial sector of the private sector economy???

Would Mitt Romney agree with the UN Agenda 21 protocols????
Rep. Herger is Wrong About Agenda 21

February 4, 2012

California Representative Wally Herger offered an article on Agenda 21 which, unfortunately, reflects a lack of knowledge about Agenda 21 – shared by far too many elected officials.   In the first instance, he said that Agenda 21 is a document developed at a U.N. Conference in 1993.


Agenda 21 was developed over a period of time, traceable from the 1972 U.N. Conference on the Environment, which identified “environmental protection” as the world’s greatest problem, and gave the world the U.N. Environmental Programme, followed almost immediately by Nixon’s Executive Order that created the EPA.

Then came the 1976 U.N. Conference on Human Settlements, signed by the U.S., which proclaimed that “Public control of land use is…indispensible.”  The next major step was the creation of the U.N. World Commission on Environment and Development in 1983, chaired by Gro Harlem Brundtland.  The commission issued its final report in 1987, called Our Common Future.  This document produced the concept and defined the term “Sustainable Development” to be:  “Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

This rather ambiguous definition was spelled out in great detail in a 40-chapter, 300-page document titled Agenda 21, signed and adopted by 179 nations in 1992 (not 1993) at the U.N. Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro.

Herger goes on to say:

“While this document was agreed to by the United Nations, the United States is a party to the agreement only by our membership in the U.N. For the agreement to become legally binding, it would require submission to the U.S. Senate for ratification by the President. This has not occurred. Again, ‘Agenda 21’ is not legally binding on the United States.”


Actually, the document was adopted by 179 nations, including the signature of George H.W. Bush.  A nation’s signature on a U.N. document obligates the nation to do nothing in opposition to the goals of the document, and to promote implementation of the document’s recommendations.  Agenda 21 is not a treaty subject to Senate ratification.  It was never intended to be a treaty.   (Bill Clinton signed the Kyoto Protocol.  Because his signature obligated the U.S., George W. Bush took the unusual action to have the U.S. signature removed from the document.) At the same conference, however, two treaties were adopted by the U.N.: The framework Convention on Climate Change, signed by Bush and ratified by the Senate; and the Convention on Biological Diversity, not signed by Bush, signed by Clinton, but not ratified by the Senate.

Nothing in Agenda 21 is legally binding on any government until a government – at any level – adopts an Agenda 21 recommendation as a law or ordinance, or as an Executive Order such as EO 12852 issued by President Bill Clinton in 1993 in response to Agenda 21 recommendation 8.7:

“Governments, in cooperation, where appropriate, with international organizations, should adopt a national strategy for sustainable development…”

Bill Clinton’s EO created the “President’s Council on Sustainable Development” expressly for the purpose of implementing the recommendations in Agenda 21 throughout federal, state, and local governments.  The EPA and other federal agencies offered challenge grants to state and local government to promote the implementation of the recommendations in Agenda 21.  The federal government gave more than $5 million to the American Planning Association to produce “Growing Smart: Legislative Guidebook,” which provides model legislation for states that, when adopted, requires counties and cities to adopt recommendations found in Agenda 21.

Herger says further: “There are innumerable reasons to be concerned about the United Nations, but I don’t believe the toothless “Agenda 21 is one of them.”

Sadly, Herger’s lack of knowledge about Agenda 21 is shared by most elected officials.  The recommendations in Agenda 21 are presented as Smart Growth, Sustainable Communities, Greenways, and a host of similar buzz words.    Agenda 21 is toothless until a local government incorporates Agenda 21 recommendations into their comprehensive land use plans.  Then the recommendations have the force of law.

A U.N. accredited non-government organization called ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives) exists at the behest of the U.N. for the purpose of helping local governments implement the recommendations in Agenda 21.  ICLEI has contracts with more than 600 U.S. cities and counties and is working diligently to spread its gospel even further.

Rep Herger, and all elected officials, should learn more about Agenda 21 and its effect on communities where it has been implemented.  People in Los Angeles County are being removed (17:35) from their own private property for non-compliance with Agenda 21 recommendations included in recently adopted building codes. People are being forced to live where they do not want to live because of Urban Boundary Zones, and arbitrary and, unreasonable acreage requirements for a single dwelling.  The free videos available here are a great place for elected officials, and everyone else, to begin their education on Agenda 21 and sustainable development.  This same site offers a wealth of detailed, well-documented information on Agenda 21, its source, history, and effect.

Elected officials must learn what Agenda 21 is before opening their mouths and revealing their ignorance.

Agenda 21 is Insidious to America
John R. Houk
© February 12, 2012

Rep. Herger is Wrong About Agenda 21

The Moral Liberal Contributing Editor, Henry Lamb, is the author of “The Rise of Global Governance,”  Chairman of Sovereignty International, and founder of the  Environmental Conservation Organization (ECO) and Freedom21, Inc.

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