Please note: Use of the term Agenda 21, should be cited less frequently. Proponents have moved on, changing the language to sustainable development, smart growth, comprehensive planning, etc. We need to adopt their language and their terms in our discussions with fellow citizens and elected officials. This quote from J. Gary Lawrence, an advisor to President Clinton's Council on Sustainable Development is revealing:
"In the case of the U.S., our local authorities are engaged in planning processes consistent with Local Agenda 21, but there is little interest in using the Local Agenda 21 brand. Participating in a UN advocated planning process would very likely bring out many of the conspiracy-fixated groups and individuals in our society such as the National Rifle Association, citizen militias and some members of Congress. This segment of our society who fear 'one-world government' and a U.N. invasion of the United States through which our individual freedom would be stripped away would actively work to defeat any elected official who joined "the conspiracy" by undertaking Local Agenda 21. So we call our processes something else, such as comprehensive planning, growth management or smart growth."
The United Nations Agenda 21 is a global program designed to impact virtually everything on the planet....land use, natural resources, transportation, education, human settlements, population control, consumption and more. A fundamental principal is income and wealth redistribution from developed countries to less developed countries.
It is agressively promoted and funded by the EPA, DOT, USDA, HUD and other agencies. It is guided by unelected bureaucrats, non-government organizations, academics and other stakeholders not accountable to voters. It is being implemented in the Northeast Ohio region of 12 counties. Key words to look for include sustainable development, smart growth, public-private partnerships, environmental and social justice.
I have given PowerPoint presentations around the state. If anyone is interested, please let me know.
There are many websites and youtube videos dealing with the subject. A good place to start is www.freedomadvocates.org