Agenda 21’s Real Agenda
We keep seeing the word “sustainable” all around us these days. We have a choice at our local seafood market to purchase sustainable fish. Our coffee shops are offering sustainable beans. And, I recently observed an ad on television stating that FedEx offers sustainable solutions to their customers’ problems.
So what exactly is sustainability? Merriam Webster defines it as “relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged.”
Upon further study, I found that the United Nations is even involved in sustainability. They have a Department of Economic and Social Affairs with a Division for Sustainable Development. Wow! This sustainability thing is more far-reaching than I thought.
How exactly did this division in the United Nations come about? More than 178 different governments met in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 1992 and developed a plan called Agenda 21. This was a plan related to sustainable development that called for action in every area in which humans impact the environment. The Dalai Lama conducted the official opening ceremony and Al Gore led the U.S. delegation.
Under Agenda 21, the UN has a vision for a centrally managed global society. This program would control everything in our lives – the way we live, eat, learn, and travel about – all under the guise of saving the earth. The Agenda has eight areas that are designed to force the transition to Sustainable Development:
* Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management
* Energy and Housing
* Public Housing
* Resources and Recycling
* Transportation, Sustainable Economic Development
Agenda 21 is being promoted in the United States through the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). EPA even commissioned a study titled “Sustainability and the U.S. EPA.” This report cost you, the taxpayer, $700,000 and is designed to help the EPA integrate sustainable development as a key driver in its regulatory responsibilities.
Without the benefit of Congressional debate or decision, the EPA is using its power to become a conduit for Agenda 21 programs and policies. So when Congress won’t legislate, the EPA will regulate.
According to data collected from 1996, the EPA spent a sizable amount of money funding Agenda 21 “Sustainable Development” initiatives. The following are some of the monies spent and the program titles:
$48,000 Community Supported Agriculture in the Mid-Atlantic Region
$100,000 Washington Wood Smart Certification Program
$50,000 Sustainable Craft Industry in Appalachia
$72,070 Building Materials Exchange in New Orleans
$26,000 Sustaining Forestry in New Hampshire
$20,000 Marketing the Economic Benefits of Sustainable Development in the
Rappahannock River Watershed
$20,000 Preserving Sustainability in Central Virginia Region
$75,000 Eco Park Development in Omaha
$42,000 Implementing a Strategic Plan for Sustainable Development in South Carolina
$70,866 Sustainable Neighborhood Design for the Desert Southwest
Agenda 21 continues to have a presence in the U.S. today. One example is President Obama signing his 86th executive order in June 2011, and establishing the White House Rural Council (WHRC). This order (a related Agenda 21 order) deals with “sustainable rural communities” where 16 percent of the American population lives. Its agenda is to seize greater power over “food, fiber, and energy.” In essence WHRC, which is headed by Tom Vilsack (Sec. of Agriculture), gives the federal government control over rural America.
Why not “save our planet”? It sounds like a good thing to do. We don’t want to hinder the ability of future generations to meet their needs at the expense of our own. But, is this the real goal of Agenda 21? Or is Agenda 21, channeled through the EPA into the U.S., an attempt to regulate your life, your individual freedom, and your personal property, all while redistributing your wealth?
Do you really want a handful of “enlightened elites” from the United Nations dictating your behavior, while your tax dollars pay for their initiatives?
Examine what is really happening in our country. Uncover the layers. Dig deep. See the subtleties being thrust upon us. Elect candidates who will stop the biased Agenda 21 from being perpetrated on us through the EPA.
Elect candidates who can see clearly and take effective steps to stop the reckless spending that does not promote our freedom or our quality of life!