“Participating in a UN advocated planning process would very likely bring out many of the conspiracy- fixated groups and individuals in our society… This segment of our society who fear ‘one-world government’ and a UN 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 LA21. So we call our process something else, such as comprehensive planning, growth management or smart growth.”
~ J. Gary Lawrence, advisor to President Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Development
I included the quote above because I just love the end justifies the means Alinsky-style approach to manipulating the populace.
U.N. Agenda 21 does exist and all Presidents since George H.W. Bush have signed on to it and implemented it via Executive Orders. In a recent Newsday editorial entitled, Agenda 21 Paranoia, the author, with little evidence, declared anyone with concerns about it as paranoiac – the author must have psychic powers to know what everyone thinks.
We all know the U.N. has our best interests at heart so no one should be the least bit concerned that Agenda 21 is a U.N. Initiative.
A friend of mine received the email below from Southampton assembly member Fred Thiele. He agrees that people who are concerned about Long Island’s plan for our future are paranoiac (so shut up and accept whatever the government decides).
In the email, Thiele refers to some of the land purchases and land preservation projects that began in the ’70’s as proof that Agenda 21 is not the impetus for the extreme environmental initiatives taking hold on Long Island.
Thiele fails to mention in his email that over the last ten years, most particularly the last four years, these initiatives have gone on steroids and taken on the language of Agenda 21.
He does say that he doesn’t know a local or state official, including himself, who have heard of Agenda 21, which doesn’t say much about his knowledge and qualifications for his job especially since Southampton Village is one of the villages that has signed on to Agenda 21 – Cities participating in Agenda 21.
Vision Long Island is our Agenda 21. It has capitalized on Long Island’s desire to preserve and plan for Long Island’s future and has morphed it into open spaces, mixed land use, TDR’s, infill, compact housing design, and walkable everything – the language of Agenda 21.
All of this information is available on the Vision Long Island site and all are the core principles of the U.N. Agenda 21. A coincidence I suppose.
I don’t know much about Southampton and can’t say if they have engaged in land grabs or constitutional violations but someone should check it out.
Thiele’s letter –
Thank you for your recent email regarding “Stop Agenda 21” legislation. Unfortunately, I cannot concur with your viewpoint.
Rather, I agree with the recent Newsday editorial, dated February 17, 2012 entitled “Agenda 21 Paranoia.”
Frankly, I don’t know a single elected local or state official who has even read “Agenda 21” and most had never heard of it until the Newsday editorial. It certainly hasn’t been a factor in policy development here on Long Island. Rather, our region has benefitted from a strong, grassroots ethic that has sought to balance growth and conservation.
The East End has been engaged in these innovative and sustainable initiatives for 50 years (long before there was an Agenda 21) in order to avoid the mistakes that led to suburban sprawl and loss of community character up west. Landmark policies such as the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund, Farmland Preservation Program, the Long Island Pine Barrens Act, the Peconic Bay Estuary Program, the East End Economic and Environmental Task Force, and 5 Town Rural Transit are just a few examples of successful efforts that have protected not just are community character, but also a very vibrant economic base. It has been accomplished with broad based public support and without any invasion of constitutional rights. In fact, the East End has higher property values and lower tax rates than most of the rest of Long Island.
Finally, the bill you would propose would be another unfunded mandate on local government. As a former local government official, I strongly believe in home rule and local control.
Thank you for your views.
Member of Assembly
Starting in 1992, Nancy Pelosi et al have pushed Agenda 21. Check out this video from Trevor Loudon’s site and see for yourself.
Advance to 11:43:30 on the video and watch until 11:51:48. Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) speaks first, Nancy Pelosi speaks next and WM Broomfield (R-MI) speaks last. They all use the term “Agenda 21” and they all state it is from the “United Nations.” Read more: Trevor Loudon
The U.N. came up with the idea of forcing Agenda 21 through local governments under the auspices of ICLEI. Google LI ICLEI and you get this ICLEI USA and if you look up ICLEI, you get the U.N. – here is one site that comes up – ICLEI. U.N. Agenda 21 exists and it is being implemented on Long Island partly through Vision Long Island.
Some see Agenda 21 as a conspiracy to form a one world government and that thinking is used to demonize anyone who attempts to bring some measure of moderation to the extreme environmentalism which is fostered by Agenda 21.
It is not worth even discussing one world government in relation to Agenda 21 because it is irrelevant. What is relevant is that Agenda 21 is morphing into socialism and extreme environmentalism in many local governments.
Whether that will happen on Long Island depends on Long Islanders.
Agenda 21/ICLEI Terminology
“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” It contains within it two key concepts:
- the concept of ‘needs’, in particular the essential needs of the world’s poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and
- the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment’s ability to meet present and future needs.”
Social Equity (Social injustice): Social justice is described as the right and opportunity of all people “to benefit equally from the resources afforded us by society and the environment.” Redistribution of wealth. Private property is a social injustice since not everyone can build wealth from it. National sovereignty is a social injustice. Universal health care is a social injustice. All part of Agenda 21 policy.
Economic Prosperity: Public Private Partnerships (PPP). Special dealings between government and certain, chosen corporations which get tax breaks, grants and the government’s power of Eminent Domain, TDR’s to implement sustainable policy & government-sanctioned monopolies.
Local Sustainable Development policies: Smart Growth, Wildlands Project, Resilient Cities, Regional Visioning Projects, STAR Sustainable Communities, Green jobs, Green Building Codes, “Going Green,” Alternative Energy, Local Visioning, facilitators, regional planning, historic preservation, conservation easements, development rights, sustainable farming, comprehensive planning, growth management, consensus.
The Kyoto Protocol is a protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC or FCCC), aimed at fighting global warming and it is legally binding. The United States did not sign it but we are implementing many of the initiatives through the EPA.
Agenda 21, which reportedly means an agenda for the 21st century, is a United Nations program launched in 1992 for the vague purpose of achieving global “sustainable development.” Congress never approved Agenda 21, although Presidents Obama, Clinton and George H.W. Bush have all signed Executive Orders implementing it. 178 other world leaders agreed to it in 1992 at the Rio Summit. Since then, the U.N. has mostly bypassed national governments, using Agenda 21’s International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives (“ICLEI”) to make agreements directly with local governments. ICLEI’s U.S. presence has grown to include agreements with over 600 cities, towns and counties here, which are now copying the land use plans prescribed in Agenda 21.
Read a good article on the subject of Agenda 21 here: Townhall
The following information is something you need to know –
- Click here to find out about the Agenda 21 assault on rural America.
- An important technigue of Agenda 21 implementation…empower unelected municipal employees with the power to enforce Ag 21 program requirements. That way elected officials are protected from voter ire because the mandates are embedded in the lowest levels of “code enforcement”. Congress would never mandate religious organizations to violate their faith. But in passing the Affordable Health Care Act, Congress in essence delegated its legislative authority to federal agencies—staffed by unelected political appointees.” Click here to sign the petition for the Manhattan Declaration for freedom of religion.