An article published in The Suffolk County Liberty Report provides us with yet another local (LI) glimpse of the far-reaching tentacles of Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development. This case involves the building of a mixed-use community in Coram.
I would like to see the zoning laws surrounding the envisioned Sandy Hills mixed-use community before I say whether or not I would want it. What makes this interesting is that the environmentalists in this situation want all development stopped. That is not what I believe in, and of course I want affordable housing, if we can do it without allowing politicians to usurp private property rights unfairly.
If done right, sustainable development could be a good thing. However, if environmentalists don’t want any further development, how do we have a discussion with them? They remind me of the days when ELF, a radical environmental group, was burning down homes. Their motto was, “You build it, we’ll burn it.” They want the land to return to pre-human conditions. The environmental attacks might be more subtle now, but the same people are still here and the end result will be the same.
From The Suffolk County Liberty Report: In Brookhaven, the battle over Sandy Hills is beginning to look like Bunker Hill.
Plans to build a new mixed-use community in Middle Island are back in court, after the town board narrowly backed a development plan that environmentalists called excessive, because it triples the number of housing units previously allowed.
Supporters say a private sewer system will adequately treat wastewater from Sandy Hills, protecting ground water and the Carmans River.
And so the debate over sewers at Sandy Hills is framing a larger debate over sewers and Suffolk’s future growth.
Stony Brook Professor Lawrence Swanson argues that sewer systems cannot remedy the nitrogen loading that threatens bays and water supplies. The only answer, he says, is to stop population growth and dense development in Suffolk.
Brookhaven, Long Island, legislators are currently taking private property under this redevelopment scam. They not only confiscate private property under the guise of “redevelopment,” but they also mandate mixed use of private property. Molloy College has its own Sustainability Institute. Take a look at Long Island’s vision for Long Island, but read between the lines, and know how they get their money and the property before you decide you approve: Vision for LI is often diametrically opposed to private property.
Once these redevelopment programs are put in place, individuals living in them have often given up their private property rights for 12 years. Eminent domain isn’t stealing your property rights, the government likely has them already.
We heard Elizabeth Warren, candidate for Massachusetts Senate, echoing the general philosophy only last week.
For those who don’t have background on the subject, the UN’s goal is to regulate the enforcement of planetary control from the smallest local governments on up in EVERY member nation. They like to use misleading words, such as “sustainable development.” That is not to say that the theory is completely wrong, but when it is being guided by Marxists, one needs to worry. Agenda 21 is on the UN agenda almost every week, so they are serious about it.
This quote is from the site, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs: “Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.”
Prescribers to Agenda 21 believe in communitarianism. Communitarianism is the subjugation of the rights of the individual to the community. The philosophy is currently taking over the left-wing of the Democratic Party. In communitarianism, the end justifies the means.
Click here to get a brief rundown of what it means here in the U.S.
Click here to read the UN’s alarming Marxist view on property rights – this information is straight from the U.N.’s own archives.
Another great source of information comes from activist, Rose Koire. Please check out her website for further important information. She runs the Post Sustainability Institute.
The following is from her own site:Rosa Koire is a forensic commercial real estate appraiser specializing in eminent domain valuation. Her twenty-eight year career as an expert witness on land use has culminated in exposing the impacts of Sustainable Development on private property rights and individual liberty.
In 2005 she was elected to a citizens’ oversight committee in Santa Rosa, Northern California, to review a proposed 1,300 acre redevelopment project in which 10,000 people live and work. Her research into the documents justifying the plans led her, with her partner Kay Tokerud, to challenge the fraudulent basis for the huge Gateways Redevelopment Project. The City, in an attempt to block Koire from exposing the project, removed the neighborhood in which Koire and Tokerud’s properties were located from the redevelopment area.
Koire and Tokerud fought on, however, not wanting to abandon the thousands of business and property owners still in the area. They formed a business and property owners association and a non-profit organization (Concerned Citizens of Santa Rosa Against Redevelopment Law Abuse) and were able to raise nearly $500,000 in donations and pro bono legal work to sue the City of Santa Rosa to stop the project. The court case, Tokerud v. City of Santa Rosa, lost in Superior Court but the court ruled that they could continue, and they appealed to the San Francisco First District Court of Appeals where they lost again in 2009. The three years of litigation fighting eminent domain and the redevelopment project succeeded in delaying the project while the economy collapsed–the City has failed to implement its plans, but still has the power of eminent domain over the 1,100 acre area until 2018.
Over the course of the legal challenge Koire became aware of the source of the planning revolution she had observed over more than 10 years: UN Agenda 21. Through her research she found that much of the funding to implement local UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development land use programs comes through the diversion of property taxes to redevelopment agencies. Her work in providing information and solutions for communities fighting UN Agenda 21 has spread across the nation as more and more people become aware of the increased restrictions on their property rights, and the methods used to implement social engineering. Through her website www.DemocratsAgainstUNAgenda21.com and her grassroots tactical organization, Santa Rosa Neighborhood Coalition, she, with other community leaders, has enabled activists on many seemingly unconnected issues to come together and fight the source: UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development.