A family in Colorado is being told they can’t use a motorized vehicle to get to their home in the mountains and when they prepared a legal case, their home was seized by the local government. Property owners in California are being told they can’t plant on their farms and all water, including ditches, is being put under the control of the EPA. One Wyoming man can’t have a pond on his property because of the new rules.
Chickens are restricting land use in 11 western states—California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The Dusky Gopher Frog is being used as a reason to target private land owners in several southern states. Toads are consuming more and more land in Texas at the expense of private land owners. The open range is a government ATM when they let cattle graze at all.
Mr. Obama is lighting the fuse to end fossil fuel development and he is destroying the coal industry. The Keystone XL pipeline was stopped over the Pagosa Skyrocket, a wildflower listed as endangered.
It is all happening because of a climate agenda being forced on the people of the United States and it all began with Agenda 21.
Agenda 21 is not a conspiracy theory, it is a conspiracy fact. Information about it can be found all over the United Nations website. Land is being taken over or strictly controlled throughout the United States because of it.
Agenda 21 is a legally non-binding, voluntarily implemented action plan of the United Nations to enforce sustainable development.
We are a signatory country.
It is not a treaty. No senate vote was required and it is not law but it promises to devastate private property rights in the United States.
It came out of the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992.
It is an action agenda for governments around the world that can be insidiously executed at local, national, and global levels. The “21” in Agenda 21 refers to the 21st Century. It has been affirmed and modified at subsequent UN conferences.
President George Bush was one of the 178 heads of government who signed the final text of the agreement at the Earth Summit in 1992, and in the same year Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Eliot Engel and William Broomfield spoke in support of United States House of Representatives Concurrent Resolution 353, supporting implementation of Agenda 21 in the United States.
In the United States, over 600 cities are members of ICLEI, an international sustainability organization that helps to implement the Agenda 21 and Local Agenda 21 concepts across the world. The United States has half of the ICLEI’s global membership of 1,200 cities promoting sustainable development at a local level.
The United States also has one of the most comprehensively documented Agenda 21 status reports.
Agenda 21, via ICLEI, to paraphrase Heritage, calls on governments to intervene and regulate nearly every potential impact that human activity could have on the environment.
The map above was compiled from documents at the United Nation’s Geneva Headquarters in 1994. It was produced and shown to the United States Senate as they prepared to vote on the Global Bio-Diversity Treaty. The Global Bio-Diversity treaty was ready to pass until Congress saw the map above. The treaty failed because it could not be brought to the floor for a vote. As you can see, half the country is reserved for wild lands and humans are forced into government-approved settlements.
Unfortunately, the program is still being implemented aggressively through ICLEI as Sustainable Development/Conservation Programs by state and local politicians, unelected bureaucrats and corporatists.
The rights of the individual are being subjugated to the collective. There is a term for it – communitarianism. In communitarianism, the end justifies the means. The philosophy has taken over the left-wing of the Democratic Party.
Under the auspices of ICLEI, our local communities are being infiltrated by the UN sustainability agenda. The sustainability movement consists of redevelopment programs throughout the country. These programs are often referred to as “open air” redevelopment programs which establish multi-use walkable communities. They want us off wide swaths of land and out of our cars.
President Obama is also working to preserve as much of the country for wildlife as possible. A four-year plan to preserve more than a million acres of land has been released in a 120-page National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy.
The government plans to acquire the land by eminent domain at the local, state and federal levels and with land trusts. They are doing it for wildlife preservation and “they’re thinking about climate,” according to the Washington Examiner.
Under Obama, 4.5 million acres in 10 national wildlife refuges have already been set aside for the sake of climate change. They’ve purchased large tracts of land in Florida’s Everglades with our tax money. They are doing this in conjunction with extremist groups such as the Wildlands project.
Organizations like The Wildlands Project, now called the Wildlands Network, have “set aside the goal of preserving 50% of the North American continent as ‘wild land’ for the preservation of biological diversity,” according to their own stated goals on their website. It conforms to the UN plan mapped out above.
The Wildlands plan is to create larger public lands by acquiring private lands adjoining public lands. Check out their deep ecology goals on the link. The Sierra Club and Nature Conservancy have similar goals.
“Re-wilding” the land that they have set aside for nature requires moving humans into human settlements.
David Foreman, former board member of Sierra Club, is the current Director of the Rewilding Institute. He believes, as do many of his colleagues, that we must control human population growth. “We must stabilize and then reduce population to stop driving extinction of species, destruction of ecosystems, and production of greenhouse gases,” he said.
Foreman is the Founder of Earth First which he described as a warrior society in the 1980′s. It is believed he has engaged in assault and vandalism and has promoted violence.
How Foreman sees humans in relation to the rest of the world is clear: “An individual human life has no more intrinsic value than does an individual Grizzly Bear life. Human suffering resulting from drought and famine in Ethiopia is tragic, yes, but the destruction there of other creatures and habitat is even more tragic.”
That statement explains why they want to preserve at least half the United States for animals, insects and plants.
In general, the UN sees like the United States as gluttonous in its destruction of the earth’s resources which belong to everyone. They are no friend to the United States. Redistribution of wealth, including the earth’s natural resources, from wealthy nations to impoverished, is integral to their belief system. They plan to spread Agenda 21 throughout the world and it directly targets private property.
The UN has decided that the best way to implement their vision is to infiltrate every small community throughout the world, and particularly the United States, and begin to make their fundamental changes to our free property rights, one village, one town, one city at a time. UN officials claim this is a ground up movement forcing the UN to action.
If you have Smart Growth and Sustainable Development or New Growth in your area, keep your eye on them. They soon limit jobs and growth via management plans that cater to the most extreme movers and shakers in the environmental movement. Another byproduct is corruption. When these management plans hit local areas, the politicians declare an area blighted, then decide which contractor will be awarded the redevelopment project, and the contractor will usually be a contributor to their campaigns.
Mixed use rezoning is also something to watch out for. Community leaders need to look closely into the rules governing them in their area. With the foreclosure rates, people are losing their property and some mixed use contracts turn the land over to the government if conditions aren’t met or if the term expires.
Different communities define sustainable development in different ways, some are reasonable and some are outrageous. Florida repealed their Agenda 21 program and it has already led to tremendous growth. Read more at Florida repeals Agenda 21
Heritage reported that radical environmentalists, local business groups, and the Not in My Backyard [NIMBY] crowd have been trying for decades to reshape American communities to conform to their preferred “smart growth” policies.
These advocates work to impose land use regulations that would force Americans into denser living arrangements, curtail freedom of choice in housing, discriminate against lower-income Americans, and compel people to pay more for their houses and give up their cars in favor of subways, trolleys, buses, and bicycles.
These efforts—often described as “New Urbanism,” “sustainable development,” or “open land preservation”—have long been resisted by some members of the community due to their negative impact on economic growth, competitiveness, and the nation’s standard of living.
As Heritage has documented, communities implementing smart-growth policies have significantly higher home prices, which precludes moderate-income households from homeownership. In turn, these high home prices have forced buyers to take on excessive levels of mortgage debt, which has contributed to the default and foreclosure problems that have led to the current recession.
Indeed, the foreclosure problem is at its worst in states with the strictest land use constraints: Florida, California, Arizona, and Nevada
Agenda 21 seeks to depopulate certain areas and control populations with denser community living. Farms, waterways, all the natural resources are gradually being taken over by the Obama administration. It is easily sold easily under the banner of environmental protectionism. Who doesn’t want to protect the environment?