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ICLEI was formed in 1990 for the purpose of promoting the UN’s vision of “sustainable development” as embodied in a document called Agenda 21. It now counts more than 1200 cities in its membership, the vast majority of whom use taxpayer money to pay membership dues to participate.   Agenda 21 wears a green cloak of caring and happiness to hide its much darker trappings. By utilizing universal concerns such as the environment and the economy, this United Nations program has co-opted legitimate activism to create a many-tentacled beast that aims to get it hooks into local communities across the globe . . . by stealth.

At its heart, Agenda 21 is a communitarian system — essentially collectivism — where the very nature of the human desire to connect and cooperate with one another is distorted to become a system of regulations, control mechanisms, dependence and servitude, and a revamp of the global economy, based on natural, human, and social capital. Humanity itself becomes the source of all problems instead of the source of all solutions and progress

The 4th Global Forum on Urban Resilience & Adaptation was recently held in Bonn, Germany. According to a press release from CFACT: Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, delegates assembled for the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) are “dismayed over growing grassroots opposition” to Agenda 21.

The ICLEI conference held in Bonn was coordinated with a meeting of New York mayor Michael Bloomberg’s C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, as well as the UN’s Climate Change Conference

Delegates gathered for the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) in Bonn, Germany, are expressing anxiety over the effectiveness of free market and property rights groups like CFACT and the Tea Party in calling attention to their activities. By sounding the alarm at city planning meetings, in the media, the internet and at grassroots rallies, property rights activists are successfully hampering ICLEI’s UN Agenda 21 program for local government and, as CFACT staff has learned, these challenges have them worried

“Michael Schmitz, Executive Director of ICLEI USA, admitted to CFACT staff members that while the council has been able to get ‘roughly 450 communities’ in America to join ICLEI, they are predominantly in liberal states. In more conservative states where the Tea Party is active, he confessed and lamented their inability to implement UN sustainable development programs.”

ICLEI members from other countries also expressed their frustration with the growing opposition. Beth McLachlan, Senior Sustainability Officer for the City of Melbourne, Australia, and former employee at the Australian EPA, said that critics of climate change policies, headed by Tony Abbott, appear to be headed for electoral victory in her country. The political shift away from Julia Gillard’s global warming policies is why she left the Australian EPA, she confided. If the climate realists succeed on the national stage, she sees her mission as “carrying on the fight” at the local level. “This reveals the persistence and determination of ICLEI,” said CFACT Executive Director Craig Rucker, “to use unelected, local government bureaucrats to implement the most radical and unpopular aspects UN Agenda 21 policies regardless of the political winds.”

Private Property Rights and Agenda 21

For years Green campaigners have been quietly waging an effective campaign to advance the more radical aspects of the UN’s Agenda 21 at the local government level, but the stealth phase of their effort appears to be over. A press release  stated, “By sounding the alarm at city planning meetings, in the media, the internet and at grassroots rallies, property rights activists are successfully hampering ICLEI’s UN Agenda 21 program for local government and, as CFACT staff has learned, these challenges have them worried.”

For those of you who have focused on “Choose Freedom, Stop Agenda 21!” Your efforts have made a huge difference. Consider what you have done a great foundation from which to work from. Continue to educate your elected officials on their duty to protect private property rights and how the best stewards of the land are the owners themselves.

 

 

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The Agenda of Sustainability


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The following letters were published in the Courier in an effort to educate Findlay, Ohio residents of the perils of Agenda 21
Letter #1
Plan has ties to Agenda 21- sustainability is a vague term but policies and regulations will dictate
what it looks like.
Dr. Kent Portney, in “Our Green Cities Blog” (http://bit.ly/18Rr7Rd.), writes
that he visited Findlay on at least three occasions to assist and promote
sustainability in Hancock County.
But most telling is this statement from a paper he wrote with Zachary
Cuttler titled: “Local Environment, The local nonprofit sector and the
pursuit of sustainability in American cities: A preliminary exploration”
http://bit.ly/19LClZ2.
It clearly connects the local sustainability plan with Agenda 21. The
following is a direct quote.
“In terms of the pursuit of local sustainability, many national and
international organizations have been instrumental in serving as the
catalyst and coordinator of efforts to promote sustainability and
environmental protection. By now, the operation in the U.S.A. of large
environmental groups generally (Berry 1999, Shaiko 1999) is well documented,
and the role of the ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (formerly
known as the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives),
through its Climate Change Program, and its Local Agenda 21 and Local Action
21 programs, is clear.”
On April 1, with the approval of Mayor John Gore, Marysville became the first town in Ohio to pass Resolution 6-13, entitled “Resolution opposing
United Nations Agenda 21.”
Clean air and clean water is embraced by all; the opposition has to do with
trying to create a Utopia that restricts use of property and eminent domain
that will be used to accomplish it.
More important than what the plan is called is how it will impact private
property owners of the community.
Letter #2
Perhaps we should be pleased that the Findlay-Hancock County area is so appealing to the federal and state bureaucrats.We are blessed with prime farmland, lucrative businesses, beautiful environment and conservative values.
Unfortunately, like the beauty of a damsel, this status has become a curse in that there are those socialistic sustainable development moguls who want to defile the very core of our habitat.
The push for government to force their flood-control agenda upon the grassroots of our community is being fueled by the Toledo Metropolitan Council on Governance and the sustainable development gurus
Gov. Kasich exposes his socialistic nature by joining forces with these federal zealots who want to seize power and control over the citizens of Findlay and Hancock County and their land.Their goal is to eliminate any private property ownership. We must not be fooled. This is not about flood control, but a sinister plot to seize property by deliberately flooding areas which are not currently being affected by flooding
Beware, this is just not a politically motivated goal of the governor but also of some of our own elected officials.Those very people who we entrusted with our life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness are in cahoots with the sustainable establishment. The promise of power and government monies has blinded these elected officials to their constitutional responsibilities.We must stand against these foes of our constitutional liberties, even if it means that we will be yelled at or threatened with lawsuits.
We did good by electing two men, possibly three, to the Findlay City Council, who will stand with us in this fight to retain our God-given liberties. We must become informed and involved in the issues which affect our livelihood.The Army Corps of Engineers has been notorious in flooding prime farmland for the sole purpose of seizing land, if even by eminent domain. Do not let this happen to our community.Start attending the City Council meetings and get to know those councilmen (women) who are bent on selling us out, and do not re-elect them!

Letter # 3

With the diluting of terminology, one can label a person a liar, which is a harsh connotation, or one can refer to a person as telling a fib.

The media uses this tactic in presenting propaganda designed to slant the perception on a particular sensitive issue. The liberal agenda is now known as progressive, a more positive connotation.

The same scenario has taken place in reference to the sinister “Agenda 21.” The liberal, I mean, progressive, media is now labeling it as “sustainable development” because Agenda 21 became a dirty word.

Now, the proponents of this unconstitutional infringement upon our rights are desperately trying to separate the two entities.

Agenda 21 accusations should not only delay future projects that would lead to property loss and livelihood of Findlay residents, but it actually needs to stop this iron-armed outreach of the United Nations from getting a hold in our community.

Findlay and Hancock County fall under the authority of the Toledo Metropolitan Council on Governance, which is tied to sustainable development, which in turn is one of the iron-arms of the United Nations.

Via the so-called flood control, these charlatans want to seize prime farmland in our area. Folks, do your homework! This issue is all about control, government-grabbing land control.

I would be discouraged to think the only folk who know about this impending danger are the members of the Findlay 9.12 group. In reality, there are many, many more!

These citizens have taken the initiative and the time to research Agenda 21, sustainable development and common core indoctrination. They are armed with the truth and their only goal is to educate their fellow citizens.

By the way, the citizens of Fostoria have chosen not to have affiliation with Toledo governance. Smart move!

Unfortunately, within Findlay city government are folks who like federal power and dollar signs to the extent that they will ignore the wishes of those who elected them to their office.

Government is meant to protect its citizens, whether federal, state or local. As citizens of Findlay, we need to hold our elected officials accountable!