‘Agenda 21’ and Why is the GOP Now Opposed to It?

One of the new additions to the Republican Party platform is opposition to Agenda 21. In its section on leadership in international organizations, the platform now reads, “We strongly reject the U.N. Agenda 21 as erosive of American sovereignty, and we oppose any form of U.N. Global Tax.” I’m glad they added this language to the platform, but I wonder how many people who voted in favor of this addition know what Agenda 21 is.

Agenda 21 is a plan put forth by the United Nations that seeks to implement “sustainable development.” Nebulous government-speak terms like “smart meters,” “smart growth,” “sustainable communities,” “greenways,” and my personal favorite, “social justice” all have to do with the U.N.’s Agenda 21. On the surface, sure they sound good. Why would we not be in favor of “smart” things and “sustainability?” Why would we not be in favor of “social justice?” They sound like things we could be in favor of, but what do they mean by them?

At the U.N.’s “Earth Summit” in 1992, George H. W. Bush was one of 178 world leaders who signed the Agenda 21 protocol and agreed with its goals. Maurice Strong was the Secretary General at this conference. He stated that “current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work air conditioning, and suburban housing are not sustainable.”

Agenda 21 is all about environmental control. It seeks to ration natural resources in the same way that Obamacare will ration healthcare. Energy will be rationed based on the assumption that our government owns all resources including food, water and land. Local Agenda 21 initiatives will mandate certain appliances and outlaw others based on energy consumption, and your energy consumption will be monitored so that you don’t “go over your limit.” Homes and buildings will have to be built or rebuilt to meet new “green” building codes or else face hefty fines. It seeks to transition citizens away from rural areas and into cities. It wants to “wean” people off private vehicles (because of “dirty” fossil fuels) and have them start using public transportation like high-speed rail. Outdoor recreational activities will be restricted because those practices are not “sustainable.”

“Social justice” means the abolition of private property. Here’s an excerpt from a report published at the U.N.’s Habitat I Conference in 1976:

Land…cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes. The provision of decent dwellings and healthy conditions for the people can only be achieved if land is used in the interest of society as a whole.

It’s not fair that individuals own land or property. What will make it fair is if it is collectively owned. The United Nations wants to mandate global communism. They just don’t call it that. They call it “social justice.” And they’re going to execute “social justice” through “sustainable development.”

These things are already happening in our own country. Over 600 cities and counties across the U.S. have become members of ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives), “an international association of local governments as well as national and regional local government organizations who have made a commitment to sustainable development.” Check here to see if your town, city or county is a member.

In 1993, a year after Bush Sr. signed the Agenda 21 protocol, President Clinton issued an executive order that created the PCSD (President’s Council on Sustainable Development). This group made Agenda 21 public policy and sought to implement its goals at the local level through ICLEI. J. Gary Lawrence was an adviser to this council. He advised that people should not know about Agenda 21 because if they knew about it, they would be opposed to it:

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.

And this is why we don’t ever hear about it. They control the language in media. Their agenda is shrouded in vague terms that could mean anything, and people are naïve enough to give them the benefit of the doubt. Since the creation of Clinton’s PCSD, Obama has issued executive orders creating similar and more expansive “councils” that work to further the U.N.’s agenda.

Tom Madrecki is a spokesman for Smart Growth America, another one of those Agenda 21 type organizations. He doesn’t like the fact that Agenda 21 is in the new Republican platform. He said, “The fact that it’s in the platform gives credence to something that just shouldn’t get any.” He’s concerned that such a mainstream position opposing Agenda 21 will only serve to stir dissent and will “continue halting beneficial conversations about community planning.” There’s another one of those buzz phrases…”community planning.”

It’s great that the Republican Party has officially taken a stand against the United Nations and its global communist agenda. I hope it stays in their platform, and I hope Romney and other elected republicans will work tirelessly to expose the U.N. for what they really are and to extricate the U.S. from the organization itself, thus restoring our national sovereignty.







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  • JJFLASH

    Anything proposed or presented by the UN is another attempt to take over this nation. Always
    be on guard when it comes to UN offers even when presented by USA officials ie: sec. of state,
    POTUS, Attorny general . This organization is attempting to destroy us; and we help them by
    paying billions of $$$ to them every year, that’s insanity!!!! 

  • disgusted

    I agree . . . unfortunately, I believe our Governor has agreed to Agenda 21.  Hopefully he will come to his senses.

  • Bob

    It will be an interesting day if someone shows up at my door and trys to take my modest property from me.  An intersting day indeed.

  • Chris_mcqueen

    This wreaks of.communism

  • Doug

    Wouldn’t it be lovely if they moved the UN to Geneva, Switzerland? Let the Swiss put up with the disrespect, espionage, and misbehavior of the international delegates.

    It is my sincere hope that the current administration is voted out of office: replaced by folks who are not held back from telling the world what it needs to hear. Let OPEC countries — those which have used and are using oil as a weapon — eat sand while we drill and use our resources and ensure our own national security and independence.  At the same time, let us research and perfect other forms of energy for the future.

    One last detail. The United States of America is the master of its own house. We, joined by our dearest friends, have saved this world many times over. Our dearest blood has been shed. We owe no apologies to anyone. And when the President represents this nation to other lands, he has no right to bow in humiliation to any world leader. He the head of a nation state. . .greeting his host as an equal.

    Let’s hope that the new President reaffirms our friendships with our truest allies. Let’s ask Great Britain if they — again — would gift the bust of Winston Churchill back to our people so that it can be returned to its rightful location in the United States. Let’s make sure the rest of the world knows we will back Israel and that the good people there will be seeing a lot more of our leader than they did in the past four years.

    Let’s clean out all the BS executive orders, fire the czars, investigate the (hopefully) former executive branch (i.e., Holder and company), protect the people of our border states in the South, and demand to know why government agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration, are purchasing insane amounts of ammunition.  I truly hope sane minds prevail. And should our military people be given an order to act against The People, I pray to God they refuse that illegal order based on their oath to protect the United States of America (its people and the Constitution) from all enemies . . . foreign and domestic.

  • mimi

    The UN  have many AMERICANS HATERS LETS  SEND THEM PACKING, HOW CRAZY IS IT THAT WE PAY THEM AND THEY HATE US!!!!!!!!!!!!!I JUSTED DON’T GET IT SEND THEM PACKING!!!!!WE COULD  USE THAT BUILDING FOR OTHERS THINGS LIKE APARTMENTS FOR OUR PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE HAVE TO GET THEM OUT OF THEIR AND MOST OF ALL STOP PAYING THESE HATERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAKE UP AMERICANS WE NEED TO BE HEARD NOOOOOOW THE PARTY ON US IS OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lynridenour

    I am so surprised and discouraged that out of 7 candidates in our county council election, not one knew about Agenda 21. And when asked about it, only 3 came up after the meeting, and wanted to know more.  How can they want to be elected officials in our county, controlling our tax dollars, and making decisions that affect us all and not know about this. How can we hope to stop it, if they don’t have a clue.  People, it’s time to get involved in your local governments and make sure as we elect these people they are not giving away our private rights and freedoms.

  • George Corning

    Just one more step in the fight against OUR FREEDOM, once they get our freedom, then comes our land, then they take our families, food, transportation, and ability to feed ourselves, then the WHOLE F-ING PYRAMID COMES CRASHING DOWN,,,,,around the ears of those who ALLOWED this SH-T to happen, and kept their eyes closed to the whole operation!!!

  • f8tul

    Because they want to get ELCETED & RE-ELECTED….that’s why..

    it’s either that, or they are actually thinking about the future of their families…

  • Abigail

    What so many of our citizens fail to realize is the concept of
    centralized government and the dangers of it!
    History is filled with the dead bodies of the citizens of strong
    centralized governments: Stalin, Hitler, Mao, North Korea, and Cambodia –you get
    the point. Most of you already
    understand or you wouldn’t be writing on this site.

  • Topper

    I have watched successive generations not by force rather chose transition away from rural areas and into cities. Many people desire public transportation. Outdoor recreational activities can’t compare to any one of the 3 or 4 game consoles that so many have mastered. I would not purchase land today and what I do own is taxed year after year. Too many people are lazy, cowards and are happy to let others manage their lives. UN, can’t find a reason for them. Until the UN addresses the third world countries lack of ability to meet the nice, neat, and clean agenda of the UN they should stay out of my play ground.

  • CTConservatives47

    Agenda 21 has crept into many local ordinances that govern land use. Developers, even small ones (I speak from experience) often have to give a portion of subdividable land to a land trust or, alternatively, create a conservation easement to satisfy local ordinances and to avoid difficulties getting the subdivision approved. I haven’t researched the legislative histpory of these ordinances, but they were problem pushed by radical environmentalist “do-gooder” types who are in sync with the “smart growth” agenda. They want to limit suburban and rural growth and drive people back to compact developments in the cities. They simultaneously want to limit CO2 emissions (a scientific fraud) and get the tax revenues from to support urban centers. Alternatively, they use state taxes to redistribute income from the suburbs and small towns to the cities to cover out-of-control welfare spending on the indolent bloodsuckers who live there. Agenda 21 is nothing less a back-door attack on property rights. The elistist drive to create more land trusts and open space (such as conservation easements), in reality, just drives land costs higher and makes it more difficult for your childen to live in the town where you live. It was one of the causes of the housing bust, as Thomas Sowell explains in his book “Housing Boom, Housing Bust.”

  • catdancing

    Thank God the Republican party is standing in opposition to this! It is sad that so many people
    are so blissfully unaware of what is being planned for them under the guise of benign newspeak names. Haven’t any of these people read 1984, or seen Dr. Zhivago?

  • http://michigancplblog.wordpress.com/ The Lone Gunman

    The UN is a leftist and Muslim horror show and we need to get away from it. That is clear. As for the Republican rejection of Agenda 21, I will believe it when I see active and vigorous opposition. Until then, it is just so much lip service from America’s new liberal party.

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  • lee cawthon

    Goo goo….you people need something to do….the UN is a joke and it always has been….don’t let that stop you guys from being afraid though! Goo goo….reading some of these paranoid fantasies has given me a nice laugh to start the day…..thanks men! “They” are coming everybody…..run and hide…..hurry! The UN black helicopters are going to blacken the skies REAL soon……run and hide everyone!!!! Goo goo….

    • eyewatcher1960

      You are welcome for the entertainment….U.N. is Useless.