The is the latest installment in a series of topical columns titled The Right Stuff to promote thought and ensure accuracy within political campaigns and issues. Our objective is to promote interest among voters to separate fact from opinion or fiction. It is time for voters to demand representatives who promote the founding principles of our country at every level of government.
What is Agenda 21? A June 2012 poll of U.S. voters by American Planning Association found that 9 percent support, 6 percent opposed and 85 percent had insufficient information to know. It is time for all voters to see the facts.
Supposedly Agenda 21 is a voluntarily implemented action plan for sustainable development produced by the U.N. Conference on Environment and Development in 1992. U.N. Agenda 21/Sustainable Development is the action plan to inventory and control all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all information, all energy and all human beings in the world.
Because it is not a treaty, it is not law under Article 6 of the U.S. Constitution. However, both Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton committed federal agencies to support the concept.
Here are some recorded statements of Agenda 21 policy and promoters:
Agenda 21/Sustainability Development is administered worldwide through local governments by the U.N.’s ICLEI. More than 600 U.S. cities and counties are members of ICLEI, which commits them to support “sustainability development.” These agreements are violations of Article 1, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution, which states that “No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation” with a foreign power.
ICLEI is working locally through the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments to promote the One Bay Area Plan. ICLEI refuses to release contributing member names and per-capita dues.
Though the promoters insist all local government decisions are voluntary, financial pressures are applied. Decisions are recommendations by unelected officials in the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission with large sums of taxpayer dollars to test integrity of local officials by augmenting their budgets.
Research this and check your city council member and supervisor to learn if they deserve your trust.
Earl Heal is a Vacaville resident and member of The Right Stuff Committee, a committee of the Solano County Republican Party. Reach him at [email protected]