Archive for March 2011
Reference: Stop New World Order Runnemede NJ 20110520 (Includes a Primer on the Council on Foreign Relations)
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The Department of Homeland Security told a federal court that the agency believes it has the legal authority to strip search every air traveler. The agency made the claim at oral argument in EPIC’s lawsuit to suspend the airport body scanner program. The agency also stated that it believed a mandatory strip search rule could be instituted without any public comment or rule making.
That’s a strange attitude if you ask me. I seem to recall something in the US Constitution that would prohibit that.
The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Reference: EPIC v. DHS
Well, it seems our farmers are not too happy about a recent import from China and the far east.
One family in Dallas, TX is finding out what sustainable living is like. They are living in a condo and they have a Home Owners Association. A Home Owners Association is one of many ways property rights are collectivized. Apparently, his neighbors have a right to gang up on his family because his toddler is too loud. As a father of four, I can tell you from first-hand experience that kids can be loud. If he was living in a less “sustainable” way he would not have this problem and neither would his neighbors. His $1600 fine was reduced to $250. Wow. Dallas is a member of ICLEI.
Regionalization of Police
What follows is in no way a comprehensive list of local law enforcement merger talks across the country. Some of the proposals may indeed make sense under certain circumstances. The fact that this trend is so popular nation-wide and very little discussion of this trend appears in the national media causes me to wonder if there is organization behind this. Most professionals at the local level are involved in multiple professional organizations. Some of these organizations are national in scope. One has to wonder if any of these organizations that are national in scope are infecting budget strapped communities into entertaining this concept.
The great advantage of local police departments is that officers who wield a considerable amount of force are neighbors of those whom they serve. This neighbor relationship acts to sooth tempers and intimate knowledge of the individuals involved in potential calls helps an officer put all the issues into perspective. Officers will be less likely to act rashly within their own community.
Regionalization of police can drive a wedge into that relationship. The bigger the force the less likely the neighbor relationship exists. Officers will become strangers to those they serve. Now, budget issues are real concerns and policing can be a big chunk of that budget, but communities should think thrice before taking this step. Surely, there are other less critical services which can be looked at. There are also ways to raise revenue by eliminating obstacles to economic prosperity. Perhaps a critical look at local planning regulations is in order. If a small community cannot keep its budget in check, I fail to see how growing the size of the budget through regionalization can lead to anything other than larger problems and less control. Let’s take a look at what is happening here in Pennsylvania and then some snippets from other states follow: Read the rest of this entry »
[This is a follow-up to my previous Agenda 21 post]
Agenda 21 is a truly radical attempt to undermine all foundational principles by which we seek to live our lives. It is a propaganda mechanism. It seeks to convince good people to reorient their lives. It is being implemented in a classic pincer-style fashion where International organizations at the top fashion policy while Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) at the bottom pressure local leaders to take up the cause. Meanwhile, The policies filter down thru the federal, state and county governments in the form of policy directives, regulatory fiat and town enticing grants.
To illustrate how this “Fundamental Change” is altering our way of life I enclose a brief matrix. The items on the left are the foundational principles of the American Republic. The items on the right are the foundational substitutes of the new global society. It is important to understand that the items on the right are promulgated to our youth as a part of our national education program. This program is now instituting ESD or “Education for Sustainable Development”.
The Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit is based on the idea that communities and educational systems within communities need to dovetail their sustainability efforts. As communities develop sustainability goals, local educational systems can modify existing curriculums to reinforce those goals. — ESD Toolkit Version 2.0 (Author’s Note)
Opposing Values Matrix
We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed… — Declaration of Independence
|Principles of the Declaration||Principles of Education for “Sustainability”.|
|Implementation: The United States Constitution- Elected Representation||Implementation: The United Nations Charter- Appointed Representation|
Here is a truly astounding admission that our educational system has a stake in “dumbing down” our children.
Generally, more highly educated people, who have higher incomes, consume more resources than poorly educated people, who tend to have lower incomes. In this case, more education increases the threat to sustainability.
The ESD Toolkit version 2.0: See the Introduction subheading – Education: Promise and Paradox
How can I be certain that this curriculum is now in place throughout this nation? The US Partnership For Education For Sustainability tells us so. http://usp.umfglobal.org/main/view_archive/1
September 21, 2010 – Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan gives keynote address at Sustainability Education Summit – “Today, I promise you that [the Department of Education] will be a committed partner in the national effort to build a more environmentally literate and responsible society… We must advance the sustainability movement through education… Education and sustainability are the keys to our economic future-and our ecological future… We are proud to be… joining you in this work, and hopeful about the impact we will make together. Click here for full text of speech
So you see, our educational system is now oriented towards sustainability. The problem is that sustainability is based on the concept that wealth is limited and needs to be shared. As a nation we have approximately 5% of our land mass classified as developed or in use. We have no shortage of resources. Liberty, private property and innovation is how we have provided for ourselves and our posterity. We have done a remarkable job of it too. We have done a far better job of providing for succeeding generations than any socialist system could dream of doing.
We no longer test for knowledge but rather we assess our children’s values as if they were a house or some other resource. Do our children exhibit the predetermined values our educators seek to instill? You bet they do. We need to wrest education from the state. If we stop the implementation of “sustainability” without fixing the education problem we will see all our efforts erased by a future generation.
Reference: Understanding Sustainability-A Guide for Public Officials
Reference: City of Edmond Discontinues its ICLEI Membership
Reference: Montgomery County ICLEI Membership Allowed to Lapse
Reference: Caroll County, MD drops ICLEI Membership
Learn More: http://www.jbs.org/tags/agenda-21
It seems the United Nations has been able to attract members from the great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to join its International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives. ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA is a UN sponsored Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) whose main objective is to entice local governments to implement United Nations strategy, agenda, and initiatives and to create grass-roots pressure upon the County, State and Federal government to adopt these measures.
If your local government is a member of ICLEI, they are partnering directly or indirectly with other local governments the world-over to transform our very way of life into a United Nations vision of “Sustainable” living. Now there’s a lot of propaganda out there that sells these concepts. The eco-freindly terms “sustainability”, “Biodiversity”, “Multi-Stakeholder partnerships”, “Smart growth”, “comprehensive planning”, “growth management”, etc are designed to disarm and mislead local leaders. Chances are your local leaders look at this group as an aid to formulating 21st century local planning. They have no idea how deep they are in it. Unfortunately, the threat is very real. You see the United Nations knows that their Agenda 21 is so radical that they could never implement it from the top down. They have to convince local leaders that they are implementing a policy that is local in scope and benign to its citizens. The thrust of Agenda 21 is to transform traditional individual property rights into collective property rights. Through regulations, Agenda 21 seeks to develop communities that are “sustainable” on their terms. The rights of the individual are of no concern. Agenda 21 is based upon the premise that government planning should replace the western understanding of private stewardship. Carroll County Maryland agrees with this assessment. Read their Press Release here: Fighting 59th Terminates ICLEI Membership
There are also Constitutional concerns. Local governments cannot bypass the Congress of the United States and establish partnerships that are global in scope. The federal government has authority to set foreign policy. All elected local officials swear to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States.
United States Constitution: Article 1 Section 10
paragraph 1. No state shall enter into any treaty, alliance, or confederation; grant letters of marque and reprisal; coin money; emit bills of credit; make any thing but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts; pass any bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law impairing the obligation of contracts, or grant any title of nobility.
paragraph 3. No state shall, without the consent of Congress, lay any duty of tonnage, keep troops, or ships of war in time of peace, enter into any agreement or compact with another state, or with a foreign power, or engage in a war, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent danger as will not admit of delay.
ICLEI uses the population of the localities and the income level of its citizens to price their membership and they include those population totals when they boast of their membership totals. So essentially, if your local government is a member, they used your tax dollars (minimal amount) to achieve membership for yourself. You may be a member and not even know it !
Lets take a look at the Pennsylvania ICLEI delegation (hyperlinks obtained on ICLEI membership list except Forest Hills):
- Allegheny County joined in 2009
- Cranberry Township joined in 2009 (3 Climate Protection Milestones Awarded)
- East Whiteland Township joined in 2009
- Falls Township joined in 2009
- Forest Hills joined in 2010
- Haverford joined in 2007 (1 Climate Protection Milestones Awarded)
- Lower Makefield joined in 2007
- Lower Southampton Township joined in 2009
- City of Meadville joined in 2008
The City of Meadville is putting the final touches on a Greenhouse Gas Inventory. This inventory addresses the emissions from City owned facilities. Once the inventory is complete, target reductions will be identified and implemented.
- Middletown Township joined in 2009
- Montgomery Township joined in 2009
- Mt. Lebanon joined in 2008
- Narberth joined in 2008
- Nether Providence joined in 2007
- Penndel Borough joined in 2009
- Penn Hills joined in 2009
- Philadelphia joined in 2007 (3 Climate Protection Milestones Awarded)
- Pittsburgh joined in 2007 (5 Climate Protection Milestones Awarded)
- Radnor joined in 2007
- Warwick Township joined in 2011
- West Chester joined in 2007
On Topic: Short New American Article on Agenda 21; Order Hardcopy for conventional mailings and neighborhood canvassing.
Reference: ICLEI: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (The Good talks about membership cancellations and citizen resistance)
Reference: Tom DeWeese’s American Policy Center, A leading Authority on Agenda 21
Reference: The United Nations Agenda 21
Reference: Sustainability Presentation for Local Governments Online Video from Ocala Florida
Take Action: Read the Reference Material and Contact your local officials. Use the Carroll County MD Press Release above and/or reprints of The New American Agenda 21 article to inform your local officials as to the nature of the ICLEI and the UN sustainability program. Feel free to link to my blog and formulate opinion letters in your local newspapers as well. Email your neighbors and/or hand them an article reprint about this threat.