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Agenda 21 in Your Hometown Comprehensive Plan

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Agenda 21 in Your Hometown Comprehensive Plan
Your local government does not hold membership in ICLEI so there is no cause for concern, right? Not so fast ! Agenda 21 is often implemented without ICLEI membership.  In fact, almost every community in this country has been tainted by the UN initiated Agenda 21 assault on individual property rights and its web of innocuous sounding vernacular. For sure, those with membership are at the forefront of implementation of Agenda 21. Most of those communities have serious, often well-intentioned, participants who are dedicated to carry out the UN mission usually without any understanding of the conflict that exists between Agenda 21 and the traditional American system. Education for Sustainability works well to soften local leaders and prepare the way for a democratic transformation from an American System of individual rights to an International System of collective rights.

Bristol Township
My local community is Bristol Township in Bucks County Pennsylvania. Bristol does not hold ICLEI membership as far as I can tell, however, we have a draft comprehensive plan that reeks Agenda 21. It was approved in June 2008. You see, there are other vehicles that the UN has to provide assistance in implementing their schemes. In this case, it appears as though our State government assumed that role. Let’s step through the comprehensive plan and highlight some obvious areas where Agenda 21 roars its ugly head.

The Introduction gives us insight into how the State uses our own tax dollars to bribe our communities. First the taxes are collected from us, then they are sent to our communities in the form of grants which help to formulate a plan. The plan is designed to qualify the community for additional grants which are earmarked to assist in the rollout of Agenda 21:

This document was prepared with financial assistance from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development through a Land Use Planning and Technical Assistance Program (LUPTAP) grant.

The introduction section contains background information which often re-enforces the top-down method of our modern planners. In this case they are sure to emphasize the fact that our community is in compliance with the state:

This update of the Bristol Township Comprehensive Plan is prepared under the authority granted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to municipalities to prepare comprehensive plans in accordance with the provisions of the Municipalities Planning Code (MPC). Article III of the MPC provides requirements regarding the content and information that must be included as part of a comprehensive plan. … The plan provides a blueprint for housing, land use, community facilities, and transportation. It is not a legal document but assists decision-makers. It contains no rules or regulations but forms the basis for zoning regulations.

 A visit to http://www.newpa.com/ is an eye-opening experience. It is hard to fathom and difficult to describe the extent to which the State of Pennsylvania is promoting its own self-destructive policies thru an extensive grant program.

The Vision of the Comprehensive Plan
The Vision of the Comprehensive Plan is a reflection of Agenda 21. To illustrate this point I will juxtapose the “Overall Goal” against a graphical representation of the Agenda 21 Three E’s or Three Pillars of Sustainability.

 The overall goal of the Comprehensive Plan Update is to create and maintain the physical, economic, and social environment of the township.Three Pillars of Sustainability

The vision explains that the goals of the comprehensive plan will be attained by promoting “Smart Growth” principles and “Sustainability” principles. Stack ’em and pack ’em housing is alluded to in the following goals:

Proper accommodation of the 2008 to 2018 population in sound housing supported by superior municipal services. Maintenance and/or re-establishment of land use patterns which create healthful, convenient and prosperous living and working arrangements, including employment opportunities for township residents.

The vision also expresses an interest in expanding the means of alternate transportation. Apparently, automobiles are not considered a “sustainable” transportation method in large-scale.

The remainder of the document progresses through every area of community life. All the polices in each section can be traced back to the goals specified in the vision section of the document and that vision is our local interpretation of Agenda 21. It is striking to see the authoritarian attitude which exudes from this planning document. The vast majority of our community is in private hands, yet the local government views the entire geographic area in terms of “resources” that it can control or regulate. There is occasional lip-service given to the individual land owner, however, it is clear that the individual is subordinated in favor of the community as a whole. I invite you to read the plan in the following reference link.

Reference: 2008 Comprehensive Plan for Bristol Township Bucks County

Reference: The Bucks County Comprehensive Plan is founded on the long history of innovative planning carried out by the Bucks County Planning Commission and the values and principles embodied in the concepts of sustainable development and stewardship.

Reference: The Comprehensive Plan in Pennsylvania Includes references to the 4 latest Acts governing local planning in Pennsylvania

Reference: Pennsylvania Search for your Local Comprehensive Plan

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April 3, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Agenda 21: Progress Report in the fight against the UN’s Agenda 21

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In the following video: John F. McManus, President of the John Birch Society Interviews Tom DeWeese of the American Policy Center on the progress in the fight against the UN’s Agenda 21

Reference Links:
http://www.jbs.org
http://americanpolicy.org
http://www.libertynewsnetwork.tv/

2012 Progress Reports:
2012 Mar 19: Irving, Texas, Becomes Latest City to Drop ICLEI & UN Agenda 21
2012 Mar 17: Tennessee Lawmakers Pass Resolution Blasting UN Agenda 21
2012 Mar   9 : Ocean County, New Jersey, Blasts UN Agenda 21 in Resolution
2012 Mar   5: Texas City Withdraws From ICLEI, UN “Agenda 21”

2011 Progress Reports
2011 Oct  25:  County in Washington Ditches Sustainable Development
2011 Sep 22:  ICLEI Memberships are Lapsing
2011 Sep     1:  Oklahoma City Leaves ICLEI but Not Agenda 21
2011 Mar 24: Pennsylvania County Rejects Agenda 21
2011 Mar 21:  Edmond Oklahoma Dumps Agenda 21
2011 Mar   3:  Maryland County Cancels Agenda 21 Participation

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March 21, 2012 at 12:03 am

Family Fined for Noisy Toddler

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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.

Story: http://www.imperfectparent.com/topics/2011/03/15/texas-hoa-toddler-is-too-noisy-parents-fined/
Story: http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpps/news/national/031411-homeowners-fined-for-noisy-toddler_12319488

Resource: Dallas Texas Sustainability Efforts 2006 Recognition

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March 16, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Agenda 21: The UN is not your Freind

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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):

  1. Allegheny County joined in 2009
  2. Cranberry Township joined in 2009 (3 Climate Protection Milestones Awarded)
  3. East Whiteland Township joined in 2009
  4. Falls Township joined in 2009
  5. Forest Hills joined in 2010
  6. Haverford joined in 2007 (1 Climate Protection Milestones Awarded)
  7. Lower Makefield joined in 2007
  8. Lower Southampton Township joined in 2009
  9. 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.
  10. Middletown Township joined in 2009
  11. Montgomery Township joined in 2009
  12. Mt. Lebanon joined in 2008
  13. Narberth joined in 2008
  14. Nether Providence joined in 2007
  15. Penndel Borough joined in 2009
  16. Penn Hills joined in 2009
  17. Philadelphia joined in 2007 (3 Climate Protection Milestones Awarded)
  18. Pittsburgh joined in 2007 (5 Climate Protection Milestones Awarded)
  19. Radnor joined in 2007
  20. Warwick Township joined in 2011
  21. 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.

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March 10, 2011 at 1:47 am

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