On Wednesday, January 25, 2012, Senate Resolution 730 was introduced, read,and referred in the Georgia State Legislature. Bill SR 730 would recognize the destructive and insidious nature of the United Nations’ Agenda 21 and reject any affiliated radical policies and any grant monies attached to it, including any involvement with the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI).
The United Nations’ Agenda 21 was the name given to the UN’s official
program on ‘sustainable development’ that was first unveiled, as a
1,000 page report, at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), also known as the Earth Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil, on June 3-14, 1992.
Maurice Strong, the Secretary-General of the United Nations 1992 Earth
Summit had this to say about sustainable development: “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.”
Since Agenda 21 was not an official treaty, it did not require ratification
by the U.S. Senate and has instead penetrated the American heartland and coastal regions through the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), which now prefers to be known as ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability.
ICLEI was founded in 1990, as the ‘International Council for Local
Environmental Initiatives,’ at the World Congress of Local Governments for a Sustainable Future, held at the United Nations in New York City.
According to its website, ICLEI describes itself as “an association of over 1220 local government Members who are committed to sustainable development.” Spanning over “70 different countries and representing more than 569,885,000 people,” ICLEI facilitates local governments in the implementation of UN Agenda 21.
Agenda 21 supports a communitarian/communist policy of wealth distribution and the erosion of private property rights in order to achieve what it calls the preservation of “open space.”
The reason for this disregard for private property rights is due to the
United Nation’s view on private property. According to “Section
126.96.36.199.3 Property rights and the use of biological resources” of Global
Biodiversity Assessment (1996), published for the United Nations Environment Programme: “Property rights are not absolute and unchanging, but rather a complex, dynamic and shifting relationship between two or more parties, over space and time.”
This interpretation of property rights is a far cry from the Founding
Fathers. President George Washington said, “Private property and freedom are inseparable.” His successor, President John Adams said, “The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the law of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it,anarchy and tyranny commence.”
If Agenda 21 is fully implemented it will eventually terminate your right to own property; and once that fundamental right is lost tyranny is able to flourish. Your ability to live the lifestyle you desire, your freedom to
pursue and reach the American dream of owning a large home and raising a family, and the means to travel as you see fit are all at jeopardy so long as your local government adheres to the principles and protocols of Agenda 21 and sustainable development.
You can help Stop Agenda 21 and ICLEI in Georgia. Please contact your State Representative and State Senator; as well as House Speaker Ralston and encourage them to vote YES, in favor of SR 730.
LINK TO RESOLUTION 730: http://www1.legis.ga.gov/legis/2011_12/pdf/sr730.pdf