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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Agenda 21 Is a Money Trap

The first President George Bush went down to Rio de Janeiro in June 1992 and signed a document called the Declaration on Environment and Development and the Statement of Principles for the Sustainable Management of Forests. This document is popularly known as Agenda 21. It was signed by 178 other governments, but was never ratified as a treaty by the U.S. In 1995 President Bill Clinton issued an executive order that established a Presidential Council on Sustainable Development, thus giving the globalist busybodies the excuse to work on it ever since.

Agenda 21's goal is to "save the planet" and "sustain" life on Earth regardless of the adverse effect on human life. It is based on the very un-American notion that private property is "a social injustice since not everyone can build wealth from it." Farsighted Republicans adopted a Party Platform in Tampa Bay, Florida this year stating "We strongly reject the U.N. Agenda 21 as erosive of American sovereignty, and we oppose any form of U.N. global tax."

Agenda 21 lays down the rule that "Land ... cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market." The UN hopes to require every decision about property use to be based on environmental impact, global land use, and global population control and reduction, which means by the government, not by property owners. The purpose of this UN attack on property rights is to reduce the U.S. standard of living to that of the rest of the world because the UN bureaucrats resent our prosperity using abundant energy. Agenda 21 was never ratified as a treaty by the U.S. Senate, so Congress should have no trouble saying No to all UN tax or property restriction proposals.

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