Column by Linda Davis, a member of the Southeast Arkansas TEA Party.
United Nations Agenda 21/Sustainable Development is the United Nations plan for a one-world government. Debbie Pelley, a retired Jonesboro teacher who has dedicated the past several years of her life to studying the plan, discussed it at the May 13 meeting of the Southeast Arkansas TEA Party.
She started out her program by giving us the good news. That is that on January 13, 2012, the Republican National Committee passed a resolution exposing and condemning U. N. Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development. In July 2012, the same resolution was passed at the Arkansas State Republican Convention and the Craighead County Republican Party passed the resolution at Pelley’s request. In addition, Alabama has banned Agenda 21 in their entire state, and several other states’ Republican committees have also passed resolutions against Agenda 21.
Pelley explained that United Nations Agenda 21 is so named because it is the plan for the twenty-first century. It is a very, very complicated plan with many facets which reach into almost all areas of our lives; and because of this, Pelley concentrated mostly on the topic of transportation and roads and how Agenda 21 will affect those areas.
Under the plan, the proponents’ desired outcome will be that people no longer have a need to drive cars. The plan is designed to take away private transportation so that people can live in “villages” where everything is within walking or biking distance from home. Rural areas will be emptied of people. Everyone, because of high gas prices, overly expensive cars, road and highway changes that slow or restrict traffic, and government regulations that restrict land and water use in rural areas will move into the cities into small condos for access to goods and services that will no longer be available to the rural areas. This is just one small aspect of Agenda 21.
“The plan for a one-world government has been around since the late 1960’s and early 1970’s”, Pelley said. “There are so many parts to this plan that it is very hard to research and to explain.”
The plan was signed onto in 1992 by President George H.W. Bush; and in 1993, it was brought back to the U.S. by President Clinton when he created the President’s Council on Sustainable Development for the sole purpose of getting it into every city, county, and state in the U.S. through federal rules, regulations and grants. President George W. Bush followed suit, and President Obama is very actively seeking to fully implement the plan into all areas of American life.
“Many of the terms of Agenda 21 are becoming more and more familiar as time goes on,” Pelley said. “Words like ‘sustainability’, ‘smart growth’, ‘high density urban mixed-use development’, ‘smart meters’, ‘wealth redistribution’, and ‘social equity’ are all language of Agenda 21.”
The most frightening aspects of Agenda 21 are the eventual loss of personal freedoms and the idea that the collective, not the individual is all-important.
According to the book, Behind the Green Mask: U.N. AGENDA 21 by Rosa Koire, a self-proclaimed liberal Democrat, “U.N. Agenda 21 is the action plan to inventory and control all land, water, minerals, plants, animals construction, means of production, energy and all human beings in the world. Inventory and Control.”
Pelley quoted frequently from the book and urged everyone to read it as one very good source of information about Agenda 21. The book details ways governments will, through the right of eminent domain, high taxes and other means take away the private homes and property of people. This is designed to allow developers to use the properties for more profitable activities, multi-use urban buildings and green spaces. People will then be forced into the above-mentioned tiny urban condos and to ride bicycles or public transportation to places where they work, study or recreate. All this because according to U. N. Secretary General Maurice Strong, the “affluent middle-class American lifestyle is unsustainable.” That includes single family homes, private vehicles, appliances, air-conditioning, and meat-eating. They are threats to the planet.
Communities all over America are embracing the principles and practices of Agenda 21. There was recently an item in the news describing living spaces in Seattle, Washington that measure 220 square feet. That is a room that measures 10×22 feet. Just imagine living in an apartment that includes bath, kitchen, sleeping and living quarters in a space that measures 10×22 feet. Personal freedoms to live in rural areas, to have a garden or a farm, to have a pond or farm animals, to drive a car or to build a shed or playhouse for your children will be gone.
“I realized that the only way all people will walk or ride bicycles to shop or work will be if they are forced to do so,” said Pelley.
All the loss of freedom, the control of the countryside, the natural resources and the world is the means to an end. The end result of Agenda 21will be a one-world government which will have taken the wealth from the more affluent countries of the world and given it to the poor countries so that social equity will reign. In the process personal liberties currently enjoyed by Americans will have been lost. All countries and all people will be equal.
“Cap and Trade” is a tentacle of Agenda 21 which is touted as a solution to global warming, when in fact, it is little more than redistribution of wealth from affluent countries to underdeveloped countries. The Agenda 21 proponents state that the standard of living will rise in all countries, but the truth is that the standard of living will be lowered in the United States in order to raise the standard of living in the underdeveloped nations.
“Vigilance and resistance are vital if we are going to keep Agenda 21 from being fully implemented in America,” Pelley said. “We have to pay attention, attend City Council and Quorum Court meetings and stay abreast of the policies of our communities.
Because Agenda 21’s plan for education is social engineering and the training of our children to accept these policies, pay attention to what is going on in your child’s school. Do not be complacent. Get involved and work to keep our freedoms and our great country.”