I hope this post doesn't get too bogged down in rhetoric, so I'm going to try to explain what I know and hopefully, some of you out there can educate me further. ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives) is another alphabet association that gives me the creeps. First of all, it was established when more than 200 local governments from 43 countries convened at its inaugural conference, the World Congress of Local Governments for a Sustainable Future, at the United Nations in New York in September 1990.
So, anything that combines International and Environmental and the UN, makes me sit up and take notice. And there's that phrase, "Sustainable Future" that appears throughout Agenda 21, the UN's effort to erase national sovereignty, boundaries, and individual property rights.
American Policy Center, has done a lot in making the public aware of this threat to America. Adherents to this philosophy insist that every societal decision be based on environmental impact; focusing on three components; global land use, global education, and global population control and reduction. Does this sound like something you want our country to be involved in? But lest you missed the significance of what ICLEI stands for, I will repeat it ..... International Council for LOCAL Environmental Initiatives.
That's right, Communities pay ICLEI dues to provide “local” community plans, software, training, etc. And what are communities promised for these dues and extra "help"? Economic prosperity in the form of special deals between government and certain, chosen corporations which get tax breaks, grants and the government’s power of Eminent Domain to implement sustainable policy. Let's all say it together .... Solyndra.
Other examples of local "Sustainable" policies include Green jobs, Green Building Codes, Smart Growth, Wildlands Projects, historic preservation, conservation easements, development rights, sustainable farming, and growth management ---- all promoted by ICLEI and part of the UN Sustainable Development Agenda 21 (it's official name).
How does it apply to the United States? In 1992, more than 178 nations adopted Agenda 21 as official policy during a signing ceremony at the Earth Summit. President George H.W. Bush signed the document for the US. In signing, each nation pledged to adopt the goals of Agenda 21. In 1995, President Bill Clinton, in compliance with Agenda 21, signed Executive Order #12858 to create the President’s Council on Sustainable Development in order to “harmonize” US environmental policy with UN directives as outlined in Agenda 21. To put it simply, our government signed away our national sovereignty and our individual rights, both as property owners and citizens; and they did it without batting an eye.
In essence what Clinton's Executive Order did was direct all agencies of the Federal Government to work with your state and local governments to change the way they operate so they will be in compliance with the Agenda 21 guidelines! So through groups like ICLEI, this decidedly un-American ideology of "Sustainable Development" is beginning to surface as government policy in every town, county, and state in our nation.
You can be sure that the supporters of this initiative will have a sweet-sounding definition of "Sustainable Development." In fact, here is the definition as issued by the UN World Commission on Environment and Development: “Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs”. Sounds innocuous, right? But here's the meaning behind those innocent-sounding words: In order to meet the needs of future generations, it is going to require that vast amounts of land and natural resources be denied the citizens of today --- these environmental lunatics aren't really interested in conserving; they want to deny you the use of your own land and prevent today's society from exploring for oil or any of our other abundant natural resources. And to their way of thinking, it is going to take a whole new way of organizing society.
ICLEI's website to see just how many nations of the world and cities in America have already signed on to this destructive policy.
There is a furtive and deceptive effort to take away our God-given liberties. Officials at the highest level of our government are handing over our freedoms to a One-World Government and a New World Order. We have been asleep for too long, and they have managed to push their agenda pretty far down the road. But I pray, with the help of God, that we can reclaim the rights He endowed us with, and protect them for future generations. This is not just an American problem, but we can lead the way, shine a light on this conspiracy, and show the world how God intended us to live. Check with your city, county and state governments and stop Agenda 21!
Psalm 70:1-2 "Hasten, O God, to save me; come quickly, Lord, to help me. May those who want to take my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace."