WASHINGTON – American Tradition Partnership, America’s largest grassroots advocate of rational environmental and energy policy is lauding its attorney, Jim Bopp, for his role in passing a Republican National Committee resolution exposing the dangers of using of the United Nation’s “Agenda 21” scheme in federal, state and local land use planning.
Jim Bopp, a Republican National Committeeman for Indiana, is representing American Tradition Partnership in its U.S. Supreme Court appeal of a Montana Supreme Court decision overturning a lower court’s ruling declaring that state’s ban on independent political expenditures unconstitutional under the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v FEC ruling.
“Agenda 21 was written by foreign nations where people are property, for foreign nations where people are property. It does not recognize, and if fact detests, your right to own a home, drive a car or have private property. It achieves the phony goal of ‘sustainable development’ by declaring much of the United States off-limits to human use,” said American Tradition Partnership Executive Director Donald E. Ferguson.
“It is radical environmentalism in its purest form, a guttural hatred of humanity expressed in international policy jargon. It has no place in any American state, county, city or town."
“Sustainable development is the new label they slapped over the old, faded word ‘socialism’ when it become too ugly to use,” said Ferguson. “So-called ‘sustainable development’ is just a plan to return the Earth to its Stone Age state by attacking modern nations through a campaign of intentional worldwide poverty.”
“This isn’t some dark conspiracy where UN lawyers drop into small town America and rewrite laws. This is typical liberalism, where American liberals look to socialist-leaning international bodies that share their hate of the American ideals of private property and individual prosperity and adopt their teachings. Incorporating U.N guidelines into their local planning authority is just their way of sneering down their noses at neighbors they consider inferior. It’s typical abusive liberal arrogance, and it’s targeting your right to own property, a home and a car.” said Ferguson.
Agenda 21 is a land use planning mechanism developed by the United Nations to guide national and local policymakers in creating so-called “sustainable development.”
It does not recognize private property rights, restrictions on government abuse of eminent domain or other restrictions on government power Americans enjoy under the United States Constitution.
Despite that, American policymakers at the national, state and local levels are inserting portions of the abusive plan into local land use planning frameworks. ATP staff and volunteer have defeated attempts to incorporate Agenda 21 language into local government plans in places like Sweet Grass County, Montana and Loudoun County, Virginia.
The text of the resolution follows:
RNC Resolution Exposing United Nations Agenda 21
WHEREAS, the United Nations Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of extreme environmentalism, social engineering, and global political control that was initiated at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992; and,
WHEREAS, the United Nations Agenda 21 is being covertly pushed into local communities throughout the United States of America through the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) through local “sustainable development” policies such as Smart Growth, Wildlands Project, Resilient Cities, Regional Visioning Projects, and other “Green” or “Alternative” projects; and
WHEREAS, this United Nations Agenda 21 plan of radical so-called “sustainable development” views the American way of life of private property ownership, single family homes, private car ownership and individual travel choices, and privately owned farms; all as destructive to the environment; and,
WHEREAS, according to the United Nations Agenda 21 policy, social justice is described as the right and opportunity of all people to benefit equally from the resources afforded us by society and the environment which would be accomplished by socialist/communist redistribution of wealth; and,
WHEREAS, according to the United Nations Agenda 21 policy National sovereignty is deemed a social injustice; now therefore be
RESOLVED, the Republican National Committee recognizes the destructive and insidious nature of United Nations Agenda 21 and hereby exposes to the public and public policy makers the dangerous intent of the plan; and therefore be it further
RESOLVED, that the U.S. government and no state or local government is legally bound by the United Nations Agenda 21 treaty in that it has never been endorsed by the (U.S.) Senate, and therefore be it further
RESOLVED, that the federal and state and local governments across the country be well informed of the underlying harmful implications of implementation of United Nations Agenda 21 destructive strategies for “sustainable development” and we hereby endorse rejection of its radical policies and rejection of any grant monies attached to it, and therefore be it further
RESOLVED, that upon the approval of this resolution the Republican National Committee shall deliver a copy of this resolution to each of the Republican members of Congress, all Republican candidates for Congress, all Republican candidates for President who qualify for RNC sanctioned debates, and to each Republican state and territorial party office.
Helen Van Etten
Republican National Committeewoman for Kansas
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