Wednesday Jan. 9, 2012
Worried that U.N. Agenda 21 will potentially chip away at local power, resulting in more centralized power, less personal freedom?
If so, you’re not alone. It’s a big issue for some conservatives and tea party activists, and Indiana Rep. Tim Neese, R-Elkhart, has crafted legislation (look right or here) that would prohibit Agenda 21-inspired policies that infringe on private property rights.
I wrote about Neese’s proposal Sunday (look at the article here) and am digging further into the controversial issue.
Agenda 21 foes see the U.N. proposal as a sinister plot meant ultimately to implement one-world government. Others say no way, such fears are unwarranted and overblown, Agenda 21 is merely a non-binding proposal meant to encourage attention to environmental issues as the world develops. Here are some more resources:
- A link to Neese’s proposal. See the digest in the photo above.
A link to a United Nations website that has a link to the 351-page Agenda 21 document, crafted in 1992 as a blueprint to promote sustainable global development and conservation of natural resources. Here’s a link to the U.N. document itself.
- A link to the Democrats Against U.N. Agenda 21 website of noted Agenda 21 critics Rosa Koire and Kay Tokerud. Here’s their 2-page summary against Agenda 21.
- A link on the issue at the website of the Better World Campaign, a non-profit group that promotes U.S.-U.N. ties and sees nothing sinister in Agenda 21.
There’s plenty more out there in the world wide web.
Tim Vandenack is a reporter at the Elkhart Truth newspaper in Elkhart, Ind., www.etruth.com. He can be reached at email@example.com or 574-296-5884. Visit him/subscribe to him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter at @timvandenack.