What About Agenda 21?
There are three ways to make the phones ring if you’re doing talk radio. Number one, claim Oswald was the lone shooter in the Kennedy Assassination; two, claim 9/11 happened exactly as reported; and three, Agenda 21.
What is Agenda 21?
Agenda 21, in simple terms, is a nonbinding, 294-page document approved and adopted by 178 world governments, including the United States, at the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
Agenda 21 is composed of a series of United Nations recommendations that address, pollution, poverty, population growth and concerns about the depletion of the earth’s natural resources.
What could possibly be wrong with having a better planet? It sure sounds like that’s the goal of Agenda 21. Who could possibly be against less poverty, cleaner air and water, slower population growth in third world countries, and saving our trees and other resources? Why all the hoopla?
Reaction Around The US to Agenda 21
Reaction to the “threat” of Agenda 21 has been strong and swift by many state legislatures. Alabama has already voted to totally ban Agenda 21.
The Alabama’s ban reads,
"The State of Alabama and all political subdivisions may not adopt or implement policy recommendations that deliberately or inadvertently infringe or restrict private property rights without due process, as may be required by policy recommendations originating in, or traceable to 'Agenda 21.'"
Arizona and New Mexico are considering similar legislation. Wyoming, Montana, Minnesota, Washington, Oklahoma, Iowa, Texas, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Arkansas have all passed Resolutions Opposing Agenda 21.
In February, 2013, Rep. Tom Anderson, (R-NM), wrote in the Albuquerque Journal,
"Essentially, Agenda 21 gives the government power to assess and deem an area, an item, or a type of production as unsustainable, thus putting it under increased government control.”
"This is a multi-faceted and dangerous program that could apply to all means of production -- including land, water and animals, among other factors. Not only is this a direct violation of our freedoms as Americans, but it is an international overreach into our personal lives.
"It is also the antithesis of what our forefathers fought for when they put their lives on the line to establish a free America.
"Agenda 21 infringes on our personal liberties and will, no doubt, tie the hands of hardworking Americans. With increased government control, we head down a slippery slope and lose control of our homes, communities and our livelihoods."
How Big Is The Threat of Agenda 21?
One thing we need to remember, this is a nonbinding agreement. In other words it has no real teeth. In addition to that, the US Senate has never ratified it, so it can’t be considered law at any level. But that, by no means, have stopped the fears of a “One World Order” usurping the rights of American Citizens.
Some Final Thoughts
After reading some of the information I’ve laid out it’s easy to understand some of the fear American’s have. We as a free people are very reluctant to put your fate in the hands of non-Americans or letting other countries determine the path of our destiny.
There are two comforting thoughts about Agenda 21. One, it was signed over 20 years ago and not much has come from it in all that time. Two, it’s nonbinding unless Congress wants to somehow act on it. Personally, I think the air would have to be thick enough to cut with a knife before that’s likely to happen — at least not by any Senator who wants to be re-elected. But, it does make the phones ring so that always makes for good radio.
What’s your opinion on Agenda 21?