Is Agenda 21 a U.N. plot to kill the suburbs?

Or is “sustainable growth” a sensible policy demonized by a right-wing conspiracy theory?

Liam Hysjulien

In a resolution approved in January, the Republican National Committee characterized the United Nations’ Agenda 21 as “destructive strategies for sustainable development.” Included in this resolution was the RNC’s condemnation of the “insidious nature” of Agenda 21, and the recommendation by the RNC to adopt this resolution at the 2012 RNC Convention. An increasing backlash against this 19-year-old nonbinding U.N. plan shows how a conspiracy theory can become part of a major party’s platform.

How did a 40-chapter U.N. work plan on sustainable development, published in 1992, foster such a fervent backlash among conservative groups? Agenda 21, first revealed at the U.N. Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, aimed to address environmental and development concerns through global partnership initiatives. While the plan covered everything from the sharing of educational resources to strategies for economic and environmental development, conservative groups have focused primarily on its fourth section — titled “the means for implementation” — as revealing Agenda 21’s true and, for them, insidious nature…

…Such concerns over the loss of private property rights are not a new phenomenon in the United States…

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CAJ note: Obama boasted: “I’m not interested in the suburbs. The suburbs bore me.”

“Listen to the Mayor of Phoenix, AZ talking about private property rights in Phoenix …watch for this in your community…” via American Alert 


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Update: Senator Rand Paul Steps Up to Protect Property Owners from Outlaw Federal Agencies

U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has just introduced legislation designed to reign in out-of- control federal agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers. The bill, if enacted, will be a vital blow to the enforcement of radical environmental/Agenda 21- inspired regulations. The bill is called the Defense of Environment and Property Act of 2012 (S.2122)…

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