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Monday, May 13, 2013
The Roanoke Times editorial board sure is funny conjuring up U.N. helicopters (“Forward, not far out, in Roanoke County,” May 5 editorial). For those not familiar, Roanoke County decided to join ICLEI in 2007. At the time, little was known about the future downside of joining ICLEI. It was just some benign, smart-growth green-chutes-to-save-the-planet talk. It appeared to be a win-win for everybody.
I suspect the entire board of supervisors (who voted unanimously to join) had no idea what U.N. Agenda 21 was. At the same time, I would bet the local chapter of the Sierra Club and the Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition knew exactly what U.N. Agenda 21 was when at least one Roanoke County employee visited a Sierra Club meeting to learn about ICLEI.
That same employee would bring the newfound planet-saving idea to the board, which ate it up. The county obtained membership shortly thereafter. Everything was going as planned until 2011, when members of the newly formed Roanoke Tea Party (regular people with no former activism in politics) started getting involved in local government doings.
These tea party members got an understanding what really was going on in Roanoke County government. We found U.N. Agenda 21 language beginning to become partially incorporated into some of the county’s language and agendas. Does anyone in the county know what ICLEI CCP milestone the county is currently on? Do you know what the county’s RCCLEAR committee is and what it does to promote and grow U.N. Agenda 21 in the county? Ever heard of the Save A Ton campaign? If not, you should probably do some digging for some backstory.
One of ICLEI’s tasks is to promote and grow this agenda in regions around the globe. Around 600 counties and cities in the U.S. have joined over the 20 years since U.N. Agenda 21’s birth at the 1992 Earth Summit. Similar language is finding its way into county and city comprehensive plans in those hundreds of localities.
If you don’t know what U.N. Agenda 21 is and are concerned about property rights, personal liberty (when it comes to your energy use behavior) and future transportation choices, you should probably research it. Because it is here now, and is slowly being set up in Roanoke County and Roanoke in plain sight.
It really all comes down to this: Do you believe man-made CO2 emissions are a major contributor to global warming? If you have bought into this theory, being presented as fact by global-warming alarmists, then ICLEI and this agenda is for you. For everyone else who is skeptical (now known as climate-deniers), you need to be concerned. Educate yourself and those you care about concerning the agenda.
Then do something to stop it before this international agenda (with seemingly benign local tentacles) flips on the switch and finishes the job it set out to accomplish.
Watch the demeaning attack comments that follow me in the next day or so. Choose the blue pill.
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