Jim began this edition of Crosstalk with news that the homosexual community has taken a huge blow after Illinois legislators failed to make the state the 13th in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage.
Tom DeWeese, is the president of the American Policy Center. Tom is one of the nation's leading advocates of individual liberty, free enterprise, private property rights, personal privacy, back-to-basics education and American sovereignty and independence.
Agenda 21 is an attempt to control the flow of resources and wealth under the guise of protecting the planet via United Nations centralized control. The U.N. is trying to do this by merging the issues of economy and social equity/social justice with environmental concerns.
Here's how it's been playing out in the U.S.: It began with 50,000 delegates that attended the Earth Summit in Rio De Janeiro in 1992. The attendees were part of non-governmental organizations (NGO's) that are part of the U.N. process. After putting an agenda together they began to work with our bureaucracy in Congress to put legislation and grant programs together. A year later, President Clinton put together an executive order to create the President's Council on Sustainable Development. On that council were people who also had been at the Earth Summit (People from the Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund, etc.) helping to write legislation and policy that helped make Agenda 21 and sustainable development official U.S. policy. Then through departments like the Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (H.U.D.) and others, they created grant programs that have certain “strings” attached. After that they infiltrated state governments regarding comprehensive development plans and eventually they made their way to local communities.
Whether it's smart meters, conservation easements, what you can do to reverse the effects of Agenda 21...all that and more is discussed on this edition of Crosstalk.
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