Tom DeWeese is President of American Policy Center. He 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, and protecting our Constitutionally-guaranteed rights Many people scoff at any hint of a planned agenda with international implications that is being furthered by passing one piece of legislation at a time. But Tom DeWeese says that our government is not simply elected local, state, and federal officials, but to a greater extent a huge number of government agencies that are urging those officials to pass packages of legislation to deal with a particular issue, promising Agenda 21 has been the result of several international meetings--calling it a comprehensive blueprint for the reorganization of society. A big part of it is the Social Justice movement, as well as environmentalism and which is responsible for increasing regulations of nearly every part of society--including business, industry, agriculture, education, and even religion. Issue 1: Global Warming/Climate Change, which has been a large factor in creating a presumed crisis, an "environmental Armageddon", that requires major regulations to protect the planet. Now the government is beginning to move to silence anyone who disagrees with the premise that man is responsible for destroying the planet. Issue 2: Overpopulation a claim which ignores the fact that the entire population of the world could live in an area the size of Paris, and there are large areas even in eastern states in America, which have few or no residents. But in reality, people are poor and starving, not because of overpopulation, but because of bad government that keeps people from doing what is needed to provide for themselves. Private property has been demonstrated to be the number one means to eliminate poverty, but in many parts of the world private property is prohibited, and the poor are dependent on government day by day just to survive. Even in the United States, huge amounts of government assistance are now going to non-citizens, and the country is going bankrupt. The government even now moving to destroy the family unit, removing the right of parents to raise their own children--or even to have children without obtaining government permission. The goal--to shrink the population of the world to a total of a few hundred million, or perhaps 2 billion, from its current level of about 7 billion. Issue 3: Destruction of the free enterprise system, which is accused of oppressing people. It is now becoming increasingly difficult to even start a business, let alone run a business in the United States due to government restrictions. Ultimately only a few massive companies, approved by the government, will be everywhere, and regulations will determine what people can eat, can wear, can use, etc. Even the use of water is being restricted--including rainwater, which is no considered to be property of the State. There are now plans to "re-wild" the world, returning populated areas to the kind of pristine wilderness that existed before Columbus arrived in the New World. Issue 4: The elimination of "cheap energy", which is seen to be the enemy of the earth. It is seen as preferable for poor areas of the world to remain poor rather than develop energy resources like developed nations, as it would hold down carbon dioxide emissions. Issue 5: Common Core--the complete reorganization of education, which is actually a part of Agenda 21, and which has the goal of creating workers who will be trained only for the skills designated by the government, regardless of their proficiencies, and their desire to learn and be creative. Part of the plan is to condition children and young people to accept this program. Issue 6: Health care, or "Sustainable Medicine", perfectly demonstrated by Obamacare, with the goal that the government will control health care, so that it will increasingly be rationed so that many will die who could be treated. The late Dr. Madeleine Cosman, put it this way: Sustainable Medicine + Sustainable Development = Duty to Die". In other words, it is a tool to reduce the population and create a government-controlled population.