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 and protecting our constitutionally guaranteed rights.
Tom began by taking listeners back to 1992. At that time, the U.N. had the Earth Summit in Rio de Janiero. One of the documents involved was called, 'Agenda 21'. Agenda 21 was described as a comprehensive blueprint for the reorganization of human society. This was to be based upon the idea that we're faced with environmental Armageddon. So it doesn't matter how many rights you think you have, if there's no planet earth, those rights mean nothing. So they felt the need to completely reorganize human society to protect the environment.
The problem with these environmental protections is that you find out they don't protect the environment at all. Instead, it's a plan to reorganize our economic system, the way we live, along with the reorganization of our governmental systems. That means top-down control that dictates to us how we're going to live.
Tom noted that if you hear about a new visioning plan for your community (perhaps described as 'Visioning 2030' or something similar) that's your first clue. Regardless of where you hear about this around the nation, take a look at the documents and you'll see that they represent the exact, same plan. What they have in common is that none of them are local.
The president's council released a report describing the goals of sustainable development. For example, it states that, '...sustainable communities encourage people to work together to create healthy communities where natural resources and historic resources are preserved, jobs are available, sprawl is contained, neighborhoods are secure, education is lifelong, transportation and health care is accessible, and all citizens have opportunities to improve the quality of their lives.'
Are the phrases that make up this goal as benign as they may seem? Jim breaks them down and Tom brings his experience to bear on the interpretation process so you'll hear what the real meaning is behind each of them and how they connect to the reorganizing of human society.
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