“Private property and freedom are inseparable.” ~ George Washington
Pennsylvania County Rejects Agenda 21
At the Norristown meeting, Commissioner Joseph Hoeffel, amused at Roddin’s and Miller’s allegations, said, “The only thing I laugh at is absurd allegations that the county has a treaty with the United Nations or a treaty with a foreign government.”
But across the country, in Edmond, a grassroots effort, Govern Edmond Locally (GEL) came up against the same denials from its city officials. GEL found it quite easy to connect ICLEI membership with the United Nations and has issued its “3 Click Challenge,” available on its website, to warn residents of the U.N. connection.
Residents of other cities already embroiled with Agenda 21, or in those communities considering it, find the easy to understand Challenge a useful tool in combating the misinformation circulating about sustainability by making the connection in three mouse clicks.
In spite of Commissioner Hoeffel’s claims of no U.N. affiliation, the website of Montgomery County, which received $6.2 million in stimulus funds, reveals that
…the Greenprint plan found on the county’s website, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, formed by the U.N. in 1988 to study global climate change, “provides broad evidence that global climate change is a reality, and that human activity appears to be altering the climate by increasing atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases.
Sustainability sounds warm and fuzzy but when residents find that their cities are signing on to a U.N. scheme, they are successfully fighting back. Miller told the commissioners, “I am here today to be the voice of residents of Montgomery County, who I am certain are unaware that their county government has signed a treaty with the United Nations to reach global sustainability goals.”
The Mercury noted that the Roddin and Miller have spoken out at past meetings about the UN agenda to slowly erode property rights. Miller continued, “The United Nations is creating a global governance framework right under our noses and you, as County Commissioners are in a position to stop it.”