I have been called a lot of names by members of the local media for continuing to help with the fight against ICLEI and Agenda 21. A local political figure told me at one point something like this….
Well I see your point, but you are making too big a deal of this stuff.
If you want to see why we keep beating the drum on this issue, see the finished product of what Agenda 21 looks like here.
For those not familiar with ICLEI, you can click here for more information, but the basis of this is simple. Proponents of Agenda 21 wish to “encourage” people to live in clustered developments and “discourage” people from living in rural areas. This will reduce the amount of driving and living going on that contributes to non-existent man-made global warming.
This plan would…
- As proposed Plan Maryland will ban most new septic systems, essentially bringing rural development to a halt.
- If local governments refuse to build more dense housing developments, state funding for school construction and other community projects will be denied as punishment for non-compliance.
- The plan will withhold funding for road repairs and other infrastructure spending in rural areas that doesn’t comport with Plan Maryland goals.
And to boot, the state legislature has no say in this. They ceded their authority to 3 non-elected Non-Governmental organizations with the ominous names of…
- The Sustainable Growth Commission
- The Smart Growth Subcabinet
- Maryland Department of Planning
The governor has the final say so, but the legislature has zero role in this process. They have managed to completely gut representative government in the state of Maryland. If it sounds crazy, just read the plan and find out for yourself.
Is Virginia next? Well the plan is laid out, with the state mandated Urban Development Area (UDA) legislation that forces localities to develop clustered development. So far our legislature still has control of this process, so this can be stopped in this next session of the General Assembly. But it is important to do it now, because Plan Maryland is going to happen….there is no going back now.
How long do you suppose it will take the Federal government to tout Plan Maryland as a wild success at creating a sustainable future? How long will it take the Federal Government to use the power of the purse to deny funding if similar actions aren’t taken by other states?
What will we do? The only way to stop this is for the Commonwealth of Virginia to stand up and say NO.
We are sitting on the cusp of a lot of bombs ready to explode:
- The Budget Crisis
- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
- Student Loans
- Entitlement Programs
- Bank of America Derivatives being put into FDIC accounts
- Local and state pension plans
- And Agenda 21
And what lengths do you think the Feds will go when one or more of these bombs explode?
The only protection we have is our local and state governments who have the constitutional authority to nullify the Feds. We have got to get ourselves prepared by getting nullification off the back-burner and into the conversation.
We can do that by getting Tom Woods and the Nullify Now Tour here to Virginia. We desperately need your help in getting that tour here. Please consider a pledge to this effort by clicking here. You don’t have to pay a penny until we meet our goal. We are 24% of the way there….
If we are going to stop the madness we see all around us, nullification may be the last best chance to do it.
As Tom Woods states (author of Nullification and other excellent books)
“Nullification is about learning to exercise our rights, whether the courts or the politicians want us to or not. Instead of waiting for our liberties to be handed to us, we in our states can follow Jefferson’s noble example and take the lead in saying no to the ambitions of a government that would have horrified the founding generation. For, as Lord Byron said, ‘Who would be free themselves must strike the first blow.’”