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The Tea Party Targets... Sustainable Development?
Mother Jones ^ | 11/18/2010 | Stephanie Mencimer

Posted on 11/18/2010 7:32:00 AM PST by wheresmyusa

First, they took on the political establishment in Congress. Now, tea partiers have trained their sights on a new and insidious target: local planning and zoning commissions, which activists believe are carrying out a global conspiracy to trample American liberties and force citizens into Orwellian "human habitation zones."

At the root of this plot is the admittedly sinister-sounding Agenda 21, an 18-year-old UN plan to encourage countries to consider the environmental impacts of human development. Tea partiers see Agenda 21 behind everything from a septic tank inspection law in Florida to a plan in Maine to reduce traffic on Route 1. The issue even flared up briefly during the midterms, when Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes accused his Democratic opponent of using a bike-sharing program to convert Denver into a "United Nations Community." In the tea partiers’ dystopian vision, the increased density favored by planners to allow for better mass transit becomes compulsory "human habitation zones."

Agenda 21 paranoia has swept the tea party scene, driving activists around the country to delve into the minutiae of local governance. And now that the midterm elections are over, they're descending on planning meetings and transit debates, wielding PowerPoints about Agenda 21, and generally freaking out low-level bureaucrats with accusations about their roles in a supposed international conspiracy.

(Excerpt) Read more at motherjones.com ...


TOPICS: Agriculture; Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: agenda21; communists; green; sustainability; sustainable; teaparty; un
First off, yes we are coming to stop this crap. When one of us "nutjobs" posts about Agenda 21 it is almost always filled with references to their own documentation. When hitpieces like this come out they are always devoid of facts and full of dismissive opinion. Not one link in this entire piece showing exactly what language might be "freaking people out". We must be winning this war too.
1 posted on 11/18/2010 7:32:06 AM PST by wheresmyusa
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To: SWAMPSNIPER; Domestic Church; rightly_dividing; combat_boots; bronxville; cripplecreek
backlash ping



FReepMail me to be put on or off this Ping List!

2 posted on 11/18/2010 7:34:22 AM PST by wheresmyusa (FTUN)
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To: wheresmyusa

Count me among the “nutjobs”.


3 posted on 11/18/2010 7:43:03 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: wheresmyusa

please put me on your list


4 posted on 11/18/2010 7:45:30 AM PST by Gipper08
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To: wheresmyusa

The Tea Party is 100% Pro-”Sustainable Development”. It’s just that we consider “Sustainable Development” as things like running a business without requiring government largesse to stay solvent, or not going into debt to buy your big screen TV.

Green energy sources that cost 10 times as much and can only succeed through subsidy and/or government mandate are not “sustainable” at all. FUMJ.


5 posted on 11/18/2010 7:46:39 AM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: Gipper08

added!


6 posted on 11/18/2010 7:47:17 AM PST by wheresmyusa (FTUN)
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To: wheresmyusa

Why does the author think that it is ok for local governments to follow United Nations dictates? Why does the author think that the TEA party movement should only be restricted to federal government?

I want to know more. Put me on your ping list.


7 posted on 11/18/2010 7:58:49 AM PST by kidd
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To: kidd

done!


8 posted on 11/18/2010 8:00:47 AM PST by wheresmyusa (FTUN)
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To: wheresmyusa
A direct correlation can be drawn between sustainable development communities and driving minorities out with housing that is priced out of reach.

Sustainable development is racist.

9 posted on 11/18/2010 8:05:17 AM PST by listenhillary (A very simple fix to our dilemma - We need to reward the makers instead of the takers)
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To: listenhillary

Read Sowell’s “The housing boom and bust”


10 posted on 11/18/2010 8:08:31 AM PST by listenhillary (A very simple fix to our dilemma - We need to reward the makers instead of the takers)
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To: wheresmyusa

snip—”
International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI): Local Governments for Sustainability. ICLEI is used as one of the mechanisms to undo the political recognition of unalienable rights.”

http://www.freedomadvocates.org/

Hooray for the Tea Party....they need to educate OUR representatives; MOST of whom don’t even know what the Cloward/Piven Strategy is!!!!

Congress is chock full of “insulated idiots”.


11 posted on 11/18/2010 8:40:24 AM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: wheresmyusa
I'm a long time “nutjob" and I'm proud of it. I hate the United Nations and everything it stands for.
12 posted on 11/18/2010 8:47:24 AM PST by B4Ranch (Conflict is inevitable; Combat is an option. Train for the fight.)
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To: wheresmyusa

Environmentalists in the US refuse to address immigration, and it’s effects on Urban planning and nature conservation.

Until they do so they are hypocrits of the greatest degree, and is just another reason they shouldn’t be taken serious when it comes to public policy.

If the USA switched to a zero immigration policy and a Jus Sanguine citizenship requirement today, the environment of the United States would be sustainable as is for several hundred years.

IF we continue on the course of unfettered immigration and jus soli citizenship, the United States will have 600 Million citizens within 120 years and vast tracts of natural wonders will be forever gone with no benefit to the descendants of the current citizens of this country.


13 posted on 11/18/2010 8:52:52 AM PST by JerseyHighlander (p.s. The word 'bloggers' is not in the freerepublic spellcheck dictionary?!)
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To: wheresmyusa

I’m one of the nut-job wacko types taking a close look at our agenda 21 type project here in Maine;

http://www.gateway1.org/

Any help and info from other areas of the country fighting this crapp would be most helpfull.


14 posted on 11/18/2010 9:06:19 AM PST by maine yankee
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To: Gipper08

Nice to see you active bud, and yes I believe our “little-Dictator’s” Goal 20/20 is part of this central planning B.S.


15 posted on 11/18/2010 9:31:13 AM PST by JSDude1 (http://novemberspeaks.com/)
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To: wheresmyusa

If I forgot to mention it;

Ping me for anything related to agenda 21.

Thank you sir, may I have another ?


16 posted on 11/18/2010 9:41:39 AM PST by maine yankee
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To: cripplecreek

I will see your nutjob and raise you a tinfoil-covered pecan, 3 black walnuts and a turkey roaster. ;>


17 posted on 11/18/2010 2:57:26 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: maine yankee

added!


18 posted on 11/18/2010 3:01:28 PM PST by wheresmyusa (FTUN)
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To: Dr.Deth

I hope the tea party will consider kicking the UN out of the USA.


19 posted on 11/18/2010 5:14:46 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: JSDude1

“little-Dictator’s”

????Young or Lugar????


20 posted on 11/18/2010 5:31:51 PM PST by Gipper08
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To: Gipper08

I was thinking of the Mayor, but I dkn?


21 posted on 11/18/2010 6:00:34 PM PST by JSDude1 (http://novemberspeaks.com/)
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To: JSDude1

i was just kidding


22 posted on 11/19/2010 9:54:55 AM PST by Gipper08
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To: JSDude1

(2 - Generally Agree) — Since human life begins at conception, the only reason why an abortion should be allowed at any stage of a pregnancy is to prevent the death of the mother.

Generally????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????


23 posted on 11/20/2010 11:21:00 AM PST by Gipper08
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To: Gipper08

Who wrote that?


24 posted on 11/20/2010 11:41:03 AM PST by JSDude1 (http://novemberspeaks.com/)
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To: JSDude1

Thats what you said on your conservative jobs profile...I have access to all of the surveys...


25 posted on 11/20/2010 1:01:46 PM PST by Gipper08
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To: combat_boots; cripplecreek; B4Ranch

Yes, and you all are some of my favorite nutjob freepers. You all “get it” and I always enjoy your posts.

It is too bad that I do not have a whole lot of company around here. As conservative as my state is, not a whole lot of people “get it”.

It seems that all that matters around here is “Just don’t mess with the Iron Bowl”. We were sarcastically joking last week that the bottom could fall out, but fans would insist the game go on.


26 posted on 11/20/2010 1:19:53 PM PST by del4hope (Admendment IV to the US Constitution. Print it and bring it with you when you fly.)
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To: Gipper08

Then I shall change it, it must have been a slip of my keyboard (do you really think I believe that)? HONESTLY!?


27 posted on 11/20/2010 1:22:15 PM PST by JSDude1 (http://novemberspeaks.com/)
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To: del4hope; combat_boots; cripplecreek

>>As conservative as my state is, not a whole lot of people “get it”.<<

I’m not positive but I think to ‘get it’, you have to be willing to consider the possibility of there being some truth in all conspiracies, not just dismiss then out of hand.

Our constant search for truth enables us to put the pieces together quicker than the purist non-believers.


28 posted on 11/20/2010 1:31:04 PM PST by B4Ranch (Conflict is inevitable; Combat is an option. Train for the fight.)
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To: JSDude1

you could be a rape incest guy...


29 posted on 11/20/2010 1:41:29 PM PST by Gipper08
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To: Gipper08

No


30 posted on 11/20/2010 7:21:57 PM PST by JSDude1 (http://novemberspeaks.com/)
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To: B4Ranch

Dot connecting is our friend. :-)

Some conspiracies just explain themselves in facts.


31 posted on 11/20/2010 11:16:12 PM PST by del4hope (Admendment IV to the US Constitution. Print it and bring it with you when you fly.)
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To: JSDude1

btw... your overall conservative score on that survey was one of the very highest in the country (even with your ‘generally agree’ answer) good job!!!!


32 posted on 11/23/2010 8:34:36 AM PST by Gipper08 (www.travishankins.com...a real CONSERVATIVE)
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