Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Lamb: The Transformation of Government ^ | October 10, 2011 | Henry Lamb

Posted on 10/10/2011 5:59:09 PM PDT by Iam1ru1-2

Where did governments – at every level – get the idea that they are supposed to manage the affairs of their citizens? Governments were first created in America to serve their citizens. Now, citizens must ask their government for permission to build a house, to drive a car, to open a business, or to buy a gun. The role and authority of government has changed over the years from an entity that serves the needs of its citizens to an entity that manages the affairs of its citizens.

In recent years, especially since the emergence of 21_07.shtml>Agenda 21 in 1992, government has assumed the role of forcing its citizens into lifestyles that government dictates. Agenda 21 is a set of policy recommendations designed to achieve what it defines to be “sustainable development.” The document claims that this transformation of society is necessary to save the planet.

One of Agenda 21’s first policy recommendations is to “…ensure sustainable management of all urban settlements…“ (Article 7:15), which means to force people off the land and into high-density, planned communities. Consequently, government decided that it is a bad thing for citizens to move to the suburbs. Government labeled this practice as “urban sprawl,” and condemned it. Moreover, government continues to enact laws to prohibit or severely discourage people from moving to the country.

Local governments are encouraged, or forced, to adopt Comprehensive Land Use Plans that often create “Urban Boundary Zones,” beyond which municipal services will not be provided. To discourage “urban sprawl,” some local plans even require up to 40 acres to build a single home outside a UBZ. Even then, the government often dictates the maximum size of the structure, the percentage of the land that must be left in its natural condition, and the location of the structure in relation to any stream or hill. In some instances, government can even require a home builder to purchase open land and dedicate it to the government as mitigation for despoiling what government says is a wetland or critical habitat.

Why does government think it has either the wisdom or the right to dictate to a private citizen where he should live?

Government management of lifestyles doesn’t stop with dictating where its citizens must live. With the introduction of the International Green Construction Code, government will be able to force private citizens to use the paint and building material it dictates, as well as the plumbing fixtures and appliances it dictates. Moreover, under the specifications of this onerous code, government can require “Smart Meters,” and even specify the level of natural light that must be available in the building.

This transformation of the function of local government is partially the result of requirements dictated by state governments, but primarily, it is the result of pressure from the federal government. The federal government gave the American Planning Association more than $5 million to produce model legislation for state governments to adopt. The APA produced “Growing Smart: Legislative Guidebook.” The federal government offered states a variety of grants to adopt and implement the legislation promoted in the APA’s guidebook. The federal government has provided a variety of grants to local governments and to non-government organizations, to promote and implement the recommendations set forth in Agenda 21.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development offers a “Partners for Sustainable Communities” grant program that has Agenda 21’s sustainable development projects working in 49 of the 50 states. The Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency also has grant programs that promote the implementation of Agenda 21’s sustainable development recommendations.

Perhaps more than any other influence, Agenda 21 is responsible for transforming government from a servant of the people to the master of the people. Agenda 21 is the outgrowth of a fundamental transformation of philosophy established in 1976 at the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements. That conference adopted a document which said:

“Land… cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice…. Public control of land use is therefore indispensible.”

The United States government accepted and endorsed this document with signatures provided by William K Reilly, who was to become the Administrator of the EPA, and by Carla A. Hills, who was to become U.S. Trade Representative who negotiated the World Trade Organization and the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The United States also endorsed “Our Common Future,” the report of the 1987 U.N. World Commission on the Environment, as well as Agenda 21, produced by the 1992 U.N. Conference on Environment and Development. Since the 1970s, the United States environmental policy has been guided by the United Nations. These policies are constructed on the Marxist idea that government exists for the purposes of ensuring that all people benefit equally from the earth’s resources. Marx says that government should abolish private property, and should take from those who have the ability to produce wealth, and give it to those people who do not produce wealth.

This is the objective of Agenda 21. This is the ultimate goal of sustainable development. This is happening in your community.


Henry Lamb is the author of “The Rise of Global Governance,” Chairman of Sovereignty International , and founder of the Environmental Conservation Organization (ECO) and Freedom21, Inc..

TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agenda21; development; henrylamb; smartmeters; sustainable

1 posted on 10/10/2011 5:59:13 PM PDT by Iam1ru1-2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Iam1ru1-2

Excellent post. Thank you !

2 posted on 10/10/2011 6:11:48 PM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Ping list material.

3 posted on 10/10/2011 7:05:13 PM PDT by weeder
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Iam1ru1-2

4 posted on 10/10/2011 7:12:16 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Iam1ru1-2

This overreaching of government has gone way to far. It needs to be reversed, not just fixed. Alaska is over 95% government owned, yet the constitution says that the government is only allowed to own military bases and post offices and the roads directly between them.

Even if we flush Obama and the Marxists out, we need to not stop there, we need to reinstitute the Constitution and put in term limits.

Time to flush Congress and the Judicial system, the bowl is full.

5 posted on 10/10/2011 7:20:36 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Iam1ru1-2
It would take an extraordinary treatise to expand on this subject, across human nature, history, and geography. But there are profound precedents from Christ to Voltaire to Roddenberry.

The underlying problem is that the abandonment of conscious individual responsibility to centralized authority is an unstable positive feedback pathway leading only to greater loss of conscious responsibility. That human consciousness was in fact the profound discovery of Greek antiquity as the foundation of Western (not Eastern) Civilization. How many Duke University history professors relate that?

The clearest modern expiation on this human development is Jaynes' Origin of Consciousness and the Downfall of the Bicameral Mind. It will make any thoughtful, self honest person see the light. As well as expose the corrupt abyss of our current politics, in the USA, and globally.

Human Dignity is Freedom, not authoritarianism, regardless of the money. Although accurately and understandably fingering Goldman Sachs, that by the way is where the Occupy Wall Streeters are missing the point. (JC of course clarified this long ago).

Johnny Suntrade, the Suntrade Institute

6 posted on 10/10/2011 7:21:54 PM PDT by jnsun (The Left: the need to manipulate others because of nothing productive to offer.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: weeder; Mr. Silverback; cripplecreek; NoLibZone; Lucky9teen; Pete; bicyclerepair; apillar; ...

Thanks for the alert, weeder.

Pinging the Agenda 21 list! This is regarding Agenda 21’s role in the transformations of government we are seeing.

Please let me know by freepmail if you want on or off the list.

7 posted on 10/12/2011 8:14:46 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Anarchy IS the strategy of the forces of darkness!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]


Henry Lamb’s anti-Agenda 21 site is

8 posted on 10/12/2011 8:20:30 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

Click the Pic               Thank you, JoeProBono

Harriet Bakes Gingerbread Snails for Gary

Follow the Exciting Adventures of Gary the Snail!

Abolish FReepathons
Go Monthly

Planning to donate at least $10? You can sponsor
one or more New Monthly Donors for no additional cost
FReepmail TheOldLady

9 posted on 10/12/2011 8:47:42 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: MrB

Thank you for the link!

10 posted on 10/12/2011 9:05:53 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Anarchy IS the strategy of the forces of darkness!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]


Thanks for the ping!

11 posted on 10/12/2011 10:52:36 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Iam1ru1-2

Dear Taxpayers,

The article below from the New York Times - “Government Aims to Build a ‘Data Eye in the Sky’” should be of concern to Wisconsin’s privacy advocates.

If you missed the excellent VCY-Christian Radio interview with national author/researcher Tom DeWeese on Agenda 21, Smart Meters, Global Governance, undermining private property ownership rights, “Smart Growth,” Radical Environmentalism, state sovereignty, extreme world population control plans, etc., here is the link to last Friday’s podcast.

If you are not familiar with Agenda 21, the extreme international environmental plan to fundamentally transform America’s way of life, here are additional informational links, but there is much more information available on-line: - American Policy Center - Tom DeWeese Report - 4-minute explanation of Smart Meters

12 posted on 10/12/2011 4:26:07 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (DEFUND NPR, PBS, THE TSA AND THE U.N.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson