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Earth Charter undone: Henry Lamb explains how town nixed 'syrupy' eco scheme
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Sunday, April 21, 2002 | Henry Lamb

Posted on 04/21/2002 1:32:57 AM PDT by JohnHuang2

Sanibel, Fla., was one of the first U.S. cities to endorse the Earth Charter nearly a year ago as a part of Earth Day celebrations. It was also the first U.S. city to withdraw its endorsement.

This controversial document, promoted by Mikhail Gorbachev and Maurice Strong for a decade, is seen by many to be an effort to create a new "16 Commandments" to serve as the foundation for a new global religion.

Sanibel citizens were not happy about the endorsement. Forty-two citizens and five former mayors signed an open letter, published in a local newspaper, demanding that the endorsement be rescinded. Council chambers were packed when three of the five council members voted to rescind the endorsement. The three members who voted to rescind admitted they had not read the document before voting to endorse it.

Francis Bailey, speaking against the Earth Charter, said, "You've got a smokescreen up here," referring to the charter's emphasis on the environment. "Everyone loves motherhood and apple pie, but what you've got here is abortion and rotten apples."

In an effort to counter the influence of the Earth Charter, the Acton Institute led in the development of the Cornwall Declaration on Environmental Stewardship, which sets forth a different set of principles for protecting the environment, endorsed by many scholars and religious leaders.

The Earth Charter campaign is led by the Earth Council, a non-government organization in Costa Rica established by Maurice Strong shortly after the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. The charter has been endorsed by both extremist and mainstream organizations.

The 16 principles advanced by the charter begin with the rejection of the historic belief that humans are created in the image of God and are assigned to be stewards over all other creatures.

This first principle, after years of recrafting the language, advances the biocentric view that all creatures have equal intrinsic value; humans have no higher value than bugs or beetles or the AIDS virus.

The language of the document is syrupy – almost goo. A casual reading would likely not discover the basis for the concern of Sanibel's citizens. A careful reading, however, reveals the entire agenda of global governance: wealth redistribution, population control and managed societies to "protect" resources for future generations.

For example, consider this principle:

What's wrong with this rather bland statement? Who defines those plans and regulations that are to be adopted? Who defines "rehabilitation" and the extent to which it is required before development? Certainly not the people who are governed by them.

Implied, but not expressed, throughout the document is the existence of a central authority to draft the plans and regulations that are to be "adopted." The United Nations labyrinth of treaties provides both the plans and the regulations.

Nowhere in the document is there an appreciation for individual freedom and individual achievement. Everywhere in the document, freedom is limited by responsibilities, which others define, to advance what they define to be the "common good."

The document calls for the elimination of "genetically modified" organisms – a direct threat to the world's food supply.

It calls for the adoption of "patterns of production and consumption" that are "sustainable." Maurice Strong announced in Rio that "use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and workplace air-conditioning, and suburban housing – are not sustainable."

The document says it is necessary to:

Who does the guaranteeing and the allocating? The United Nations, of course. Who pays for the water, food, shelter? The United Nations is a full-fledged subscriber to the socialist philosophy "from each according to ability, to each according to need."

With the power of the new International Criminal Court and the longed-for global taxing authority, the United Nations will be able to take wealth from those who have produced it, and re-distribute it to those who have not.

Those who have endorsed the Earth Charter have endorsed the principles of global socialism, administered by the United Nations.

Citizen members of those towns and organizations that have endorsed this document might want to follow the example of the citizens of Sanibel – and demand that the endorsements be rescinded.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 16commandments; 1992; actoninstitute; cdes; civilsociety; climatechange; cornwalldeclaration; costarica; earthcharter; earthcouncil; earthsummit; environment; gorbachev; gorebullwarming; mauricestrong; mikhailgorbachev; population; populationcontrol; strong; wealthredistribution
Sunday, April 21, 2002

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1 posted on 04/21/2002 1:32:57 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
"Those who have endorsed the Earth Charter have endorsed the principles of global socialism, administered by the United Nations."........Welcome to the "nonexistant" NWO. It's amazing how deep it's tentacles have grown in our society and government.
2 posted on 04/21/2002 1:49:13 AM PDT by brat
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To: JohnHuang2
This and most other feel-good, "cirlcle-jerk" contrivances are no more than plain ole anarchy, P.H.D. (Commie front groups, useful idiots.)
3 posted on 04/21/2002 2:28:09 AM PDT by Waco
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To: Carry_Okie, erizona;hsmomx3;larryjohnson; KentuckyWoman; MHGinTN; carolina; joathome; THEUPMAN...
ping
4 posted on 04/21/2002 7:14:50 AM PDT by madfly
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To: backhoe; Sabertooth...
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5 posted on 04/21/2002 7:15:49 AM PDT by madfly
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To: DLfromthedesert; Nam Vet; JackelopeBreeder; Clinton's a liar; hondo68; Goddess50; dandelion...
ping
6 posted on 04/21/2002 7:17:48 AM PDT by madfly
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To: kevinjdeanna, nonliberal, PurVirgo, smith288, Tomalak, WillaJohns, Yellow Rose of Texas, GADIST64
ping
7 posted on 04/21/2002 7:19:53 AM PDT by madfly
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To: Waco
This and most other feel-good, "cirlcle-jerk" contrivances are no more than plain ole anarchy, P.H.D. (Commie front groups, useful idiots.)

Your heart may be in the right place, but your terminology is wrong. Anarchy is the absense of a government. What this document seeks to force is an overriding, totalitatarian one world government.

Anarchistic tendencies are toward freedom for all. The anti-globalists who are labled as "anarchists" are not. They are really socialists and green fascists.

8 posted on 04/21/2002 7:37:31 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: JohnHuang2
Everywhere in the document, freedom is limited by responsibilities, which others define, to advance what they define to be the "common good."

sounds like a LOT of our freeper friends... the motto "A truckload of greivous responsibilities must be asssigned to each and every freedom that we grant to individuals... that will enhance the common good..."

Morality (the common good)... will be enforced!

9 posted on 04/21/2002 8:55:10 AM PDT by Robert_Paulson2
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To: marktwain
The anti-globalists who are labled as "anarchists" are not. They are really socialists and green fascists.

good point... most anarchists.... aren't. You were wise to point it out.

Lotsa freepers consider "individual freedoms" anarchy, believing that we need a BIG NANNY government to make sure we never fully enjoy our individuality... it doesn't serve the common good, so it must be contolled. EVERYTHING is measured as good or bad, related to how it serves social order, society, or groupthink. NOTHING is measured in terms of good or bad, relative to its impact on individual liberties...

The general welfare clause has been expanded to include so much commonism, we are become quite communist/fascist in our pursuit of social utopia... no sin, no vice, no freedom...

10 posted on 04/21/2002 9:01:29 AM PDT by Robert_Paulson2
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To: madfly
Thanks, madfly, for the alert. A neonatolgist I work with is from India. She said she always dreads going to visit relatives there, because they expect so much from her in the way of gifts and money. She said they think Americans are rich and can afford to share. BUT, she said, they don't realize, we are willing to WORK HARD for what we have, a concept foreign to many in third world nations.
11 posted on 04/21/2002 9:40:04 AM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: Pokey78, betsyross60,TLI, LarryLied, LiteKeeper, CreekerFreeper, Abn1508, Chapita, Salvation, goo
ping
12 posted on 04/21/2002 9:41:57 AM PDT by madfly
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To: madfly
Thanks for the heads up. Bump!
13 posted on 04/21/2002 10:07:35 AM PDT by F-117A
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To: F-117A
bump...you're welcome
14 posted on 04/21/2002 10:12:06 AM PDT by madfly
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To: JohnHuang2
What are the watermelons in this group?

Green on the outside and really red on the inside!

15 posted on 04/21/2002 11:03:20 AM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: JohnHuang2
The three members who voted to rescind admitted they had not read the document before voting to endorse it.

Unfortunately, this is not unusual.

16 posted on 04/21/2002 11:30:57 AM PDT by Samwise
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To: madfly
Who does the guaranteeing and the allocating? The United Nations, of course. Who pays for the water, food, shelter? The United Nations is a full-fledged subscriber to the socialist philosophy "from each according to ability, to each according to need." With the power of the new International Criminal Court and the longed-for global taxing authority, the United Nations will be able to take wealth from those who have produced it, and re-distribute it to those who have not. Those who have endorsed the Earth Charter have endorsed the principles of global socialism, administered by the United Nations. Citizen members of those towns and organizations that have endorsed this document might want to follow the example of the citizens of Sanibel – and demand that the endorsements be rescinded.

Bump.

17 posted on 04/21/2002 2:32:35 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: JohnHuang2
Good for this town! But YIKES for what's in the plans for this world by the likes of Maurice Strong and his ilk (I would throw Bill/Hillary Clinton into the list of criminals)

In an essay by Strong entitled Stockholm to Rio: A Journey Down a Generation, he says:

"Strengthening the role the United Nations can play...will require serious examination of the need to extend into the international arena the rule of law and the principle of taxation to finance agreed actions which provide the basis for governance at the national level. But this will not come about easily. Resistance to such changes is deeply entrenched. They will come about not through the embrace of full blown world government, but as a careful and pragmatic response to compelling imperatives and the inadequacies of alternatives."

"The concept of national sovereignty has been an immutable, indeed sacred, principle of international relations. It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to the new imperatives of global environmental cooperation. What is needed is recognition of the reality that in so many fields, and this is particularly true of environmental issues, it is simply not feasible for sovereignty to be exercised unilaterally by individual nation-states, however powerful. The global community must be assured of environmental security."

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God has given us a window of opportunity to turn these GlobalSocialists out on their ear. This one town's success in doing so (after making the grave mistake they made to endorse this insanity) should be encouraging to all who understand the dire situation should we fail to resist such Globaloney!

Maurice Strong certainly could be the AnitChrist (as some think). However, he seems to be getting on up there in age, doesn't he?

But look at this date: 2012 - the world must be under the dictatorship of the United Nations by that time according to his view.

Let's see what we can do to upset "the plan". First order of business: PRAY!

18 posted on 04/21/2002 4:48:23 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: JohnHuang2, ALL
Meant to include this littl blurb about Maurice Strong - which contains the info about 2012:

"Strong has worked diligently and effectively to bring his ideas to fruition. He is now in a position to implement them. His speeches and writings provide a clear picture of what to expect. In 1991, Strong wrote the introduction to a book published by the Trilateral Commission, called Beyond Interdependence: The Meshing of the World's Economy and the Earth's Ecology, by Jim MacNeil. (David Rockefeller wrote the foreword). Strong said this:

"This interlocking...is the new reality of the century, with profound implications for the shape of our institutions of governance, national and international. By the year 2012, these changes must be fully integrated into our economic and political life."

He told the opening session of the Rio Conference (Earth Summit II) in 1992, that industrialized countries have:

"developed and benefited from the unsustainable patterns of production and consumption which have produced our present dilemma. It is clear that current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class -- involving high meat intake, consumption of large amounts of frozen and convenience foods, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work-place air-conditioning, and suburban housing -- are not sustainable. A shift is necessary toward lifestyles less geared to environmentally damaging consumption patterns."

19 posted on 04/21/2002 4:53:24 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: JohnHuang2
This information in the links provided in this article is so critical.....could you do your King of Ping thing here?

It actually makes one sick reading it...but handle everything with PRAYER!

20 posted on 04/21/2002 4:55:23 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
They have such big plans, don't they? Wait 'til Armageddon comes. They'll freak out because of all of the destruction on earth!!
21 posted on 04/21/2002 5:11:18 PM PDT by hsmomx3
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To: hsmomx3
Yes, they do have big plans. Sick plans. Plans for oppression and starvation if they get away what they want. But, yes, they do forget - or simply ignore - or have rejected - the fact that there is a God in heaven who is actually the One in charge of things. It's our job to help as many as we can to discover the One who holds the future of this world - and our lives - in the palm of His hand. And this One, who knows the end from the beginning, has sent his Son the first time to bring all who call upon Him in faith eternal life - beginning NOW. The second time His Son comes into the world, it will not be as the lamb of God willingly submitting to his Father's will die for us. He has dies once for all. The next time He comes, He will be coming as the Lion of Judah, the Reigning King, at whose name every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that He is Lord of Lords and King of Kings! This is the "blessed hope" with which we are to encourage one another.

So when the darkness seems to thicken and gather all around us in this world, let us encourage each other with these words of hope!

22 posted on 04/21/2002 5:38:16 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: hsmomx3
He has dies once for all - wish I would preview!!!! before posting!!! "He has died once for all".... That's what I MEANT to say!
23 posted on 04/21/2002 5:39:49 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: 2Jedismom; 2sheep; Aliska;Aquinasfan; argee; Askel5; arielb; Artist;backhoe; B4Ranch...
ping
24 posted on 04/21/2002 6:05:22 PM PDT by madfly
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To: .30Carbine;68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Ace2U; Alamo-Girl; Alas; alphadog; amom; Anonymous2...
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25 posted on 04/21/2002 6:19:16 PM PDT by madfly
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To: Free the USA
ping!
26 posted on 04/21/2002 6:24:07 PM PDT by madfly
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To: madfly
I'm getting tired of fighting this NWO BS.

I wish I were dead.

27 posted on 04/21/2002 6:44:50 PM PDT by It'salmosttolate
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To: It'salmosttolate
Please don't give in to the dark forces sucking out your will and your spirit, your very life and Light. You are here and now for a reason God ordained. And you have a LOT of good company, seen and unseen.

God Bless and remember to smile :-)

28 posted on 04/21/2002 7:20:05 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: It'salmosttolate
Don't even say that. We know how it all ends, and the NWO doesn't win. You're needed to run the race. Just put your eyes on Him in thought, word and deed. Read some psalms, once when I was too sick to understand simple questions, for many months I read the psalms and was revived. Psalm 29:11 The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.
29 posted on 04/21/2002 7:22:15 PM PDT by Prodigal Daughter
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To: marktwain
The three members who voted to rescind admitted they had not read the document before voting to endorse it.

Standard procedure for American politicians

30 posted on 04/21/2002 7:33:47 PM PDT by B4Ranch
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To: madfly
The Road to Rio+10
31 posted on 04/21/2002 8:01:50 PM PDT by hammerdown
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To: madfly
So now I get my own personal ping, thanks.
32 posted on 04/21/2002 8:23:13 PM PDT by Free the USA
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To: madfly
Thanks for the heads up!
33 posted on 04/21/2002 8:25:50 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: It'salmosttolate
I wish I they were dead no more. :)
34 posted on 04/21/2002 9:54:08 PM PDT by Libertina
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To: marktwain
"Anarchistic tendencies are toward freedom for all. The anti-globalists who are labled as "anarchists" are not. They are really socialists and green fascists."

Right on Buddy. We're on the same page. Too bad so many lack a sense of logic.

Nam Vet

35 posted on 04/22/2002 12:26:59 AM PDT by Nam Vet
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To: Waco
It's been a while since I heard the term 'circle jerk' , but this one really fits. Nice call Man.

Nam Vet

36 posted on 04/22/2002 12:43:02 AM PDT by Nam Vet
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To: JohnHuang2
Fellow travelers...

These folks are all connected at the hip with the rummies that were defending the Palestinians today.

37 posted on 04/22/2002 1:00:35 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Robert_Paulson2;madfly;It'salmosttolate
the motto "A truckload of greivous responsibilities must be asssigned to each and every freedom that we grant to individuals... that will enhance the common good..."

Morality (the common good)... will be enforced!

maybe some day I can have my own JBT to guarantee my freedom.

ya'll hang on, the funs just starting .....

38 posted on 04/22/2002 5:30:13 AM PDT by THEUPMAN
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To: brat
""Those who have endorsed the Earth Charter have endorsed the principles of global socialism, administered by the United Nations."........Welcome to the "nonexistant" NWO. It's amazing how deep it's tentacles have grown in our society and government"

Welcome to the brave new world of the Third Way, also known as New Democratic, New Labor, the New Middle and more. Meet some of the people who will make define what and how much we can eat, where we may live, how we may get from point A to point B, how much disposable income we may be alloted, etc. Meet:

Bill Clinton, chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), Al Gore (of course), Tony Blair,

"...the one American who has done more to get this conversation underway than any other, the First Lady of the United States, Hillary Rodham Clinton."

Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal and Wim Kok, P.M., the Netherlands. Al From, 1999 president of the DLC.

Gerhard Schroeder, Germany. Italian Prime Minister Massimo D'Alema.

(All from 1999): Congressman Cal Dooley, Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater; Secretary of the Army Luis Caldera; Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, former Governor and Democratic Party Chairman Roy Romer; Mayor Wellington Webb of Denver; and Commissioner Michael Thurman.

There are many more. Type "third way" into Google and be afraid. Be very afraid.

39 posted on 04/22/2002 6:51:18 AM PDT by cake_crumb
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To: madfly
One more for the good guys.
40 posted on 04/22/2002 5:56:49 PM PDT by nonliberal
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41 posted on 12/05/2009 8:19:53 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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