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The Third Sector {Public "Private" Partnerships/The Third Way}
WorldNetDaily / Commentary ^ | August 9, 2003 | Henry Lamb

Posted on 08/09/2003 6:44:00 AM PDT by George Frm Br00klyn Park

WorldNetDaily / Commentary


The Third Sector
Henry Lamb

Posted: August 9, 2003
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2003 WorldNetDaily.com

A new mechanism of governance is emerging. Georgetown University calls it "The Third Sector." The United Nations calls it "Civil Society." The President's Council on Sustainable Development calls it "a new, collaborative decision process." Whatever it's called, it is a process to formulate public policy by non-elected individuals, unencumbered by the legislative process.

The process was developed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the United Nations. As the IUCN developed its land-management policy proposals, a network of "civil society" organizations, called BIONET, was created to promote the policy proposal and to lobby U.N. delegates. As the IUCN developed its climate change policy proposals, a network of civil society organizations, called Climate Action Network, was created to promote the policy proposals and to lobby U.N. delegates.

The same process created the Women's Environment and Development Organization; the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives; the International Action Network on Small Arms; and many other "networks" of special interest groups, largely funded by the U.N. and sympathetic governments.

The process has been incredibly successful at the international level. It is rapidly becoming equally successful in the United States.

In 1995, the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, a "network" of special interest groups, banded together to urge UNESCO to declare Yellowstone National Park a World Heritage Site "In Danger." The designation required a willing Clinton-Gore administration to impose additional land-use restrictions on private property beyond the park's boundary. Neither local, state, nor federal elected officials had any say in the matter.

Throughout the 1990s, the President's Council on Sustainable Development spawned hundreds of these "networks" to focus on specific issues, such as the Sierra Club's "Smart Growth" programs, and to work at the local and regional levels to generate visions of smart growth for nearly every community.

These special interest groups are often called "visioning" councils, or "stakeholder," or "watershed" councils. They are designed to appear to be representative of the affected community. Most often, however, they consist of individuals who are government employees or executives or staff of special interest groups, with only a token number of carefully selected elected officials and business leaders.

The process of consensus building to achieve "collaborative" decision making has been refined to an art. In a given community, the appropriate council is chosen and begins meeting to discuss the future of the community. When the council is fully formed, and a couple of "day-glow" big-wheels have been recruited, a public announcement explains how the wonderful "citizens'" vision will unfold.

At the public meetings, a paid facilitator leads the group to choose from several options in several categories – transportation, zoning, education, economic development – until a final set of proposals is developed, which is then presented to the governing body for adoption and implementation. Rarely do the elected officials have the necessary information, or the political will, to oppose this vision developed by the "citizens" of the community.

In reality, it is not a vision of the citizens of the community. Ordinary citizens are rarely even notified of the meetings. When they do show up to ask questions, they are often ridiculed, marginalized and dismissed. When complete, virtually every one of these plans contain the elements recommended in Agenda 21 and by the President's Council on Sustainable Development.

Councils created to represent trans-boundary jurisdictions have even less input by ordinary citizens or elected officials. When a multi-jurisdictional plan is developed, and presented to the various jurisdictions, they either adopt it, or risk political ridicule and even the loss of federal funds.

These special interest groups – the Third Sector – are deeply embedded in the policy-making process. The American Planning Association was funded by the government to produce model legislation for state governments. The Center for Civic Education has the exclusive authority to write the civics curriculum for federally funded public schools. The Nature Conservancy, and similar groups, are used by government to buy private property, which is then resold to the government for a profit.

This new mechanism of governance has become so prevalent that Georgetown University has developed a special Ph.D. program to train special-interest organization leaders to be even more effective.

The great danger in this emerging new system of governance is the absence of accountability. If citizens don't like the policies developed by these special interest groups, who do they un-elect?

Henry Lamb is the executive vice president of the Environmental Conservation Organization and chairman of Sovereignty International.

THIS article at WND

A related article on this "new" "Public Private Partnership" to make laws to govern YOUR offspring:
The World Has Not Heard The Last Of The Third Way


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Germany; Government; Israel; Japan; Mexico; Russia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: ecosocialism; freetrade; henrylamb; nwo; thirdsector; thirdway
All, This is NOT "coming". IT IS HERE!! Whether or not "it will work". Peace and love, George.
1 posted on 08/09/2003 6:44:01 AM PDT by George Frm Br00klyn Park
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park
This is properly pronounced in the patois of my old neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York.

TURD way.

2 posted on 08/09/2003 6:46:26 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park
The ultiamte liberal wet dream:

Totak control.
Zero accountability.

3 posted on 08/09/2003 6:46:28 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park
Henry IMO is the best writer in the nation on this issue. He can talk about the UN all day long without sounding tinfoily.

Remarkably, his group is a recognized NGO by the UN, they get to attend those meetings. He told me the story on how that came about, it wasn't because they look at him as one of the good guys.
4 posted on 08/09/2003 6:51:37 AM PDT by AAABEST
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To: bruinbirdman; Jumper; HassanBenSobar; McGavin999; Cicero; RightWhale; colorado tanker; lelio; ...
Guys, Socialism by any other name is still SHIT. Peace and love, George.
5 posted on 08/09/2003 6:54:36 AM PDT by George Frm Br00klyn Park (FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!)
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park
“Whatever it's called, it is a process to formulate public policy by non-elected individuals, unencumbered by the legislative process.”

Whenever I bring this point up I am summarily “ridiculed, marginalized and dismissed” and it is amazing the type of persons who have no idea of where this Third Way is taking them or has taken them, they don’t want to hear the truth and about the aforementioned organizations and causes they think so noble, they feel good being a part of such. They have forgotten the ‘preamble’ We The People of the United States....and let it become without a fight, We The People of the United Nations..........

Henry Lamb has with enormous fortitude and courage been...preaching to the choir. The Choir should now rise up and help this man as well as ourselves, preserve the Republic for which WE Stand.

7 posted on 08/09/2003 7:14:42 AM PDT by yoe
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To: Oenothera
"Actually, it's an old idea, and once was called the American Way."
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O, NEVER!!! At least not since the Constitution with it's attendant amendments was ratified. The original Articles of Confederation did have government control by the elite with no redress.

The Third Way WAS one of Hitler's names for his form of socialism. It is also the governing factor in China today, and the former{?} Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Wherein Committees {komitat} behind closed doors dictate policy.

No, "The Third Way" is socialism pure and unadulterated. Rule by people who are NOT responsible to the general public, but to their own whims on any given day in time. In other words, pure evil as has been demonstrated time and time again over many centuries. Peace and love, George.

8 posted on 08/09/2003 7:21:23 AM PDT by George Frm Br00klyn Park (FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!)
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park
I think the Des Moines Register was in love with this concept for a while. They called it, "Communitarian."
9 posted on 08/09/2003 7:30:05 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park
Dance of the Rifkinites
10 posted on 08/09/2003 7:54:13 AM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: joesnuffy
"Third Way" = "Fourth Reich"
11 posted on 08/09/2003 7:57:07 AM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park
A new mechanism of governance is emerging. Georgetown University calls it "The Third Sector." The United Nations calls it "Civil Society." The President's Council on Sustainable Development calls it "a new, collaborative decision process." Whatever it's called, it is a process to formulate public policy by non-elected individuals, unencumbered by the legislative process.

I call it fascism. The Democrat party has devolved from Liberalism to Socialist/Communist/Fascist control freaks. Fascism is the trade mark element of World Government and the Thirdway. Never forget it and repeat it as often as possible, Hillary and her Leftist movement are Socialist/Communist/Fascist Control Freaks.

12 posted on 08/09/2003 7:59:24 AM PDT by Eva
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park
You see the fascism at work when you see major oil companies opposing drilling in ANWR, donating to the Sierra Club and supporting the Kyoto treaty (of course the oil companies who oppose ANWR drilling would not be allowed to benefit, anywy). I forgot to mention that these major oil companies donate to the Democrats, not the Republicans.
13 posted on 08/09/2003 8:03:05 AM PDT by Eva
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park; farmfriend
In other words, pure evil ....

Evil is not an overstatement either. We just had the Fish and Wildlife Commission walk into my area cripple the marine industry in the city of Cape Coral in the name of the Manatee. This is after thousands of people showed up and begged them not to do so at one of their public comment clown-shows where they pretend to care what the people think.

No elected officials and no redress whatsoever, just the wave of a finger by a group of jaundiced government employeees. Not a damn thing anyone can do about it.

This is not your father's America.

14 posted on 08/09/2003 8:03:41 AM PDT by AAABEST
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To: Eva
"Hillary and her Leftist movement are Socialist/Communist/Fascist Control Freaks."

The Clinton years were all about Control - lies and Control. The operative words were "...we are going to do - thus and so" "we will do thus and so - for you" "...we Have done - thus and so - for the good of the people"

Great claims of money given to the states for health, education and general welfare which could never be traced beyond the 'front office' of any given department or entity. Teachers still lacked teaching tools from books to crayons; health care became more bloated and cumbersome; hungry families were the norm. However organizations that promoted diversity/globalism/socialism/Marxism were heavily endowed with taxpayer dollars. Hillary and Bill’s way of doing things with other people’s money and land is terrifying and far, far removed from a free society.

16 posted on 08/09/2003 9:50:54 AM PDT by yoe
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To: Oenothera
public policy by non-elected individuals,

These people used to be called citizens.
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O, As the article mentions, the local "citizens" are denigrated to the point of tears, and then whatever monstrosity by the outside "citizens" is IMPOSED. Even to the point of "citizens of the world" imposing their mandates such as the Yellowstone debacle. These people were NEVER the next door neighbor citizens, but "citizens" from afar running "local" lives.

It is something like the Supreme Court making laws and "interpreting" the written words of laws. 9 people imposing their whims of the day on the whole of the populace. Except, the "Court" does operate somewhat in the open. It is socialism no matter any pretty name it might be given. Peace and love, George.

17 posted on 08/09/2003 10:10:44 AM PDT by George Frm Br00klyn Park (FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!)
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." The President's Council on Sustainable Development calls it "a new, collaborative decision process New World Order Rising? - Thoughts on the UN World Summit on Sustainable Developmenthttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/743512/posts?page=10
19 posted on 08/09/2003 1:38:47 PM PDT by comnet
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park
" The President's Council on Sustainable Development calls it "a new, COLLABORATIVE decision process." "

'Collaborative' reminded me of the following quote from another article you posted ( The Wildlands Project Comes to Hidalgo County http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/865653/posts ), written by Judy Keeler:



"...Following one of my articles, in which I discussed The Nature Conservancy's land acquisition program, Michael Robinson, Center for Biological Diversity, recently asked if I was a "conspiracy thinker."

I explained to Mr. Robinson that I did not believe it was a conspiracy. Instead, I chose to call it a "COLLABORATIVE effort."

In the Merriam Webster Dictionary, COLLABORATE is defined as; "to work jointly with others (as in writing a book); TO COOPERATE WITH AN ENEMY FORCE OCCUPYING ONE'S COUNTRY."........"

I mentioned on that thread that Ted Turner was heavily involved in the Sky Island Project. Recently I read that he was whining that his foundation was cutting back drastically because his donations were WAY down, and his pledge to the UN was in arrears. (I haven't been to FR much in a few weeks, so I don't know if that was posted.) So, keep these articles coming, George; they may be having an impact!


By the way, we WERE sold out by the Constitution.

From George Mason and the Bill of Rights:

"...Throughout the convention, Mason consistently spoke out in favor of the rights of individuals and the states as opposed to the federal government. He spoke out strongly against a 10-mile-square FEDERAL DISTRICT that ironically came to be located just a few miles from his home. Concerning the proposed DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, Mason said: "THIS TEN MILES SQUARE MAY SET AT DEFIANCE THE LAWS OF THE SURROUNDING STATES AND MAY ... BECOME THE SANCTUARY OF THE BLACKEST CRIMES! Here the federal courts are to sit ... what sort of jury shall we have within the ten miles square? The immediate creatures of government! " http://www.libertyhaven.com/thinkers/georgemason/george.html

Brilliant man, and he was proved right:

White Paper on State Citizenship
T. Collins -- 10/04/94
http://www.dlois.com/realtruth/FreedomStuff/White%20Paper%20on%20State%20Citizenship.htm . This is a must-read for everyone who values his or her freedom. (A brief summary of the paper: "......Let's restate the central premise of this paper. The government recognizes two distinct classes of citizens: a state Citizen and a federal citizen. Each has different rights and responsibilities. State Citizens created the states who created the federal government who created federal citizens. Most people are born state Citizens and become federal citizens without their knowledge sometime after birth. You can reclaim your state Citizenship status through a legal procedure. If you remain a federal citizen, you will pay lots of taxes and have no rights. If you reclaim your state Citizenship status, you will have to learn about our legal system and you will have to change the way you bank, and save, and invest, and other aspects of modern living that probably taken for granted. But a state Citizen that knows the legal system has more control over his/her life......" If you are a Federal citizen, you fall under the laws of the District of Columbia. Right off the bat, you have lost your Second Ammendment rights, and become a slave to the international banksters, via the Federal Reserve and the IRS, an arm of the private banksters. All of the land in this country and everyone with a Social Security number is collateral on the National Debt, which the banksters can call at any time by manipulating the economy. See the Revealing Story of the Rancher and the National Debt http://www.ashevilletribune.com/hage1.htm .)

I recently learned that none other than George Washington himself, unConstitutionally divided the states into regions
(See Regionalism: The Implementation of the New World Order http://www.penncrier.com/penncrier/pcnwoimp.html ). I would have to look it up (I read his letter in MESSAGES AND PAPERS OF THE PRESIDENTS 1789-1897 outlining what he had done). I also read on-line a paper referring to it, but I don't have the article handy either. My old memory fails me, but I think the on-line article stated that THE PURPOSE of George's actions were in order to give himself the power to call up the militias of the several states against the farmers of Pennsylvania during the Whiskey Rebellion. (The small farmers were rebelling in ALL the states. The tax was far greater on them, than it was on the big producers. Nothing new under the sun. George chose to make an example of the 'wicked' Pennsylvania farmers.) A king making war against the citizens of this nation (and so soon after many had given their blood against another king - What was it Mel Gibson said in "The Patriot" I would rather live with one tyrant 3,000 miles away, than 3,000 tyrants one mile away.(??) - i.e., the resulting 'swarms of unelected officers'.) EXACTLY what George Mason and Patrick Henry had warned against. Patrick Henry said the nation might rise or fall on the question of "is it WE THE PEOPLE or WE THE STATES?" It became WE THE PEOPLE, as we all know, wrecking havoc with the sovereignty of the States, and in turn, effectively diminishing the people's rights, rather than enhancing them. Hence, we get the 'swarms of unelected officers' made possible by treaty powers, federal regulations, district court rulings, etc.,
and alphabet soup agencies to enforce them, and unending "States of Emergency" to make them palatable to the sheeple.

Many thanks for your efforts.
EA


20 posted on 08/09/2003 2:42:38 PM PDT by Ethan_Allen (most important part of the Constitution: Preamble to Bill of Rights barefootsworld.com)
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To: comnet
That's a great article in #19.

LewRockwell.com also had a good article on the Whiskey Rebellion, and I was wrong. It was not ALL the states that were in rebellion:

".....The main distortion of the Official View of the Whiskey Rebellion was its alleged confinement to four counties of western Pennsylvania. From recent research, we now know that no one paid the tax on whiskey throughout the American "back-country": that is, the frontier areas of Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, and the entire state of Kentucky....." http://www.lewrockwell.com/rothbard/rothbard1.html

Another Whiskey Rebellion article here:
http://capo.org/opeds/whiskey.html

21 posted on 08/09/2003 2:50:40 PM PDT by Ethan_Allen (most important part of the Constitution: Preamble to Bill of Rights barefootsworld.com)
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To: Ethan_Allen
See Regionalism: The Implementation of the New World Order
22 posted on 08/10/2003 4:26:01 PM PDT by comnet
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To: George Frm Br00klyn Park
bttt
23 posted on 08/13/2003 10:43:53 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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