Primary Election 2011 results are in and the November 2011 General Election is just around the corner. Will the voters take the time to research and question the candidates? Or, will they vote for the candidate they deem to be the popular choice based on warm, fuzzy words of encouragement and postcards that show them to be stalwart members of the community with an attractive family tree?
There is a strong, prescient need for the former, not the latter to happen in the upcoming election. Whatcom County is truly at a crossroad to decide if they will continue on the path of costly, burdensome regulatory suffocation caused by, “Sustainable Development”, or return to a proven economic driver for private business, “Free Market Capitalism". The free markets that I refer to here are not what we have experienced for the past 2 decades, where government has micromanaged private business and caused them to become dependent upon government handouts.
The fastest growing pseudo-private businesses have learned how to bend the votes of local governments for public/private partnerships. The local governments have learned how to get state, federal, corporate and international dollars thru NGO’s, outside of the political process and these NGO’s come under the charter of the United Nations to receive their endorsements. With these endorsements the NGO’s have the “carrot and stick” to attract government and private business with favorable lending rates to achieve the goals of “Agenda 21”. The big requirement asked of government(s) is to write into local/state/federal legislation the language from “Agenda 21”. Private business is required to accept and operate their business under the apex (top down) structure of “Agenda 21”. The NGO’s write the language which your local government legislates into local ordinances with the mindset that the language will withstand 3rd party lawsuits from private citizen’s and businesses. Once this language has been approved, the NGO’s have the ability to use our tax dollars to sue us in our courts and win.
The big problem with “Agenda 21” (in my personal opinion and that of many others) is that it is the driver to place “Socialism” on to a global platform. Agenda 21 is a grandiose scheme to re-distribute the wealth of nations and private business to give “social justice” to 3rd world nations and their impoverished citizens. Agenda 21 does not address the political structures of tyrannical dictatorships. In fact, Agenda 21 does pave the path of an assured two class social system; the elites and the working-class poor. I say this with confidence because within the language and goals of Agenda 21 are the words of Maurice Strong from the Earth Summit of 1992; “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.” (This quote is linked to a short video from 1972 where Maurice Strong speaks about his beginning efforts to work for the de-industrialization of industrialized nations because they believed then as they do now that our lifestyles are unsustainable…”Well Mr. Strong, you’ve come a long way baby!”)
For anyone who has read the works of Friedrich Hayek, you already know that his study of socialism showed that all socialism will eventually lead back to nationalism, because it always fails to address the needs and wants of the very people it is dependent upon to support it. The known leaders of socialistic governing structures have all devolved into tyrannical elites and some have facilitated the murder of their own citizen’s because they dared to resist the tyranny and in-humane treatment of people. The most important finding of Hayek’s studies is that socialism will always fail, unless it were to be globalized. After all where will the people run to if socialism is achieved on a global scale?
So again I say, “What now Whatcom County?” It is up to We the People to become informed voters who will ask tough questions of those who seek to be our representatives. The power truly lies within our local governments and we have the ability to hold them accountable to us. Any valid candidate must know and understand what Agenda 21 is, be able to tell the voter whether they do or don’t support the goals of Agenda 21, and do they understand that the fastest way back to economic health is to remove the local government from the chains of Agenda 21?
The key is that they will must be willing to walk away from state and/or federal money that comes with strings attached to the goals of Agenda 21. You say you don’t know what Agenda 21 is? Well it is incumbent upon you to get to know Agenda 21, and I have provided a link to Tom DeWeese’s, “Agenda 21 In One Easy Lesson”, to start your journey.
Yours In Truth Shelly