The Triune That Would Steal Our Liberty
Remarks given by Sue Forde
to the Republican Women of Clallam County
March 11, 2013
The move to replace our Constitution with the principles behind the Wildlands Project, UN Agenda 21 and The Earth charter is an “American” issue, not a political one. This agenda affects each and every one of us, stealing our liberty and our rights under the US and WA State Constitutions. Article I, Section I of the State Constitution says:
“All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights.”
I ask: Which of our “individual rights” is any of this protecting?
The Wildlands Project, UN Agenda 21, and The Earth Charter: These three concepts blend together for a common purpose. That purpose: To control our lives in every area.
These concepts have been made “real” across the nation, reaching into every nook and cranny of our lives, perpetrated by federal and state agencies – unelected, unaccountable and bureaucratic. (This action officially began with an Executive Order signed by former President Bill Clinton establishing the President’s Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD)).
Keywords that clue us into these concepts include: Climate change, buffer zones, open space, growth management, comprehensive planning, ecosystems, biodiversity, green living, conservation easements, precautionary principle, public/private partnerships, global warming, sustainable communities, visioning meetings, walkable communities, livable communities, watersheds, land trust, water trust and many more.
This movement to change our form of government affects every person across our nation.
The Wildlands Project is the master plan for both UN Agenda 21 and the UN Biodiversity Treaty (never ratified by the US), and represents a grandiose design to transform at least half the land area of the continental United States into an immense “eco-park” cleansed of modern industry and private property.
Agenda 21 (aka “Sustainable Development”) calls for government control or ownership of the land, water, food, and every aspect of our lives.
The Earth Charter is the new “environmental” guide (religion) as to how we should live our lives according to the UN’s ideas of “the common good” – placing the “environment” first.
Together, this “triune” has spread like cancer across our nation, “fundamentally changing” the form of government under which we were founded and are supposed to live.
The Wildlands Strategy calls for establishing core wilderness reserves that are interconnected by wilderness corridors, all of which would be surrounded by buffer zones managed to protect the wilderness areas. We are seeing the move to add even “more” wilderness in the current “Wild Olympics” plan.
Wildlands Project co-author Reed Noss explains that in the core, corridor and buffer areas, “The collective needs of non-human species must take precedence over the needs and desires of humans.” (1)
Co-author Dave Foreman, founder of Earth First, said, “We must make this place an insecure and inhospitable place for Capitalists and their projects – we must reclaim the roads and plowed lands, halt dam construction, tear down existing dams, free shackled rivers and return to wilderness millions of tens of millions of acres or presently settled land.” (2)
UN’s Biodiversity Assessment Report includes what is “not” sustainable: “Ski runs, grazing of livestock, plowing of soil, building fences, industry, single family homes, paved and tarred roads, logging activities, dams and reservoirs, power line construction, and economic systems that fail to set proper value on the environment.”
How does this affect us locally?
The Wildlands Project
We can see the effects of the Wildlands Project on our lives here on the Olympic Peninsula. We live in a “buffer area” according to Penny Eckart, a UW graduate student (and now Sr. Project Mgr. at Tetra Tech, an environmental firm in Seattle working with the DOE on watershed projects), who spoke on the subject at a DRMT meeting a number of years ago. Her dissertation, funded by the State of Washington Department of Ecology, was on changes in land use and ownership in the Dungeness Valley, 1981 through 1994. Asked why she had chosen the Dungeness Valley for her study area, Penny responded that proximity of the valley to a Biosphere Reserve was her main reason. (Olympic National Park has the distinction of dual designation: a UN biosphere (1977) and a World Heritage Site (1981).
Biosphere Reserves, Eckert told the audience in 2002, are core areas and should have buffers. This reserve [the Olympic Mountains and the surrounding area, where we live] doesn’t currently have those buffers, she said. Therefore, information about land use in areas where these buffers would otherwise be must be known for comparison with other Biosphere Reserves, she stated. (3)
Agenda 21 is in play here locally. Despite the fact that a number of citizens got together and urged the county commissioners to withdraw from ICLEI (the “local” Agenda 21 initiative), the concepts are still be implemented at the agency levels – federal, state and local. The current water issues (the DOE “rule” forcing us to “voluntarily” give up the rights we had to water is one case in point. Others include regulations foisted upon us through the GMA (critical areas, stormwater, shoreline regulations). Numerous and continuing regulations on our everyday lives can be clearly seen. Look beneath the surface, and you will see the hand of Agenda 21: it’s quite easy to recognize when you’re versed on what the plans are.
Examples of the thinking behind Agenda 21 are reflected by statements made from the promoters.
Agenda 21: The Earth Summit Strategy to Save Our Planet (Earthpress, 1993). “Agenda 21 proposes an array of actions which are intended to be implemented by EVERY person on Earth…it calls for specific changes in the activities of ALL people… Effective execution of Agenda 21 will REQUIRE a profound reorientation of ALL humans, unlike anything the world has ever experienced… ”
Maurice Strong, Secretary General of the UN’s Earth Summit 1992, said: “Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work air conditioning, and suburban housing are not sustainable.
Harvey Ruvin, Vice Chairman, ICLEI, stated: “Individual rights will have to take a back seat to the collective.”
The Local Agenda 21 Planning Guide, published by ICLEI, 1996. “No one fully understands how or even, if, sustainable development can be achieved; however, there is growing consensus that it must be accomplished at the local level if it is ever to be achieved on a global basis.”
An agenda to be “hidden” from the people: J. Gary Lawrence, advisor to President Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Development said, “Participating in a UN advocated planning process would very likely bring out many of the conspiracy- fixated groups and individuals in our society… This segment of our society who fear ‘one-world government’ and a UN invasion of the United States through which our individual freedom would be stripped away would actively work to defeat any elected official who joined ‘the conspiracy’ by undertaking LA21. So we call our process something else, such as comprehensive planning, growth management or smart growth.”
The Earth Charter
The Earth Charter is pretty much the latest – and most dangerous – kid on the block. It promotes a world, green religion. As reported in the New American, the Rio +20 Conference in Rio de Janeiro last year, shortly before the conference began, green legend James Lovelock — the scientist and environmentalist who first came up with the whole “Gaia” concept (a view of the Earth that sees it as a self-regulating entity that keeps the surface environment always fit for life) — warned that the “green religion” was now “taking over from the Christian religion.” (4)
The “Ark of Hope”, looking eerily like the Art of the Covenant, carried the Earth Charter and was exhibited at the United Nations during the World Summit Pre Com II in Jan-Feb. 2002.
The Earth Charter is supposed to “guide the transition to sustainable development.” Promoted by Maurice Strong and Mikhail Gorbachev, it is a “civil society initiative“. The mission is to “promote the transition to sustainable ways of living and a global society,” with emphasis on the environment and “economic justice” (socialism, communism). The Earth Charter says “Fundamental changes are needed in our values, institutions and ways of living.”
Among the provisions is the call to establish and safeguard “biosphere reserves” and “manage the use of renewable resources such as water, soil, forest products and marine life“, to “manage the extraction and use of non-renewable resources such as minerals and fossil fuels” and to “adopt patterns of production, consumption, and reproduction that safeguard Earth’s regenerative capacities…”.
Under “Social and Economic Justice”, the Earth Charter calls for the empowerment to “secure a sustainable livelihood”, and to “promote the equitable distribution of wealth within nations and among nations.” It provides for “especially children and youth, with educational opportunities that empower them to contribute actively to sustainable development,” and to “demilitarize national security systems.” To accomplish all this, “requires a change of mind and heart. It requires a new sense of global interdependence and universal responsibility.”
The US Conference of Mayors has endorsed the Earth Charter, and according to the website “EarthCharterUS.org, “The Earth Charter US (ECUS) mission is to inspire, educate and engage people in the United States to implement The Earth Charter’s vision and principles in their personal lifestyles, institutional policies/practices, educational policies/curricula, and community initiatives.”
As reported on that website, “Washington State is using the Earth Charter as a Framework for Sustainability.” The link points to the WA State Dept. of Ecology’s website page.
At the State DOE’s website, under “What is Sustainability?” it says: “These web pages on sustainability are designed to provide the necessary framework for understanding sustainability. Their purpose is to help individuals, businesses, and government learn how to turn the concepts of sustainability into action.” It goes on to quote the “Earth Charter” saying “We must work together to create a global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace.” I suggest you go there and read the entire piece.
The WA State Dept. of Ecology’s name threads throughout everything we are trying to overcome to protect our property and our individual rights as guaranteed by the State and US constitutions. That agency is a major player with apparent unlimited power over us at a local level – and we don’t have a voice. How does this line up with our Constitutions – State and federal? How did an unelected, unaccountable, bureaucratic agency grow to over 1,600 employees and have so much absolute IRS-like control over the people of our State? Why are they not checked in moving us to a “global governance” by our elected representatives? These are questions we need to ask – and loudly.
At a local level, the Dungeness River Management Team (DRMT), now designated as our “Watershed Council”, promotes these same principles. They claim to include “stakeholders” in their “process”, but they work toward “predetermined outcomes.” They don’t represent us – the “Team” consists mainly of agency and tribal representatives. Their stated mission is “To preserve and enhance the Dungeness River Watershed Planning Area through an ecosystem approach to restoring its physical and biological health.” They were instrumental in producing the Clallam County’s Dungeness River Comprehensive Flood Control Management Plan (Updated in 2009), and later, the Dungeness River Area Watershed Management Plan (1993).
As CFACT [Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow] President David Rothbard said, appearing as representative of that conservative organization at the Rio+20 Earth Summit: “People are not pollution. People are not a disease. People are the greatest natural resource on the Earth … The way to help the environment is to lift people up out of poverty. Unleash their abilities through political and economic freedom. Not a top down approach, not one environmental crisis after another designed to have people give over more of their political rights, more of their economic freedom to unelected bureaucrats or government regulators. But allowing people to flourish so that people and nature can flourish together.” (5)
What Can We Do?
- Educate yourself thoroughly, especially the “new speak” language that might mean one thing to us, but something totally different from the agencies promoting these ideas. Good websites that will help: www.nwri.org – www.takingliberty.us – www.citizenreviewonline.org – books as mentioned above.
- Read what actions other communities are taking to push back this Agenda. We’re not alone in this fight.
- Educate others. There are brochures and books on the subject. I’ve accumulated much information for education on the subjects at NWRI.org, along with information about the global climate change and overpopulation myths. Pass this information on.
- Educate your elected representatives, and put the heat on them at every turn to do the right thing – get rid of these anti-American ideas that have infiltrated our government agencies. A couple of good books to help in this effort include: The Perils of Sustainable Development by Rene Holaday, and Behind the Green Mask by Rosa Koire (who founded Democrats against UN Agenda 21), both available through Amazon.com.
- Write letters to the editor to help bring attention to this, perhaps on individual issues, like the water issue, but pointing to Agenda 21. (I’ve heard that the term “Agenda 21” is being changed to “Future Earth“, so watch for that.)
- Attend meetings, particularly with our elected, and speak out on these issues at every opportunity.
- Pray for our nation, our state and our local leaders, that they will do right thing, and that we will turn back toward God.
- Elect individuals to public office who know about, and will fight to reverse the trend toward this communistic form of government. Do you know anyone who fits this bill? Find people who will step up to the plate and run for public office.
Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” That same wise man stated: “We are never defeated unless we give up on God.”
1Reed Noss. “The Wildlands Project, Land Conservation Strategy.” Wild Earth, Special Issue, 1992, pp. 10-25.
2Dave Foreman, et. al. “The Wildlands Project, Land Conservation Strategy.”Wild Earth, Special Issue, 1992, pp. 3.