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Community gives growth plan thumbs down, police called, tyranny reigns in Bradley County!

In Agenda 21, Government on March 20, 2012 at 7:24 AM

As I stood watching the endless line of bureaucrats file into the Cleveland Bradley Public Library with the familiar easel, rolled up maps, worn out suits and clip boards listening to the steady beat of size 12 leather hills tapping the library granite corridor floor like a desperate prisoner chiseling his way out of prison! Perhaps this was none of the above and it was simply the melodious thump of a well orchestrated drum line! I couldn’t help but sense a sinister coup was in full operation mode while unknowingly the ill-informed citizen lurks outside, quietly foiling their lonely existence. We were about to see the covert operation unfold right before our eyes. I was there and no one invited me!

I soon realized that the fate of our county was being handed to these bureaucrats of a greater scheme! One thing that was overwhelmingly missing from that long line of mostly self-appointed dignitaries was that there were only a few, if any “regular, Joe Schmo citizens” filing into the room!

They all say “well, I am a citizen too!”, “right?” Of course you are, but a citizen that has either been appointed to a board, a commission, a review panel or a growth panel yielding influence or persuasion about a multi billion dollar project no longer qualifies you as a “regular citizen” that is not connected to the steam roller that is running over the people and taking away their rights! Sorry, but that is how we roll! If you are on one of the many numerous boards or commissions that yield the opinion or vote, your presence in the room no longer qualified you as an unbiased citizen. I saw 3 and I was 1!

If not for a very alert informant, we could have missed this potential consensus party! Had the two other citizens not been informed when we were this would have been one big communal love fest orgy of planners and bureaucrats yielding their proverbial wands to each other for the ultimate compliment and certain approval!

Can you imagine how one-sided this meeting could have gone and been accepted if those darn citizens hadn’t gotten in the way and raised legitimate questions about property rights and our sovereignty? Whew!

I was a little hurt that I didn’t get a formal invite or email notification about this party! But hey, I’ve been left off invitation lists before! There was this one time while in DC Ronald Reagan left me off the guest list, never mind! Wasted trip, another blog! But you get the drift!

I am now the red-haired step child of the local leftist Socialistic, Democratic planning movement! You know, that guy with no date to the prom, sorta shy and not quite cute enough to score the prom queen, ok, lets save that for another blog too! I have been saying that alot lately! Maybe, I am under the spell of the planners in BC! Oh well, save that one………..for another…… Oh you know……..blog!

I guess when you invite a regular concerned citizen, you might get a few questions asked and God forbid that happen when consensus is trying to be obtained! How better to gain consensus than to make sure no citizens were at this perceived public meeting! Silly me! Maybe my expectations were too high! I consider myself a pretty alert and informed kinda guy! I was left out of the plans! I was left out! Wait! Dejavu! Prom all ov er again! You know that potential night with high expectations that is one unanswered proposal from wearing a tux, a bow tie and a silly grin with deteriorating lamb skin rotting away inside his wallet! They disguised this one well! They hid this one well!

They were almost successful pulling this meeting off without one uninvolved citizen that wouldn’t benefit from the implementation of this growth plan!

I strolled in behind the only other two citizens Karen and Dan and we sat among the modest crowd of Bradley County “Elite!” You know those people that only their momma could love! That was a joke! I can hear now ” and that Blogger called me ugly too!”

Meeting the other two citizens in the room was brief and we went to meeting the other “decision makers!” Lets see to look around the room. There is Commissioners Mel, Woods, Caywood, Rominger, Greg Dale and his associates, Mayor of Charleston, the usual group of Chamber of Commerce rulers, planners galore, old, young, past and present and in between, various suits with Clarion clipboards, Emily, chairmen of the planning commission, wives and girlfriends of those people, oh yeah and don’t forget the old grey haired lady on the front row that has the police on speed dial who happens to be on one of the planning commissions! (that’s another story for another blog) but you see the plan!

Notify every one but the people that will be affected by the plan who will ultimately be footing the bill with their hard earned tax dollars were in the room or so it seemed!

0915 approached and the crowd of 40 to 50 fully involved citizens filed to their seats! The intros were short and the slides were popping!

After a brief introduction by Greg Dale of consultants McBride Dale and Clarion he handed it off to his able bodied comrade, Emily!

The very first slide, reportedly, a compilation of the top desires of the different breakout tables from the last meeting on January 30th! You know, those things that concerned citizens would like to hear more about! Property rights, impending plan costs, not implementing the growth plan, new taxes! Those things that concerns the everyday struggling citizen!

Transportation!

Transportation?

Not having to drive your car everywhere, getting a bicycle and riding everywhere! More Greenways! Putting all of our house on a pin head and have your bank, grocery store dry cleaners and everything at the bottom of your high rise so we can cut down on Green house gases, electric outlets for electric car? Does this sound like something brought up by the concerned citizens of Bradley County! Give me a break!!! This is from a planners playbook and a cookie cutter recipe that is shown by our consultants all over the United States! There was no “new slide” made up for just Bradley County! I would bet and I bet there are slide presentations out there with the exact same things on it from the exact same consultant!

Infrastructure?

Sewers?

Quality of life?

The list went on and on! The crowd was complicit and the speaker lulling us into a deep sleep of acceptance, the planners drool was now pasted onto my shirt. The subliminal messages were streaming from the speaker system, the fresh scent of brewing coffee now lingered over the doughnuts in the back of the room. A complete whitewash, a steady current of blah blah blah was now all I could hear and the crowd of dignitaries were proud of the work their consultants had done on compiling the data!

What about property rights? Sleepy heads and partially confused men turned to me as if I had just awakened them! What about our property rights? A huge component was missing on your compiled data? Tables 7, 8 and 9 were all very concerned about property rights and not a single mention of it on your slides? Eminent domain, tearing down buildings, new land use regulations, building codes, cost, new taxes, decreasing urban sprawl, firing the consultants, devising our own plan, promoting the free market. Those are the things we were concerned about and none of them got in the board! Why not?

Mr Dale speaks up and gently nudges the speaker back as she is more or less yelling and very confrontational at this point!

Property rights! We are concerned about property rights. We will be putting together more data with that information in it! I essence, he told me these were manufactured cookie cutter slides and we didn’t put them on a new slide because frankly we only want to show you what we want you to see and take your half million or more fee to blow smoke right up your behinds!

Every slide was presented as if it was the first time the room had heard it! The speaker became more and more agitated ad the presentation went on and the questions kept pouring in!

At one point, Mr Dale, said to the 3 citizens in the room “are you going to let this meeting go on or are you going to keep asking questions?” The immediate response was “uh NO, we have questions!” Commissioner Caywood, much like Commissioner Woods in the last meeting chimed in against the people asking legitimate questions, he pipes in and says and I paraphrase “I came here to learn about this, I have a family, a business and I’m giving of my time to be here so citizens with legit questions, shut the heck up!” he went on to sat “Majority rules in America, in a democracy!” Let me correct you here Mr Caywood, Majority does rule in a democracy, but we are a Republic and every vote counts! We are not yet a colony once again under the rule of kings, close but not yet! Commissioner Woods, was silent this round of tyranny and attempts at squashing our first amendment rights! Somebody must have read her the constitution, you know the part where we can challenge our government to make sure they don’t get too big for their britches! Restraint is a good fit Commissioner, shows maturity!

The spirited banter intensified and just as our founding fathers began to smile, just like clock work, the partially blonde/grey haired old lady, just as the last time steps out into the hallway and fires up her cell phone and calls for police backup because the three unwelcome guests were “gettin rowdy!” The full court press to squelch the voice of the people was on and the “people were bobbing and weaving to counter the proverbial punch of a government run amuck!

Two policemen follow her into the room and she sits beside the familiar man just as before with a Cheshire grin that could have taken on the trophy for her kennel! Success! Escort them out please! They have spoken and we all know commoners don’t dare speak in the presence of royalty! Bow to me young man and your two disobedient and irreverent scribes! Fetch my coat, I must relieve myself of these swine!

The funny thing about calling the police and she soon realized was, they are and have been on the side of the people. This is constitutionally what a sherrif and his deputies are sworn to do

Fortunately, at least most of them are here to serve and protect the peoples rights! They tell me as I sauntered to the back of the room, ” We are not going to arrest anyone that challenges or asks questions of an elected official or appointed board in a public meeting!” They think it is hilarious that our local government wants to squash it’s peoples rights! The Sherrifs in this town have made it no secret that they are here to serve and protect the people, not be a strong arm for the representatives of government or the selfish desires of an old woman! Whatever this woman is trying to do here, this is not Chicago or DC! We are well represented by our law officers and they are watching out for our well being!

Old lady do as you please, it is your right to be tyrannical , but remember in America at least for now, is not against the law! The Constitution still gives me the right to peacefully address my government and hold them accountable for their actions! So lay off the 911 calls for dignity sakes! It makes you look so pretentious and smug!

As I said clearly in the meeting, I respect the uniform and the position, but I do not fear standing up and speaking up in a public meeting!

Public facilities?

Did I go to the same meeting? The meeting I went to was so bombarded with citizen concerns that they hardly had time to discuss any of the plans! Some of my high faluting friends tell me this is what you call a fix! Consensus! Where you stay on course regardless of the questions and concerns, then it looks like everyone is in agreement!

For real? Public facilities, bathrooms and a Tom Rowland Convention Center is the most pressing thing on the table? Really? We are paying these consultants to tell me the same thing they tell every community! In fact when I asked Greg Dale this question he said and again I’m paraphrasing, he said that many communities have the same concerns, thats why all these sound the same from community to community!

We have just called you out on your same old outdated slides and you want me to buy your spill and let you implement a growth plan that will tax me well into the next century and burden my great grand children! Are you kidding me?

The meeting came to a sudden halt and once again we were broken off into 3 groups and discussed bringing everyone into our Urban Growth boundary and decrease sprawl in the rural areas, give everybody a bike and tell them to walk on the greenway under the guidance of the EPA, HUD, UN and the
DOT!

The meeting like the others did not meet consensus or even get close! The meeting from my observation was a failure! We have a plan for growth that is being poorly presented by consultants that are highly overpaid and have a very sinister under belly to them! We have reporters on this issue and we are collaborating some very disturbing trends!

What we have here is big government trying to get bigger! We have our taxes going up as a result! We have a few in government who are overreaching in their powers!

A citizenry that is being bypassed by a group of bureaucrats that feel they know better and are being briskly tugged by the almighty dollar in the form of multiple federal grants!

We are doomed and we have the deck stacked against us! The people’s voice in Bradley County is no longer! The republic and what it stands for is diminishing by the assistane of planners in a very finance rich environment that are using the crutches of government to fulfill their edicts from DC!

It is a sad day for our country! Our representative form of government is the ruling word in our world. The hell with the people! They are just in the way?

Our founding fathers laid out the framework, the people enforce the constitution and government resets it’s own set of rules and yet tyranny prevails!

I’ll save this next thought for another blog!

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The loss of American property rights to the United Nations

In Agenda 21 on February 2, 2012 at 12:00 PM

With the first in a series of 3 meetings to “kick off” the Comprehensive plan for Bradley County behind us, I can officially say I know what it is like to have smoke blown squarely up my backside! I feel I was courted, kissed and left limp before I awakened! Undoubtedly, the rest in the room were given tranquilizers as our elected officials never batted an eye or twitched a muscle as this plan was introduced and allowed to proceed!

Consensus was not obtained in that room at the five points museum regardless of how it was reported in the local press! Overwhelming disapproval was echoed by the majority in the room! I have the video to prove it, but then again, citizen objections are not supposed to be heard or voiced in Bradley County!

Their attempt to bamboozle and intimidate was obvious when County Commissioner Connie Wilson stood up from her seat and shouted the Citizens down leading us to believe we were wasting her time. Well, Mrs Wilson a great way to open up a little time in your busy schedule would be to resign or not run again, that would be a great way to free up your Mondays! Better yet, come election time we need to encourage the vote to go to someone willing to listen to and be inconvenienced by the people! Beyond the yelling by Mrs Wilson the meeting moved on without much citizen input acknowledgement.

The calling of the Police is a classic but outdated move often rendered by the machine when they are being objected to and not getting their way!

I wonder, if perhaps, the call was made from her table, thinking out loud always gets me in trouble.

For future reference, in case you have forgotten, “we the people” have a constitutional right and duty to question our government and their actions! Stop calling our Policemen and women who have other important things to do besides monitoring law abiding citizens demanding answers from their government! It’s appears so Gestapo, so Marxist, loud and out of touch!

Enjoy the article below! I have been so busy lately with all the happenings I can’t catch up! Believe me, the other articles are coming!

The loss of American property rights to the United Nations
The UN Agenda 21 Marches on in America with the USDA-EPA National Partnerships.

By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh  Sunday, August 14, 2011

John Adams said, “Property must be secured, or liberty cannot exist.” The Decalogue emphasized private property in “Thou shalt not steal.” George Washington stated, “Private property and freedom are inseparable.”

Private property was so important to our Founding Fathers that its principles were included in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. The right to property is surmised in the owner’s determination of land use, as long as its use does not “disturb the equal rights of another.”

The Declaration of Independence states that “…all Men…are endowed by their Creator with Certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” United Nations Charter and Declaration of Human Rights are based on the idea that rights are granted and rescinded by men.

The UN third world nations planners devised Agenda 21 on three suspect principles: Equity, Economy, and Environment, all controlled by government because “individual rights must take a back seat to the collective.”

In 1964, UN developing nations called for the establishment of a New International Economic Order, asking that multi-national corporations be regulated, foreign property nationalized, asking to establish commodity monopolies, and requesting transfer of technology and technical assistance.

Developed nations ignored this declaration but developing nations promoted these ideas at other conferences. In 1976, the Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat One) declared that private land ownership and wealth are the primary reasons for social injustice. The 65 page socialist document recommended land use:

redistribution of population in accordance with resources

government must control the use of land in order to achieve equitable distribution of resources

land use must be controlled through zoning and planning
government must control excessive profits from land use
urban and rural land reform should be done through public ownership of land

public authorities should hold developing rights of land and should be separated from owner rights

The 1987 UN report, “Our Common Future” by the World Commission on Environment and Development focused on the policy of sustainable development: land use, education, and population control and reduction. Sustainable Development made nature and its protection the central principle for all member nations.

The 1992 UN Bruntland Commission released the official UN Agenda 21 with its 40 chapters and the 178 nations who signed and agreed to implement UN Agenda 21 at the conference in Rio de Janeiro. Signatory for the United States was President George Bush.

All countries agreed that decisions must be made based on how they will affect the environment. Property is evil and creates wealth for the rich at the expense of the poor. Business is evil, should be controlled by the community, while the owner is responsible, and pays taxes.

Wealth was produced at the expense of the poor and must thus be confiscated and given to the poor. No private enterprise should exist, only public-private partnerships. These ideas are tenets of socialism/Marxism.

UN Agenda 21 set out to abolish private property, control education, control and reduce population, and control the economy. The global plan was called “Sustainable Development.”

Every one of the 40 chapters contains policies that member nations must adopt such as demographics, settlements, sustainable communities, water control, land use control, role of business, energy control, role of industry, international mechanisms of implementing the agenda, and the institutions used to implement the policies.

In 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the Biodiversity Treaty. The treaty was used to implement UN Agenda 21 in the United States, “Creation of national strategies, plans, policies, and processes which are crucial in achieving a sustainable world.”

Dr. Michael Coffman revealed a map to the U.S. Senate of the proposed development of the Wildlands under UN Agenda 21 in the U.S. This map had red, yellow, and green zones noted as Core Reserves and Corridors with little or no human use, Buffer Zones with highly regulated use, and Smart Growth with human settlements.

President Clinton signed Executive Order 12852, creating the President’s Council on Sustainable Development to translate UN Agenda 21 into public policy administered by the federal government. The Council created the first UN Agenda 21 called “Sustainable America,” with 16 “we believe” statements. The ultimate goals were to abolish private property, control education, control and reduce population, and control the economy.

To aid in implementing UN Agenda 21 a Consensus Process was developed: Stakeholders of the Affected Group select an Initiator who then selects a Decision-Making Committee (steering committee); Policy Decisions are pre-determined by a Facilitator and not by the Committee (they cannot vote). Consensus is the process in which objections to the proposal are erased. (Exactly as they did on the 30th of January in Cleveland Tennessee with the “kick off” of the BCC Comprehensive growth plan.) The Affected Group has to abide by the pre-determined decision with no voice in choosing the decision-maker or the outcome.

President’s Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD) published “Sustainable America, a New Consensus,” which contains 150 policy recommendations taken directly from UN Agenda 21. Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown said that his agency can implement 67 percent of the recommendations administratively, using rule-making authority.

Land Management Agencies promoted land use policies based on ecological or aesthetic consequences. The agencies appropriated millions in grants to state and local governments and set up land trusts for the purpose of acquiring private property. For example, by 1997, 43 million acres were designated roadless areas, 1/3 of land in America was owned by government and ten percent by states, 21 national monuments were expanded. (Donna Holt)

How was UN Agenda 21 implemented at the grass roots? Millions in grants were awarded to state and local governments by American Planning Association and EPA through “visioning.”

A Visioning Council (steering committee) made up of businessmen, politicians, NGOs (non-governmental organizations), and people who stood to gain financially from the implementation of the goals of UN Agenda 21, worked with the EPA, the American Planning Association, the Conservation Fund, the National Resources Defense Council, and the Sierra Club.

The Visioning Council received their proposal from the President’s Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD) and proposes it as local goals for the community. The “Consensus” would remove any objections the public may have had. The result was the “vision” and the new plan of action. The entire process took 12-18 months.

The Initiator would make press releases to introduce the idea of Sustainable Communities and to build huge public support; the elected officials signed on without any questions asked. They either did not understand the nefarious intent or were financially complicit in the vision. Some local government officials had no idea that the plan came from the United Nations Agenda 21.

Partners of Sustainable Development are ICLEI, International County/City Management Association, American Planning Association, Renaissance Planning Group, Florida Forever (largest public land acquisition program in the U.S.—9.8 million acres purchased). They provide technical support and assistance with SD, management training, performance measurement, rural and urban planning.

In June 2008, The One Planet Communities proposed: (data from Donna Holt)

58 percent less electricity
65 percent vehicle mileage down time
23 gallons/water less per person
50 percent reduction in car ownership
40 electric car solar powered charging stations
Reduction of footprint from 6 homes to 2 homes by 2020
Stacked homes to avoid expansion of housing developments
Five minute lifestyle (5 minute walk or bike from your home to shop, work, live, go to school)
Walk or bike within the community
Car-sharing for short distances or from one stacked community to another
High speed rail for longer distances
Car ownership will disappear
Current consequences of UN Agenda 21:

Sustainability is taught k-12, colleges, and universities
Colleges teach how to “build earth’s sustainable workforce,” “sustainability manager for carbon accounting,” “corporate sustainability manager,” “energy auditor,” “engineering sustainably certified homes,” to name just a few
Children are well indoctrinated into Sustainable Development practices
Government schemes to control future use of agricultural land and water through the recently passed White House Rural Council
San Joaquim Valley in California was turned into a virtual dust bowl last year when water was denied to farmers in order to protect the delta smelt; 40,000 people became unemployed;

less vegetables and fruits resulted in higher prices

Regulatory taking of land, especially in Florida, Miami-Dade County

Rationing of water, electricity, and fuel

Expensive retrofitting of homes—people will be forced to leave their homes if they cannot afford the expensive retrofitting

Denied building permits and thus land is deemed worthless

Private property abolished to prevent urban sprawl

Land shortage

High density living

In June 2011, President Obama signed the White House Rural Council. To make good on the promise to control rural life and its resources, on August 8, 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the EPA announced a national partnership “to improve rural drinking water and wastewater systems.”

The Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, who chairs the White House Rural Council and thus controls 16% of U.S. land, “is working to coordinate USDA programs across the government and encourage public-private partnerships, to improve economic conditions and create jobs in rural communities.”

I guess the government has finished “saving or creating the three million jobs” in urban areas, they are now moving into rural areas.

Here is UN Agenda 21 in action through its Hallmark public-private partnerships, to “fundamentally change” and control the use of water, resources, and agricultural land.

HJR 587: State Rep. Kevin Brooks adopts resolution to stop Agenda 21 in Bradley County

In Agenda 21 on January 24, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Breaking News:

Legislation has been proposed in the Tennessee House by State Representative Kevin Brooks that could possibly halt the recent flurry of Agenda 21 activity in Bradley County, Tennessee. This single action may also halt the Regional Growth Plan out of Chattanooga and it’s association with ICLEI!

After many months of many emails, conversations and educational material sent out to our elected officials regarding Agenda 21, our movement has just inhaled a breath of fresh air. The Tennessee legislature has stepped up to the batters box and hit a home run!

The game is far from over and we still have the arduous task ahead of us to get this resolution to fruition in the House and Senate. It is a start and it is gladly accepted.

State Representative Kevin Brooks has put forth the resolution to stop the Agenda 21 process in our County and Region. It is now our duty to assist him with getting this resolution through the House as a bill.

This first essential step in the right ditection is only the beginning. The implementation of such legislation could have huge implications for Bradley County and the region.

Many in Non-Governmental roles are still pushing Agenda 21 items in Bradley County. Huge expensive and far overreaching comprehensive growth plans are still being pursued, even as I speak in Bradley County, Tennessee.

The RNC recently proposed similar legislation as HJR 587 and I am encouraged by both. I am cautious at best and concerned this proposal could die in committee and never reach its potential.

This resolution used as a device to halt the assault on us will be very welcome. Making its way through the house as a bill will be, I’m afraid, harder than it looks as legislators may find it very difficult to give up those federal dollars and face the wrath of perhaps a Mayor with other plans. We will see what the short term future holds and will remain optimistic that this difficult resolution will make it out of committee and onto the floor as a bill.

This resolution, if it remains true to its purpose and intent should put a stop to the growth plans that are forthcoming in Bradley County. As you may know, the growth plans are a very important step in the implementation of Agenda 21 in our communities.

We must stop this Agenda 21 process and cut off all of its existing tentacles that are running rampant throughout the district!

Our Mayors Rowland and Davis should know that a strong message has been sent to them! They should stop in kind the push to implement Agenda 21 in Bradley County!

Neutralizing this threat and attack on our property rights and sovereignty before it gets completed, is crucial. Your constituency have spoken and Mr Brooks has responded favorably! Please accept his stance against Agenda 21 and stop the surge to its fulfillment.

Many citizens across the state and nation are making this stand and so should our local Bradley County and Chattanooga Regional elected leaders.

Existing bills such as HB 1554 and an assortment of other actions are only hurting the taxpayers of Bradley County. The endless drain on our economy will be evident if these plans go forward.

The sovereign district Mr Brooks represents in Tennessee deserves this resolution to become a reality!

Bradley County and the thousands of people you represent will be much better because of your stand against Agenda 21!

Your resolution to unleash the grip of the United Nations and Agenda 21 on our community will hopefully reach deeply into plans that are already in place in Bradley County.

Eliminating PUD housing, land use regulations, property grabs, conservation easements, EPA, HUD and DOT strangulations on local business, international codes, annexations, flag subdivisions, brownfields, Greenway and historic designation has set you aside from all the others!

Complete annihilation of those processes with your proposed legislation is very welcome! This proposal is sure to change the landscape of our community and State forever. This resolution alone has stepped in and done more with one stroke of the pen than the citizens of Bradley County could do in years.

Let’s make this proposal have teeth! Let’s not allow this to remain talk and hyperbole. Let’s put legs on it and make it walk! We can stop this in it’s tracks!

Let this be a strong message to Beth Jones of the East Tennessee Economic Development Council and Armando Carbonell a direct representative of ICLEI and the UNITED NATIONS that State Representative Kevin Brooks has made the necessary steps to halt Agenda 21.

We will stop this and it all began in Bradley County! Have a great day and we will continue to hold this Representative accountable and responsible for changing the face of politics in Bradley County!

The citizens of Bradley County have spoken and the house and the RNC have responded. These bold first baby steps were very much needed in the fight against Agenda 21 activity in Bradley County!

We must now send a strong message to Mr Brooks and all TN House and Senate legislators! Let’s get busy notifying our elected officials to include our Mayors, Councilmen and commissioners!

This will be key to getting this resolution to stick! We can’t pass this opportunity up! We must act and act now!

The proverbial ball is rolling and it is now up to us to pour on the accelerant by making many phone calls and sending emails to your elected officials and rallying support through your contact lists!

Dig deep, take a deep breath and get to work! It is essential to making sure this resolution is a success! Our community is counting on it, our country deserves it!

The link and resolution content can be seen at this site:

http://e-lobbyist.com/gaits/text/541904
(copy and paste URL to view)

Lurking outside an auction: Land Trust Gets 350 Acres At Johnson’s Crook

In Uncategorized on January 3, 2012 at 3:56 PM

A huge land grab was witnessed today in Chattanooga today! A land trust company just happened to be at a local foreclosure auction and bought up all this land to save the environment! This is Agenda 21 plan perfected! If you think it is benign, you are sadly mistaken! Private property is this plans greatest enemy in the hands of the private citizen! The wild lands project and smart growth cannot go forward unless they control the land! You have probably heard about it! It’s when they herd all of the population within certain “urban growth areas” to prevent “sprawl” as they call it in rural areas!

Land Trust Gets 350 Acres At Johnson’s Crook
posted January 3, 2012

Land trust interests purchased about 350 acres of scenic Johnson’s Crook on the side of Lookout Mountain in Dade County, Ga., at a foreclosure auction Tuesday.

Bobby Davenport said he was representing both the Lula Lake Land Trust and the Georgia Land Trust in making the acquisitions.

He obtained the steep portion of the crook by paying the amount of the back taxes – $146,000.

The owners will have a year to redeem the property, but would have to pay a 20 percent penalty, plus interest.

The foreclosure involved the Southern Group luxury home development, which had sought to launch a resort community at the base of the crook but had financial woes.

Mr. Davenport said the land trust acquisition “is important for Dade County’s water supply. Johnson’s Crook is a great big bowl receiving water that supplies Lookout Creek, Hurricane Creek and wells.”

He said the move “was important to protect the steep slopes and the caves.”

Officials of the Cave Conservancy also made several purchases.

Mr. Davenport said of the auction, “I didn’t know whether or not it was going to happen, but when it did I wound up with more land than I set out for.”

Johnson’s Crook earlier was held by Dr. Joe Johnson of Lookout Mountain. It was sold at auction by his heirs after his death.

The crook was named for an earlier Johnson.

Contributing source: Chattanoogan.com

Agenda 21 and the Transformation of America

In Agenda 21, Government on December 30, 2011 at 4:07 PM

No longer is denial or ignorance acceptable of our local and State elected officials! They have been informed! They have been asked to stop ICLEI out of Chattanooga from saturating Bradley County! I have personally asked just about every elected person in our county and nothing, nada! Not a single person has stepped up and said this must not happen in our community!

We are no longer going to accept the fact that you are going to acknowledge this and nothing will be done because you choose to be in line with the rest of the politicians! Tyranny and circumvention of the people you represent must not be ignored any longer! It is time for you to retire or find another line of work and be replaced with freedom loving people who are willing to represent those who made it possible to hold the position!

It us time to step up and tell our elected representatives enough is enough! If you don’t have the cahunas to speak up, then step aside! There are many out there that want to save our County and Country!

Agenda 21 and the Transformation of America
Posted on July 7, 2011 by Dr. Ed
by Jerry A. Kane, The Millstone Diaries

The United Nation’s Agenda 21 has not attracted the attention of many Americans, but ignorance is not bliss when it comes to this George Soros-funded/Maurice Strong plan for world government. Agenda 21 uses the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) to make agreements directly with local governments, bypassing Congress.

ICLEI has received funding from Soros’s Open Society Institute, the Tides Foundations’ Apollo Alliance, and Van Jones’ Green for All. It is deeply entrenched in America through a network of local governments from more than 600 American cities, towns, and counties, which are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create sustainable communities.

In addition, ICLEI is the major driving force behind “smart growth” and “green initiatives” projects and the domestic leader on climate protection and sustainable development for local governments.

[Sustainable development] “must be accomplished at the local level if it is ever to be achieved on a global basis.”

The problem is that local government officials are blindly acquiescing to ICLEI’s sustainable development policies, which have been set up to eliminate private property rights.

“Land… cannot be … controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership … contributes to social injustice; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes. The provision of decent dwellings and healthy conditions for the people can only be achieved if land is used in the interest of society as a whole.”—Preamble to Agenda Item 10 of the Conference Report from the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat I), Vancouver, BC, May 31 – June 11, 1976

Agenda 21 was drafted as a white-paper at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and it outlines the UN plan for sustainable development in 21st century.

“The objective of sustainable development is to integrate economic, social and environmental policies in order to achieve reduced consumption, social equity, and the preservation and restoration of biodiversity.”

Agenda 21 targets the following unsustainable activities for elimination by 2030:

       Private property rights (property ownership)
       Irrigation, pesticides, and commercial fertilizer
       Livestock production and most meat consumption
       Privately owned vehicles and personal travel
       Fossil fuels for power generation or mechanized travel
       Single family homes
       Most forms of mineral extraction and timber harvesting
       Human beings (Reduce world population below 1 billion)
On June 9 the Ruler bypassed Congress and signed Executive Order 13575, pledging millions of dollars in grants and committing thousands of federal employees from 25 federal agencies to introduce and implement Agenda 21 programs in rural areas and local communities.

[E.O. 13575] “establishes unchecked federal control into rural America in education, food supply, land use, water use, recreation, property, energy, and the lives of 16% of the U.S. population.”

EO-13575 will erode U.S. sovereignty and empower international bodies and U.N. bureaucrats through sustainable development and the Agenda 21 program, where decision making is predicated on “global land use, global education, and global population control and reduction.“

Agenda 21 will replace the free market system with Private Public Partnerships (PPPs) or corporate cronies. In other words, the government will reward some businesses and punish others.

The program will affect the way Americans “live, eat, learn and communicate.” Its overreaching regulations will monitor, regulate, and restrict water, electricity, transportation, healthcare, education, nutrition, agriculture, labor, production, and consumption.

“[T]here is nothing on, in, over, or under the Earth that doesn’t fall within the purview of some part of Agenda 21.”

“No one would be free from the watchful eye of the new global tracking and information system.”

Primarily, Agenda 21 is a globalist plan designed to destroy unalienable rights, constitutional law, national sovereignty, and the middle class in order to erect a socialist world government ruled by an oligarchy of elitist progressives.

“Agenda 21 proposes an array of actions which are intended to be implemented by every person on earth. … [I]t 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.”

Fortunately, many citizen and Tea Party activists across the country have weighed the consequences of standing idly by while overreaching regulations supplant their freedoms and liberties and erode their rights to own property. They are now imparting information exposing the Agenda 21 plan and demanding that their towns and cities withdraw membership and sever ties with ICLEI.

But it won’t be easy to defeat Agenda 21 because not enough people care that their country is being fundamentally transformed by a socialist scheme designed to redistribute their wealth, confiscate their property, cram them into small living areas adjacent to public transportation hubs, and sterilize them to reduce world population. Ignorance will be no excuse when the American Dream is in pieces on the ground.

IS THE SOROS-SPONSORED ‘AGENDA 21’ A HIDDEN PLAN FOR WORLD GOVERNMENT? (YES, ONLY IT IS NOT HIDDEN

In Agenda 21 on December 30, 2011 at 8:08 AM

Bradley County Tennessee is in the throws of a takeover by the United Nations, ICLEI, the EPA, DOT and HUD. This takeover of our county is being orchestrated by our local Mayors with a hidden agenda! They have ample assistance from our state elected leaders and are being directed by the Chattanooga Regional Growth plan for a 16 county, 3 state implementation of Agenda 21 into our community! No longer is this a conspiracy theory, this is real life and real time! You think your taxes are bad now? Just wait!

We have stepped into the middle of the most expensive and expansive growth project that will directly change and alter our lives for many generations to come!

If you just sit back and think, why is there such a push to make all these plans a reality in every county in the USA? The obvious answer is it is something big and has a very big payoff for certain individuals! One very sinister man that is directing the onslaught and stands to gain financially from the implementation of Agenda 21 is George Soros! Become familiar with this person. He has single handedly destroyed economies in several countries! Become familiar with him! Google him and see what I mean! Enjoy and have a blessed day!

Call your elected leaders from local to federal and tell them NO to ICLEI and the George Soros sponsored Agenda 21 programs that will forever change our country!

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IS THE SOROS-SPONSORED ‘AGENDA 21’ A HIDDEN PLAN FOR WORLD GOVERNMENT? (YES, ONLY IT IS NOT HIDDEN)
Posted on June 14, 2011 at 5:44am by Mike Opelka

What is Agenda 21?  If you do not know about it, you should.

Agenda 21 is a two-decade old, grand plan for global ’Sustainable Development,’ brought to you from the United Nations. George H.W. Bush (and 177 other world leaders) agreed to it back in 1992, and in 1995, Bill Clinton signed Executive Order #12858, creating a Presidential Council on ‘Sustainable Development.’ This effectively pushed the UN plan into America’s large, churning government machine without the need for any review or discussion by Congress or the American people.

‘Sustainable Development’ sounds like a nice idea, right?  It sounds nice, until you scratch the surface and find that Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development are really cloaked plans to impose the tenets of Social Justice/Socialism on the world.

At risk from Agenda 21;

Private Property ownership
Single-Family homes
Private car ownership and individual travel choices
Privately owned farms
The Agenda 21 plan openly targets private property.  For over thirty-five years the UN has made their stance very clear on the issue of individuals owning land;

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; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes. The provision of decent dwellings and healthy conditions for the people can only be achieved if land is used in the interest of society as a whole.

Source: United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat I),Vancouver, BC, May 31 – June 11, 1976. Preamble to Agenda Item 10 of the Conference Report.

There are two more, very good reasons to be wary of Agenda 21 and the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) that supports it: George Soros and the United Nations. Soros money has been tracked to funding parts of ICLEI ;

In 1997, George Soros’s Open Society gave ICLEI a $2,147,415 grant to support its Local Agenda 21 Project

As regards the UN, that organization‘s problems with America’s appreciation of freedom and self-determination is one that needs no explanation.

Currently in California, Agenda 21 is working to implement plans to create plans for sustainable management of ‘open spaces.‘ The definition of what is to be considered an ’open space’ has sparked some heated exchanges between those directing the planning meetings and citizens who want private property rights to be respected and protected. (The East Bay Tea Party video featuring a Liberal Democrat arguing against ICLEI can be seen at the end of this article.)

This type of global plan could not be implemented without a large and well-funded group pushing through its priorities. For that, Agenda 21 has the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI). And ICLEI is deeply entrenched in America;

ICLEI USA was launched in 1995 and has grown from a handful of local governments participating in a pilot project to a solid network of more than 600 cities, towns and counties actively striving to achieve tangible reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and create more sustainable communities. ICLEI USA is the domestic leader on climate protection and adaptation, and sustainable development at the local government level.
Over six hundred cities,towns and counties in America are members of ICLEI? Do you support your local government agreeing to rules and regulations set up by a UN-based organization that wants private property transferred to government control? If you would like to see if your community is a member of ICLEI, you can visit their website.

Austin, Texas is one city that seems to have fallen for the ICLEI/Agenda 21 and was heavily consuming the ‘Communitariasm’ Kool-aid. A local group called Texans For Accountable Government saw what was happening and attempted to stop the Austin City Council from adopting some Agenda 21-friendly initiatives. One of TAG’s members, John Bush, delivered a succinct presentation on ICLEI and Agenda 21 that was virtually ignored. Watch his short argument against the proposed local law immediately followed by the lopsided vote adopting the plan.

In the world of business Agenda 21 is not a free market friend, preferring PPPs or Private Public Partnerships where the government decides which companies will receive tax breaks and are allowed to stay in business. In light of this realization, the cozy relationship between the current administration and GE (a company that paid no tax in 2010) should raise eyebrows. And the WH efforts to tell Boeing in which state they can operate seems to further bolster the belief that Agenda 21 ideals are already making headway in America.

The seeds for Agenda 21 were planted back in 1987 when the writings of Gro Harlem Brundtland (a woman who was first Vice-President of the Socialist International) caught the eye of the UN.  Dr. Brundtland wrote a report for the UN called, ‘Our Common Future’ eventually got into the business of environmentalism as a tool to control all the people of the world and establish a global government. The growth of ICLEI and the framework being put in place by supporters of Agenda 21 appear to be bringing Dr. Brundtland’s ideas closer to reality.

In recent months, many groups have stepped up and have begun fighting this attack on our freedoms and are attempting to notify the masses of this takeover of out sovereignty and eventually our freedom!

Seek out a Tea Party and help offer a solution! Join a group and get busy notifying others across the nation!

Let’s begin to look for an alternative to the socialist ideas of a fix and let’s get back to the constitution and return to our forefathers idea of a strong America and let’s magnify what it stands for!

God bless us!

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