SUSTAINABLE FREEDOM LAB IN A CHANGING WORLD
October 6, 2012
Protecting Man’s Rights in a Changing World
Every American knows something is very wrong in our nation. Daily, government grows more powerful and intrusive at every level. Many have begun to feel they have no say over their private property or even their own lives.
It started on the international level as various plans, ideas and treaties thoroughly outlined an agenda to completely change and curtail human activity. Most prominent in these plans is one written and delivered by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to the UN-sponsored Earth Summit in 1992. It was called Agenda 21. Proponents of the ideas outlined in Agenda 21 say it is just a suggestion with no teeth for enforcement in the United States.
However, since 1992, there has been a definite correlation between the ideas set forth in Agenda 21 and a massive growth of American government under the policy of Sustainable Development – the exact policy outlined in Agenda 21. According to its authors, the objective of sustainable development is to integrate economic, social, and environmental polices in order to achieve reduced consumption, social equity, and the preservation and restoration of biodiversity. The danger is in how that is to be accomplished in the United States.
Specifically, the Federal government is on a seemingly endless march toward federal rule over farms and local development. A blizzard of Obama-signed Executive Orders has created, among other things, the White House Rural Council, through which some 25 federal agencies are forcing farmers to toe the line in farming and live stock practices. Using a flood of federal grants, the EPA and HUD are succeeding in bypassing state legislatures to control land use and water policy. Industry is banned and permits for oil and gas drilling are refused. The Western part of the nation is now reeling from Federal takeover of precious local water supplies. In nearly every case the excuse is environmental protection. As a result, today, government controls over 50% of all the land in America under the excuse of restoring biodiversity. As these policies are implemented the term Sustainable Development is used prominently.
On the local level, county commissioners and city councils are teaming up with national planning groups that are usually funded and directed by those same federal and state grants. Mandatory Comprehensive Development Plans are forced on communities as a means to control development and reduce energy use under the excuse of global warming. Non-elected boards, councils, and regional governments are put in place, making it more difficult to deal with elected representatives of the people, rendering citizens to feel helpless in trying to deal with the changes. As a result, rules and regulations dictate how much energy you can use for air conditioning and heating. Still more restrictions affect water use and property owners face stiff restrictions on the use of their own land.
However, trying to oppose these policies and implementation practices, simply to protect ones own private property rights has become a daunting task. Those who have tried have found themselves under attack; marginalized; called conspiracy theorists; some even bodily removed from public meetings.
For too long, activists have fought a lonely battle to defend their liberties. It’s time to make the people who are stealing those liberties defend their theft. The battle is about to change.
Introducing the Sustainable Freedom Lab (SFL)
I have been fighting this battle against the growing aggression by government against property owners for more than twenty years. We’ve lost over and over again. But through those defeats I’ve been learning how to win.
Today I am announcing a new partnership with my close associate and fellow activist John Anthony as we present the Sustainable Freedom Lab (SFL). It’s a totally new way to fight Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development. We are creating new approaches, new tools, and a new attitude.
Sustainable Freedom Lab is a pro-property rights association. SFL will teach ordinary citizens how to understand national, regional, and local planning programs and the accompanying zoning laws that can rob our personal property rights. We will conduct Internet training programs to teach people to understand regulations and to work with one another and with public officials to arrive at solutions that protect individual property rights.
To begin this new fight to stop Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development, SFL will host a series of monthly Internet television shows which will teach new methods and supply new tools for activists across the nation.
On these monthly two hour programs activists will learn new approaches like these: