Henry Lamb – World Net Daily, September 30, 2011
Local governments have two fundamental responsibilities: 1) protect the rights of the citizens; and 2) provide the services the citizens authorize. To meet these responsibilities, local elected officials must look to the future and anticipate what services their citizens may want, and construct plans to meet those needs. This kind of planning will be referred to as Planning 101.
Since 1992, with the emergence of Agenda 21, the entire concept of planning has undergone a major transformation. This new kind of planning will be referred to as Planning 102. Planning 102 is not concerned about protecting the rights of citizens. Planning 102 is not concerned with what services the citizens of a community might want in the future. Planning 102 is the art of transforming existing communities into the utopian communities envisioned in Agenda 21, and shoe-horning local citizens into them.
This process began in 1993 with President Clinton’s executive order that created the President’s Council on Sustainable Development, which focused primarily on transforming urban centers into “sustainable communities.” The process continues now, with President Obama’s executive order that created the White House Rural Council, which focuses primarily on the 16 percent of the population who live on 80 percent of the rural landscape.
This process is being advanced by the Department of Housing and Urban Development through its $95 millionSustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program.To receive a HUD regional planning grant, all the counties and major cities within the region must sign a Memorandum of Agreement to implement the grant according to the dictates of HUD. It is no accident that the MOA requires the participants “to support multijurisdictional planning efforts that integratehousing, land use, economic and workforce development, transportation, and infrastructure investments.” These goals are the same goals specified inChapter 7 of the U.N. Agenda 21document adopted by the U.N. Conference on Environment and Development in 1992.
The Meramec Regional Planning Commission, which is a part of the Missouri Association of Council of Governments, wants a hefty Sustainable Communities grant from HUD. Dent County, Mo., is one of the counties that must sign a MOA in order to get this grant….. Read more: The county that struck back against U.N.http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=350541#ixzz1ZYPedPZ2