Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Kevin Kookogey, Chairman of the Williamson County Republican Party, warns of Agenda 21



This is Kevin Kookogey, Chairman of the Williamson County Republican Party. Today I am going to speak to you about Agenda 21.

 Agenda 21 is the nebulous name given to that comprehensive plan alleged to improve the world community in the 21st Century. It was launched in 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But Agenda 21 is, in fact, an insidious strategy of environmental totalitarianism and social engineering designed to achieve “one world order” under the authority of an unelected global bureaucracy.

 Among other things, Agenda 21 is hostile to America’s founding and animating principles, including national sovereignty, private property rights, private development, single family dwellings, free markets, and free use and development of resources. The proponents of Agenda 21 advocate for redistribution of wealth, and their doctrine is, quite simply, nothing more than a restatement of communism.

The proponents of Agenda 21 are intent on forcing you into crowded communities and limiting your parking spaces in order to achieve their “green dreams” of eliminating automobiles in favor of walking or riding your bikes – although I imagine they make exception if we agree to drive those little electric toys that nobody wants. Meanwhile, these unelected elites jet around to world conferences deciding what is best for you and me.

To achieve these dreams, the United Nations seeks to impose global taxes on currency transfers, fossil energy production, commercial use of oceans, and international airfares.

Perhaps you have never heard of Agenda 21. But I would bet you are familiar with phrases like “sustainable development,” “smart growth;” “regionalism,” “comprehensive planning,” and allocation of so-called “green spaces.” Terms like these were selected by the United Nations to overcome objections by those of us who argue in defense of liberty and national sovereignty. The Preamble and Chapter 28 of the Agenda 21 Plan expressly recommends obscuring the true intentions of Agenda 21 by use of the term “smart growth” and other innocuous sounding phrases.

The good news is that conservatives and liberty-minded activists are now alert to Agenda 21 and its implications. Our legislators in Tennessee are considering bills to stem the tide of Agenda 21, and even the Republican National Committee recently adopted a Resolution in opposition to Agenda 21. The Williamson County Republican Party and many other county Republican parties in Tennessee have adopted similar Resolutions.

The bad news, however, is that we are years behind. Agenda 21 has already made significant headway in cities, counties, and local communities throughout America. More than 1,100 cities, towns, and counties are members of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (the ICLEI, as it is better known), an international association of local governments as well as national and regional local government organizations that have made a commitment to “sustainable development.” There’s that word again!

The ICLEI coordinates local government representation in the United Nations, in contravention of the United States Constitution and your individual liberties.

Let me give you just a few examples of how Agenda 21 is weaving its way into your lives right here in Middle Tennessee. In 2010, Columbia, Tennessee, was selected as one of 62 cities to participate in the “Community Challenge Planning Grant” program. This program is a collaborative effort of three dubious federal agencies: - HUD, DOT, and the EPA – and it presumes that cities can develop in more “sustainable” ways by improving “livability” of their most troubled areas. Through a “Regional Planning Grant,” Columbia received $250,000 to prepare a new highway corridor which would become a “blueprint” for “sprawl repair” for the entire city. You see where this is going. Natural growth, or what they call "sprawl" is suddenly deemed immoral, whereas living closer together is - according to the police State - morally superior. Yet, by accepting funding from the federal government, the city of Columbia has naively submitted itself and its citizens to Agenda 21.

The City of Franklin provides another example, having recently paid the ICLEI for software to evaluate your water use. Franklin also employs a “Sustainability Grants Coordinator,” and maintains a “Sustainability Mission Statement.” More alarming is Cumberland Region Tomorrow, or CRT, a 10-county Middle Tennessee initiative working under the purposefully ambiguous phrase of “collaborative action for quality growth.” Among the objectives of the CRT is a high-speed-rapid-transit to connect Belle Meade to East Nashville, hardly a priority at any time, let alone in today’s economy. Funding, of course, would be accomplished through a “regional tax,” this on top of what we already pay in city and county taxes.

But perhaps most disconcerting in all of this is how Agenda 21 is targeting the rising generation. You know how important that is to me. Leadership Middle Tennessee recently hosted a Youth Summit at Belmont University in order to introduce and promote “Regionalism” to our high school youth. The website announcing the event boasted that these students needed to be aware of so-called “regional issues,” …like healthcare, tourism, education, workforce, economic development and transportation…all code words of the Progressive movement, ladies and gentlemen, intended to seduce you into believing that local communities are not capable of addressing local issues without the help of Big Brother.

What is "regionalism" today will be "nationalism" tomorrow. Following that, we will be subject to an unelected global authority with no say in how we live our lives.These folks intend to induce you into a gradual surrender of your liberties in favor of a dominant, authoritative State.

Please tell members of Congress, as well as your state and, especially, your local elected officials that you are aware of Agenda 21, and that we will be ever vigilant in opposition to all of its entanglements. Remind your representatives that they are our agents, and that we are the principals. As such, we have only delegated – not surrendered – our rights, and that we expect them to protect and defend our sovereignty, in this area as in others.

Speaking for freedom, I am
 Kevin Kookogey
Chairman,  Williamson County Republican Party 

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7 comments:

  1. As a sustainable development major who has been all around the country and read his fill of Marxist theory, this is a frighteningly uninformed article that undermines everything that Agenda 21 stands for.

    It is clear that you have no real grasp of what Agenda 21 is really trying to implement, or what "sustainable development" really stands for. It's not some terrible term coined by an evil regime trying to take over the world. It doesn't stand for communism. It doesn't imply taking all your freedom away.

    Sustainable development, in summary, is the goal of meeting the needs of those living in the present, without compromising the needs of those in the future.

    The amount of rash assumptions, misleading red herrings and exaggerations in this article are literally sickening.

    You talk about a "one world order" under the authority of an unelected global bureaucracy, but disregard the evidence that this kind of world dictatorship already exists. There are a handful of mega-rich people who control everything from what we eat to what we put in our cars to what we watch on TV, and they eat this stuff up.

    They own your political party. They own the democratic party. They get all the cuts and we get the scraps.

    But you're going to ignore that. You're going to call me a hippie socialist democrat hippie communitarian spoiled commie and whatnot, because that's what you do when you don't understand what's really going on. You dismiss all of the hard, terrifying evidence.

    If you really care about the people and the future generations, you should seriously pick up an unbiased news source or start reading some books and textbooks, maybe even take a class, and find out just what sustainable development really is.

    The Reagan generation was lied to, and there's a lot of folks who aren't going to swallow the old American ideal of perpetual growth.

    And before you call me a lazy, irresponsible American, just ask yourself this.

    Why is it so much easier to believe that millions of people are being lazy, than to believe that a few rich people are being incredibly greedy?

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  2. As a sustainable development major who has been all around the country and read his fill of Marxist theory, this is a frighteningly uninformed article that undermines everything that Agenda 21 stands for.

    It is clear that you have no real grasp of what Agenda 21 is really trying to implement, or what "sustainable development" really stands for. It's not some terrible term coined by an evil regime trying to take over the world. It doesn't stand for communism. It doesn't imply taking all your freedom away.

    Sustainable development, in summary, is the goal of meeting the needs of those living in the present, without compromising the needs of those in the future.

    The amount of rash assumptions, misleading red herrings and exaggerations in this article are literally sickening.

    You talk about a "one world order" under the authority of an unelected global bureaucracy, but disregard the evidence that this kind of world dictatorship already exists. There are a handful of mega-rich people who control everything from what we eat to what we put in our cars to what we watch on TV, and they eat this stuff up.

    They own your political party. They own the democratic party. They get all the cuts and we get the scraps.

    But you're going to ignore that. You're going to call me a hippie socialist democrat hippie communitarian spoiled commie and whatnot, because that's what you do when you don't understand what's really going on. You dismiss all of the hard, terrifying evidence.

    If you really care about the people and the future generations, you should seriously pick up an unbiased news source or start reading some books and textbooks, maybe even take a class, and find out just what sustainable development really is.

    The Reagan generation was lied to, and there's a lot of folks who aren't going to swallow the old American ideal of perpetual growth.

    And before you call me a lazy, irresponsible American, just ask yourself this.

    Why is it so much easier to believe that millions of people are being lazy, than to believe that a few rich people are being incredibly greedy?

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  3. No, we do understand what this program is doing. Link to http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26494838/SUSTAINABLE.pps

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  4. Carpe diem...

    Your comments would seem to admit the existence of a one world order, but you provide no evidence for your counterpoint to Agenda 21 except to attack and call names. This probably means you have not done your homework and rather rely on hollow lecturing.

    Follow your own advice: educate yourself and discover why counties and states are pulling out of ICLEI and citizens are protesting the burdensome regulations and attempts to socially engineer and radically transform their ifestyles. If some people want to live in "stack em and pack em" housing that's their choice.But to force others to do so by limiting their choices through overregulation is not freedom and liberty.

    Perhaps you can look at the UN's and ICLEI's own words to ascertain their goals for Agenda 21. How's this on what must happen in order to implement Sustainable Development ,“Individual rights will have to take a back seat to the collective.” Harvey Rubin, an ICLEI Executive Committee member,and Keynote speaker, ICLEI Conference, 2010).

    Or maybe this attack on private property as a social injustice: "Land...cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to SOCIAL INJUSTICE…Public control of land use is therefore indispensable." (United Nations Conference on Human Settlements HABITAT I Vancouver 1976).

    And there is plenty more from the founding and followup documents of the UN's Agenda 21 and sub committees. Research of primary documents is helpful because it provides evidence in their own words. Name calling is not.

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  5. Crazy. Bad craziness. We've stepped through the looking glass, people.

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  6. I've met with several' "Agenda 21" groups. None of them were forthcoming with what they were doing, but I was able to analyze their programs as artificially inflationary and compromising the constitution. I opted out of any partnership with them.

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  7. This is literally idiotic. To equate comprehensive planning with anything partisan is ridiculous. SOFTWARE TO EVALUATE OUR WATER USE? What madness! It's CRAZY that government might keep track of water use to know where there are shortfalls in the water supply system, where there is a water surplus, etc.

    This sort of fearmongering is the only pillar that conservatives have left to stand on and hopefully a more educated and understanding younger generation will realize that opposition to something like sustainable development is not just backwards, it's truly wrong.

    I'd also urge you to read the book "Suburban Nation" to realize why your idiotic points about sprawl being "natural growth" are completely off-target.

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