The Heritage Foundation has spoken out on Agenda 21.
If you pay attention to politics at all you have probably heard of the Heritage Foundation. If you are a conservative activist you know them well. They are one of the most influential and respected conservative organization in existence. They are a conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C. Their stated mission is to "formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense".
The foundation was founded in 1973 and took a leading role in the conservative movement during the presidency of Ronald Reagan and they have since continued to have a significant influence in U.S. public policy making.
So, what does Heritage say about Agenda 21? While they are mildly critical, they are not hysterical. Below are some excerpts:
Abstract: Agenda 21, a voluntary plan adopted at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, unabashedly calls on governments to intervene and regulate nearly every potential impact that human activity could have on the environment. However, Agenda 21 is non-binding; it depends on governments for implementation. If opponents focus excessively on Agenda 21, it is much more likely that homegrown smart-growth policies that undermine the quality of life, personal choice, and property rights in American communities will be implemented by local, state, and federal authorities at the behest of environmental groups and other vested interests. Preventing American implementation of Agenda 21 should therefore be viewed as only one part of a broader effort to convince U.S. government officials to repeal destructive smart-growth programs and prevent the enactment of new ones.
They should recognize that Agenda 21 is simply another facet of smart growth and not allow it to divert them from opposing the more ubiquitous, overarching agenda of homegrown environmental extremists.
However, Agenda 21 is non-binding; it depends entirely on national, state, and local governments for implementation and therefore poses little threat in and of itself. It is the policies endorsed by Agenda 21 that are of most concern, and these policies are not confined to Agenda 21.Please read the complete Heritage analysis, here. While Heritage is critical of policies that restrict economic growth, they seem to be calling for a little sanity. Heritage says nothing about the danger of traffic calming, or greenways, or bikepaths, or traffic roundabouts, paved parking lots, or annexation, or free trade. They say nothing about a plan to murder 95% or the worlds population by poisoning people with aspartame and fluoride.
Of course, I expect that any day now, the John Birch Society will denounce the Heritage Foundation as being a willing tool of the Bilderbergs and the Trilateral Commission.