Are We Being Bullied by the U.N. and Regional Planning Councils? (Part One)

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ON ONE HAND THE UNITED NATIONS DECLARES HUMAN RIGHTS AND ON THE OTHER IT SUPPORTS AGENDA 21, AN ACTION PLAN WITH REGARD TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.

The purported bullying by Agenda 21 and Regional Planning Councils are complex and polarizing subjects requiring a step-by-step approach to discussing how they are affecting our human rights.

“Sustainable development” is the basis for the UN’s Agenda 21 action plan.

According to Glenn Beck, a nationally syndicated television and radio host who’s radio program reached No. 1 following his coverage of the controversy of the Presidential election of 2000, sustainable development is  the planning of “where one can live and what land would be controlled by the United Nations and a future one-world government.”

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The UN’s website on Agenda 21 indicated its plan is to “promote sustainable human settlement.”  Beck believes this approach is to “form core principles of national settlement strategies” to include “promoting human settlement planning.”

Amongst the stated objectives of Agenda 21 is the rewilding of America through the Wildlands Project. This project would remove human beings from over half of America and deem these areas core wilderness zones. Regardless where your family farm once was human beings will not be allowed to set foot in these areas. There would also be highly controlled and monitored buffer zones in which travel would be severely limited. (Source: Glenn Beck : Agenda 21 is not a fiction, it’s implemented right now in US and all over the World !)

Basically, Beck says, “You can’t do anything until we (the U.N.) approve it.

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Opposition to Agenda 21 has increased within the United States during the last decade at the local, state and federal levels.  In 2012 the Republican National Committee adopted a resolution opposing Agenda 21 stating that “We strongly reject the U.N. Agenda 21 as erosive of American sovereignty.”

State and local governments are considering or passing motions and legislation opposing Agenda 21.  In 2012 Alabama became the first state adopted the first official state ban  on U.N Agenda 21.

In 2013 the Arizona Senate approved a bill rejecting the U.N.’s “declaration on the environment.” (Quote: Arizona Daily Star)

Columnists for The New York Times, The Huffington Post and The Atlantic have written that Agenda 21 is a conspiracy by the U.N.”to deprive individuals of property rights.”

Then there is the concept of “Regionalism.”

According to Michael Shaw, founder of Freedom Advocates, “Political regionalism is the antithesis of representative government. Regionalism restructures or reinvents the operation of American government by destroying traditional political boundaries, such as county lines, and ushers in a transformed system of governance that ultimately abolishes private property and the rights of the individual. Regionalism has infiltrated cities and counties everywhere, affecting transportation, water, farming and land use systems…literally every aspect of your life.”

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Further, he says, there are “Councils of Governments.”  These are regional bodies serving an area of several counties “to address issues such as regional and municipal planning…water use…emergency planning…transit administration and transportation planning.”

Are these Councils of Governments bullying us by running behind the scenes coordinating implementation of Agenda 21?

Now we move to Regional Planning Councils which provide “technical assistance to local governments on growth management matters; coordinate land development and transportation policies in a manner that fosters region-wide transportation systems.” (Source: Wikipedia)

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There are ten regional planning councils in the State of Florida. The one that concerns itself with Indian River County, Florida is the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council (TCRPC).

Katherine Kersten from the Center of American Experiment wrote on September 22, 2014  that: “Step aside, everyone. There’s a behemoth waiting in the wings, with its own ideas of what our homes and neighborhoods should look like. If you don’t like those ideas, too bad. The behemoth doesn’t stand for election — ever.”

The behemoths are the regional planning councils who invade local communities and bully us by recommending/deciding how we should be structured and where we should live.

“They are people designing your city that don’t care what you want.”

A primary function is to push us out of our cars — to break our “auto-dependence” — so our new norm becomes walking, biking or taking public transit. Sustainability requires a “denser, more compact region” and “development patterns that support high transit demand” to “improve residents’ ability to live without a personal vehicle.”

Richard Repp wrote an article on June 13, 2014 entitled “Florida: When Density is Destructive.”  He wrote about Winter Park, Florida.

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“Winter Park West Siders protested in City Hall, asking the city not to upzone their neighborhood. While City Hall nodded to its citizens, it had already quietly allowed upzoning to take place, taking advantage of tired homeowners who decided to cash in. Half-million-dollar townhomes, which could be built in other areas, are instead being built here, to take advantage of low land values. Parking garages and midrise apartments now cast shadows on the adjacent small houses. Land values may rise on those parcels with new townhomes and midrise apartments, but immediately next door, the remaining adjacent little one-story cottages become particularly undesirable; the value of those homes becomes depressed. The owners’ only hope is to sell off to a high-density developer. Step by step, high density becomes more and more inevitable as the only solution left.

The market forces at work in Winter Park have played out elsewhere across the country, with old neighborhoods eroding. This time around, with density all but institutionalized as the only acceptable way to grow, the deck seems to be stacked against entrenched locals. Cities are re-writing their development codes in favor of shiny new mid-rises and high-rises, ignoring existing residents who won’t be missed till they are gone.”

An example of the projects undertaken by TCRPC is on its website is the “Delray Beach Central Business District,” where it recommended establishment of the district and four sub-districts.

Briefly, among the recommendations made by TCRPC to Delray Beach were a limitation of building frontage for similar businesses, a limitation of uses for building frontage and where during construction you can and cannot drop off employees during construction.

Does this sound like people designing your city that don’t care what you want.

This is the group that is designing the Vero Beach Cultural Arts Center, a “district” within Vero Beach, just as they recommended a “district” in Delray Beach.

Who is going to pay for these district developments?

Then there is Seven/50, the regional plan for Southeastern Florida.  It encompasses seven counties and is a regional plan document for fifty years.

The planners, consultants and staff of these counties deny it has anything to do with U.N. Agenda 21/Sustainable Development.

But Andres Duany, the project designer for Seven/50 said in one of his presentations that fascism was certainly the most efficient form of government (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz8zNBc5pVc)

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We will continue to write on these subjects, including Transit Oriented Development and how it all plays into All Aboard Florida.

 

 

 

 

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