Presented here is evidence that policies enacted by U.S. Presidents’ Sustainable Development Councils conform to the mandates of the United Nations Agenda 21. This is not a Republican verses Democratic issue. Presidents of both parties have taken measures to comply with United Nations Agenda 21. Consider this example linking Clinton’s policies of compliance with United Nations Agenda 21 under the banner of “Sustainable Development.”.
May 5, 1999
The White House
Washington, DC 20500
Dear Mr. President:
At your request, the President’s Council on Sustainable Development has worked together for the past six years to envision a new American dream. In our dream of a better future, prosperity, opportunity, and a healthy environment are inseparable threads woven into the fabric of America. We are pleased to provide you with the Council’s May 1999 report, Towards a Sustainable America: Advancing Prosperity, Opportunity, and a Healthy Environment for the 21st Century. It highlights means by which every American can realize this vision at work, at play, with our families and communities, and among nations…
To that end, we urge you to find the means to continue the progress on sustainable development initiated by the Council, and to assure the existence of some forum for the thoughtful consideration of sustainable development issues by high-level leaders from all sectors.
Chairman and CEO, Interface, Inc.
Compare the above excerpts from the letter to President Clinton with the “sustainable development” terminology in the United Nations Agenda 21, below:
UNITED NATIONS AGENDA 21, Section I Chapter 2 Introduction: International Cooperation To Accelerate Sustainable Development In Developing Countries; Related Domestic Policies
Chapter 2 A: Promoting sustainable development through trade
Chapter 2 B: Making trade and environment mutually supportive Objectives:
(a) To make international trade and environment policies mutually supportive in favour of sustainable development;
(b) To clarify the role of GATT, UNCTAD and other international organizations in dealing with trade and environment-related issues, including, where relevant, conciliation procedure and dispute settlement;
(c) To encourage international productivity and competitiveness and encourage a constructive role on the part of industry in dealing with environment and development issues.
Chapter 2 C: Providing adequate financial resources to developing countries (see Obama’s proposed Global Poverty Act, 2007.)
Chapter 2 D: Encouraging economic policies conducive to sustainable development
Section I Social & Economic Dimensions Chapter 5 Demographic Dynamics; Sustainability
5.1. This chapter contains the following programme areas:
(a) Developing and disseminating knowledge concerning the links between demographic trends and factors and <strong>sustainable development
(b) Formulating integrated national policies for environment and development, taking into account demographic trends and factors; (c) Implementing integrated, environment and development programmes at the local level, taking into account demographic trends and factors.
Editor’s comment: While all thinking people understand the need to employ measures to sustain our environment and conserve resources, the strategy of governmental confiscation and redistribution have been proven disastrous to the citizenry throughout history. It should be clear that no good will be accomplished by diminishing American productivity, rather the best solution would be to extend the best parts of American success and employ them around the world. Rather than developing a ligitimate, productive American Agenda, United States Presidents have surrendered U.S. sovereignty to the United Nations and its vision of redistributing the wealth of the industrious nations. American Presidents have been marching lock-step with the United Nations 21 Agenda that will strip Americans of property rights and reduce the standard of living through the implementation of redistribution of wealth policies. Rather than killing and dividing the plants that yeilds abundant fruit for the industrious plant tenders of the world, let us teach others to plant and tend seeds of like character in their own lands.