U.S. Presidents’ Roles in Supporting Agenda 21 Goals and Initiatives focusing on issues such as: Treaties, trade agreements, GATT, Doha, Rio 1992, Rio+20, “Free Trade” agreements, International Trade Corridors, Free Immigration Policies, Anti-States Rights, Expanding Central Authority, agenda 21, spending to meet Agenda goals in country, speeches, awards, perspectives on sovereignty, appointments organizations in country, international activist organizations, “Sustainable” Programs enacted. Sustainable terminology, Green Economy, Green Jobs, etc. Lack of Unique approach, relying heavily on Agenda 21 program. Cities adopting Agenda 21. Stimulus funding rewarding Agenda 21 adoption by local governments. Publications supporting Agenda 21. Land taken out of private ownership. Controls on Farms, Resources, etc. Universal Right to Collective Bargaining, labor verses business policies, etc. Social Justice emphasis.
Note: Associations with organizations and individuals do not necessarily indication Agenda 21 loyalty and support level, however extensive patterns of multiple associations may combine to indicate deeper involvement. Each student must research their own volume and draw informed conclusions.
Jimmy Carter: First decidedly “Green President”, focus on U.S. as a global transgressor. attempts to reduce energy consumption thermostat reductions, national 55 MPH laws
Ronald Reagan: Intentionally American Oriented Policies
George H.W. Bush: Loyalty to Rio Initiatives, Pledged loyalty to the principles of the United Nations. Proclaimed “A New World Order” Signed U.N. sponsored agreements; Rio 1992, etc. Loyal to United Nations resolutions, Sought U.N. approval and committed U.S. troops to enforce U.N. resolutions, Major Focus on United Nations partnership verses U.S. sovereignty.
Bill Clinton: President’s Council on sustainable development: List of Members of cabinet, high level attached to “sustainable development” movement:(List) Moderate to Strong Labor Union Support. VP Al Gore extensive involvement with Agenda 21 awarded Nobel prize for work.
George Bush: Not Primarily focused on sustainable development- preoccupied with Anti-terrorism. expanding government mass transportation. Genie Mae, Freddie mac, HUD, FHA, Allowed loans to those unable to repay.
Barak Obama: sponsored 2007 “global poverty Act” would have imposed a .7% tax on American GDP. “Citizen of the world” speech. World Apology for America tour. Nobel prize, partially for climate change work. Formed Presidents Council on Rural Affairs consolidating various groups and sectors to advance Agenda 21 goals, Use of FDOT, EPA, HUD, and other Federal entities to further sustainable development initiatives, Use of ARRAP stimulus funds to advance Agenda 21 goals, Millenium Goals. Laws on food, energy regulations for private housing. Expanding government mass transportation. Focus on U.S. as a global transgressor. Exceeding rhetoric in Agenda Language- Green Economy, Green Jobs, Social Justice, Exceeding Labor Union Support. List of Members of cabinet, high level attached to “sustainable development” movement: (List). Obama universal Health Care Bill. Wealth Redistribution Emphasis, class struggle rhetoric. Greatly Expanding Scope and Power of federal Government, Weakening U.S. dollar and economy. Banning oill drilling in Gulf of Mexico while advancing drilling by foreign countries in Western hemisphere indirectly redistributes wealth to poorer nations (Brazil, China, Mexico) Ford Foundation connections- Ann Dunham Timothy Gietner, WTO, Radical associates,