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Friday, March 02, 2012

Gov. Christie Gets the Message

The Gov Gets the Message

Well done, Southern N.J. Tea Parties, and also to the Morristown Tea Party.  Thanks to your efforts, Gov. Christie has gotten the message about our discontent with Smart Growth/Sustainable Development/Agenda 21.  He has scheduled a Town Hall Meeting beginning at 2 p.m. (when the doors open) on Tuesday, March 6 at the Township of Ocean Community Gym, 1100 West Parkway Avenue, Ocean Township, NJ.

Seating is on a first-come, first-service basis and is open to the public.  They ask that you RSVP by clicking here to allow the organizers to meet the demand for seating.  Space is limited and they advise that you arrive early.

Those at the Monmouth Development Plan meeting had the honor of being observed by Star-Ledger columnist Paul Mulshine.  He noted that attendees had flyers about Agenda 21, which he claims has nothing to do with the State Redevelopment Plan.  However, Agenda 21 is the main blueprint, as can be attested by the video of then-Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi urging that Congress adopt the resolution to cooperate with and participate in the United Nations’ Agenda 21 plan for Sustainable Development.  It’s on video.

There are Facebook page for those opposed to Agenda 21, where you can get plenty of information about Agenda 21, in all its guises.

Then there’s the ICLEI, which gives exposes the lie that this is not about Agenda 21 or the United Nations.  This is from the ICLEI’s own web page:

ICLEI was founded in 1990 as the 'International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives'. The Council was established when more than 200 local governments from 43 countries convened at our inaugural conference, the World Congress of Local Governments for a Sustainable Future, at the United Nations in New Y

The organization's name is 'ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability'. In 2003, ICLEI's Members voted to revise the organization's mission, charter and name to better reflect the current challenges local governments are facing. The 'International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives' became 'ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability' with a broader mandate to address sustainability issues.

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is an association of over 1220 local government Members who are committed to sustainable development.  Our Members come from 70 different countries and represent more than 569,885,000 people.

ICLEI is an international association of local governments as well as national and regional local government organizations who have made a commitment to sustainable development.
ICLEI provides technical consulting, training, and information services to build capacity, share knowledge, and support local government in the implementation of sustainable development at the local level. Our basic premise is that locally designed initiatives can provide an effective and cost-efficient way to achieve local, national, and global sustainability objectives.

ICLEI's mission is to build and serve a worldwide movement of local governments to achieve tangible improvements in global sustainability with special focus on environmental conditions through cumulative local actions.

ICLEI's general mandate is to build an active and committed municipal membership of local spheres of government (local and regional governments and authorities) as well as international, regional, national and sub-national local government associations.

Read up on Agenda 21, if you have the time.  Well-informed is well-armed.  Our Common Future is the Agenda 21 “bible”.  There are also many links on the Facebook sites, including a link to the infamous C-SPAN video of then Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi invoking the name of Agenda 21 and urging the United States to join in cooperation with the United Nations.

Here’s what you need to tell your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers, in short:

N.J. Citizens to State Government:  Private Property – Keep Out!!

You may have heard of Agenda 21, a long time ago.  Sustainable Development may not ring any bells.  Smart Growth – you may have seen that in the papers, giving you some idea that it’s all about keeping the environment green.  Then there’s the State Strategic Plan, formerly known as New Jersey’s State Development Plan.
What does one thing have to do with another?  Everything.  And they all mean that your property rights are stake.  The N.J. State Strategic Plan is the actual implementation of all those other international (The U.N.’s Agenda 21), national (the President’s Council on Sustainable Development), state (every governor made a pledge to Pres. Clinton’s Sustainable Development plan) and local level plans (Smart Growth- governed by the State Regional Planning Boards).   What’s more, the United Nations’ ICLEI (The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives) has memberships in over 600 U.S. communities to ensure that the plan is implemented.
The plan, a very real creation of an international body of busybodies,  is about more than just creating bicycle paths; it’s about taking away your property rights.  And it’s coming very close to fruition.  Gov. Christie has declared that New Jersey will lead the way in Smart Growth.  If successfully implemented:

·         People will be shifted from rural and suburban areas into high-density urban development
·         Streets will be realigned so as not to admit cars in order to reduce vehicle usage
·         Landowners will be encouraged to sign away their development rights through conservation easements, which are promoted as a way to gain tax advantages and to avoid the threat of government land acquisition or regulation
·         Dams have been and will be destroyed, creating even more flooding, with the blame placed on upstream landowners who’ve cut down trees
·         Residents will be strictly regulated on their use of all utilities:  water, electric, heat and fuel
·         Major roads will be destroyed in order to discourage long-distance commerce and the consequent pollution it is said to entail, resulting in dramatic shortages of food and manufactured goods
·         The government will assume control over all natural resources; private ownership will be banned

This frightening picture is not the concoction of cranky conspiracy theorists, but the well-documented hatchings of our own politicians and bureaucrats.  There’s even have a plan for controlling outer space.
But don’t take our word for it; you can find more information at and
Contact your local legislators and the governor’s office.  Tell them:  It’s your property; KEEP OUT!!!

The final laugh about the Monmouth meeting comes at the end of Mulshine's column when someone called out to the audience, asking how many people voted for Christie.  Many people raised their hands.  When he asked how many would vote for him again, he noted, "I didn't see many hands."  Mulshine tries to defend Christie's version of the State Strategic Plan (which will be it new name once it's approved), but even he had to admit there were many similarities in "jargon."

Mulshine feels New Jersey's problems began in the state Supreme Court, with the Mount Laurel Housing ruling.  He noted that those rulings were "more reminiscent of the Soviet Union" than this watered down plan.  He couldn't understand what was wrong with "nice" ladies proposing that people in New Jersey ride around on bicycles and why the audiences hooted the notion down.

Perhaps Mr. Mulshine was fooled by the unusually warm winter we've been experiencing.  Or should we refer to it as "climate change?"


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