foodgardenkitchen, In regards to the comment you shared about the previous expanded reply, I would like to say "Thanks for your two cents." If everyone gave their two cents worth, we could make change.
I agree with you about the Homeowners Associations. I also agree with you that "wholesale shifts take time". That is exactly why the United Nations started the push for sustainable development way back in 1992. Look at where it has come to today.
As far as "...then they embrace zoning and the ability local governments have over land uses...", that won't even come into play with sustainable development. There will not be any private property left after sustainable development is fully implemented. That is part of the UN's Agenda 21 Protocol.
In an effort to further exemplify what is taking place city by city, please read the following:
"In Denver, Colorado during a 2009 climate change rally a NOAA scientist spoke advocating the shutdown of American growth and reducing population while lowering the standard of living per capita of US families in line with the more meager standards of living shared by our third world country neighbors as being a justifiable way of attaining “Sustainable Development”.
"The Agenda 21 strategy is direct and to the point concerning its ultimate goals.
1) The establishment of agencies, on international, nationwide, and local levels to enforce the UN directives implementing a world order with its own objectives.
2) The disillusion [sic] of all rights among citizens by their nation states according to their individual constitutions, including the United States. The end of unalienable rights.
3) Population reduction by a number of means including abortion.
4) Abolishment of all property rights-no more private property ownership.
5) Ending consumerism and free enterprise.
6) Industries not seen as sustainable are dairy, meat production, farmland, grazing land for cattle, golf courses, ski lodges, fossil fuel energy, paved roads, commercial agriculture, and irrigation."
Published public information in Texas goes on further to state:
"Dallas A ICLEI City? Why?
The International Council Of Local Environmental Initiatives has some 600 United States cities among its membership. In 1994 the ICLEI made a bid to pass the Biological Diversity Treaty which was withdrawn from the United Nations floor. Although this push for the UN control of cities seemed defeated, it was instead implemented under a new label, “Local Governments For Sustainability”.
Now many major cities such as Dallas and Plano, Texas are the unwitting partners in a scheme of globalism to remit the unmitigated control of citizen populations beneath the deceptive veneer of the United Nations. What many have embraced as seemingly innocent environmental preservation is, in fact, the Agenda 21 protocol.
The Agenda 21 proposals would hand over the rights of all citizens of world nations to an elitist group of United Nation oriented international bankers, billionaires, corrupted politicians, media moguls, and military leaders. All of these participating members under the Aegis of the UN and its environmental objectives have put together an alarming playbook of plans that when reviewed define a body of reprehensible collectivism.
Collectivism is a totalitarian form of governing we have already seen among many dictatorships and fascists throughout history who rationalize that the best interests of a group out weight [sic] the rights of a few."
"Education in schools [sic] systems will no longer be based upon objective reality, but upon a consensus or agreement on issues supported by government opinion. In a statement derived from Agenda 21 “those adults who have better education earn more money and as a result consume more. Therefore, higher education must be seen as detrimental to the Sustainable Development protocol.
I think it is clear that Dallas, Plano, and, for that matter, all US cities need to resist these abominable concepts that will lead to the end of freedom and the pursuit of happiness for all American citizens while opening the floodgates to a new world order (NWO). There are many politicians in the US now supporting the Agenda 21 proposals, and they must be stopped. Governor Hickenlooper of Colorado is a supporter of this agenda for example. We have educational board members of the Dallas Junior Colleges who are supporters. It is time to act before it’s too late."
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