Agenda 21

I was at the Scottsdale Republican Forum this morning where Wil Cardon spoke about his campaign for US Senate. Jeff Flake was apparently otherwise occupied.

Wil said that he’d never heard of  “Agenda 21” until a few weeks ago. Neither had I, and I’m quite relieved to be able to admit it, now that I know I’m not alone.

This first came up in a mayoral debate where Drew Who essentially accused me of wanting to surrender control of Scottsdale to the United Nations. Now where did I leave my tinfoil hat?

Last time I checked, we weren’t in immediate danger of being occupied by fellows in blue helmets who carry no guns. That would be a bigger disadvantage in Scottsdale than just about anywhere else in the world. Heck, they’d have a hard time occupying my HOUSE.

So, I’ve remained focused on Scottsdale issues like erosion of our General Plan protections and quality of life, our budget deficit that has accumulated through taxpayer subsidies to private businesses, and how we can solve these basic issues to allow us to work on making Scottsdale a better place.

The purpose of this article is not to endorse or repudiate Wil Cardon, nor to endorse or repudiate Agenda 21. I just want to share a couple of links so you can read for yourself if you are like me and don’t know much about it…assuming you have time for it. Maybe after you’ve read it you can tell ME about it.

Of course, please keep in mind that Wikipedia is either a bastion of left-wing liberalism or uber-right fascism depending on which secret decoder ring you are wearing [Becky].

Agenda 21 is a non-binding and voluntarily implemented action plan of the United Nations (UN) related to sustainable development. It was a core work product from the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992. Succinctly, Agenda 21 is a comprehensive blueprint of action to be taken globally, nationally, and locally by organizations of the UN, governments, and major groups in every area in which humans directly affect the environment. The “21” in Agenda 21 refers to 21st Century. The blueprint has been affirmed and modified at subsequent UN conferences.

See also, Rio Declaration on Environment and Development

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