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ANOTHER GOOD RESULT: OCEAN COUNTY NJ – the County Board GETS IT!

This is an encouraging sign that people are starting to listen.  From the Asbury Park Press:

“I’m not attacking the need for planning and I’m not attacking the need for good environmental stewardship,” said David Sharp, 75, of Waretown. “What I am concerned about … a thing called Agenda 21 that has crept into the policy making of many government agencies.”  *  *  *  “Under the U.N. plan, the role of the government is to control the individual for a greater good in a global community,” Sharp said. “Quote, ‘Rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.’ That scares me and I see that happening in our country.”

The county board was eager to listen after being primaried in earlier GOP elections:

The five, all-Republican freeholders, who in recent years have weathered tough primary challenges from candidates questioning their conservative credentials, seemed eager to show support and deference to the Tea Party.

This is what a few activists can do – can do in YOUR town too!  See, when people study the issues and avoid name calling and be respectful, things can happen.  I wish this had been the strategy in Missoula, MT!  Try this GREAT response from a activist:

“I’m never going to say Agenda 21,” said Connie Sherwood, a Berkeley resident and founder of Ocean County Citizens for Freedom, a local Tea Party chapter. “But there’s a lot of sustainable growth, and sustainable development and the state seems to be pushing it even though we have a Republican governor. So we really need to get in there and question what exactly is going on.”

Thanks to the New Jersey Patriot Blog for this story.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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