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Just when there were faint signs of liberalization in the PRC (People’s Republic of California), the regime City Council of Benicia (CA) decided they did not need any public discussion of ICLEI or Agenda 21:

In what is perhaps the most incredulous act of political indifference, the City Council, on April 3rd, voted 4 to 1 against a public request for an open discussion on the issue of Agenda 21. The rationale was extreme as vice-mayor Campbell and council member Schwartzman professed an innate ability to judge a “contract” on its merits regardless of the origin of the design. The irony of this and other comments by our City Council was that up until a few months ago, each publically professed no knowledge of Agenda 21 nor of its goals; go figure.

Councilmember Hughes is to be congratulated for making a motion to hear an overview of Agenda 21 as a way of helping educate the public. The City Manager took a position discounting the whole subject as an emotional issue regardless of the facts and information to the contrary provided in books and brochures. The most egregious positions were taken by Mayor Patterson and Council member Strawbridge, who suggested that the subject be assigned to the Community Sustainability Commission to be evaluated and imparted to the public. This idea is incredibly arrogant since the Community Sustainability Commission in its entirety is established under the precepts of Agenda 21 and does not present a balanced view of the Sustainability (environmental) subject.

Sounds like the regime City Council knows enough.  The mayor and Council member Strawbridge want the sustainability commission to tell the public what ICLEI and Agenda 21 means!  The fox will explain to the hens that all is okay before they get eaten!  At least one Council member (Hughes) was willing to discuss the issue.

But, this activist (Dennis Lowry)  in his community is not taking it lying down!

I will be publishing a series of articles to help the citizens of Benicia understand what Agenda 21 is and how insidious its goals are to our future.  *  *  *  I do not expect everyone to agree with me. However, I do challenge everyone to learn all you can learn about Agenda 21 and form your own opinion. More importantly, it is vital that you let your City Council know what you think so they will not simply ignore the concerns of its Citizenry.

You go Dennis!  You are my hero.  Keep it up!  Feel free to use my stuff as needed.  I think a different citizen should go to citizen’s time at every regime council meeting until they decide to debate this question or they are defeated at the polls at the next election.  Maybe Dennis Lowry will help that process by running for Council or Mayor!

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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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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