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The anti-ICLEI fight in Clallam County Washington is becoming more intense.  (Thanks to Citizen Review Online)  First, we have the patriot/sovereignty activist Kaj Ahlberg stood at his county council meeting on July 26 and asked them to renounce ICLEI:

I believe Commissioner Doherty when he said a few months ago that the Commissioners when they decided to join were not aware of all the ideological baggage ICLEI membership brings with it.  Many other counties were not aware either.  But as they became aware many other counties have taken the appropriate action: withdraw from ICLEI.  In February this year Carroll County in Maryland and Amador County in California withdrew.  In March, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  In April, Edmond, Oklahoma.  In May, Las Cruces, New Mexico.  In June, Albemarle County, Virginia.  I am aware of at least 10 other cities and counties where efforts to have them withdraw from ICLEI are currently in progress.

Please, do the right thing for the citizens of Clallam County: withdraw from ICLEI and repeal any so called ‘sustainable development’ policies implemented as required by ICLEI membership.  You will be in good company.

Now the Clallam County Republican Party has joined the fight and at the last meeting, several persons spoke out against ICLEI:

Clallam County Republican Party (CCRP) Chairman, Dick Pilling spoke first, and submitted a “Resolution for Clallam County to withdraw from ICLEI and UN Agenda 21”, which was unanimously passed by the Clallam County Republican Party Centra Committee earlier this month. The commissioners joined the UN Agenda-promoting organization approximately three years ago.

About forty people were at the August 30 meeting set for 10 am on a weekday!  Several spoke out against ICLEI and at least one commissioner seems to be wavering in his support for ICLEI:

Mike Doherty, commission chairman, said he appreciates all sides of the issue. He has been a strong proponent of the ICLEI membership at past meetings, and seemed defensive of the continued membership. He stated that he only joined so that he could obtain information regarding conservation and green technology. He listed his concern about climate change and sea level rise situations, as a reason for consideration. “We are trying to get the best information we can from all sources,” he stated, claiming that “all” he uses from ICLEI are the “suggestions” to help with climate change.

We’ll know if Clallam County gets out of ICLEI in October when they do their budget for the next year.  Nobody’s laughing anymore!


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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)


  1. I asked my "U.S. Senator" to defend our State and Constitution against the United Nations Agenda 21. Received the following typical Progressive BS form letter… But for God, We the People ARE ON OUR OWN!

    Dear Mr. Brodhead,

    Thank you for contacting me regarding the United Nations. I appreciate hearing your views on this important matter.

    The U.S was one of the original four countries, along with China, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union, to design the structure and purpose of the UN in 1944. The UN officially came into being on October 24, 1945 with 51 original member states and has now grown to include 189 countries. The main purpose of the United Nations is to provide a forum in which world leaders can peacefully resolve disputes and collectively address global challenges, such as environmental conservation, global poverty, and the spread of disease.

    The United Nations is composed of two bodies, the General Assembly and the Security Council, and the U.S. is a permanent member of both. The General Assembly is the main deliberative organ of the United Nations. It is composed of representatives of all member states, each of which has one vote.

    Although decisions by this body have important symbolic importance, as they are representative of world opinion, no decision of the General Assembly is legally binding on any government.

    The Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security in accordance with the principles and purposes of the UN. Under the UN Charter, the functions and powers of the Security Council include: investigating disputes, which might lead to international friction, recommending action to deal with an international threat to peace, calling on member nations to apply economic sanctions and other non-military actions to prevent or stop aggression, recommending military action, and recommending to the General Assembly the appointment of the Secretary-General. There are fifteen members of the Security Council – ten rotating members and five permanent members – the five permanent members, including the United States, have veto power over any decision made by the Security Council.

    The U.S. veto means that no action can be taken without U.S. agreement. I am confident that U.S. sovereignty remains assured and undiluted by our participation in the United Nations. That said, it is important to note that our prominent position in the institution provides a valuable forum through which the United States can work multilaterally to peacefully affect positive global change and encourage stability through around the world.

    I support efforts to ensure a continued active and productive role for the United States in the United Nations. Since October 24, 1945, America has served the United Nations with honor and distinction, and will continue to do so in the years to come.

    Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts on this matter. You may also be interested in signing up for periodic updates for Washington State residents. If you are interested in subscribing to this update, please visit my website at Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance.

    Maria Cantwell
    United States Senator

  2. Sandy Sanders says:

    Jeff, it is great to see your efforts. I think Sen. Cantwell is a lost cause. But your local community might not be! Please come back again!

  3. Archie1954 says:

    First off, wouldn't it be appropriate to use the full designation of the agency or whatever it is instead of the letters referring to its name? Secondly, why are Americans who want to control the world so against the international agency that allows them to do just that?

  4. Sandy Sanders says:

    Archie, ICLEI is the name of gthe agency – it was an acronym but they now use the initials only. Thanks for coming by and come again!



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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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