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PERHAPS a LITTLE PRAIRIE FIRE in MASSACHUSETTS? SEVERAL COMMUNITIES say NO to UN RESOLUTION!

I am always excited when activists stand up and I get more excited when they win!  And my excitement grows if I helped a bit!

All three happened in several towns in Massachusetts this week!  Three at least said NO to an effort by the Greater Boston UN Club to get various local governments to endorse the United Nations in their town.

I was asked by several VA activists to blog on this attempt to have state governors to issue pro-UN proclamations, hence this blog entry!  Although the rally must wait until next year, this blog entry inspired one of my local heroes, Carver, Massachusetts resident and activist, Lisa Martin, to fight the attempt in her community to endorse the United Nations.  And she won!  Here’s a report on a community (Spencer, MA) in September:

The letter, from the United Nations Association of Greater Boston, encourages the board to issue a proclamation, notify local newspapers, fly the United Nations flag and encourage educators to do “model UN simulations.”

Selectman Donald R. Berthiaume Jr. said the board at one time would give approval to a local peace day event, but stopped of supporting it because some might find it controversial.

Thanks to Lisa Martin’s brave and bold stand, armed with the facts, Carver decided not to endorse the UN, either.  (Martin also helped get Carver OUT of ICLEI, too!)   Martin read my blog here at Virginia Right!  (And who says nobody reads my stuff!)

And the word is spreading!  I am hearing a report that Bourne, Massachusetts also said NO to endorsing the UN!  Let’s do it around the nation!  No UN resolutions!  (And while you are at it – get your community out of ICLEI!

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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