I am pleased that Roanoke County again considered its membership in ICLEI. But the result was the same: Still members of the unconstitutional confederation of world cities with foreign policy goals. But the Roanoke Times is pleased!
The Times still tells its readers the lie that ICLEI is the harmless fuzzball (nod to Rush Limbaugh) that will help the community:
The board adopted an environmental policy in 2001, and voted unanimously in 2007 to join ICLEI-USA’s Cities for Climate Protection program. Its purpose: to help the county measure greenhouse gas emissions and set its own, voluntary, goal to reduce them. In 2009, the board set a target of 3 percent reduction a year until 2020, which it can revise at will, and appointed a Roanoke County Community Leaders Environmental Action Roundtable to move things along.
And what has the county’s dastardly venture into environmentalism wrought? County government cut paper consumption almost in half, reduced gasoline and diesel fuel use, saved on natural gas and electricity, and retrofitted county buildings to make them more energy efficient. The last alone is expected to save $1 million over the next 10 years.
So, I’ll have to again do the Times’ work for it. ICLEI is a confederation of local governments around the world that has a foreign policy, represents its members at UN climate conferences, has a ideology and is a Fifth Column in our nation. But you won’t read on that in the Times – unless it is a letter to the editor perhaps.
Agenda 21 may not be all bad, although it is disturbing. But ICLEI is in fact unconstitutional!
So, it’s time to float this idea if the GOP wins: Have the new Attorney General investigate the legality of ICLEI and when it decides it is not authorized by the Constitution just recommend an executive order to the new President saying that cities have 90 days to GET OUT of ICLEI or face a Federal lawsuit. It’s time to get Romney/Ryan elected (even if you have to wear a clothespin or take a sickness bag to the polls!) and work on the new Attorney General. Maybe the Roanoke Times will finally get it.