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THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE JUST DOESN’T GET IT ABOUT ICLEI!

The Virginia Gazette is a newspaper in Williamsburg.  It attempted to (I say attempted to and that is being charitable) inform its readers about the (at the time) upcoming ICLEI issue at the July 12 BOCS meeting.  (For the record, the BOCS decided to evaluate all the memberships to see what to keep and what to get rid of)

Here’s the article.  It is woefully inadequate.  The article suggests that those who oppose ICLEI do so because of some “conspiracy theory” but does not discuss ICLEI, its origins, goals, its representation of American cities at foreign climate conferences and its work with other UN agencies such as UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments – just call it UGLY) and the UNEP (UN Environmental Programme).  How about a review of Agenda 21 for the benefit of the Gazette’s readers in Williamsburg?  Instead, we get an unchallenged assertion by Supervisor John McGlennon:

“If it wasn’t of concern to board members then, what’s changed?” he said. “The only thing that changed is we have a conspiracy theory bandied about, and some suggestion that this is an effort to impose One World Government on James City County, which is just patently ridiculous.”

I invite Supervisor McGlennon to read my blogs about ICLEI.  I invite the Virginia Gazette to read them.  Please inform your readers about the threats that ICLEI raises to constitutional government.  I invite either Supervisor McGlennon or the Virginia Gazette to contact me and ask me about it.  It’s not a conspiracy; ICLEI is unconstitutional and unwise.  Finally I invite the local tea party patriots to write into the Virginia Gazette and their local supervisor and express support for Supervisor Chairman Mary Jones.

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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    Tom White Says:

    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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