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I blogged on this before and here’s the pertinent part of the ICLEI Charter (with my thoughts in bold):

(7)  Adopt patterns of production, consumption, and reproduction that safeguard Earth’s regenerative capacities, human rights, and community well-being.  This means ABORTION!
(9) Eradicate poverty as an ethical, social, and environmental imperative.
This means statist and socialistic solutions to poverty not free-market ones

(10) Ensure that economic activities and institutions at all levels promote human development in an equitable and sustainable manner.
More share the wealth nonsense
(11) Affirm gender equality and equity as prerequisites to sustainable development and ensure universal access to education, health care, and economic opportunity.
This is the political heresy that health care is a “right” and the people have a “right” to economic outcomes that the left conjures up regularly.

(12) Uphold the right of all, without discrimination, to a natural and social environment supportive of human dignity, bodily health, and spiritual well-being, with special attention to the rights of indigenous peoples and minorities.
Political correctness!
(13) Strengthen democratic institutions at all levels, and provide transparency and accountability in governance, inclusive participation in decision making, and access to justice.
(14) Integrate into formal education and life-long learning the knowledge, values, and skills needed for a sustainable way of life.
Propaganda and indoctrination – especially our kids!

Well, here’s more politics and ICLEI:

A United Front against California’s Dirty Prop 23
In California, ICLEI united with local governments to defeat Prop 23. Known as the Dirty Energy Proposition, this deceptive campaign to repeal California’s landmark clean air and energy law (AB 32) was fueled by several Texas oil companies determined to weaken the state’s greenhouse gas emissions standards. ICLEI USA joined local government leaders in going to the press and the voters to make the case for climate protection at the local level. The result was a decisive defeat of the measure and an overwhelming affirmation of AB 32.  (From the 2010 ICLEI USA Annual Report)

Want something better – how about an admission that city federations like ICLEI seek to bypass national governments:

Do cities have to step in where governments are failing to take effective action? Cities are cooperating internationally without borders, without customs, without military forces. They can address the issues of the future without the global power play that we see going on at intergovernmental level. We have once more seen governments defending national interests rather than working together on a common global agenda. We suspect that the mechanisms, rules and routines of international diplomacy are outdated and incapable of designing and bringing about a sustainable future.  (From an ICLEI report on Rio+20)

That is a hint that ICLEI seeks to implement its agenda (Agenda 21!  See the next paragraph!  Also this blog entry!) even if the national government is OPPOSED to it for “NATIONAL INTERESTS”!  This is a Fifth Column!  I would say this ought to convince all active duty and retired veterans in local governments to say NO to ICLEI (Besides its unconstitutional for US cities to participate in this sort of thing!)

Twenty years ago, with Agenda 21 being adopted by the Heads of States and Governments at the Rio Earth Summit, Local Agenda 21 was spearheaded by ICLEI and may be regarded as a global success story of moving towards sustainability. In contrast, not many countries can demonstrate a national success story of having implemented a national Agenda 21.  (Same report as the immediate past paragraph)

How about this gem – ICLEI tries to deny it’s part of the United Nations!  But here it is – they are deep into the UN structure:

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI)
ICLEI is an association with over 1,200 members from 74 countries and is the largest association of local governments committed, in particular, to
sustainable development. ICLEI’s mission is to “build and serve a worldwide movement of local governments to achieve tangible improvements in
global sustainability with special focus on environmental conditions through cumulative local actions”.

ICLEI is the focal point, or organizing partner, for the Local Authority Major Group or Local Government and Municipal Authority Major Group
in UNEP, UNCSD, UNFCCC, and while no such role officially exists in UNCCD and UNCBD, ICLEI habitually fulfills such functions there as well. Thus, in
particular in the field of environment as part of sustainable development, ICLEI helps to bridge local and global policy. ICLEI has also been the main
advocate towards nations to seek recognition and support for local and subnational governments as “Governmental Stakeholders” in the UNFCCC.

(From a January 2012 report by UNEF – United Nations Environment Programme)

That ought to give folks items to chew on.  Now get on with it:  Get ICLEI OUT of your communtiy!





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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