As some of you may know, Envision Spokane has been trying to get Agenda 21 into Spokane for some years. The Mayor and City Council, realizing it’s intent, defunded the implementation. Well, the Envision team is at it again. They recently put forth an initiative to attempt an end run around that decision.
A brief word about this Envision project
Envision Spokane is part of the larger Agenda 21 plan which was created by the United Nations. There has been a continual and quiet attempt to implement the plans in cities across the country and in the cities of other nations as well. The proponents of Agenda 21 dangle large sums of money in front of city councils. In some cases the councils have taken the bait. Citizens, however, have begun to realize what exactly it is and are making a stand, understanding how dangerous it would be to have the United Nations in charge of our lives and country. The stop Agenda 21 push back is happening all over this and other countries.
Have you been told you can’t put up a rain barrel, because your little rain barrel might affect the watershed? Agenda21.
Have you been told you may not trim trees on your own property unless you have an approved and licensed person to do it? Agenda21.
Have you been told that livestock that has been drinking from the stream running across your land for 3 generations, now must be fenced back? Agenda21.
Air-conditioning = bad. Agenda21
Your own place in the country, not allowed. Agenda21
In general, Envision Spokane (aka Sustainable Development/Agenda21/Smartgrowth) is designed to get humans off the land and under control within apartment buildings in cities. Under the guise of being “green”, people will lose many freedoms. Envision Spokane presents a pretty picture of people walking to work and shopping. They include bike trails and transit buses if you need to go further. What they don’t tell the citizens is that it is intended that you don’t get to own a car. You don’t get to have private property. Any farming activity will be strictly controlled by government. Water will be rationed. Electricity will be rationed. Free choice will not be allowed.
Envision Spokane under collectivist rule is a much better way to think of it.
The Initiative was put forward under the title of “Community Bill of Rights”.
Reviewing the 4 main points of the Initiative;
The First – seeks to create a right of neighborhood residents. It sounds sweet, and since many people only read the first part of an initiative, they start with what sounds okay. It would require 50% approval by the undefined neighborhood residents of anything over 10,000 sq feet. What it appears to be, is a way of stopping developers from changing the Agenda 21 plans for the neighborhoods.
The Second – it creates rights for the Spokane River and the Spokane-Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer, this is described as “fundamental and inalienable rights to exist and flourish.” Translation; you may be tossed in jail if you “hurt” the river or use too much water.
The Third – It creates something called “United States and Washington Bill of Rights” for all employees within the City of Spokane. Specifically it creates collective bargaining rights for non-unionized workplaces. Translation; it removes the right of freedom of association from the employees. Also, the right of owners to have any say in the business they have financed and built with their own hands, and which now employs others.
The Fourth – It strips corporations of legal rights within the City of Spokane. It says that these corporations and other businesses which violate the rights secured by this Charter (this initiative) shall not be deemed to be “persons”, nor possess any other legal rights, privileges, powers, or protections which would interfere with the enforcement of right enumerated by this Charter. Translation; all business will comply with whatever they are told or be taken over by the state.
We must assume the legality of such a sweeping initiative has been sought. Certainly, no initiative anywhere may remove the natural rights of people to own property, or of free association, or restrict the right of free enterprise, which is the basis of this country’s economic engine. Yet, this is exactly what would happen under Initiatives 2013-03/04.
There are two resolutions now before the Spokane City Council to stop this initiative from going forward, and we assume that any proper legal council would conclude, as noted above, that this initiative is completely outside the scope of the initiative process.
Support your city council and Mayor on May 20th. Stop the attempt to create a collectivist environment, where everything is the same, gray and empty and controlled.
The details of Agenda 21 are vast and sweeping. Here are some websites you might visit, if you would like to know more
And from South Australia an excellent review, reading from Agenda21′s own documents
Contact your Spokane City Council member and ask them to vote against Agenda 21. Members and their info can be found HERE.