Sustainable Development – A Brief Analysis

Public Policy throughout America is implementing the global political

economic program referred to as Sustainable

Development. Most Americans do not know or understand the integrated policy and philosophy of Sustainable


Sustainable Development is the Action plan being used across America and around the world to

implement the United Nations Agenda 21 program. Although the movement’s roots are much

older, the United Nations, at its 1992 Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, publicly launched the

global movement known as Agenda 21. The Secretary General of that ‘Earth Summit

Conference,’ Maurice Strong addressed the gathering and said the following:

“...current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class

involving high

meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work air conditioning, and suburban

housing are not sustainable.”

178 nations were signatories to the 288 page Agenda 21. President George H. W. Bush signed

on behalf of the United States. Since Agenda 21 was “soft law” and not a treaty, Congress had

no role to perform. Instead, the cabinet agencies of the Executive branch of government were charged with implementing

this ‘global to local’ program.

In 1993, President Bill Clinton established, by executive order, the President’s Council on

Sustainable Development. Since Clinton’s order, every cabinet agency has undertaken its

role in advancing Agenda 21/Sustainable Development policy in the US.

In summary, Sustainable Development seeks:

The step by step abolition of private property, primarily through the

implementation of the Wildlands Project and Smart Growth.

Education of youth to prepare them for global citizenship.

Control and ultimate reduction of human population.

Sustainable Developers rally around the concepts within their “three E’s” symbol. The three E’s are Equity,

Economy and Environment.

Equity means to restructure human nature and to enforce that restructure by shifting our system of justice from

one that adheres to the principle of equal justice and unalienable rights to one that implements the concept of

“social justice.”

Economy means shifting from free enterprise to “publicprivate partnerships.” It also means establishment of a

global economy where goods “freely” cross national borders in order to redistribute financial, natural and human

resources in order to equalize the income distribution within and between nations.

Environment means giving plants, animals and even inanimate objects status equal to or even greater than the

rights of human beings.

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