by Alan Mercer
Please adapt this message and send it out to everyone:
The Canadian government should renounce UN Agenda 21 and withdraw from the Rio+20 Earth Summit because these policies are a direct threat to our freedoms, property rights and prosperity.
Agenda 21 policies such as those being negotiated at Rio+20, and the ones already implemented since 1992, are the work of an unelected international organization and were not formulated by the Canadian people.
Agenda 21 Sustainable Development policies have been introduced undemocratically by private tax-subsidized NGOs in alliance with governments without citizens being involved in decision-making or properly informed as to the nature and origin of these policies.
Whatever comes out of Rio+20 is guaranteed to make our lives more burdensome and less free.
The Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development is taking place June 20-22, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Rio+20 is the latest escalation of Agenda 21, which came out of the 1992 Earth Summit, also called the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED).
There are many points in the preliminary Rio+20 Zero draft of the outcome document that are dangerous to the freedom, rights and prosperity of every Canadian. The zero draft document calls for the strengthening of “international environmental governance”. It also advocates the use of public education to indoctrinate the young and the rest of society in sustainable development values which are elevated above human-centered rights and freedoms.
The draft document hides its authoritarianism behind rhetoric about the environment and also about “poverty eradication”, which is ironic since all of these policies will lead to more poverty. It is talking about a change in our whole way of life. The zero draft document advocates moving the world towards “low-carbon development” and towards “sustainable consumption and production patterns”. On top of all that it talks about the continued redistribution of wealth from countries like Canada to supposedly assist poorer countries in implementing the green economy and sustainable development. Seriously, it also talks about adding a new “measure of well-being” instead of relying on GDP to measure prosperity. This Orwellian terminology appears intended to make poverty more palatable.
The International Institute for Sustainable Development provides coverage in its Earth Negotiations Bulletin of more recent negotiations about a newer draft document (Vol. 27, Num. 35). One proposal that stands out is the empowering of governments with the crazy “goal of limiting temperature rise to 2°C”. Also we learn about calls for the developed world to “undertake significant lifestyle changes” and complaints about “unsustainable patterns of consumption”. Another proposal involves “making prices reflect true environmental and social costs and benefits (including payments for ecosystem services, carbon pricing and phasing out harmful subsidies).” The article also reports that proposals about “population limits” have been openly discussed at the preparatory meetings.
Agenda 21 has been implemented over the years without public awareness and involvement, with hardly any media or government explanation other than one-sided propaganda.
Agenda 21 is carried out by very active professional non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who also receive tax funding, whereas most individual members of the public are not actively involved except as workers who pay taxes to fund NGO and government salaries.
Agenda 21 and Rio+20 are not mentioned in the Conservative platform for the 2011 election, so there is no democratic justification for signing Rio+20.
For these reasons, Agenda 21 and Rio+20 are clearly undemocratic and threaten the sovereignty of Canadians, our prosperity and way of life, as well as our property rights and freedoms.
The Conservative Party claims to support property rights, and yet if it goes along with Rio+20, it fails to protect the rights, freedoms and future of most Canadians.
The people of Canada who believe in freedom – regardless of political stripe – have to make it clear to federal politicians of all parties, as well as provincial and local politicians, that Canada should not be involved in Agenda 21.
The government should not have any representatives at Rio+20, they should not sign any documents, and they should withdraw from Agenda 21 altogether.