Urban Planners Watch out! Tea Party Tackling "Socialist Plot" That Is Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development
The Tea Party took a bashing in the election, losing a few members and ending up with that unmentionable President again. But they did elect Ted Cruz, a noted Agender who blames the Agenda 21 conspiracy on George Soros and calls the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) a socialist plot. Members of the Tea Party plan to focus on issues; according to the New York Times,
Mr. Cummings, who is the Midwest coordinator for Tea Party Patriots, a national group, said a major issue he would be focusing on now was Agenda 21, a United Nations resolution that encourages sustainable development. It has no force of law in the United States, but a passionate element of the Tea Party sees it as a plot against American property rights.
Meanwhile, in Oklahoma, a State Senator is introducing a bill to ban state support for groups "pushing limits on property owner rights. Wayne Green of Tulsa World writes:
While some of the concerns about Agenda 21 may seem far-fetched, [local rancher] Irwin said it is important for the state to take a stand in defense of private land ownership and against efforts to collectivize Americans into compact cities.
Urban designers and planners beware.