Urban Planners Watch out! Tea Party Tackling "Socialist Plot" That Is Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development

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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.

Urban Planners Watch out! Tea Party Tackling "Socialist Plot" That Is Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development
A spokesperson for the far-right political group says the United Nations resolution is a "major issue" on which the Tea Party will focus.

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