DeWeese Warns “Sustainable Development” Threatens US Sovereignty

January 21, 2003

Addresses CPAC, Jan 22 at Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA

Washington, DC – As debate rages over the President’s State of the Union speech, Tom DeWeese, the president of the American Policy Center, will tell an audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference that “sustainable development” policies, many of which are being pursued by the Bush administration, will determine how their private property is used, what businesses may operate in their community, how food is grown, and how their children will be educated.

The conference is being held on Thursday, Jan 22, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

“An international agenda has been set in motion, beginning with the United Nation’s treaties and agreements,” says DeWeese. “That agenda is now working its way down through federal to state to local government policy.”

As just one example, the Bush administration has begun issuing grants to help spread a United Nations-sponsored school program that aims to become “a universal curriculum” for teaching global citizenship, peace studies, and equality of world cultures. The US Education Department has issued its first $1.2 million grant to implement the program.

“Sustainable Development is anti-property rights. Anti-free enterprise. It is anti-individual liberty. It is anti-national sovereignty and national borders. It is anti-Western culture,” says DeWeese who noted that the UN’s Agenda 21, “a treaty signed by George Bush at the Earth Summit in 1992 when he was in President”, set Sustainable Development in motion.”

In his address, “Globalism’s Dark Side: The Dangers of the United Nations”, DeWeese warns against the “erasing of national borders and national sovereignty.”

“Globalism calls for a wrenching transformation of our society, away from representative government and independent nations to the establishment of a global village with global citizens. The entire plan is outlined in detail in the UN’s Agenda 21.”

“Imagine,” says DeWeese, “an America in which a specific ‘ruling principle’ is created to decide proper societal conduct for every citizen? That principle would be used to consider everything you eat, what you wear, the kind of home you live in, the way you get to work, the way you dispose of waste, the number of children you may have, even your education and employment decision. That ruling principle is Sustainable Development.”

Most Americans, notes DeWeese, are largely unaware of this development, nor that “There has never been a single vote in Congress to create Sustainable Development. It’s all done through cleverly rearranged wording of existing programs and budgets, using UN treaties as guidelines. It’s all under the radar.”

The American Policy Center is a grassroots, activist think tank headquartered in Warrenton, Virginia. Mr. DeWeese is the publisher/editor of a monthly newsletter, The DeWeese Report. The Center maintains an Internet site at

Contact: Tom DeWeese @ (540) 341-8911

A copy of his speech is available on request from Alan Caruba, APC Director of Communications, at [email protected] or by calling him at (973) 763-6392.

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Tom DeWeese is President of the American Policy Center and National Grassroots Coordinator for CFACT (Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow) working to help local activists organize into Freedom Pods ( He is also the author of three books, including Now Tell Me I Was Wrong, ERASE, and Sustainable: the WAR on Free Enterprise, Private Property, and Individuals.