APC’s Efforts to Expose ICLEI Having an Impact

Over the past several months, the American Policy Center (APC) has mailed more than 100,000 “Remove ICLEI, Restore the Republic Survey” to Americans across the nation. The mail package contained not only the Survey, but also a detailed report on Sustainable Development and how ICLEI (International Council on Local Environmental Initiatives) is being paid dues by local communities to impose this UN Agenda 21 policy.

ICLEI is now operating in more than 600 American cities – mostly in relative secrecy. More cities are being pressured to give ICLEI control of development policy making. In most cases that includes creating non-elected boards, councils and regional governments answerable to no one. City Councils and County Commissions, which should be answerable to the people, are now able to defer decision making to these non-elected bureaucrats, leaving the people without the ability to question or overturn policy. It’s the definition of a perfect“Soviet.”Yet most people had never heard of ICLEI or the power it holds over so many American communities. So, APC set out to change that, exposing the process and then asking Americans if they agree with such actions.

Since the mailings began, APC’s phones ring steadily with requests for reprints of the report. Moreover, it has sparked others to join the cause against Sustainable Development. More and more Tea Party rallies are featuring speakers on the subject. I am now giving more radio interviews andspeeches on the subject than ever before. Clearly, APC’s education campaign is having a dramatic impact on the effort to expose and stop both Sustainable Development and ICLEI. Below are the results of the Survey, so far.

Question 1: Have you heard the term Sustainable Development before?
Yes 38%    No 57%    Not Sure 5%

Question 2: Are you aware that Sustainable Development policy means severe restrictions on your local natural resources like water, and on private property use?
Yes 39%    No 59%    Not Sure 2%

Question 3: Have you heard of ICLEI?
Yes 23%    No 75%    Not Sure 2%

Question 4: Are you aware of ICLEI activities in your community?
Yes 5%    No 91%    Not Sure 4%

Question 5: Did you know that your community is enforcing international policy and laws, hiding them behind excuses like environmental protection and historic preservation?
Yes 10%    No 78%    Not Sure 12%

Question 6: Do you believe your community should be paying taxpayer dollars to an international organization like ICLEI to dictate local development policy?
Yes 2%    No 95%    Not Sure 3%

Question 7: If ICLEI is already in your town, do you want your City Council, Mayor, or County Commissioners to end its contract and stop paying ICLEI?
Yes 96%    No 3%    Not Sure 1%

Question 8: If ICLEI is already in your town, do you want your City Council, Mayor, or County Commissioners to continue its contract and allow ICLEI to proceed with its programs through non-elected boards and councils?
Yes 3%    No 96%    Not Sure 1%

Question 9: If ICLEI is not yet in your community, do you want your city leaders to allow them to get involved in your town?
Yes 2%    No 97%    Not Sure 1%

From the Survey responses, it’s obvious that Americans, when they know the facts, do not want international organizations pushing Sustainable Development on their community. Americans must get the facts and then confront their elected officials to stop these actions. The special report on Sustainable Development is available from the American Policy Center at 70 Main Street, Suite 23, Warrenton, VA 20816, or on the website at www.americanpolicy.org.

Greens on the run

A year ago, the Environmental Movement seemed on the verge of total victory. With Obama in the White House; Reid in the Senate and Pelosi in the House, it seemed nothing could stop them. Cap and Trade appeared to be a done deal. But today, even in the hottest summer on record and a massive oil spill in the Gulf, the Greens can’t get any traction for their once popular (now disgraced) cause. The Greens’ charges that big oil and industry have used their money and power to destroy the earth and stop vital environmental legislation, is falling on deaf ears. The Greens have lied too many times and now their house of cards is tumbling with unprecedented speed. Their intimidation of editors of science journals to not publish anything but the party line has been exposed. Global Warming is a proven hoax. People around the world have clearly learned that the Green’s efforts to turn back society are not only costly, but unnecessary. The sky is not falling and it never was.

Tom DeWeese
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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 (www.CFACT.org). 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.