The Freedom “Brain Trust” That Sparked an Agenda 21 Revolt

Just one year ago I sponsored the Freedom Action National Conference at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. It turned out to be an historic gathering, because this was the event that essentially parked the current national firestorm against the UN’s Agenda 21. Here activists from around the nation heard from the foremost Agenda 21 experts about why this United Nations’ policy is such a threat to American society. And from this event, those activists returned home, inspired to take on the battle to oust such policy from their local communities.

Those experts bringing the message to the conference included Michael Shaw, founder of Freedom Advocates; Mike Coffman of Sovereignty International and myself. The three of us have been a team for more than 15 years, detailing every aspect of the Agenda 21 threat. At the Freedom Action National Conference we again teamed up to bring the very latest Agenda 21 information, including how it is being spread in community after community; the wide variety of names it hides behind; who are the perpetrators, who is ICLEI, and how Agenda 21 can be defeated.

In addition to these direct presentations on Agenda 21, the conference featured an incredible line up of leaders in the growing movement for Constitutional liberty. One attendee told me I had assembled the “brain trust” of the freedom movement. These experts connected the dots to Agenda 21 from such seemingly unrelated issues including Health care; illegal immigration; the growing international surveillance system, and the threat of fusion centers; the IRS and how to legally stand up to it; and the reasons why the push for a Constitutional Convention is a very bad idea.

The Freedom Action National Conference was also a gathering place for several influential state legislators, including Rep. Charles Key, of Oklahoma; Rep. Matt Shea, of Washington State; Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, of Pennsylvania; and Rep. Sam Rohrer, of Pennsylvania. These legislators met together during the conference and began working on legislation to take back to their states, and to recruit more legislators to the cause. The conference allowed them the opportunity to learn, compare notes and network with activists.

Best selling author, Tom Woods discussed the issue of Nullification and how it can be used to turn back bad policy like Agenda 21. Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America connected the dots from gun control to Agenda 21. And Marc Morano, the nation’s leading expert on the Global Warming hoax, kept the crowd in constant laughter as he related the panic global warming scare mongers are experiencing as they see their issue collapsing around the world. Former presidential candidate and Constitution expert, Michael Badnarik gave the conference key note address, calling on the attendees to dedicate themselves to the principles of the Constitution. And Sheriff Richard Mack taught the gathering how county sheriffs can and should be the most powerful locally elected officials, fully able to keep intrusive federal officials under control.

From these dynamic presentations, the Freedom Action participants went into workshops to learn how to fight back against these policies. Education expert Beverly Eakman presented a workshop detailing how to disrupt pre-planned consensus meetings – the tactic most often used to enforce Agenda 21 policy on the local level. Dan Byfield of the American Stewards of Liberty delivered a powerful workshop on a valuable new tool for the fight on the local level – called “Coordination.” This was the major tool used to stop the Trans-Texas Corridor and is now being used in communities across the nation against Agenda 21 and intrusive federal policies. Campaign expert Barry Sheets taught attendees how to run an effective local campaign on very limited funds. And finally, media experts Sam Bushman, Gary Franchi, and George Sheperd united to teach how to use the media and social net works to get the message out and bypass a biased mainstream media. Each workshop was an invaluable lesson in effective activism.

As a result of the Freedom Action National Conference, activists started what has become a revolution in the fight to stop Agenda 21. Firestorms against Agenda 21 have erupted in communities across the nation, in city council and county commissioner meetings; in state legislatures and, most recently, in the current presidential race. Major Tea Party leaders have voted Agenda 21 to be one of their top two issues and many candidates for local and state office are making it a major issue in their campaigns. As a direct result, nine communities have now voted to end Agenda 21 policies and hundreds more are working toward that goal.

This major push against Agenda 21 started last August, 2010 with the Freedom Action National Conference on the same hallowed ground where George Washington revitalized his starving and defeated troops to go on to win American freedom. And it looks like history may be repeating itself. The Freedom Action National Conference was an amazing, unique event that created a starting point where Americans can begin the process to diminish the growing tyranny of government.

Even though the conference took place a full year ago, dedicated, concerned activists who want to learn and join the fight, don’t have to miss it-even now. Because the entire conference is available in an complete 12 disk DVD set, including all the speeches and all the workshops. You can use these presentations as programs for your activist meetings and for training sessions. The information is in more demand today than when the conference was first held. This 12 disk DVD set is available today on Amazon. More information can be found here:

Tom DeWeese
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Tom DeWeese is one of the nation’s leading advocates of individual liberty, free enterprise, private property rights, personal privacy, back-to-basics education and American sovereignty and independence.