Private Property Ownership – the First American Right To Die Under Barack Obama’s Tyranny

“Imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can…” John Lennon wrote these words for a fantasy song to glorify his understanding of the road to peace. John may not have understood the true origins of his thoughts, but we know it as Communism. Barack Obama knows that too and is determined to make sure you understand the consequences of “no possessions.” In government-speak it’s called the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule.” (AFFH) Once it becomes a reality you will be able to fully appreciate John’s statement – imagine no possessions.” For if AFFH is allowed to stand, the concept of private property is about to die in America. The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule is federal enforcement of Sustainable Development Smart Growth Cities. Until now there was at least a pretense that Smart Growth development was a local process. That, of course, is what the American Planning Association (APA), Non-governmental ...
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Strong Cities Network; DHS; and the SPLC

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally to Destroy Freedom On September 29, 2015, Attorney General Loretta Lynch delivered a speech to the United Nations that should be considered one of the most powerful and frightening threats to American freedom ever conceived. Lynch was announcing United States’ support and participation in a new program called the Strong Cities Network. Of course her words were cleverly prepared to disguise the obvious threats of the program. She spoke of creating a link between cities to learn new ways to “lift up communities worldwide.” She went on to say, “It also sends a message about who we are and what we aspire to be – as an alliance of nations and as a global community.” Those words alone should send a clear warning to everyone that the Strong Cities is bad news – a direct threat to national sovereignty and the establishment of a one size ...
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It’s 1992 All Over Again

A New Agenda 21 Threatens Our Way of Life If you had a time machine and could travel back to 1992 as the UN’s Earth Summit was underway, your efforts to abort this subversive policy would be aided by all you had experienced in the Orwellian world of “Sustainable Living”. You wouldn’t have to wonder what the NGOs who created it had in mind. You wouldn’t have to trust the news media to provide the details. You would know because you would have lived it. You would know that Nancy Pelosi’s open claim that Agenda 21 is a “comprehensive blue print” for the reorganization of human society was true.   And what’s more; you don’t like it! We were told, without hesitation, that Agenda 21 was aimed at destroying free enterprise. That it is was a clarion call for humans to live on less and that Earth could no longer sustain the ...
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A New Symbol Has Been Cast: People • Property • Liberty

Time to Treat Property Owners like OWNERS! The American way of life, based on a strong middle class established through free enterprise and ownership of private property, is under assault like never before. That assault will dramatically increase in September as thousands of Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), global elitists and United Nation’s bureaucrats converge on New York City to reboot Agenda 21. This time they are calling it the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This new 15 year plan demands 17 points of global control to reorganize the world into a Socialist utopia by 2030. If allowed to take control, there will be no ownership of private property, very little individual choice, and national sovereignty will be a thing of the past in this new agenda. Meanwhile, the Obama Administration, through Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is busy implementing the “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” rule (AFFH). This program targets specific neighborhoods ...
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Three Questions to Change the Election

The number of candidates for President seems to grow on a daily basis. Each new candidate attempts to convince us they are the new hope for a better tomorrow. Jobs. Inequality. And the ever popular – “let’s be bipartisan so we can all move forward together!” These are the topics – the safe topics – they stick to. All designed to assure that they hit emotional buttons in each of us, yet don’t cause controversy. In fact, about the only reason we are given to vote for these candidates is that perhaps a charge that their opponent is involved in some kind of scandal or hired an illegal gardener. They resort to character assassination of their opponents as they dig for dirt. Or, the most common reasons we are given by candidates to vote for them, often reduced to the vocabulary of a cave man – “Republican good -- Democrat ...
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Feeding the plan with federal grant money

"We live now in an era where normal values have been displaced. The good is called bad, the bad - good." - Anna Politkovskaya. "What we may be witnessing is not just the end of the Cold War, or the passing of a particular period of post-war history, but the end of history as such: that is, the end point of mankind's ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government." Francis Fukuyama, The End of History? Using federal grant money to fund and expand the tentacles of Sustainable Development has a number of ugly realities. First, and easiest to understand, is that this is a money redistribution scheme that helps bankrupt both the federal government and the middle class. The money wasn’t allocated specifically by Congress to fund grants that come from HUD, EPA, DOT, DOE (and maybe other sources as well) ...
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Taking the Agenda 21 Fight to the Maine State Legislature

Special Report: Recently I was invited to address the state legislature of Maine to discuss Agenda 21 and its assault on private property rights. THAT HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE IN MY 20+ YEARS OF FIGHTING AGENDA 21. THIS WAS AN HISTORIC OCCASION IN OUR FREEDOM MOVEMENT! Our movement is gaining strength.            I was given unlimited time to testify and was introduced as “the expert” on Agenda 21 and the protection of private property rights. I was invited because I have been working with local property rights activists, and with Maine State Representative Rick Long. I have been advising them that we need more than just a one of a kind anti-Agenda 21 bill – as has been tried in several states. You see, in many states, legislators have tried to create a “one-size-fits- all style of bill that calls for the banning Agenda 21. While I applaud that effort ...
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Protection of Private Property Rights

Testimony by Tom DeWeese, American Policy Center April 9th, 2015 First, let me address the 1,000 pound Gorilla in the room –  the claim that Agenda 21 is just a right wing conspiracy theory. The Southern Poverty Law Centers says, “Agenda 21 is not a treaty. It has no force of law, no enforcement mechanisms, no penalties, and no significant funding. It is not even a top-down recommendation, seeking instead to encourage communities around the world to come up with their own solutions to overpopulation, pollution, poverty and resource depletion. It is a feel good guide that cannot force anyone, anywhere to do anything at all.” And that is exactly what planners, non-governmental organizations and federal officials tell you and city councilmen and county commissioners every day. The fact is, up until the mid 2000s, no one was saying Agenda 21 was a Rightwing fringe fantasy. In 1992, over 50,000 ...
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Never Underestimate the Power of a Pebble in Your Shoe

A plan to Stop Agenda 21 Thousands of grassroots activists across the nation have taken up the fight against Agenda 21 and its policy of Sustainable Development. Where once there were only a very few of us speaking out against this “comprehensive blueprint” for the complete transition of American society, now hundreds speak in meetings and testify in legislative hearings. We know it is an assault on property rights, energy use, building development, even education and health care. The policy’s impact is massive and, to many, overwhelming. Yet, our voice of opposition continues to be ignored. We get the roll of the eyes, the snide remarks, the accusations of conspiracy theorists and fringe fanatics. They smirk. They laugh and they move forward with their plans conceived in the back rooms out of sight of a sleeping public. How can we stop it? Where do we start?  How do we overcome ...
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Attack of the NGOs

Who are these None governmental Organizations (NGOs) shock troops and how do they operate? It’s a vast matrix composed of both the private NGO groups and representatives of the UN and representatives of a large number of US federal agencies – all working together behind the scenes, quietly making policy for the rest of us. And when I attempt to expose them, they vehemently deny there is any collusion – “pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.” Sorry, the truth is – this is how it works. No vote. No public input. Just the enforcement of an agenda through the willing participation of private groups and government officials who forgot their purpose was to represent, not dictate to us. The NGOs are the storm troopers necessary to make it all happen. The article below was first published in 2008, has been included in the American Policy Center’s “Stop ...
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Panic in “Sustainable City”

The attacks came fast and furious, from March through June. A coordinated attack to vilify, ostracize and neutralize efforts by local citizen activists who are standing in opposition to Agenda 21 and its policy called Sustainable Development. The terms “conspiracy theory,” “extremists,” “fear mongers,” and “far right,” are all over these obvious attempts to smear any opposition to the agenda of the Sustainablist planners that now swarm over nearly every community in America. It started with the American Planning Association (APA) delivering yet another report in a continuing effort to understand the fierce opposition to its “innocent,” “locally- driven” programs. Apparently it is a mystery to the APA why there would be  opposition to its plans to reorganize entire communities which sometimes result in turning people’s lives upside down.  The APA has done a series of studies over the past few years in an attempt to find a way to ...
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Stopping Agenda 21: Equipping Citizens to Fight Back

Our battle to expose and stop Agenda 21 has grown more intense over the past few months. More counties and states across the nation are taking action against the dictates of self-proclaimed stakeholder groups to reject sustainablist policies. From Virginia to California, citizens are demanding protection of their property rights and more state legislatures are addressing their demands. However, new attacks have been made against us over the past two months from the American Planning Association, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Treehugger.com. Three major national news publications--News Week, Esquire, and Fortune--have also attacked our efforts to expose local sustainable development policies and local activist’s efforts to stop it. These attacks indicate that we are making an impact in this fight to stop government sprawl. More state legislatures are passing anti-Agenda 21 legislation and more local communities are standing up to outside non-governmental organizations (NGOs) ...
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Webinar #2 – Attack of the NGOs

Next Session -- July 13 at 6:00PM EDT The 2nd monthly   FREE Webinar to teach activists how to stop Agenda 21! Hosted by  Tom DeWeese and  The American Policy Center The second online event is entitled: Attack of the NGOs The presentation cover the following information: Who is behind Agenda 21 and the details on their powerful connections and massive funding? How do they get the official NGO designation and who gives it to them? How have they brought Agenda 21 and sustainable development into every community in America? How do they operate with government entities? Most importantly, how to get rid of them in your community!!! For this second session, my special guests will be: Dr. Michael Coffman, the man who created the Biodiversity Map. Dr. Coffman has attended international conferences where sustainable policies have been created. He is a renowned expert on Smart Growth policy and on the philosophical root ...
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How Global Policy Becomes Local

I first issued the following article in 2005. Since that time, planning groups like the American Planning Association and other Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are involved in implementing sustainable development across the nation, vigorously deny that their programs have anything to do with the United Nations or Agenda 21. And they have gone on the attack through a variety of hit pieces and articles in major news magazines to label those of us fighting Agenda 21 as just kooky conspiracy theorists. Their main argument is that Agenda 21 is a “soft law” policy that has no enforcement capability. “It’s just voluntary,” they insist over and over again. “There are no blue helmeted troops at city hall,” they sarcastically proclaim. But who needs UN troops when they have the NGO shock troops? The following article clearly shows how they target and enlist local mayors to “voluntarily” thrust their agenda on the ...
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Stop Agenda 21 Webinar

Major Announcement: Tom DeWeese to host a series of FREE Webinars to teach activists how to stop Agenda 21! Why do you need to attend this online event? Have you seen the coordinated attacks against us? There have been four major attacks in the last four weeks: 1st. The American Planning Association issued its report entitled: The Actions of Discontent. 2nd. The Southern Poverty Law Center's "in depth" report was titled: “Agenda 21, the UN, Sustainability and Right-wing Conspiracy Theory.” 3rd. Natural Resources Defense Council and Tree Hugger.com called me “the king of conspiracy theories.” 4th. Last week, Newsweek magazine published “The Plots to Destroy America” – based entirely from the SPLC report. All of these reports are directed at you and me and our fight against Agenda 21. “Conspiracy Theory.”  “Fringe Nuts!”  "Extremists!" These attacks indicate that they are terrified of us. The SPLC report said that we are "starting to have ...
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The Principles of Freedom VS Agenda 21

In February, 2014, I was invited to present the keynote address to the annual Clouds Over America conference in Oklahoma City, OK. Part of the program that evening was the presentation of awards to members of the Oklahoma state legislature who had distinguished themselves as defenders of freedom during the legislative session. I then had the privilege of speaking to this esteemed audience. Though some of this material has been published in a recent issue of the DeWeese Report, many in that audience asked for copies of this presentation. So I decided to reprint it here in its entirety. TAD  “Freedom.” We use that word a lot. Do we all really know what that word means? It’s used in so many different ways. Do we understand how it is attained? Most importantly, do we understand how it is used by some to actually take freedom away? Simply put, freedom is ...
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Victories Against Agenda 21

The battle against Agenda 21 is really heating up across the country as property rights activists are using the new American Policy Center tactics that I’ve been supplying. As a result, reports are coming in from activists and elected officials across the nation of growing battles and even some outright victories in the fight against Agenda 21. Finally we are able to stand up against self appointed stakeholder groups seeking to transform our nation into their private agendas, contrary to the Constitution. Here are just a few of the most recent reports I’ve received:  1. The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed the Oklahoma Community Protection Act (HB 2807). The bill is designed to nullify Agenda 21 and protect private property rights. I was privileged to help provide some strong property rights language and definitions to make the bill more effective. The bill is now in the State Senate. It has ...
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Memo to the Movement

The “Agenda for the 21st Century” is the root of your fight Keep your eye on the ball!  You and I have been fighting it for years. We’ve made progress, but not enough. That lack of progress is enough to discourage many activists to leave our fight and try to fight something else – perhaps an easier victory. But, as an associate of mine used to say, “Saving America is not a 9:00 to 5:00 job.” It’s never easy. But this fight MUST be won. Agenda 21 is at the root of nearly every other issue we fight. Leave the Agenda 21 fight now and America’s precious Republic will never be restored. We must renew this fight with a spirit and energy like never before. Our battle cry must be to crush Agenda 21 in 2014. I know it’s a hard issue to understand, and even harder to explain to ...
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Memo to the Movement (video)

Click here to make a donation to help continue my fight against Agenda 21 Thank you, Tom DeWeese ...
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New Tactics to Fight Agenda 21

Over the past few years, as we’ve educated people on Agenda 21 and its UN origins, the natural reaction by concerned citizens and property rights activists has been to rush into city hall and accuse their elected representatives of enforcing international policies on the town. This has, of course, been met with skepticism and ridicule on the part of some of the officials (and encouraged by the NGO stakeholders and planning organizations that stand in the shadows). Today, the promoters of Agenda 21, including ICLEI and the American Planning Association (APA), have worked overtime to paint our movement as crazed conspiracy theorists wearing tin foil hats and hearing voices. If we are to gain ground and ultimately defeat the Agenda 21 monster that is systematically ripping apart our Republic, then it’s time for our movement to learn from our mistakes and become more sophisticated in our approach. In short, it’s ...
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