Yes, it should be expected that a liberal school teacher would defend Agenda 21:
The Displaced Plainsman finds Rep. Mike Verchio (R-30/Hill City) flecking John Birch spittle all over the Custer County Chronicle about Agenda 21, the non-binding United Nations document created in 1992 to offer guidelines for countries trying not to die from environmental degradation. Rep. Verchio, like other Birchers and nutcases with too much time on their hands, thinks Agenda 21 is a nefarious United Nations plot to turn us into Soylent Green.
So there is some kind of a conspiracy involving the John Birch society? Now who is wearing the communist's tin foil hat (see below for explanation)?
Cory Heidelberger then wants an example:
But read carefully: in neither the Custer article nor in HCR 1008 do we hear one specific example of South Dakota state or local government implementing one specific policy that (a) can be tied directly to the Rio 1992 UN document or (b) has done harm to a single specific South Dakotan.
Well Pat Powers has a post where former Representative Lora Hubbel did exactly that during a Sioux Falls Council meeting. A commentor asked, "PP: What was she talking about?". Pat Powers responded with :
Agenda 21. (go figure)
Yes, it takes a RINO and a liberal Democratic school teacher to protect Agenda 21 when publicly exposed by true conservatives. And how do they defend Agenda 21? Pat Powers used the, "they are calling us Hitler" response, which is suppose to mean that you automatically lose the debate (Yes, the same political correctness that was invented by Marxists). A comment explains how Pat Powers used deception to make the false allegation:
The woman who interupted Lora was quite rude and irrelevant. Lora was talking about Soros,not Hitler,and made no implication that anyone in SF was acting like Hitler. Apparently she wasn’t listening. And to take this one snippet and post it without context is also irrelevant.
"UNESCO is often referred to as a school board for the world and, as such, it reflects the educational philosophy of its founding Director-General, biologist/humanist Julian Huxley.
"Huxley stated that the agency would advocate 'the ultimate need for world political unity' and would condition 'all peoples with the implications of the transfer of full sovereignty from separate nations to world organization.'... UNESCO 'can do a great deal to lay the foundations on which world political unity can later be built."
"In the early 1950's, former Communist Joseph Z. Kornfeder expressed the opinion that UNESCO was comparable to a Communist Party agitation and propaganda department. He stated that such a party apparatus 'handles the strategy and method of getting at the public mind, young and old.' Huxley would lard the agency with a motley collection of Communists and fellow travelers.
"In Hamburg, Germany, 1964, Huxley chaired a UNESCO sponsored conference called the 'International Symposium on Health, Education, Sex Education and Education for Home and Family living' in which the agenda was laid out for sex education.... The conference concluded, 'Sex education should begin at an early age.'...
"Through its 'World Heritage' subsidiary, UNESCO has, incredibly, already taken over control of such U.S. landmarks as the Statue of Liberty, Yellowstone National Park, Independence Hall, and other essential parcels of sovereign U.S. property. A portion of the admission to these symbols of American freedom now goes directly to UNESCO." Chuck Morse, September 16, 2002.
You can add Mount Rushmore to the list of World Heritage sites. I also explained to Cory's readers how the NEA is involved:
The book is titled: "Education for International Understanding in American schools, suggestions and recommendations".
On Page VI it mentions "experienced teachers enrolled in the 1947 summer session of 23 colleges and universities and two city school systems in the United states and in the Unesco Seminar for Teachers in Sevres, France"
Page XI: "The General Assembly of 1947 unaimously passed a resolution calling upon member states of the United Nations to provide for effective teaching about the United Nations in the schools."
Page XIV: "The facts are on the side of international collaboration. It is the high mission of education to teach these facts. If this is done, youth of today, and succeeding generations, will become increasingly competent to unite the strength of nations to maintain peace."
Page 6: "Collaboration among nations for economic, social, and cultural welfare is being organized and given administrative instructions through the Economic and Social Council and the specialized agencies; the International Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Food and Agriculture Organization, The World Health Organization, the International Trade Organization, The Internationa Labor Organization, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, and others...."
"The United States has assumed full obligations under the Charter and has repeatedly declared officially that it regards full participation in United Nations activities as a fundamental tenet of its foreign policy."
Page 7: "Much remains to be done and it is the "much" that is the crux of the challenge that faces American teachers today."
Page 8: "Since it seems evident that the firm establishment of a world organization and the achievement of a world order will be slow and gradual process, the children in our schools will be called upon to sustain, and strengthen, this movement and to lend their efforts to its advancment."
"It is more important than ever that teachers recognize the importance of education international understanding in our elementary and secondary schools."
Page 10: "This will certainly involve curriculum revision and the recasting of many time-honored educational policies and practices."
"This report summons the teaching profession of the United States to unite in planning and executing an educational program for a peaceful world."
And we have Unesco's role in implementing Agenda 21:
Chapter 36 of Agenda 21, on Education, Awareness and Training states:
Education is critical for achieving environmental and ethical awareness, values and attitudes, skills and behaviour consistent with sustainable development and for effective public participation in decision-making. Both formal and non-formal education are indispensable to . . . sustainable development.
To achieve this vision, Chapter 36 called on governments, international agencies, businesses and civil society groups to:
• ensure that basic education for all is achieved
• make environmental and development education available to people of all ages
• integrate environmental and development concepts into all educational programmes
• involve schoolchildren in studies on environmental health, including safe drinking water, sanitation, food and the various impacts of resource use.
Following the Earth Summit, the Commission on Sustainable Development appointed UNESCO to be its Task Manager for Chapter 36. UNESCO’s roles were to accelerate reforms of education and coordinate the activities of all stakeholders in education through a wide-ranging Work Programme whose objectives included:
• clarifying the concept and key messages of education for sustainable development
• incorporating education into national strategic and action plans for sustainable development
• educating to promote sustainable consumption and production patterns
• identifying and sharing innovative practices.
I could have explained all of this with three words...New World Order. And in South Dakota we now have proof that operatives in both political parties are on board with the agenda to implement the NWO. And anybody who tries expose their agenda to the citizens will be personally attacked. How totalitarian is that?