Agenda 21 will cripple America, local group told

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SIERRA VISTA — The individual freedoms of Americans are being eroded to the point that future generations of citizens may see their living space compressed to something like was shown in the movie “The Hunger Games.”

That is the view of two people who spoke out against the United Nation’s Agenda 21 project, where the United States will see its citizens giving up property rights, the ability to live wherever they want and to see America’s wealth given to other countries to, in effect, create a financially- and politically-level playing field.

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RobLeach on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 7:33am

This is such a farce and a conspiracy! Gass offers no specifics, just eerie
fantasia. This is a non-binding agreement, which was also signed on by
President George W. Bush. It seeks to share information and ideas for
sustainability of future generations. Despite what Gass states, nobody’s
rights have been violated. Seriously, where do these National Enquire people
come from? Perhaps from reading the magazines that Gowan places at our
grocery stores. It was appropriate to place Gass and her fluke of followers
in a “pod” for her fear stroking messaging. The next order of business is sto
end the “pod” with her in it, back to her mothership.

Peter on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 8:03am

“Her ardor and commitment sometimes came across somewhat stridently”, said
Casey Jones, a former SV councilman. And with this quote, Hess concluded his
report on the seminar which discussed the “Threat to State Sovereignty”.
Hess, then, chose to sum up the seminar, not by reviewing the ideas
presented, but by focusing on one participant’s characterization of the main
speaker being “somewhat strident”. That was cute, Mr. Hess. You left your
readers with an impression of the person, not of her ideas. Ms. Gass, like
Thomas Paine, is certainly passionate in her promotion of the ideals of
liberty. And America is need of passion like hers, to remind us of the
concepts of individual and state liberty and freedom that were presented in
the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

Sumtingwong on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 8:13am

“You can’t reason people out of a stance they didn’t reason themselves into.”
Jonathan Swift,

Huachuca Henry on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 9:06am

Why is this crackpot chicken little article on the front page. The tea party
is about as popular as lice these days and the various fake leaders outnumber
the membership. The idea that the UN is taking over the world is stupid. When
you live in a military town in the US which has a military large enough to
kick the rest of the worlds butt, its totally delusional.

Sumtingwong on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 10:09am

It is unbelievable that that many people would show up to listen to those
two, or that the Herald gave them any ink. Google Lyle Rapacli/bio/false. His
degrees are from degree mills. He also wrote a book, Satanism: The Not So New
Problem. Makes one wonder.

Mark C on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 10:23am

How exactly can a 20 year old set of recommendations that encourages
sustainable development be a threat to American sovereignty? Is it really
Marxist Communism to encourage cities and counties to plan development in
ways that save resources and improve people’s quality of life? What exactly
is the downside to preserving rivers and wildlife corridors so that our
children’s children have a shot at enjoying the same quality of life we
currently enjoy? It seems like people are opposed to this simply because it
originated with the UN and they believe the UN is trying to steal our
sovereignty. That is pretty lame conspiracy theory by the way, if you’re
going run around propagating conspiracy theories why not choose some of the
more interesting ones with space aliens or reptilians?

Knight Rider on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 11:18am

Gass is nothing but a fear monger. No substance to anything she has to say.
She belongs to the “scream loud and hope ignorant people will listen”
party so I guess this is to be expected. As to her imbecilic Hunger Games
reference, as long as I can live near Jennifer Lawrence, I’m good with it.

chucklesg on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 2:27pm

This Tea Party will go the way of the original tea and the party…to the

LocalCynic on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 6:09pm

And for more information, five links to hostile pages and one link that might
actually have information, not screaming opinion.

warriorprincess24 on Sun, 02/17/2013 - 5:12pm

Well Heather spoke at a Local Tea Party meeting the other week. I thought I
knew all there was about UN Agenda 21 until Heather spoke. This is NOT
fantasy, NOT conspiracy theory, it is real, we’re seeing it happen all over
the Country, & here in Arizona. Our City governments have been voting on (3
voted for Agenda 21)/against it; our State is voting on/against it. We have a
Senator who has put forth a House Bill to be read/voted on Mon Feb 18 to Stop
UN Agenda 21. This is serious & not a joke or to be taken lightly. Been
studying UN Agenda for probably 2 yrs along with a lot of other people. DVD
Agenda 21 has been out for quite a while. My husband & I’ve seen it about 3
times. This started way back originally in the mid 1940s. They are using all
sorts of cutsy words to make everything sound legit, but in reality it is all
part of the United Nations which is destroying this Country. We must Stop it
NOW! Arizona & Patriots doen’t take it lightly; neither should you.

warriorprincess24 on Sun, 02/17/2013 - 5:19pm

Guess you’re one of those California people who don’t believe in a whole lot
of anything that resembles Truth. UN Agenda 21 is Real and has been around
since the 1940s. It is an Agenda of 21 items/goals and actually even more
that is set up by the UN to take over the United States bit by bit. There is
a website called Democrats Against UN Agenda 21. There is a gal Rosa Koire
who is also talking about this to people and warning them of the dangers of
this. I am a Conservative; my husband & I facilitate a Tea Party here in
Arizona. We’ve been learning about UN Agenda 21 for about 2 yrs. I suggest
you go do your research before putting Heather Gass down. She is merely
trying to keep our Country Free and educate the people. If Agenda 21 scares
you, it should. This is not ‘fear mongering’ but making people aware,
alerting people to what is going on and that it needs to be stopped. Do the

Knight Rider on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 3:26pm

So I see the only support for one member of the ““scream loud and hope
ignorant people will listen” party is from another of their members. That
speaks volumes.

Myron Jaworsky on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 9:34pm

Whenever I read stuff like this, I feel as though I’ve been caught in a time
warp back into the 1950s and 1960s. Is the John Birch Society staging a
comeback? With the p o s s i b l e exception of the General Assembly vote
that accorded observer status to the Palestinians, the US has used the UN to
provide legal cover for whatever the US wants to do. And no wonder: the US
created it and basically controls it, the World Bank, and the International
Monetary Fund. Anyone who doesn’t see this needs to go beyond the GED.

researchman on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 12:25pm

I enjoy reading these comments as the majority of them are negative about the
topic. I have to admit I was with the majority of these comments about two
years ago. I have researched Agenda 21 extensively over the last year. In the
newspaper article it states Agenda 21 was brought into the country by
executive order No.12852 which established The Council on Sustainable
Development, so much for the conspiracy theory statements. Agenda 21 is the
United Nations 100 year plan to address the global warming issue. It sees
uncontrolled human growth as a problem that will take away from future
generations. To control this issue people need to be better managed to reduce
their carbon footprint. This will be done by reducing the use of energy, food
production and many of the things that are common place in our current
lifestyle. We see this happening here in Cochise County with the additional
regulations placed on our coal fired plants by the EPA.

oppressoliber on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 2:30pm

Great post, researchman. A lot more folks should be doing a lot more research
on topics prior to posting on here.

researchman on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 2:37pm

I read the above comments and find no usable information. If you feel the
same let me help. Within my above post I said I’ve researched Agenda 21 for
the last year. I will send you to what I feel is the best information to
introduce you to the topic. First, go to YouTube: “Agenda 21 Explained”. This
gives you the best understanding of the topic from it’s beginning, the people
who laid it’s foundation, and how it moves through our country. Second, to
build on that go to If you have Adobe installed on your
computer check this out. This gives you more information about how it moves,
who is pushing it, and the impact it will have on your kids lives. I hope you
find this useful.

researchman on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 3:12pm

I read your post and think your trying to shutdown conversation. I see group
think here and not open minds talking like adults. Takes me back to the third
grade,the playground and the bully mentality. Please bring something of value
next time.

researchman on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 4:03pm

When Bill Clinton signed executive order 12852 and three weeks after the
recommendations you speak of became law. You first need to understand how
Agenda 21 defines sustainable development. You see it I’m sure as sustaining
our current lifestyle as you stated in your 4th sentence referring to your
kids enjoying the same quality of life. The UN sees that quality of life
level as unsustainable. Why, Global Warming. The fact is Agenda 21 is the UN
addressing global warming. When you understand what A21 sees as unsustainable
then you will understand the issues we have with it. Not having this
information you are unable speak with accuracy about the topic. See my post
below for more information.

researchman on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 4:22pm

I went through your post sentence by sentence and found it’s content weak.
About “nobody’s rights” you might check The Florida Forever Program and it’s
impact on local property right.

researchman on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 4:24pm

Your point???

researchman on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 5:12pm

The UN does not intend to go up against our military. It will instead go
after the soft part of our country, the uninformed. We have people on this
very site that refer to Agenda 21 as a conspiracy theory. With that level of
awareness it has a virtual playground to move its programs forward. Now you
won’t hear the UN is coming to town but maybe “Dream Your City” where good
people work to do good things for us, maybe. When it’s time to fund the many
projects the money is tied to Agenda 21, you know the small print. With that
the hook is set. That’s the way it’s done through funding, regulations,
zoning and our ignorance.

researchman on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 5:28pm

The Herald wrote a very good article I thought. I wish you attended as your
comments would then be from a position of knowledge. Maybe next time.

researchman on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 6:00pm

Researchman has not researched how to attach his comments to individual
posts. Researchman will do better next time, I hope.

Sumtingwong on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 6:44pm

Attending that wouldn’t give you any knowledge.

marciensv on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 8:21pm

Researchman, Replying is easy. First there is a reply tab on a post. Or at
the beginning of your post put in the username. You will notice that the
first few words of a post. Are also in the subject area.

Cassandra on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 9:04pm

In my day, we drew more careful distinctions between a year of research and a year of watching Glenn Beck and listening to Alex Jones. However, giving you the benefit of a colossal doubt, lay that smoking gun, which you must have found in that irreplaceable year of your life, on us.

I find the suspicion that a 20 year old non-binding action plan has and piece of political theater is actually the blueprint to tyranny followed by three administrations laughable. The necessity of eminent domain, wherein the government appropriates property for public use, was discussed and acknowledged by the Founding Fathers. Were they in on it way back then? That’s a pretty deep game.

Finally, do you actually believe we shouldn’t make plans for sustainable development? Do you hold that “everything will just work out,” rising global temperatures be damned?

Knight Rider on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 10:23am

I don’t have enough time in the day to research the plethora of conspiracy
theories that the scream loud party comes up with.

Ran Talbott on Sun, 02/24/2013 - 5:45pm

“In the newspaper article it states Agenda 21 was brought into the country by
executive order No.12852”

Well, no, it doesn’t. Hint: if you want people to seriously consider your
summaries of your “research”, you should avoid posting glaring mistakes in
reading and/or distinguishing cause and effect.

“Agenda 21 is the United Nations 100 year plan to address the global warming

So, you spent “the last year” researching Agenda 21, and never even bothered
to read its table of contents? The document is a 380-page hodgepodge of
“liberal/progressive” causes, ranging from gender equality, to deforestation,
to 3rd World economic development. The section on climate change isn’t even a
double-digit percentage of the total.

Ran Talbott on Sun, 02/24/2013 - 10:53pm

“It sees uncontrolled human growth as a problem that will take away from
future generations”

Why, yes, it does. That’s because its authors are neither stupid nor insane.
Not only did they know history, but most/all of them were old enough to
actually remember famines, rivers catching fire, and people dropping dead
from smog.

“We see this happening here in Cochise County with the additional regulations
placed on our coal fired plants by the EPA.”

Only if by “We” you mean “loony conspiracy theorists”: people who live in the
real world know that the regulations are implementations of provisions of the
Clean Air Act passed in 1977, to keep the air in the Grand canyon from
looking like it had been traded by L.A. for Colorado River water.

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