Letter: Sustainable development threat cannot be ignored
The current effort to dismiss the threat posed by sustainable development can only be prompted by two possible causes—ignorance or disingenuousness. If it is a conspiracy theory, as many claim, then the federal government, the United Nations and a former president are complicit.
The complicity of the federal government is evidenced by the grants of taxpayer money to the American Planning Association in the sum of $3,885,093. The Sustainable Resource Center received $9,961,640 in taxpayer money and the Institute for Sustainable Development also received $66,635,422. That is quite a sum to be granted to a conspiracy theory.
President Clinton created the President’s Council on Sustainable Development by Executive Order No. 12858 on June 29, 1993. That a conspiracy theory can attract so much government funding is quite remarkable. However, I must concede that the detractors are at least half-right. Sustainable development is conspiracy in that a so-called consensus aspect of implementation has promoted it. It is intentionally left to a small committee or group of staffers to implement this process. This is but a collaborative decision process where voting by citizens is not permitted.
However, consensus does not constitute agreement. Unfortunately, ordinary citizens who are advised of the importance of this process rarely can afford to take the time to delve into this process. Our elected representatives are expected to represent the interest of the citizens. In this process, citizens are effectively denied a vote. Again, consensus is not agreement.
To those that equate sustainable development to a conspiracy theory, I urge you to do a bit of research. To those that may be in support of this tyranny, I caution you. This is still a nation under the rule of law—the Constitution.
Port Haywood, Va.