Gisela from NONAIS has been dilligently researching UN Agenda 21 and sharing some of it with me. While searching for its connection to the National Premise and Animal ID, she came upon several documents which I overlooked during my research. (This isn't all that hard to do because of the tens of thousands of pages written about it in just the past 15 years.) I know AmerikanExpose, Sweet Liberty, Darren Weeks, Nancy Levant, Joan Veon, Michael Shaw, Tom DeWeese, Henry Lamb, Dr. Michael Coffman and many others have articles and links to these bills, and knowing that they were studying it made me kind of lazy about it.
Gisela also asks why members of the Washington State Legislature think it's necessary to present a bill called "Preventing the implantation of identification or tracking devices on persons without their consent."
I did not know the U.S. House of Representatives voted to adopt UN Local Agenda 21 (I posted this in an earlier blog). I knew the U.S. adopted LA-21 at the local, community levels, but I thought it was done without congressional authorization. But "Over 160 countries are now Parties to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (the Convention) which was ratified by the United States in 1992. " ( Survey of International Agreements.)
I admit I thought I could avoid the documents dealing with climate change and figured I'd leave it to other serious researchers who have a background in science. But this is how our government was able to introduce LA-21 goals into the U.S., so I need to revisit the entire topic. I'm trying to find the time to write Part II of my Hegel articles... but this is really distracting me. Even people like me who never watch TV and avoid newspapers and radio constantly hear about the impending disasters if we don't all takes measures to avoid catastrophic "Global Warming"
How did "Libertarian/Republican" Ron Paul vote on the above mentioned legislation?
The 100th Congress enacted the Global Climate Protection Act as Title XI of H.R.
1777 of P.L. 100-204, assigning Department of State and the Environmental Protection Agency the responsibility to develop a coordinated national policy on global climate protection and containing other measures for coordination, research, and international cooperation.
In the lOlst Congress, interest widened among Members and committees of relevant jurisdiction that sought to acquire information from all sides of the scientific debate over possible global climate warming, to evaluate the potential economic and strategic impacts on the United States of a warmer climate, and to assess the adequacy of the Federal organizational base for conducting scientific research and policy studies. Seventy-three bills, resolutions, concurrent resolutions, and amendments dealing with global climate and atmospheric change were introduced in the lOlst Congress.' There were major enactments that dealt with global warming issues in legislation on: foreign aid decisions and U.S. foreign lending policies (P.L. 101-167, P.L. 101-240, P.L. 101-513); clean air (P.L. 101-549); Department of Defense environmental research and activities (P.L. 101-189, P.L. 101-510); water resources (P.L. 101-397); taxation (P.L. 101-239, P.L. 101-508); agriculture and forestry (P.L. 101-624); and Federal organization (P.L. 101-6061. For further information, see CRS Report 91-359 SPR, Global Climate Change and the lOlst Congress: A Review of Legislation.
Congressional interest and concern about climate and global change continued
during 102nd Congress. There was interest among the relevant congressional
committees in overseeing congressionally mandated efforts to improve coordination
among Federal agencies conducting scientific research in atmospheric change and policy research in impacts assessment and response strategies. Congress also closely followed the progress of U.N. negotiations for achieving a framework convention on global climate and sent a parliamentary delegation to the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, in June. The Senate consented to ratification of the Convention [Treaty Doc. 102-381; the instrument of ratification was signed by the President on Oct. 13, 1992. On the legislative agenda, there was a noticeable shift toward formulating
response strategies. A number of bills were considered with provisions that indirectly
affect the emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases or that deal directly in a variety of approaches to reduce the rate of generation of greenhouse gases. Other legislation focused on developing accommodation and mitigation measures for climate change, to the extent that global warming occurs. Seventy-one measures relating to global climate change were introduced during the 102nd Congress. Some legislation introduced in the first session was revisited in the second with further hearings, mark- up sessions, or reintroduced as original bills or substituting amendments.
Eight major bills relating to global climate change were enacted in the 102nd Congress. In the first session, these include the Foreign Relations Authorization Act
for FY1992-1993 (P.L. 102-138), which expressed the sense of the Congress regarding negotiations of the U.N. International Negotiating Committee and a
framework convention on climate change; Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development and Other Sundry Agencies Appropriations Act for FYI992 (P.L. 102-139), which included funding for EPA and NASA for greenhouse gas, global warming, and stratospheric ozone depletion research and NASA funding for the Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) to assess policy options to address global climate change; Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations Act for FYI992 (P.L. 102-163), which set forth restrictions on U.S. foreign aid through a Global Warming Initiative; and the National Aeronautic and Space Administration Authorization Act for FYI992 (P.L. 102-1951, which enhanced global change research activities within NASA and improved data collection, archival, and dissemination of remotely sensed land data.
In the second session, the Department of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban
Appropriations Act for FYI993 (P.L. 102-389) continued funding of research on global warming and stratospheric ozone depletion for EPA and NASA and
funded CIESIN through NASA and the White Office of Science and Technology Policy
(OSTP); Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations
Act for FYI993 (P.L. 102-391) appropriated funds through AID to developing countries for reducing greenhouse gas emissions through a Global Warming Initiative, and through the World Bank's Global Environmental Facility for other U.S. obligations under environmental agreements; National Defense Authorization Act for FYI993 (P.L. 102-484) called for an evaluation of DOD use of Class I and I1 ozone-depleting substances, which include CFCs and Halons, and a subsequent report to Congress; National Energy Policy Act of 1992 (P.L. 102-486), Title XVI
Global Climate Change, called for the appointment of a Director of Climate Protection within DOE, several reports and analyses of greenhouse gas emissions including a national inventory, and voluntary reporting of greenhouse gas reductions. The title further established a Global Climate Change Response Fund as depository for US. contributions to a financial mechanism pursuant to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. This Act also increased baseline taxes on certain uses of ozone-depleting substances. For further information, see CRS Report 93-445 SPR, Global Climate Change Legislation: A Review of the 102nd Congress.
I never liked the way Ron Paul called his campaign a "Revolution," and that was one of my initial reasons for refusing to endorse him. The term is too well associated with the Marxist goal of Permanent Revolution. And now, well, here's Ron Paul quoting Trotsky:
February 08, 2008
Message from Ron
Whoa! What a year this has been. And what achievements we have had. If I may quote Trotsky of all people, this Revolution is permanent. It will not end at the Republican convention. It will not end in November. It will not end until we have won the great battle on which we have embarked. Not because of me, but because of you. Millions of Americans -- and friends in many other countries -- have dedicated themselves to the principles of liberty: to free enterprise, limited government, sound money, no income tax, and peace. We will not falter so long as there is one restriction on our persons, our property, our civil liberties.So now we know. Ron Paul supports the Marxist ideal of Permanent Revolution.