Grants are Used as a Major Tool to Implement Agenda 21
As one looks at the financial crisis in which one finds the United States, whether one sees this as a bad or a good thing depends on one’s point of view. If the federal government wishes to create voluntary compliance at a local level with certain federal goals, would not making grants available to cash-starved local governmental entities, grants with strings attached, not be an effective way to create compliance? Making matters worse is that the grant money the government uses to create local compliance is your tax dollars.
The federal government has many grant programs. One of those programs is the called the Sustainable Development Challenge Grant program.
If a citizen should go on the Internet to 45156 Federal Register / Vol. 63, No. 163 / Monday, August 24, 1998 / Notices, Environmental Protection Agency, a citizen could find some very interesting information- information in this case about the Sustainable Challenge Grants for the fiscal year 1998. In this document it says, and I quote,
“that the EPA is soliciting proposals for these grants, as one of President Clinton’s ‘high priority’ actions as described in the March 16, 1995 report, Reinventing Environmental Regulation… the Sustainable Development Challenge Grant Program challenges communities to invest in a sustainable future that links environmental protection, economic prosperity, and community well-being” [aka social justice].
In other words, Sustainable Development Challenge Grants are being administered by the EPA, an environmental agency, as bribes by the federal government to institute actions that foster the 3 E’s of Sustainable Development on a local level.
Continuing to quote from this document, “In keeping with this philosophy, the EPA will implement this program consistent with the principles of Executive Order 12898, ‘Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations’ (February 11, 1994). The Sustainable Development Challenge Grant program is consistent with other community-based efforts the EPA has introduced, such as Brownsfields Initiative, Environmental Justice Small Grants Program, Project XL, the President’s American Heritage Rivers Initiative, Watershed Protections Approach”… and many more that I will not mention here.
This section of the document makes two things very clear. First that through the Challenge Grant program the EPA has the Federal Government’s full permission to redistribute wealth from the rich to the poor. Secondly, that there are many other federal grant programs administered by the EPA to forward social, economic, and environmental justice, on the taxpayer’s dime, not just the Challenge Grant Program.
What makes this document so really, really important though, is that it provides irrefutable proof that the United States Government is forcing, through regulations and de facto bribery, the implementation of Agenda 21. The following quote from this document provides the smoking gun directly connecting the Federal Government to the implementation of Agenda 21.
“The Sustainable Development Challenge Grant program is also a step in implementing ‘‘Agenda21, the Global Plan of Action on Sustainable Development,’’ signed by the United States at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992”.
This is important enough to repeat.
“The Sustainable Development Challenge Grant program is also a step in implementing ‘‘Agenda21, the Global Plan of Action on Sustainable Development,’’ signed by the United States at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.”
This one sentence makes two critical points. First, that Sustainable Development is the exact same thing as-a synonym for-Agenda 21. So any time Sustainable Development is referenced, always remember that it is a substitute for the words “Agenda 21“.
Secondly, through its own document the Federal Government is admitting that it is indeed, through the Challenge Grant Program, implementing Agenda 21, a United Nations directive. Remember that Agenda 21 was a treaty that was never ratified by Congress. So the implementation of Agenda 21 is in direct violation of Article 1 Section 10 of the Constitution of the United States, which says…
“No State shall without the Consent of the Congress,…enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay. That means that our federal government is implementing an illegal set of actions counter to our Constitution.” (Also see Article IV, second paragraph of the U.S. Constitution.)
The Challenge Grant Program proves that the federal government cannot further the 3 E’s or implement Agenda 21 by regulations alone. It requires the use of grants to create compliance and the appearance that America is anxious and willing to sacrifice her freedom in order to save the environment and the collective. However, the true fact is that most state and local governments are simply so desperate to keep their roads paved and lights on, that they will not look too closely at the strings attached to the offered grants . The result is that the Agenda 21 train races down the track towards completion.
One final thought on grants; this lesson should make one wonder, if all the grant moneys currently being paid out, were combined, and then used to reduce the federal deficit, might not the federal deficit melt away? In other words, might the massive amount of money used for grants to encourage social justice and green programs not be the very reason our federal deficit is so very large?
The next lesson, Lesson # 7, will allow you to learn how Regional Governments use grants to take the power away from our locally elected government.
However, before you go on to lesson #7, it is highly recommended that you read the supplemental materials provided as enrichment for lesson #6. You may do that by clicking on the links to the Lesson #6 supplementals found below.