Dave Bieter is a big fan of "open space" and wants the city to spend another $10 million to buy up more privately owned land connect it to previously purchased "open space", thus "protecting" this land from future development.
But the truth is that this open space is really a further expansion of an "urban sprawl boundary", or "urban growth boundary". It is intended to prevent the further growth of Boise outside of the current boundary. Urban sprawl boundaries are addressed in Chapter 7 of Agenda 21, 7.18.
The UN recognizes efforts by Smart Growth to promote urban growth boundaries and stop what they define as urban sprawl. These boundaries are necessary to create human settlements and contain them. With these boundaries, high density housing will remove all need for a car, and the only available transportation out of this boundary is mass transportation provided by the government, freedoms are severely restricted if not eliminated.
One other downfall is the loss of revenue from land that cannot be developed or used for other purposes. Land in government hands does not generate revenues. Boundaries create an economic loss to the city, county, and state. They drive up the cost of land within the boundary itself. Here are examples of Smart Growth and urban growth boundaries across the United States. An Independent Policy Report explains how Smart Growth creates unaffordable housing. Idaho has a Smart Growth Chapter.
Contact Mayor Bieter and the Boise City Council. Let them know you are opposed to any further creation of open spaces. Educate both on Agenda 21. Let the free market decide how these lands should be developed and used, not a government that continues to take private land out of the hands of Americans.
A Conservation Easement (CE) is land that has been set aside for "protection" of the wildlife, habitat, or beauty that exists on the land, and bans all future development. Sounds great but there it is a deeper hidden agenda to take private land. United Nation (UN) non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are used to "buy" large parcels of land from private owners, the goal is to eventually connect them, fulfill the Wildlands Network & Yellowstone to Yukon (Y2Y) objectives, ban use, and force humans into high density population areas. When the landowner sells the land to the NGO it devalues the land as it can no longer be developed, lowers tax revenues because the land can no longer be used or developed, and restricts human access and use. The new "partner" or NGO then gives land trusts or government entities authority to manage and control these rights and pay the landowner a reduced amount for his property without “taking” it.
The NGO takes part of or an entire bundle of property rights from the landowner in perpetuity. This includes the right to possess, use, modify, develop, lease, or sell the owner’s land. The landowner gives up control of their land but are still obligated to pay taxes on it.
To be fair this is a "voluntary" agreement. However, “Voluntary” can involve the landowner being notified by the NGO that they are located inside a particular area desired for “protection” and their land will be regulated or maybe taken by eminent domain. The only option given to the landowner is to take the “offer” of a CE. Landowners needing quick cash and a tax reduction find these plans attractive for a short term fix. NGOs target individuals for this purpose. CE substantially lowers land value by reducing or restricting its use and indirectly the state loses revenues.
CE enforced by the holder or third party can be transferred at anytime to another land trust or government agency. In a Montana lawsuit the NGO demanded improvements on the CE at the owners expense. The landowner sued and the Court ruled the landowner was responsible for the improvements and the cost incurred for the improvements, the landowner lost. In Wyoming an attempt was made to reverse CE land and the new landowner lost. The Nature Conservancy, a UN NGO, has been involved in several scandals regarding CE.
Looking at SE Idaho on the way to Island Park, near Yellowstone, there has been a concerted effort to place land into CEs. The Nature Conservancy works with the Teton Regional Land Trust. This map shows the amount of land they manage, land out of private ownership, some of which is owned by the Nature Conservancy, a UN entity owns Idaho land.
Here is a map that shows Idaho land that is being looked at for CE or "protection". Use the drop-down for conservation priorities, then Map Key & credits. Here is an article by Tom DeWeese that gives a more in-depth look at CE. What is being presented as a "protection" of land is really a way in which Agenda 21 is taking private land through the use of NGOs and CE.
Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), sounds great doesn't it? Government working hand in hand with the private sector. But the other name for it is corporatism, corporatocracy, crony capitalism, or fascism. Everyone probably remembers the disaster with Solyndra, our tax dollars given to a company for the promotion of green energy and solar panels. When the company went under what happened to all of those tax dollars? They just vanished and the taxpayers picked up the tab.
There is another form of corporatism going on with the United Nations (UN) and it furthers Agenda 21 goals to redistribute American wealth and indoctrinate people on Sustainable Development and globalism.
Here is just a partial list of businesses that "partner" with the UN:
Coke Coors Nestle Bayer Walmart HP Pepsi Home Depot
Bank Of America General Motors McDONALDS
UN Business Partners - To search for a business type the name in the search box or the Global Compact.
In partnering with the United Nations these businesses redistribute money to the rest of the world, not back into America, but to other countries. Just a few examples of how this money is used to help other countries: plant trees, teach hand washing, promote AIDS assistance, build refugee sanitation, increase access to water, and even expand or help other countries start businesses. Is it no wonder America has lost it's industrial and manufacturing base and is unable to generate employment? Should this money be put back into America?
Meanwhile, back at home, these businesses promote Sustainable Development (SD). They advertise how they are going green and promoting you to do the same. You are encouraged to buy their products that are "safe" or "protect" the environment. As we accept the idea that these are good companies for protecting the earth and support them, they are gaining a monopoly over smaller businesses who are eventually unable to compete and forced out of business. Does that sound familiar?
As crazy as it sounds the goal is for corporations to take control. The UN even has a World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) of which over 200 major corporations have joined. These businesses will eventually have a monopoly on all products.
WBCSD - What was originally a "Vision 2050" plan for your future has now been advanced to a Action 2020 plan to advance their climate change agenda. What this really means is an aggressive campaign to get full control of resources, needed in order to finalize global corporatism. Here is a video overview of Action2020.
Agenda 21 goals of redistribution of wealth, indoctrination, and social equity, all under the guise of environmentalism, are being accomplished. Knowing these businesses partner with the UN and advance Agenda 21 goals what will you do?
Chapter 30.1 of Agenda 21 outlines "Business and industry, including transnational corporations, and their representative organizations should be full participants in the implementation and evaluation of activities related to Agenda 21."
9/13 article on these same UN business partners lobbying Congress for more foreign workers at the expense of American jobs.
Did you know that the UN has "World Heritage Sites" and have put their logo on cherished American soil? This includes such places as Independence Hall, the Statue of Liberty, Yellowstone National Park, and the Grand Canyon. Here is their logo on the Tennessee Smoky Mountain National Park. This UN World Heritage List provides information on World Heritage Sites. You can scroll down to the United States for the list of sites the UN has declared as a heritage site. If you click on Independence Hall the description inaccurately states ...universal principles of freedom and democracy". America is a Republic, not a democracy. The Founders created universal principles?
These are American treasures, they do not belong to the world. Just another example of how the UN has embedded themselves into America in ongoing efforts to diminish our sovereignty and globalize the world.
Just a brief note about SD. Agenda 21 uses climate change and the environment as the reason for its goal to create human settlements. They use this because everything humans do affects the environment. So, Agenda 21 promotes the idea that there are too many humans, we are destroying the earth, and something must be done about it.
But the truth they have led everyone to believe is not the truth. You are most likely aware of the controversy surrounding global warming, now called climate change, and that it is the fault of humans.
Because the environment is a part of human life Agenda 21 and the UN uses it to their advantage. It is the reason we must be put in high density cities living on top of each other, be prevented from using our natural resources such as the forests and open land not only to save biodiversity and animals but to prevent us from living there and push us into high density cities, forced to give up our cars and walk everywhere in order to protect the air, indoctrinated into thinking we must conserve as this belief system will be needed when we are forced into human settlements and they will control what we use, and the list goes on.
All of these efforts are nothing more than indoctrination to prepare humans for placement into human settlements. Chapter 7 of Agenda 21 is on Human Settlements and Chapter 36 is on educating and public awareness including the use of media, advertising, and entertainment to indoctrinate you. So when you hear SD, yes, protecting our earth is important. But, keep in mind what the ultimate agenda by the UN is actually to take control of every aspect of our lives, where we live, resources that we use, how we live our lives.....to put it another way, taking our freedom, land, and liberty away from us.
What is an NGO? NGOs are non-profit organizations which originated from the United Nations (UN), many of which work with the UN in a consultative status and are listed on their UN website. NGOs range from private foundations, professional organizations, non-profits groups such as environmental groups, and even businesses that have created foundations. These NGOs actively influence laws, regulations, and policies to promote Agenda 21 goals. Agenda 21 uses environmentalism as the tool, or reason, to justify everything they are implementing under the guise of sustainable development (SD). Other non-profits not recognized by the UN usually have the same goals but NGOs are recognized throughout Agenda 21 as the key to implementing Agenda 21 goals.
The UN also uses professional organizations to indoctrinate Americans to promote Agenda 21 goals. The American Planning Association (APA) is one example. Members of this organization are city planners, Americans who are part of city and county governments. Their job is to help cities with planning for growth, transportation, housing, land use, and basically design cities. Through this professional organization American planners are unknowingly indoctrinated into designing UN human settlements which force high density and "equal" housing, ban cars to force the use of mass transportation, biking, and walking, creating open space around cities that prohibit growth, all for the goal of resource control.
One non-profit promoting Agenda 21 goals to create human settlements is the Urban Land Institute (ULI). APA and ULI promote multi-family housing (just another name for small apartments or duplexes), mixed-use which means all services, employment, schools, and living space are within walking or biking distance, placement of urban sprawl boundaries to prevent further growth outside of current city boundaries, and mass transportation which will eliminate all need for private vehicles. The ULI meets with local officials to indoctrinate them on the look of future cities. Unfortunately, these officials don't always understand the hidden agenda by the UN or the connection.
To help understand how embedded NGOs are locally here is one example. For those who live in Boise, you might be surprised to learn SUEZ is a UN Global Compact member. With that, Suez is responsible for implementing sustainable development goals.
SD is synonymous with Agenda 21 and is promoted by NGOs. All of their programs are part of Agenda 21 including indoctrinating you to conserve water, reduce waste, and recycle among other things.
What is wrong with sustainable development, isn't it a good thing? Yes, caring for our world is important but the hidden agenda is the real danger.
This website is non-partisan and is solely dedicated to removing the harmful controls placed on our state and nation through Agenda 21 and its associated programs. We invite all Idahoans to join us in this fight for freedom!