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From the Desk of
County Commissioner Kirby Delauter

(10/2012) Preservationists often use that term as a means to lull the public into believing that they are actually interested in "preserving" land. Whenever I hear the sentences "We are here to protect, or preserve the land", a red flag immediately raises for me. Weíve all heard the buzzwords, sustainable growth, green initiatives, bio-friendly, Smart Growth, Comprehensive Planning, Sprawl, it all ties to a U.N initiative called Agenda 21.

There is a flowery group in Florida called " Florida Forever". Now, who could be against such a wonderful group of people that call themselves, "Florida Forever?" It kind of reminds me of the local group here called "Friends of Frederick County. " They (Florida Forever ) are buying up land for preservation in Florida. Actually, they arenít buying up the land, we (the taxpayer )are buying up the land through a grant funded program started in 1998 that goes by the name of the Sustainable Grant Fund Program. Then there was a $5 million dollar grant to the American Planning Association by the Clinton Administration to create a training program to be implemented in every American university in order to train planners in the Agenda 21 concepts.

When someone graduates from College with a degree in Urban Planning, they more than likely have taken this course, which is directly tied to the Agenda 21 policies. I call them policies, because like the Storm Water bill in Maryland, it is bureaucratic "policy", not legislation that has not been vetted, debated and enacted by our elected representatives. Yes, the socialists are among us and they have figured out that through "policy" not legislation, they can enact whatever agenda they want on usÖÖ long as we let them. Never underestimate the power of a bureaucrat. Elected leaders come and go, but bureaucrats are typically in place for the long haul and once they figure out the power that they can wield, especially if they are part of a public sector Union, they become a dictator in their own little fiefdom. My favorite saying, "They have ALL of the Authority and No Responsibility". What a great way to live life, and typically the person they are screwing is the person paying their tabÖÖ.the taxpayer.

So back to Agenda 21, what is its purpose? Its purpose it to control every human aspect, the control and inventory of every human activity. They use every crisis to advance Agenda 21. It is a United Nations program that states its purpose is (taken directly from the UN website) The full implementation of Agenda 21, the Program for Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and the Commitments to the Rio principles, were strongly reaffirmed at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 26 August to 4 September 2002. Now, I donít know about you, but me personally, I donít want to have some U.N. program from a summit held in South Africa governing my land rights here in the United States. The United States is a sovereign country with the greatest Constitution in the history of the world. In 200 years this country became a world leader in every aspect due solely to the ideals of freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution. The U.N. has its place in the world but when it starts horning in on the personal freedoms and rights of Americans, thatís where we need to draw the line.

Here in Frederick County this BoCC just gave back the personal property rights of many landowners that had their property rights stripped by the last board with the stroke of a pen. A lot of this was within a hidden agenda of "smart growth", "comprehensive land planning", "sustainable growth", and letís not forget "sprawl". It was a hidden agenda because none of the previous board that stripped these land rights ran on an open platform stating they would take these land rights if elected, thus it was a hidden agenda. This BoCC has been open and transparent, we 4 of 5 Commissioners stated openly that we would restore the land rights of those who had their land rights taken from them by the last board. We were elected on this platform by a landslide.

My final thoughts, do your homework when you vote, everything isnít as it seems, and yes, socialists that want to control your life, land and freedom are among us and if they dismantle our Constitution, itís not coming back. They will not do this in one full motion; it will be incremental over time. They will divide us into groups, pit one against the other and remove one freedom at a time until they have full control. Pay attention so our next generation has the same opportunities that weíve had.

"He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither" ---- Ben Franklin.

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