Tuesday, March 19, 2013

What Kind Of Conservative Supports Agenda 21?

Earlier today, I posted that conservatives seem to be splitting into a bunch of small factions. Here's a concrete example.

Today, Pat Powers points to a Mike Vericho effort to put the force of law behind South Dakota's efforts to prevent the implementation Agenda 21, a non-binding U.N. agreement signed by George H. W. Bush.

According to the Custer County Chronicle, Vericho believes that Agenda 21 threatens the very fabric of the Republic:
“In my opinion, Agenda 21 is the exact opposite of what the United States was built upon,” he said. “It is an attempt to repudiate the principles of our republic, our system of laws and courts and the dream that all can succeed if they put in the effort and the respect for individualism and being responsible. Agenda 21 is not in the best interests of the people of the United States.”
On the other hand, there's ConservAmerica. ConservAmerica seems to be a real conservative organization. Rachel Maddow says bad things about them. Their president, Rob Sisson, seems to have covered every conservative base when he served as mayor:
I am a real conservative. I championed privatization of our ambulance service and our hospital, and lowered our city millage to the lowest level in fifty years. I was the first mayor in the city’s history to exercise the right to legally carry a concealed weapon (but let’s not open that can of worms right now).
Pro-gun: check
Eliminate waste: check
Privatize everything: check
Yep, he seems like a true conservative.

Sissen, however, seems complicit in the "attempt to repudiate the principles of our republic." As mayor, he admits that he followed parts of Agenda 21:
During my tenure as mayor of Sturgis (MI), a city of about 12,000 people, we implemented several sustainable practices that resulted in substantial savings to taxpayers. A green roof on a new public works building minimized heating and cooling costs in the building, reduced storm water runoff, and lowered long term maintenance expenses. When a neighborhood was annexed, we utilized rain gardens in lieu of costly curb and gutter to manage storm water, saving taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.
He even publicly admits that the UN can support good ideas:
Lowering costs and conserving resources is always a good idea - even if the UN agrees.
I've always thought of myself as politically displaced. Sissens, a pro-gun, privatizer who supports the UN, seems to be more displaced than I am. If he ever wants to do a guest post . . .

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