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How Free Do You Want To Be?
Tonight on AxXiom For Liberty Live with Kaye Beach and Howard Houchen, two ladies that are giving legs to their ideals. These two women don’t just want freedom-they demand it!
Special Guests Molly Jenkins and Laurette Lynn
These two ladies that seem to have a knack for stirring it up wherever they go…all in the name of Liberty.
First up is, we are pleased to welcome Molly Jenkins from Edmond Oklahoma. Molly is a founding member of GEL (Govern Edmond Locally), a homegrown grassroots group of citizens that are taking an active interest in their local government. The City of Edmond invited residents to get involved and give input into the governing of their city and the citizens took them at their word. What happened next was inspiring. . . or exasperating, depending on your viewpoint.
December 6, 2010
Molly was instrumental in bringing the citizens of Edmond together in opposition to the city’s membership in ICLEI, the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives. The City of Edmond subsequently dropped its membership with ICLEI joining with at least half a dozen communities around the nation who have done the same.
GELS’s mission statement is simple: Restore Constitutional governance at the local level in Edmond, OK.
Molly Jenkins will be speaking at a Townhall Meeting on August 9, 2011 at 7pm at the Edmond Community Center,
28 E Main St, Edmond, OK 73034, USA
Laurette Lynn-the Unplugged Mom.
Unconventional, uncensored and unscripted; smart, serious and sometimes snarky host of Unplugged Mom Podcast, a popular web talk podcast for home educators, and other outside-the-box thinkers and founder of the popular blog UnpluggedMom.com .
If you ask Laurette why she home educates she will tell you;
“I do it because my kids are my responsibility. My responsibility. Their health, their welfare, their well-being, their intellectual stimulation – are all my responsibility, not society, not my village, not school; Mine. I am not afraid of that.”
If the idea of educating your children in the home seems daunting, listen to this lady and be inspired!
Rant ahead! Howard has a burr under his saddle over the creation of the “super congress” Find out what a “poliburo” is and why the “super congress” is a very BAD idea.
“On 01 August 2011, OUR legislators in America created The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. Congress (central-committee –for those still following the analogy) created what has been dubbed the “Super-Congress” because, by its rationale, the urgency of America’s deficit problem cannot await action by it as a whole body. Hmmm…did you read the opening quote at the beginning of this article? Ladies and gentlemen, American government has created a POLITBURO!”
Listen Live tonight from 6-8pm CST on Rule Of Law Radio Network!
Here is the video of Laurette schooling Sen Jim Wilson;
Links to Stories mentioned ;
From Gun Owners of America
To quote Kentucky Senator Rand Paul from earlier this week:
“The Super Committee [created by the new law] limits the constitutional check of the filibuster by expediting passage of bills with a simple majority. The Super Committee is not precluded from any issue [including gun control], therefore the filibuster could be rendered moot.”
References from interview with Molly Jenkins;
Dec 6, 2010 Edmond
the City of Edmond’s Planning Commission held its first Sustainability Forum.
The meeting didn’t last long due to a number of residents who were asking questions about the new plan and its origins.
Dec 6, The Edmond Sun Protesters cut short Edmond sustainability forum
Here is what the notice about the forum posted at the city’s website www.edmondok.com says.
“The City of Edmond Planning Department wants to hear the public’s ideas and priorities to be included in Edmond’s first Sustainability Plan.”
Shannon Entz. the forum leader and community development manager explains the purpose of the Edmond Sustainability Forum;
“The Edmond Sustainability Forum was created by the Planning Department and designed for Edmond residents to share their ideas and priorities for sustainable conservation efforts in their community” (My emphasis)
She goes on to say that “City staff would then take those recommendations to implement in a grass roots community plan” Link
“Sharing ideas and priorities” can be a messy process. In fact it usually is a messy process, so why were they so surprised?
One thing that stood out to me as an outside, if not impartial observer, is that it seems like one key decision has already been made for all of the residents of Edmond and that was the decision that there will be a “sustainability” program implemented with all that this amorphous word implies
Edmond residents wanted to know what “sustainability” meant before proceeding. It is important to define your terms especially in a governmental sense- which means policy making. The reason that this is important is that policy changes will affect everyone… your property and your pocketbook.
The meaning of the word “sustainability”, that the policy is being predicated upon is, in fact, a crucial point.
Where in the heck would people get the idea that the United Nations had anything to do with Edmond’s sustainability plan?
Maybe they used Google and got it from the ICLEI website.
According to the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, sustainability means “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
Sustainability is not an end goal, but a journey that local governments can take to improve the social equity, environmental, and economic conditions in their jurisdiction
Still not much of a definition for the term ‘sustainability” but if you are like most Americans whose hackles are raised by idea of the UN messing around in US policy, there might be enough on that page to get you going.
ICLEI has been working hard on giving its website a nice makeover and scrubbing all but the vaguest references to Agenda 21 and the UN but everything you need to know is still out there. I found this ICLEI presentation to be very instructive;
*ICLEI – The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives aka Local Governments for Sustainability
A Worldwide Movement of Local Governments
Through its international programs, and projects, ICLEI works with local governments to generate political awareness of key themes by:
- establishing plans of action to meet defined, concrete, measurable targets
- working toward meeting these targets through the implementation of projects
- evaluating local and cumulative progress toward sustainable development
Our programs, and projects promote participatory, long-term, strategic planning process that address local sustainability while protecting global common goods. This approach links local action to internationally agreed-upon goals and targets such as:
- Agenda 21,
- the Rio Conventions:
- The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change,
- The UN Convention on Biological Diversity,
- The UN Convention to Combat Desertification
- the Habitat Agenda,
- the Millennium Development Goals,
- the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation
A fundamental component of our performance-based model is the milestone process. Each of our initiatives incorporates a five-milestone structure to guide participating local governments:
- establish a baseline,
- set a target,
- develop a local action plan,
- implement the local action plan,
- measure results
According to the Capitol Research Center;
ICLEI is well-liked by mayors and city council members because it shows them how to promote climate change initiatives and then does their work for them.
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has called ICLEI’s leadership “invaluable” because its “expert technical assistance was instrumental in helping us to complete our first-ever greenhouse gas inventory last year.”
Any person doing a cursory search will land on ICLEI site, those who have even a modicum of internet skills won’t have any trouble at all locating some of the ICLEI materials that are much less guarded against the vigilant eye of those blasted Americans who still hold tight to the idea of national sovereignty and individual rights.
The purpose of this meeting was to “build consensus” people showing up with all of those questions and opinions makes the desired “consensus” building impossible. Why?
They need to gain your agreement (or simply your silence will suffice) to give everything the appearance of legitimacy.
You try to gripe later and they will say –
“Sorry, you should have said something when you had the chance”
This is what I was told was the purpose of such public meetings by a former member of Edmond City government.
She details how “Provocateurs,” “Agitators,” and “Change Agents” are able to force through their agendas right under your nose. She teaches you their lingo and how they use it to divide you from the group and marginalize your honest questions and objections.
Also see Thwart the Delphi Technique
I could waste a whole lot of space demonstrating why citizens are rightfully bewildered when they begin to do a little research on local policy and find the United Nations all over it. I’m not going to. It is too easy to discover for even the mildly curious. In fact GEL can show you in three clicks where the connections are;
Anyone can see why UN and Agenda 21 would be being referenced in a discussion about sustainability. If they are unwilling to acknowledge the fact that ICLEI’s purpose is to implement Local Agenda 21, a UN program that was not created with the Bill of Rights in mind, then they are a fool or are trying to play you for one. Don’t waste one bit more of your Co2 arguing about it.
In truth, any of a number of international entities or corporations for that matter, that are pushing their agenda but it is up to our elected representatives or us to draw the line and say no!
If you read and understand the US Constitution, the Oklahoma State Constitution and or ever listened to a thing your mother said, then you have just about everything you need to discern and describe bad policy. `
For more info about Agenda 21 see resources listed in Sustainable Subversion