A good overview can be found in the 2005 article "Sovietizing America," by Michael Shaw and Edward Hudgins: http://www.atlassociety.org/tni/sovietizing-america-how-sustainable-development-crushes-individual
The only people who have apparently never heard of Agenda 21 are our elected politicians, most conspicuously the "Republican leadership" in Congress, who should be leading the charge to expose and dismantle it along with its host organization, the United Nations. Unfortunately, there is a sizeable clutch of "Republicans" - a.k.a. RINOs - who are not only not fighting Agenda 21, they are actively helping to implement it. Eliminating those RINO traitors from government along with the Democrat-Socialists is what our votes on November 4th are for. (We began that task in earnest in 2010; we must continue the Congressional housecleaning this November, to completion in 2016.)
Most people are familiar too with Obama's recent, massive land-grab, announced on May 21, 2014: the confiscation of 500,000 acres of the American people's land in southern New Mexico, which Obama has labeled as the "Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument." In signing this land theft into binding law atop his ten previous land-grabs, Obama boasted "I’ve preserved more than 3 million acres of public lands for future generations. And I am not finished."
See "Local officials blast move by Obama to set aside 500,000 acres in NM":
In March of 2014 the EPA unveiled its latest self-granted expansion of coercive power - an arbitrary broadening of the definition of "waters of the United States" to encompass virtually any body of water, "public" or private, from major rivers down to the rain puddles in your backyard. Here's a report on this EPA power-grab from Congressman Lamar Smith, Chairman of the House Committee for Science, Space and Technology:
On March 30, 2009, just two months after taking office, Obama signed the "Wilderness Protection Bill," a combination of 170 separate "green" measures comprising 1,200 pages of regulations, to declare over 2 million acres in 9 states as essentially untouchable shrines to the "green" religion. Per the "Wilderness Act" of 1964, it prohibits all development and even the use of mechanical transportation on all designated land, down to and including bicycles. Apparently the wheel has been an offense to Holy Mother Gaia since caveman days, and she needed placating. This bill was a leftover "bipartisan" deal that was first hammered out under Bush, but signed by Obama.
And yes, the scumbaggery has come from Democrats and Republicans alike.
- In June of 2006 President G.W. Bush declared 140,000 square miles - which translates to 89.6 million acres(!) - of ocean around Hawaii as a "National Monument," and designated a total of some 3.85 million additional acres of land in the continental US as "wilderness" over his two terms;
- President Clinton, both by executive fiat and in league with Congress, confiscated a rough total of 26.9 million acres of the American continent for government over his two-terms;
- President Reagan, either alone or with Congressional involvement designated a total of 12.6 million acres in 31 states as off-limits to human action during his two terms;
- President Carter declared 66 million acres, in Alaska alone, as "wilderness," subject to the quasi-religious strictures in the Wilderness Act above, with his personal total being 79.53 million acres taken from the American people during his term of office.
Less than a month after his May land-grab Obama unveiled an even greater outrage, his plan to expand Bush's 89.6 million acres of ocean surrounding the Hawaiian islands to a proposed total of... 500.5 million acres. That's: half a billion acres of marine fisheries, confiscated and rendered off-limits by government at the stroke of a pen.
See: "Obama Aims to Create World's Largest Ocean Preserve":
Agenda 21 is of course raw evil - a blatant, misanthropic assault on human rights on a global scale. The central component of Agenda 21 - the government theft of virtually all land and waterways from the people who own it, and their expulsion from it - is a reversion to Medieval feudalism, where an all-powerful class of nobles owned the land while the rest of the people were subdued as rightless serfs, existing at the pleasure of the powerful. Western Civilization emerged from the Dark Ages to the Renaissance and Enlightenment through a gargantuan philosophical struggle, and America's Founders fought the War of Independence against what was then the greatest superpower on Earth, to throw off the last vestiges of Medieval monarchy. The establishment of property rights for all individual people, not of nobility, was and is a crucial foundation of human rights, worldwide.
So here we are at the dawn of the 21st century, and a collection of the world's most evil tyrants on lower Manhattan are implementing a plan to drag the human race back into Medieval serfdom, by brute force - with current and former American Presidents and Congressmen serving as its willing puppets.
Note the fraudulent platitudes and bromides that are repeated as the excuses for these land thefts: "Preserving for future generations," to "guard their sanctity" for "everyone to share," and the perversity of "getting things done for the American people." When politicians in Congress and Statehouses across the country comment on these land thefts, the proponents echo similar platitudes, while opponents, the would-be defenders of human rights, can only seem to muster half-hearted complaints about such pragmatic surface issues as "red tape" and "providing a corridor for drug traffickers," etc.
Let none pronounce the words "agenda" and "twenty-one"; let none mention the concepts of "human rights" and "property rights."
A new approach: Offense, not damage-control
The time is long overdue to turn the tide, decisively, and dismantle this whole post-Soviet totalitarian charade, in total.
Yes, these land-grabs are an imposition of crushing government controls; yes, if left to stand they would have disastrous human consequences on several fronts. But at its core, this continuing land-confiscation program is an attack on the right to property - a right without which the rights of life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness cannot exist.
As Republicans committed to destroying the last deadly vestiges of collectivist tyranny, including neo-Feudalism, and to restoring Constitutional rights as the absolute foundation for the present and future civilization, we must adopt an agenda at least as radical in the direction of individual rights and liberty as the collectivists' agenda has been radical in the direction of slavery.
Here are some aggressive proposals we should adopt and fight for, to completion - as Republicans, as Democrats, as Independents, as American individuals:
1. The nationwide abolition, in full, of all residential property taxation, ideally via a new Constitutional Amendment.
Malta, Lichtenstein, Croatia, Thailand, Monaco, Fiji, the Cook Islands, New Zealand, Israel, Dubai, Bahrain are just a few of the countries where there is no residential property taxation at all, or at most a one-time tax on purchase or sale of a residence, but no perpetual, annual tax on property. The United States of America, once the leader of the free world, has a less-just tax policy than Croatia? Than Malta? Than Dubai? America should be leading the way by example - in abolishing the barbaric anachronism of residential property taxation entirely, as a new human rights paradigm for the entire world. We must fight to make that abolition a reality.
As with any other property right, the right to one's residential property is not a right to be given a "free" home at someone else's unchosen expense, but the right to take self-generated action to earn and to keep one's residence, unmolested by the coercive intrusion of others. The home one has earned and which one owns is as vital a component of one's right to life as the food one has earned for physical sustenance. The practical consequences for economic prosperity are many and varied, but as a single example: with apartment owners similarly relieved of residential property taxation, even apartment renters would see their cost of living drastically reduced as a secondary consequence - freeing that part of their budgets for the eventual purchase of houses of their own. Currently, the idea of home ownership is unthinkable for millions of Americans - not just because of the outrageous building costs resulting from "green" regulations and other heavy-handed government controls, but because of the simple fact that so long as residential property taxation is tolerated, nobody in America actually owns their home. This must change, permanently.
The entire concept of residential property taxation is a negation of the right to home ownership at its root - it's government exercising brute force to designate itself, not you, as the de facto "owner," in perpetuity, of the home you have paid for - to which landed nobility you must either maintain rent payments or get thrown out onto the street.
In a direct sense, residential property taxation is the relegation of the American individual to serfdom. We must step back, take a look at the militant injustice of property taxation, and ask ourselves not only why we put up with it, but why we allowed an imposition so thoroughly alien to human rights to be initiated in the first place. Residential property taxation must be abolished, in total - with an eye toward the eventual abolition of all property taxation, residential, commercial or otherwise. If governments have to find ways to end their profligate spending when this "revenue stream" is removed, Tough. Our right to our own homes is something we never should have surrendered, and must take back, by reason, by ethics, by the most fundamental principles of human rights.
2. A nationwide review, divestiture and selloff to private American citizens, of all government-held lands not directly related to physical government facilities.
In 1999 the Cato Institute published a comprehensive blueprint for such a privatization, so the idea is neither new nor impossible. The pdf file of the proposal - Policy Analysis #363, titled "How and Why to Privatize Federal Lands" by Anderson, Smith and Simmons - is available here: http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa363.pdf
The government has never had a justification for confiscating the vast acreages of the people's land that it currently holds. As the Cato blueprint states, "Fully a third of the land area of the United States is owned by the federal government." With the Obama juggernaut stealing massive additional chunks of the American landscape, the ridiculous is fast transforming into the obscene, and must not only be stopped but reversed. We must divest Federal, State and Local governments nationwide of all land unrelated to government facilities. Other than the land that the Capitol building and other government buildings sit on, and the land that the various branches of the armed forces use for their facilities, governments from Washington D.C. down to City Hall have no business possessing any of the people's land. Even National Parks and National Monuments (monuments with identifiable, valued features, as opposed to featureless tracts of land arbitrarily designated by politicians as "monuments" to facilitate land confiscation,) can be maintained and preserved far more conscientiously, competently, and with zero tax expense, by private individuals and institutions. As documented in the Cato study and by many, many others, the government "owners" of valued national landmarks have done an abysmal job of stewardship and even basic maintenance.
The Cato study serves as an excellent starting point for implementing this divestiture of government lands, but it's predicated almost entirely on surface issues of stewardship and economic practicality. What it misses is the entire context of human rights and of the dangerous assault on human rights that "Agenda 21" and the entire panoply of "green" causes represent. Stewardship of the land and economic improvement have aspects rational, desirable and moral, but the core of this issue hinges on the recognition that there are political factions in America and elsewhere that are actively seeking to enslave people via the confiscation of private property, and that such evil must be pulled up by the roots - via the comprehensive removal of all land holdings by the government and restoration of those lands to the people.
3. The de facto abolition of the "United Nations," including but not limited to:
The cessation of all funding of that organization, the expulsion of that organization from American soil, the nullification of all "treaties" and agreements entered into under its auspices, the public declaration of America's non-recognition of any legitimacy in the "UN"'s claim of authority over sovereign nations or any claim of legitimacy in its quasi-military forces - and the strong recommendation to all of our allies that they follow suit. Let that remaining clutch of the world's tyrants stare at each other across plastic tables in the banquet hall of a greasy-spoon diner on Madagascar or Kiribati and plot their cartoon world-conquest schemes from there. If at some time far in the future it wishes to demonstrate that it has caught up with the concept of civilization and has permanently expunged the demonstrably evil from its member rolls, we could perhaps grant it a hearing for consideration as a good will organization and send an occasional emissary to hear what they have to say. But as the "UN" currently stands, its continued presence on American soil, much less our and our allies' active participation in it, has traversed from what had been merely unjustified to: irrational and now to demonstrably dangerous. US out of the UN; UN out of the US. It's an idea whose time has come.