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Obama Signs Agenda 21-Related Executive Order

June 23, 2011
Raven Clabough, The New American
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President Obama signed his 86th executive order (13575) on June 9, which established the White House Rural Council (WHRC). According to The Blaze, the Executive Order seems to be in line with the United Nations radical Agenda 21, as it is designed “to begin taking control over almost all aspects of the lives of 16 percent of the American people.”

Evidence of this can be found in Section One of the Executive Order, which reads:

Section 1. Policy. Sixteen percent of the American population lives in rural counties. Strong, sustainable rural communities are essential to winning the future and ensuring American competitiveness in the years ahead. These communities supply our food, fiber, and energy, safeguard our natural resources, and are essential in the development of science and innovation. Though rural communities face numerous challenges, they also present enormous economic potential. The Federal Government has an important role to play in order to expand access to the capital necessary for economic growth, promote innovation, improve access to health care and education, and expand outdoor recreational activities on public lands.

As the Executive Order references “sustainable rural communities,” it raises a few eyebrows, since that is one of the key phrases found in the UN plan for sustainable development known as Agenda 21. The order admits that it intends to seize greater power over “food, fiber, and energy,” items that are key to human sustenance.

The mission and function of the White House Rural Council, according to the Executive Order, is as follows: “The Council shall work across executive departments, agencies, and offices to coordinate development of policy recommendations to promote economic prosperity and quality of life in rural America, and shall coordinate my Administration’s engagement with rural communities.”

The order has no qualms about revealing the levels of authority it hopes to achieve. In order to reach the mission set out, the order states it will “make recommendations to the President, through the Director of the Domestic Policy Council and the Director of the National Economic Council, on streamlining and leveraging Federal investments in rural areas, where appropriate, to increase the impact of Federal dollars and create economic opportunities to improve the quality of life in rural America.”

Analyzing the language of the document, The Blaze questions, “is there a hint that a ‘rural stimulus plan’ might be in the making? Will the Federal government start pumping money into farmlands under the guise of creating ‘economic opportunities to improve the quality of life in rural America?’ ”

The order also states that the WHRC will “coordinate and increase the effectiveness of Federal engagement with rural stakeholders, including agricultural organizations, small businesses, education and training institutions, healthcare providers, telecommunications services providers, research and land grant institutions, law enforcement, State, local, and tribal governments, and nongovernmental organizations regarding the needs of rural America.”

In other words, the federal government will seemingly control every aspect of rural America.

The order’s mention of “nongovernmental organizations” (NGOs) should be disconcerting, as NGOs are unelected, often government-funded organizations that are key to Agenda 21.

Executive Order 13575 asserts that the WHRC will “coordinate Federal efforts directed toward the growth and development of geographic regions that encompass both urban and rural areas, and identify and facilitate rural economic opportunities associated with energy development, outdoor recreation, and other conservation-related activities.”

As observed by The Blaze, “When did outdoor recreation become a conservation-related activity?”

So who will be heading these opportunistic efforts? The following is a list of members who will be serving on the new council, which will be headed by Tom Vilsack, the current Secretary of Agriculture:

( 1 ) the Department of the Treasury; Timothy Geithner

( 2 ) the Department of Defense; Robert Gates

( 3 ) the Department of Justice; Eric Holder

( 4 ) the Department of the Interior; Ken Salazar

( 5 ) the Department of Commerce; Gary Locke

( 6 ) the Department of Labor; Hilda Solis

( 7 ) the Department of Health and Human Services; Kathleen Sebelius

( 8 ) the Department of Housing and Urban Development; Shaun Donovan

( 9 ) the Department of Transportation; Ray LaHood

( 10 ) the Department of Energy; Dr. Steven Chu

( 11 ) the Department of Education; Arne Duncan

( 12 ) the Department of Veterans Affairs; Eric Shinseki

( 13 ) the Department of Homeland Security; Janet Napolitano

( 14 ) the Environmental Protection Agency; Lisa Jackson

( 15 ) the Federal Communications Commission; Michael Copps

( 16 ) the Office of Management and Budget; Peter Orszag

( 17 ) the Office of Science and Technology Policy; John Holdren

( 18 ) the Office of National Drug Control Policy; R. Gil Kerlikowske

( 19 ) the Council of Economic Advisers; Austan Goolsbee

( 20 ) the Domestic Policy Council; Melody Barnes (former VP at Center for American Progress)

( 21 ) the National Economic Council; Gene B. Sperling

( 22 ) the Small Business Administration; Karen Mills

( 23 ) the Council on Environmental Quality; Nancy Sutley

( 24 ) the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs; Valerie Jarrett

( 25 ) the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs; and such other executive branch departments, agencies, and offices as the President or Secretary of Agriculture may, from time to time, designate. Chris Lu (or virtually anyone to be designated by the 24 people named above).The Blaze says of the list, “It appears that not a single department in the federal government has excluded from the new White House Rural Council, and the wild card option in number 25 gives the president and the agricultural secretary the option to designate anyone to serve on this powerful council.”

Even more notable than the levels of power being achieved by the creation of this new council is the various connections to Agenda 21.

For example, Valerie Jarrett served as a member on the board of the Local Initiatives Support Coalition (LISC), which uses the language of Agenda 21 and ICLEI as their webpage descriptively explains the organization’s work to build “sustainable communities.”

Likewise, Melody Barnes is the former Vice President of the George Soros-funded Center for American Progress. Soros is a prime advocate of Agenda 21 and in fact, his Open Society provided $2,147,415 to ICLEI.

Additionally, Hilda Solis and Nancy Sutley, through their environmental endeavors, appear to be connected to Agenda 21. In 2000, Solis received an award for her work on “Environmental Justice.” Sutley served on the Los Angeles Metropolitan Water District and supported the low-flow toilets, which are now being revealed as costing more money and creating an odor problem in the city of San Francisco.

Finally, the timing of the Executive Order is a bit suspicious, since the administration is meeting with a number of Agenda 21 operatives at the end of the month. ICLEI reports:

ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA (ICLEI USA) and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced the launch of the National Press Club Leadership Speaker Series to be held on June 28. The event’s inaugural keynote speaker will be the Honorable Sha Zukang, Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), whose keynote address, The Road to Rio+20, will explain the role of key global and national stakeholders, and the impact and vision of this historic conference.

Fortunately, Americans are becoming increasingly aware of the radical agenda being pushed by the U.N. and supported by this government, and have hosted a number of anti-ICLEI rallies this week, with more planned in the future.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. December 8, 2011 12:36 am

    The UN’s Article 21, as copied from their site.

    •(1) Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.
    •(2) Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country.
    •(3) The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.

    I don’t see the connection with the take over of economic sectors which are evident in executive order, Article 21.

    Can someone enlighten me on any connection they see. I totally agree this executive order needs to be brought to light, but other sites are trying to raise funds based on UN take over of America’s public lands…….

  2. howard permalink
    July 6, 2011 5:48 pm

    Rual Americans live in rual America to get away from Big Government

  3. Cheryl Tracy permalink
    July 4, 2011 7:06 am

    Some of you here show yourselves to be absolute FOOLS! George Bush has signed agreements to enable AGENDA 21 too! Wake up … People too lazy to go to the United Nations Web Site and look up and READ AGENDA 21 have no business making remarks here because you are IGNORANT of the FACTS. Defending Obama or Bush or any other politician BLINDLY shows your IGNORANCE. GET INFORMED! Go to the SOURCE. This is about sovereignty of the United States. J Keen Holland this means people like you! You are as dangerous as Agenda 21, because you refuse to GET INFORMED.

  4. Anonymous permalink
    June 29, 2011 7:28 am

    Much of American heritage, tradition, institutions,
    are being uprooted by this treasonous sabotage called
    “Agenda 21,” and that’s its real purpose. Satan was
    sneering when he wrote “rural prosperity” on this
    rug he’s having his servant pull out from under us.
    Of all history’s traitors, we have the GREATER TRAITOR.
    – – – – – – –

  5. June 29, 2011 5:20 am

    we cant do anything people its GODS will, this is the end of time, and obama is the puppet before the antichrist comes, which is shortly. after he sets in the temple Jesus will come, are u ready? if not u better ask for Jesus to forgive your sins and become a christians and walk with the most high =) his coming for his children,this evil world will continue to be what it was when the devil was casted down apon it and will stay this way til Jesus puts his foot down on the mount of olives, and this time his coming as a lion to destroy all EVIL, if u believe in him then get ready

  6. June 29, 2011 12:39 am

    2nd Amendment was created for a reason, which the government will soon find out!

  7. June 28, 2011 11:45 pm

    Their messing with the wrong people now! Obama has screwed up once again! Obama’s time in office is more than half over and he and his few supporters continue to take credit for the one positive news story in almost three years and continue to try and blame all of Obama’s failures on president Bush.

  8. J Keen Holland permalink
    June 27, 2011 8:11 pm

    It’s not like the federal government has ignored rural areas. Efforts to assist economic development in rural area go back at least as far as Depression-era efforts to subsidize electric, and later telephone, utilities For current activities along this line, see

  9. June 27, 2011 2:11 pm

    Don’t blame him … Most of America was sitting there with BUSH.. With the so called Patriot Act you signed over your rights.

  10. bob driscoll permalink
    June 27, 2011 9:17 am

    It does plenty of good to rally! it will bring the issue to the attention of the masses. then the internet and activist can do what the media will NOT do. then we have an election, remember folks if the 2010 election was a presidential election (where electoral votes are counted the big O would be gone ,just like a lot of folks that supported him are GONE vote and rally see ya

  11. Sunny D permalink
    June 27, 2011 7:41 am

    What good are rallies going to do?? He ALREADY SIGNED IT….

    They are pushing this at us constantly….Don’t listen to his lying words, WATCH his hands and what he does!

    SOMEONE IMPEACH HIM and his crooked ADMIN!!! PLEASE!!

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