Do Maryland voters want Eric Wargotz, Al Gore, and the United Nations representing them in the United States Senate? Should Maryland citizens be relegated to a mere subdivision of the United Nations? Republican Senate candidate Eric Wargotz attempts to build an image of a conservative candidate when nothing is farther from the truth.
Wargotz frequently states he is the only candidate with a record to run on. This article examines two crucial decisions and commitments made by Wargotz while a Queen Anne’s County Commissioner.
Eric Wargotz, a Republican candidate for the United States Senate, knowingly joined an organization that implements a United Nations sustainable development program known as Agenda 21. Secondly, Wargotz believes in the fraud known as anthropogenic global warming (AGW). Wargotz beliefs are aligned with those of global warming front man Al Gore and the United Nations International Panel on Climate Change. Here are some excerpts from resolution 08-22:
WHEREAS leading climate scientists agree that climate disruption is a reality and that human activities are largely responsible for increasing concentrations of gases which warm the atmosphere
WHEREAS recent well documented impacts of climate disruption include increasing global sea levels a significant decrease in Arctic sea ice thickness and major changes to weather patterns around the world
WHEREAS climate disruption of the magnitude now predicted by the scientific community is likely to have costly impacts on human and natural systems throughout the world including increased risk of floods or droughts sea level rises that interact with coastal storms that erode beaches inundate land and damage structures and a reduction in water supplies stored in glaciers and snow cover
U.N. Agenda 21 Background
Most Americans are unaware that one of the greatest threats to their freedom may be a United Nations program known as Agenda 21. The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for Sustainable Development created Agenda 21 as a sustainability agenda which is arguably an amalgamation of socialism and extreme environmentalism brushed with anti-American, anti-capitalist overtones.
A detailed history on sustainable development, definitions, and critical actions can be found here. Section III of the Agenda 21 Plan addresses local community sustainable development. The Preamble and Chapter 28 discuss how Agenda 21 should be implemented at a local level. The United Nations purposely recommends avoiding the term Agenda 21 and suggests a cleverly named alternative: “smart growth.” The United Nations Millennium Papers – Issue 2 (page 5) says this of Agenda 21 and smart growth:
Participating in a UN-advocated planning process would very likely bring out many of the conspiracy-fixated groups and individuals in our society such as the National Rifle Association, citizen militias and some members of Congress. This segment of our society who fear ‘one-world government’ and a UN invasion of the United States through which our individual freedom would be stripped away would actively work to defeat any elected official who joined ‘the conspiracy’ by undertaking LA21. So, we call our process something else, such as comprehensive planning, growth management, or smart growth [emphasis added].
Additional information on U.N. Agenda 21 and the ICLEI can be found here:
And this article just published on July 5th by Canada Free Press:
Wargotz signs on to U.N. Agenda 21
The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners are members of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) – Local Governments for Sustainability, which is an international association of local governments as well as national and regional local government organizations that have made a commitment to sustainable development. The ICLEI mission statement closely resembles that of Agenda 21. In fact, the ICLEI has Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council and coordinates local government representation in the UN processes related to Agenda 21.
I’ve included links to resolutions signed by the Queen Anne’s County Commissioners related to the ICLEI and global warming initiatives.
Resolution 08-18 entitled “Smart Growth Resolution
In both cases, scroll to the bottom of the document and you’ll find Wargotz’s signature. Here’s an excerpt from one resolution:
WHEREAS on July 16 2007 the County Commissioners passed a resolution resolving to participate in the Cities for Climate Protection Campaign sponsored by ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability and participation in this campaign requires implementation of the Five Milestones Model to reduce greenhouse gas and air pollution emissions throughout the community
Agenda 21 implications
Smart growth plans usurp property rights and constitutional rights. Local officials, at the behest of State Government, revise zoning laws to fit into a “smart code” zoning template. A massive reshuffling of property rights ensues. Farmers may lose subdivision rights; conservation land adjacent to population centers may be rezoned into commercial employment centers; and low-density land in small towns is re-designated as growth area and rezoned to accommodate diverse housing including high-density apartments and condominiums.
Finally, a healthy dose of federal- or state-sponsored housing initiatives is embraced to ensure communities are properly balanced. The net effect of these plans is to create highly urbanized population centers throughout otherwise-rural counties, while simultaneously limiting the availability of land for suburban and estate subdivisions, as these are considered an unsustainable waste of land by Agenda 21 disciples.
Most Americans will remain unaware of the implications of smart growth and Agenda 21 until after it is promulgated in their own backyards. Ironically, these plans are more insidious than the Eminent Domain ruling by the Supreme Court in the case of Kelo v City of New London. Under Eminent Domain rulings, property owners usually receive compensation for their losses.
Conversely, smart growth municipal plans, required by statute, enable municipalities to change zoning laws and engage in other regulatory actions that devalue property, restrict off-conveyances, and otherwise erode property values without payment of any compensation to the property owner.
Regardless of political orientation, two indisputable facts remain. Agenda 21 is a direct assault on private property rights and American sovereignty, and it is coming to a neighborhood near you.
Republican voters need not look any further than Eric Wargotz’s record on this issue. Ask yourself one simple question. Do you want Eric Wargotz, Al Gore, and the United Nations representing you in the United States Senate?
Full Disclosure: I work on the Rutledge for U.S. Senate campaign. However, everything in this article can be verified. The links to the original sources are documented. Do your own research and draw your own conclusions.