A County Disservice
In February the Moore County Commissioners passed a resolution opposing United Nations Agenda 21. Never heard of U.N. Agenda 21? Neither had I, so I looked it up.
Apparently it is a nonbinding resolution endorsed by 178 countries in 1992. It encourages nations to develop sustainably, minimizing negative impacts to the environment, while expressly recognizing the rights of individuals to a “healthy and productive life” and the rights of individual governments to “exploit their own resources pursuant to their own policies.”
The Moore County Commissioners somehow interpret it as an insidious socialist plot to take away “the American way of life of private ownership, single family homes, private car ownership, and privately owned farms.”
Where did the need for the Moore County resolution come from? It is being pushed by a national group with an anti-environmental agenda. While this resolution could be dismissed as a harmless play for political points, it could have negative consequences for our county.
The resolution states that “U.N. Agenda 21 is being covertly pushed into local communities through sustainable development policies such as Smart Growth … Regional Visioning Projects and other Green projects.” There are several homegrown organizations working hard to see that Moore County’s rapid growth does not harm the natural amenities that draw people to this region.
If this ill-advised and unnecessary resolution undermines the work of these groups, Moore County will be the poorer for it.
The Moore County Commissioners have done our county a disservice by buying into this baseless conspiracy theory.
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