Magazine article The New American , Vol. 27, No. 6
Last November's political sea change hasn't ebbed. In what is believed to be the first such action of its kind in the entire nation, the five-member Board of County Commissioners in Carroll County, Maryland, recently voted to abolish the county's Office of Sustain-ability. They speedily followed that move with a vote to quit the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), the front group launched by the United Nations to carry out the provisions of its huge Agenda 21. Both votes were unanimous.
A report appearing in the Washington Examiner credited Commissioner Richard Rothschild for leading the way for his colleagues, and maybe for the nation, because approximately 600 local governments in the United States have already signed on to what the Examiner termed "this Trojan Horse." Rothschild insisted that ICLEI was ultimately an attack on private property rights and charged that its version of "sustainability has less to do with the environment and everything to do with economics. It's an attack on capitalism, and an attack on America's middle-class lifestyle." As expected, promoters of "Sustainability" and "Smart Growth," two of many nice-sounding labels attached to the ICLEI and Agenda 21 plan, have sought to discredit the commissioners in hopes of reintroducing their overall UN plan. …