Tuesday, June 6, 2017
If Not Now, When? Repeal Agenda 21
PO Box 130
West Shokan, NY 12494
June 6, 2017
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Via First Class Mail and Email
Dear President Trump
I support your decision about the Paris Agreement. In addition, I urge your administration to consider rescinding US support for the Rio Declaration of 1992, which is associated with UN Agenda 21 and the Statement of Principles for the Sustainable Management of Forests. As well, I urge the United States to withhold funding for all government and UN programs aimed to implement these documents.
The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and Agenda 21 are couched in economically illiterate claims about how economic development occurs and how economic inequality ought to be addressed. For instance, they commit the United States to reducing consumption and to “promoting appropriate demographic policies.” They do not recognize that freedom and free markets are the sine qua non for meaningful economic development.
The Rio Declaration is anti-scientific. Principle 15 advocates a precautionary principle whereby if “threats,” as defined by environmental extremists, exist, “lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures.” Such vague, anti-scientific language gives a carte blanche to scientism. It is opposed to real science, and its anti-science bias was reflected in Al Gore’s ignorant claim that science can be “settled.”
Your administration can rescind American support for the Rio Declaration, Agenda 21, and the statement on sustainable forests. It can rescind all budgetary items that support implementation of these totalitarian commitments.