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Commission Update – Southwestern Commission and Loss of Private Property Rights

Participating in a U.N. advocated planning process would very likely bring out many . . . who would actively work to defeat any elected official . . .  undertaking Local Agenda 21. So we will call our process something else, such as Comprehensive planning, growth management, or smart growth
~1998 J. Gary Lawrence, a planner for the city of Seattle,
and advisor to the President’s Council on Sustainable Development
While most of us have been consumed with our elected officials in Washington  and the continued slide toward socialism, massive and growing debt and deficit, loss of liberty and manipulation of the rule of law through excessive and abusive executive orders, etc., over the past few years, our elected officials at the local level have been left largely unchecked.
Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake,
use of fossil fuels, appliances, air-conditioning, and suburban housing – are not sustainable
~Maurice Strong, Rio Earth Summit (Green Agenda)
As most of you are aware, especially, those who attended the Commission Budget Meeting on Monday night in Murphy, Cherokee County Commissioners have been directing $18,000 of our – taxpayer dollars to the Southwestern Commission, a member of the Regional Council of Governments. The SWC is a – facilitator of government grants and community development through implementation of their Toolbox for Region A and a Comprehensive Development Plan for Cherokee County. The Cherokee County Commission has already been working with the Southwestern Commission on new subdivision ordinances. Once the commissioners adopt in whole or in part the Comprehensive Plan, our private property rights will be severely restricted with new zoning, regulations, ordinances, stream setbacks, buffer zones, view shed protections, building codes, identification of new endangered species habitats on both public and private land, impact fees, increased taxes, etc. We have recourse now to hold our elected officials accountable when they don’t listen to us . . . we can and will vote them out of office. Once the commissioners turn over county development to the Southwestern Commission’s Comprehensive Plan, however, we will have absolutely no recourse or remedy available to us to regain our private property rights . . . . ever again.
We had over 90 concerned citizens attend the Special Commission Meeting to educate the commissioners about Agenda 21 a couple of weeks ago, and we had over 100 concerned citizens attend the budget meeting last night. 
A very special thanks goes out to Congressional Candidate Mark Meadows for attending the meeting and speaking out during the public forum in opposition to Agenda 21.  Mr. Meadows’ willingness to stand with the good folks of Cherokee County in defense of private property rights tells us something very important about the character of this man . . . He believes what he says and he stands for what he believes! The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence:
Abolish all private property
~Karl Marx
Commissioner Jordan says he is a defender of private property rights and his actions tell us he is willing to stand up for ours. Please take a moment to call and thank Commissioner Jordan for his ability to see past the facilitation of $$$ by the Southwestern Commission to the big picture . . . loss of our freedoms and private property rights for Cherokee County folks. See contact information listed below for all commissioners.
Individual rights will have to take a back seat to the collective
~Harvey Ruvin, former Vice Chairman, ICLEI
Commissioner Meltz treated the citizens speaking out against the SWC with utter disdain; it was reprehensible to witness. Meltz cut off the public forum without notice leaving so many voices left unheard. Commissioner Wood claims to stand for private property rights but both of these commissioners have decided forfeiting our freedoms in exchange for grants facilitated by the SWC is worth the price each of us will pay (recall the tax audit commission meeting where the folks were able to convince the commission the tax audit would hurt citizens and business in Cherokee County).  
The only hope for the world is to make sure there is not another United States. We can’t let other countries have the same number of cars, the amount of industrialization, we have in the US. We have to stop these Third World countries right where they are  ~Michael Oppenheimer, Environmental Defense Fund (Green Agenda)
Note there is absolutely no reason Cherokee County be required to use the Southwestern Commission to seek government grants. This can be done right here from Cherokee County by Cherokee County elected and accountable officials. It simply takes a commissioner or staff person willing to learn the process and motivated enough to do it. There are, most likely, even citizens in the county who would be willing to help in this area.
Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse?  Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?  ~ Maurice Strong, founder of the UN Environment Programme
You can view a short clip from the meeting last night showing Meltz ridiculing Dr. Dan stating,”I am so upset by this. Mr. Eichenbaum is grandstanding and it’s not fair” and scolding Congressional Candidate Mark Meadows for speaking out and insinuating he is harming his “re-election” efforts . . . apparently Meltz pays little attention to local politics or she would be aware that Meadows is a first time candidate running for Shuler’s seat! Read NCRenegade  Blog Post  “Cherokee Scout Attacks Cherokee County 9-12 Project”
A reasonable estimate for an industrialized world society at the present North American material standard of living would be 1 billion. At the more frugal European standard of living, 2 to 3 billion would be possible
~United Nations, Global Biodiversity Assessment (Green Agenda)
We will send out the link for the full meeting video as soon as NCRenegade has it posted. If you did not attend the meeting, we encourage you to watch and comment on the video. You will find the research Dr. Dan presented straight out of the Southwestern Commission/Mountain Landscapes Initiatives ToolBox to be clear and damning to private property rights of Cherokee County citizens. You will find the content straight from the Toolbox linking the UN’s Comprehensive Plan for the 21st Centurey and “Sustianable Development” implementation as well as ICLEI references compelling. If you did not attend the meeting and would like a copy of Dr. Dan’s handouts, please email 912ccp@gmail.com.  And lastly, you will see first-hand Commissioner Meltz’s glaring disdain for concerned citizens voicing opposition to her with regard to the SWC.
As an employer, it is our responsibility to ensure our employees (Meltz, Wood and Jordan) are acting in our best interests at all times. It is imperative that we have a group of watchdogs attending every single commission meeting, and we must rally the folks en Mass to turn out to commission meetings that demand oversight by the folks.
 
I have not yet begun to fight
~John Paul Jones, September 23, 1779 – As his ship was about to sink and
after having been asked whether he had lowered his flag
We must hold our elected official’s feet to the fire . . . We must remind them at all times . . . There is NO SUCH THING AS FREE MONEY and Every cent they spend is YOUR MONEY, MY MONEY, OUR MONEY . . . . and by God THEY WORK FOR US!
Global Sustainability requires the deliberate quest of poverty, reduced resource consumption and set levels of mortality control  ~Maurice King (Green Agenda)
The Scout utilized openly biased journalism in reporting on the concerned citizens of Cherokee County and private property rights!  The Scout is no friend to the Cherokee County 9-12 Project.  It never covers our multitude of public meetings, forums, or seminars and rarely prints a kind, non-biased word about us or the many community service activities we have provided to our youth, veterans, homeless, animals, food pantries, volunteer labor to help cleanup Murphy Elementary, etc. Neither of its past two articles gave 9-12 the benefit of having real and valid concerns based on facts about private property rights in Cherokee County. The “Our View” – in today’s paper states that 9-12 was trying to exercise political pressure on the commissioners to cave to its political agenda! The agenda of the Cherokee County 9-12 Project and the multitude of concerned citizens with regard to the Southwestern Commission is 100% freedom and private property rights based!

It is not my intention to do away with government. It is rather to make it work — work with us, not over us; stand by our side, not ride on our back. Government can and must provide opportunity, not smother it; foster productivity, not stifle it
~Ronald Reagan, First Inaugural Address, January 20, 1981

While many of us have been following Agenda 21 for the past few years and have at least a basic understanding of the threat it poses to our individual freedom, and ultimately, the sovereignty of the United States, it is not necessary for the commissioners to understand Agenda 21 to comprehend the dire threat to private property rights the implementation of the Southwestern Commission’s Mountain Landscapes Initiatives ToolBox for Region A, specifically, Cherokee County, will impose.  For the sake of argument, take Agenda 21 out of the equation completely and Cherokee County citizens are still left with severely restricted private property rights and loss of individual freedom! Note the Scout contained a letter to the editor today about a property owner who kept pigs on his land that bothered his adjoining neighbor. The neighbor wanted ordinances or regulations imposed to prevent his neighbor from keeping the pigs on his private property. Another article was printed praising the Cherokee Indians for their efforts to protect the environment that included “good” “zoning” ordinances that prevented flea markets, junk vehicles, etc. from accessing that property. And lastly a deplorable letter to the editor from a self-described progressive slamming Dr. Dan . . . coincidence?
Cowardice asks the question ‘Is it safe?’  Expediency asks the question ‘Is it politic?’  But conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’  And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but because conscience tells one it is right
~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Fighting for what is right and the future of our children is never going to be easy. It puts us out front and center and the target of attacks by progressives filled with lies and innuendo to minimize who we are and what we stand for. If we lay down, curl up and become silent, who does that benefit? The “right thing” will be achieved less and less and the futures of our children and grandchildren will become less certain, less secure, less free.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE:
  1. CONTACT COMMISSIONERS WOOD AND MELTZ AND TELL THEM HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THEIR DISREGARD FOR OPEN, PUBLIC DEBATE.  AT THE VERY LEAST, THE COMMISSIONERS, WHO ALL CLAIM TO BE PROPONENTS OF PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS, COULD COMMIT TO TAKE THE SOUTHWESTERN COMMISSION’S TOOLBOX AND COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OFF THE TABLE PERMANENTLY!  THIS WOULD SHOW A GOODWILL EFFORT TO UNDERSTAND OUR CONCERNS AND PUT SOME OF OUR MINDS AT EASE, WHILE STILL ALLOWING THEM TO CONTINUE TO FUND AND WORK WITH THE SWC ON THE PROJECT THEY FEEL ARE BENEFICIAL (IE., SENIOR PROGRAM, DOT/ROADS, etc.)
  2. THANK JORDAN FOR STANDING ON THE SIDE OF PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS. NOTE THE SCOUT TOOK THIS OPPORTUNITY TO PUNISH JORDAN FOR STANDING ON THE WRONG SIDE OF LEFT BY REPRINTING DELINQUENT TAX INFORMATION THAT HAS BEEN OUT THERE NOW FOR SOME TIME
  3. WRITE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. SHOW SUPPORT FOR THE 9-12, DR. DAN, SANDY GOSS AND OTHERS WHO DEDICATE THEIR TIME, MONEY AND ENERGY TO FIGHT FOR FREEDOM, EDUCATE ABOUT AGENDA 21, LOSS OF PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM, THE US CONSTITUTION, ETC.
  4. HELP US DESIGN AND FUND AN INFORMATIONAL AD TO RUN IN LOCAL PAPERS PRIOR TO THE JUNE 28 COMMISSION MEETING TO ADOPT THE BUDGET
  5. JOIN OUR “COMMISSION WATCHDOG GROUP” TO HELP US ALL STAY INFORMED ABOUT COMMISSION ACTIVITIES
  6. ATTEND COMMISSION MEETINGS (BRING YOUR FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS AND FAMILY) AND STAND TALL AND SPEAK OUT BOLDLY
THANKS TO ALL WHO VOTED IN LAST WEEK’S SCOUT ON LINE POLL (non-scientific). We are not alone as the vote was 340 or 76% siding with private property rights to 106 votes or 24% against!
Should Cherokee County discontinue financial support of the Southwestern Commission because it allegedly supports U.N. Agenda 21?
Yes, we must be vigilant in protecting our rights – 340 votes, 76 percent.
No, the commission does much good in the area – 106 votes, 24 percent.
Please let us know if you would be willing to help us form a Commission Watchdog Group. We are hoping to have a good number sign up so that we can share meeting attendance among us, except for those meetings that require attendance by all concerned citizens. The fist two commission meetings listed below will require mass attendance. Please plan to attend if at all possible.
UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS
Cherokee County Commission (NEED LARGE TURNOUT)
will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 28, in
the second-floor conference
room of the Cherokee County
Courthouse to adopt the fiscal
year 2012-23 budget before
the new fiscal year begins on
Friday, July 1. Call 837-5527 for details.
Cherokee County Economic Development Commission (NEED LARGE TURNOUT)
will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, June 29, in the
Murphy Electric Power
Board room. For details, call
Josh Carpenter at 837-1433.
Cherokee County Commission
will meet at 8:30 a.m. Monday, July 2,
in the second floor conference
room in Cherokee County
Courthouse. Call 837-5527 for details.

CONTACT COMMISSIONERS
David Wood, Vice-Chairman (District 3)

Office: 75 Peachtree Street
Home: 117 Little Wolf Creek Road
Murphy, NC 28906
Office: 828-837-5527
Home: 828-494-4510
Cell:828-644-8324

Fax: 828-837-9684
david.wood@cherokeecounty-nc.gov

Lorraine M. Meltz, Chairperson (District 2)
Office: 75 Peachtree Street
Home: 145 Pine Lane
Murphy, NC 28906
Office: 828-837-5527
Fax: 828-837-9684

lorraine.meltz@cherokeecounty-nc.gov

Steve Jordan, Commissioner (District 1)
Office: 7
5 Peachtree Street
Murphy, NC 28906
Home: 116 Graham Street
Andrews, NC 28901
Office:
828-837-5527
Home: 828-321-2258

Fax: 828-837-9684
steve.jordan@cherokeecounty-nc.gov

 

Thanks to our Cherokee County Commissioners Lorraine Meltz, David Wood and County Manager Randy Wiggins for your willingness to hold the recent special meeting to hear Dr. Dan Eichenbaum’s presentation on the local arm of Agenda 21 in Cherokee County!

Cherokee County Special Commission Meeting – Agenda 21

Mike Clampitt, Dr. Dan Eichenbaum, Hubert Merchant