Air Date: September 11, 2015
Host: Jim Schneider
Guest: Tom DeWeese
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From September 25th through the 27th, the United Nations will host a sustainable development summit in New York. This new agenda is said to be guided by the purposes and principles of the charter of the United Nations. It’s called the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Specific goals of the plan are to begin implementation on January 1, 2016.
Joining Jim to discuss sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda was Tom DeWeese. Tom is the president of the American Policy Center. He is one of the nation’s leading advocates of individual liberty, free enterprise, private property rights, personal privacy, back-to-basics education and American sovereignty and independence and protecting our Constitutionally guaranteed rights.
According to Tom, sustainable development is a comprehensive blueprint for changing human society while using the environment as the excuse to control consumption patterns and growth in our communities. Social justice is a major point as well. However, he believes social justice within the context of sustainable development involves redistribution of wealth and top-down control.
Sustainable development is the policy of Agenda 21. Agenda 21 was first introduced to the world at the Earth Summit of 1992 in Rio de Janeiro. It called for every nation on earth to implement these ideas in order to change human society.
Tom described the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as Agenda 21 on steroids. Those promoting this new effort are not only involving the environment, they’re also getting involved in health care, economics and even gender equality.
This program will also look at how this agenda helps show the U.N.’s contradiction between controlling mortality rates while allowing abortion; their desire to empower women and girls; how the production and consumption of products and international trade agreements will be affected; global solidarity; legal identity for all including birth registration and more.