Richard Rothschild Battles Local Agenda 21

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Richard Roth­schild was the first county com­mis­sioner to offi­cially oppose the United Nations’ Inter­na­tional Coun­cil for Local Envi­ron­men­tal Ini­tia­tives (ICLEI), also known as Local Gov­ern­ments for Sus­tain­abil­ity.  In fact, Mr. Roth­schild won the Novem­ber 2010 elec­tion in Car­roll County, Mary­land based on his oppo­si­tion to ICLEI, which is the local UN Agenda 21 Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment action plan that attacks prop­erty and Con­sti­tu­tional rights.

Find out why Roth­schild is opposed to Agenda 21 and ICLEI:  [8 minute video]

Com­mis­sioner Rothschild’s most pro­found obser­va­tions since tak­ing office have been that the fed­eral and state gov­ern­ments use coer­cive grant money to expand their power beyond Con­sti­tu­tional lim­its and that all of the processes of gov­ern­ment are geared toward spend­ing money, which leads to bud­gets that spin out of control.

Car­roll County is a rural area that is under threat of urban­iza­tion, mixed-use build­ings (com­pact apartment-like hous­ing also called “stack ‘em and pack ‘em” units) and social engineering.

Mr. Roth­schild is devoted to pro­tect­ing Car­roll County’s cit­i­zens’ Con­sti­tu­tional rights.  He has encoun­tered force­ful oppo­si­tion in his pur­suit of uphold­ing the Con­sti­tu­tion and respect for prop­erty rights from the phony envi­ron­men­tal­ist poli­cies of the US gov­ern­ment and the State of Maryland.

How­ever, he has been able to make some sig­nif­i­cant changes in Car­roll County’s Munic­i­pal Mas­ter Plan, the foun­da­tion for devel­op­ment, that include steer­ing his county away from mixed use devel­op­ment and abol­ish­ing cer­tain social­ist lan­guage like “social equity”.

While Car­roll County plan­ning and zon­ing offi­cials have been coop­er­a­tive with Com­mis­sioner Roth­schild, he has been restrained in fully pro­tect­ing cit­i­zens’ rights because of fed­eral laws, mostly handed down by the EPA, and state laws that attack prop­erty rights.  The State of Mary­land encroaches on local gov­ern­ment juris­dic­tion through covert zon­ing and build­ing regulations.

An exam­ple of this is a new Mary­land state reg­u­la­tion that pro­hibits build­ing any­thing within 100 feet of a stream.  So, if a landowner wants to build a a home or other struc­ture on his or her land, the par­cel bet­ter be big enough to accom­mo­date the state’s new reg­u­la­tion or they are plain out of luck.  Imag­ine the effect of down-zoning on prop­erty value!

The good news is that peo­ple are wak­ing up to the rot­ten UN Agenda 21 Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment plot.  Alabama is the first state to offi­cially ban Agenda 21!  Gov­er­nor Bent­ley reluc­tantly signed the res­o­lu­tion under extreme pres­sure from activists.

Sev­eral other states are in the process of con­sid­er­ing and/or pass­ing res­o­lu­tions against Agenda 21.

Many local gov­ern­ments have rejected ICLEI and oth­ers have silently refused to renew the pro­gram con­tract (click here for the full list).

Addi­tion­ally, a num­ber of Repub­li­can groups are actively fight­ing Agenda 21 (click here for list).


Alabama proved that efforts by activists can make all the difference.

Com­mis­sioner Roth­schild rec­om­mends spend­ing time to go through your Munic­i­pal Mas­ter Plan plan­ning and zon­ing reg­u­la­tions to weed out the ones that are stran­gling cit­i­zens’ rights (espe­cially landown­ers).  Other activists have been suc­cess­ful and taken action by pres­sur­ing law­mak­ers to pro­tect their rights and their property.


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