At the state GOP convention in Winston-Salem in 1993, I noticed that the John Birch Society table featured books and materials on the United Nations. I commented to a bystander: “I thought JBS was anti-Communist.” “Communists are gone,” he said. “They’ve switched to the U.N.”
The materials screamed that the U.N. is a threat to America. Whatever, I thought. To me the U.N. was mostly known for failure. What I didn’t know was that the year before, President Bush (the first) had signed on to a U.N. plan called “Agenda 21” a comprehensive, voluntary plan for global development without destroying the Earth’s environment.
Now, 20 years later, the U.N. is right in the middle of Election 2012 in WNC. Why? Because the GOP candidate in the 11th Congressional District Mark Meadows has some very spooky ideas about the United Nations and Agenda 21.
In the GOP primary, Meadows repeatedly showed he buys into dark theories about Agenda 21 especially that it’s a plot to take away private property rights. When I read that, I remembered Winston-Salem 1993 and went to the JBS website. Sure enough, they’re touting a new law in Alabama (quote state GOP head) “that would … shelter Alabamians from the United Nations Agenda 21, a sustainable development initiative that some conservatives see as a precursor for the creation of a world government.” Wow.
Mark Meadows, who believes that the U.N. is a threat to American sovereignty, is the official Republican candidate in North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District. Should he win, he would represent WNC in the United States Congress. Where (shudder) he would vote on our nation’s laws.
Please tell me a majority of voters in the 11th District will send Meadows home to wherever and not to Washington. Thanks. I feel better.
— Lee Ballard