“Across the country, activists with ties to the Tea Party are railing against all sorts of local and state efforts to control sprawl and conserve energy. They brand government action for things like expanding public transportation routes and preserving open space as part of a United Nations-led conspiracy to deny property rights and herd citizens toward cities,” the N.Y. Times is reporting.
“They are showing up at planning meetings to denounce bike lanes on public streets and smart meters on home appliances — efforts they equate to a big-government blueprint against individual rights.
“Planning groups, several of which said they had never heard of Agenda 21 until protesters burst in, are counterorganizing.
‘”The Tea Party people say they want nonpolluted air and clean water and everything we promote and support, but they also say it’s a communist movement,’ said Charlotte Moore, a supervisor who voted yes. ‘I really don’t understand what they want.’
The rest of the article is here.
This same rhetoric highlighted this year’s CABPRO dinner, as I reported previously.
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