I’ve been aware as a Florida beach community resident for many years that the environmentalists are taking the joy out of living near nature by ever increasing restrictions upon public lands. Agenda 21 originated in 1992 Earth Summit in Rio is hard at work in every community in America as evidenced in land use for the greater good of not humanity, but rather for THE ENVIRONMENT of which by implication humanity is the enemy.
Planning a vacation this summer to Miami’s Biscayne Bay for a little fishing?
Think again, because the National Park Service wants to set aside a large swath of the pristine area as a marine reserve zone, so you might have to leave the fishing poles at home. And the boat.
Perhaps horseback riding is more your speed and the family plans to ride through California’s Sequoia or Kings Canyon National Parks? Sorry, but all of the permits were pulled for those activities this summer.
Or maybe you just want to lounge on the soft sands of North Carolina’s Outer Banks and read a novel, fly a kite with the kids, toss a Frisbee to the dog, and watch dad catch some fish?
No, no, no and no.
Beachcombers along specific stretches of those legendary shores are seeing signs telling them to leave their kites and pets at home, and to watch where they step.
“Leave no footprints behind. Walk in water where footprints wash away,” read the signs posted in February by federal officials.
Beaches that once welcomed fisherman to drive up to the water’s edge are also off-limits to the vehicles, and so is fishing.
These vacation destinations are all national parks that once encouraged such recreational uses and enjoyment but their new “no trespassing” attitudes have angered the local communities, and some in Congress as well.
In March, Rep. Walter Jones (R–N.C.) challenged the restrictions imposed by the beach signs, which were the result of battles with environmentalists to protect certain species.
The park service that operates the Cape Hatteras National Seashore pledged to replace them, and the new signs will read: “Walk near water’s edge. Stay below high tide line.” http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=50998
Oddly, humans the highest developed form of life are the lowest priority for Agenda 21. It is doubly strange to think of all the public lands that have accumulated to we the people, in our local, state, and national park systems as being closed to us. We have gladly given over these lands to be a trust for all to enjoy and now Agenda 21 comes along and tells us that we are not trusted to use them! I can only conclude that signifies humankind is being regarded by Agenda 21 as an invasive species to be controlled.