N.H. municipalities and the UN

To the editor: Imagine a situation that penalizes New Hampshire’s job-producing industry millions of dollars for not complying with environmental laws. Such is the case for the Compliant Car Builders Association headed by Kit Enger, an association of dune buggy manufacturers who banded together diligently trying to comply with bureaucratic mandates placed on their industry by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).But in January 2008 CARB fined them $3.6 million in penalties for alleged violations. The association settled for $600,000, their lawyers advising it would be more costly to fight the case.This could happen also in New Hampshire. Because we have three cities — Nashua, Keene and Portsmouth and the town of Wolfeboro — who have made the same mistake of becoming members of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI). It is part of Agenda 21 created at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992. Their goal is to connect local government to the UN.One might ask, why have our leaders allowed this tentacle of the UN to supersede our federal and state constitutions and local law?The UN is a treaty. A false interpretation of Article VI of our U.S. Constitution that is taken out of context: “… all treaty law shall become the Supreme law of the land…” is the dangerous premise which allows this destruction of our sovereignty. If you like the environmental police and all the regulations from the EPA, you’ll love the ICLEI. You might look at it as the EPA on steroids.If you desire documentation, please contact me at my email: russandmamie@comcast.net. I will send an in-depth article: “Your Hometown & the United Nations’: Agenda 21.” Please help make our cities aware of the consequences cities in other states have paid for their membership in ICLEI.Russ PayneManchester

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