THE UNITED NATIONS: ON FLORIDA’S DOORSTEP
Foreign entities impacting Floridians today - November 13, 2013 by Melinda Meikle
Most residents of Florida would be shocked to realize how the United Nations has established a formidable presence in the sunshine state. As The United Nations casts its long shadow over representational government via local and regional economic development/sustainability plans, such as Seven50, to silently weave a web which runs contrary to economic freedom, property rights and individual liberty.
History shows this anti-freedom progression starting decades ago. The World Heritage Treaty of 1972 granted special powers to designate selected American treasures as “World Heritage Sites and Properties” and “Biosphere Reserves.” Since that time, 68 percent of all U.S. national parks, monuments and preserves are controlled by United Nations UNESCO, including the Everglades in Florida. Paragraph 3(c) states the World Heritage Committee will, [S]eek to ensure an appropriate and equitable balance between conservation, sustainability and development, so that World Heritage properties can be protected through appropriate activities contributing to the social and economic development and the quality of life of our communities.” This has lead to the creation of the Atlas of Florida’s Natural Heritage published by Florida State University Institute of Science and Public Affairs and Florida Natural Inventory.