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Date: Sun, 05 Oct 1997 06:28:50 -0700
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From: Paul Andrew Mitchell [address in tool bar]
Subject: SLS: Whose Heritage and Whose Land?  (fwd)

>The Phyllis Schlafly Report -- September 1997
>Whose Heritage and Whose Land?
>  I recently revisited Independence Hall, the cradle
>  of our republic where the Declaration of
>  Independence was signed and the United States
>  Constitution was written. Something new has been
>  added since the last time I saw it: a large bronze
>  plaque with a peculiar inscription under an
>  unidentified insignia.
>  "Through the collective recognition of the
>  community of nations expressed with the principles
>  of the convention concerning protection of the
>  world's cultural and natural heritage, Independence
>  Hall has been designated a World Heritage Site and
>  joins a select list of protected areas around the
>  world whose outstanding natural and cultural
>  resources form the common inheritance of all
>  mankind."
>  Whew! Where did all that mumbo-jumbo come from?
>  Obviously not from American history or our founding
>  documents. "Common inheritance of all mankind"? No
>  way. Our Declaration of Independence and
>  Constitution are both uniquely American, written by
>  identifiable Founding Fathers on American soil at
>  known points in time.
>  Independence Hall "joins a select list of protected
>  areas around the world"? Who decided that
>  Independence Hall should "join" anything? It is a
>  unique American treasure. And who is protecting
>  these "protected areas"? "Collective recognition of
>  the community of nations"? It's obvious that all
>  those foreign nations don't agree with our American
>  Declaration or Constitution or the principles
>  therein.
>  Since it is impossible to relive history and give
>  the "collective" or the "community of nations" any
>  ownership in the historic events that made
>  Independence Hall an American shrine, we can only
>  deduce that some international entity is asserting
>  a vested interest in the building. Who authorized
>  that?
>  After all, it would have been a nice accolade and
>  not worthy of particular comment if the
>  Independence Hall plaque merely said, "The United
>  Nations honors the cradle of American freedom, the
>  inspired words of the Declaration of Independence,
>  and the genius of the United States Constitution
>  that has nourished liberty in America for more than
>  two centuries." But it didn't.
>  We now find that at least 20 pieces of American
>  property have been designated as "World Heritage
>  Sites" and so identified with markers. These
>  include Yellowstone and Yosemite national parks,
>  the Grand Canyon, Thomas Jefferson's home
>  Monticello, and, believe it or not, the Statue of
>  Liberty. All of these markings took place without
>  any publicity, without the American people knowing
>  what was going on.
>  The designation of these World Heritage Sites was
>  authorized by the World Heritage Convention, a
>  treaty signed by President Richard Nixon and
>  ratified in 1973. The World Heritage Program is
>  carried out by UNESCO, to which the United States
>  doesn't even belong. President Ronald Reagan pulled
>  us out of UNESCO because it was totally corrupt.
>  The UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Program was
>  created in 1970. The United States joined in 1974
>  when our State Department signed a memorandum of
>  understanding (not a treaty) to put us in the
>  Biosphere Program and pledge that the United States
>  will adhere to the Biosphere conditions and
>  limitations laid down by UNESCO. Paragraph 44 of
>  the World Heritage Operational Guidelines states
>  that "natural" Heritage Sites (as contrasted to
>  "cultural") can be interchanged with "core
>  reserves" of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere
>  Program. These core protected areas are planned to
>  be surrounded by highly regulated buffer zones, all
>  for the sake of "biodiversity."
>  At a conference in Spain in 1995 that culminated in
>  the Seville Strategy, the Biosphere Program
>  underwent a radical change in purpose. The first
>  goal of the Seville Strategy for Biosphere Reserves
>  is to "promote biosphere reserves as a means of
>  implementing the goals of the Convention on
>  Biological Diversity."
>  U.S. State Department representatives agreed to
>  this new framework of UNESCO-designated guidelines
>  and objectives for the Man and Biosphere Program.
>  So, even though the United States doesn't belong to
>  UNESCO, and even though the U.S. Senate refused to
>  ratify the Biodiversity Treaty, the United States
>  is marching right ahead with UNESCO's Man and the
>  Biosphere Program.
>  Starting with Yellowstone National Park in 1979,
>  UNESCO has designated 47 Biosphere Reserves in the
>  United States covering 50 million acres. In order
>  to designate sites and spheres under either of
>  these UNESCO programs, the United States must agree
>  to manage these lands according to international
>  dictates and objectives.
>  That's another way of saying that the United States
>  has agreed to limit our sovereign power to manage
>  our own lands any way we want in pursuit of our own
>  national interests. The Clinton Administration's
>  designation of Yellowstone Park as a World Heritage
>  Site "in danger" has already been used to shut down
>  a gold mine near (not even in) Yellowstone.
>  The UN/UNESCO types have made no secret of their
>  goals. Their next step is their Wildlands Project,
>  a plan to designate one half of the United States
>  as "protected areas or areas where special measures
>  need to be taken to conserve biological diversity."
>  Americans don't need or want any UN/UNESCO
>  bureaucrats telling us how to "protect" our own
>  land. We can jolly well handle our own protection.
>*********** END FORWARDED MESSAGE ***********

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