I'm sending you my thoughts on the Pickens County Comprehensive Plan. These are a few of the thoughts that I gathered from the first reading of the "new" Pickens Plan as compared to the Capitalistic, free enterprise, private property version that was constructed by 150 citizens of Pickens County and viewed by over 15,000 folks on the conservativesoftheupstate.com web site.
1. The first offensive thing about it was the agenda for the meeting of the Planning Commission. They started the meeting with a moment of silence. This offends anyone who understands the constitution of the United States. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. We have yielded our faith to a bunch of liberal, communist judges who use a letter from Thomas Jefferson to The Anabaptists of the time who requested that their religion be established as the STATE religion. He refused in a letter saying that there should be a separation of church and state. But that was his opinion; not constitutional law. Now we open our meetings without asking God for guidance. I suggest if this happens again, that someone in the audience lead us in the Lord's Prayer or some other prayer of faith.
2. In the overview, it described the plan as having a "consensus" approval of the people of Pickens County which is not true. "Consensus" is a buzz word from the Agenda 21/Sustainable Development movement. "Consensus" is advocated by the United Nations which gives the Progressives the right to enact law without a vote. Far more people know about the plan through Capitalistic eyes than in the plan being pushed by mostly nongovernmental organizations represented on this committee.
3. The Pickens Plan is represented as a "guide" for future decisions regarding the growth of Pickens County. "The plan is not a regulatory document. Strict over-interpretation of the Plan should be avoided. Rather,the broader spirit of the plan should prevail." This is the trap that socialists want you to believe. Go to Chapter 6-29-540 of the South Carolina Code of Laws and see what happens after the County Council adopts this Plan.
4. Under the heading of Public Participation, the word "stakeholders" is coined right out of Agenda 21 of the United Nations Plan. Stakeholders are the people, that for whatever reason, have signed on to socialism; most unknowingly.
These are comments from the introduction of the Pickens County Plan. Comparisons of the advisory committee's and that of the Capitalistic plan will follow before the October meeting.
President, Conservatives Of The Upstate