One incident that highlights the corruption of the Raleigh City Council

This month I planned to discuss the professional background of Council member Randy Stagner. I wanted to question why a highly placed retired Colonel who worked in the Pentagon with the State Department would choose to devote all of his time to the Raleigh City Council (RCC).  In particular I wanted to ask the retired Colonel if his extensive military experience prepared him to help transform Raleigh into a sub compact city. Council Member Odom, the only alleged Republican on the Council, objected that I address a specific member of the Council during my allotted 3 minutes. (It’s also telling  that the RCC routinely permits certain people to go well over 3 minutes but most who object to RCC polices are strictly limited to 3 minutes.)  Mayor McFarlane also interrupted me. It seemed absurd that the Council was threatened by my citing what’s included on Stagner’s bio posted on the RCC website.

Councilmember Stagner retired from the US Army in 2008 at the rank of full colonel. After tours of duty in the 25th Infantry Division, the 82nd Airborne Division and the XVIII Airborne Corps, he served as a detachment commander, company commander, battalion operations officer, and battalion commander in the US Army Special Operations Command (Airborne), Ft. Bragg, NC. After battalion command, he was assigned to the Pentagon with duty at the Department of State. His major deployments include Operation Joint Endeavor (Bosnia) and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Councilmember Stagner speaks Russian and holds advanced degrees in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Kansas and in National Security Strategy from the National War College at Ft. McNair, Washington, DC. His last military assignment was as the Washington Office Director for an element of the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). After military service, Colonel Stagner served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC before returning to his home in Raleigh.


         Stagner and the RCC are proud of the new UDO (Unified Development Ordinance) which is openly designed to increase population density in Raleigh.  At an RCC candidate forum held on September 16 current RCC members as well as least one candidate openly endorsed increasing population density in Raleigh.  Increasing population density is sold as a component of “sustainability”.  The ordinance to adopt the UDO proudly reads at its inception,      

Whereas, the City of Raleigh adopted a new Comprehensive Plan in 2009 calling for more of the City’s growth to be directed away from rural and environmentally sensitive lands, and towards major transit corridors and walkable mixed use settings

Sustainability is a euphemism for Agenda 21 or the United Nations Agenda for the 21st century.  Raleigh is deeply committed to Agenda 21 – the city has been a member of ICLEI. ICLEI is a UN front group that was founded in 1990 as the ‘International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives’. ICLEI retained the same acronym but changed their name in 2003 to mean Local Governments for Sustainability.  Raleigh also operates an Office of Sustainability.

The Mysterious Office   

          An email I received from the Raleigh OMB dated 8/6/13 reads, “The FY14 operating budget for Sustainability is $569,351.  In the FY14 Capital Improvement Program (CIP), Council appropriated an additional $1.5 Million for a sustainability revolving fund.  The Sustainability Office is currently designing the program to use those funds.”  This “Office” has a full time staff of 5 with combined salaries of $350,544. And we can be certain that some program will be developed to spend the additional $1.5 million.  Much money can always be spent by bureaucrats intent on transforming Raleigh into a sub compact city – however it’s never been a priority to sustain the public’s money.

Nullify Now Raleigh NC Oct. 19, 2013

Education and Tools for Liberty
The States CAN stop Washington DC!
Nullify Now! will empower you. The goal is not simply a constitutional history lesson. But rather, you’ll get the historical tools you need to put these principles into effect today. Nullification is the “rightful remedy” to put an end to unconstitutional federal acts

thomas-woodsThomas E. Woods, Jr., is a senior fellow of theLudwig von Mises Institute and creator of Tom Woods’s Liberty Classroom. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard and his master’s, M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Woods has appeared on CNBC, MSNBC, FOX News Channel, FOX Business Network, C-SPAN, and Bloomberg Television, among other outlets, and has been a guest on hundreds of radio programs, including National Public Radio, the Dennis Miller Show, the Michael Reagan Show, the Dennis Prager Show, and the Michael Medved Show. He is a regular fill-in host on The Peter Schiff Show.

Woods is the author of eleven books, most recently Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse and Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century.

Thank you to Dr. Dan’s Freedom Forum for sponsoring this important keynote speech (website, facebook)


Mike Church is the author, producer, and voice talent behind a trilogy of documentaries: “Road to Independence” (the story of the Declaration of Independence) and “The Fame of Our Fathers: How Immortality Inspired Our Constitution” and the “Spirit of ’76″ (Writing and ratifying the U.S. Constitution). Taken from source material, including personal letters, notes and transcripts of debates, the three documentaries pride themselves on their historical accuracy in portraying the Founding Fathers in their, literally, own words. Whereas the first two projects are audio only documentaries, The “Spirit of ’76″ is Mike’s full length animated feature. Mike is the owner of his own production company, Founding Father Films

Thank you to Greg Brannon for sponsoring this important keynote speech (website, facebook)

Publius HuldahPublius Huldah is a lawyer, philosopher and logician. She believes in the strict constructionist of the U.S. Constitution and an education that includes the ideals on which our country was founded. She is passionate about the two things that she believes will enable every American to be a better citizen, a better patriot, and a more responsible person – our American founding documents (including the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, and The Federalist Papers) and the Bible, and she is convinced that the writings of Ayn Rand, including Atlas Shrugged, will help make sense of our founding principles.

Publius is a writer, blogger, and speaker and hopes that her efforts will help re-acquaint citizens with their founding history and ideals, re-educate them on the meaning and intent of their founding documents, energize and engage them on their responsibility as citizens, and eventually help restore constitutional government.

Jason Rink Speaks at Paul FestJason Rink is an experienced and multi-talented producer with deep experience in the freedom movement and various media platforms, including producing and directing the award-winning feature documentary Nullfication: The Rightful Remedy.

This film features Thomas Woods, Michael Boldin, Debra Medina, Stewart Rhodes, Sheriff Richard Mack, Charles Goyette, Kevin Gutzman, Mike Maharrey, and others. In it we explore the history of state nullification, the constitutional legitimacy of the idea, and how nullification can be used today to push back against the encroachment of federal power.

Jason has worked with non-profits, serving as the Executive Director of the Foundation For a Free Society and is the author of a biography of Congressman Ron Paul.

Dr. DanDr. Dan Eichenbaum is a 36-year practicing physician and successful small business owner. In 2010, Dr. Dan founded Dr. Dan’s Freedom Forum, a conservative television and talk radio program and blog, focused on advancing the principles of limited government, individual freedom, personal responsibility, fiscal restraint, private property rights, and free market economic solutions.

Dr. Dan is a long-time grassroots activist, dedicated to enforcing the constitutionally-protected principles and rights that serve as the basis for individual freedom. He lectures extensively about the absolute necessity to maintain private property rights and the Second Amendment to prevent the government from usurping powers not delegated to it in the Constitution.

Raleigh NC & Agenda 21

Rocco J. Piserchia

The City of Raleigh NC is given over to the United Nations Agenda for the 21st Century, a.k.a. Agenda 21.  All one has to do to confirm how entrenched Raleigh is to Agenda 21 is to view Raleigh’s own website for their Office of Sustainability.  This site details how Raleigh is being transformed by the collectivist nightmare of Agenda 21.  Agenda 21 is driven by false environmentalism – the bogus claim that society needs central economic and social planning under the guise of sustaining the environment.  The greatest threat to humanity is carbon dioxide which global warming alarmists erroneously claim is causing the earth’s temperature to increase.  Since man made or anthropogenic global warming has been completely discredited Agenda 21 advocates and central planning control freaks more commonly resort to the more ambiguous phrase of “climate change”.  Even NASA has recently admitted that carbon dioxide is helping to cool the planet.  Of course the climate is always changing since the earth rotates around the sun.

Activist Darin Moser writes, “These sustainability plans would place our communities under a new philosophy of governance called “the triple bottom line” also known as the three pillars of sustainable development (Environment, Economy, & Social Equity.)” As you can see Raleigh’s own website has a logo with these three pillars. 


“Raleigh’s commitment to sustainability is central to its vision for the future. This vision focuses on interdependent relationships between Economic Strength, Environmental Stewardship and Social Equity. These three fundamental principles guide decisions the City of Raleigh makes as a 21st Century City of Innovation.”

Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane and the other members of the Raleigh City Council all deny the overt influence of Agenda 21.  Raleigh is a member of ICLEI which was original called the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives and is now Local Governments for Sustainability.  ICLEI began in 1990 before the UN Rio Earth Summit that produced Agenda 21 in 1992.  Even more disturbing than membership in the UN front group ICLEI is the influence and budget of Raleigh’s Office of Sustainability.  According to the Raleigh Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the Office of Sustainability has a staff of five and an operating budget of over $569,000 in fiscal year 2014.  Under the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) the Raleigh City Council appropriated an additional $1.5 million for a “sustainability revolving fund.” 

“The Office of Sustainability was created in 2008 to provide guidance for policy development and goal setting for the City of Raleigh. Sustainability is a broad term that addresses three fundamental principles: economic strength, environmental stewardship, and social equity. We believe a sustainable community is a thriving community; one that provides opportunity for all residents, cares for the environment, and has a vision for the future. The Office of Sustainability is located in the City Manager’s office and works collaboratively with all City departments to become a leader in sustainability. We also partner with local business community, universities, and civic and nonprofit organizations to build relationships. [source]”

So now you know that the City of Raleigh is controlled by globalist central planning control freaks who intend to transform Raleigh into a subcompact city and continually move toward the elimination of what’s left of our private property rights.         



Raleigh highlighted at the 2012 ICLEI World Congress

A Basic Overview of Agenda 21 by Tom DeWeese

Relax. It’s not Global Warming ‘End Times’

The Earth has been COOLING since 2002 – Climate Depot Reaction to Obama’s Climate Plan