Posted by | August 4, 2010 16:12 | Filed under: Top Stories

Colorado GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is complaining that Denver Mayor Dan Hickenlooper’s program to promote bike riding is “turning Denver into a United Nations Community.” (h/t Think Progress) Maes is hoping to face Hickenlooper for governor in the fall.

“This is all very well-disguised, but it will be exposed,” Maes told about 50 supporters who showed up at a campaign rally last week in Centennial.

Maes said in a later interview that he once thought the mayor’s efforts to promote cycling and other environmental initiatives were harmless and well-meaning. Now he realizes “that’s exactly the attitude they want you to have.”

Aha! See how sneaky they are?  They want you to think they’re doing something for the public good, they bring you along the primrose path, and then, BAM! Before you know it, we have no more borders.

“This is bigger than it looks like on the surface, and it could threaten our personal freedoms,” Maes said.

By riding a bike?

He added: “These aren’t just warm, fuzzy ideas from the mayor. These are very specific strategies that are dictated to us by this United Nations program that mayors have signed on to.”

Maes said in a later interview that he was referring to Denver’s membership in the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, an international association that promotes sustainable development and has attracted the membership of more than 1,200 communities, 600 of which are in the United States.

Oh, you mean a program the city joined in 1992, more than ten years before Hickenlooper became mayor?

Maes said ICLEI is affiliated with the United Nations and is “signing up mayors across the country, and these mayors are signing on to this U.N. agreement to have their cities abide by this dream philosophy.”

The program includes encouraging employers to install showers so more people will ride bikes to work and also creating parking spaces for fuel-efficient vehicles, he said.

I can’t think of anything more subversive than having showers and parking spaces at work.  The next think you know, the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will all be one country under U.N. rule.

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