Enter the world of Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes. He thinks that the Mayor of Denver is plotting to have the U.N. take-over Denver:
Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is warning voters that Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s policies, particularly his efforts to boost bike riding, are “converting Denver into a United Nations community… 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… This is bigger than it looks like on the surface, and it could threaten our personal freedoms…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 (ICLEI), 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.
The conspiracy is real, according to Maes:
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… At first, I thought, ‘Gosh, public transportation, what’s wrong with that, and what’s wrong with people parking their cars and riding their bikes? And what’s wrong with incentives for green cars?’ But if you do your homework and research, you realize ICLEI is part of a greater strategy to rein in American cities under a United Nations treaty… Mayor Hickenlooper is one of the greatest fans of this program….Some would argue this document that mayors have signed is contradictory to our own Constitution,” Maes said.
Maes is winning in Colorado:
Polls show that Maes, a Tea Party favorite, has pulled ahead of former Congressman Scott McInnis, the early frontrunner in the Aug. 10 primary for the Republican gubernatorial nomination.
Kooky is as kooky does, Mr. Maes:
Maes acknowledged that some might find his theories “kooky,” but he said there are valid reasons to be worried.