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This website and blog are a product of ‘we the people’. It has no ties to any particular organization. It is merely a group of concerned citizens who understand the goal of central planning and regionalism and how those ideas are working toward an end that is detrimental to human rights.
PROPERTY OWNERSHIP IS A HUMAN RIGHT
What is Granite State Future? It is a program that was put in place by the 9 Regional Planning Commissions of NH to reshape zoning and planning in all towns. Some larger states have as many as 11 or 12 plans of varying names, all with the same goals, and same tactics to achieve those goals. It is the same wherever one goes. This site will attempt to expose the basis for these ‘sustainability’ programs, which have their origins in UN mandates, which were first agreed to by George H.W. Bush.
Granite State Future (no ‘s’)
The Granite State Future program claims they are a “community-based program starting with a public dialogue about what we want for the future of our communities, our regions, and our state.”
This is a complete lie. The program did NOT start with the community at all. In fact, no one asked for federal government interference, taxes, regulations, or changes in local zoning laws that are inevitable if this plan is not fought and driven out of New Hampshire.
This blog will attempt to keep you up to date on all aspects of the Granite State Future program pictured in the header, in small, digestible doses, as it is currently being implemented in New Hampshire, by way of HUD (federal tax dollar) funding to create ‘master plans’ for each town and city.
NH’s nine regional planning commissions (plus a tenth, multi-state council) are state government agencies responsible for getting local planning and zoning boards to accept HUD money and HUD/EPA/DOT ideas for changing NH’s future by changing zoning laws to accommodate HUD’s ideas. Their salaries (some RPCs get as much as $1.5M/yr) are paid by YOUR tax dollars and thus their transparency is fully guaranteed under NH’s RSA 91-A law.
However, their future may NOT be the ‘future WE want’.
Please visit our main website, Granite State Futures, to learn about the origins of ‘sustainable communities initiatives’, and how regionalism (via unelected boards such as NH’s RPCs) is being imposed in order to do the bidding of the federal government.
You might also look up ‘urbanism’ for more information on the philosophy behind it, and what the results will be if the towns adopt these suggestions included in the ‘master plans’.
If you are a resident of Keene, Nashua, Portsmouth, or Wolfeboro, your city is part of ICLEI, the UN’s Local Agenda 21 implementation arm.
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Book: Agenda 21 Earth Summit: the United Nations Programme of Action from Rio
Book: Local Agenda 21 Planning Guide: An Introduction to Sustainable Development Plan
eBook: Local Agenda 21 Planning Guide
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The purpose of regionalism/new urbanism were made clear from the recommended readings posted on the http://www.granitestatefuture.org website The following three points were taken from the recommended readings found in the Regional Plan Framework Appendices on Housing and Regionalism: “Restructuring Local Government” (Rusk, David. 1993. Cities without Suburbs. Washington D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press). The words emphasized in red are the most troubling. (http://cms.mildredwarner.org/summaries/rusk1993)
1. Empowering Urban Counties
The most direct and efficient way to create metropolitan government in the majority of metro areas is to empower urban county government. In this scenario, the county government assumes the functions and responsibilities of the municipal governments within its boundaries, and municipalities are abolished.
2. Consolidating Cities and Counties
This involves creating area-wide governmental units, focusing on consolidating municipal governments with their surrounding county governments. Consolidation brings unification of the tax base and centralization of planning and zoning.
3. Combining Counties into Regional Governments
This involves combining several counties in the same metropolitan area into one regional government. Challenges to these regional approaches include potential loss of power at the local level.
As NH citizens we object to this blatant attempt to usurp local control.
In the video in this linked article, you can hear Greg Carson, Attorney who represents HUD in NH, debate one of our activists on what Agenda 21 is or isn’t. Remember, this came directly from our US Government website.
Mr Carson claims he and others in the federal government don’t know what Agenda 21 is. We suggest they go to the state department website and read up on it to learn just what it is they are promoting. Here is a direct quote:
“Good governance at all levels is critical to our ability to make good on our Agenda 21 commitments. While national governments will make the political commitments, we rely upon regional and local governments to implement new policies in the context of local situations, to enforce environmental regulations, to innovate and adapt solutions that will succeed in unique environmental, social, and political realities. Some of the most creative solutions to our sustainable development challenges are emerging in the U.S. from our state, regional and local governments. We should encourage communities to do integrated planning, to develop sustainability plans and a local Agenda 21.”
Objectives of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development by Lawrence J. Gumbiner, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Second PrepCom of UNCSD, Washington, DC, March 7, 2011
Please read the latest posts from October 2016 to see how your NH regional planners are implementing a global plan (whether they know it or will admit it) to absorb the US and all other countries into a one world government system.
NOTE: Despite the rantings of some statists who don’t yet get the picture, NOTHING on this website is a conspiracy “theory”. Everything written about within, is based on federal, state, or local boards and commissions, and the documents, rules and laws resulting from those boards and commissions, that affect you directly. Agenda 21/Agenda2030 is recorded in the National Register and the US government has indeed handed its implementation over to the US State Dept which has adopted its goals.