Category Archives: Legislation

Here They Go AGAIN!

We were just alerted to this new effort: Strong Towns Movement

Just like the “Smart Cities Caucus” we exposed previously their ‘plan’ is the embodiment of an attack on suburbia, cars and home ownership, and promotion of the UN’s vision for everyone.

It is NOT surprising therefore, that Andrés Duany is featured prominently on their website without a caption stating who he is.

It is also not surprising that they shun cars and likely will claim that public transit, such as commuter rail, is more financially viable.

Andres Duany

Destroying the NH Advantage – Commuter Rail

Commuter rail is another piece of the ‘urbanization’ puzzle that originated with the United Nations’ global goals, a.k.a. Agenda 21 (now called Agenda 2030) to get us out of our cars, in an effort to reduce ‘global warming’ or ‘climate change’.

Republicans are drinking the koolaid on this as well as Democrats.


Recently on Facebook we saw US Congressman Chris Pappas and others planning to use the Federal ‘infrastructure’ bill to further their goal of bringing commuter rail to NH.

Research on this issue demonstrates that the ever-bankrupt MBTA would not alleviate pollution OR traffic, and minimal ridership would not justify the system financially. It is not surprising that there is no rail system in this country or abroad that does not run in bankruptcy!

All the facts including the NH DOT’s own study are included in the information sheet below. Even the NH DOT study stated that in order to begin the process of funding such a system NH would need to institute a SALES OR INCOME TAX — OR BOTH!

Additional facts and testimony from a respected retired transit engineer are also included.

Please download the Commuter Rail Fact Sheet:

ACTION ITEM: Please write to ALL NH SENATORS AND NH REPRESENTATIVES to let them know that the NH Advantage will not benefit from commuter rail.

Email the full NH House and NH Senate and tell them NOT to violate their Pledge against broad-based taxes:

Let’s keep supporting the NH Advantage by stopping wasteful spending, and opposing broad-based taxes, which would be a GIVEN if commuter rail were allowed to go forward!

Stop U.S. Implementation of the UN’s Paris Climate Deal

Stop U.S. Implementation of the UN’s Paris Climate Deal – H/T JBS

In Paris last December, representatives of 196 nations participated in the Conference of the Parties 21 (COP21), the annual gathering convened by the United Nations for the past 21 years. The delegates expressed unanimous agreement about the need for a comprehensive accord to deal with their highly questionable claims about rapidly rising temperatures threatening the Earth and all of mankind.

Four months later, leaders of 175 countries met at UN headquarters in New York, where they signed the accord reached in Paris. Secretary of State John Kerry participated and signed the agreement on behalf of the United States. Even though this agreement is actually a treaty that should be submitted to the U.S. Senate for ratification, the UN negotiators, knowing full well the political reality that the Senate as presently constituted would not ratify, maintain that it is “binding,” while not subject to Senate ratification. Therefore, President Obama will have to implement the Paris agreement via executive orders and EPA regulations.

The delegates at this UN meeting committed their countries to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by a minimum of approximately 25 percent from 2005 levels, and to accomplish such a goal by the year 2025. One profoundly important fact never addressed is that their targeted enemy, carbon dioxide, is correctly known to be the “gas of life.” Plants ingest carbon dioxide, and without this gaseous substance, plants would not even exist.

In the face of all the condemnations of carbon dioxide, there are numerous highly placed and credible individuals who openly claim that the real goal of this decades-long campaign has far less to do with environmentalism and much more to do with gaining control of mankind through a UN super government. For instance, while she was serving the UN as its designated climate chief, Costa Rica’s Christiana Figueres openly stated on February 3, 2015: “[W]e are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years….”

Prior to the dangerous nonsense coming from Ms. Figueres, world government promoters at the influential Club of Rome likewise condemned the capitalist system. As far back as 1991, the globalists in this club admitted that they were “searching for a new enemy that would unite us.” They decided that “the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill.” As reported by The New American’s Alex Newman, the Club of Rome’s 1991 report entitled The First Global Revolution concluded that the dangers facing us “are caused by human intervention…. The real enemy, then, is humanity itself.” Reducing the world’s population then became the goal of many.

A more explicit conclusion than the Club of Rome’s offering came from famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau. His explicit claim of the need to depopulate the earth appeared in an interview [English edition] in the November 1991 UNESCO Courier published in France. The seemingly kind and lovable Frenchman said:

The damage people cause to the planet is a function of demographics – it is equal to the degree of development. [The single country] America burdens the earth much more than twenty Bangladeshes… This is a terrible thing to say. In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it’s just as bad not to say it.

Cousteau’s desire to “eliminate” most of humanity drew little notice from the unreliable world media, but it is a major goal of many who promote the global warming scare. Who opposes this dangerous cabal and its designs? One prominent voice seeking to set the record straight is 60-year veteran meteorologist and founder of TV’s Weather Channel John Coleman. Calling the claim that mankind is causing global warming “the greatest scam in history,” he pointed to the goals of Ms. Figueres and to the welcome conclusion reached by Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer, who rightly noted that the UN’s policy is “to redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy.”

Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, remains a staunch opponent of these environmental claims. He will stand in the way of moves to have the Senate approve the Paris accord. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) labeled the pact “unattainable” and will also oppose its approval. Calls to their offices to thank them are certainly in order.

As the end of the Obama era looms, the soon-to-be ex-president will push hard to implement the Paris accord as part of his legacy. As mentioned above, since the Senate won’t ratify it as a treaty, he’ll seek to implement its provisions through executive orders and regulations. Congress has the to power to stop much or all of this. There is a need, therefore, for generating resistance.

Please call or email the offices of your two senators and your representative to help stave off this extremely dangerous drive by the Obama administration to use the UN’s Paris Climate Deal to control population, destroy jobs, and bring about world government under the United Nations.

Senator Kelly Ayotte
Sen. Kelly Ayotte
(202) 224-3324

Senator Jeanne Shaheen
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen
(202) 224-2841

Congressman Frank Guinta – District 1
(202) 225-5456

Congresswoman Annie Kuster – District 2
(202) 225-5206

Ultimately, the end goal of all who cherish freedom will require complete withdrawal from the United Nations.

Help Mike Lee Stop the AFFH Act!

H/T to John Anthony from Sustainable Freedom Lab

Senator Mike Lee has proposed an amendment that is likely to come up for a vote this week in the Senate.

This would remove the funding for HUD’s new rule, Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.

Under AFFH, HUD has expanded Congress’ intent in the Fair Housing Act to enable the agency to control local zoning, override local public officials’ authority, and reverse voters’ decisions.

Please tell your Senators to support Senator Lee’s amendment and stop funding for HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.

Senator Kelly Ayotte
Sen. Kelly Ayotte
(202) 224-3324

Senator Jeanne Shaheen
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen
(202) 224-2841

What to do next.

Senator Lee’s amendment is a large step toward stopping HUD’s intrusion into local rule. But it will not completely stop the agency’s egregious overreach.

The lawsuits that we now see that are forcing communities like Westchester County New York, Marin County California, and Baltimore County Maryland to bend their zoning rules to meet the federal government’s plans, were initiated before the AFFH rule became law.

HUD has always had severe requirements attached to their funding programs such as the Community Development Block Grant. However, enforcement of the strings was minimal and most communities were never aware of their implications.

Since the lawsuit against Westchester County, that has changed. Now enforces these requirements by instigating local grassroots groups and legal advocates to sue communities that accept the HUD Grant money and fail to affirmatively further fair housing.

In other words, your local community civic group members and affordable housing developers become the “stick” that enforces HUD’s demands.

In addition to failure to affirmatively further fair housing, there are other charges such as “disparate impact,” that enable HUD to hold local communities accountable.

From Senator Mike Lee

Support HB 487 to Elect Planning Boards

House Bill 487 would require that planning board and zoning board of adjustment members be elected.

This bill is due out of Committee on 3/5/2015.

It has never been so important to ELECT planning and zoning boards as it is now.
Please write to this committee and ask them to support this bill.

Lakes Region Planning Commission Plots

The Executive Board of the Lakes Region Planning Commission, an unelected board paid for with your tax dollars, discusses recent legislation submitted regarding requiring planning boards be elected.

Its seems amazing that these UNELECTED RPC members who do NOT represent YOU, are allowed to use YOUR tax dollars to lobby for legislation that HURTS YOU and deprives you of your right to local self-governance. Remember, this is the Regional Planning Commission, appointed, run by the agendas of the NGOs and foundations and their PR firms, but who are paid for with your tax dollars, INCLUDING THEIR LEGISLATIVE LOBBYIST

Please support HB 487 filed by Rep Ed Comeau.

SB 315 Called for New Certification Board for Building Inspectors

But bill dies in committee

We’d like to have given Senator Sharon Carson the benefit of the doubt, but it was tough when her husband Gregory Carson is the lead lawyer and representative for HUD in NH.

When anyone questions the Granite State Future program, he is the one they send to put out the fires and quell the ‘myths’. Only he hasn’t convinced those who have done our homework about how intrusive and binding it is for towns, once they accept these ‘sustainability’ grants, to circumvent the mandates.

The question is, you have to wonder why his wife, Senator Sharon Carson, was sponsoring legislation to establish “the board of building officials for the certification and regulation of persons enforcing the state building code and conducting building inspections.”

Bill Text SB 315

As it turns out, the bill went to “interim study” which means “death with dignity”. Good thing for that. We couldn’t help but think this was yet another tactic in a multi-pronged attack on our local control, a measure being taken to ensure that the ‘board’ is zoning ordinance friendly, that is to say, zoning ordinances that come with or are changed by participation in federal grants such as Granite State Future.

Are there plans to bring Agenda 21 to your town?

“Sustainability” is the hot new buzzword on the left.

It’s the kind of word that sounds nice when you first stumble into it, but like everything else in the world of the eco-left, it really means control.

It’s what United Nation’s Agenda 21 is all about.

What might surprise you is that controversy over Agenda 21 tends to arise not from the dramatics imposition of its principles from above (like global warming), but from attempts to quietly insert UN dogma into local cities and towns.

Take a look at CFACT senior policy analyst Bonner Cohen’s article on

Bonner reports that, “planning commissions, which have spread like wildfire over the past couple of decades and whose members are unelected, produce an endless array of schemes designed to micro-manage every aspect of commercial, residential, and recreational life. No town, no matter how small, is safe from the meddling of planners in and outside of government.”

Are there plans to bring Agenda 21 to your town?

Is it already there?

You and your neighbors need to know.

NH Legislators Ask Obama to Sign Away Our Rights

Representative Bill Baber New Hampshire
Representative Mariellen MacKay New Hampshire
Representative Dick Patten New Hampshire
Representative Ian Raymond New Hampshire
Representative Donna Schlachman New Hampshire
Representative Mary Till New Hampshire
Representative Suzanne Vail New Hampshire
Senator David Watters New Hampshire
Representative Scott Burns New Hampshire
Representative Richard Russman New Hampshire – Ret.

Apparently these folks above who are listed in one of these two PDF files, are from NH and are part the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators…

Letter to President Obama to Protect Public Lands from State Legislators

NCEL Protect Public Lands Letter Press Release