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Secretary Carson Has Heard Us

From American Policy Center…

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson has heard us!

He has taken steps to roll back at least some of the worst components of the Obama-era attacks on private property and federal overreach.

Specifically, HUD announced that it is withdrawing use of a computer assessment tool that maps every single neighborhood to gauge if the community is in compliance with “fair housing” grant rules.

This “tool,” enforced by HUD, has made every community which applies for its grants to complete an “Assessment of Fair Housing,” using its computer program – or “assessment tool” to identify all “contributing factors” to housing discrimination.

The information to be gathered includes a complete breakdown of race, income levels, religion, and national origin of every single person living in the community.

HUD then uses this information to determine if the neighborhood meets a preset “balance,” determined by HUD.

Second, HUD has demanded a detailed plan showing how the community intends to eliminate the “contributing factors” to this supposed “imbalance.”

The community is then obligated to do this assessment every five years!

To produce the community’s plan for compliance, HUD rules demand that a wide array of “interested parties” participate in its creation. Guess who they are?!! Planners. Civic activist organizations. Affordable housing developers.

In short – all the people who have a stake in gaining political power or big bucks from the grant programs.

This is nothing but social engineering of every neighborhood in America.

Remember, just a few weeks ago I warned of cities like Minneapolis and the state of Oregon taking steps to eliminate zoning protections for single family homes. That assault on private property is a direct result of the HUD AFFH regulations. The goal is to eventually force everyone into stack and pack high rise apartments in the name of Sustainable Development Smart Growth.

It is the destruction pf private property rights and property values. And it is a ploy by the federal government to dictate policy over local office holders.

Secretary Carson is trying to take action to roll back this outrageous federal overreach leftover from Obama and restore private property protection.

Secretary Carson knows that the only true fair housing is private property in which the owner is able to build personal wealth. That is the only true way to eliminate poverty – not social engineering that damages the rights and futures of everyone!

But those powerful Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) like the National Fair Housing Alliance are outraged and have filed a law suit to stop Carson.

Two months ago, when Secretary Carson asked for public comment on his plans to roll back the AFFH rule, APC submitted 1,000s of comments from our supporters opposing the very existence of the rule.

He heard us. He is trying. But he is being blocked every step of the way by those socialist forces who are determined to destroy the very existence of private property along with your ability to choose where and how you want to live.

According to these social engineers, for you to live in a home of your choosing is now racist and a social injustice!

My American Policy Center (APC) is one of the only groups in the nation fighting for the protection of private property.

I am sounding the alarm.

I am teaching local activists how to fight back.

I am reaching out to local and state officials to warn them of the trap if they accept these grants.

If you would like to support Tom DeWeese’s efforts, you can donate here.

Form-based Codes: Replacing the Everyday American City With the ‘Ideal Communist City’

In another insightful piece by Kathleen Marquardt of the American Policy Center, she speaks about form-based code, AGenda 21 / Agenda 2030, and the planned society of the future.

Excerpt:

“A form-based code is a land development regulation that fosters predictable built results and a high-quality public realm by using physical form (rather than separation of uses) as the organizing principle for the code. A form-based code is a regulation, not a mere guideline, adopted into city, town, or county law. A form-based code offers a powerful alternative to conventional zoning regulation.

Several years ago, I wrote a series of articles for News with Views, explaining Sustainable Development. Today two of them are popping up regularly in the media. Back when I wrote these two articles, people would not believe that all this planning and organizing could have been dreamed up by the Power Elite, let along set down as part of the blueprint for Agenda 21.”

The Wildlands Project is another offshoot of Agenda 21 / Agenda 2030.

Read the full article here.

The End Game

Call it what you will — Agenda 21, Agenda 2030, The “Green New Deal”, United Nations SDGs, Sustainable Development, Livable Cities, “New Urbanism” — it’s all just socialism/fascism/corporatism and the goal is to control people, not make their lives better.

Related: Phyllis A. McKenna | The Equality of Socialism: All Equally Miserable is spot on with her observations and clear explanation.

Green New Deal – Boldest Tactic Yet to Advance U.N. Agenda 21

“Most people in America don’t even realize that tentacles of a dangerous United Nations program are being enacted in our nation’s cities and certainly our country, with the full cooperation of those in our highest positions of authority. It is so complicated and difficult to believe that many simply dismiss it, considering it just a conspiracy theory. But even a cursory investigation reveals it is very real and the evidence is easily attained.

This intrusive, all-encompassing plan that could eventually affect every aspect of our lives is known as “United Nations Agenda 21.” It’s pure communistic in nature. We all must fight against it if we are to remain a free people and nation. The Green New Deal happens to represent the boldest tactic yet toward the full implementation of Agenda 21 here in this nation.”

Read more…

Tom DeWeese on the “Green New Deal”

from Tom DeWeese at American Policy Center

Shocking Update on the Green New Deal!

Alexandria

Yes, the Green New Deal was voted down in the Senate. But that is only the beginning of the fight – not the end.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal has hit this country like a ton of bricks – and it’s the best thing that has ever happened to our efforts to expose the tyranny of Agenda 21 policies.

Now, I have discovered an explosive new document hidden on a French Non-governmental organizations’ (NGO) website.

Yes, France has its own Green New Deal, and foreign NGO’s are often more open and honest in their intentions than American NGOs who hide their real goals in innocent-sounding rhetoric.

And remember, these Agenda 21/Green New Deal policies are GLOBAL. The whole world is targeted to enforce these policies.

Here are just a few of the details this French green group – called Novethic – has revealed of the insane regulations that will be the used to enforce our own Green New Deal. (I’m quoting them directly from the document):

“New single family home construction, except trailers, prohibited. New buildings must be exclusively condos with a maximum per capita living area of 320 square feet.”
Remember, I warned that under Smart Growth programs now taking over every city in the nation that single-family homes are a target for elimination, to be replaced by high-rise stack and pack apartments in the name of reducing energy use. The Green New Deal calls for government control of every single home, office and factory to be torn down or retrofit them to comply with massive environmental energy regulations.

“For short trips less than 3 miles, the standard should be ‘soft transport’ (bicycles)… Mandatory fixed working hours in order to simplify the implementation of public transport and carpooling.”

In opposing Smart Growth plans in your local community, I said the main goal was to eliminate cars, to be replaced with bikes, walking, and light rail trains.

The Green New Deal calls for the elimination of the internal combustion engine.

“Quotas to limit the consumption of imported products. Especially coffee, chocolate, exotic fruits…ban on substitutable processed foods, sodas, all junk food, hamburgers, pizzas, pasta, chicken nuggets… Meat consumption to decrease by 10% per year from 2020 to 55 pounds per person per year in 2030… the consumption of dairy products will follow the same trend.”

Most recently I warned that the beef industry is a direct target for elimination. It will start with mandatory decreases in meat consumption until it disappears form our daily diet. The consumption of dairy will follow. Since the revelation of the Green New Deal, the national debate is now over cattle emissions of methane and the drive to eliminate them from the planet. Controlling what we eat is a major part of the Green New Deal.

The Sustainablists have boldly thrown off their cloaking devices and admitted that their goal isn’t just “voluntary environmental protection.”

Instead, they are now openly revealing that their real goal is socialism and global control, just as I’ve been warning about for these past twenty seven years.

Now they are determined to take congressional action to finally make it the law of the land.

Keep in mind, each of the quotes in bold above is from a real document detailing the extent of these tyrannical policies intended to destroy our culture, control how you live, and what you eat.

Over these years elected officials have listened to the Sierra Club, the Nature Conservancy, the World Wildlife Fund, ICLEI, the American Planning Association, and many more, as they assured that their plans were just environmental protection – just good policy for future generations. Well, now the truth is right in front of you. There is no question of who and what is behind this. And no doubt as to what the final result will be.

The Green New Deal has laid bare the horrible reality of my warnings. New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has unwittingly given you and me the weapon we have needed to destroy Agenda 21.

Finally Americans across the country are talking about it. Now many more can see the truth to my dire warnings. Now is our time to strike with everything we have to stop it.

I am leading that fight. I have won some incredible victories against them to protect property rights and push them back. But I am facing a massively funded enemy. Your support is what keeps me going.

Over the past two years you have witnessed how these power mongers will lie, cheat and steal to keep control over your life. You now have positive proof of how far they are willing to go to keep that power over you.

Many Americans are now waking up to this threat. With your support I can teach them the dangers and get many more to help us fight.

If you would like to support Tom’s efforts, click here.

Green New Deal and What it Means for Your Town

We marvel at the fact that we are often joined in our local efforts to put a halt to high-density and other features of the “new urbanism” agenda by those who vote at the federal and state level for the very people and policies that are causing the problem locally.

A recent message by Tom DeWeese of the American Policy Center is illustrative. He talks about the “Green New Deal”:

“The Sustainablists have boldly thrown off their cloaking devices and admitted that their goal isn’t just “voluntary environmental protection.”

Instead, they are now openly revealing that their real goal is socialism and global control, just as I’ve been warning about for these past twenty-seven years.”

As we have already seen in our NH towns, the “new urbanists” don’t just want to plan how streets are laid out, they want to control where you live, work, and play, and how you travel and communicate, even how you socialize. It is reminiscent of the model of the planned society of the future.

Tom goes on to say:

“I warned that Agenda 21 would control every aspect of our lives, including how and were we live, the jobs we have, the mode of transportation available to us, and even what we eat. The Green New Deal is a tax on everything we do, make, wear, eat, drink, drive, import, export and even breathe.”

In NH, new urbanist consultants, brought into the towns by the regional planners, have ideas for how you should live, work and play, how you travel, and even how you communicate and socialize. Taxing is a way to control this… but read on for more…

“In opposing Smart Growth plans in your local community, I said the main goal was to eliminate cars, to be replaced with bikes, walking, and light rail trains. The Green New Deal calls for the elimination of the internal combustion engine. The next step will be to put a ban on the sale of new combustion engines by a specific date and then limiting the number of new vehicles to be sold. Bans on commercial truck shipping will follow. Then they will turn to airplanes, reducing their use. Always higher and higher taxes will be used to get the public to “voluntarily” reduce their use of such personal transportation choices.”

In NH we see the push for sidewalks, bike lanes, and commuter rail. Smaller lot sizes, bigger buildings, and transit-oriented development.

“I warned that under Smart Growth programs now taking over every city in the nation that single-family homes are a target for elimination, to be replaced by high-rise stack and pack apartments in the name of reducing energy use.”

Bedford and other towns are currently fighting the “stack and pack” mania…and we’ve even seen other states that HAVE actually passed ordinances against single family zoning!

“I warned that Agenda 21/Sustainable policy intends to drive those in rural areas off the farms and into the cities where they could be better controlled.”

And we have been complaining about this very thing:

“Over these years elected officials have listened to the Sierra Club, the Nature Conservancy, the World Wildlife Fund, ICLEI, the American Planning Association, and many more, as they assured that their plans were just environmental protection – just good policy for future generations. Well, now the truth is right in front of you. There is no question of who and what is behind this. And no doubt as to what the final result will be.”

In Bedford they invited the World Health Organization, AARP, SNHRPC/APA, and other private, unelected, and unaccountable organizations pushing for housing changes from out of the area. NGOs and private corporations are running the show, unbeknownst to the voters who still think they have local control.

The only way to stop this is at the local level, and by NOT voting for it at the State and Federal levels. Will those folks who have joined us in the fight against high-density but still vote for the Agenda at the State and Federal levels ever figure this out?

The UN’s Agenda Openly Available

For those who don’t want to admit the UN has become an overly powerful behemoth of an organization, behold the fact that it now wants to create a ‘world government’ to replace the governments of individual countries. It has even been said that the EU is the ‘new Soviet’.

Does America really want to be part of this?

Note, despite the fact that deniers have accused us of having an ‘agenda’ for simply pointing this out, these documents come directly from the United Nations itself…

UN Parliamentary Organization Wants to Create a World Government

Keeping an Eye on the Regionalists

Behold the frightening powerful forces behind the corporately controlled planned society of the future, where ‘regional’ government will usurp local control and the constitution will have no bearing.

This is the group which, with help from Republican Congressman Darrell Issa, installed a Smart Cities Caucus as a permanent lobbying group in the US Congress.

“Venture Smarter is dedicated to catapulting governments, businesses, and universities into the 21st Century. Led by government and technology experts coming from The White House, US Congress, and leading technology companies, Venture Smarter serves an array of customers looking to invest in and benefit from digital transformation and smart city growth.”

Note the motto: “Accelerating the development of smart cities, regions, and industries”

From Quora:

“Socialism is the merger of corporations and government; actually the takeover of corporations by government.

Fascism is/was a brand of authoritarian socialism in which government exercises ownership of the means of production without taking formal title. (You still own your car but the government gets to use it.) Fascist governments let factory owners remain in charge and earn substantial profits as long as they (factory owners) do what government told them to do. It is more of a partnership, with government as the senior partner.

The U.S. has been adopting many of the elements of fascist socialism since the Progressive era, particularly when corporations realized government control (called “regulation”) helps keep out competitors. Monopoly socialism.

Fascism is a form of Progressivism, Italian Fascism was a particularly aggressive form. Spanish and Argentinian fascism were less so. We tend to associate fascism with Mussolini’s lust for conquest but that was Mussolini, not fascism.

Bolsheviks killed factory owners and put political operatives in charge. Fascism turns factory owners into political operatives.”

This is what happened in the public schools — only those who are politically aligned with the agenda are allowed to work, so they can spread the propaganda.

When government and corporations align, you have fascism.

Still Wondering Where This Comes From?

We are stunned that otherwise educated people still claim not to know of any ‘agenda’ of the United Nations and the myriad of groups, committees, goals, and conferences it has created to which the ‘ad hoc’ group is attempting to get the world to submit.

The Global Agenda of Local Governments lays it out in clear language.

Realization of the New Urban Agenda on the ground

As a result of the growing links between global and local challenges, local and regional governments now play a greater role in the regulation of the urban fabric and territories, and the protection of the commons.

A new multilevel governance system

Lifestyle Taxes?

Rue the day we gave government the right to tax us.

In order to control how you live, some governments plan to tax your lifestyle.

In S. Africa and other countries, we read: Government to introduce new vehicle taxes to push people towards public transport

In NH, SB 241 is a bill proposed by those trying to fund commuter rail, usually a boondoggle for the taxpayers.

In NH, Lawmakers propose road usage fee on fuel-efficient vehicles

The situtation in NH is worse than you might think. It extends to housing as well.

People are stunned to learn that private, unelected, completely unaccountable groups and NGOs from outside the state and country are invited by local councils and selectboards to help decide the future of their towns.

As a result, we are seeing laws at the state level directing what towns must do.

SB 15 would have the state funding certain types of “workforce housing”. But like the “workforce housing” law, its constitutionality is in question.

Others are attempting to give these unelected, unaccountable regional planning commissions who currently have zero authority, the right to issue long-term bonds. This too must be stopped.

Some say it would never happen here, but in Oregon, a law is being proposed to end single-family zoning in cities of 10,000. Think that’s off the wall? Already a done deal in Minneapolis and in other areas citing “social injustice”. Baltimore is now required to move Section 8 housing to affluent areas.

SB 15 doesn’t mean we’ve gone that far — YET. But we have seen the incrementalism elsewhere.

Impervious surfaces such as your roof, walkaways, and driveway are being taxed in New Jersey. (Tried in Dover NH but failed)

If they don’t like your lifestyle, they will think of some way to tax you out of it, or otherwise make it unpleasant for you to continue it.

Don’t take our word for it, look it all up…