In the final days of Obama’s presidency two rules slid under the radar that drive explosive local planning and building costs, transfer control of certain grant-related planning to the federal government, and render local officials helpless to combat them.
HUD’s upward mobility programs are bound to fail because they contain no mechanism for helping people build economic success. Rather than accept the fundamental truth that mental attitude and job opportunities are key to financial advancement, HUD always seems to conclude that financial lack is the result of discrimination.
Placing government in its proper perspective and teaching our children why property and freedom are inseparable, are the first steps in clearing their minds of the cultural swamp.
When the Founders proclaimed that our rights came from our Creator, no future president or governing body could ever change, or rescind them, because they did not render them. This act ensured that our property rights were free from seizure... if we paid attention.
Now that Dr. Ben Carson has accepted Donald Trump’s offer to join his administration as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development we hope he understands that running HUD isn’t brain surgery, but it will still require a team of skilled surgeons, like Wendell Cox, and CHQ contributors John Anthony and Tom DeWeese, who know the issues and are prepared to excise the cancerous anti-constitutional policies Barack Obama has put in place.
Our friend Tom DeWeese, president of the American Policy Center, has a new book out and rather than his usual policy fare this one is a thriller centered on five heroes and what will happen to them if policies that are all true and happening at this very moment are allowed to continue.
If Obama has his way our American form of representative government will be replaced by non-elected regional councils and dictated to by a central government. That Free Enterprise will be replaced with fascist-style public private partnerships as international corporations will use their influence with government to stomp out mom and pop stores; government agents will join in group hugs with Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and corporate presidents as they carve up the goods of our once free society.
Professor Paul Ehrlich of Stanford University explained the goal of Smart Growth and the UN's Agenda 2030 best when he said, “A massive campaign must be launched to de-develop the United States. De-development means bringing our economic system into line with the realities of ecology and the world resource situation.”
The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule is federal enforcement of Sustainable Development Smart Growth Cities. Until now there was at least a pretense that Smart Growth development was a local process. Now, through the revelation of AFFH, it is clear that such development is a top-down dictatorship, overseen by Obama's Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s commerce sect. Maurice Jones improperly lobbied Congress as a member of the Obama admin., according to an internal federal investigation launched by the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development.
New HUD policies will track the "diversity" of each neighborhood. Areas that don't meet the "standards" established by O cronies could face consequences.