Why have the states allowed so much federal government overreach into their homes?

In so many ways, the federal government has encroached, no, taken over control of states. With the Waters of the United States, Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, Regionalism, Smart Cities, ICLEI, Green Mayors, and on, and on, the federal government controls what happens in every city, county, town, state of the United States.

Congressmen Mike Lee and Paul Gosar have introduced legislation to do away with AFFH. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? But go back a couple of decades, in 1992 George H.W, Bush signed the Rio Declaration, Agenda 21, but it never was brought up for a vote in Congress. The next year Bill Clinton became president and assigned VP Al Gore to head “The President’s Commission on Sustainable Development.” Gore did a bang-up job with it, embedded it into every department of the federal government, then shut down the Commission saying that it was gone, nothing to be afraid of. Nope, nothing to be afraid of.

Those departments, especially HUD and DOT, went on to give grants (with permanent strings attached) to all of the lower governments in the states. Besides getting local governments to sign on to stringent environment regs that restrict and even frequently steal private property, they have been developing Regionalism in all of the states.

While Lee’s bill may remove AFFH from the federal level, it is still in the states. Like The President’s Council on Sustainable Development, it is a cancer that has to be eradicated on all levels before we can feel safe.

Rein in Obama’s HUD zoning overreach into local neighborhoods, ALG says

“President Barack Obama’s radical regulation that would seize control of local zoning prerogatives from approximately 1,200 cities and counties which receive community development block grants came under legislative fire today from two of its leading opponents in Congress, U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) and Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah).

Legislation introduced today by U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) would fully rescind the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” regulation that conditions receipt of community block grants on rezoning those municipalities along federal income and racial guidelines.”

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PLF applauds High Court accepting WOTUS jurisdictional case

“The Supreme Court today agreed to determine the proper venue for challenging the Obama Administration’s new WOTUS, or “Waters of the United States,” rule that threatens millions of property owners with unjustified federal oversight by vastly expanding the reach of the Clean Water Act in violation of federal law.

“In the case that the High Court accepted today — National Association of Manufacturers v. U.S. Department of Defense — the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals adopted a restrictive approach to judicial relief, allowing only federal courts of appeals to hear WOTUS challenges.  This would prohibit federal trial courts around the country from hearing lawsuits from aggrieved landowners and other members of the regulated public; instead, such challenges would effectively be concentrated in the first appellate court to consider a challenge.”

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U.S. ‘Green’ Architects Partner With U.N. To Support Agenda 2030

“The Green Building Research Institute (GBRI) collaborated with the nonprofit I-believe for the “Change Begins With Me” Campaign in support of “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”

“The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. There are 17 goals with 169 targets that were endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly and its 193 member states. By 2030, these Goals aim to combat the world’s most wicked and pressing problems, including poverty, hunger, and climate change, among many others.”

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Kathleen Marquardt
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Kathleen Marquardt has been in the freedom movement since before it was called that. She was founder and chairman of Putting People First, a non-profit organization combatting the animal rights movement. Her book, AnimalScam: the Beastly Abuse of Human Rights, was published by Regnery in 1993. Kathleen has been Vice President of American Policy Center since 2000 and is the Agenda 21/Sustainable Development expert for Rocky Top Freedom Campaign. She was a contributing writer and researcher for Freedom Advocates.