Category Archives: Lesson Four

Lesson 4: Smart Growth

Bike at beach.This is the fourth lesson in a series of ten lessons on Agenda 21, commonly known as Sustainable Development.. Today you will learn…

 How Smart Growth Stategies are Used to Control Human Behavior Within the Human Settlement.

One of the goals of Agenda 21 is to re-wild over 50% (plus an additional 10% for buffer zones around the re-wilded areas) of the United States. Out of necessity, this will force the human population off the rural lands and into, using Agenda 21 language, “human settlements”. Once there, the behavior of humans can be more easily monitored and controlled, thus creating, “sustainability”. Continue reading

Michigan Tax Assessor Attempts Interior Home Inspections

Being sure that the homes in this Michigan town were assessed correctly for taxes was the excuse used by assessors to trespass INTO the town’s homes. When some  homeowners refused the assessors entry, the homeowners were punished through their wallets.

Only because these policies were created by elected officials, who could be threatened with being “unelected”, was there a happy ending. Without this happy ending, would the next bureaucrats have attempted to invade the homes to check the amount of insulation in the walls or the efficiency of the appliances?

Watch the citizens in this short video sort out their elected officials by clicking on this link.

Eco Freaks Want YOU to Eat Bugs.. You ARE What You Eat!

This video is done by an extremely dedicated activist in California. I will have to say this is one of his best videos. In spite of the fact that everything he says about the effort by the United Nations to convince us to eat bugs is crazy and scary, it is also just so darn absurd that you have to laugh (mostly to prevent yourself from hitting your head repeatedly against the desk top.) To watch this short video, click on this link.

Rep. Gosar Blocks $500 Million Obama Wanted for New, Wasteful Grant Program, Keeps Money in Highway Trust Fund

Do yourself and your blood pressure a favor and read about the successful attempt in the U.S. House to block any funds from being used for the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) proposed Rapid Growth Area Transit Program. If passed, this will decrease the theft from the federal highway fund of tax dollars that were going to be thrown down the mass transit black hole. To learn more about this amendment click on this link.

California vs. The Suburbs: Planners, Smart Growth, and the Manhattan Delusion

This short video uses information about development in Los Angeles, California to debunk the supposed necessity of creating a multitude of high rises to replace the suburbs. Further, the video explains how by following the money you can see who will really benefit if pack and stack is achieved, and why it is a mistake on all levels to allow this densification to occur. To learn more click on this link.

Americans Want to Drive, Not Take Mass Transit. But Government Spending Doesn’t Reflect That

The federal government is diverting transportation dollars away from the roads and bridges to “transportation alternatives” in order to transform/control how (and if) Americans are allowed to travel around the country. 

The federal highway trust fund that funds our roads and bridges runs out of funds at the end of May (2015). A significant part of the problem is that 19 cents of every dollar that should be spent on roads and bridges is being diverted to things like bicycle and walking paths, scenic overlooks, and environmental pollution mitigation.

This article does such a great job of explaining why it makes absolutely NO sense to be diverting this money away from the building and repairing of roads and bridges I suggest strongly that you send it, or a link, to all of your representatives; federal, state, and local. To learn more, click on this link.

“Stopping Obama’s Assault On the Suburbs”

The article, “Stopping Obama’s Assault On the Suburbs” by Stanley Kurtz, provides a chilling explanation of how Obama’s recent ruling, Affirmatively Forwarding Fair Housing (AFFH), goes way past preventing discrimination and moves on to creating rules to force integration of minorities into our neighborhoods (aka social justice) on the taxpayer’s dime. In addition, these social engineering policies concentrate even more people in our population centers where they can be more easily controlled and monitored through Smart Growth regulations.

This article, which was written in mid-2014, also discusses an effort by Arizona Congressman Paul Goser to create legislation to prevent funds from being used to implement the AFFH rules.

Note: I contacted Congressman Goser’s office on 3/2/15, to see if he was still attempting in 2015 to defund these efforts at forced integration of our neighborhoods, and was told he is indeed again this year (2015) working towards that goal. I will attempt to let you know in the future of the progress of this effort. To learn more about the impact of AFFH social engineering rules and Representative Goser’s effort to thwart them, click on this link.

Affirmative Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH)-Stanley Kurtz

And then there is the not-so-Smart Growth. The endless series of regulations that attempt to nudge/force the citizens to live “happily” cheek to jowl in urban areas. Stanley Kurtz is the author of Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities.  Mr. Kurtz does a great job in this 8 minute video explaining an Obama policy called Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH), which is expected to get approved in December of 2014, as well as other elements of smart growth. To learn more, click on this link.

Court ruling in land dispute could threaten bike trails

Good news, the Supreme Court got one right. The Supreme Court ruled 8-1 that government easements used for railroad beds over public and private land in the West expired once the railroads went out of business, and the land must revert to its owners. That means that bike paths pushers cannot just assume that they can build bike paths along existing abandoned federally granted railways. They will need to purchase this land from the rightful owner.

However, even good news causes ripples. This ruling will no doubt cause a series of dominoes to fall. There will be more use of eminent domain, which in turn will cause more lawsuits, which in turn will cause the cost/mile for building a bike path to increase. The hope would be that all of this turmoil will convince the American people that, in most cases, bike paths are not feasible. If the American people figure that out, the federal government will have lost a key tool, bike paths, in their Agenda 21 toolkit. To learn more, click on this link.

Washington State Edges Closer to Taxing Drivers by the Mile

It is often hard to tell if the left is amazingly brilliant or incredibly stupid. Obama Care is a colossal mess, so one would assume that idiots are involved, unless the goal is a mess from which Single Payer will result. This story shows this same kind of craziness. In Washington state because too many people are buying fuel efficient cars (Isn’t that what the left wants?), the money brought in from gas taxes has decreased (Oops, guess the left didn’t factor that in!). So now the state has to figure out how to still manage to get its hands into the pockets of those who own those pesky little fuel-efficient cars. To learn more, click on this link.