If you understand sustainable development, you understand its goal is to allow the global elite to control all of the world’s resources (air, water, land,) and people. The day-to-day operations for this grand scheme are to be carried out by hordes of unelected bureaucrats (sometimes called engineers or technocrats).
This is being done a variety of ways; through the use of conservation easements, the Wildlands Project, and through abuse of the Antiquities Act by our presidents. (For more information on these topics review Lesson 3).
The Antiquities Act, which was passed in 1906, authorizes the president to single-handedly designate any federal public land as a national monument. When used incorrectly, besides tying up resources critical to national security, the Antiquities Act diminishes private property rights in America destroying economic activity and the ability for America’s citizens to live self-sufficient lives independent of the federal government.
Fortunately President Trump’s Executive Order to review the designations under the Antiquities Act will begin the process of reining in abuse of private property rights. This executive order may actually cause a number of national monuments to be returned back to the control of the state and/or private citizens. To read the actual E.O., which is relatively short, with clear and important wording, please click on this link.
Closing roads is a very effective way to advance the Wildlands Project.
In Mesa Verde County in Colorado, the Bureau of Land Management (under direction of the Federal Executive Branch) is closing over 600 miles of public roads in spite of strong push back from citizens, local government, and the strong possibility that the agency is not following either state or federal law.
In this article, the agency, after some initial efforts to get the locals to go along, simply forces the local governments to submit; leaving the only recourse for the local government expensive time-consuming litigation, and the citizens without critical roads. This is an example of how, as the federal government grows, the Feds can reduce the effectiveness of local government preventing it from protecting its rural citizens from federal abuse.
One more comment, remember road closures prevent economic activity by those who wish to harvest the resources on and under the ground. Every time Bambi wins, economic activity of our natural resources, coal, oil, oil shale, natural gas, minerals, trees, etc. is stifled. Without strong economic activity, we cannot be a prosperous nation.
To read this article, click on this link.
Lesson 3 of this website taught that the environmentalists want the land returned to the way it was before Christopher Columbus arrived on our shores and that the Socialist/Communists (aka Progressives) want to destroy property rights. With that in mind, the destruction of our dams makes the environmentalists happy by returning the river back to its natural flow and the Progressives happy by forcing citizens downstream off of their land due to the uncontrolled flooding.
Fortunately for the citizens of Fremont, Ohio three citizens understand what is at stake, and are fighting back. Read how, by attempting to stop the destruction of the dam, these citizens are not just helping the citizens of Fremont, but also the environment from a poorly thought out scheme by clicking on this link.
Every land grab by the federal government is a threat to state sovereignty and property rights. Late January 2015 President Obama signaled his latest land grab. To learn more about the effort by the feds to lock down the 1.5 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge along with all the natural gas, oil, and minerals underground, click on this link.
The goal of the Wildlands Project is to remove the citizens of America from the rural lands leaving the majority of the land for the sole use of the wild animals. Currently, the federal government owns more than half of the land in a dozen of our Western states, and is attempting to establish control over more in order to create massive belts of land extending from Mexico north up into Canada and Alaska for the sole use of wildlife. One way to justify the taking of more land is through the creation of, or extension of, national parks. Surely this is a reasonable and more importantly a legal thing for our federal government to do. After all, none of us grew up in a time when national parks did not exist. It is almost unimaginable that their existence could be challenged-or is it?
Please watch this fabulous video by Kris Anne Hall, constitutional lawyer, to learn the reality of the constitutional limits placed on the federal government in regards to land ownership. To watch this video, please click on this link.
New Septic System Regulations Advance the Wildlands Project
The author of this newsletter lives in Ohio. On January 1, 2015 a new set of septic system regulations were enacted. These regulations apply to the estimated 660,000 homes in Ohio which have a septic system. The regulations are being pushed down stream by the EPA, to the Ohio EPA, written by the Ohio Health Board who then mandated the regulations be implemented by the each of the county’s health boards. Notice these are all unelected boards. This leaves your local elected officials impotent on the side-lines unavailable to provide interventions for their citizens.
The county health departments in Ohio now have the right, without any proof of a septic issue, to come onto your property unannounced. If you refuse, the sheriff will be called. The rules authorize county health boards to order homeowners to fix or replace failing septic systems and to turn the order over to the county prosecutor for enforcement if it’s ignored. Homeowners charged with creating a public nuisance could face civil fines of up to $100 a day and daily criminal fines of up to $1,000. Continue reading
The author of this newsletter firmly believes her readers understand the Wildlands Project, and likely are not too concerned if its name has been changed. This article is being included for three different reasons.
First, the article leads with a very good explanation of why, even if Bambi had a massive amount of land on which to roam, the country folks still must be relocated to town.
Second, the article goes on to provide evidence that in 1998 a state government agency tried to get a local government to close its own roads to force its own citizen’s into town.”
The third reason the article is valuable because it ends with,
“So if you live in a rural area, pay attention to some of the policies that are being carried out by local government agencies. You should be especially suspicious of anything that is done in the name of environmentalism.”
To read this article, please click on this link.
The EPA is pushing a new rule called the Waters of the United States which would expand the definition of a navigable water to include almost any water feature on a property including ditches that are dry the vast majority of the year. If this rule goes into effect the federal government has in effect nationalized/taken control of all water in the United State (and in many cases the land that borders the water).
These waters are usually under the jurisdiction of the states. No surprise that various groupings of states challenged the EPA in court. The first of the articles on this subject discusses the only lawsuit that successfully put a stop to the implementation of the rule, at least until further studies are conducted. To read more about which group of states was successful, click on this link.
The second article discusses whether the states that were unsuccessful in their challenge of the Waters of the United States rule, will be protected from, or obligated to abide by, the rule. To learn more click on this link.
Those of us who understand the Wildlands Project (see Lesson 3) know that the federal government has been removing land from private ownership for a very long time. To learn how in 2010 Senator Jim DeMint tried to blow the whistle on this kind of activity by leaking a secret document about a planned 10 million acre Western land grab by the Obama administration click on this link.