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Property Rights are a Huge Concern Going into the 2016 Presidential Election and Beyond

In America property rights have plummeted in the first decade and a half of the 21st century. No surprise then that the economy has also weakened during those years since property rights are a critical factor in creating a strong economy.

Key policies that have undermined property rights in America include excessive use of conservation easements and the Antiquities Act. These two property rights stealing tactics take more and more rural land out of private ownership and into the public domain (where little if any taxes are collected, the land is often poorly monitored, and the land and mineral resources below the ground will never be allowed to add to the economic prosperity of future generations).

Meanwhile property values in the suburbs will plummet once policies like Affirmatively Forwarding Fair Housing and other even more egregious regulations force low-income residents out of their neighborhoods and into the suburbs. Please follow these links to learn more about the destruction of our property rights and economy.

Gosar’s Amendment Passes in the House

President Obama, through executive order, established the Affirmatively Forwarding Fair Housing rule. This initiative would make communities that accepted certain grants (aka bribes) to inventory their communities to determine the community’s ethnic and economic diversity, and unless appropriately balanced, as determined by the federal government, do whatever is necessary to create the desired ethnic and economic balance of the citizens within that community.

Using the following excerpt from HUD’s own website, you can see just how micro managed a community would become once it took the bait (aka grant).

The AFFH focuses program participants’ analysis on four primary goals:         improving integrated living patterns and overcoming historic patterns of segregation; reducing racial and ethnic concentrations of poverty; reducing disparities by race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, or disability in access to community assets such as education, transit access, and employment, as well as exposure to environmental health hazards and other stressors that harm a person’s quality of life; and responding to disproportionate housing needs by protected class.

This insane social engineering/social justice experiment, which would create total chaos within the targeted community, would likely never occur without the grants/bribes offered to the community leaders by our bankrupt federal government. The best way to stop it, if our federal legislators have the political will, is to prevent the funding of the Affirmatively Forwarding Fair Housing initiative.

As the title of this article indicates, the Gosar Amendment, which is designed to block any funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development to enforce the AFFH rule, has made it through the House. We must now provide the push to force the Senate to pass the bill. To read more, click on this link.