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March 2020 Agenda21course.com Newsletter

Table of Contents

Environmental and Social Justice : Left’s Pet Issues Like Mass Transit, Reusable Bags Prove Deadly During Coronavirus Crisis
 
Abortion/Education: Former Abortion Clinic Owner: We Pushed Sex Ed on Kids to Create a Market for Abortion

Education : Get Kids Out of Government School, AZ Education Chief Warns

Climate Change: Scientist Warns Of Mini Ice Age As Sun Hibernates During Solar Minimum

Property Rights: Mahoning County farmers fight eminent domain for bike trail

Property Rights: Ohio bill would limit unelected officials from taking private land for recreational trails
 
Laughter is the best Corona Virus medicine
 

Educational: Short summary of Agenda 21 and the goals and tactics of the Progressive Globalists  (useful as a tutorial for anyone new to the topic)
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Left’s Pet Issues Like Mass Transit, Reusable Bags Prove Deadly During Coronavirus Crisis

Those of us familiar with United Nations Agenda for the 21st Century are keenly aware of how the Left is constantly attempting to change our behaviors by presenting these behavioral changes in the most favorable light always leaving out their downsides. With the advent of the Corona virus many of the negatives associated with these behavioral changes’ are now being exposed for the bad ideas they are. To read which of the sustainable development ideas make us more susceptible to the corona virus click on this link.

Former Abortion Clinic Owner: We Pushed Sex Ed on Kids to Create a Market for Abortion

It is common knowledge the Left has controlled public education for many decades.  Likewise it is common knowledge the Left has forwarded the Pro-death abortion agenda for many decades. But it was only after reading this article that the author of this website became aware of the absolutely unholy alliance between the two.

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Quick-take for sidewalks and bike paths by government is no longer acceptable under the law in Ohio!

This story is really HUGE, but it has quit a few moving parts, so bear with me.

Bike paths and sidewalks are being built all across the United States so that someday, when we are forced to abandon are cars, we will have bike paths on which to travel. However, since bike paths are really expensive the feds have done two things to get local government to agree to build the bike paths. First the feds offer grants to the local government (the money is usually funneled down through regional boards), which in theory helps cover some of the cost of the road itself. In return the local government often has to promise to use a Complete Street design. A Complete Street design requires sidewalks and bike paths be built adjacent to the road that is being built or repaired.

It is not uncommon for these extra features, which really add to the overall width of the project, to force the taking (eminent domain) of private property on either side of the road bed.

To receive and keep the grant the local government has to adhere to a strict time-table. That means, if a property owner chooses to fight the loss of their property, the time-table may be slowed to the point that the grant may be lost. This explains why some local governments have used the “quick-take” process, which allows the local government to come onto contested property and get on with the project denying the property owner their day in court.

The logic has been that quick-take has been acceptable in the past to speedily facilitate the building of roads, but in recent years quick take is being used for sidewalks and bike paths, too.

In Perrysburg, Ohio this situation with a slight twist (the land was being taken, not by the property owners’ local government, but by a neighboring local government!) occurred. You can read this interesting story by clicking on this link.

What makes the Perrysburg, Ohio situation different is the homeowners who were threatened with eminent domain used the talents of Maurice Thompson Executive Director of the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law. Thompson was able to win this incredibly important court case which will prevent quick-taking property to build sidewalks or bike paths.  This will force the system to provide property owners their day in court and make it much more difficult for the Complete Street design to be used. Thank you, God! You can read about this important case by clicking on this link.

 

Stop Funding of Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)!

(6/7/15)

What is the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)? 

This paragraph is taken directly from the National Park Service website.

The LWCF Program provides matching grants to States and local governments for the acquisition and development of public outdoor recreation areas and facilities (as well as funding for shared federal land acquisition and conservation strategies). The program is intended to create and maintain a nationwide legacy of high quality recreation areas and facilities and to stimulate non-federal investments in the protection and maintenance of recreation resources across the United States.

Sounds good, doesn’t it? But it isn’t.

Why is it bad? Continue reading

Mahoning County farmers fight eminent domain for bike trail

Property Rights are the cornerstone of personal liberty in America. Without them We the People would simply be serfs. The loss of personal property rights is a key goal of those advancing Agenda 21. Remember this as you read this article, which highlights the horrible process that is being used all across America to advance a massive network of bike paths.

Below is a list of the wrong-headed ways the land for this bike path is being procured and its impact on the land owners, taxpayers in general, and the Constitution.

            1. The property owners, if they lose this lawsuit, will lose their property rights, privacy, personal security, and legal fees.

            2. Without asking the taxpayers, if they approve of this board’s actions, the purchase of the land for the bike path will be paid for by taxpayer dollar.

3. The officials, who are promoting this, are unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats. If you do not like what they are doing, you have no direct recourse such as voting them out.

            4. 80% of the money being used to buy the land is money being diverted from the Federal Highway Fund. The success of our economy hinges on adequate, well-maintained highways not on the existence of bike paths.

            5.  The land for the bike path would be taken through eminent domain. Eminent domain should be used only in an effort to create significant economic good for society-not for recreation, as is the obvious reason in this case.

            Bike paths are great, but only IF the bike paths are paid for AND maintained with private funds AND the land is purchased without the use of eminent domain.

To read the entire article click on this link.

Ohio bill would limit unelected officials from taking private land for recreational trails

All across America unelected bureaucrats are using eminent domain to take land from our citizens in order to build recreational trails/bike paths. For a clear and concise list why this is so terribly wrong for the property owners, taxpayers and our Constitution, read Mahoning County farmers fight eminent domain for bike trail.

Fortunately for property-rights-loving citizens in Ohio, State Representatives Don Manning, R-New Middletown, and Steve Hambley, R-Brunswick have introduced House Bill 476, which would restrict unelected government officials from using eminent domain to take private property. The solution would give property owners the right to involve their ELECTED officials in the final decision making process, which should ALWAYS be the case.

If you live in Ohio please put some wind at the backs of these fine men by sending them a support email or phone call. If you do not live in Ohio, you might want to educate your state legislator by sending this article to them.

To read the entire article, click on this link.

Supreme Court ruling confirms property rights aren’t second class rights

Two of the most fearful words a property owner will hear are “eminent domain”.

Eminent domain is the right of a government or its agent to expropriate private property for public use, with payment of compensation. Notice the definition does not include “fair” payment of compensation.

So what can a landowner do, if they feel they have not received fair compensation? Up until this Supreme Court decision not much. To read more about this property rights victory, click on this link.

We’re All Trespassers Now In The Face Of Government Land Grabs

It is critical every citizen understands the importance of the 5th Amendment which guarantees us the right to “life, liberty, and property”. Without property we lose our ability to provide for ourselves and our families. Further, without property to use for collateral, we have nothing against which to borrow to build our wealth. We then become little more than serfs to whatever governance has power over us.

To read how land in Virginia is being taken through eminent domain to create a public-private partnership click on this link.