by Tom DeWeese, ©2015, American Policy Center

(Aug. 20, 2015) — The American way of life, based on a strong middle class established through free enterprise and ownership of private property, is under assault like never before.

That assault will dramatically increase in September as thousands of Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), global elitists and United Nations bureaucrats converge on New York City to reboot Agenda 21. This time they are calling it the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This new 15 year plan demands 17 points of global control to reorganize the world into a Socialist utopia by 2030. If allowed to take control, there will be no ownership of private property, very little individual choice, and national sovereignty will be a thing of the past in this new agenda.

Meanwhile, the Obama Administration, through Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is busy implementing the “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” rule (AFFH). This program targets specific neighborhoods that have taken certain HUD grants. Eventually, however, it is fairly certain that such policies will be expanded to every neighborhood in the nation for social engineering. The plan imposes government mandated quotas of racial, ethnic and monetary levels to be forced on higher-income-level neighborhoods to make them more “fair” as social justice replaces equal justice.

The 2030 Agenda and AFFH are mutual and direct assaults on our form of government and on private property rights. If ever there was a time for Americans to finally stand up and say “enough,” now is the time.

Of course, the 2030 Agenda and AFFH are only the latest, most drastic assault to re-engineer American society. For more than two decades property rights have been under attack in the name of Sustainable Development. We’ve all observed the actions of Planners in nearly every community in the nation as they are busy promoting their visions of our future through what they call healthy, happy communities where neighbors interact, parents play with their children, no stress from long commutes, as all the conveniences of living are just a walk down the street.

These are all things Americans normally think of as personal choice when choosing how and where we want to live. However, what is not mentioned in the new ”vision” for our future is how the professional and government planners have determined that none of it is possible unless they design our cities, control our private property and rule over our personal life choices.

To create this “utopia” a process called Smart Growth or “visioning,” is implemented and sold to us as a means to protect and guide the community to “sensible growth planning.” Everything we want and need, they promise, will be just a walk down the street for our jobs, schools, stores and libraries. What more could we possibly want?

Since the early 1990s most communities have created and imposed a comprehensive development plan that, in many cases, is mandated by state government. These are driven by non-elected regional councils that have been put into force without public knowledge or approval. They are fueled by federal grant money that mandates specific rules for development. It’s all done in the back rooms, out of sight of the general public. Unseen hands reach out to decide the community’s future and EVERY community is now being structured the same.

The plans, in reality, have little to do with creating healthy, wealthy communities. Hidden in all the feel-good rhetoric is a political agenda based on redistribution of wealth and control of resources.

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