"Livable Communities" is a Socialist Trap
From Tom DeWeese, President
American Policy Center
Senator Christopher Dodd has introduced a bill to enforce UN Agenda 21 policy on your community. It's called the "Livable Communities Act" (S.1619). It will destroy your community. Here's why: S. 1619 "Livable Communities" act is on a fast track to passage!
S.1619 is a blueprint for the transformation of our society into total federal control.
S.1619 will enforce federal Sustainable Development zoning and control of local communities.
S.1619 will create a massive new "development" bureaucracy –
S.1619 will drive up the cost of energy to heat and cool your home.
S.1619 will drive up the cost of gasoline as a way to get you out of your car.
S.1619 will force you to spend thousands on your home in order to comply.
S.1619 is NOT Voluntary – it will set up $4 billion in grants (TAX MONEY WE DON'T HAVE) that will force your community to comply.
Here are the facts:
Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT) has authored a bill S.1619 titled the "Livable Communities Act." It is one of the most dangerous bills to ever threaten our liberty. Worse even than the Obamacare scheme.
S.1619 creates a new permanent federal office: The Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities" for the enforcement of this bill the "Development Czar" if you will.
Sen. Dodd is lying when he says S.1619 is purely voluntary. The $4 billion in grants will be used by radical green groups (who helped write it) to force your city council to comply. If our city says no to the pressure to take the grant money – the radical greens will tell your citizens that their city officials are losing them millions of dollars that is owed to the community. Then, when the council caves into the pressure and takes the money, it will force compliance. THAT IS NOT VOLUNTARY – IT IS BLACKMAIL.
Senator Dodd will tell you that the bill is simply about uniformity to control development to save energy and to preserve rural areas. That is not true. After 15 years of fighting Sustainable policy I can assure you it is about control. Sustainablist policy focuses on three things: land use, redistribution of wealth, and population control.
S.1619 sets up a system for federally mandated housing uniformity, forcing homeowners to put on new roofs and windows, new "energy efficient' appliances, etc. (Which could cost each homeowner upwards of $35,000.00)
- S.1619 will establish top down control that turns our communities into little soviets, driven by non-elected boards, councils and regional governments.
- As it reduces the amount of land available for homes (smart growth) S.1619 will have to lead to the establishment of federally mandated family planning for population control.
- And of course: it will raise taxes.
The nation is on the verge of bankruptcy from massive federal spending. This is certainly not the time to create new bureaucracies and spending boondoggles – even if Sustainable Development was an honest concern over environmental protection – WHICH IT IS NOT!. Sustainable Development is a blue print for top-down control of our communities, using enforcement by non-elected boards, councils and regional government to transform our local control into a little soviet run by untouchable bureaucrats.
S.1619 is the first federal Sustainable Development law to enforce the UN's Agenda 21. It must be stopped now – or every single community in America will be forced to comply with UN policy.
S.1619 has already been passed out of the Senate Banking Committee and is headed for a floor vote.
Urgent you take action now to stop it!!!