Barack Obama is a social engineer who hopes to move people around like chess pieces by putting the poor into wealthier neighborhoods. His contempt for suburbia means they will be greatly impacted. There is a real war on suburbia and the far left believes suburbia is responsible for places like Detroit because they eat up all the resources. After all, you didn’t build that and the rich are robbing from the poor.
The Republican Congress should be able to stop it. However, it’s important to understand where leftists hope to take us.
It’s about much more than just social engineering however, it’s about HUD, an executive agency, nationalizing the housing sector and controlling local zoning laws. At least that’s what they would like to do.
The administration is moving FORWARD with regulations that will diversify neighborhoods according to his vision though in the end, if it were to succeed, it could make us all into Detroit. Everything the leftists touch turns to refuse but still the liberals keep falling for it.
HUD’s new rule will supposedly end segregation. The Democrats, if you will recall from history, are the ones who came up with the Jim Crow laws that segregated neighborhoods, many of which had been integrated.
Now they want to interfere again, only this time they are putting people together who don’t necessarily fit well together which could lead to some serious community strife.
The government hope to buy communities off with grant money who will in turn build affordable housing in affluent areas while also using our tax money to upgrade poorer areas that are actually suffering from crime and gangs more than anything else and which will not be dealt with.
It’s more than grant money, however, force will be used through the withholding of federal funds, zoning, lawsuits and accusations of racism if they can get that far.
The administration doesn’t believe the people are evil, they believe they are only driven by poverty. It’s the same ideology that drove Marie Harf to say the terrorists just need jobs.
HUD, which has become a Marxist redistributive entity, will “fulfill the promise of equal opportunity for all” by taking from the productive as much as possible. They will use tax money, not to give equal opportunity so much as provide for equal outcomes artificially arranged.
HUD has limitless taxpayers funds under this president.
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) argued that the administration “shouldn’t be holding hostage grant monies aimed at community improvement based on its unrealistic utopian ideas of what every community should resemble.”
“American citizens and communities should be free to choose where they would like to live and not be subject to federal neighborhood engineering at the behest of an overreaching federal government,” said Gosar, who is leading an effort in the House to block the regulations.
We will not be free under this plan. He wants to make us all the same.
Far-left civil rights advocates love it. They will be able to stuff illegal immigrants into any neighborhood they want and if people complain they will not only face costly lawsuits, they will be labeled racists.
If MS-13 moves in down the block, so be it. The core problems of drugs and gangs are not being dealt with.
The Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibited direct and intentional housing discrimination, such as a real estate agent not showing a home in a wealthy neighborhood to a black family or a bank not providing a loan based on someone’s race.
HUD says they are looking for more subtle forms of discrimination but what they are doing is social engineering where everyone will live.
This is their disparate impact philosophy at work. It’s not based on effort, achievement, success or free will. It’s based on giving everyone the same outcome. They are in effect controlling private property.
Judge Kimba Wood just put this theory into action by demanding that teacher-licensing test not include reading and writing literacy because there has been no evidence given to her the skills are needed to teach effectively. She did it because minorities are not passing the tests and the results are unequal.
The theory has been used in housing and employment.
Disparate impact is a social justice concept. In United States anti-discrimination law, the theory of disparate impact holds that practices in employment, housing, or other areas may be considered discriminatory and illegal if they have a disproportionate “adverse impact” on persons in a protected class.
The theory is now being applied in such a way as to mete out unequal justice by giving preference to minorities who fail tests as opposed to whites who do better on qualifying exams.
The theory will continue to be abused.
To qualify for certain funds under the new regulations, cities would be required to examine patterns of segregation in neighborhoods and develop plans to address it. Those that don’t could see the funds they use to improve blighted neighborhoods disappear, critics of the rule say.
The regulations would apply to roughly 1,250 local governments.
Hans von Spakovsky, a fellow at the Heritage Foundation, called the Obama administration “too race conscious.”
“It’s a sign that this administration seems to take race into account on everything,” Spakovsky said.
Republicans are trying to block the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule. Before passing HUD’s funding bill this week, the GOP-led House approved Gosar’s amendment prohibiting the agency from following through with the rule.
In this country, anyone can live anywhere, but people need to earn it. This rule seeks to remove the “earn” part and it will open the door to some sketchy people though that is not to say it won’t help some deserving poor.
This is forced integration using tax money and it will be done against peoples’ will if they can get away with it. It’s social engineering by race.
“Instead of living with neighbors you like and choose, this breaks up the core fabric of how we start to look at communities,” Rep. Gosar said. “That just brings unease to everyone in that area.”
“People have to feel comfortable where they live,” he added. “If I don’t feel comfortable in my own backyard, where do I feel comfortable?”
This would give HUD centralized authority over local zoning laws. They will dictate the homes that are built and who can live in them. It’s a way of nationalizing the housing sector.
It will affect property values and raise taxes. It is also a way to tilt the balance of political power since minorities, especially blacks, vote Democratic. It’s part of the effort to make us into a one-party socialist welfare state.
The Supreme Court will weigh in on a similar case this year.
So far, Obama’s attempts to social engineer have been complete failures so of course his solution is to do more of it. Read more here.
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