Stop Obama Regime’s Wrecking Ball for Your Neighborhood
If you live in a quiet, middle class suburb, your neighborhood has a target on it, and Obama and his apparatchiks are aiming right at you. Ask yourself if adding a high rise full of subsidized, Section 8 housing will help or hurt your property values. You can do something about it right now.
Do you want the federal government to impose racial quotas, based on its racialist “disparate impact” theory on every neighborhood in America?
We have been warning you since prior to the 2012 election that the Obama Regime (here, here, here, here, and here) is determined to destroy traditional suburbs, which leftists despise, characterizing them as bastions of “white privilege.” It’s called Affirmative Furthering Fair Housing, and it needs to be stopped.
I have urged you to pay attention because what these Marxist cockroaches have been doing hits you, LITERALLY, where you live. I’ll say it again: VOTING IS NOT ENOUGH. So take action now.
Go to this site, obamazone.org, and send a sample letter just like this one in under 30 seconds:
Senator Mike Lee has introduced an amendment to the Transportation and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) appropriations bill defunding implementation of the “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” rule. Please support the Lee amendment to defund racial quotas in local zoning decisions, and I urge you to sign the attached pledge, “Defund HUD racial and income housing quotas” at http://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/DefundHUDRacialHousingQuotasPledge.pdf .
Under the regulation, in October HUD will be empowered to condition eligibility for community development block grants on redrawing zoning maps to create evenly distributed neighborhoods based on racial composition and income. This has nothing to do with true housing discrimination based on race, which has been illegal since the 1960s. Zoning only determines what can be built, not who can live in a community, and it is disingenuous for the Obama administration to suggest otherwise with its overreaching rulemaking
In Westchester County, N.Y., a trial run for the rule has already occurred where HUD has attempted to rezone six cities, 19 towns and 20 villages as a condition for receiving $5 million of grants. Rather than submit to federal rule, County Executive Rob Astorino simply rejected the money from 2012, and Westchester lost out on some $7 million of grants from 2011 for the same reason.
This is just the beginning, and left unchecked, the impact of this regulation will be felt nationwide. In 2012, HUD dispersed about $3.8 billion of these grants to almost 1,200 municipalities. By virtue of accepting the grants, under the rule, each of these 1,200 municipalities will be forced to comply with HUD’s racial zoning edicts.
Under the Constitution and principles of federalism, local zoning decisions are left up to states, counties and municipalities to determine for themselves. At a time when the Supreme Court is roundly rejecting racial quotas as unconstitutional, there is no place for wasting taxpayer dollars on a radical agenda that will never withstand judicial scrutiny.
The House of Representatives has already acted, defunding implementation of the regulation two years in a row. Now, it is the Senate’s turn to act. Senator Mike Lee has introduced an amendment to the Transportation and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) appropriations bill defunding implementation of the “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” rule. Americans for Limited Government strongly supports Lee’s amendment to defund racial quotas in local zoning decisions, and is urging senators to sign the attached pledge, “Defund HUD racial and income housing quotas.”
Every Senator should support the Lee amendment to preserve local decisions over community development, and to stop the Obama administration’s attempt to impose racial housing quotas on suburban neighborhoods.
Ms. Teri OBrien
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