Monday, August 5, 2013

Private Property Rights - Agenda 21 - #4549 - Stanley Kurtz - Regionalism: Obama's Quiet Anti-Suburban Revolution - National Review (2) Is Congress Too Good for Obamacare? - Heritage Foundation (3) IRS Targeting of Pro-Life Groups Continues - Daily Caller (4) Billy Graham: If American Ever Needed God's Intervention, It's Now - The Blaze

THIS IS HAPPENING IN ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VA. RIGHT NOW. THE PLANNING COMMISSION HAS COMPLETELY REWRITTEN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND WILL PRESENT THIS TO OUR BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ON AUSUST 14, 2013. THESE REVISIONS WILL DRAMATICALLY ALTER PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS IN ALBEMARLE COUNTY IF PASSED BY BOS IN ITS PRESENT FORM: SEE BELOW FOR LINK TO THESE CHANGES.









Stanley Kurtz: Regionalism: Obama's Quiet Anti-Suburban Revolution - National Review - A year ago, I published Spreading the Wealth: How Obama Is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities. There I described the president’s second-term plan to press a transformative “regionalist” agenda on the country. Early but unmistakable signs indicate that Obama’s regionalist push is well underway. Yet the president doesn’t discuss his regionalist moves and the press does not report them. The most obvious new element of the president’s regionalist policy initiative is the July 19 publication of a Department of Housing and Urban Development regulation broadening the obligation of recipients of federal aid to “affirmatively further fair housing.” The apparent purpose of this rule change is to force suburban neighborhoods with no record of housing discrimination to build more public housing targeted to ethnic and racial minorities. Several administration critics noticed the change and challenged it, while the mainstream press has simply declined to cover the story.....The new HUD rule is really about changing the way Americans live. It is part of a broader suite of initiatives designed to block suburban development, press Americans into hyper-dense cities, and force us out of our cars. Government-mandated ethnic and racial diversification plays a role in this scheme, yet the broader goal is forced “economic integration.” The ultimate vision is to make all neighborhoods more or less alike, turning traditional cities into ultra-dense Manhattans, while making suburbs look more like cities do now. Read more..........
LINK TO NEW ALBEMARLE COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.......

(2) Is Congress Too Good for Obamacare - Heritage Foundation - For the past few months, members of Congress and their staffs have been discussing behind closed doors the worrying proposition that they will be forced off their popular health insurance program and onto the federal insurance exchanges set up under Obamacare. Those concerns reached a fevered pitch this week as President Obama, while making a rare visit to Capitol Hill, assured lawmakers that they and their staffs wouldn’t be foisted onto the same health exchange as millions of Americans. Then late last night, news broke that Obama had “solved” the problem, although no details were available. Obama and many in Congress are hoping that the Office of Personnel Management can somehow find a way to legally continue paying for members’ health benefits after they lose their current Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) coverage and instead have to get coverage through the new exchanges. But not so fast, say two Heritage Foundation health scholars and a former general counsel of the OPM. The three health benefit experts scoured Obamacare’s rules, along with other relevant statutes, and found nothing in the law that gives OPM the authority to pay the government’ contributions to any health plan that is outside of the FEHBP. Read more.....

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(3) IRS Targeting of Pro-Life Groups Continue - Daily Caller - The Internal Revenue Service continues to target pro-life conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status despite pending investigations into the IRS targeting scandal, according to documents obtained by The Daily Caller. The IRS’ infamous Cincinnati office, which handles applications from groups applying for tax-exempt nonprofit status, badgered pro-life groups for information on their protesting activities as recently as late June 2013, well after IRS investigations began on the floor of the House of Representatives and elsewhere. “We’ve had three more groups come to us that have had problems with the IRS — some very recent, some current or still pending. Read more.........

(4) Billy Graham: If America Ever Needed God's Intervention, It's Now - The Blaze - Renowned evangelist minister Billy Graham said America is in need of a true spiritual awakening. “If ever there was a time this country needed the intervention of God, it is now,” Graham wrote in a letter published on his Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website. “We can and should pray for America as a whole, but remember that when God sets out to change a nation, He begins by changing people. It starts with individuals.” Graham, who will turn 95 in November, said his advanced age has slowed him down, “but there are still many things I can do, and one of them is pray.” “I’ve been praying fervently that we might have a fresh spiritual awakening in America,” he wrote. Graham is completing a new “My Hope America” project that will debut in November featuring testimonies of people who have had their lives transformed by faith. “Please pray that God will work in the completion of this program and that He will use it in a mighty way. … Most of all, we ask for your prayers and participation so that the hope of the Gospel can touch not only people across the nation, but people you personally know and care about,” Graham wrote. “The Bible says, ‘Let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely’ (Revelation 22:17). Join me in asking God to give people that thirst.”

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