By James E. Horn
Several years ago in an eastern city, there was a piece of land with a house on it. The surrounding land was vacant, owned by a developer who now wanted the house and the small parcel of land it sat on so they could build something. The elderly owner refused to sell. She wanted to live out her life in the small house that her parents had built.
With some ($$$) motivation from the developer, the city fathers decided that they would seize her home under the guise of Eminent Domain.
Eminent Domain was a well-established law that held that a homeowner’s property was his or her castle and was inviolate. Eminent Domain could ONLY be applied to take land from someone in order to serve a public need, for a road, a bridge, a school, etc., something that served the public good.
The case went to the Supreme Court who ruled against the woman. She was paid something for her home, and was evicted. The city sold that piece of land to the developer who proceeded to build whatever edifice they wanted, a mall, I believe.
Now, this is catching on with cities and local governments, and as we are growing with new cities, housing developments, apartment complexes, and shopping malls all over the place, property owners are facing a new issue be they farmers, homeowners on a small parcel of land, or small businesses. When developers show up and want the land, they are obliged to make offers to purchase the land, sometimes less than what is fair or reasonable. If the owner refuses, cities can declare Eminent Domain and them owners off of their land. After all, it’s not really theirs, it belongs to the gummint.
Needless to say, city planners and elected officials receive largesse from these deeds, most of the time under the table. The deals have become so sophisticated that law enforcement entities won’t devote the time and resources to investigate or prosecute. If they do, their budgets may be cut, and other negative consequences will occur, so they let these property thefts go on.
Faced with this, many property owners do what they’re told to do, and get what the community leadership pubah’s determine to be appropriate, etc.
BEAT THEM: ADVICE: If you have a piece of property located in a vulnerable situation such as a rezoned zone for development, a redevelopment zone, etc., where someone may want to build a gas station, a wallyworld, a supercostgo, etc., you can expect that you are going to get the knock on the door and be served. Before this happens, do three things: Establish your property as an irrevocable trust in the name of your spouse, children, church, or whoever you want the property to eventually go to. Second, establish a small corporation (that you own and control) in a nearby state, or a state where the costs of doing so are low. Third, using that private corporation or trust, file a huge lien against your house or property, about ten times its value (or more). When the land grabbers show up, they will have to decide to pay up, or take a hike. Either way, you will win.
AGENDA 21, aka The Sustainable Development Plan, aka the 2030 AGENDA, aka the NEW WORLD ORDER
In the aftermath of World War II, the United Nations (UN) was created. Its lofty goal was to promote worldwide peace, harmony, and prosperity. One of the writers of the UN charter was the American Communist, Alger Hiss who was tried and convicted for anti-American crimes. Needless to say, some of his input in creating the UN was intentionally hurtful.
What commenced about seventy years ago is coming home to bite us. In the intervening years, the United States Government has been completely outmaneuvered in the UN. Aside from a veto in the UN Security Council, the USA has virtually no voice at the UN to speak of. The UN is now dominated and controlled by the 57 nations comprising the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) who call most of the shots at the UN. Thanks to the West’s need for oil, the OIC has the money, they have the majority, and they have the clout.
In 1992, President George H. W. Bush (POTUS 41) attended the (epic) infamous Rio Conference on the environment (4,000 environmentalists were there, too). Over 100 heads of state, including President Bush signed on to this plan. When Bush returned to the United States and was queried by members of the press, he turned to them with a snarky smirk and responded: “Welcome to the NEW WORLD ORDER!”
Naturally, he is a Bilderberger, a cabal of the wealthy, greedy, and powerful who increasingly rule the world along with the Council on Foreign Relations and the TRILATERAL Commission.
This treaty the Bush signed was never brought before the Senate for ratification because it would never pass muster. Everyone understood that. Nevertheless, the Congress have passed many laws in support of this agenda, and Presidents have happily signed off on that legislation. Why? They get money and even more power to rule over us. Out of this we have seen the enormous expansion of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an entity that is now considered public enemy No. 1 by many if not most Americans. The EPA leads in imposing thousands and thousands of rules and regulations detrimental to the well-being of America, and shows no signs of letting off.
The next step in the march to a One World Government (right out of George Orwell’s frightful book, 1984) was the Kyoto Protocol, with a 6,000-page blueprint of action designed to set the global green agenda. The 2030 Agenda goes way beyond the greenie agenda 21 goals. This new program calls for actual reductions of populations. How do you do that? Make life untenable for many. Some of this population reduction scheme is outlined in Obama’s landmark or legacy legislation, dubbed OBAMACARE.
The honchos of this and related programs in America included establishing Planned Parenthood, the abortion factory which by virtue of its locations throughout urban America is in poor black and Latino neighborhoods where 90% of the babies murdered are Latino and black. The Republican Party and Christians strongly oppose this baby killing, the culling of racial undesirables as determined by the Democratic Party, liberals, and progressives who have embraced this wholeheartedly.
The focus here is land ownership, land usage, and property rights. I am in the West, and this is where I focus mostly, but people in every state need to be aware of this as it may be happening in your state already, or will soon start.
The EPA, both the Federal EPA and various state EPA organizations are hell bent on strangling businesses and property ownership with burdensome and very costly rules and regulations.
While California’s population is reportedly growing, thousands of businesses, business owners, wealth generators, etc. have fled California in droves taking their money and jobs with them. California’s tax revenues are falling in terms of taxpayers and business payment of taxes. California keeps borrowing and its debt load may soon be insurmountable.
[I knew a Los Angeles company that produced industrial and specialty chemicals which they wholesaled for prices ranging from $5 to $20 per pint can. The CAL EPA started regulating this industry heavily, charging millions of dollars in fees, for inspections, and more. The company (along with others) packed up and left California, and fired over forty employees (cumulative payroll of about 1.5 million dollars a year, and many thousands in income, sales, and local taxes lost, gone). They set up shop in Nevada producing the same products, selling them back into the California market at prices 15-25% lower than when they were located in California, and this included transportation costs.]
Land and property owners throughout the USA are discovering that the property they bought or their families settled over a century ago isn’t theirs, and they don’t have a right to used or husband their land or work within other long established arrangements without oppressive EPA or Bureau of Land Management (BLM) interference.
A California family in a small city had a piece of land, about ten acres, and they wanted to put in a small animal petting facility and play area for local children. The EPA told them that they would have to cede 30% of their land to the government for “habitat” purposes, but still pay annual property taxes on the property (that they were forbidden to use) and would also have to maintain it at their expense.
In another area, a family owned a piece of rural property where they lived, kept some horses and other pets, and had a workshop for the owner’s business. Their water started to go bad, and they applied for a permit to put in a new well. The state and county demanded upwards of $20,000 in fees and permits, that they cede a dozen acres of land to the government where the government would install a scientist to study butterflies, but that the property owner would be required to provide water, electricity and other amenities for the scientist (several thousand dollars a year). It didn’t happen. Under cover of darkness, the property owner prepared for his next step which was to smuggle a drilling rig onto the property one night. He surreptitiously sunk a new well which he camouflaged before bringing the drilling rig back to Arizona. To provide water for his business and family’s use, he had to become a law breaker. He’s still paying several thousand dollars a year in fees and taxes to the county based on his original well, but has avoided/evaded the onerous burden the gummint wanted to impose on him.
A man bought a 3,000 acre cattle farm over 30-years ago. It has a nice spring that provides fresh potable water, a 3-acre (man-made) lake and a pond with fish, with water for his cattle, with surplus spring water flowing into a distant reservoir for others to use. Along came the EPA who declared that he was using “their” water and that he’d have to pay (thousands of dollars per year to use it), that the 30-year old, established lake was illegal and must be drained and filled, and more. He cited Ex Post Facto laws, and sued he EPA and BLM. Somewhere along the line, the EPA and BLM goons were served with harassment suits, Restraining Orders, etc. He posted signs indicating that unauthorized intruders would be shot.
Some other people with a 5,000 acre parcel dammed up a creek for recreational purposes, stocked it with fish, and the EPA came along and cited them for the illegal dam. Weeks later there was a huge mountain fire, and the fire department’s choppers drew thousands of gallons of water to use on the fire just five miles away. Without that pond, the fire department would have had to fly water in from 35-miles away. The State fire Marshall told the EPA and BLM to leave and cease their harassment.
In Nevada, cattle rancher Cliven Bundy had access to federally owned semi-desert scrub land his family had been using for nearly a century. The BLM claimed that he owed them money and showed up and started killing his cattle. The BLM excuse was that the cattle endangered some desert tortoises that hadn’t been negatively affected for the previous 100 or so years. This turned into a standoff where hundreds of citizens, many of them armed stepped forward and confronted the BLM thugs for a week until the BLM backed down.
In a related land dispute with the BLM, LaVoy Fincum was shot and killed by FBI agents in Oregon. In viewing the replay on TV, he was clearly shot in the back.
The land grabbers seriously want to deny people their long standing and well established traditional use of otherwise vacant land.
The once prosperous bread basket to the world, the Central Valley of California is becoming a dust bowl. Thousands of farmers have gone out of business and many thousands of workers have lost their jobs. It’s about water.
The EPA and greenies up north have determined that some obscure little fish needs all of the water (a lot of water in the Sacramento River and delta), that the amount of water that sustained them a decade ago was no longer sufficient. So, they shut the water to farmers off.
The water issue could easily be solved, but the Democrats and crooks who run California don’t want this. Not far from the largest ocean on earth, the Pacific, these politicians and crooks refuse to allocate resources to build desalination plants on the coast and pump the needed water the hundred or so miles into the valley to let the farmers survive, workers thrive, and let people eat good food at reduced costs. No way is this permissible for these curmudgeons.
There’s a huge opportunity for them to put more illicit money into their pockets. Yes, an opportunity:
First: In Arizona’s desert west of Phoenix, there are vast areas of land that the Saudis (under some guise) have either purchased or gained control of. There are enormous aquafers beneath these lands. The Arabs have established monster farms where they apparently suck billions of gallons of water from those aquafers to feed their crops, which they harvest and bring back home to feed livestock, or sell on the world market (at prices below what American farmers can produce the same products). No doubt, Arizona politicians have been handsomely paid off, the EPA and BLM have been told to shut up and suck it up, etc. In time, those aquafers will play out, and the Saudis will need new land.
The Saudis are likely working with those wonderful, resourceful Sacramento and California politicians to push these vast Central Valley farmlands to go broke where the land will become available for a song. There is water beneath the Central Valley, but the EPA and other official entities prohibit farmers from tapping into those sources without permission.
The Saudis and their Arab partners are already active in California with their greedy eyes on the Central Valley which they will proceed to rape as they are doing in Arizona.
The American people will suffer the consequences of their politicians. The American people need to get those politicians who do NOT have the American’s interests at heart out of office, and elect and install politicians who are relatively honest and who care.