Not unlike the insanity of a busy Christmas season- multiple shopping lists, an ugly sweater party or two, hooking your arm up to a portable egg nog latte drip, etc.- keeping track of the Obama Administration’s many attacks on the American landscape can be hard to manage. It’s very easy and understandable to focus your concern on whatever disaster the media’s reporting. I kind of know what it feels like to be a cat jumping inessentially at a laser pointer beam.
However, yours truly and Clash Daily never want to lose sight of the fact that Obama is a master of using major events, from terrorist attacks workplace violence to an Absolute-Totally-Last-Chance-Or-We’re-Doomed-We-Really-Mean-It-This-Time climate change conference to deflect attention from some equally terrifying initiative he’s currently sneaking through. Something like the HUD Secretary, Julian Castro’s social engineering tool masquerading as policy, the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) initiative, for example.
In a nutshell, it’s a program to empower the federal government to remap local neighborhoods under the auspice of aiding the poor or, I dunno, maybe Obama’s illegal immigrants to successfully claim their piece of the American pie. As HUD describes it, the idea is to provide “affordable housing in communities that are rich with opportunity…[because] too many Americans find their dreams limited by where they come from, and a ZIP code should never determine a child’s future.”
So much for all politics are local.
Now that HUD took this authority – oh, AFFH wasn’t a bill that Congress voted on (Did Obama forget that step? Oops, maybe he’ll remember to do that next time), the President once again proved his ambition to govern you all the way from Washington instead of those pesky state and locally elected leaders. This mandate is a Trojan horse to fundamentally change the local and regional cultures that you and I live in.
Not because we live in a democracy and us citizens demanded any change, but because it serves the goal of one man to fundamentally transform the American social DNA towards his vision. It also ignores the reality that what made immigration so successful in the past was a person’s desire to earn their own piece of the pie and not have it carved out of someone else’s and by executive fiat.
Why is this news relevant now when it’s so much juicer to focus on terrorism or the election or whatever idiotic bit of self-serving propaganda Hillary vomits out? Because just as this program is gaining steam after getting the green light in July, AllenWest.com reports that there is now a bill in Congress to defund it entirely. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz), is looking for momentum as it navigates through a “Republican” Congress that, frankly, nobody knows it if it has any backbone.
I’m sure President Obama, Julian Castro and Harry Reid would consider it a wonderful Christmas present if the media and public knew nothing of the policy so those wishy-washy RINOs wouldn’t have any motivation to support Rep. Gosar’s bill.