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IS A HOUSING PROJECT COMING NEAR YOU?

IS A HOUSING PROJECT COMING NEAR YOU?

The latest attempt by the Obama Administration to implement the U.N. ‘s Agenda 21 policy is the new Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program called Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH). AFFH requires communities that apply for HUD grants to investigate every neighborhood and maintain records on the income level, religion, race, and national origin of every single person living there.

 

HUD has created specific guidelines dictating specific numbers of each for what they determine is  “a proper balance.” If there are any shortages in any of the categories, then the neighborhood is deemed to be “out of balance.” HUD then requires that the community correct the situation. That “correction” requires communities to spend millions of tax dollars trying to make people live where the government wants them to live instead of letting the people decide where they want to live.

 

This social engineering results in the destruction of  the property values and property rights of neighborhoods. Local communities are left no longer free to govern themselves, but instead are ruled by an unconstitutional federal agency run by leftist bureaucrats. HUD has filed legal actions against communities such as Westchester County, New York, and Marin County, California, for attempting to stand up to the HUD rules. Baltimore, Maryland, has been forced to spend $30 million over the next 10 years to build 1,000 low-income homes in affluent neighborhoods. Such threats are growing across the nation.

 

Do you want the federal government to build a magnet for crime otherwise known as a public housing project in the nice neighborhood I am sure you live in? We the American people don’t either. I strongly urge you to support the amendments proposed by Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Representative Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) to defund AFFH.  To help the federal government balance its books, I also strongly urge you to propose additional cuts in HUD’s budget.

John+Cornyn+Senate+GOP+Democrats+Hold+Weekly+BbGA_xK4oY6lDear xxxxx:

Thank you for contacting me regarding housing policy. I appreciate having the benefit of your comments on this matter.

It is vital that Congress balance the need for a robust housing market with the need to ensure that both lenders and borrowers operate in a responsible manner. I support commonsense measures that promote homeownership without creating burdensome regulations.

By providing low-income families with greater access to affordable housing, we encourage not only homeownership, but also financial stability and economic independence. Indeed, smart and effective housing policies that promote transparency and accountability at the federal level can help increase public confidence in our broader economy.

I am honored to represent Texas in the United States Senate, and you may be certain that I will keep your views in mind as I work to improve the housing market. Thank you for taking the time to contact me.

Sincerely,

JOHN CORNYN

United States Senator

517 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

Tel: (202) 224-2934

Fax: (202) 228-2856

http://www.cornyn.senate.gov

June 9th, 2016

FAIR HOUSING DOES NOT MEAN FREE HOUSING

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TRANFORMING AMERICA

TRANFORMING AMERICA

President Obama needs to learn that fair housing does not mean free housing. To learn about President Obama’s latest attempt to impose his Marxist philosophy on America, you should read the recent NY Times article Obama Unveils Stricter Rules Against Segregation in Housing.  The new policy doesn’t have anything to do with giving minorities the right to purchase homes wherever they want. Obama knows that in 2016, anybody can buy a house wherever they want, as long as they can afford it.

The aim of the new Housing and Urban Development initiative is to give free housing in wealthier neighborhoods at taxpayer expense to poor minorities (non-whites and non-Asians) to achieve their desired level of “diversity.” How is it fair that some people have to work hard and save money to buy a home in a nice neighborhood while those with non-white privilege get to live there for free and don’t even have to have a job?

HUD Secretary Julian Castro claims “A ZIP code should never prevent any person from reaching their aspirations”.  What sense does that make? Would putting a housing project in Hollywood allow the residents to all become movie producers or actors? The truth is that a person’s ability determines whether or not they reach their aspirations, not the ground they walk on.

A high school kid will not magically become a better basketball player by moving into Stephen Curry’s neighborhood any more than Curry will become a less successful basketball player by moving out of that neighborhood. People’s ability travels with them wherever they go.

This unconstitutional program leaves homeowners of all ethnicities struggling to not only pay for their own home but having to also pay for the public housing of freeloaders through higher taxes. The tax paying homeowner is also likely to become a victim of the enormous amount of crime that occupants of public housing are statistically likely to engage in.

In America, at least up until now, people have had the right to buy housing where they can afford it, not be given their dream house at taxpayer expense. This policy is just another way for Obama to “transform America” into his socialist utopia.

I say we should go the other direction. I think people should pay for their own housing, and to the extent the taxpayer does have to pay for people’s housing, it should be done as inexpensively as possible. If people want to live in a nicer area, they can get a job and work for it like the rest of us.

I strongly urge you to oppose this assault on decent neighborhoods in any way you can.  This program should be defunded and in fact, I think HUD is an ideal candidate for substantial budget cutting. I want to know your thoughts on this issue.

 

 

May 15th, 2016

Time for Paul Ryan to Go

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GLOBALIST PAUL RYAN

It is time for Paul Ryan to go. He doesn’t deserve to even be in the U.S. House of Representatives, much less be its Speaker. His record is terrible. He has funded virtually 100% of the Obama agenda, including Obamacare and Obama’s de facto amnesty. Ryan has an F rating by Conservative Review and has shown more interest in attacking the Republican Presidential nominee than  attacking Obama and his agenda to “transform America.”

Ryan proposes cutting benefits like Medicare and Social Security for native-born Americans who have paid taxes all of their lives. He does this while working to amnesty the millions of illegal immigrants already here and bring even more low-skill immigrants in that will consume far more in government services than they will ever pay in taxes.

A recent study by the Centers for Immigration Studies found that “The average immigrant household draws more than $6,000 from the welfare system in a year, costing U.S. taxpayers 41 percent more than people born in the country.”

There is no doubt that some tough choices will have to be made on entitlements, but what sense does it make to take money out of programs like Social Security that American Citizens have paid into and put that money into programs that reward foreigners for illegally entering our country?

Views like these and others that Mr. Ryan holds do not sit well with Americans and especially Republicans. I urge you to not support Paul Ryan for any leadership position and to publicly support his opponent Paul Nehlen in the upcoming election.

Nehlen, unlike Paul Ryan, is a true conservative. Nehlen is for reducing immigration and opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership that will destroy American jobs. I would very much like to learn your thoughts on this issue.

April 9th, 2016

Vote for H.R. 4731

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Our corrupt and fraudulent refugee policy actually harms Americans. It overwhelmingly brings in people that are less skilled and more likely to engage in criminal activity such as terrorism than Americans. They are also much more likely to use government programs and be a burden on the tax-payer.

Our country’s refugee system is fraught with security gaps, fails to place reasonable limits on the number of refugees resettled each year, and does not encourage refugees to return home once the fighting is over or the disaster has been recovered from. H.R. 4731 would:

— Set the refugee cap at 60,000 (the average intake of refugees between 2004-13 was just shy of 59,000);

— Terminate refugee status for those that return to their countries of origin (absent a change in conditions);

— Remove DHS’s ability to waive various grounds of inadmissibility for refugee admissions;

— Allow recurrent security vetting of refugees.

— Adjust DHS’s authority  by removing the ability to waive various grounds of inadmissibility. — Prohibit resettlement in states/localities that refuse resettlement;

— Adjust screening process to reduce fraud; and

— Clarify that displacement or generalized conflicts alone do not qualify an individual for refugee status under the law.

H.R. 4731, the Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act, is far from perfect but it is a step in the right direction. It would establish a ceiling of 60,000 refugees per year (still far too high) and require Congressional approval to change it. It would also reform America’s refugee system and make our country safer. I urge you to push for a House vote on this legislation.

This legislation needs to be passed so that our refugee system is no longer abused and so that our nation’s security is increased. Please push for a House vote on H.R. 4731.

 

Share this video of a black police officer explaining how the anti-Trump thugs really behave. It certainly is not what the corporate media is portraying.

Right again!

Right again!

 

Black police officer exposes violent anti-Trump protesters

March 14th, 2016

Congressman Burgess On Migrants

No Comments, immigration, Migrants, Syria, by petitionforlibertycom.

 

 

Dear Mr. xxx:

 

Thank you for contacting me regarding the United States’ acceptance of Syrian refugees. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.

 

As you may know, the nearly five years of civil war in Syria and the actions of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have created a major humanitarian crisis throughout the region. Millions of Syrians are in need of humanitarian assistance and many are displaced inside Syria. Millions more Syrians have fled the country, predominately finding refuge in Syria’s neighbors of Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq. At least 710,000 refugees have reached Europe’s borders just this year, with most arriving by sea in Greece and Italy.

 

Over the last five years, the United States has taken in nearly 2,000 Syrian refugees. On September 20, 2015, Secretary of State John Kerry announced the United States would accept 85,000 refugees in fiscal year (FY) 2016, with at least 10,000 spots allocated for Syrians. The current refugee ceiling, which is determined yearly by the Administration, is 70,000.

 

To address this pressing situation, Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) introduced H.R. 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act of 2015, on November 17, 2015. This bill would require that all refugees from Iraq or Syria receive a thorough background check from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) prior to being admitted into the United States. The FBI Director would be required to certify to the Secretary of  Homeland Security (DHS) and the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) that these individuals have received a background investigation sufficient enough to determine whether or not they are a security threat. Should the FBI, DHS, and DNI unanimously agree that an individual poses no threat to the United States, that individual may then be admitted into the United States as a refugee. Finally, the DHS would be required to report to Congress on the refugee application program on a monthly basis.

 

H.R. 4038 was brought to the House floor on November 19, 2015 and passed, with my support, by a vote of 289-137. H.R. 4038 was then sent to the Senate for their consideration. I recently joined many of my colleagues in signing a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) expressing our appreciation of his commitment to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) to bring the SAFE Act forward through the legislative process. This letter reaffirms my belief that Congress’ main duty is to protect the citizens of the United States and this legislation is an important step in creating an effective vetting process for any incoming refugees. I recommend you contact your Senators, Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, so that they too will know your opinions on this important issue. You can find a copy of this letter and a press release by Congressman Ryan Zinke (R-Montana), who led the letter, https://zinke.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/two-refugees-arrested-terrorism-ties-rep-zinke-leads-coalition-33.

 

I have taken many other actions related to the Syrian Refugee situation this year. Here is a comprehensive list:

 

  1. Sent a letter to President Obama in support of Governor Abbott’s letter which stated that Texas will not accept Syrian refugees and calls for a coherent strategy to the refugee admittance process and fight against ISIL.
  2. Signed onto Congressman David Schweikert’s (R-Arizona) letter to President Obama asking for clarification on the admittance of additional Syrian refugees into the United States.
  3. Signed onto Congressman Steve Stivers’ (R-Ohio) letter to President Obama urging the immediate halt of admissions of refugees from Iraq and Syria into the United States.
  4. Cosponsored H.R. 3314, the Resettlement Accountability National Security Act, introduced by Congressman Brian Babin (R-Texas), to stop the admittance of refugees until the Government Accountability Office submits a report on the effect of their admittance.
  5. Cosponsored H.R. 3573, the Refugee Resettlement Oversight and Security Act, introduced by Congressman Michael McCaul (R-Texas), to require any increases to the amount of refugees admitted into the United States annually to be approved by Congress.
  6. Cosponsored H.R. 4032, the State’s Right of Refugee Refusal Act of 2015, introduced by Congressman Ted Poe (R-Texas), to require states to be notified if refugees will be resettled in their state and refuse resettlement if the Office of Refugee Resettlement does not certify the refugees are not a national security threat.
  7. Cosponsored H.R. 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act, introduced by Congressman Michael MCCaul (R-Texas), as described above.
  8. Cosponsored H.Con.Res. 94, introduced by Congressman Mark Meadows (R-South Carolina), expresses the sense of Congress regarding the treatment of State Governors who have made a determination on the admittance of Syrian refugees into their state.

 

Additionally, the recent FY2016 Omnibus package, H.R. 2029, made significant changes to the Visa Waiver and H-2B Visa programs. While the Visa Waiver program aims to increase tourism and business cooperation with the United States’ closest allies, it could be abused by potential terrorists for easy access to our nation. The Omnibus package increases the use of background checks for foreign travelers, requires more frequent reviews of the program as a whole, and prohibits individuals who have recently traveled to areas of conflict or other concern from being granted a waiver. The legislation also amends the H-2B Visa program by limiting the amount of temporary workers given such a visa to 66,000 and grants an extension to workers who had already been approved for this program within the last three years. This extension is for FY2016 only and will be given to only 8,000 eligible workers. On December 18, 2015, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2029, with my support, by a 316-113 vote. The Senate received the bill and passed it by a 73-25 vote and the president signed H.R. 2029 into law the same day.

 

Though the United States has a long history of helping those in need, it is important to recognize the vulnerability that is created when individuals are accepted into our nation who are from an area of the world that is active with terrorist activity and extremist training. I believe there is a balance between lending a helping hand and opening ourselves for more violent actions within our own borders. This is not the time to let our guard down, and we must ensure would-be terrorists are not permitted entry. After the attacks in Paris, France and San Bernardino, California, I now believe more than ever that the United States must be vigilant and cautious of who is allowed to enter the country.

 

Again, thank you for taking the time to contact me. I appreciate having the opportunity to represent you in the U.S. House of Representatives. Please feel free to visit my website (www.house.gov/burgess) or contact me with any future concerns.

Sincerely,

Michael C. Burgess, M.D.
Member of Congress

 

February 7th, 2016

Trump is Right on Banning Migrants

No Comments, Crime, Donald Trump, immigration, Migrants, Syria, by petitionforlibertycom.
Right again!

Right again!

I think Donald Trump is right on banning Middle-Eastern migrants from entering the U.S. These migrants are not mostly women and children as Obama and much of the media would have us believe. The title of a recent Washington Examiner article says it all. EU: Of 600,000 refugees, only 20% are Syrian, 72% men . The number of adult males is actually even higher than that because many adults claim they are children to get better benefits.

The recent Washington article Migrants are disguising themselves as Syrians to enter Europe points out that many of the migrants lie that they are from Syria so that they will be able to access the generous European welfare system. Many even use fake Syrian passports and other forms of ID.

There is simply no way to determine who many of these Muslims are and therefore it is highly likely that there will be terrorists among any that we let in. That is why Israel and all of the surrounding Muslim countries are not taking any of them in. We should follow their lead.

I am open to considering giving humanitarian aid to these people but we should help them in their own country or region. There is no need to bring these Muslims into Western nations that are not compatible with Islam. Do you think if the roles were reversed, that Muslim nations would feed and house millions of non-Muslim migrants in their countries?

It should be pointed out that we would not have this migrant invasion if we had never foolishly intervened militarily in Middle-Eastern countries like Iraq, Libya and Syria. That is why I oppose further military action by the U.S.  What sense does it make for Western nations to infuriate Muslims by bombing their countries and then invite them into our ours?

We can see what impact an increasing number of Muslim immigrants will have on America by looking at how Muslims have affected Europe. The results are frightening.  If you Google the terms “MIGRANTS, EUROPE, CRIME”,  you will find numerous horrifying reports of theft, assaults and even savage gang rapes by Muslims.  Throughout Europe, areas with large Muslim populations in addition to being breeding grounds for terrorism, have very high crime rates and are often not even safe for non-Muslims to walk through.

Avoiding even one American woman being raped is far more important to me than helping migrants. Therefore, I don’t think we should allow any more refugees from the Middle East and we should return the ones that Obama has let in.

If you read Ann Coulter’s excellent book “Adios America” you will see how our corrupt refugee program admits a large number of criminals and unskilled people that plan on living off of government services for their entire lives. Besides draining limited resources that could be used for our veterans and other Americans, these people are a natural voting bloc for the left and a talent pool for terrorist and criminal organizations. That is why Obama is so enthusiastic about bringing them in.

I suggest the number of refugees should be limited to less than 1,000 per year or that that the practice of allowing so-called refugees should be done away with entirely. We should focus on helping refugees in or near their own countries. Allowing large numbers of refugees from troubled areas into America should be debated on a case-by-case basis in Congress and not be left to just the President or unelected bureaucrats. The U.S. is the world’s biggest debtor nation and can no longer afford to pay for the world’s poor, especially those that seek to do us harm.

It is not necessary to specifically ban all Muslims from immigrating to the U.S.  Enacting “THE COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REDUCTION ACT” posted at petitionforliberty.com  would solve a lot of our current immigration problems.  It would REDUCE by over 50% the overall number of immigrants allowed into the U.S. each year by eliminating chain migration. Recent immigrants would only be able to bring over spouses and minor children with no preference given to other relatives.

All other potential immigrants would have to compete based on their education and skills. This would greatly reduce the number of uneducated Muslims(those most likely to be terrorists) from entering the U.S.  This bill would actually INCREASE the number of skilled immigrants while reducing the overall number of immigrants.

Passage of this bill or one similar to it would greatly reduce the number of radical Muslims flowing into America and thus force Muslims in the U.S. to assimilate into our culture instead of trying to replace it with theirs.

December 24th, 2015

Ted Cruz on the TPP

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ted cruzUnited States Senate

Washington, DC 20510

Dear xxxx,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding trade policy. Input from fellow Texans significantly informs my decision-making and empowers me to better represent the state.

One of my top priorities in the U.S. Senate is to promote policies that facilitate economic growth. Free trade does so by removing government-created barriers, benefiting both American producers and consumers. Farmers, ranchers, and manufacturers can gain access to lower-cost materials and billions of new customers in foreign markets. Free trade also creates jobs and helps our hard-earned dollars go further.

My strong support for free trade was one of the reasons why I initially supported Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). However, after the first Senate vote on TPA, it became clear that Republican leadership cut a deal with Democrats, promising a separate vote to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im). I unequivocally oppose Ex-Im because it is a classic example of corporate welfare and cronyism that puts taxpayers on the hook for hundreds of billions of dollars in loans and loan guarantees that go to foreign countries and foreign corporations. At the same time, Republican leadership also decided to punish some conservatives who opposed TPA, threatening to strip them of their committee chairmanships. So when TPA returned to the Senate, I had no choice but to vote against it.

As for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), two trade deals that are still being finalized, I will reserve judgment until after they are completed and publicly available to read.�� My hope is that they will be agreements that reduce government barriers to trade, enable increased prosperity for all involved, and expand opportunity to those working to climb the economic ladder to achieve the American Dream.

Thank you again��for sharing your views with me. Please feel free to contact me in the future about any issue important to your family. It is an honor to serve you and the people of Texas.

Washington Office

185 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510

Phone: (202) 224-5922

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United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear xxxx,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding trade policy. Input from fellow Texans significantly informs my decision-making and empowers me to better represent the state.

One of my top priorities in the U.S. Senate is to promote policies that facilitate economic growth. Free trade does so by removing government-created barriers, benefiting both American producers and consumers. Farmers, ranchers, and manufacturers can gain access to lower-cost materials and billions of new customers in foreign markets. Free trade also creates jobs and helps our hard-earned dollars go further.

My strong support for free trade was one of the reasons why I initially supported Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). However, after the first Senate vote on TPA, it became clear that Republican leadership cut a deal with Democrats, promising a separate vote to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im). I unequivocally oppose Ex-Im because it is a classic example of corporate welfare and cronyism that puts taxpayers on the hook for hundreds of billions of dollars in loans and loan guarantees that go to foreign countries and foreign corporations. At the same time, Republican leadership also decided to punish some conservatives who opposed TPA, threatening to strip them of their committee chairmanships. So when TPA returned to the Senate, I had no choice but to vote against it.

As for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), two trade deals that are still being finalized, I will reserve judgment until after they are completed and publicly available to read.  My hope is that they will be agreements that reduce government barriers to trade, enable increased prosperity for all involved, and expand opportunity to those working to climb the economic ladder to achieve the American Dream.

Thank you again for sharing your views with me. Please feel free to contact me in the future about any issue important to your family. It is an honor to serve you and the people of Texas.

For Liberty,

Senator Ted Cruz

 

 

November 26th, 2015

Cut the Cable that Binds Us

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SUMNER REDSTONE OF VIACOM

SUMNER REDSTONE OF VIACOM

EDITORIAL

Are you sick of being told that you have to pay for illegal aliens from cradle to grave and being called  a racist if you aren’t enthusiastic about doing it? Do you think it is foolish for the U.S. to let in  hundreds of thousands of military age male migrants while even surrounding Muslim countries are afraid to take any in? Do you think it might be a bad idea for a pornographer to be hired to produce children’s programming for Nickelodeon?  Are you sick of being told that the only way for a white male to be socially acceptable is if he’s gay?

All media is being weaponized to destroy American culture but television is by far the most  effective weapon. Americans today spend over 35 hours a week watching TV. That is far more time than they spend reading newspapers, books or magazines.

Complaining about the socially destructive garbage on TV is not enough, we need to cut the cable that binds us. The excellent Breitbart series of articles “Bundled Cable Deathwatch” points out that simply not watching leftist channels like MTV and MSNBC cable is not enough.  These channels get a lot of their revenues from cable subscriptions, not just advertising.  That is how these channels manage to stay in business despite having terrible ratings.

If we want to see these merchants of societal decay go out of business, we need to join the growing number of families that have cut the cable.  An amazing net 887,000 customers got rid of cable in the first 2 quarters of 2015 alone.

I cut my cable more than a year ago and I haven’t missed it one bit. It’s great that I no longer have to pay almost a hundred dollars each month for channels I never watch.  I can watch the few shows I like for free with an antennae or on HULU.com. A one-time purchase of a $50 Roku system will allow you to watch Fox News and other programming for free as well.

You can watch virtually an unlimited number of movies and TV programs with no commercials on Netflix for less than $20 a month. That’s quite a savings but more importantly it is a mighty blow against the purveyors of smut and socialism that are destroying the minds and morals of our people. Cut your cable today and free yourself from the main mind control weapon the global elites use against us!