Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)MPOs are federally mandated and, like COGs, are the instruments for restructuring American government. They are setting up an infrastructure for a new economic system based on public private partnership to replace free enterprise.
COGs and MPOs are federalized organizations that break down America’s constitutionally formulated government structure. Their purpose is to control and direct local government from behind the scenes.
Today, they propel the federal injection of the globalist agenda into local government policy and thereby negate the protections afforded by our constitutional system of government. This violation of the American essence and of our natural rights must stop!
In the words of Charlotte Iserbyt, former Department of Education official and author of The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America,
“Regionalism is Communism.”Regionalism promotes soviet style councils that develop policy that is then rubber-stamped by elected officials, with no meaningful public oversight. It is an extra level of government that operates outside the provisions of the Constitution, thus advancing globalist objectives whilst insulating most elected officials. Some elected officials are the appointees to COG management authority.In short, American regionalism is the instrument used to advance the globalist goals of political restructure:
To implement a step-by-step approach to the abolition of private property;
To promote the relocation of people from rural areas to Smart Growth urban centers;
To conscript public private partners and mandate community volunteerism.
A leading example of regional control is emerging in the San Francisco Bay Area. There, the COG is known as ABAG, the Association of Bay Area Governments. ABAG, in association with ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives) has launched the “One Bay Area” program. One Bay Area is the local federalized and internationalized plan for the implementation of Agenda 21. This 9 county, 101 city (with a combined population of 7 ½ million people) “regional” plan is designed as a full commitment to the collectivist program of Smart Growth and wild area set asides.
Over the next 20 years 630,000 new residential units are projected by ABAG. ALL residential construction specified by the plan is be multi-family housing. Fully 80% of the planned housing must be within ½ mile of newly designated “transit corridors.” One such transit corridor, El Camino Real, is the major artery from San Jose to San Francisco and is planned to be transformed into a series of government controlled stack ‘n pack smart growth developments. Ultimately all private vehicles will be banned from El Camino.
To accomplish this and much more, the federal government has committed a quarter of a trillion dollars to ABAG’s One Bay Area program! Despite widespread opposition as One Bay Area was rolled out this year, the plan is moving forward pursuant to a shortened and rigged approval process – a sign of things to come all across the country.
ABAG and One Bay Area evidence that government no longer operates pursuant to Constitutional design. As a result, we all lose government protection and defense of unalienable rights.
Regionalism – The Blueprint for Your Serfdom by Michael Shaw
This overview of Regionalism originated as part of a larger national speech tour by Michael Shaw in 19 communities across the nation, entitled “The Ultimate War: Globalism vs. America.” Michael Shaw is a leading critic of Sustainable Development, also known as the U.N.’s “Agenda 21,” which is the Action Plan implementing world government in the 21st century.
Charlotte T. Iserbyt
An article in The Times Record, Brunswick, Maine, dated 2/1/04 entitled “Regional Efforts Taking Root” says “About 50 elected officials, planners, natural resources advocates and economic development specialists gathered from every town in Sagadahoc County, Brunswick and Harpswell Thursday to talk about regionalism, a concept that is being encouraged statewide by Governor John N. Baldacci.” (Note: Maine’s Governor Baldacci had one of the most, if not the most, socialist voting record of any Congressman during his tenure in Congress. Shouldn’t that be adequate warning to our elected officials to at least keep this concept of regionalism at arms length and not to embrace it without studying its origins, unless they themselves are socialists?)
The article goes on to quote an elected official on the Town Council as saying: “A first step will be to educate the public about the importance of regionalism so citizens will support these efforts. We need to shock people a little bit.”
Well, she sure shocked me with that comment. She has also given us fair warning that resistance to this change in governance willl not be tolerated; we must be educated to see the benefits of failed socialism (regionalism) over those of our highly successful republican form of government which is designed to protect the rights of the individual rather than those of the group (state).
This article was a reminder I’m really getting old. I feel great and never think much about my age until I run across articles such as this one which covered a meeting during which well-meaning “younger-than-I” elected or unelected officials casually discuss changes in government which will spell economic, political and social ruin for our cities, towns, and nation (which means “us”).
These well-meaning individuals who are recommending regionalism to solve financial and planning problems, have, through no fault of their own, been deliberately dumbed down (denied an education in the workings of our republican form of government which is the antithesis of the form of governance they are considering. I know “maleducation” is a fact due to an incident in 1974 when my son’s 11th grade public school teacher, a so-called “conservative” Republican, by the way, gave his class an assignment to write a paper on different forms of governance. My son wrote his paper on regional government and received a D for his politically incorrect effort. His conclusions, which were based on the scholarly research of the late Jo Hindman (The Metrocrats, Blame Metro, and Terrible 1313 Revisited, Caxton Printers, Ltd.) were that regional governance cannot coexist within a republican form of government since regional governance does away with or dilutes local representation and eliminates borders between towns, counties, states, and even countries. The latter can be observed in Europe with nations ceding their sovereignty and distinct cultures to the European Union (region), which former Soviet President Gorbachev enthusiastically refers to as the “New European Soviet”. Gorbachev also said in a speech to the Soviet Central Committee on November 2, 1987 “We are moving toward a new world, the world of communism. We shall never turn off that road.”
Regional Governance emanates from the United Nations, which was formed in 1945 by a majority of communists, and it is essential for United States participation in the world government (international redistribution of wealth socialist state) being implemented right now under our very noses. Example: European Union, NAFTA, GATT, and CAFTA, (the Central American Free Trade Association which Congress will vote on shortly, etc. Contact your congressman and tell him to vote no on CAFTA!)
In “The Globalists,The Power Elite Exposed”, page 304, Denis L. Cuddy, Ph.D, says “Most members of the European Union are already members of The Socialist International, and if other nations around the world can be moved toward socialism and regional economic arrangements, then these regional groupings can be more easily merged into a world socialistic government. This scenario is quite similar to the three-stage plan outlined by Stalin at the 1936 Communist International. At that meeting, the official program proclaimed: “Dictatorship can be established only by a victory of socialism in different countries or groups of countries,” after which there would be federal unions of the various groupings of these socialist countries, and the third stage would be an amalgamation of these regional federal unions into a world union of socialist nations.
Readers of this article are surely asking: “But she’s talking about Stalin and international regional government…what’s going on at the local county level has nothing to do with that. Anyway, Communism is dead.” The most incriminating evidence regarding regional government being communism is found in “Planning is Socialism’s Trademark” by Morris Zeitlin which appeared in the Communist Daily World, November 8, 1975. Zeitlin says “We (U.S.A.) have no regional government and no comprehensive regional planning to speak of. Regional government and planning remain concepts our urban scholars and planners have long advocated in vain…In socialist countries, metropolitan regions enjoy metropolitan regional government and comprehensive planning. Of the many regions on the vast territory of the Soviet Union the Moscow Region commands special attention, for it has been, since the 1917 Revolution, the country’s economic and political center. The economic and functional efficiencies and the social benefits that comprehensive national, regional and city planning make possible in socialist society explain the Soviet Union’s enormous and rapid economic and social progress. Conversely, our profit-oriented ruling capitalist class makes comprehensive social and economic planning impossible, causing waste and chaos and dragging the entire nation into misery and suffering as its rule deteriorates and declines.”
In January of this year “a new world organisation, United Cities and Local Governments, (certainly a regional government association if ever there was one! ed. ) was launched which will be the interlocutor between local government and the United Nations and will ensure the political representation of local government to the international community. It will progress (sic) local government policies in the key areas of decentralised cooperation, sustainable development, urbanisation, social inclusion and poverty eradication. IULA’s Founding Congress will take place in Paris in May of this year.” Go to http://www.iula-int.org/iula/news.asp for this press release and more information.
I’m glad I’m getting old and won’t have to live too many years under this “failed” socialist system which for some reason unknown to this writer is being accepted by persons on the right as well as the left. President Bush is one of its greatest supporters! I question how our elected officials at the local, state and national level who are implementing this totally alien FAILED system of government, can, in good conscience, pass it on to their children and grandchildren.
Thomas Babington Macauley, London, England, writing to an American on May 23, 1857, said “…Your republic willl be…laid waste by barbarians in the 20th Century…”
Charlotte T. Iserbyt