Congress up to vote on stopping Obama from taking over zoning laws

While our attention has been elsewhere, one of the most draconian acts of this administration can be stopped by Congress with the Gosar Amendment. Obama has plans to create “utopian” communities and decide who and what lives and is built in our communities. Please write your Rep. Please read the embedded links in the post below for this chilling attack on our freedom. Here we go:

This week marks the moment of truth for the effort to defund President Obama’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation — a stunningly ambitious attempt to force Americans to change the way they live. AFFH seeks to use the power of the national government to create communities of a certain kind, each having what the federal government deems an appropriate mix of economic, racial, and ethnic diversity.

Stanley Kurtz frames the issue this way:

Who controls the zoning in your town — your local elected government or Barack Obama? Who controls decisions in your neighborhood about where schools, shopping malls, and apartment buildings are located — your local elected government or Barack Obama? Who controls whether you live in a densely packed neighborhood with real barriers to travel by automobiles, or a car-friendly bedroom suburb — you or Barack Obama? That’s what Congress is about to decide.

The Obama administration’s Housing & Urban Development department is embarking on a social engineering experiment that wipes out one of the fundamental functions of local government – making neighborhood zoning decisions.

Through its Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation, the president is seeking to diminish both liberty and local autonomy – hoping to supplant the foundational American ideal of equality of opportunity with the far left’s vision of imposed egalitarian outcomes.

The moment of truth has arrived because this week the Republican congressional leadership will decide how hard to push to include Rep. Paul Gosar’s amendment defunding AFFH in the Transportation Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill. The House passed the Gosar amendment this spring. However, it is far from clear that the Gosar defund language will be retained. That depends on how committed Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan are to its retention.

Ken Blackwell (the former mayor of Cincinnati) and Rick Manning make the case for insisting on the Gosar amendment here. They argue that the amendment is necessary to protect the most fundamental function of local governments – to control over where and what is built in their community.

More at Powerline blog


17 Responses to “Congress up to vote on stopping Obama from taking over zoning laws”

  1. Conservative Thinker Says:

    Reblogged this on America at War and commented:
    Write your representatives!!!


  2. My Article Read (12-10-2015) | My Daily Musing Says:

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  3. Jersey McJones Says:

    No one is forcing communities to take federal housing money, you malevolent idiots.



  4. Alec Says:

    Isn’t this the US enactment of UN Agenda 21/2030 Agenda social planning as ratified/approved by both Republican and Democratic administrations?


    • bunkerville Says:

      I didn’t know it had been ratified. I recall an earlier post I did in 2014
      Obama’s latest Rule: Control of Zoning laws, and a ‘Refugee’ in your neighborhood.


      • Alec Says:

        Hi Bunkerville,
        Your question sent me digging. I wrote it up in a post which will go live next Monday (14 Dec). In brief, Agenda 21 was considered “voluntary” as a means to keep impacted populations quiescent. Nevertheless, the 20 odd years since the 1993 Rio Earth Summit have shown wide implementation throughout the world, and especially in the US.

        The 2030 Agenda is the revised and expanded blueprint. President Obama seems to have publicly adopted it in New York on September 27, 2015. We can say that the executive branch does not have the power. Nevertheless recent history shows that implementation will go forward in the US. As the UN says on their “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” site:

        All countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, will implement this plan.

        And President Obama concurs:

        The adoption of the 2030 Agenda, which sets out a global development vision and priorities for the next 15 years, captures the hopes and ambitions of people around the globe for meaningful change and progress, including here in the United States. **Through the adoption of this historic framework, the United States joins with countries around the world in pledging *to leave no one behind

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Thanks for your hard work on this one. Is your blog under your name? Our GOP congress is more than happy to speed along Obama’s highway apparently.


      • Alec Says:

        Thanks Bunkerville. It’s wearing to read the things that are being done “in our name”. Seems like “we the people” agreed to give up our sovereignty and liberty over very small aspects of our lives more than 2 months ago. Did FOX tell anyone about that in a way they could understand? MSNBC? CNN? Russia Today (sic)? Al Jazeera? Iran TV? They are all a bunch of propaganda outlets with their own adoring masses. And still we move inexorably into a near term future no one is going to like.

        The post will be at: and live on 14 Dec 2015.



  5. Mustang Says:

    The states need to grow a pair …

    Liked by 2 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      They need to send each and every penny they get from the Feds and tell them to you know what.


  6. petermc3 Says:

    Im not holding my breath. Congress defying the emperor is not good politics.

    Liked by 3 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      This will really tell the truth of this story. My bet is they cave.

      Liked by 1 person

    • the unit Says:

      Peter, just something I saw today. Some kind of ad. But I looked it up too.
      Yeah holding your breath can’t win. Why we can’t get rid of politicians and liberals…
      “40 minutes
      A cockroach can live about two weeks without water. Some female cockroaches only mate once and stay pregnant for life! A cockroach can live for up to one week without its head! Cockroaches can hold their breath for up to 40 minutes!
      Cockroaches – Pest World for Kids”

      Liked by 1 person

    • Steve Dennis Says:

      I am with you and Peter, I have a feeling the GOP will cave on this.

      Liked by 1 person

      • bunkerville Says:



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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks again.


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