Granite State Future is essentially a federal snatch and grab-bag that runs an end-around on your state and local officials, and earlier today I posted an alert about them trolling into Meredith New Hampshire at 5:30 this evening.
You should learn more but for those who want to skip the study guide and all the gobbledygook and boil it all down to it’s simplest–most offensive–form, let’s just call it concentrated evil, here are two pull-quotes regarding what the programs proponents have to say about barriers to implementing their Granite State Future…
Identifying and Overcoming Barriers – One of the steps in the visioning and planning process to be used by each region will be to identify existing and potential barriers to ensuring sustainable communities and to articulate the strategies the regions will use to mitigate or overcome each barrier. Anticipated barriers include NH’s strong tradition of individual property rights and resultant resistance to planning and zoning;
It further states in the following paragraph:
“During the planning process the Regional Advisory Committee will identify any additional common barriers and strategies and bring these to the Sustainability Policy Committee. The Policy Committee (whose members include decision makers from the DOT, DES, OEP, etc.) will work together to identify potential statewide strategies for reducing and / or eliminating the barriers.”
To quote Tim Carter, who like Ken Eyring and others have worked long and hard to expose GSF and the Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI) for what it really is…
“There is absolutely no uncertainty in those above statements. Translated: Private property rights are under attack by Granite State Future.”
Just let that sink in. Individual property rights are a barrier. You, owning property, and unwilling to do what they tell you you must do, is a barrier. You unwilling to give up land or water rights on your property. You refusing to handle any aspect of land management on your property is a barrier to them. Your property. What you do, grow,harvest, collect (as in rain water), could run contrary to their plan and your desire to continue doing it could be a barrier to their agenda.
So the unelected members of the Regional Planning Commissions(RPC’s) along with unelected bureaucrats in State and Federal agencies, will work together to eliminate those barriers to advance the program (regardless of you or your property rights), and if your town signs on to GSF (in case you did not know this) your elected representatives (local or state) have no voice and neither do you. The plan is set up that way.
If that doesn’t chill you to the bone I don’t know what would.