Over the last two years, the Democrat’s equity agenda has hit America hard, and it’s about as un-American as it can get. The American dream is relatively simple, if you work hard and play by the rules, you can create opportunities to fulfill your dreams, whatever they may be. The key word is “opportunity.” There is never a guarantee.
Still, Democrats want to change what it means to be an American. The equity agenda is all about stripping equal opportunity for equal outcomes. It’s an impossible attainment. For one, it requires the power of government to achieve. Second, corruption is bound to follow whenever the government controls something, whether it’s the economy or your choices.
Over the last decade, corporations and the educational system have scurried to institute the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) agenda. Under President Joe Biden, the government is racing to implement the non-equal opportunity agenda by exerting government control on as much as it believes it can get away with.
Now, the Biden administration wants to alter the fabric of suburban communities. For generations, those who attained a certain standard of life, wanted some green grass for their children to play on, and a more relaxing community will be threatened by the equity agenda.
On January 19, the administration announced it would force all towns across the country to submit “Equity Plans” to show how they will compel communities to provide affordable low-cost, high-rise housing, transportation, and other resources for low-income people. If they don’t, the federal government is threatening to withhold federal dollars to meet their commitments.
Now, this is clearly unconstitutional. The Supreme Court has ruled numerous times over the last few decades that the executive branch cannot threaten to withhold funds legislated by Congress based on political conditions. Still, that isn’t going to stop them from trying despite Biden being the most judicially blocked president in modern history (I’ll save this for a later article).
It’s all under the guise of “fair housing.”
Still, what is “fair?”
Under the guise of equity, anyone can live in a nice suburb whether they’ve earned the money to live in such a place or not. After all, you didn’t earn the right to live anywhere you want.
For most people, their homes are their most significant assets, and it’s a legitimate concern to ask if this is appropriate from numerous angles.
Is it economically wise?
Is it even constitutional?
Of course, those two issues don’t matter. If anyone raises them, the opponents of single-family zoning declare those who challenge them to be racist, selfish, and greedy.
Still, can you imagine the financial toll on a local community?
I served as the chairman of the board of Supervisors in a 6,000-member community in Pennsylvania. I can tell you this would devastate local community budgets, force higher taxes, and reduce the quality of life.
Many fire departments don’t have the proper rigs or equipment to handle high-rise buildings. There are potentially millions of dollars in community resources just for this single issue. What about transportation infrastructure such as roads, sewage, and water? What about the cost of running a public transportation system? Let’s not forget about police, which in many communities is the most expensive line item in a municipal budget.
Not only that but what about the fabric of a community?
People moved to these places because they could afford a certain standard of living. Before someone throws out race, black Americans are moving to the suburbs faster than any other demographic.
Still, it’s blatantly apparent that Democrats believe everyone has a right to the same lifestyle regardless of whether or not they earned enough money to pay for it.
Where does this end?
Will the government force restaurants to provide tables for “affording” dining?
There’s no limit to how far they can go.
Still, Democrats have decried the socialism label. Yet, isn’t the equity movement founded on the principles of socialism?
The real question is, is there a point at which Americans realize the threat to our Republican democracy and your right to an equal opportunity for a better life without government intrusion, including but not limited to demagoguing and the woke agenda?
An election is kicking off soon. This time next year, primaries will be held all over the country.
Conservatives can’t wait until then to campaign.
It starts now!
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