July 29, 2016 Radio Commentary

Social-Engineering Neighborhoods

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, July 29, 2016 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

In the U.S. Senate several weeks ago, Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced an amendment to stop another massive federal power-grab. His amendment would have de-funded the new housing rule that authorizes federal bureaucrats to dictate where low-income residents live.

When Congress passed the “Affirmatively Further Fair Housing (AFFH)” regulation, HUD received power to overrule local zoning ordinances concerning housing, and conduct local surveys nation-wide to locate and move welfare recipients into any city, town, zip code, or neighborhood HUD deems not diversified enough.

Of course, the plan is unconstitutional. It interferes with local control, and, under the auspices of the federal executive branch, makes the Housing and Urban Development agency a National Zoning Board with power to rezone any community anywhere along income and racial lines, with no regard for the wishes of local residents.

Although regionalism is unconstitutional, the plan deliberately ignores state boundaries in favor of regions. Case in point is Dubuque, Iowa that was coerced into recruiting welfare recipients from Chicago, Illinois to live in Dubuque’s tax-subsidized low-income housing. Continue reading

June 7, 2013 Radio Commentary

S.B. 104 Impedes Regional Government

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, June 7, 2013 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Good morning, Jim.  Most of us have heard Edmund Burke’s powerful statement: “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing!”  Switch it around and it becomes, “All that’s necessary for good to triumph is that good men do what’s right!”

Today I’ll talk about Senator Frank Ginn, an engineer and farmer from Danielsville, Georgia, a good man who’s done right.  The “right” thing he did was to introduce for a second time a bill to restore constitutional government to Georgia’s municipalities and communities.

In 2011 after getting S.B. 86 passed with enough votes to override the governor’s veto, he took the governor’s suggestion and tried again later, which he did in 2013 by introducing S.B. 104 that passed the last day of the session.  When the governor signed it May 7th, it became Act 341, which takes effect July 1st. Continue reading