Chris Dodd’s last act: ‘Control the people’ Alarms raised over Democrat senator’s likely final major piece of legislation
By Brian Fitzpatrick|WorldNetDaily
WASHINGTON – Alarms are being raised over what probably is retiring Sen. Christopher Dodd’s last major piece of legislation – the Livable Communities Act, which has been approved by the Senate Banking Committee and now is heading to the Senate floor – for its likely U.N. inspiration and goal of controlling people.
The plan would create a new federal bureaucracy, the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, armed with some $4 billion in federal grants, to pressure local communities into a more “green” development agenda.
Detractors say its priorities can be traced back to the U.N., which at an Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 adopted Agenda 21, outlining the goal of having government control over people.
On its face, the program would have grants to underwrite local community planning efforts that direct actions toward a “sustainable development.”
Dodd, a scandal-plagued Connecticut Democrat, decided last year not to run for re-election in 2010.
The law is promoted as an effort to fight traffic congestion, strip malls and ugly urban sprawl. It would “encourage” local communities to create high-density population centers linked by mass transit networks.
Michael Shaw of Freedom Advocates, a pro-constitutional rights group, told WND, “They call it ‘smart growth.’ It literally means they draw a circle around the community and say nothing will be developed outside of this wall. Land inside the wall goes up in price as shortages develop. You end up with highrises, with people living on the top floors, stores on bottom floors and offices in the middle. Humans wind up living in the sky. They never touch the ground or leave the building.”