As the Obama administration thankfully winds down, its malevolence against the nation-as-founded is only like to grow more intense. Now, they’re even attacking elements of their own constituency: white liberals.
An African-American millionaire can buy a home in any expensive suburb. Color is no longer a barrier. Despite this progress, President Obama’s Department of Housing and Urban Development is accusing expensive towns of racism, simply because most minorities can’t afford to live there.
Westchester County has struggled under a federal monitor since 2009 to compel the county to build multi-unit affordable housing in the county’s most expensive areas.
Hillary Clinton claims to be a warrior against inequality. But her adopted hometown of Chappaqua is battling HUD’s demands — and that means it’s fighting the man believed to top Hillary’s veep shortlist, HUD Secretary Julian Castro. The legal war in Hillary’s backyard is a preview. HUD’s soon-to-be-released regulation, in the works since 2013, will compel affluent suburbs across the nation to build more high-density, low-income housing, plus sewers, water lines, bus routes and other changes needed to support it.
“Compel” — one of the fascist Left’s favorite words — being the operative term here.
Obama’s social engineers will eliminate local zoning requirements to achieve what the HUD rule calls “inclusive communities.” Property values be damned. If you’ve worked hard to afford a home in an affluent neighborhood of single-family houses, you have a lot to lose under this HUD plan. The HUD rule twists the original and laudable intent of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which is to bar housing discrimination. The new rule states towns must “affirmatively further” diversity. If low-income minorities want to move to a town but can’t afford it, the town must “provide adequate support to make their choice viable.”
All part of the plan. The Left sneaks in coercive laws under the false flags of “fairness” and “compassion,” then brings down the boot.
Whether HUD’s plan goes forward will depend largely on how the Supreme Court rules in Texas Dept. of Housing v. Inclusive Communities Project, a lawsuit brought to demand public housing be located in wealthy Dallas suburbs. By the end of June, the court will decide whether Texas is guilty of racism for putting public housing in lower-income areas of Dallas, close to existing public transportation, rather than in costly areas.
Note that “racism,” once thought to be a deplorable social attitude that could be ameliorated via education and exposure, is now a crime. But that’s all in a generation’s work for the Democrats, now officially the Anti-American Party, which they’ve been since 1972 although it decades for them to fully come out of the closet and embrace the label. They’ve apparently decided that their effort to fundamentally transform the American population and electorate via Ted Kennedy’s radical overhaul of the immigration system back in 1965 is now so far gone that it’s irreversible, and it’s time to call in the feds to make whats left of the old nation feel it, good and hard.