Looks like opening the door to Agenda 21 to me!
Approximately 250 to 260 million people in USA live in the suburbs or cities. That equals 84% of the population. The suburbs and cities take up about 10% of the land.
According to President Obama in his June 9, 2011 Saturday announcement of the new Rural Development Council the percentage of Americans living in rural America is 16%. That seems a small number when you look at it in percents, but that translates into 48 million people live within the other 90% of the lands of the USA whcih includes all the public lands of local, state, and national parks and preserves (near 40% of USA).
There are too many reasons to detail why people live where ever they do, but it is safe to say that in the United States of America today, we have freedom to choose to live on private lands where we want within our means and ingenuity and desires.
The encroachment of the Federal Government through this new RDC will alter the means, ingenuity, opportunities, obligations, and freedoms of Americans to choose where to live. I
Why do I say this?
I believe that Federal “helps” through programs, loans, and new land useages and restrictions, new tax zones, periodic taxbreaks with expirations, will all include requirements, qualifications, repayment schedules, time limits, and expiring options, collateralized debt backed with property to be confiscated if default occurs.
A. Help from the Federal Government always includes strict repayment and compliance with contractual stipulations.
(Two examples are; 1. Student loans must be repaid whether the education results in better lifestyle through jobs or not. 2. Military bonuses also must be forfeited it terms aren’t fulfilled.)
B. This is the same way the 3rd world nations have lost their natural resources to the International Monetary Fund Bank and the World Bank.
Debt is the vehicle that enslaves.
I do not trust the Federal Government to “help” rural people live the lives they choose. It is becoming harder to live in rural areas anywhere in the world, dependence upon oil and world trade are racking up an incredible debt to be paid by all 300 million Americans. More DEBT is not the answer to anyone’s economic woes. Big government and more access to it’s cavernous maw of bankrupt policies and programs will spell the end of rural America. If the rope that the Federal Government offers is taken, it will be the rope that hangs the rural lifestyle in the end.
AGENDA 21 looms large.
24 Departments of the Federal Government are included in this Council as Section 3 of the Executive Order details. This is no small usurpation of authority over rural America. It will over ride state and local governments.
The White House Blog
Rural America: Building Upon a Record of Success
Posted by Secretary Tom Vilsack on June 09, 2011 at 11:23 AM EDT
This morning, President Obama signed an Executive Order establishing a White House Rural Council, the first entity of its kind established to focus on policy initiatives for Rural Americans. The President’s signature on this document represents a truly historic moment for the nation. I am honored to serve as the Chair of the Council and work directly with my Cabinet colleagues from across the federal government to improve the economic conditions and quality of life for millions of Rural Americans.
President Obama has already established an impressive record in rural areas, which the Rural Council will build on. The Administration’s record includes substantial investments in rural America to modernize our Nation’s infrastructure, provide broadband access to 10 million Americans, enhance energy independence, expand educational opportunities, and provide affordable health care. Nevertheless, the President believes that even more needs to be done in order to fully capitalize on the emerging opportunities in Rural America. Despite recent advances, rural communities continue to struggle to maintain the population and businesses needed for sustained economic growth.
The White House Rural Council will focus on actions to better coordinate and streamline federal program efforts in rural America, and to better leverage federal investments. The collaboration will result in better programs and services in rural communities and will maximize the benefits of those programs.
Economic growth, prosperity, and the creation of quality jobs are on the minds of every citizen. This morning, the White House Rural Council met and discussed ways to increase the availability of working capital investment. This is absolutely essential in order for small towns and rural areas to attract new businesses, spur growth and create jobs. This is especially true in the sectors of economic growth involving new technological innovations and development of renewable energy – areas where Rural America has the most promise, but faces the most difficult competitive challenges.
In addition, I am greatly looking forward to utilizing the Rural Council as a means of connecting with Rural America and to continue the important dialogue the Administration has worked to establish with rural communities since 2009 regarding the needs and challenges that Rural America faces. In the coming months, my Cabinet colleagues and I will be communicating with Rural America to ensure that every American is aware of the programs and services they can access. And we will get the most direct and current input from rural stakeholders to ensure we provide the best service possible.
In the end, millions of Americans are counting on us to ensure that young people growing up in rural places have a bright future ahead – that they can envision a tomorrow that includes a job, and a vibrant rural community that they can call home. Ensuring that tomorrow begins with the actions we take today. And today, I am proud to be part of the President’s White House Rural Council and to help “Win the Future” for Rural America.
Tom Vilsack is the Secretary of Agriculture
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
June 09, 2011
Executive Order – Establishment of the White House Rural Council
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America and in order to enhance Federal engagement with rural communities, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy. Sixteen percent of the American population lives in rural counties. Strong, sustainable rural communities are essential to winning the future and ensuring American competitiveness in the years ahead. These communities supply our food, fiber, and energy, safeguard our natural resources, and are essential in the development of science and innovation. Though rural communities face numerous challenges, they also present enormous economic potential. The Federal Government has an important role to play in order to expand access to the capital necessary for economic growth, promote innovation, improve access to health care and education, and expand outdoor recreational activities on public lands.
To enhance the Federal Government’s efforts to address the needs of rural America, this order establishes a council to better coordinate Federal programs and maximize the impact of Federal investment to promote economic prosperity and quality of life in our rural communities.
Sec. 2. Establishment. There is established a White House Rural Council (Council).
Sec. 3. Membership. (a) The Secretary of Agriculture shall serve as the Chair of the Council, which shall also include the heads of the following executive branch departments, agencies, and offices:
(1) the Department of the Treasury;
(2) the Department of Defense;
(3) the Department of Justice;
(4) the Department of the Interior;
(5) the Department of Commerce;
(6) the Department of Labor;
(7) the Department of Health and Human Services;
(8) the Department of Housing and Urban Development;
(9) the Department of Transportation;
(10) the Department of Energy;
(11) the Department of Education;
(12) the Department of Veterans Affairs;
(13) the Department of Homeland Security;
(14) the Environmental Protection Agency;
(15) the Federal Communications Commission;
(16) the Office of Management and Budget;
(17) the Office of Science and Technology Policy;
(18) the Office of National Drug Control Policy;
(19) the Council of Economic Advisers;
(20) the Domestic Policy Council;
(21) the National Economic Council;
(22) the Small Business Administration;
(23) the Council on Environmental Quality;
(24) the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs;
(25) the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs; and such other executive branch departments, agencies, and offices as the President or the Secretary of Agriculture may, from time to time, designate.
(b) A member of the Council may designate, to perform the Council functions of the member, a senior-level official who is part of the member’s department, agency, or office, and who is a full-time officer or employee of the Federal Government.
(c) The Department of Agriculture shall provide funding and administrative support for the Council to the extent permitted by law and within existing appropriations.
(d) The Council shall coordinate its policy development through the Domestic Policy Council and the National Economic Council.
Sec. 4. Mission and Function of the Council. The Council shall work across executive departments, agencies, and offices to coordinate development of policy recommendations to promote economic prosperity and quality of life in rural America, and shall coordinate my Administration’s engagement with rural communities. The Council shall:
(a) make recommendations to the President, through the Director of the Domestic Policy Council and the Director of the National Economic Council, on streamlining and leveraging Federal investments in rural areas, where appropriate, to increase the impact of Federal dollars and create economic opportunities to improve the quality of life in rural America;
(b) coordinate and increase the effectiveness of Federal engagement with rural stakeholders, including agricultural organizations, small businesses, education and training institutions, health-care providers, telecommunications services providers, research and land grant institutions, law enforcement, State, local, and tribal governments, and nongovernmental organizations regarding the needs of rural America;
(c) coordinate Federal efforts directed toward the growth and development of geographic regions that encompass both urban and rural areas; and
(d) identify and facilitate rural economic opportunities associated with energy development, outdoor recreation, and other conservation related activities.
Sec. 5. General Provisions. (a) The heads of executive departments and agencies shall assist and provide information to the Council, consistent with applicable law, as may be necessary to carry out the functions of the Council. Each executive department and agency shall bear its own expense for participating in the Council.
(b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:
(i) authority granted by law to an executive department, agency, or the head thereof; or
(ii) functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
(c) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.
(d) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
June 9, 2011.