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Richard Hood: One valley, one threat

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Posted: July 3, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: July 3, 2012 1:55 a.m.
 

One Valley, One Vision, the Los Angeles County general plan for our area, is not radical enough for California, so that state is threatening legal action against our county.

That was the word from county representatives during a recent Castaic Area Town Council meeting.

This is despite the globalist-inspired county plan already stripping away property rights and private investment in the following ways:

If you bought raw land years ago (and paid taxes on that land ever since) in the hopes of funding your retirement or kid’s college tuition by building, say, five homes on 10 acres, how would you feel if the United Nation’s Agenda 21 crowd of believers in our government told you that you could now only put one home on that 10 acres?

How would you feel if they told you that it didn’t matter how you felt about global warming — uh, better make that “climate change” (not that it matters what they call their never-ending series of hysterical crises used to steal your liberty)— because the state feels the Antelope Valley is too far to commute from, so their plan is to herd citizens into high-density corrals — high-rise urban centers near public transportation hubs?

Well, I bet you’d feel like those land-owning citizens who came and heard this straight from the county. I know this is California, but I’m also pretty sure it’s not supposed to be North Korea. The choices are liberty or tyranny.

These citizens who have been robbed by their own government won’t get their property taxes back; they won’t even get a “sorry” from these government functionaries who live off the same taxes.

And yet all this is not extreme enough for our governor, attorney general and Legislature.

This totalitarian, collectivist mindset is often promulgated by non-elected regulators and appointees who are not accountable to the citizens.

They are lackeys who sell out for self-aggrandizement and self-interest just as the Vichy sold out their fellow French.

Their rationale, then as now, is that this is all inevitable — not true historically then or now.

G.K. Chesterton is believed to have said, “When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing — they believe in anything.”

If so, then anything can become a “religious” system. It may not be their theology, but it is their “faith.”

The totalitarian left, even as it projects its shortcomings on others, is going full bore to create a controlling, secular “eco-theocracy” while destroying our liberty and undermining our shared American values.

Dennis Prager of prageruniversity.com names these American values found on every coin: Liberty — From Many People, One People — In God We Trust.

Compare these with the socialist/globalist trinity: Race — Gender — Class.

Which creed is less dividing, more noble, more American?

Independence Day is drawing near. Consider reading the Declaration of Independence out loud with your kids, at least the part about inalienable rights — rights endowed by the Creator, not given by any government, so not to be removed by any government.

Individual and national sovereignty require perpetual vigilance, and without this, we will not be able to pass down to our own kids the benefits of the sacrifices of our forefathers nor the rewards of our own hard work.

Richard Hood is a member of the Castaic Area Town Council.

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