Letters to the editor: Readers should do own research

Readers should do own research

In Lonnie Leslie’s video posted on the CNJ website about Clovis’ Affordable Housing Plan (AHP), he makes the statement “(the Air Force) plan has been that they would have enough housing for the people in the lowest ranks and then they expect the higher ranks to live in Clovis and Portales…”

I also find it interesting that real estate agent Max Watt mentions a similar idea in online comments responding to her letter published in the CNJ: “Perhaps blighted areas that could be restored will not be filled with military.”

What’s the point of an “affordable housing plan” for low-income families if the Air Force will provide the lower-income (lower ranking) military families — the ones the government of this community are using to foster support for this “affordable housing plan” — with privatized base housing?

The AHP language includes “smart growth.” This indicates something called a “sustainable development” platform. I challenge your readers to research sustainable development on their own. Research should lead one to a United Nations plan named Agenda 21.

“Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.”

Opening the door to sustainable development in this community is opening the door to a UN policy on a local level.

The AHP cost $15,000 to draft. I assure you, that much money wasn’t spent on research. The majority of that money was used to pay very intelligent people to write a plan that uses language in a way to implement incredibly restrictive plans on personal property and individual choice in a way as to not alarm anyone.

“The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.” — Thomas Jefferson