HUD a Trojan horse for places that don’t want inner-city residents
The U.S. department of Housing and Urban Development, once headed by Andrew Cuomo (a left-wing tyrannical reprobate in my humble opinion), was admonished by the SCOTUS for violating the free speech rights of citizens who opposed HUD-financed housing in their neighborhoods (see “HUD officers liable for violating First Amendment rights of activists,” Reporters Committee For Freedom Of The Press, 2/2/2000). These citizens had to spend large sums of money to defend themselves.
It has now come to light that public housing managers have been confiscating Bibles and other religious literature under the department’s control and this has been happening for some time. ACLJ executive director Jordan Sekulow stated that, “religious organizations that currently, or in the future may, participate in department programs would continue to be targeted and burdened unequally merely because of their faith-based nature” (see “Civil Liberties Group Pushes HUD to Halt Confiscation of Bibles in Public Housing,” Mark Tapscott
During the waning years of the Obama administration HUD attempted to forcibly desegregate predominantly white and affluent communities (see “Obama Set To Force Affordable Housing Into Affluent Communities,” Joseph Curl, The Washington Times, 6/11/2015, and “Obama’s last act is to force suburbs to be less white and less wealthy,” Paul Sperry, The New York Post, 3/8/2016). One result was that crime followed the recipients of HUD funds to their safer neighborhoods, ruining the quality of life for existing residents; this is just another example of the many socialist experiments that have miserably failed, Sweden being an excellent example (see “Socialism Didn’t Work In Sweden,” Susanna Hoffman, The Federalist, 6/25/2019, “Socialism: The Failed Idea That Never Dies,” Rainier Zitelmann, Forbes, 3/16/2020, and “America’s First Experiment With Socialism,” Meredith Tunney, Townhall, 6/09/19).
“The Negro Family — The Case for National Action,” Daniel Patrick Moynihan, U.S. Department of Labor, 1965, is a report over 50 years old and presciently shows that in spite of the trillions of dollars spent on welfare — a socialist program if there ever was one — the socio-economic condition of those from the ghetto has only gotten worse.
Communities, especially those that are already affluent and who do not want inner-city residents, typically from failed single-parent households, should think twice about taking monies offered by HUD’s socialist “unwell-fare” programs; they are not getting a free lunch, instead they are getting a Trojan horse.
And finally, to those in HUD who may be reading this letter, don’t even think about threatening me using the Fair Housing Act as cover because you’ll lose when I defend myself………..with the First Amendment and an experienced attorney.
“Insanity (is) doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” -Albert Einstein-
CHARLES F. HEIMERDINGER