County Commissioners Must Defend Property Rights, by Jim Jordan

County Commissioners Must Defend Property Rights, by Jim Jordan

Published: Feb 9, 2011 at 12:16 pm

By Jim Jordan, candidate for Chester County Commissioner

“Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work air conditioning, and suburban housing – are not sustainable”

This quote should strike fear into every American who loves liberty. The author, none other than Maurice Strong – socialist, senior adviser to the Commission on Global Governance, and driving force behind the concept of “sustainability” – was also the driving force behind the proven fraud of man-made global warming, which turned out to be a method of wealth redistribution.

Seven years ago I joined my local municipal Planning Commission, which was working on its Comprehensive Plan created under the guidelines outlined in the Chester County document called “Landscapes”. Reading through this document, I found what appeared to be inconsistencies with land rights granted under our Constitutions. I brought these inconsistencies up with the planner and others but was told it really did not matter; our Comprehensive Plan was adopted into law.

Last year, the Chester County commissioners sent out the draft of “Landscapes 2” for the review of planning commissions in Chester County. Like its previous incarnation, I had questions on this document. I forwarded questions to the Commissioners regarding:

  1. What is the source of authorship of “Landscapes 2”?
  2. What is the Constitutionality of specific items such as creating riparian buffers on private property?
  3. Why, in the midst of the greatest recession since the Great Depression, which was caused by social engineering of the federal government attempting to create affordable housing, would our local government suggest creating more of the same?

My questions to County Commissioners remain unanswered and the County adopted “Landscapes 2” in 2010.

In my effort to find answers I have learned that “sustainable development” is in fact a mandate. Although its roots are much older, the United Nations at its 1992 Earth Summit publicly launched the global movement known as Agenda 21. George H.W. Bush signed this soft law agreement on behalf of the United States and in 1993 Bill Clinton established by executive order, the President’s Council on sustainable development.

I took my position on my Planning Commission seriously and questioned the origins of “sustainable development.” Specifically, sustainable development demands designating privately-owned property as greenway corridors, buffer zones, and biosphere reserves. Often times such designations come without any compensation whatsoever for the land owner, calling into serious question our inalienable property rights. These mandates obviously violate our Constitutional rights.

We also know that Maurice Strong, genitor of “sustainable development” is the same fraud who was the main impetus of carbon credits surrounding global warming.

Every liberty loving American should question these mandates. If not, we may in fact be the generation which gave up property rights. I want my children to know that I questioned it and did so boldly. Will you?

Jim Jordan is president of County Corvette Sales, Inc., a specialty automobile group located in West Chester, PA. Jim is currently a candidate for Commissioner in Chester County.