For the longest time I didn’t. It seemed everything would just roll along, the city council, board of supervisors, and county commissions continuing to do their things. I didn’t pay too much attention to the California State Assembly, either, except to vote. I wasn’t very interested in politics. I just wanted to live my life and pursue making a living and enjoying my family, friends, and hobbies.
Now I’ve learned that when I ignore my local government, they work quietly in the background to change the way I live and the cost of doing business and pursuing happiness. I have discovered that they are quietly working behind the scenes to implement U.N. Agenda 21 (watch 2nd video), and they don’t really care much what we think about it. Their eventual goal is to move us out of our central coast homes and closer to the high speed transit systems we don’t really want, and to get us out of our cars and onto bikes or public transportation to go anywhere we can’t walk. I lived like that when I was in my early twenties and lived in Los Angeles. It was OK. I lived a few blocks from the supermarket, and I loved to walk. Of course, if we wanted to see my parents in Bellflower, the bus trip was two and one half hours one way when driving would have been 45 minutes.
Now I’m almost 70. I live in a rural area surrounded by vineyards. Most of the time it’s a quiet life, close to nature. I worked for it all my life, and I’d like to be able to enjoy it for as long as I’m mobile . I don’t want to live where I am forced to hear my neighbors TV, music, and quarrels. I had enough of that in the city and the suburbs. It’s still only 7 miles to groceries and banking, but it would be pretty tough to haul packages to the UPS Store and post office when I’m doing shipping for my business if I had to use a bicycle. Some of those packages are 30 pounds. Hauling groceries home is also no small feat on a bicycle, and buses usually limit how many sacks you can bring aboard. It’s also not the best solution for the elderly who may be physically disabled.
Of course, even if I did want to sell my house and move to one closer to town, it would cost a fortune. The supervisors have quietly put into place new regulations that require energy audits (at hundreds of dollars) before you can sell your home. Depending upon what they find, you may have to make expensive repairs or even change your windows, doors, heating system, hot water heater — whatever they determine needs to be done — or let the buyer know he will have to do the work. Of course, some of this work may require an expensive building permit — even if all you do is change your hot water heater. I was present when Adam Hill and Jim Patterson showed very clearly that they didn’t care about listening to objections to this. We had all heard the people who would be hired to do the energy audits and implement the improvements asked for the supervisors’ help in regulatory support for their businesses. They got it.
We have an election of County Supervisors coming up very soon. Both Adam Hill and Jim Patterson are up for reelection. We have a chance to vote them out and elect people who will defend our constitutional and property rights. Debbie Arnold is challenging Jim Patterson. She is committed to protecting your private property rights and opposes Agenda 21. Ed Waage will be challenging Adam Hill. Check out where he stands on the issues. It’s time for a change on the Board of Supervisors. They not only serve there, but are also members of the unelected regulatory boards that control much of our lives.