The Federal “Office of Livability”

Monday, July 6, 2009
Posted in category Lifestyle Fascism

James Oberstar (D., Minn.), chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, wants to establish a federal Office of Livability that will tell Americans when they can drive, where they can drive, what they can drive, and how they will live. And of course, this will include a Livability Czar who will “ensure that States and metropolitan areas achieve progress towards national transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals.” Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood recently said he wants to “coerce people out of their cars.” Through force, LaHood said, “I think we can change people’s behavior.” LaHood, in fact, is so entirely arrogant, he actually said this at the National Press Club:

“Some conservative groups are wary of the livable communities program, saying it’s an example of government intrusion into people’s lives,” said the moderator. “How do you respond?”

“About everything we do around here is government intrusion in people’s lives,” said LaHood. “So have at it.”

My response is, How do you respond to that? Because government officials reign supreme in LaHood’s empowered world, why would anyone dare question their coercion, violence, and force? George Will, for one, was considered an ass for questioning LaHood’s forced way of life. Will referred to LaHood as the Secretary of Behavior Modification.

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2 Responses to The Federal “Office of Livability”

  1. Shannon says:

    July 6th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    I have been reading up on enviro-fascism compliments of Mark Levin in his book Liberty and Tyranny. The reality is that all these do-gooder environmentalists want us to pick up the tab for legislating new measures to protect mother earth. The green should be renamed the greenback. Another way for elites to fatten their pocketbooks. In my opinion, being environmentally conscious stems from having general common sense-not adhering to some statist policy on the matter. We all know not to throw trash out the window, be wasteful or blow smoke in a persons face. Why should it be legislated? It is about money. Honestly, the environment today is so much better than it was decades ago. We have sanitation systems in place that have cut bacteria related deaths immensely.

  2. Bruce says:

    July 6th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    It’s depressing to read articles like this….its as if fellow citizens have lost their minds.
    If it was only these lame brain congress people proposing this crap it wouldn’t be so bad. BUT, there will be an army of Obama Sheep that actually welcome this.

    Leftist fools don’t see the connection between limiting auto travel and the further crippling of the auto industry, the destruction of the travel/hotel industry and on and on. The cumulative & massive loss of jobs and wealth does not bother the Left at all.
    Better we should all WALK or ride bicycles to our government job, wearing drab but solar-reflecting clothes, and eat government-approved rations.
    Wait a minute!!!…..Thats what it USED to be like in China! Amazing!!
    While China is moving INTO the 21st century, we in the US are going BACK to the 19th century…..

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