… Dubuque was pressured to cede large swathes of its governing authority to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which has forced the city to direct its limited low-income “Section 8” housing resources, not to its own needy citizens, but to voucher-holders from Chicago.
… by effectively treating Dubuque and Chicago as part of the same “region,” HUD was able to declare Dubuque’s low-income housing point system discriminatory. Since the vast majority of Section 8 applicants from Chicago were African-Americans, Dubuque’s preferences for citizens of its own city, county, and state were deemed racist.
Refusal to submit to HUD’s dictates would have led to the withdrawal of federal funding, a lawsuit for supposed discrimination, or both. The cowed elected officials of Dubuque accordingly signed a “voluntary” (in truth, forced) consent agreement that effectively ceded control of the city’s housing policy to HUD for at least five years.
… as of January 2015, the percentage of African-American voucher users in Dubuque was larger than the percentage of African-Americans living in Chicago … The feds have essentially commandeered Dubuque to solve Chicago’s public housing shortage.
Dubuque shows that, over time, Obama’s AFFH rule could spell the end of local government in America.
HUD presented the struggling town with an offer it could not refuse. Submit to colonization by the Chicago ghetto and not only do you keep getting federal funds, we don’t crush you with a lawsuit for being “racists.”
Since the colonists don’t have to work for a living, they can dedicate themselves to reproducing at a faster rate than the original inhabitants of Dubuque, the economy of which will be destroyed by the increasing drain of the parasitical invaders planted there by the federal government. Soon it will be indistinguishable from any other rancid, hopeless ghetto — just like your town, sooner or later.
April 2009- The Washington Post branch of the Dhimmicrat Party: Obama Steps Up Efforts to Stop Gun, Drug Trafficking Across Mexican Border
… financial sanctions provide an additional tool against the organizations, whose drug and gun trafficking has proved exceedingly difficult to curtail. Mexico, for example, has seized more than 35,000 firearms from narco-traffickers since December 2006, and both governments say 90 percent of the weapons originated in the United States.
The effort to curb the southbound flow of what some have called an “iron river of guns” has faced heavy obstacles, including limited resources, relatively open access to firearms and political opposition to tighter gun regulation.
In summary, WaPo reported that 90% of guns used by Mexican drug runners originated in American gun stores – as a direct result of Americans’ rejection of gun control. It was lie. A big, contrived, manufactured lie.
I hope you remember that in 2009-2010, both (THHO)Obama and Hillary were mouthing that 90% lie in preparation for gun control push. But then a few things happened.
First, a border patrol agent was murdered by Mexican drug runners – on American soil.
Two, the general public learned – in spite of the administration and media – that ATF had been allowing and actually facilitating the smuggling of guns into Mexico. Two of those guns were used to murder the border patrol agent.
Three, the real numbers – from which the 90% lie had been cherry-picked – were revealed.
The myth that legal guns sales in the United States are responsible for Mexican drug cartel violence took another serious blow last week when an ATF official testified in Congress that only eight percent of weapons recovered in Mexico came through licensed U.S. gun dealers.
… the 90 percent figure came from the number of guns that the Mexican authorities turned over to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. Ninety percent of the firearms turned over to the ATF were determined to be from the United States.
But only a fraction of the guns recovered by the Mexican authorities were turned over to the ATF, because most of the weapons recovered had markings that clearly identified their origins in other countries.
The effects of “Fast and Furious” were brought home in a personal way to John Dodson on December 14, 2010. When U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered a colleague told Dodson that “it was one of the Fast and Furious guns.” A pair of assault rifles that ATF allowed to walk the previous year were found at Agent Terry’s murder scene …
The whole ugly program smacks of an anti-gun political agenda gone terribly wrong. Is it possible that we are seeing some of the unintended consequences of an executive level plan to crack down on the legal weapons business in the United States by creating a crisis and then exploiting it for political purposes?
Very early in Barack Obama’s Presidency, he and his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, along with his unscrupulous gun-running Attorney General Eric Holder, attempted to manufacture the so-called “90-percent lie.”
They swore, repeatedly and in public, that 90% of the firearms being recovered in Mexico came from unscrupulous firearms dealers in the United States.
That claim was an abject an intentional lie.
Of course, it goes without saying that if the (THHO)Obama administration and the media had their way none of this would have seen light of day. ATF would still be funneling guns to Mexican murderers. (THHO)Obama, Hillary and Holder may have achieved some success in additional anti-gun legislation (or executive actions). Gun owners and gun dealers would have been vilified as facilitators of drug dealers. More Americans would have died at or near the border. Rights and freedoms would have been trampled.
The fact is this: a handful of gun-rights bloggers are solely responsible for these truths being brought into daylight. I credit them with stalling (THHO)Obama’s original anti-gun agenda, with revealing the F&F corruption in DOJ and ATF, with the slap-down of the 90% lie.
Primary among those bloggers was Mike Vanderboegh of the blog Sipsey Street Irregulars – to whom a great debt is owed by all of us.
And unfortunately, a debt that is now due.
… the doctors have told him he is not long of this world. As we all know, his financial situation due to years of disability and devotion to the larger issue of self-sacrifice for freedom is terrible. He is doing what he can to get his affairs in order, but the reality is, his wife will be left in really bad shape. I would like to help with a funding appeal.
… You’ll note I called it a “gratitude offering.” That’s proper, as this is being directed to those of you who have received value from Mike’s work over the years.
… “Fast and Furious.” Few know the first report came from Mike, and how creatively and hard he worked after that to dig out more exclusive information, and to make certain the story got noticed by politicians and the press.
The entire movement to restore recognition of the right to keep and bear arms — and more — owes Mike for his uncompromising leadership, for his refusal to comply, and for the risks he has assumed with acts of public defiance.
I pay my debts.
~~ via WireCutter
And for the sequel trailer …
~~ via BandOfMothers
Trump fills a vacuum that shouldn’t be there in the first place and it wouldn’t be there if America had a president worth the name.
big government politicians in general—and the progressive wing of the Democrat Party in particular—is obsessed with restricting access not to those firearms that are most commonly used in actual street crime (concealable handguns), but are instead obsessed with those semi-automatic, magazine-fed intermediate caliber rifles that most clearly and obviously would serve as “modern muskets” for the contemporary unorganized militia.
It’s not about stopping crime.
It’s about establishing control.
Armed citizens are hard to control.