“Smarty Pants” vs “Dumb Bunnies”?
Lynne M. Taylor
For the Patriot Institute
My fellow Patriots, how often do you follow the Congressional trail of legislation?
If you’ve read any of my articles over the course of my research, you know the trail is long. You also know just how many times we’ve seen our Senators and Representatives assume We the People are a bunch of ‘dumb bunnies’ when it comes to connecting the dots between good governing and bad governing. If you’re like me, you have experienced the ‘smarty pants’ condescending attitudes long enough.
The “Smart City” Bills:
Patriots, in the current Session of Congress (the 115th), there’s a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives (HR 3895) called the “Smart Cities and Communities Act”. It’s ‘sister’ is S 1904 (also bears the same name).
While these two bills may not stir your hearts into a patriotic ‘Not on my watch’ attitude. They should. Briefly stated, here’s why: increased federal government footprint in our cities and towns.
The much more involved answers are what I’ll focus on in the remainder of this article.
Smart Cities are Un-American:
Patriots, below is a screen shot of a UN (United Nations) derived ‘Smart City’:
Where did I get this slide? It was included in my Oct. 2017 article titled ‘The Lowdown in NOLA‘. In this article I laid out just how Smart Cities can be tied to massive data tracking and data mining. Not only are Smart Cities part of the UN’s SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), the foundation for them has been embraced by Congress well before now. This data mining and tracking impacts education (in your schools, even if you homeschool), your home’s use of utilities, and, SO much more.
The 2017 article also connected the IEEE (“The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.”) to the United Nations for you. You’ll also find which cities and towns across America are UN breeding grounds for Smart Cities.
The agenda behind the “Smart Cities” has not as much to do with saving energy or helping the Earth as much as it is about total control of you as a citizen.
Take for example, the town I live in (Mooresville, NC). It’s considered a mid-size town. However, back in 2016, I was able to access the city budget and tie it to, not only the “Smart Cities” but also how our tax dollars are being used without our consent. If city officials would bother to ask the citizens, I’m sure no one would say, “Why yes, please use my hard earned money to undermine my nation.” Because the UN’s SDGs contain education, it’s very easy to connect “Smart Cities” to the global and federal overreach into local education. This is all laid out for you in the 2016 article.
Patriots, I know, you know the UN’s SDGs are part of Agenda 21. However, Agenda 21 has been ‘re-branded’. It’s now “2030 Agenda”. (*Note: the “Low Down in NOLA” will discuss that to a degree.)
The “Smart Cities” Bills Increase Big Government:
Patriots, both the Senate and House versions of “Smart Cities and Communities Act” increase a federal overreach into your hometowns. In the House’s version, an Interagency Council will be created. The purpose of the Council? A streamlined federal-to-local funding and activities ‘tunnel’. Existing federal departments and agencies involved:
HUD (U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development)
U.S. Dept. of Energy
U.S. Dept. of Commerce
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
U.S. Dept. of Labor
Also, the NSF (National Science Foundation) will head up this Council with the director of the agency deciding what is and isn’t .
Patriots, the NSF is the government funded agency which has been in partnership with many global groups, including the UN. The NSF is also the one agency which has influenced Congress (as well as Presidents) for the ‘need’ for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Math). STEM is straight out of the SDGs and Agenda 21. The NSF came up the the acronym as a marketing tool. (*Note: for how deep the partnership between NSF and UN (under its UNESCO branch) goes, as well as identifying the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations as involved members with their Green Revolution movement, go here. Patriots, both Foundations are also part of the Common Core State Standards Machine.)
Also in the House’s version is how much the U.S. Dept. of Labor will spearhead for “Smart Cities”. The 2014 WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) will ‘justify’ the need for technology jobs (which means education must align to technology) to boost the economy.
Right now, the House has HR 3895 in 4 different Committees and 1 Sub Committee. (These are: Energy and Commerce Committee; Science, Space, and, Technology Committee; Education and Workforce Committee; and, Foreign Affairs. The Sub-Committee is Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Contrast all this with the Senate’s version (S 1904). It gives the bigger share of responsibility to the U.S. Dept. of Commerce. The Senate has their version in only 1 Committee: Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Found in the closing pages of S 1904 is how the Secretary of the State will work with other US Departments to involve private ‘stakeholders’ in trade and jobs for Americans. Other organizations are also included.
It’s also stated that all this will be done ‘to assist in achieving United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change commitments.’
(*Note: the Paris Agreement is only 1 part of the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change. President Trump did remove the US from the PA (Summer 2017), but not the entire Convention. The Congressional bills are both from Autumn 2017.)
Both versions will use global smart city best practices to implement here in the US. Both versions also will see more federal taxpayer dollars used as investments in your towns. Both bills have the NSF Director setting the parameters for what happens before the Interagency Council carries it out. A GAO (Government Accounting Office) study will also be conducted for how effective all this activity is to be. The taxpayer cost for all this?
$20 million for each of the Fiscal Years 2018-2022. That’s $100 million in total, Patriots.
Not only is this taxation without representation, it’s being done to satisfy global agenda points, NOT American made strategies.
Along with all the ‘smartness’ involved is the fact that our privacy as citizens (via data tracking and mining) is being assaulted (a very ‘dumb’ move by our government).
Patriots, these bills are still sitting in their respective Committees and haven’t seen much action since 2018 began, but that doesn’t mean these bills won’t become active at some point. Worse yet, is that these types of bills are re-introduced as ‘new’ bills in upcoming Sessions.
As long as we are involved with the UN in ANY way, dumb legislation to over-regulate smart Americans WILL happen!