Thursday, May 5, 2011

Property Rights Under Attack In NJ Re-zoning Land Grab

Michael Edwards
Activist Post

Eminent Domain has been used throughout the nation to employ a technique whereby the State can request the sacrifice of personal property in the name of "the greater good."  Generally there has been some semblance of attempting to hide the collectivist nature of Eminent Domain by properly compensating landowners for their loss.

However, a small town in New Jersey sets the stage for a new form of Eminent Domain where private land can be seized -- in perpetuity -- with zero compensation.  Under the guise of environmentalism, the town of Kingwood is a prime example of a Communist-style land grab which is at the heart of a global move toward the restriction of personal property rights.

By diktat, Mayor Phillip Lubitz is spearheading the re-zoning of an area along Route 12 to preserve, "rural character and existing scenic views and vistas within and along the Route 12 Corridor."  Sounds noble, except for the fact that there has been no discussion of fair market compensation for land that will be seized.  And Lubitz hasn't stopped there; he has now proposed an amendment to the Solar Ordinance which will issue a permanent deed restriction on 50% of private land.  This move not only violates the restrictions on Eminent Domain found in the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, but it actually removes the economic potential of private landowners permanently and without compensation.  Furthermore, it reduces the capacity of solar projects, which is a net negative on the environment.  

The new proposal includes the classically Communist language: "to better serve the public interest."  However, such a wrongheaded approach, which not only steals assets from residents, but also penalizes both individual landowners as well as the economic potential of the community in which they live flies in the face of logic, as well as American values.  As illustrated by Kingwood resident Adam Belle:
This would be like the governor signing a bill that would allow the state to immediately seize control of 50 percent of your assets like your checking and savings accounts, CDs, 401(k), IRA, stocks, bonds, etc. thus leaving you forever with no ability to use or profit from that portion of your investments. We would call that stealing and no one would stand for it, yet this is exactly what Mayor Lubitz is doing by signing this solar amendment...
when the committee adopted this change dropping economic production by 50 percent or more, they knew that solar developers would simply have to pull out, leaving Kingwood’s residents high and dry. What is mindboggling to me is that all of the sale or land lease profits along with all tax revenues from embracing clean renewable energy will no longer benefit anyone here in Kingwood, but rather it will immediately benefit our surrounding townships instead.
This is a precise display of criminalizing independence through regulation -- a trend that we are seeing across the entire spectrum of American life, from FDA food and supplement control to excessive business licensing to Federal moves to steal land from states through "stewardship programs" such as Treasured Landscapes and other sweet-sounding propaganda designed to mask outright theft.  In short, it is dictatorship through bureaucracy.

Wildlands (Agenda 21) map of land redistribution
A land grab such as this one seems to have only one true goal, and it is the goal that is stated within the UN-directed sustainable development control mechanism Agenda 21.  Adam Belle is quite correct to bluntly state that Kingwood township is bringing Communism to their small community -- or, if one prefers: Collectivism.  Land ownership is the primary source of freedom and wealth, while land theft is a hallmark of totalitarian countries that employ the use of "corridors" and "the greater public good" to seize private property and direct development only as the State sees fit -- normally into the coffers of government-connected corporate interests.  Sub categories of Agenda 21 include The Wildlands Project and its Orwellian-named counterpart, Smart Growth, both of which include an action plan to remove people and eliminate resource extraction from over 50% of America's landscape. It is a move that above all encourages high-density development . . . whether it's logical or not.

Kingwood will attempt to fight back and preserve its independence at a Township Committee Meeting at 7 p.m. tonight, May 5.  Their call to action is succinctly stated:
We need to immediately repeal those parts of this amendment that are unethical, unconstitutional, and just plain unfair before it’s too late and we, the residents of Kingwood, lose this window of opportunity to benefit from clean renewable energy and having our taxes lowered at the same time.
Some 600 local governments have signed on to Agenda 21-style initiatives. Hopefully Kingwood can follow in the footsteps of Maryland County in being among the first to resist this collectivist model of land and wealth redistribution.

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Anonymous said...

Did you notice the Mayor is a Jew. The same pack of wolves that confiscated land in Russia and exterminated peasants as a class in 1917.

Anonymous said...

Nice article. United Nations Agenda 21,"sustainable development", is indeed nothing but a communist land grab. It is a bad cancerous disease that infests almost all of our cities and counties. They rarely call it what it is under the name Agenda 21 and many times your local city or county officials won't have a clue what Agenda 21 is nor what I.C.L.E.I. is.
While we the people are being controlled and collectivized and losing our private property rights, the bureaucrats are in cahoots with big often international corporations to give away our highways, our homesteads and utitlities and infrastructure for their big buddies to make money off of and tax and toll us to financial penury. Texas legislature is busy right now with about 12 bad road bills to steal our roads and make us pay tolls for every little commute. Traitors all!

Anonymous said...

Hopefully the fully asleep people that donate any money to the evil groups like the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Defenders of Wildlife, Earth Justice, Center for the Biological Diversity and the rest of Marxist scum they will understand this is the plan to turn us all into slaves. You are no donating to help the planet or the animals you just gullible slaves donating to kill freedom. Wake already and stop supporting these Marxist scum.

James Woroble Jr said...


According to the [K]osher [K]olor Chart, green is the new red!


"We Jews, we the destroyers, will remain the destroyers forever. NOTHING that you will do will meet our needs and demands. We will forever destroy, because we need a world of our own, a God-world, which it is not in your nature to build." --"You Gentiles"p.155 Maurice Samuel


Both Communism and International Bankers (Zionists) have a programme for the establishment of a single World Government, the former having been financed by the latter. "This world- wide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilisation, and the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence, and impossible equality, has been steadily growing. And this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America, have become the undisputed masters of the world. --Winston Churchill, Illustrated Sunday Herald, Feb. 8th 1920


Watchdog said...

Thanks Michael as this sheds more light on how this is not just affecting us here in Kingwood. They tabled the Scenic Corridor rezoning to next month and we are still working to overturn the Solar Ordinance stealing our land. I've linked to your site and details on our fight can be found at:

Activist said...

Hello Watchdog,

Thank you very much for the update and for linking to us. Best of luck defeating this; keep up the great work! -- Michael

Anonymous said...

I read a book where this situation was happening in the future in the US and an underground syndicate was formed by hit men and trained to go after the main people in power of doing these agenda 21 type things- since trying to stop it legally wasn't working. It's scary to think this would happen in the US! We are becoming a country of power hungry fools.

Watchdog said...

True to his cowardly form, Mayor Phil Lubitz and the Kingwood Township Committee, at their regular meeting tonight, again tabled the two rezoning ordinances for the Route 12 corridor until their next regular meeting because adequate notice has still not gone out. Really? After two months of Public Hearings being scheduled and tabled over the course of three different meeting agendas, they really expect us to believe there is a legitimate reason they “still” haven’t provided notice… come on Phil!

It sounds like Mayor Lubitz is conveniently hoping to stall new backlash from his constituents over stealing 50% of these Route 12 property owner’s rights and land values until after the primary election. At that point, he will have no problem proceeding with his Route 12 plans and will go back on his word by adopting these ordinances even after he has stated on the record that, He “will not vote for any ordinance that reduces a landowner’s property value.”

He has already caught himself in this lie by adopting the solar amendment in April that forces land owners to forever deed restrict 50% or more of their land without just compensation as our Constitution requires. This fact was pretty obvious tonight, June 2nd, at the township committee meeting when he and his colleagues went into Executive Session in order to discuss the current lawsuit against them and the planning board for mandating this unconstitutional and harshly punitive deed restriction.

For the latest updates and rebuttals to the campaign lies he is spreading, check out

Anonymous said...

You people need to stand firm and remove him from office.

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