By Donna Voetee
Member of the Stakeholder Plus Committee of Sustainable Places Project
IntroductionI am Donna Voetee, a woman made in our Father YHWH Elohim's image and endowed by my Creator with certain unalienable Rights. I am a sovereign by the grace of God. I am one of the People of the United States of America, the State of Texas, and the City of Lockhart. I am currently a member of the Stakeholder Plus Committee of the Sustainable Places Project.
It is my moral duty to speak up and warn others when I see danger or a crime being committed, lest I be held guilty for others' harm or be complicit in wrongdoing. I see both; therefore, this letter serves as a warning as well as exculpation.
The Sustainable Places Project is a grant to Lockhart of software that is part of the Agenda 21 plan to bring all cities and communities of the world under regional governance, which is really global in scope.1. The Sustainable Places Project is an attempt to unlawfully defraud the people of Lockhart of their sovereign power and unalienable rights of life, liberty, and property; their right to a republican form of government; and their right of self-government.
The City of Lockhart's alliance with Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) violates the Lockhart City Charter, the Texas Constitution, and the United States Constitution.
Lockhart City CharterWe, the citizens of Lockhart, Texas, in order to establish a home rule municipal government, provide for the future progress of our City and obtain more fully the benefits of local self-government, do hereby adopt this Home Rule Charter in accordance with the statutes of the State of Texas;The Texas ConstitutionARTICLE 1. BILL OF RIGHTSThat the general, great and essential principles of liberty and free government may be recognized and established, we declare:Sec. 1. FREEDOM AND SOVEREIGNTY OF STATE. Texas is a free and independent State, subject only to the Constitution of the United States, and the maintenance of our free institutions and the perpetuity of the Union depend upon the preservation of the right of local self-government, unimpaired to all the States.Sec. 2. INHERENT POLITICAL POWER; REPUBLICAN FORM OF GOVERNMENT. All political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit. The faith of the people of Texas stands pledged to the preservation of a republican form of government, and, subject to this limitation only, they have at all times the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think expedient.The U.S. ConstitutionArticle IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution: “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a republican form of government.”Let every Lockhart City Council member call to mind the day you raised your hand and took an oath to uphold the Law of the Land, the Constitution of the United States of America, and the laws of the State of Texas, and the Lockhart City Charter.
2. It is critical to tonight’s discussion to understand what is meant by a “republican form of government”.
Let us define “Republic.” This is from Black’s Law Dictionary, 7th Ed.
REPUBLIC. n. A system of government in which the people hold the sovereign power and elect representatives who exercise that power. It contrasts on the one hand with a pure democracy, in which the people or community as an organized whole wield the sovereign power of government, and on the other with the [sovereign] rule of one person, such as a king, emperor, czar, etc.
We see that the FORM of the sovereign power tells us if there exists a republic, a democracy, or a monarchy.
So what is the SOURCE of that sovereign power?
For most of history that we know of, the world lived under the concept of the source of that power coming from a divinity directly to an earthly representative, called the Divine Right of Kings. What the king said was law and the king was god, thus the word “divine”; all life was in his hands.
In England, all power and authority was presumed to come from the Hebrew God, YHWH Elohim.
In 800 A.D., King Alfred recognized that God’s Law was the law for all, and he codified the Ten Commandments into what became known as the English Common Law.
Later on, noblemen in 1066 started to realize that their lands were their lands, and that even the poor man had property rights. Article 31 of the Magna Charta: “Neither we nor our bailiffs shall take, for our castles or for any other work of ours, wood which is not ours, against the will of the owner of that wood.”
In 1382, John Wycliffe translated the Bible into English so that the plowman could be as familiar with Scripture as the Pope and the King.
The printing press came along in 1440 and, to the disappointment of kings and priests alike, men started reading the Bible for themselves. They discovered a marvelous truth: That the same God who gave divine power to the king also gave to each man the power to govern himself. Just as the king had unalienable rights that came from God that no mortal man could take away, each man had the SAME unalienable rights that no king or other governmental force could take away!
By 1644, Samuel Rutherford wrote that not only do men have the same authority as kings, but the kings are under the Law, just as the common man. His book, Lex Rex, was loved by the great-grandfathers of those who would write the founding law for our nation. They read these words:
“I may here dispute whether the king be lord, having a masterly dominion both over men and things. But I first discuss shortly his dominion over his subjects. It is agreed on…that servitude is a penal fruit of sin, and against nature, because all men are born by nature of equal condition. The king hath no proper, masterly, or lordly dominion over his subjects; his dominion is rather fiduciary and ministerial, rather than masterly.”
Do these ideas sound familiar? Of course they do!
They were the foundation for those truths expressed in 1776 and 1789 in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, respectively.
Here we have seen the principles
- that government is to be our servant, not our master, and
- that the role of the ruler’s power is to maintain and guard the sacred trust of the sovereigns also called We the People;
- that rights come from God,
- that they are given to each man when he is born, because men are not born collectively but individually;
- that these rights cannot be taken away because they are not given by man, but by God Himself who gives them to men made in His image;
- that these rights are given because Man is the crowning glory of God’s handiwork and has a responsibility to exercise stewardship over God’s earth;
- and that sovereign men organize in representative governments for the sole purpose of protecting those rights, the basics of which are Life, Liberty, and Ownership of Property. These were radical ideas 300 years ago, ideas for which many men thought worthy enough to give their lives.
3. How does the Sustainable Places Project and CAPCOG, its source, deny this republican form of government?
According to its Bylaws, CAPCOG was created to further REGIONAL GOVERNANCE, an idea that comes from the United Nations.
From CAPCOG's Bylaws, Article 1, Section 1.1.d~~~
(d) The Council's goal is to combine the total resources of its members for regional planning beyond the capabilities of the individual members.
Regionalism denies the right of representative government, and can be traced to 1945 and the United Nations, which was founded by Communists with money from the Rockefeller Foundation.
Regionalism requires the destruction of home-rule and self-government, and the elimination of cities, counties, and states into Regions and Metropolitan areas. The entire nation is divided into six regions, with Texas being in Region 6. Texas is further divided into 24 regions, with CAPCOG being Region 12. As Americans, we expect to be able to attend City Council and County Commissioner meetings. Sorry, only elected office holders are welcome at regional meetings. These soviet-style councils have no right in making rules and regulations for sovereign Americans who are guaranteed a Republican Form of Government.
Regionalism is Communism. Communism is based on true democracy, because a democracy has NO sovereign individuals. The sovereign power is in the collective, and the collective is called the State. Thus, in Regionalism, the State is sovereign. Men have no individual rights but those that the collective determines. That’s why there is no God in Communism or Regionalism.
Regional agencies acting in governmental capacities are unlawful creations:
UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION ARTICLE IV, SECTION 3, PARAGRAPH 1:
"New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of two or more States; or parts of States without the consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as the Congress."
Neither Congress nor the State legislatures created CAPCOG.
Let us look at specific examples of how the good citizens of Lockhart have been deceived into this trap.
All the letters that were attached as Appendix D to the original Grant Application for the SPP and signed by 11 members of the community contain the following words:
“…[Sustainability] software…will allow each selected demonstration site to evaluate the consequences of various land development and infrastructure investment scenarios from environmental quality, mobility, economic development, and social justice perspectives.”
What a tragic day we live in when most of those prominent signatories are ignorant of the crime they committed.
Yes, I said crime.
Let’s examine those terms: “environmental quality, economic development, and social justice.” You have just heard the Three E’s of Agenda 21: Environment, Economy, and Equity.
Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development are different terms for the same ideas.
What is “Environmental quality”?
This pagan idea requires man to be equal to the animals, not above them. It humiliates Mankind into being nothing but a biological resource. Man is to abandon all the progress of modern society and leave Nature alone. The big plan is to return America to the status of a Wildlands, with man stacked and packed in high rises, living in small shoebox apartments, with little electricity and water, ostensibly so that all nations in the world can have bigger houses, and electricity and water. The single family home, with its gardens and pets and large land usage, is “not sustainable”.
Nor is the family car or pickup used to commute to work. Vehicles that use fossil fuel are to be exchanged for bicycles and sidewalks. Restricted mobility is exactly what SPP has planned for Lockhart. CAMPO’s Commute Solution Report admits that changing people’s “travel behavior” is what they have in mind. Accomplishing political goals through psychological manipulation is the stuff of mentally deranged dictators, or Regional directors of Metropolitan Planning Organizations.
Smart Meters have been installed against the strong outcries of those who know their dangers. The egregious imposition of Smart Meters onto the property and homes of unwilling people and the bad faith and loss of trust that is created between the people and their elected leaders should be an omen of the political hot button that even further invasion of the people's rights with an “analytical tool” will bring to Lockhart.
The "Environmental quality" leg of Agenda 21 is based on the spurious science of Global Warming.
The fact that Global Warming has been proven a fraud and the planet does not need saving are the real inconvenient truths, because when truth is known, All Things Sustainable that have been based on lies blow away like popcorn in a dry, west Texas wind. Developers, bond brokers, attorneys, and consultants ~~ the real beneficiaries of such fraud ~~ are left jobless and powerless; elected officials are left red-faced and embarrassed at being taken for such a scam.
Of course, the U.N.’s involvement is not disclosed to the community, because there are still too many [armed] patriots and [armed] veterans who have not been convinced that America needs to surrender her national sovereignty to an international cabal. Therefore, we are not told that the goals of the United Nations, Agenda 21, and the federal office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Dept of Transportation, and the Environmental Protection Agency are all working in a synchronized effort (some would call it conspiracy) to accomplish the goal of centralization of all government under the U.N. Charter.
Environmental quality is, in actuality, regional governance by force, a denial of our rights to life, liberty, and property; a denial of the people’s right to self-government and a Republican Form of Government. CAPCOG is, therefore, in violation of Lockhart law, Texas law, and United States law.
What is “Economic development”?
This is not referring to the economic development of Lockhart! This term refers to the Communist plank of redistribution of the wealth through the merger of private corporations with government. The new chimera is called a Public-Private Partnership.
PPP’s bring businesses desiring the protection offered by government’s legalized force together with government agents that want the power that comes with economic control. When government and business are combined, they no longer serve to balance each other, but create tyranny. Free enterprise is lost among subsidies, incentives, tax breaks, and insider privilege. Customer satisfaction is no longer the driving force behind good business; it’s the game of landing government contracts.
Small businessmen and family-run businesses who have a dream to make a living doing what they know and love are at a disadvantage in this system and are the true victims of discrimination.
Economic development is theft. It is theft of our tax dollars for the purpose of corporate welfare and re-distribution of the wealth. This is a crime because the people are denied a Republican Form of Government, and the right of self-rule. This is a violation of the Lockhart Charter, Texas Constitution and the United States Constitution.
What is “Social justice”?
Social justice is also referred to as “Equity” in the Sustainable Development literature. Here is where the landowners on the Committee need to wake up and listen.
Social justice means the ABOLITION OF PRIVATE PROPERTY.
“Social justice is described as the right and opportunity of all people “to benefit equally from the resources afforded us by society and the environment.” http://americanpolicy.org/2011/03/31/agenda-21-in-one-easy-lesson/
The Republican Form of Government guarantees Equal Justice, but under Agenda 21 and United Nations law, there is Social Justice. Society cannot have some property owners and some non-owners. That is not just. So property must be surrendered, or held in trust for, the collective, also called the State. If you remember your high school civics class, this is called Fascism.
Think you “own” something? Think again. You do not own your homes, your gardens, your guns, your cars, even the food in your refrigerator. “Individual rights will have to take a back seat to the collective,” says one well-versed Agenda 21 clerk.
The Sustainable Places Project is a tool for bringing fascism to Lockhart. Those on the Stakeholder Committee who are property owners are implored to do due diligence. There will be no second chances.
Social justice is injustice. In essence, it is a claim, once again, that Man Is An Animal because animals cannot own property; it is calling God a liar and declaring spiritual war against Him and His people.
As a Stakeholder Plus Committee member, I highly urge the City Council to re-think this grant and involvement with the NGO Consortium called CAPCOG, and to consider the loss of Lockhart's right to home rule that will be gone forever. The best option is to tell CAPCOG to take their Corporatism and Regionalism elsewhere. Good riddance.
[Note: the vote last night, Aug. 16, 2012 was 3-2 in favor of advancing Communism in Lockhart.]