This afternoon, the Obama administration is set to announce yet another executive order, and this may be the worst one yet.
The Washington Post reported:
“Now, on Wednesday, the Obama administration will announce long-awaited rules designed to repair the law’s unfulfilled promise and promote the kind of racially integrated neighborhoods that have long eluded deeply segregated cities like Chicago and Baltimore. The new rules, a top demand of civil-rights groups, will require cities and towns all over the country to scrutinize their housing patterns for racial bias and to publicly report, every three to five years, the results. Communities will also have to set goals, which will be tracked over time, for how they will further reduce segregation.”
Race-baiters everywhere are rejoicing at the new rules, calling this action “historic.”
“Housing discrimination is the unfinished business of civil rights,” said Sherrilyn Ifill, the president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. “It goes right to the heart of our divide from one another. It goes right to the heart of whether you believe that African American people’s lives matter, that you respect them, that you believe they can be your neighbors, that you want them to play with your children.”
Conservatives, however, can see it as what it is: yet another attempt for Obama to control our society. Conservative commentators have called this an experiment in “social engineering” during which Obama’s government will force predominantly white suburbs to make major changes.
“Let local communities do what’s best in their communities, and I would predict we’d end up with a freer and fairer society in 20 years than we have today,” says Rick Manning, the president of Americans for Limited Government. “Far freer and fairer than anything that would be dictated from Washington.”
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