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Homeowners vs. EPA Home Invasion

By Sharon Sebastian · Feb. 12, 2013

The Obama Administration bullied its way into your doctor's office, now it is bullying its way inside your home. Claiming a need for “healthy housing,” new 2013 policies enacted by the Obama administration give the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Housing and Urban Development Agency (HUD) the right to decide the condition of your home.  While Obamacare is not about quality health care, the government's new housing strategy appears to be more about home invasion than home health.

On February 4, 2013, the Obama government issued a press release on how it plans to gain access into your home. What follows is an edited snapshot of the government's planned intrusions onto and into your private property:

FEDERAL AGENCIES WORKING TO MAKE HOMES HEALTHIER
Improving housing quality can dramatically affect the health of residents

WASHINGTON – Several federal agencies today unveiled Advancing Healthy Housing - A Strategy for Action. White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chair Nancy Sutley, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Shaun Donovan, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D., and Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman discussed the new plan during an event at the National Building Museum this morning… The Strategy for Action encourages federal agencies to take preemptive actions that will help reduce the number of American homes with health and safety hazards…. Currently, millions of U.S. homes have moderate to severe physical housing problems, including dilapidated structure; roofing problems; heating, plumbing, and electrical deficiencies; water leaks and intrusion; pests; damaged paint; and high radon gas levels… The Strategy for Action unifies, for the first time, federal action to advance healthy housing, demonstrating the connection between housing conditions and residents' health… It is clear that unhealthy and unsafe housing has an impact on the health of millions of people in the United States,“ said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan… "Today's announcement will help the federal government unify action to controlling and preventing major housing-related exposures and hazards.” (Emphasis added.)

The Obama administration through the EPA, HUD and DOE (Department of Energy) wants unprecedented control over your home.  In addition to privacy issues, homeowners can expect to fork over hundreds, if not thousands of dollars to be in compliance or face stiff fines.  Additional costs will be added to how new homes are built, whereas the sales of older home can be stopped in their tracks until they meet stringent government codes. The government portends to act in your best interest. Note words, such as controlling, in the press release that reveal real intent:

1.)  The Strategy for Action encourages federal agencies to take preemptive actions.

2.) Today's announcement will help the federal government unify action to controlling and preventing major housing-related exposures and hazards.“

3.)  The Strategy for Action unifies, for the first time, federal action to advance healthy housing, demonstrating the connection between housing conditions and residents' health.

4.)  Currently, millions of U.S. homes have moderate to severe physical housing problems, including dilapidated structure; roofing problems; heating, plumbing, and electrical deficiencies; water leaks and intrusion; pests; damaged paint; and high radon gas levels.

Like Obamacare, this "action” being imposed by the government is touted as being “for your own good,” whether you like it or not.  The following statement by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman obtusely explains the push for so-called smart meters; meters that are reportedly designed to enable external control of home thermostats by government authorities: “Energy efficiency and healthy homes are inextricably linked. We cannot, in good conscience, pursue one in the absence of the other.”

Selling, renovating or simply upgrading items such as air conditioning, electrical or water heaters can cost additional thousands. Inspectors will have greater access into your home through new and unwieldy code requirements. Contractors' open work permits flag your home as a target. The new federal EPA, HUD and DOE home regulations filter down to local inspectors who are required by law to impose them or fail the home inspection. Unnecessary and unreasonable code can be imposed on homeowners who find they “can't fight code.” There is virtually no appeal.

The government's goal to invade personal privacy and control the lives of all Americans was exposed when Congresswoman Maxine Waters, a Socialist Democrat from California, recently bragged on TV One's Washington Watch:

“The President has put in place an organization with the kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life. That's going to be very, very powerful. That database will have information about everything on every individual on ways that it's never been done before and whoever runs for President on the Democratic ticket has to deal with that.” –Maxine Waters

Waters' real message is that it is the American people who are being forced to deal with it. Of utmost interest is if and how the American people will choose to do so.

For Sebastian's analysis on the EPA and Code via Agenda 21, click here.

NOTE: OBAMA & THE UN: AGENDA 21, April 2010, reads “…the Environmental Protection Agency will have power to force many homeowners to virtually rebuild their homes to meet stringent environmental requirements before they can sell them. Living in a house that does not meet the EPA's 'green' regulations for roofing, windows, doors, insulation or heating and cooling systems will be slapped with fines. Electrical companies are now installing 'smart monitoring systems' to track usage of energy by residents.” Read More.

Sharon Sebastian (www.DarwinsRacists.com) is a columnist, commentator, author, and contributor to various forms of media including cultural and political broadcasts, print, and online websites. In addition to the heated global debate on creation vs. evolution, her second book, “Darwin's Racists: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow,” highlights the impact of Social Darwinism's Marxist/Socialist underpinnings on the culture, the faith and current policy out of Washington.

9 Comments

wjm in Colorado said:

The move to transform America into a Marxist Statist Dictatorship continues. At what point does Ameica Wake to this treason? I hope I can get off the grid and avoid exposure to Chairman Obamaos goons, before they come to my home and find me unwilling to participate in the collective.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 11:40 AM

P. Long in Texas said:

A greenie effort to move folks off the land into those grouped high-rises or just another scheme for the government to make a buck off John Q. Public in the form of fines, penalties, permits, and fees? Who knows for sure, but I'm thoroughly sick of being looked after by the Democrats. Wish I knew a way to drop off the grid that wouldn't land me in worse shape than I'm already in with my current lords and ladies.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Wayne in Hinesville, GA said:

I would like to drop off the grid too but where can you go that the damn Government can't find you. I'm too old to try living in the wilderness and even then the idiots would probably try their best to find you if for no other reason than to fine you for distrubing the wildlife. God save us from do-gooders who don't have a clue of the harm they do.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Julie in St.Joseph , Mo said:

Over my DEAD body will they come into my home !!! Do people remember back when they were trying to pass Cap and Trade ? That law would have gave agencies the power to come in and force you to do costly repairs or pay high fines !! This is part of Agenda 21 , if you don't know about Agenda 21 , you need to research it ! The bottom line is they want people out of their private homes to relocate Americans into United Nations approved areas in the US. They want us in small apartments, they want us out of the rural communities , they want to control the amount of water , heat , electricity with smart meters !!! Agenda 21 won't go away unless we get out of the UN and that's not going to happen under the radical globalist Commander in Chief, short of a REVOLUTION !

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Norwegian Kid in Houston, Tx said:

This Nebuchahadnezzar in the White House was set up by God, and can be taken apart as God chooses. If he continues to ignore God's laws, he to will go the way of Nebuchahadnezzer, until he relents and realizes God is in control.

Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 3:05 PM

AmericanBorn in WA said:

This is one of the most ridiculous interpretations of a benign government announcement that have ever seen. Take a moment to actually look at what is being proposed: Establish healthy homes recommendations,
Encourage adoption of healthy homes recommendations.
Create and support training and workforce development to address health hazards in housing. Educate the public about healthy homes.
Support research that informs and advances healthy housing in a cost-effective manner. They are not coming into your home. The fourth amendment endures.

Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 4:37 PM

John Chrzanowski in Pagosa Springs,Co said:

I'm 71 years of age.This administration is on a path of TOTAL DESTRUCTION of THE CITIZENS Constitutional RIGHTS.This is a government of the people,by the people and FOR the people. Not the government of ideologues who are intent on turning US,THE PEOPLE INTO SLAVES for those of whom are so narcissistic as to believe they can rule over us.Think again...Current administration. Eventually Truth and FREEDOM WILL overcome your socialist ambitions.

Friday, February 15, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Mattie Lawson in Kill Devil Hills NC 27948 said:

As if there wasn’t enough government abuse of powers, now this! Government bureaucrats [aka “tyrants”] will decide if your private home is clean and safe – or else!!!!? Perfect fit with our new national healthcare bill and United Nations Agenda 21’s attack on private property ownership by humans [“units” as they call us], don’t you think. Where is the outrage? Will you sit by and let this happen? Aren’t you glad so many of your friends and family voted for the Marxist imperial POTUS 0bama and his Democrat and Republican cronies? IMPEACH NOW! Don't know why this post did not go VIRAL! News about the insane war in Syria and this both on the same day. GOD, we depend on You!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Monika Forrest in Angleton, TX said:

I was born and raised in Berlin during the cold war era. Luckily, I lived in free West-Berlin, but I saw just a few miles away in communist East-Germany the effects of deterioration under a socialistic form of government. If you owned your own home and the government decided you did not need that much space, you were forced to take in anyone they placed with you, including sharing your kitchen and bathroom. Are we headed that way? During this inspection the square footage of your home will be determined and how many occupy it. A first step of control?

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 3:21 PM